The 6 Best Games for the Playstation 4

So you’re going to the local store to buy your Playstation 4. But a PS4 is worthless without games, and you’re not just going to buy any games, you’re going to buy the best games that are available. Either that, or you’re suiting up for a battle in the console war, applying your face paint and trying to remember which games will best bolster you’re argument for the PS4 being the superior console. Well, Kotaku is here to help. Generally, when a console is newly released, the collection of games available for purchase is generally limited, and the selection of good games is limited even more. But, at present, Kotaku does a great job of putting together a list of the six best games to get that are available as of now. See the list below:

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The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

After years of changes both minor and major, the Assassin’s Creed series had begun to feel in a rut. Finally this year, with the pirate-themed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the series has taken a major and unequivocal step forward. It doesn’t lose all of the series’ bad habits—hello, follow missions—but it improves many longstanding problems with better stealth, easier-to-navigate cities, and sidequests that actually feel like they help make your character more powerful. Best of all, it adds naval combat and a vast Caribbean overworld that make the game feel like, in the words of Luke Plunkett, “Wind Waker for grown-ups.” The next-gen games look incredibly good, particularly the PS4 version, which runs in beautiful 1080p resolution. Add on the excellent single-player expansion Freedom Cry and Assassin’s Creed IV becomes a cinch to recommend, and easily one of the very best games on PlayStation 4.P

A Good Match For: Pirate fans; history buffs; anyone who’s ever wanted to pull up alongside a British frigate, grab a rope and swing from one deck to the other before fighting your way up the deck to take on the captain. So basically, anyone who’s ever wanted to be a pirate.P

Not a Good Match For: Those who demand precision controls. The on-foot controls in Black Flag are probably the best of the series, but they’re still a far cry from where a third-person stealth/platformer should be. It’s time for a crouch button, Ubisoft.P

Read our review.P

Watch it in action.P

Purchase From: Amazon | Wal-Mart | Best Buy | GamestopP

The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Need for Speed: Rivals takes the trademark speed-obsessed arcade racing of the Need for Speed series and dials up the jerk-o-meter, casting players as either a street-racer or a cop out to ruin one another’s fun. It’s one of the most gorgeous next-gen games out there, offering solid performance and beautiful 1080p graphics, sure. But the real draw is the gameplay, that trademark sense of speed that’ll have you whooping and fist-pumping as you pull off impossible jumps and daring escapes. Easily one of the most flat-out enjoyable next-gen games available, and a great showcase for new gaming hardware.P

Read our review.P

Watch it in action.P

A Good Match For: Speed freaks, jerks, people who like ramping a car off of a cliff while pop music plays, anarchists.P

Not a Good Match For: Anybody who wants a game with characters they care about. Everyone in Rivals is a jerk, and the dialogue is just so, so awful.P

Purchase From: Amazon | Wal-Mart | Best Buy | GamestopP

The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

We’ve seen superhero fighting games before, but nothing nearly as ambitious as Injustice: Gods Among Us. Where other games fumble for clumsy excuses as to why Superman and Batman find themselves at odds, Injustice features an extensive, multi-character, alternate reality story mode supported by a 12-issue comic book series. The planet shakes as iconic DC Comics powerhouses do battle, all using a balanced fighting system crafted by the studio responsible forMortal Kombat 9. With an extensive challenge mode, numerous arcade-style battles and an extensive online multiplayer mode, getting 100% completion in Injustice is a Herculean task. The PlayStation 4 gets the Ultimate Edition of the game, packed with all of the game’s downloadable content. The graphics might not be “next-gen”, but there’s so much satisfying content packed into Injustice: Gods Among Us the visuals hardly matter. P

Read our review.P

Watch it in action.P

A Good Match For: Fighting game fans (it’s currently the only fighting game on the PlayStation 4), comic book geeks, and every combination of the two. P

Not a Good Match For: Pacifists, Superman purists. P

The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Doki Doki Universe is a game a robot who has to learn what it means to be human. It is also an interactive personality test. It’s not a very challenging game. It mostly involves chatting with odd characters in weird worlds, conjuring gifts for characters from an expanding inventory of buildings, bands and other stuff (“poop” might be one of those other stuffs). There is also a cute messaging program that you can use to communicate with the game’s characters and real people, but the weirdest of all might be the asteroids you can fly to to answer questions about such identity-revealing quandaries as whether you would side with the utensils or the dessert.P

Given that you can experience a sampling of that for free on any PS4, there’s no good reason not to try it. Given that the game, such as it is a game, is funny, refreshing and a good palette cleanser to access on the harddrive between playing bigger PS4 games, it’s easily one of the PS4′s early Bests.P

Read our thoughts and watch a video of us playing.P

A Good Match For: People who are interested in an adventure in which you can fly on a chunk of cheese and talk to a toilet.P

Not a Good Match For: Those who want a traditional video game, since some won’t define this Animal Crossing-like experience as a game at all.P

Purchase From: Available digitally from the PlayStation store.P

The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

We were expecting LEGO Marvel Super Heroes to be a lot of fun; the LEGO games’ brand of chaotic action and meta-humor seemed a good fit for the sprawling Marvel universe. What we weren’t expecting was a game this massive in scope, this ambitious, and this impressive. Not only does Super Heroes let you swing through an open-world Manhattan as Spider-Man or tear through the air as Iron Man, the game’s hub is on the SHIELD Helicarrier, and you can play as Squirrel Girl. Super Heroes provides the freedom of a Grand Theft Auto with the characters of Marvel comics, with a seemingly endless supply of in-jokes and references for true believers. P

Read our review.P

Watch it in action.P

A Good Match For: Comics fans, people who liked the Avengers movie, anyone who’s ever wanted to fly around New York City as Iron Man, LEGO enthusiasts.P

Not a Good Match For: Fans of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, people who hate The Avengers, and those who want precision controls, particularly in the air. P

Purchase From: Amazon | Wal-Mart | Best Buy | GamestopP

The 6 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

Launch games have a unique responsibility. Not only do they have to be good games on their own accord, they’ve got to showcase the console for which they’ve been designed. Resogun is a great example of a game that executes both of those missions successfully. It’s a solid twin-stick shooter that takes place in a chaotic, cylindrical map full of tons of different kinds of enemies. You’ll have to protect helpless humanoids from this surge of colorful, bug-looking creatures. What makes Resogun stand out as a shoot ‘em up—you know, besides looking gorgeous—is just how much control it gives you. There are so many ways to rack up points, all of which send you on a more aggressive path to kill enemies. Enemy choreography is damn near Broadway-worthy, too. Watching your foes bend and weave in groups is pretty, but it’s also tied to gameplay, as you can learn to adapt to through practice. And when thousands of blocky bits are exploding all over the screen, the graphical power of the PS4 comes through, too. P

A Good Match For: People who like to be challenged and enjoy a fast-paced, action-packed experience full of pretty colors.P

Not A Good Match For: Gamers who get easily discouraged by death. Some of Resogun‘s boss fights hurt, and it takes a while to really get the hang of your abilities and learn how to use them to their fullest potential. There isn’t much substance outside of obsessing over leaderboards and redoing levels for practice, so if that’s not your thing you might get bored easily. P

Read our review.P

Watch it in action.P

Purchase From: Available digitally from the PlayStation store.

from Douglas MacFaddin’s Video Game and Media Page http://dougmacfaddin.com/the-6-best-games-for-the-playstation-4/

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Published by: Doug MacFaddin

Douglas Willis MacFaddin was born June 16, 1961 in the Miamisburg Hospital to Patricia Ann MacFaddin and Richard Willis MacFaddin. My mother’s maiden name is Morrison and she is the youngest of seven children who were raised in Lycippus, PA. My father was the second of four children and was a twin. He was raised in the town of Viola, DE. At the time of my birth, my father worked at the Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio in research. Mound was an Atomic Energy Commission facility for nuclear weapon research during the Cold War. My mother made a home for our family. My father passed away in 1991 and my mother is currently living in Avon, CT. Doug MacFaddin is the oldest of five children (Doug, R. Stuart, Anne Marie, Megan and Mary (Heather)). I lived in Ohio for two years, spent the next seven years in Murrysville, PA (outside of Pittsburgh), moved to Little Silver, NJ and relocated my senior year in high school to Avon, CT. My four siblings currently live with their families in Avon, CT and are members of St. Ann’s Church. I attended Mother of Sorrows School in Murrysville, PA. In NJ, I attended Little Silver Point Road School, Markham Place School and Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft, NJ for three years. My senior year, I attended Avon High School and I then spent the next four years at Union College, Schenectady, NY. I received a BS in Industrial Economics and graduated in June 1983. While at Salomon Brothers, I was asked to attend a two-week seminar for Public Finance at the University of Michigan in 1986. In Little Silver, I was involved in Troop 126 where I achieved the rank of Life Scout and was both a Patrol Leader and a Senior Patrol Leader. I also was an alter boy at St. James Catholic Church and spent summers a the Ship Ahoy Beach Club in Seabright, NJ and caddying at the Rumson Country Club. At Christian Brothers Academy, I wrestled for the varsity squad for three years. I took second in the districts my junior year and went on to the regionals. I also ran on their cross country team freshman year and was part of the CBA Colt team that hasn’t lost a duel meet since 1973. My senior year at Avon, I won the wrestling States (S). I went on to wrestle at Union College and qualified for the Div III nationals twice (1981, 1982) and was co-captain both years. My senior year at Avon, CT, I also won the States (S) in pole vaulting. It was the first time Avon High School had a state champ in two sports in the same year. During my four years, I earned nine varsity letters between wrestling, track and football. In 1979, I was accepted into The National Honor & Merit Scholars Society. Upon graduating from Union College, I accepted a position at Salomon Brothers Inc in August 1983. I was an analyst in their Public Finance department at One New York Plaza. I lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn and spent the next four years working at Salomon Brothers. As a result of Black Monday, October 19, 1987 the Public Finance Department of Salomon Brothers was jettisoned to conserve capital. By November 1, 1987, I was working at Dean Witter Reynolds in the new Public Finance Department made up of many of my former Salomon Brother’s colleagues. The new Department was located on the 57th floor of 2 World Trade Center.

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