The PlayStation 4 got its first major exclusive release of 2015 with The Order 1886. Regardless of what you think of the game, it will be the start of a big wave of titles that can only be played on Sony’s current-gen console. So what are the five PS4 exclusive games to look forward to after The Order 1886? Find out with our rankings below.
First off, let’s talk about a few PS4 exclusives that missed out on the top five. There are a few games that we absolutely can’t wait for but know too little about to make us feel as excited as the other exclusive releases. These titles are Horizon (rumored new IP from Guerrilla Games), Hotshots Golf, God of War, Gran Turismo 7, Shadow of the Beast, The Last of Us 2 (heavily rumored but not yet officially announced) in addition to the Ratchet & Clank reboot.
There are also a few other games that we are excited for that just missed out in being on our top five list. One of which is Alienation, a shooter from the developers behind Super Stardust HD and Resogun. Another PSN game to keep an eye on is Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, a new open-world exploration project from the same studio behind Dear Ester. Finally, turn-based strategy fans should also check out Disgaea 5. With all that said, you can find our top five most anticipated PS4 exclusives following the release of The Order 1886 below.
5. Until Dawn
The journey has been a little rough for Until Dawn as it was announced originally for the PlayStation 3 at Gamescom 2012 with an expected 2013 release. The project ended up being delayed and moved to the PlayStation 4. Fortunately, the development team took the extra time to take advantage of the Killzone Shadow Fall engine and beef up the visuals. In terms of gameplay, you can expect a mixture of teen slasher survival horror with gameplay that focuses heavily on quick time events and branching paths.
If you play it with an open mind, Until Dawn will most likely be a pleasant surprise. Preorder the PlayStation 4 exclusive, which is due for a summer release, with this link on Amazon.
4. The Tomorrow Children
The Tomorrow Children is the latest quirky project from the developer responsible for the PixelJunk series. The new IP is somewhat similar to Minecraft in that you can gather resources. Of course, there are also several different elements that makes The Tomorrow Children completely unique. One of which is the giant monsters that will appear and attack your city if you choose not to defend it. There is also a community aspect where other players also contribute for the greater good. Lastly, the game’s visual style and impressive lighting make it a complete standout compared to most other exclusives.
It’s hard to believe that Team Ico has not released a new game in nearly a decade (with The Last Guardian still nowhere to be seen). Fortunately, Sony has a new release coming up, Rime, that has a similar vibe. As a boy, you get to explore several open-ended islands filled with creative puzzles and environmental challenges. It is also visually stunning as its style is a mixture of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Studio Ghibli movies. This game should be an excellent change of pace when compared to most PS4 games that rely heavily on high-octane action.
As good as Dark Souls 2 was, a lot of the fans ended up feeling somewhat disappointed in the sequel as the main director of the franchise, Hidetaka Miyazaki, only acted as the supervisor. Fortunately for fans of PS4 exclusives, he is returning to his directorial role with Bloodborne.
The spiritual successor still shares a lot of elements that made the previous installments great: punishing but fair difficulty, creative multiplayer integration and satisfying combat. With that said, some changes have been made to increase the pace of the game as the shields are less effective than before while a new health regain mechanic allow players to heal by defeating enemies.
With a great art style to boot, Bloodborne will most likely end up being a cornerstone exclusive for the PS4. You can preorder the game, which is coming out on the 24th of March, with this page.
1. Uncharted 4 : A Thief’s End
Naughty Dog grew into one of the best game developers last gen with the Uncharted series and The Last of Us. With that said, the development for Uncharted 4 : A Thief’s End as been a little bumpy as the two main directors for the project left the studio last year.
Fortunately, the changes haven’t impacted the game in a negative way based on what we see so far. Naughty Dog expanded the combat by giving Nathan Drake some new abilities (such as being able to use a grappling hook and sliding while shooting). Exploration has also been opened up as you can now tackle side objectives in addition to following the main path.
Uncharted 4 : A Thief’s End is shaping up to be another stellar game from the first-party studio. If you haven’t already, you can preorder our most anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive with this link.As you can see, there are plenty of potentially great games to look forward to even if The Order 1886 may not appeal to you.