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New consoles such as the Nintendo Switch and the up and coming Xbox Project Scorpio are just around the corner, but a lot of video games are still compatible and are best played via the PlayStation 4 (PS4). On top of that, many developers still create games that are compatible with PS4, so it is safe to say that the console is not exactly becoming obsolete. With that, there are still many games that you can enjoy with the PS4, and below are just ten of the top rated PS4 games in 2017 (in no particular order):
The long hype is over for NetherRealms’ Injustice fans when the sequel was finally released on May (it was first slated for a March 2017 release, but was quite delayed for some reason).
Injustice 2 did not disappoint fans with its new roster of fighting characters which includes Poison Ivy, Black Canary, Dead Shot and Harley Quinn among others. The new customizations, skins, power-ups and of course, the game’s top quality graphics and special effects makes it one of the best PS4 games in the market today.
Persona 5 was first released in Japan on September 2016, but it was only made available to the rest of the world on April 2017 due to dubbing and other technical issues. Despite the utter delay, the game was still recieved well – partly because of its unique storyline and premise which revolves around the game’s characters who are living double lives (average high school student by day, assassins by night) through different personas.
Unlike the previously mentioned games, Friday the 13th is basically a newcomer in the gaming world since it is a first installment of its own. It is however (you guessed it) based on the popular horror-slasher flick in the 1980s of the same title. This one still makes it to my Top 10 list of Top Rated PS4 Games in 2017.
Despite the expected gore and violence, the game offers a refreshing take on multiplayer gaming – allowing one player to take on the role of Jason Voorhees (the killer), while the rest play campy teenagers. Jason wins the game if the player successfully kills every teenager, players who take on camper roles need to team-up against Jason to win the game.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open-world role-playing action game which is best loved for its visuals, storyline and main character (Aloy). The expansive virtual world is populated by robots, and Aloy survives by employing weapons and stealth to defeat those robotic menace and acquire new skills and resources through its remains.
Released earlier this year, Resident Evil 7 basically lived up to its hype. The game was poised to be one of the most hair-raising games in the horror-mystery genre, and Capcom took it up a notch by providing a virtual-reality option for gamers who would take on such a dare. Set in the creepy, abandoned Baker Mansion, players have to solve several puzzles to find the main character’s (Ethan) lost wife, Mia.
Although Tekken 7 is not a relatively new game (it was first released in 2015), it was only made available for the PS4 last month (June 2017). It quickly become a favorite among gamers, most probably because of its familiarity. The game still revolves on player vs player combat – showcasing a mix of martial arts, special power moves and combo hit attacks.
Minecraft was made available for the PS4 in 2014, but it still remains to be a favorite among gamers because of its creative, crafting, exploration and building aspects that are quite unique in the gaming world in general.
Final Fantasy is already a successful open-world, role-playing game franchise (it would not reach a fourteenth installment if it wasn’t), and many of its familiar elements were carried over to its Stormblood installment. However, its new environment, missions and storylines are still worth exploring.
This compilation of the popular 90s game series, Crash Bandicoot, was received quite well when it was released about a week ago as a PS4-exclusive game. Fans were delighted that the remastered compilation stayed true to its original format. It features the first three titles of the franchise namely, Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back and Warped.
Released in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V still remains one of the most popular games today (even outside PS4). Last month alone, the game still grabbed the fourth spot in the best-selling PS4 games in the United States, way above newly released titles such as Injustice 2 and Uncharted 4. Like its preceding installments, Grand Theft Auto V also follows the lives and adventures of criminals that are out to commit heists while running away from law enforcement agents.
Over To You:
So this is my personal review of the Top Rated PS4 Games in 2017 based on my gaming experience. Which one of these games ignited your interests the most? Most game developers however frequently add new content and missions via downloadable content (DLC) expansions to keep up player interest. This means that whatever game you choose to get, you will always have new items and gameplay to look forward to for your PS4.
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