FAQ About PlayStation 4 Games
From blockbuster exclusives to fan-favourite franchises the PlayStation 4 (PS4) has a game for everyone. Whether you love a good RPG or are looking for a first-person shooter multi-player experience, the PS4 delivers an unparalleled gaming experience.
What are the different types of PlayStation 4 games?
Action and adventure
Whether you love fighting pirates in the jungle with Nathan Drake or hunting mechanized beasts with the Aloy from the upcoming title Horizon Zero Dawn, action-adventure games set your hero against near impossible odds. These games tend to focus on combat and exploration with some character building.
Today’s fighting games are no longer the button-mashers of older consoles. You'll need to master complex fighting styles and string together long chains of combos to effectively take down your opponent.
First-person shooter (FPS) games put you in the middle of a fire fight from your character's point of view. Multiplayer modes drop you and your friends in unforgiving PVP (player-versus-player) combat, demanding accurate hand-eye coordination and teamwork with clockwork precision.
Music games let you play along with your favourite songs and live out your rock star fantasy. Guitar, drum set, and microphone accessories let you and your friends become the band.
Platform gaming offers the classic fun of old-school jump, collect, and explore gameplay. While these games sound simplistic they often offer challenging puzzles to solve and different characters that offer new gameplay mechanics.
Racing and driving
Strap yourself in and feel the Gs. Racing and driving simulators put you behind the wheel of your favourite cars, offering you a near true-to-life driving experience. Your driving experience can be further enhanced with the addition of driving wheels, foot pedals, and shifters.
RPGs (role playing games) focus on story-telling. They immerse the gamer in the world of the game with complex character building systems that include everything from choosing a characters appearance and background to their combat style and profession.
Sports games remain a favourite of avid gamers. These games cover everything from basketball, hockey, soccer, and baseball to golf, rugby, and snowboarding.
What are the top PS4 games and which one(s) should I buy?
Gamers are as diverse as the games they play. The PS4 features exclusive titles like The Last of Us and the Final Fantasy VII remake, plus many marquee titles from major studios. Ultimately the best PS4 game for you is the one that fulfills all of your gameplay, story, and combat needs.
What are some of the best PS4 game bundles?
Deluxe and Collector’s Editions
Often the most sought-after PS4 game bundles are deluxe and collector’s editions. These titles often come with exclusive in-game content such as weapons, armour, and/or character skins. Collector’s editions include extras like artwork, a collectible figure or statue, and the game’s soundtrack.
This type of PS4 game bundle brings together all of the previous titles of a game series, usually on the heels of a new release in the series. For example the Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection brings together all 3 of the previous Uncharted games under one convenient title in preparation for the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Most often identified with music games, these bundles come with the game and one controller (or more) that is specifically used for that game. Purchasing the bundle is often cheaper than buying the game and controller separately.
Complete, Ultimate, Definitive, or Game of the Year Editions
Studios will often re-release a marquee title many months after its initial release and bundle it with all of the game’s extra and bonus content so you get a more complete, definitive, ultimate game experience.