Sony PS4 review

PlayStation 4 is a fantastic console that's improved with age

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The PlayStation 4 looks slick and it's chocked full of gigabytes, but what exactly can you play on it? That's the question gamers should be asking before lining up at the local electronics store.

The PS4's library still doesn't compare with the PS3, but after 18 months or so there is a solid lineup of great games on offer. We've compiled a great list of the 25 best PS4 games, although you should also look at the titles below.

GTA V

Sure, it launched on the last-gen consoles first, but the PS4 version of this game is noteworthy for a whole raft of reasons, not least of all the introduction of first person mode and the impressive GTA Online component of the game. Trevor, Franklin and Michael look and feel amazing on the console.

From GamesRadar's review:

"This is how you do a next-gen remaster. Rockstar has pulled out all the stops to bring GTA V up to speed on PS4 and Xbox One. Beautiful, immersive, essential - it begs to be played all over again."

Batman: Arkham Knight

The final chapter in Rocksteady's Batman trilogy, Arkham Knight gives Batman the ultimate tool to control – The Batmobile. More an extension of the Dark Knight than just another car, the game opens up Gotham to the player and pits the vigilante hero against Scarecrow and his attempts to flood the city with Fear Toxin. The city is amazing on the PS4.

From GamesRadar's review:

"An ambitious and successful end to Rocksteady's trilogy, with a standard-setting open world you must experience. A superior main story and less Batmobile combat would've made a huge difference."

The Witcher 3

Be prepared to invest a lot of time in this epic RPG from CD Projekt. The third tale in the company's Witcher series, it offers a seemingly never-ending series of quests, side quests and quest-like adventures.

From GamesRadar's review:

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a surprising failure as an open-world video game, but within its beautifully lit world of monsters lies a much more traditional story-driven RPG of immense quality."

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

A pirate's life for ye? Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag takes the naval aspects of the series and turns them up to 11, crafting a sea faring, sword fighting, treasure taking adventure that's at once a return to form and a departure for Ubisoft's time-traveling series.

From GamesRadar's review:

"An ambitious start for Assassin's Creed on next-gen. The vibrant Caribbean world and bloody piracy shine brightest, while the only sour notes come from contrived series story beats and repetitive missions--both need rethinking for AC5."

Resogun

Resogun is a fast-paced, addictive 2D-ish shooter. Beyond the simple fun of a neon gun show, it's a major selling point for PS Plus. Subscribe and you'll get it with your monthly payment. If Plus keeps stacking up games like this, it'll really have Xbox Live Gold looking bad.

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From GamesRadar's review:

"Resogun looks incredible and provides plenty of arcade fun. It's only held back by sudden difficulty spikes and some frustrating point-scoring mechanics."

Watch Dogs

Imagine the best Matrix game never made and add in a bit of Assassin's Creed-style exploration. What you've got is Ubisoft Montreal's Watch_Dogs. Following Aiden Pierce as he dismantles a power-mad society from the inside out, the game is an absolute blast and one of the biggest games of 2014.

From GamesRadar's Watch Dogs review:

"Watch Dogs' interconnected world is a wonderful, explosive, high-tech playground. Shame the people who inhabit it are so forgettable."

Destiny

Calling Destiny ambitious is a disservice to the game. It's an ambient world (er, galaxy) that operates in real time. It combines single- and multiplayer into a single campaign, seamlessly transitioning between the two. It's from the team that made Halo, so while Destiny may not have the iconic face of Master Chief plastered on the box, it will have the same creative minds doing what they do best: sci-fi.

From GamesRadar's Destiny preview:

"Bungie had a lot to do with what the first person shooter has become today. Now that the developer's time with the landmark Halo series is over, the developer is setting out with a brand new IP. With the company's next project--an open, shared-world shooter called Destiny--it looks like the creators of Master Chief are aiming to change the face of the shooter once again."

LittleBigPlanet 3

There was a time when the terms "children's game" and "destined for the discount bin" were synonymous. The original LittleBigPlanet changed that. An easy-to-understand platformer similar in spirit to the original Super Mario Bros., LittleBigPlanet is a cute, fun, ephemeral adventure that will make you smile time and time again. The third game in the main series will have Sackboy - the game's crochet protagonist - teaming up with three friends to save Craftverse.

From GamesRadar's LittleBigPlanet 3 preview:

"LittleBigPlanet was one of the key new franchises for the PlayStation 3, and both it and its sequels engaged millions of players to create countless stages for the many different Sackboys to explore."

The Last of Us Remastered

Hands down, The Last of Us was the best game on the PS3. It shocked us with a heartfelt plot wrapped around a brutal world full of creeps, weirdos, and one genuinely nice guy. With fully remastered graphics and updated soundtrack, The Last of Us Remastered will officially give next-gen adopters a chance to play the game we've been raving about for the past eight months.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeGaming Console
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATI
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Product FamilyPlayStation 4
Gaming Controller ConnectivityWireless
ColourBlack
Brand NameSony
Input Device TypeGame Pad
Processor CoreOcta-core (8 Core)
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon
EthernetYes
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Height53 mm
Width275 mm
Depth305 mm
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NamePlayStation 4 Gaming Console
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeJaguar
Product LinePlayStation 4
Manufacturer Part NumberPS410034
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing InformationPlayStation 4: The Best Place to Play

The PlayStation 4 system is the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Combining unparalleled content, immersive gaming experiences, all of your favorite digital entertainment apps, and PlayStation exclusives, the PS4 system focuses on the gamers.
Weight (Approximate)2.80 kg