PS4 review

Just as the PlayStation 4 has matured with age, so have our opinions on it.

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It's not enough to have four or five stand-out games available on your console; what you really need are great games waiting in the wings, ready to launch this holiday season.

The PS4 may not have had the better of the two launch line-ups (sorry Knack!), but it's making up for lost time with some huge, triple-A games exclusively available on the PlayStation 4. A mix of late 2014 and early 2015 release dates, there's a lot to look forward to on Sony's system - not the least of which is the recently unveiled Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Release date: Spring 2016

One of the biggest surprise appearances at E3 2014 was Uncharted 4. It's too bad we know as little about Nathan Drake's final adventure into the wild green yonder as we do about the lost city of Atlantis. What we can expect, however, is another edge-of-your-seat adventure steeped in some loose world history and a quite possibly heart-breaking ending. Hey, no one said the life of an adventurer would be easy.

From GamesRadar's Uncharted 4 preview:

"Whether it's the end of Uncharted too is hard to say, especially since you wouldn't expect the final game in a franchise to be the big, shiny iteration for new gen consoles. There's still the potential for prequels, or Drake sidestepping his end, or maybe Naughty Dog's getting sneaky on us and 'thief' refers to someone else entirely. It's hard to say just yet, and we might not know until we play through it ourselves."

The Last Guardian

Release date: TBA

The Last Guardian's announcement was met with uproarious applause, and with good reason, as the game was first shown at E3 over six years ago. As the spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus and Ico, The Last Guardian has some giant-sized shoes to fill, but we have every reason to believe it can do it ... as soon as Sony decides the time is right.

Final Fantasy VII: Remake

Release date: TBA

Yes way. Sony actually pulled the trigger on updating the 1997 classic that inspired a generation of gamers (and taught them how painful loving someone can be). There's no release date set or even a timeframe to go off of, but money's good that the game will probably come out in 2017, exactly 20 years after the game's initial release date.

For more insight into this year's biggest releases check out GamesRadar's list of Upcoming PS4 Games.

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