PlayStation: Exclusives You Need to Get Your Hands On!

Published 08/10/2020, 2:12 PM EDT


PlayStation 5 is set to release later this year. Sony and Microsoft have been trying to get an edge over each other for years now. They have offered incentives to shift the odds to their respective sides. Honestly, it works for us. One way of enticing the consumers has been to drop exclusive games. These games are exclusive to the console and not available on the other. This has a better chance of shifting odds. As a result of this tussle, some magnificent games have been produced over the years.

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Both Sony and Microsoft have confirmed that a series of exclusive games will be launched with the next-gen consoles. While we are anticipating further details on the launch of the consoles. Let’s have a look at some of the finest PS4 exclusives that have set a benchmark for future projects.

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PlayStation 4: Exclusive Games

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Hands down one of the finest games to have been produced for PS4. Not just that, it is the best superhero game to have been made. It sold 3.3 million copies in the first 3 days of release and became the fastest-selling superhero game in the US. It has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Spider-Man also got awarded the ‘Best Game of the Year’ by Shacknews and The Verge. Spider-Man is proof that PlayStation is tough to beat. The game made more revenue than Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Web swinging in the game is effortless and there is nothing like it in other modern-day games. Movement around New York City, interacting with other characters to stopping a deadly virus from plaguing the city. It is all power-packed. You can also complete side missions to gather collectibles. The game is also beautifully crafted.

While we wait for the next title ‘Miles Morales’, you definitely need to get your hands on the current title. You won’t be able to put it down. It’s a spectacular display of storytelling.

God of War

Another giant created for PlayStation 4, God of War has sold over 10 million copies and is one of the most recognizable exclusives on PlayStation. Kratos’ new beginning is full of intensity, with bloodthirsty action and visuals. It’s a story of a man trying to deal with his sins while keeping them away from his child. The game begins on an ominous note, with Kratos and his son chopping wood to create a pyre for his wife. The story after that highlights the growing relationship between Kratos and his son. They’re never apart.

It is one of the most brutal games I have played. Throughout the course of the game, Kratos is seen developing his character. From a short-tempered man, losing his control over every situation, to trying to be warm and nurturing towards his son. The game revolves around instances and experiences that the characters grow with. Just when you feel you have predicted the next move, the game surprises you. It is a meticulously crafted game with detailed character development.

All the quests and adventures are deeply rooted in the relationship between the father and son. I won’t call it a game with an open world, but there is a lot to explore. The game takes you on a rollercoaster of an adventure. In one instance, Kratos is telling his son about his past adventures and in the other, he is hunting for treasure along with him. You simply need to play the game to know how interesting the sequences are.

Uncharted 4: ‘A Thief’s End’

It was the perfect end to one of the most entertaining franchises. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has sold over 15 million copies. The first three parts of the game were recently available for free a few weeks on PS+. Uncharted 4 is not extraordinary in terms of violence, visuals, and gameplay. It is, however, well-developed in all aspects and it ticks all the boxes.

The action in the game is pretty tactical. Even when you are up against heavy odds, the gameplay is fluid, allowing you to move around and look for a way out. This is actually better than just shooting rounds of bullets in the air. It is full of suspense.

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That’s not all. Unlike any other game, the enemies also pull off intelligent moves, meaning the combat feels quite natural. This helps you stay focussed. The game has a pensive relationship between characters. No character is supercilious. It doesn’t feel like there is one character who has all the jobs. Rather, it’s the other way round.

Missions, quests, and other characters in the game supplement the main storyline in a way that makes it feel quite realistic too. The visuals in the game are polished rather than being increasingly enhanced. No wonder The Last of Us 2 has been a success too. Naughty Dog has been creating some wonderful games of which the Uncharted Series is a perfect example.

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These are my top 3 PlayStation 4 exclusives. Each of these has a distinct quality and has been a lot of fun. If you haven’t already, I recommend you give them a try before Sony releases PlayStation 5 and we get another round of exquisite exclusives.

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Nakul Ahuja

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Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does.

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