Six years ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a new, eighth-generation home video game console — PlayStation 4. And despite the fact that the company has already announced the development of a new version of PlayStation along with the plans to launch sales by the end of next year, PlayStation 4 is still the latest version. And even after the release of PS5, it will still be the number one console for games in the houses of many people for a long time. Therefore, we believe that this post will be very useful to gamers, as here we will tell you about the top 10 games created for the PlayStation 4. You will find here not only the sequels for the most legendary and oldest games, but also quite new ones, which, perhaps, are not yet very popular, but have great potential.
Release Date: March 13, 2020
Genre: Action-adventure, role-playing
We suggest starting with one of the most anticipated role-playing sequels in the following year — Nioh 2. Developed by Team Ninja exclusively for PlayStation 4, the game will continue the story set in the first release. Nioh 2 will take you to the fictional world of Japan with revived legends and myths as well as its unique culture. The game has an outstanding combat system that will allow you to turn into a full Yokai to discover the paranormal powers. For those who have not played the game before, yokai is the demons, powerful monsters, and supernatural spirits that you can meet in Japanese folklore. Unfortunately, the developers haven’t published a lot of information about the game yet. But, for now, we know about four major features:
- Re-built mechanics: Nioh 2 will have fully revamped mechanics that will be based on ‘the fan-favorite elements of Nioh’, as developers said. What exactly are the elements in question, we do not yet know;
- Play as samurai or Yokai: gamers will have the ability to choose whether they want to play as the samurai with the full arsenal of human weapons or gain the yokai abilities and destroy the monsters with the magic;
- Yokai shift: if you want to become Yokai, you need to fill the Amrita gauge. But it also gives you the opportunity to improve other parameters, such as the stats of your weapons or extra buffs;
- Multiplayer mode: similar to Nioh, the second release will have the multiplayer mode. So, you can ask other players to help you during the battles.
Release Date: April 16, 2020
Type in Google ‘Cyberpunk’, and we are sure that on the first page, you will probably notice the articles and sites dedicated Cyberpunk 2077 game. No wonder! Only the laziest did not talk about this game, its style and features in 2019. Well, it's time to talk about Cyberpunk 2077 a little more.
The game will be published by CD Projekt for four platforms: Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia, Xbox One, and, of course, PlayStation 4. As the developers of the title assure, it will be able to immerse you in the real world of cyberpunk, cybercrime and the automated life. You will assume the role of a mercenary V who is fully adapted to modern life and has the excellence skills in both machinery and hacking as well as the arsenal of cutting-edge weapons. You live in a dystopian Night City that has six different regions. The game is fully customizable and is played from the first-person perspective.
Release Date: May 15, 2020
Starting from May 15, 2020, you can not only follow your favorite superheroes from Marvel on the screen but also play as one of them. Marvel’s Avengers game will be a product born from the collaboration of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal. By the way, it will be the first project made by Crystal Dynamics that does not refer to the Tomb Raider franchise.
Inspired by the popular comic book and its adaptations in other media, Marvel’s Avengers will tell the story of the brave superheroes that will face a number of challenges during the completion of their missions. It is known that the game will have two modes: a single-player and cooperative. The last one allows you to play online with up to four people. For this, you need to be connected to the Internet. Another thing we know for sure is that Marvel’s Avengers will have a lot of customization options. Users will be able to select the abilities their character will have as well as choose the costumes. All these things will be upgraded automatically as you progress through the game. But some of the costumes will stay locked because they will refer to DLC.
The Last of Us Part II
Release Date: May 29, 2020
Genre: Action-adventure, survival horror
Meet the upcoming sequel to The Last of Us game released in 2013. In this survival horror game, you will control not Joel like in the first release but Ellie. You have already met her before. She was a teenager who was destined to complete dangerous missions with Joel. Five years passed, the girl has grown up, and now she is 19 years old. The developers kept the past styling of the game: all the events are set in the post-apocalyptic United States.
The Last of Us Part II was developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for PlayStation 4. By the way, the first release was published only for PlayStation too. It is played from the third-person perspective. It is known that the game will have a great choice of available modern weapons, including firearms. Announced three years ago, the release is scheduled for May 29 of the following year.
Ghost of Tsushima
Release Date: Q2/Q3 2020
Genre: Action-adventure, stealth
Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most mysterious games on our list. We do not even know its price or the exact release date. But we are sure that it will be something amazing! Developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, this future adventure game will feature open-world and tell the story related to the samurai life. You will follow the events that happened in the 1270s during the first Mongol invasion of Japan with the last samurai on Tsushima Island.
As we mentioned before, the game will have a huge open world which you can explore. Players can move to any part of the Ghost of Tsushima’s world by using horses. There will be no waypoints or guidance. Also, for the most inaccessible places, you can use a special thing that acts like a grappling hook. If you like to explore Japanese culture, Ghost of Tsushima is the game you need to try. Here you can find a lot of kinds of Japanese weapons, such as katana, as well as get familiar with their military craft.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Release Date: 2020
Inspired by the Star Wars saga, the game will immerse you in the world of incredible interplanetary life. Even if you are not a fan of Star Wars, one way or another, the news about the release of the last, final episode this year could not pass you by . Therefore, a new adaption for this launch in the gaming industry is scheduled to be released in 2020. For now, you can make a pre-order on Amazon, the price is around $60. We do not know if it will be changed closer to release.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the sixth entry in Lego Star Wars video game series. The title was developed by Traveller's Tales and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for four platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The main feature that distinguishes this game from the previous five releases is that there is no linear order of a story. This means that the player can choose any episode from the legendary saga and play them in any order.
Release Date: TBD
Genre: Action-adventure, role-playing, hack and slash, dungeon crawl
Diablo video game series is one of the most famous and legendary game series of all time. The first release was launched more than ten years ago, in January 1997. The last entry, Diablo II, was published in June 2017. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase Games. During the BlizzCon 2019 on November 1, the company announced the development of the fourth release. Although Blizzard Entertainment did not mention any release dates, there are rumors the game will be ready sometime in 2021.
For now, the developers announced three classes: the Sorceress, Barbarian, and Druid. But, as Blizzard said, they are developing two more classes that will be announced a little later. Also, we know that there will be no offline mode. It means that players are required to have an Internet connection to play Diablo IV. In addition to this, players can choose the difficulty of levels of the dungeons. The future release will feature the open-world that you can explore anytime.
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Genre: Action role-playing
Like action role-playing games? Maybe, you’ve played Final Fantasy VII? If yes, we have great news for you. But even if you have never played that game before, Final Fantasy VII Remake is the title you should try. Yes, you were not mistaken! A new version for the popular role-playing game Final Fantasy VII that was released in 1997 will be launched in 2020. Let’s take a closer look at the features presented in the Remake version.
First of all, Square Enix, the company that stands behind the game’s development and publishing, announced Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released in episodic installments. It is important to avoid content cutting. Secondly, as in the original version, you will assume the role of Cloud Strife who joined AVALANCHE, the eco-terrorist group, to fight against the powerful megacorporation Shinra. Although the game belongs to an action role-playing genre, there will be the elements of strategy games. Final Fantasy VII Remake is a fully rebuilt version of the original Final Fantasy. The developers added more content and redesigned the characters. Also, the gameplay will contain real-time actions similar to Dissidia Final Fantasy.
Release Date: March 20, 2020
Genre: First-person shooter
The fifth entry for the Doom series is almost there! Developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks, the game is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2020. Doom Eternal is a sequel to Doom launched in 2016. Users will be able to download the upcoming first-person shooter on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and XONE. Also, it is known that id Software is developing a version for Nintendo Switch that will be published in 2020.
Like in all previous releases, players will assume the role of one of the ancient warrior named Doom Slayer who is fighting against demonic forces of Hell. Doom Eternal will encourage you to interact with the enemies on a regular basis because it is the only way to get the health and new ammo. This fifth entry will feature new weapons and twice as many demon types as in the 2016 version.
Dying Light 2
Release Date: Q1/Q2, 2020
Genre: Action role-playing, survival horror
Another sequel to an iconic game in the survival horror action-adventure genre — Dying Light. Just as the initial release, Dying Light 2 is developing by the Techland company. The exact release date is still unknown, but it will be in the first or second quarter of the 2020 year. Players will be able to download the game on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
In Dying Light 2, you will assume the role of a new character Aiden Caldwell, as the events described in this title are happening 15 years after those described in the first game. The developers emphasized parkour moves and added twice as many new actions. For example, you will be able to slide, leap off from the edges, climb ledges, and so on. Also, there will be new types of weapons.
Made a Choice?
There are a lot of incredible releases waiting for us in the upcoming year. Have you made a choice? What is the most anticipated game for you? Why? Share with us in the comments below.