Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown promises intense dog-fighting in beautifully rendered cloud-filled skies and highly detailed cityscapes. The photorealistic scenery enhances the sense of unparalleled speed and sets the stage for the most engaging face-offs in the franchise’s storied 20-year history.
And we’re back! Here are your charts for PlayStation Store’s most-downloaded games of December. Congratulations to PUBG and Beat Saber for topping the PS4 and PS VR charts!
The appeal of a roguelike lies in its heightened stakes, the rush of knowing that each decision you make matters so much more. The Persistence elegantly weaves those tropes into its premise, and the game is far stronger for it.
It’s not just that the titular hero Astro is adorable (he is). It’s not even just because the levels are a marathon of creative platforming experiences (they are). It’s because in a year filled with excellent takes on the virtual reality medium, Japan Studio have expertly threaded the needle to create an insanely fun platformer that will stand as a landmark for what all VR games should aspire to be.
It’s the dilemma we face every single year. Too many great games, so little time. So, need a refresher course in what came out this year? Or just looking for personal recommendations from those that know gaming inside-out? Us too. That’s why we asked a selection of PlayStation developers for their personal recommendations of the lesser-known PS4 games released in 2018
A rebuild of a 34-year-old puzzle game on a console powerhouse doesn’t scream game of the year, does it? And yet here we are. And rightly so. Tetris Effect is an utterly compelling game for PS4, whether experienced in PS VR or not.
You probably know the gist of this one, as it’s been making the rounds on YouTube for a while: the player, equipped with dual sabers, slashes through oncoming blocks to the beat of high-energy tunes — many composed in-house by Jaroslav Beck. Beck, co-founder of Beat Games, has contributed his musical talents to big properties including Blizzard’s Overwatch and Hollywood juggernauts like Star Wars and Terminator..
The addition of Containment brings Firewall Zero Hour’s map count up to 10 maps. Containment is set in an infectious disease lab, tucked away in the remote hills of Greenland. It’s a massive facility that researches viruses and stores deadly bacteria code.
Prepare to smash, slash, and burn your way through throngs of bloodthirsty enemies in Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Developed by Fatshark, this intense first-person game takes place during the desperate End Times of the iconic Warhammer world.
The vicious Chaos army and Skaven horde can be a lot to handle for one fantastical hero, which makes exterminating scum with up to four friends in co-op a great way to play. Prepare thy hammer, sword, pyromancy, and more for a dark and bloody fantasy battle.
Smash Hit Plunder has a full single player campaign, with plenty of story and levels to go through. It’s really important for a game to give you a sense of progression, to make it feel like a “full game” rather than a demo. In Smash Hit Plunder, we have a various ways of feeling like you are progressing through the game and getting better at it.