Sony’s PS4 continues the strong tradition of awesome home console gaming via the PlayStation brand. With this new console comes a healthy selection of games to choose from that span all different types of genres. The year 2014 came packed with a slew of great games that every PS4 owner should own and at least play. These are the top best new PS4 games that released in 2014!
1. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
The developers behind this incredible 2013 action/adventure made sure to polish off the visuals and port it on over to next-generation consoles. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition offers PS4 owners an awesomely paced survival title that revives Lara Croft.
1. Rayman Legends
Rayman and his wild crew of zany cartoon allies are now running amok on the PS4. The animated visual sheen looks even better when the power of the PS4 is backing it. Take the plunge and get back into this great platformer.
Capcom has a great line of great video game characters that are instantly recognizable. One of Capcom’s greatest ninjas dusted himself off, picked his blade back up and re-entered the arena with a brand new reboot. This is a perfectly paces, action heavy side-scrolling adventure.
It’s been too long since gamers last got the chance to scale walls and steal valuable collectibles with master thief Garrett. This reboot of sorts introduces fans and newbies alike to the masterful stealth mechanics of the Thief series with a next-gen spin.
As far as traditional horror-themed survival video games go, Outlast stands out as one of the finest modern examples of that genre. You’re only armed with a video camera and some batteries that die way too fast as you go tinkering around an insane asylum. And the asylum is pretty full, so this game is full of great scares and classic survival horror gameplay.
1. Awesomenauts Assemble!
The PS4 not only has some excellent games at retail, but it also features a library filled with some great downloadable titles. One of those games is an updated version of a PS3 MOBA game called Awesomenauts, a 3-on-3 action platformer that’s full of humor and addictive gameplay.
2. Towerfall: Ascension
If you’re a fan of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series, then you’ll fall in love with this multiplayer brawler. Choose from your favorite medieval fantasy archetypes and kill off you enemies with all types of airborne projectiles. Get three other people on board and prepare for Towerfall on the PS4.
3. SteamWorld Dig
For fans of games that focus on the popular genre of crafting, there’s another great addition to the genre that’s now available on the PS4. This title combines the fun elements of platforming, mining and action/adventure gameplay and throws it onto the Western frontier.
4. inFamous: Second Son
The Sony video game franchise produced by the developers at Sucker Punch Studios released one of the best PS4 exclusives of the year – inFamous: Second Son. With a host of great new powers at the new main character’s disposal and a new environment to test those powers out in, there’s so much to do in the third inFamous game.
5. Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
Big Boss has returned! Hideo Kojima knew the wait for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be too much to bear for hardcore fans, so he split off these intro missions to them as a preview. Players got to venture into a open-world base that’s filled with several mission objectives and opportunities to add more soldiers to Big Boss’ cause. The experience may not last long, but it’s still worth sneaking into.