5 Best Playstation 4 Games With Stunning Visuals for Your Holiday Wishlist  

Sony’s been at the forefront of the gaming industry since its spectacular near-takeover of the video game scene with the Playstation, and the company has since been faithfully churning out iterations of its hardware ever since. This holiday season, a lot of people will definitely be looking for games for Sony’s latest gaming rig: the Playstation 4.

And there are few ways to celebrate the coming holidays than to bask in all the visual glory of the best playstation 4 games with stunning graphics, paying homage to the graphics and processing power race between the Triple-A consoles. Seriously – with 1,152 GPU cores, 800 MHz GPU clock, and 69.420 teraflops of maximum shader throughput, the Playstation 4’s AMD Radeon engine is a fine, fine beast for a dedicated console.

Make the most out of your game time with these awesome titles:

5. Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition

Call of Duty is an iconic title with a successful franchise, and is arguably one of the defining shooters of our generation. It’s back to basics with Call of Duty, cloaking the fundamentals of fun FPS with a modern story that started with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Call of Duty: Ghosts has been around for some time now, but the releases of the Prestige and Hardened editions breathed new life into the title, allowing it to carry on as the flagship iteration of the franchise in preparation for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

With the Playstation 4’s graphics processing power, Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition is guaranteed to be a ton of shooting and blasting fun – regardless if it’s in single player or multiplayer mode. In fact, as the game itself doesn’t showcase any groundbreaking developments in the FPS arena, the visuals are a major selling point. It’s like a Michael Bay film – you don’t watch it expecting Inception-like plot; you watch it to enjoy yourself.

And you will enjoy yourself with Call of Duty: Ghosts. Just check this out:

Official Call of Duty®: Ghosts Gameplay Launch TrailerOutnumbered and outgunned, but not outmatched. Call of Duty®: Ghosts takes players to a world altered by a devastating mass event. Following an elite squad of soldiers known as the "Ghosts," lead the fight back against a newly emerged global power. Call of Duty®: Ghosts arrives 11.5.13. Stay updated on all of the latest Call…2013-10-21T16:52:06.000Z

Kick some ass on Call of Duty: Ghosts Hardened Edition now.

Why COD: Ghosts Hardened Edition?   Why not?
  • Visual masterpiece of military warfare
  • If you’re after innovative gameplay (think Portal), COD: Ghosts will leave you wanting
  • Hours of single player fun and even more hours of multiplayer carnage
  • Ultra-violent with an “M” Rating – try not to give it to kids this Christmas
  • Hardened edition goodies included

Buy COD: Ghosts here>> $119.99 ($43.00 & FREE Shipping.)

4. The Last of Us Remastered

This game defined the apocalypse subgenre when it was released – no, not redefined; it didn’t go into new territory. What it did best was use everything we’ve seen thus far, put it all together into a cohesive whole, and send us roiling from its impact.

The Last of Us received wide acclaim and adulation upon its release, so much so that it was inevitable it became overhyped. The praise was just, however, as the title’s twists and turns tugged at emotional heartstrings as much as it engendered genuine gaming fun. And, of course, the crowning feature of the game was its movie-like atmosphere. Its graphics, visual use of light and shadow, and intricately detailed textures on environments or the characters players controlled all lent themselves to a blockbuster aura – like you’re controlling protagonists in a zombie flick.

Now, imagine all that and then think how it would look like Remastered. Wait, you don’t have to; here’s a trailer to whet your appetite:

The Last of Us Remastered E3 2014 Trailer (PS4)The Last of Remastered is available July 29, 2012. Winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards, The Last of Us is genre-defining experience blending survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Cities are abandoned and being reclaimed by nature. Remaining survivors are…2014-06-10T02:34:49.000Z

Survive the zombie apocalypse on The Last of Us Remastered now.

Why The Last of Us Remastered? Why not?
  • PS4 exclusive!
  • If you think zombies are “meh.”
  • Because zombies always rule – especially if you’re killing them.
  • If you cry at the smallest things; you may end up dehydrated.
  • The plot is heavily character-driven, providing more storytelling experience in a game

Buy The Last of Us here>> $49.99 ($42.02 & FREE Shipping.)


3. Destiny

It’s Destiny’s irrefutable destiny to be excruciatingly scrutinized – from the day Bungie announced its intention to make another genre-defining game following in the footsteps of the first Halo: Combat Evolved. Did they succeed?

Well, they certainly made one fine-looking game.

Destiny’s scope is simply masterful – Bungie didn’t want to start small and then go big on this one, like Halo did. They wanted to start big, and certainly, Destiny sure does feel epic. It’s a merger of RPG and shooter, and a cross between fantasy and sci-fi, and it’s definitely an experience worth savouring this holiday. Destiny definitely sets itself apart in the graphics department: from exceptionally detailed (and customizable) weaponry to character textures to environment variables like lighting and reflection, Destiny is a visual feast, especially when you’re duking it out in a fight. Check it out for yourself:

Official Destiny Gameplay Trailer (PS4) | E3 2013From the creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty, comes Destiny, an epic adventure unlike anything players have experienced. Pre-order now at destinythegame.com/wheretobuy. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the…2013-06-11T04:15:55.000Z

Buy Destiny for the Playstation 4 now.

Why Destiny? Why not?
  • It’s like first person DOTA with sci-fi guns – on steroids.
  • Destiny is an acquired taste especially for gamers; the casual crowd might not be too delighted.
  • Lots of expansion potential remaining – buy the game once and it’s an ongoing deal.
  • The visual spectacle of the large-scale fights can stress already poor eyesight (seriously, it’s that flashy).
  • The unique cohesive storyline and gameplay are truly distinct for its genre.

Buy Destiny here>> $59.99 ($50.43 & FREE Shipping.)

2. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterpieces have acquired lives of their own on two other popular media: the big screen and the gaming scene. With the last of The Hobbit’s movies coming up, it’s high tide for some Lord of the Rings fever, but there’s more to be amazed by beyond the impressive dragon Smaug: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

Immersing yourself into the world of Tolkien’s mind is a completely unforgettable experience, but even more than that, Shadow of Mordor is an epic truly deserving of Tolkien’s imagination. The game brings back the Dark Lord Sauron from the first movie trilogy and even the fan favorite Gollum / Smeagol along for the ride, and what a trip it is. True to the lore of the books and infused with Hollywood flair, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor captures just how vast and unimaginable Tolkien’s world is, only it’s a game, and you’ll love it. Just take a whiff of this stuff:

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Launch TrailerThe action-adventure RPG from Monolith comes out this week.2014-09-30T18:03:30.000Z

Claim Mordor for yourself in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor now.

Why Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor? Why not?
  • Because “My Precious…!”
  • Might be too Tolkienesque for the layman.
  • Immersive world; epic battles; a must-play piece of canon for Tolkien aficionados.
  • Solidly in the fantasy RPG genre; players not really into it might not have as much of a great time.
  • Some awesome Uruks are already making waves.

Buy Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor here>> $59.99 ($49.99 & FREE SHIPPING.)


1. Assassin’s Creed: Unity

The top pick for the best Playstation 4 games with stunning visuals is a game so graphically impressive that its PC version specs require high end gaming gear: Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise absolutely blossomed after Assassin’s Creed II, creating richly detailed lore and sprouting off-game material. What truly makes the series so successful, however, are the games. As (arguably) spiritual successor to the Prince of Persia franchise, Assassin’s Creed definitely runs away with it in terms of sheer scope and ambition, and this same vastness of vision is what characterizes Unity.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity takes players into the heart of the French Revolution, arming them with better skills and weaponry and allowing them to work in teams in story mode. Most impressive in the graphics department is that Unity isn’t just a visual upgrade from its predecessor – it’s an entirely new approach. Entire levels are open to scrutiny, including inside houses and colossal structures modeled at a 1:1 scale – and you can explore them!

To take in the entire experience, just check out the cinematic trailer:

Assassin's Creed Unity E3 2014 World Premiere Cinematic Trailer [EUROPE]The French Revolution was led by the people. They stood together and faught the oppression. This year, and for the 1st time in the Assassin's Creed® franchise, team up with friends to fight and destroy the symbols of oppression. THE online co-op mode you've been waiting for! More info on assassinscreed.com Join the conversation on…2014-06-09T23:01:35.000Z

Viva la revolucion! Buy Assassin’s Creed: Unity now.

Why Assassin’s Creed: Unity? Why not?
  • It’s Assassin’s Creed to the core, only much, much better.
  • Team work plays an integral role in single player in a truly open world.
  • If it’s your first Assassin’s Creed game; it’s an excellent introduction but you already missed a lot (that’s not even a real reason, actually).
  • It’s like taking a virtual tour of France – only during the French Revolution.

Buy Assassin’s Creed: Unity here>> $59.99 (on pre-order; will be released November 11)


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