Top 12 PS4 Games Coming in 2016-2017


Almost three years into the eight generation of consoles, it's safe to say Sony has a healthy lead. The PlayStation 4 has quickly become one of the fastest selling units in the industry's history, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Funny thing is, it has all been achieved with a surprising lack of excellent video games. Nowadays, we're getting more products than ever, but the number of experiences that truly grab us is extremely rare. With that being said, the future is looking exceptionally bright. Today, we'll rank the twelve best PS4 games coming in 2016 and 2017. Let's get to it!

Honorable Mention: Crash Bandicoot Remaster


What better way to get things started than with everybody's favorite fruit burglar. Seriously, the fact that Crash has resurrected from PlayStation's graveyard (which recently finished burying the Vita) is absolutely insane. Now, it's only a PS4 remaster of the first three games, but I'm excited. I can't wait to see the updated graphics and gameplay. And who knows, if people go out there and buy the remaster, we might just get a new entry in the franchise (fingers crossed).

Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Unknown


12. Watch Dogs 2


The original Watch Dogs was a good game. It wasn’t great by any means. However, you could sense raw potential. Luckily, Ubisoft is back with a sequel, and I like what I'm seeing so far. New protagonist, new city, parkour, gorgeous visuals, and a soundtrack featuring Pharrell and Run The Jewels. Still waiting to hear what Ubi is doing with the story, but my first impressions are highly positive.


Platforms: PS4, X1, PC
Release Date: November 15, 2016


11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare


Honestly, I didn't expect to sincerely want to play the new Call of Duty, but their latest piece of gameplay sold me. I was extra skeptical about Infinite Warfare, but it truly caught my eye. Futuristic space combat, killing enemies who are floating in space, fast-paced gunfights. Still want to learn further information before I commit, but Activision has my attention.


Platforms: PS4, X1, PC
Release Date: November 4, 2016


10. PS VR Showing


Some people could say this is cheating. To those people: LEAVE ME ALONE, MOM! Indeed, PS VR has a significant role in Sony's future. Coming out this October, the unit will have a $399 price tag ($549.99 if you're Canadian [gulp...]). The real kicker was the fact that a bunch of impressive titles were announced with it. Resident Evil 7 (which looks utterly horrifying), a Battlefield X-Wing exploration mission, and an Arkham Knight experience. It's clear that PlayStation is all in, and I'm dying to put the headset on.



9. Batman - The Telltale Series


The one thing we all know about Telltale is that they have mastered the art of storytelling in video games. 'The Walking Dead', 'The Wolf Among Us', 'Tales From The Borderlands', etc. They can take franchises and give them a fresh, emotional spin. That's why I'm thrilled to see what they can accomplish with the Batman property. So far, we know they're going for the dual storytelling of Batman’s caped crusading and Bruce Wayne’s political endeavors. Also, Troy Baker and Laura Bailey will play the roles of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. Set to premier in Summer 2016, you can expect a lot of content once it drops.


Platforms: PS4, X1, PC
Release Date: August 2, 2016


8. Battlefield 1


Even if COD got back some of the FPS's community interest, Battlefield still holds the momentum. Easily the best EA property being released this year, Battlefield's latest installment takes us back to the ancient, epic wars full of airships, trenches, horses and trains. Like always, multiplayer is vital. Enormous maps with beautiful destruction mechanics, life-like gunplay, and much more. I frankly believe this will be the best entry in the Battlefield franchise.


Platforms: PS4, X1, PC
Releade Date: October 21, 2016


7. Spiderman


Rumors regarding this one had been circulating for the past couple of weeks, but I completely dismissed them as fake. Happy to announce I was wrong. The short trailer we got looked great. We might finally receive a spectacular Spiderman game. I was surprised by the fact that Sucker Punch is not the studio making it, but I'm confident in Insomniac's ability after 2014's Sunset Overdrive. I can perfectly imagine cruising around in a breathtaking rendition of the big apple. My God...


Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 2017


6. Days Gone


I've been waiting for Sony Bend to announce their new game for what feels like an eternity, but they've finally done it. 'Days Gone' sounds like one of the most fascinating zombie games I've ever seen. A motorcycle club trying to stick together through the undead's invasion. I got goosebumps as I saw hundreds of these soulless corpses running after the protagonist. This could be a big title for Sony. Very optimistic.


Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 2017


5. Mafia 3


As many of you know, I'm a massive Mafia fan. I thought Mafia 2 was a great, different open world game with a movie-like, emotional story. For the most part, I think the third entry appears to be equally good, if not better! I mean, you just have to look at the setting to know it'll be different (1968, in New Bordeaux). The guys at Hangar 13 are working their butts off, giving us an amazing open world (the city feels like a main character) full of details and complex mechanics. This is the last piece of media I'm consuming until it comes out. I can't wait to take down the Italian mob as Lincoln Clay.


Platforms: PS4, X1, PC
Release Date: October 7, 2016


4. Detroit: Become Human


Quantic Dream is finally, and they already have my money. As a huge fan of Heavy Rain, I felt slightly disappointed when I finished Beyond: Two Souls. From what I've seen so far, Detroit seems to be shifting back in Heavy Rain's direction. Controlling multiple characters on a linear story. The trailer shown featured a hostile situation. Quantic reminded us how good they are at making us care. In less than 3 minutes, I was already building an emotional connection with the characters. I expect David Cage's team to create another electrifying narrative, in which every decision matters. I am desperately waiting for a release date.


Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 2017


3. Horizon: Zero Dawn


We all knew Guerilla was working on a PlayStation 4 game. We just weren't sure if it was a PS VR title or an RPG with dinosaurs. Luckily, it’s the latter one. Horizon: Zero Dawn looks bizarre. In the best possible way. You play as a lady in a post-apocalyptic world fighting robotic dinosaurs. When it comes to narrative, we still don't know a whole lot. Regardless, the demos released have shown a stunning, captivating setting, some meaty RPG crafting systems and mechanics. I absolutely believe Horizon could be the next major PlayStation franchise.


Platforms: PS4
Release Date: February 28,2017


2. South Park: The Fractured But Whole


The Stick of Truth was my 2014 GOTY. The funniest game I've ever played, it felt like going through a season of the legendary TV show. Luckily, Ubisoft is bringing us a sequel. The Fractured But Whole looks glorious. This time, the boys are playing superheroes. With an updated combat system and even louder farts, this has potential pouring out of its but whole.


Platforms: PS4, X1, PC
Release Date: December 6, 2016


1. God of War


As a huge supporter of this series, I've always thought Kratos is a boring protagonist. Usually, he yells for five minutes before ripping your face off, and that's that. However, this PS4 reboot showed an older, deeper character. A family man, he goes out to hunt with his son in a beautiful, grounded world. Soon after, all hell breaks lose and Kratos must defend his loved one. Combat seems to have also been modified. No more button mashing. If anything, this gave me some Dark Souls vibes. You need to approach enemies with a strategy. The game's creative director said "This game is about Kratos teaching his son how to be a god, and his son teaching Kratos how to be human again.” That sentence has a lot of emotional weight. A weight that I hope will be carried into this reboot. Couldn't be more hyped.


Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 2017

3 comments:

  1. Definitely ready and excited for some new GoW! By far one of my favorite franchises on the Playstation systems :)

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  3. I really doubt about playing the latest one Resident Evil 7 on virtual reality :) As long as I'm reading reviews about the game it is simply too scary to play, especially if you would read a full story by Resident Evil 7 story :)

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