When I first bought my PS4, I had no idea what to do with it in all honesty. I wanted to buy a handful of games, but I never really knew which ones would blow my mind, and I didn’t want to drop £40 on something I’d play for 5 minutes and leave alone. I actually used my PS4 as a glorified smart TV for months, utilising the Sky and Netflix App (shoutout to my days in bed watching Buffy). Now that I’ve played a fair few games, I thought I’d write up a post on some great games to get stuck into for when you first buy your PS4.
Horizon Zero Dawn
So I’ve reviewed this game before, and if you’re going to buy one game to play on your new PS4 it has to be Horizon Zero Dawn. It has a great story element, a badass female lead, and an amazing open world for you to explore and get lost in. You’ll find that the PS Store now has this, along with the Frozen Wilds DLC, for sale in its Spring reductions.
The Last of Us
With the sequel due for release either this year or next, The Last of Us is an intense story game based in the future, when a virus has killed nearly all of the earth’s population. The narrative follows Joel and Ellie, as they try and find a group of survivors who can help them. In this sequel, the main character is Ellie once she has grown up. The Last of Us is a staple for PS4 players, and a must if you’re looking for new games to try.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Having been into Dragon Age from a young age, you may or may not like this one. I remember playing the first Dragon Age on my laptop, the 2nd on the Xbox One and finally Dragon Age Inquisition on the PS4. It does help if you have played the previous games in this series, but it isn’t essential if you want to just play a great RPG. There is so much to find out in this game that you can really get lost in the history. I found myself reading pages of history on the mages, just because I was so intrigued. This is a great franchise if you’re big into your fantasy games.
Now I must admit, I have only just started playing this game myself on the PS4. It’s currently on sale for £14.99 on the PS Store, and I thought I’d finally give it a go. This game has so many high praises from fellow gamers and friends that I thought I would finally give in. Also falling in the fantasy realm, Skyrim gives you a customisable character and the ability to built your skill tree.
Grand Theft Auto V
This is a must for all gamers. I really think that gamers who love all aspects and genre of game will like GTA. And what’s not to like? Driving around? Yes. Play as crazy characters? Sure. Play through a storyline that involves drugs, sex and murder? Oh, go on then. As much as I dislike violence, this game is just plain fun. With an open world and a tonne of customisation tools, you can play this game for hours and not get bored.