The Best Science Fiction Video Games Released For PlayStation 4

The Technomancer
  • Developer: Spiders
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

The Technomancer is a video game by Spiders, developers of Mars: War Logs and Of Orcs and Men. Set over a hundred years after the planet Mars is colonized by humans, players take control of a technomancer, a human with magical abilities revolving around technology.

Our protagonist Zachariah is on the run from the secret police, but it’s unclear just why he’s on the run. While trying to escape and searching for answers that will lead Zachariah to uncover a hidden past, players will find that there are a number of different routes to make their way towards the end of the game. Additionally, development team Spiders have also included five unique endings giving players a reason to replay the game upon completing their initial run.

Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts

The latest installment of the Mass Effect franchise, Mass Effect: Andromeda, takes place hundreds of years after the events of Mass Effect 3. Set within the Andromeda Galaxy, players take on the role of an N7 Special Forces soldier, more specifically, a Pathfinder. These Pathfinders are an operative task force that is in charge of discovering new planets for the Human species to colonize. While the game might not have been the most successful titles to launch within the Mass Effect franchise, the title is relatively cheap now and may well be worth going into if you have yet to play it.

No Man’s Sky
  • Developer: Hello Games
  • Publisher: Hello Games

No Man’s Sky was a massively hyped video game leading up to its launch though it released with plenty of criticism from players and critics alike. Overall, the game put players into a galaxy where they can fly to countless planets and discover new species along with collecting resources.

Unfortunately, the game launched with several features that were previously promised missing entirely from the game. Since its release however, the developers have launched several updates adding content and those previously promised features such as claiming a home planet or building a base. This is one game that if you purchased initially and haven’t played in a few years then we suggest giving it another go.

Observation
  • Developer: No Code
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital

Set in the near future of 2026, Observation is an adventure puzzle title that is set in a space station. Unlike some other video game titles where players take on a hero or heroine, players are in control of an artificial intelligence system known as S.A.M. It’s S.A.M’s duties to aid the investigation of what has happened within the space station and the vanished crew members. Most of the game will be swapping through different camera rigs around the station while solving puzzles. This is a short video game title and it released relatively under the radar but for the critics along with fans who have played Observation have given the title some positive reception.


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