Top Holiday Gift Ideas For PlayStation 4 Platform

The holiday season is upon us. There is all sorts of great gifts to give gamers within your life but it can be overwhelming to know which titles or accessories to go for. It’s best to look at the collection and interest of the person you’re gifting but if you’re looking at a few gift ideas on a particular platform then let us lend a hand. In this particular list, we will showcase some highlights for PlayStation 4 platform. From the hardware available, accessories, video game exclusives and of course multiplatform video games, here is a few ideas that may be worth getting this season.
Hardware
Accessories

PlayStation Plus

There are a few benefits of being a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Not only does this allow gamers to enjoy their favorite video games online with other players, but Sony offers players a few rewards. Each month subscribers would receive a couple video games completely free and they will retain the video games just as long as their subscription is active. Likewise, gamers can also receive a number of discounts within the official Sony store that are only available to the PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Charging Station

Unlike Microsoft’s Xbox One controllers, the DualShock 4 controllers for PlayStation 4 come with a rechargeable battery. While you can charge these controllers through the use of a USB cord that comes packed with the system, it may be best to think of a few other options to charge the controller. If you own multiple controllers then a charging dock may be worth the investment. This way a controller or two can be charging at all times allowing gamers a full battery when needed.

Headset

Have a few friends with PlayStation 4 consoles? Then you’ll want to keep in contact with a headset. There’s a wide range of different headsets available which may host an assortment of different features or designs. If the gamer you’re seeking gift ideas for doesn’t already have a headset then we recommend checking into purchasing one so they can keep in constant talk with their clan or friends.

Storage

The PlayStation 4 hardware comes with a few different hard drive storage capacities and while you may find a standard 500 GB HDD is suitable to hold games, you might be surprised. Video games as of late come with some really heft storage space requirements so you might find the use of an external HDD or a HDD internal upgrade may be required just to fit a few video game titles on the system.

Exclusives

God of War

  • Developer: SIE Santa Monica Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

What can we say about God of War that you probably are not already fully aware of? The video game franchise got its start back in the days of the PlayStation 2 and is still going strong today. However, this title, in particular, is more of a soft reboot to the franchise. If you’re familiar with the past installments, this time around Kratos has ended his time with Greek mythology and has since moved onto Norse mythology. Likewise, Kratos will not be alone anymore as he will be looking over his son named Atreus, preparing him for the real world after the recent passing of his mother.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Uncharted was such a massive trilogy of video games on the PlayStation 3. This is an action-adventure title where players take on the role of Nathan Drake as he embarks on grand journey all over the world in search of historical treasures. Oftentimes Nathan is found going toe-to-toe with another corporation and a slew of supernatural oddities.

This is a fantastic collection of video games that includes an overhaul on the first three video game titles. If you have yet to play the games on the PlayStation 3 then we highly recommend picking up this collection for the PlayStation 4.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Uncharted franchise has been immensely popular with Sony gamers with the fourth main installment, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was set to be the conclusion to the Uncharted series starring Nathan Drake.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes place several years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, where Nathan Drake has been retired from fortune hunting. That is until he is reunited with his older brother Sam and partner Sully where the trio must search for clues to the location of Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure in order to save Sam’s life. Again this journey is said to be the last for Nathan Drake and it felt like Naughty Dog put their all into the installment before it officially launched. While a standalone expansion has been released called Uncharted: The Lost Legacy since the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, we’re unsure if we’ll see a new installment launch anytime soon from the developers.

The Last of Us Remastered

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

The Last of Us saw countless awards once the studio unleashed this video game into the market.

This is an action-adventure survival horror type video game set in a world where a disease that turns people into mindless creatures similar to zombies has started to spread globally. Players take on the role of Joe who must deliver a young girl named Ellie to a group safely across the United States.

With bandits, thieves, military, and lastly infected between Joel and his objective, players will have to carefully maneuver around the levels strategically. However, the narrative journey will tug on your heartstrings leaving you begging for more.

Until Dawn

  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Until Dawn is a PlayStation 4 exclusive and a horror adventure title. Developed by Supermassive Games, Until Dawn follows a group of eight characters who decide to hold a holiday retreat at a cabin within a fictional mountain resort in western Canada. However, their holiday retreat quickly turns sour as they learn a psycho killer is on the loose forcing our group of eight to survive until sunrise. If you enjoy choice-based video games then this title will be a must play.

Gamers will be able to control the characters at various points in the narrative while making critical choices along the way. Depending on the choices made will alter the narrative and even result in potential characters not making it through the night.

Bloodborne

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Bloodborne is an action RPG from the creators of the Souls series. Since this is from the developers who have brought out such hits as Dark Souls, you can expect brutal gameplay. Players are set out to clear the city of Yharnam who’s inhabitants have been hit with a blood-borne disease causing them to turn into beasts. Again, this is a new IP that gamers can enjoy if they are big fans of the Souls franchise. Additionally, the game came out in 2015, Bloodborne is relatively inexpensive to pick up today. Sony has officially labeled it a PlayStation Hit where you can purchase a copy for just $20 through the official PlayStation Store.

Horizon Zero Dawn

  • Developer: Guerrilla Games
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Horizon Zero Dawn marks as the first IP developed by Guerrilla Games since their release of Killzone in 2004. This is an action role-playing video game title that is set a thousand years into the future.

Mankind has mysteriously fallen with cities only a shell of a once thriving society. Now only small tribal groups remain with giant mechanical beasts roam the world openly. The plot will revolve around a female hunter named Aloy who sets out on a journey to explore the open world, meet with other tribes, and potentially learn of why she was banished from the tribe as a baby. This is one title that we can see being spanned into more installments though at the current moment, developers Guerrilla Games has yet to announce their next big title. However, in the summer of 2018, the studio was expanding with a new building that will create even more jobs allowing them to likely flesh out new IPs along with brand new installments to Horizon Zero Dawn and the Killzone franchise.

If you’re looking for more after completing Horizon Zero Dawn then we suggest checking out the expansion that launched in 2017 called Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds which takes Aloy on a brand new mystery.

Detroit Become Human

  • Developer: Quantic Dream
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Set in Detroit, Michigan, and developed by Quantic Dream, gamers who enjoy choice-driven narratives will want to pick up Detroit: Become Human. This is a futuristic neo-noir thriller that’s based off an old 2012 tech demo from Quantic Dream. Players will take control of three different characters, all of which are androids. You will have Kara, a female android that has escaped the factory from where she was made. There’s also Connor, who is a male android that is tasked with hunting down deviant androids. Lastly, there is Markus, another male android who has begun an android revolution against the human race.

This video game is all about choices and there will be a ton of them to choose through within the game. In fact, there are so many choices that each will alter the narrative storyline and can have grave consequences with your characters.

Spider-Man

  • Developer: Insomniac Games
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Spider-Man is an upcoming video game title under developers Insomniac Games who are previously known for their Ratchet & Clank and Resistance video game franchises. Their latest upcoming title will breathe some new life into the Spider-Man story as this video game title will not be linked to any past comic books or cinematic movies. Furthermore, we’re not going through some origin story of Spider-Man, instead, the video game will be focused around Peter Parker, eight years after he has established the role of being the famed hero. From what we know so far, this is an open-world title where the narrative will follow Peter Parker graduating college while keeping up as protector of New York City.

The video game will also give players the ability to go through the narrative as not only Spider-Man but as the civilian Peter Parker character as well. From what we know from so far through trailers released, Spider-Man’s main antagonist will be Mister Negative, who turns out to be Martin Li, one of New York’s prominent philanthropist and owner of the F.E.A.S.T. shelters that Peter’s Aunt May is employed.

Persona 5

  • Developer: P-Studio
  • Publisher: Atlus

Persona 5 is the sixth installment to the Persona series which is connected to the Megami Tensei franchise. The video game takes place in modern-day Tokyo which follows the protagonist who transfers into an academy known as Shujin. Soon into the school year, the protagonist along with a number of other students awaken with unique powers along with the ability to explore the Metaverse.

The Persona series doesn’t have a difficult time gathering up followers with each release and with this being the latest, you definitely don’t want to miss out on all the fun.

Non Exclusives

Note: This list will also reflect our Xbox One video game selections.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Developer: Rockstar North
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto V is by and large one of the biggest open world titles ever developed and it really fleshes out the city of Los Santos. Players take control of three protagonists this time around with narratives dealing with old kept secrets and new beginnings. Outside of the cast of characters featured within the main campaign, Los Santos acts as the setting for the online component known as Grand Theft Auto Online.

Online, gamers can face against each other in a wide variety of game modes, join together and complete missions or even decide to wreak havoc while fleeing the police. Years after its initial release, Grand Theft Auto V continues to be a popular video game to play.

Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Developer: Rockstar Studios
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games has crafted up a number of incredible pieces of work. Their beloved long-running series Grand Theft Auto, the single IP release of Bully, and of course their old western series, Red Dead Redemption just to name a few. Red Dead Redemption has a massive following and gamers all over the world have been waiting for a new installment.

Within Red Dead Redemption 2 players take the role of Arthur Morgan who finds himself on the run from the law with his fellow members of the Van der Linde gang. Outside of being another western adventure full of gun battles and forming your protagonist as a law abiding citizen or morally corrupt outlaw, the game also sets players on a massive open world. This open world environment will also feature a variety of landscapes, wildlife and interesting characters.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom pain

  • Developer: Konami
  • Publisher: Konami

Taking place after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, players can enjoy the last installment of the beloved franchise in which was directed under Hideo Kojima. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain follows Snake as he goes through a new mission that takes him to a Soviet-occupied Afghanistan territory.

During the journey, Snake seeks his revenge on those who destroyed his forces during the ending of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, however, to do so, Snake will be exploring an open world environment. For fans of the franchise, this latest installment is seen to be a bit different in terms of the gameplay with this time around, developers allow the players a little more freedom when it comes to completing objectives.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt Red

Fans of western RPGs will no doubt have played at least one of the Witcher games. This series of Polish games based on the works of Andrzej Sapkowski has gained a lot of fans over the years, mainly thanks to its complex world and stories, incredible graphics and deep gameplay systems.

The third and final installment in the series sees a much older Geralt of Rivia – one of the titular Witchers – as he deals with the invasion of the Northern Kingdom by the Nilfgaard Empire and the otherworldy threat of the Wild Hunt. Offering a massive open world, hours upon hours of story content and sidequests, tons of NPCS to interact with and monsters to hunt, a living economy that adapts to different locations and events and improved gameplay.

Monster Hunter: World

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

The Monster Hunter franchise is consistently growing and with each new installment a number of new gamers explore the monster filled worlds development studio Capcom has crafted. Monster Hunter: World is fifth main installment to the franchise and as you can expect, there will be a number of notable updates.

For instance, Capcom has placed larger maps, a more seamless experience between zones and what’s a Monster Hunter video game without the ability to hunt with friends? Outside of the offline campaign, the game will allow a four-player online co-op opportunity.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the fifth game in Bethesda’s ever popular series of role-playing games. Like its predecessors, Skyrim takes place in an open environment which is full of exploration, wonder and a whole slew of quests. You can easily spend countless hours within this fantasy world and we’d honestly be surprised to find a gamer who has yet to experience this journey. If you have yet to do so, pick up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and begin to weave your own tale.

Fallout 4

  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

If you’re a fan of the Fallout franchise then it’s likely you’ve already picked up the latest release. However, if you’re completely new to the series, Fallout 4 still marks as a great first entry. Set during the events of a nuclear war, players manage to escape into a vault, only to awaken hundreds of years into the future. What’s left of your world is nothing more than decay and outsiders trying to make it by in this new world.

Each installment to the Fallout franchise manages to bring out an incredible wasteland to explore and Fallout 4 is no exception to that trend. You’ll come across old ruins, new structures, and a fleshed out cast of characters to meet along your journey.

Doom

  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Doom is an iconic franchise that sparked interest and a bit of controversy when it launched in 1993. Now, decades later, the game franchise received a much-needed facelift with a completely new reboot known simply as Doom.

The reboot launched in 2016 and thankfully the developer’s id Software did an incredible job at making a true reboot of the franchise. This is a flesh and blood torn massacre for the demons as our protagonist, Doomguy, unleashes a hell that even the demons weren’t prepared for.

Most often when video games feature demons or any type of creature, there’s a bit of survival horror element tossed into the narrative, but that’s not the case for Doom. Instead, gamers are humanity’s last hope for survival and you’ve got no problem ripping apart limbs off demons or blasting them away with a BFG 9000.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

  • Developers: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in 431 BCE where players will have the choice of being a mercenary that fights for Athens and the Delian League or the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. Either way, players will be a descendant of Spartan King Leonidas I during the Peloponnesian War.

Much like the previous Assassin’s Creed installments, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will feature a modern day protagonist as well. Ubisoft will be reintroducing players to Layla Hassan who was present during Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Developers over at Ubisoft seems to also be working more on an RPG progressive system in this title which ranges from dialogue choices to a skill tree that can help in aspects such as stealth and combat.

Likewise, due to the fact that players will have choices when it comes to the dialogue the story narrative is capable of changing. As a result, Ubisoft has incorporated multiple endings giving players an incentive in going back to replay the game.