Top Holiday Gift Ideas For PlayStation 4 Platform

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.