Ranking The Best PS4 Exclusives of 2018

We are now fully into the 2019 year with our first month down, there are already some great titles to enjoy on the PlayStation 4. For instance we have two heavy hitters from this past month which are Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2. However, if missed out on some exclusives of last year then we suggest checking out this list below. This particular list we have went through Metacritic scores and tracked the exclusives from the user rating. As a result, these are the best PlayStation 4 exclusive titles from 2018 according to gamers.


#7 Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni No kuni II: Revenant Kingdom takes place a hundred years after the events of the first title where players follow a young king named Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum who sets out to reclaim his kingdom. While fans of the first title can expect the role-playing experience with the sequel. The game will feature an open world and a cast of characters that can be controlled during battles. Speaking of battles, there are a range of attacks and strategies available to use during combat with characters having melee style standard attacks along with a variety of skills.


#6 Yakuza Kiwami 2

If you enjoy the Yakuza series then you may have picked up Yakuza Kiwami. The game was a remake of the original Yakuza title and as you might have already guessed, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the remake of 2006 release, Yakuza 2.

Much like other Yakuza installments within the franchise, Yakuza Kiwami 2 is an open world action-adventure title where players take the role of Kazuma Kiryu. Without spoiling the original narrative, Kiryu is a former Yakuza member but he soon finds himself back into another fight and investigation when Yukio Terada, the clan’s Fifth Chairman is murdered.

Outside of the visual upgrades, the upcoming remake also includes a new storyline that unveils the history of Majima leaving the Tojo Clan. For those of you who have played Yakuza games in the past then you know that the game will be open world. It’s not an massive open world experience, but you can explore the city and take on various quests or battle the occasional street gang. Likewise players will be able to make upgrades and unlocks skills for different aspects to Kiryu such as agility or special attacks.


#5 Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus is an iconic title, one of which that originally released back in 2005 for the PlayStation 2. Overall, players take on the role of a young man named Wander who has entered into a forbidden land. Your overall goal in the video game is rather straightforward, players must track down and fight these massive creatures known as Colossi in order to restore the life of a girl named Mono.

The video game as mentioned was introduced and released for the PlayStation 2, however, it was later re-released with enhanced graphics in 2011 for the PlayStation 3. During Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, we were once again taken back to the classic title as Sony unveiled their intentions to remake the video game for the PlayStation 4 console which you can pick up today. If you haven’t experienced this game before then we highly recommend checking out this latest release. Likewise, if you first enjoyed the Shadow of the Colossus title when it launched originally for the PlayStation 2 then we’re sure you’ll appreciate the newly designed and overhaul visuals with the PlayStation 4 release.


#4 Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

For those familiar with the Yakuza series, the latest main installment of the series, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, will pick back up the narrative storyline players have been following over the years. Just like previous installments to the franchise, gamers can expect a brawler fighting title with a slightly open world environment to explore. As players go through the game, they can level up and unlock useful skills to use against other Yakuza thugs. When it comes to the narrative, players will step into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu once again who is on a mission to learn what has happened to Haruka after being locked away for three years. It’s worth stating that if you haven’t checked out the Yakuza series in the past then we suggest looking at Yakuza Kiwami and its sequel. They are overhaul remakes of the very first Yakuza titles and it’s likely that more Kiwami installments are underway.


#3 Spider-Man

Spider-Man was crafted up by developers Insomniac Games who are previously known for their Ratchet & Clank and Resistance video game franchises. Their latest title will breathed 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. This is an open-world title where the narrative will follow Peter Parker graduating college while keeping up as protector of New York City. If you enjoyed Spider-Man 2 back on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox days then you will find this to pay some great homage to the world and web slinging mechanics when exploring the city.


#2 Detroit: Become Human

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 that became viral online. 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 it certainly seems that 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. Since the game released, NetEase has bought into Quantic Dreams and that’s allowing the development team to create new video games that are not necessarily a PlayStation 4 exclusive. As a result, this very well may be the last exclusive from the development team and its certainly a worth title to add towards your PlayStation 4 video game collection.


#1 God of War

 

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.

Players will get a few new elements and control over Kratos. Furthermore, you can still expect the over-the-top action gameplay that was featured heavily in previous God of War installments. What may throw people off with this particular installment is the narrative journey that will keep you playing along until the very end.