10 Essential PS4 Games You’ll Want to Play in 2016

Gavin Phillips 18-02-2016

2016 looks to be another excellent year for the PS4. Following a year of outstanding gaming performances by Bloodborne, Rocket League 5 Genius Ways to Save Money on Gaming Gaming doesn't have to be a bank-breaker. Read More (I know, not exclusive, but SO FUN), Until Dawn, and plenty more, how will developers keep us rooted to our seats for another 12 months 5 Games That Will Make 2015 Gaming's Best Year Ever It's easy to see that 2015 just might be the best year for video games that we've ever had, even rivaling 1998, the year generally regarded as the greatest. Read More ?


I’m going to show exactly what to look out for in 2016, covering exclusives, ports, some indies, and if warranted, crossovers too PS4 vs Xbox One: 5 Reasons To Buy The Xbox One This year's E3 felt almost like it was over before it began. Though the conference lasts for days, both Microsoft and Sony made their announcements before the doors opened, showing not just hardware but also... Read More .

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No Man’s Sky

I have to start with one of the most anticipated games of 2016. It’s topped my list for some time, and I’m sure it is at the top of many of yours 15 Unmissable Video Games You Need to Play in 2015 All of these games are due to be released in 2015, meaning this is a list of games you should definitely be keeping an eye out for between now and the beginning of next year. Read More , too. The procedurally-generated space epic No Man's Sky and the Future of Procedural Games If you haven't heard of No Man's Sky yet, you're missing out. This open-world adventure game is set to pioneer a new standard in procedural generation, a topic that's deeply interesting even if you don't... Read More looks sublime – sprawling planets dotted with trading outposts reminiscent of Star Wars, towering dinosaur style beasts roaming the plains and jungles, and enough contrast in colors, shapes, and foe to give each system a distinct feel.

No Man’s Sky is coming to the PC and PS4 How A PC Gamer Learned To Love the PS4 When the time came for me to upgrade my gaming rig, a console was the most viable option. But could I make the transition from keyboard to controller? Let the comedy of errors begin. Read More , though is exclusive to the latter, so you can take rectitude in warping through the light years with your PC brethren.

Horizon Zero Dawn

A big game, with a fitting title Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo - Who Had the Best E3 Showing? It's E3 again, which is like Christmas for gamers, if Santa told you about your presents a year in advance and then spent Christmas morning selling them to you in bits and pieces. Read More . You enter the world a skilled hunter, relying on your deft speed, your astute agility, and devious cunning to remain alive in a world overrun by hulking, monolithic machines. Yes, it is a massive open-world. Yes, you’re on a quest. But from what I’ve seen, there are serious RPG elements These RPGs Are So Good You Won't Believe They're Really Free There are plenty of bad RPGs that sully the genre's reputation, but if you know where to look, you'll find that there are free titles that deserve to sit alongside the paid games. Read More hiding behind the open-ended feeling, and you won’t just be hacking and slashing your way through nameless beasts and machines.


Be sure to check out the verging-on-ridiculous Thunderjaw in the linked video – it’s quite something!


Rime brings us the story of lone-boy, stranded on an island, using his wit and ingenuity to survive. There is no combat; the action comes from exploration, discovery, trials, and of course, puzzles 20 Cool Puzzle Games You Can Play Free in Your Browser Browser-based games are perfect for a quick casual game. Pick one from these quick puzzle games to stimulate your brain. Read More . It looks sublime, and creative director Raúl Rubio has cited Princess Mononoke, Jason and the Argonauts, Joaquin Sorolla, Salvador Dalí, and Giorgio de Chirico as artistic influences.

We can’t wait to discover Rime‘s island of puzzles. Or was that islands? We shall see.

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian has adventures, puzzles, crumbling ruins, manipulation, friendship, and trust. Sounds great, right? Oh, and a colossal cat-dog-bird hybrid named Trico that you’ll befriend to complete your quest. The Last Guardian introduces a strong element of teamwork 6 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Gaming There are plenty of life lessons to be learned from games, and these lessons can make you a better person in the end. Read More as your character – a young boy – seeks to use the hybrid beast to outmaneuver the puzzles of the ancient ruins. Just as with a real animal, your relationship with the chimera develops overtime, from hostile to best friends.


This looks to be a really interesting game dynamic, and one we don’t see very often. The Last Guardian is sure to be popular with anyone familiar with director Fumito Ueda’s other titles, such as Ico or Shadow of the Colossus.


Abzû is a third-person exploration game Love Exploring? These RPGs Are Made For You Many players love RPGs because their large, open worlds offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore a virtual landscape. Here's ten games that you can explore for hours on end. Read More , set underwater, in a world that just keeps on giving. It really does look beautiful: enormous jellyfish, huge turtles (and manta rays!) you can catch a ride on, schools of fish in thousands, with each animal reacting to your diver in their midst. Abzû delivers a sense of wonder we lose as we grow old and jaded, presenting you with a truly awesome journey to the bottom of sea.

With no emphasis on oxygen, and evolving relationships with the animals around you, you’ll be submerged for days.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Does any self-respecting PS4 owner even need to be reminded of Uncharted 4? I’m sure many of you are beside yourself with waiting, with the Uncharted 4 release date being pushed back not once, but twice. Set several years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, you’ll be ruthlessly dragged from retirement and thrust back into Drake’s old life. Despite the ongoing delays, Uncharted 4 promises to be big, action-packed, immersive, and more destructive (and destructible) than ever before.


Uncharted 4 is definitely coming in April. I mean, it has too, right? Until that time, sit back, put a brew on, and play through Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.

DiRT Rally

I know PS4 gamers are crying out for a dedicated rally game that matches the performance of their console. Sparkling lakes, lush Finnish forests, deathly slippery mountains around Monaco, and a truly unforgiving terrain await the keenest of potential ralliers 4 of the Most Hardcore Racing Simulators You Can Play on PC Right Now On console, gamers will find a few fairly hardcore racing simulators like Forza and Gran Turismo, but over on the PC is where the truly crazy racing games dwell. Read More .

It isn’t an exclusive, but if it’s anything like the PC version, it’ll be so worth the wait.

What Remains of Edith Finch?

I must admit, I’d heard of What Remains of Edith Finch, but other than watching the trailer, hadn’t really looked into it before writing this article. What Remains of Edith Finch? looks like a really interesting take on the storytelling/narrative/episodic exploration game 5 Lesser Known Episodic Games on Steam You Should be Playing Don't call it a comeback. Episodic games have been here for years! Read More -style, all based around the theme of death. Morphing in and out of dreams, horrors, fantasies, and more, you progress through the house (or levels) understanding more about the family, the house, and the happenings.


It’s slightly surreal, big on narrative Game? Book? Or Both? 4 Visual Novels You Should Play Do you like video games, but find yourself more drawn to the narrative than the gameplay elements? Read More , and something a little different that should hold your interest.

For Honor

You could jump on the growing anti-Ubisoft bandwagon. Or, you could wait 5 Ways Assassin's Creed Syndicate Can Make Us Forget Unity How can Ubisoft make us forget their last Assassin's Creed game? Simple: Do everything differently. Read More , and have a look at For Honor. I’m not sure if we’ve ever had this much control over our swords and character fighting style in the traditional hack ‘n’ slash The Top 5 Alternatives To Diablo 3 [Gaming] Diablo 3 is out. The game hasn’t pleased everyone. Some gamers feel it doesn’t live up to the legacy of the Diablo franchise while others are just mad about the DRM. If you’re in the... Read More genre.

Personally, I think it looks fantastic, the multiplayer looks engaging and actually involves playing as a team, and it reminds me of one of my old favorites, Pirates, Vikings and Knights in offering serious gameplay that can be wonderfully silly at times.

Ratchet and Clank

A game that makes me want to shout “Yeeaaaahhhah!” with enthusiasm, and certainly a title that tickles the nostalgia glands, Ratchet and Clank are coming back to our controllers and to the big silver screen. While Ratchet and Clank will be reliving their initial adventure, developers Insomniac Games are throwing in some new weapons, such as The Pixelizer, as well as keeping some of the features from later games, such as strafing.

If you remember the 2002 original, and the follow ups, then you should be waiting with baited breath for this PS4 exclusive 5 PS4 Exclusive Titles To Make Xbox One Owners Jealous Having already proposed five reasons you should be buying a PlayStation 4, it's time to focus in on the games that will be released for the system within its first year on sale. What follows... Read More .

Also Coming

I don’t have enough space to keep going with the plethora of games coming to PS4 this year, but it really is going to be a big one. Updated versions of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, Street Fighter V, Far Cry Primal, The Division, Mirrors Edge 5 Video Games That Should Be Movies [MUO Gaming] Many modern video games play out like movies, with strong storylines, fleshed-out characters, and action sequences that surely give even Michael Bay pause for thought. And yet when it comes to actually making movies from... Read More : Catalyst, and Final Fantasy 6 Lesser Known Final Fantasy Games That Deserve A Playthrough Take a look at some great games outside of the core Final Fantasy series, and find out if any catch your eye! Read More XV to name but a few should keep you engrossed, and that is without considering titles that have already appeared between the new year and now.

Whatever your preferred gaming genre, you will absolutely find something worth playing on your PS4.

What have we missed? What would you have included? What are you desperate to play? Let us know below!

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  1. .  
    February 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    How about Free PS4 games? Oh... wait!!!

    • Gavin Phillips
      February 29, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Well, there is Playstation Plus, which I know is subscription based, but is still an option.