We all look at different things when trying to choose a new console, but I think it’s fair to say that exclusive games is one of the most important ones. With that in mind, I decided to write two lists with the best exclusives you can get this year for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. When we take into account exclusives, it seems like PlayStation 4 has an advantage over Microsoft’s black box, so let’s go right ahead and see what makes the PS4 so appealing to so many people. Take into account that these are games that are considered exclusive at this point, so maybe eventually they may came out on the Xbox One as well.
5. Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tres’s Woe and the Blight Below
Although the Dragon Quest series has always been about exploring environments and defeating enemies through a turn-based combat, Dragon Quest Heroes is more of an action-RPG/hack and slash game that feels more similar to Dynasty Warriors than Dragon Quest. In other words, you’ll spend most of your time mashing the attack and spell buttons, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.
4. InFamous Second Son
Open-world action-adventure games have a massive appeal and the best part about inFamous Second Son is that you have so many superpower abilities at your disposal that roaming around the city is a blast. As you would expect, progressing though the game gives you access to more powers and there’s a morality based system that’s affected by the choices you make, but the incredible visuals and the entertaining combat is what makes Second Son such a terrific game.
3. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
As most Nippon Ichi Software games (also known as NISA,) Disgaea 5 is hard to recommend because it’s certainly not for everybody. However, if you’re into zany and unconventional tactical role-playing games that offer dozens (if not hundreds) of hours, chances are this is probably already on your radar.
2. Until Dawn
Horror fans will find Until Dawn delightful because this teen horror adventure game is so unique and different to everything else. In Until Dawn, you follow the story of seven teenagers who go to a cabin in the woods to celebrate their annual winter getaway (and have sex.) Little by little, they start dying and you need to make difficult decisions, such as choosing who lives and who dies. The game was designed with replayability in mind and since all the elements draw you in (visuals, gameplay, horror elements, characters and voice acting,) playing more than once is fun.
Bloodborne represents an evolution of the Souls series and while this action-RPG isn’t necessarily better than its peers, Bloodborne is different enough that can even convince those who weren’t into Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls. The fully-customizable character, Gothic setting, fierce boss fights and difficult gameplay make Bloodborne an acquired taste, but if you’re into this game, you’ll probably love it.