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PlayStation 4 was the successor to the PlayStation 3 and launched 2013. It offered enhanced visuals and sound as well as playing 4K films from its Blueray player. Although some older PlayStation games are ported or emulated on the new hardware, you can't play any previous PlayStation disc games on it. You can't use previous PlayStation DualShock controllers on this system. Its DualShock 4 added a touchpad and Options and Share buttons. However, the Move motion controllers that launched during PlayStation 3 era can be used on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. The DualShock 4 was updated when the Slim and Pro models released, which could be used plugged in with a cable as well as wirelessly.
Release Date: 23/02/2017, updated in 2018
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Nier: Automata is a role-playing game, that span off from the Drakengard series. It's set in an alternate future where there is a war between alien machines and human androids. But this isn't a game about winning the war. It's more focused on the plight...
Release Date: 10/04/2020
Final Fantasy VII Remake is an action role-playing game set in a decaying cyberpunk metropolis. It is the first in a series of games that remake the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII. You play the role of a mercenary named Cloud Strife who joins...
Release Date: 25/05/2018
This is a branching narrative game from Quantic Dream, the studio behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. This is the third game in the series and offers a more refined version of the filmic branching experience.
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Release Date: 13/09/2019, updated in 2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad
Cat Quest 2 is an adventure game, the sequel to Cat Quest, about a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. You explore and talk to characters who send you on quests to kill enemies in caves or retrieve hidden items. The addition of two player in the second game...
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Release Date: 14/11/2013
Platforms: Android, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad
Oceanhorn is an adventure game series that brings Zelda-style exploration, battling and dungeon solving to non-Nintendo platforms. You play as a boy on a quest to find his lost father and defeat the living fortress, Oceanhorn. You explore dungeons,...
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 08/11/2018, updated in 2022
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad
Horizon Chase 2 is the latest game in the Horizon Chase series of arcade racing games with a focus on competitive fun rather than realism; its graphics make it look like it was plucked from the nineties’ arcades, with a nod to Outrun and Lotus Turbo...
Release Date: 31/10/1997
Platforms: PS4 and PSP
PaRappa the Rapper is a bizarre rhythm game where you play a paper-thin rapping dog trying to win the heart of a flower-faced girl. You do this by pressing buttons to rap in time with the music to impress her. It creates a silly yet endearing game about...
Release Date: 20/09/1996, updated in 2017
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5 and Switch
Persona 5 (also known as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona) is the latest game in a series of role-playing games that focus on a group of students. You explore the world and take on enemies like other role play games. Here though, you manage relationships...
Release Date: 14/06/2015, updated in 2016
Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Fallout Shelter is a time management simulation game. Set in the Fallout wasteland after a nuclear war, you play as an Overseer of an underground bunker. You accrue currency to build rooms, attract people and train them to provide resources, craft...