The Gunplay Conundrum

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To this day, I still remember my experiences with Halo 2 and Halo 3 online multiplayer due to the veracity of Bungie’s execution of gunplay, ranking systems, ease of playing with others, and some truly unforgettable maps.

It’s no surprise considering my relationship with the series, especially when hurled into the online era, bordered on addiction, both when hopelessly enthralled while playing and consumed with thoughts about the game when sitting idly.

2007 was the perfect storm as far as myself and untamed, nearly compulsory, gaming hedonism is concerned. I was 16 at the time and Xbox Live was growing into a monstrosity of a social phenomenon.

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5 Switch Games to Induce a Zen State of Mind

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The tumultuous thrill of chasing Grandmaster in Overwatch or Grand Champion in Rocket League cannot be matched when you’re in the mood for that type of experience, but sometimes a player just wants a serene and relaxing game to sit back and sink into.

The beauty of video games is the established spectrum between highly competitive and lackadaisical, something that accounts for any particular mood that strikes.

And truth be told, some of the best games are relaxing and chilled by their nature, and luckily freneticism and laser like focus aren’t prerequisites for a good game.

In this article we’ll cover the best relaxing and chill games for the Nintendo Switch to help you achieve a tranquil state of mind and melt away the non sequiturs of daily life.

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5 PS4 Games with High Flying Boss Battles

While boss battles aren’t strictly an action RPG affair, the genre is rife with many examples of games that excel at offering narrative, gameplay, and questing that is interwoven with treks towards the proverbial summit of bosses.

No game should discount the importance of the moment to moment combat loop of conflicts with standard or mob type enemies, but that doesn’t mean that peak levels of excitement should be shaved away from an unmistakable and, often seemingly immovable, boss.

A good boss battle should offer a player the unique resolve of simultaneous confidence and doubt. A  good fight is nothing without its resulting peaks and valleys, on a turbulent landscape of thrills, brought by design and difficulty.

And the PS4 is one of the best places to find a quality boss battle now that the library has matured since its initial release in 2014. Continue reading for 6 games on the PS4 with the best boss battles.

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3 Best Switch Games with Amiibo Support

Amiibo, Nintendo’s take on the toy to life craze, were initially introduced to the market in 2014 and have done quite well sales wise since.

During the financial year ending March 31, 2016, 24.7 million amiibo figures and 28.9 amiibo cards were shipped by Nintendo. Amiibo figures and cards allow gamers to unlock additional items, cosmetics, in game currency, and so on, on the 3DS, Wii U, and now, the Switch.

Considering the Switch just launched earlier in 2017, fans of amiibo have been clamoring to put the figures and cards, which essentially amount to DLC, to use on the new hybrid handheld/home console.

Keep reading for the best games on the Nintendo Switch that have amiibo support.

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5 Rich PS4 RPG’s with Character Classes

Not all role playing games offer character classes but the hallmark feature of the genre holds a special place in many gamers’ hearts. And luckily, with the modern homogenization of games across all systems, a gaming PC isn’t the only place to enjoy a meaty RPG with the feature.

Consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, and certainly the Switch sooner or later, now offer a great selection of RPG’s with character classes, to the point where some players may feel inundated with sheer volume of choice.

In this article we’ll talk about the 5 best PS4 RPG’s with character classes so that you can get started on your next grand, fantastical adventure ASAP.

Bloodborne

This lovecraftian, Victorian era action RPG is lauded by critics and players alike as not only one of the best PS4 exclusives, but one of the best games of the generation thus far.

Bloodborne is from the creators of Demon Souls and the Dark Souls series, From Software, and right from the start its apparent that its a much different beast in regards to speed than prior entries.

Although the gameplay is quicker, cornerstone features such as brutal difficulty, a punishing progression system, and high stakes, adrenaline spiking boss bottles remain intact.

There are 9 classes, or origins, to choose from at the start of the game, and they will each impact what type of playstyle you will be best suited for differently.

Although not regarded as difficult as past Souls games, Bloodborne is a great pick for players looking for a challenge, epic boss battles, a unique atmosphere, and a flavor of cosmic horror not found in many video games.

It truly is one of the best games on the PS4, all genres included, and it can be bought for a budget price these days. Also be sure to check out Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 if this style of game is up your alley.

Skyrim

Skyrim is the blockbuster open world fantasy RPG, from industry veterans Bethesda, that has pretty much set the bar for the amount of different versions released.

At this point there are about 7 different versions of the game with the latest versions of the game coming to the Playstation VR and Nintendo Switch.

But each version sells, and sells incredibly well, because Skyrim is a game that is absolutely adored by casual and hardcore gamers alike. It was the first fantasy role playing game to truly penetrate the mainstream market and shake it for all of its worth.

There are a total of 10 different character classes/races in Skyrim, each offering their own unique set of stats, strengths, and weaknesses.

By this point in time you have probably heard of Skyrim or at the very least, The Elder Scrolls series, but if you haven’t, know that this game is ripe for the picking for those who enjoy fantasy RPG’s with vast open world exploration.

And the upside of being a 6 year old game remastered for the PS4 is the fact that this particular version includes all of the downloadable content released for Skyrim. There are literally hundreds of hours of gameplay to be had with this multi generational RPG.

Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition

Diablo 3 is a quintessential time waster in the best way possible. This is an isometric loot based ARPG at its core, and so its no surprise that it’s the type of game the facilitates a “one more game” mentality.

Each of the different classes in Diablo 3, of which there are 7, has their own set of unique abilities that are unlocked through leveling, and further refined as endgame closes in. The loot that you find, especially during endgame play, will serve to enhance specific abilities as well as the interplay between multiple abilities.

The ultimate goal, if you really want to dive in head first, is to exploit the meta game for all it’s worth by chasing specific builds for each class.

Diablo 3 is one of the best games on the PS4 simply because its one that can be both relaxing and hardcore for those that want to nerd out. You can chase loot by yourself and have an incredibly satisfying time, or you can play with friends either online or locally with couch coop.

The recent addition of seasons and the necromancer of Diablo days past makes this an even more compelling class based ARPG. Pick this up if you dig ARPG’s, loot, endless replay value, and a highly satisfying gameplay loop.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition

Pillars of Eternity is an RPG that draws inspiration from classic RPG’s such as Baldur’s Gate and imposes what made classic CRPG’s adored by players on the modern era.

Traditionally, CRPG’s have been released on the PC and within the last few years the substantial, isometric affairs have seen a comeback on the platform. But as far as consoles were concerned, the comeback was never seen – that is up until recently.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition takes what was once though impossible, porting a game literally developed around mouse and keyboard controls, and delivers a rich experience on consoles without a hitch.

There are 11 character classes in total in Pillars of Eternity and, true to the roots of the CRPG genre, each delivers a different taste at true roleplaying.

Whichever class you roll with, the game is filled to the brim with opportunities for decision making – decisions that can alter the game itself.

Pick up Pillars of Eternity if you’re nostalgic for old school RPG’s (or want to explore the genre for the first time), value player choice in RPG’s, like the idea of rolling with a party, and are fine with an isometric camera.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a high fantasy, party based RPG from developer Bioware, creators of the space opera series Mass Effect.

And just like the Mass Effect series, Inquisition offers up the chance at hammed up character romance. And it wouldn’t be a modern Bioware RPG without some dairy based sensuality, would it?

There are 3 classes to choose from in Dragon Age’s third installment – mage, rogue, and warrior. Adding breadth to these 3 class choices, there are also 3 sub-class options for each.

Upon choosing your class you will venture off into a pseudo open world, meaning that the game instances numerous different areas or hubs to explore.

Truthfully, there is still a lot to explore, conquer, and loot even though Inquisition isn’t a traditional seamless open world game. And there are 8 main hub areas in total, each offering a unique visual palette.

Dragon Age: Inquisition allows you to overcome monsters and beasts by using either real time or tactical combat, the latter giving way to the ability of temporarily freezing time. And yes, you will encounter monolithic dragons as the name of the series implies.

Some have described the sum of the experience as a sort of single player MMORPG, mainly due to how the questing is handled and the fact that you’ll be roaming the varied locales with a party.

Inquisition is a great pick for players that want a class based RPG which offers beautiful visuals, partying up with interesting characters, and a slightly less traditional take on open world design by modern standards.

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Best PS4 Games with HDR

High dynamic range, or HDR, is arguably the definitive envelope pushing visual technology to grace television sets. It overtakes even the clarity bump offered by 4k resolution in spectacle when done right.

The technology first appeared on consumer televisions after April 8, 2015
and has since matured into a truly impressive visual addendum, with much more room for future improvements even still.

And quickly, a pace no stranger to consumer technology, the technology made its mark on not only TV shows and movies but also select video games.

Every single version of the PS4 can display HDR and as the technology picks up steam, more and more titles are adapting the technology.

In this article we will go over the best PS4 games that have HDR so that you can not only sit back at the spectacle but also enjoy a genuinely good new game too.

Quality with a Side of Spectacle

Dig into some of the best games on PS4 with HDR with our expanded list below as well as some games releasing 2018/2019 that will also offer the feature.

Did you know that the standard PS4 and PS4 Slim are also HDR capable? It’s not just the PS4 Pro that has this feature, as you might have been led to believe by Sony’s marketing.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best exclusives and overall games for the PS4 in 2017, with sales totaling 3.4 million copies as of June 2017.

HZD puts a new spin on the age old Ubisoft formula and crafts it into a game with an engrossing narrative, exhilarating and layered gameplay, some of the best visuals on the system, and a strong female lead to boot.

The use of HDR completely changes the visual look of the game in a way that makes things look much more realistic. The color palette changes from an oversaturated look to something much more grounded and natural.

The usual highlights and enhancements to contrast are here on display but the end result of a more refined look is the most staggering. Give Horizon a shot if the idea of battling robo dinosaurs among a rudimentary civilization, all interwoven in a compelling narrative, sounds interesting to you.

A new expansion for Horizon Zero Dawn, The Frozen Wilds, also recently released adding more quality exploration and bombastic combat for players to experience. It flips Horizon’s previous landscapes on their head with a new scenic, snowy playable area, new questlines, new characters, and new enemies.

Gran Turismo Sport

The latest entry in the Gran Turismo is a tough one in terms of how it’s going to align with gamers’ tastes.

The epicenter of this driving simulator, or “simcade” for those deeply entrenched in the genre, is nothing but masterful execution. Driving in this game is good, damn good.

It’s everything else that makes it divisive. The quick of it is that you are absolutely going to love GT Sport if the idea of progression based online racing sounds ideal to you.

There are typical ranks in place for determining skill as well as a sportsmanship rating that determines how clean of a driver you are. The addition of a sportsmanship rating is a giant leap forward for console racers as it’s the first time it’s ever been included.

And in terms of the HDR implementation, the results are jaw dropping. Polyphony Digital, developers of the GT series, have always been wizards when it comes to realistic lighting but their usage of HDR takes Sport to new heights.

The end result is HDR lighting that not only looks breathtaking but also creates an incredibly realistic visual representation. It is one of the best, if not the best, HDR game on the PS4.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 put an old spin on things for the FPS series after the modern military installments of Battlefield 3 and 4, with its coverage of the World War 1 era.

And while modern era rifles, dmr’s, and light machine guns were swapped out for a more primitive toolset for use in the sandbox, the large scale battle cornerstone of the series remained intact as ever.

Battlefield 1 is a game that is great for veterans and FPS fans in general that are a fatigued when it comes to modern military shooters and some of the downright ridiculous gameplay mechanics that have come with them over the last few years.

Even the developers of Call of Duty have realized that players are sick of spastic aerial movements interwoven into gunplay. The latest installment in the series, Call of Duty WWII, has taken a hint from Battlefield 1 and reverted back to a previous era.

Make no mistake, this is straightforward infantry and vehicular combat that has firm roots on the ground (with the exception of planes). This is not some alternate history timeline where jetpacks have oozed their way into the first World War.

Battlefield 1 absolutely nails its execution in the visuals department thanks in part to the Frostbite 3 engine. And the recent patch that brought HDR has cemented BF1 as one of the best looking games on the PS4.

The dynamic skybox and weather effects makes the WW1 shooter a perfect showcase for high dynamic range. It’s quite easy to sit back in awe as you take in the changing color palette and the dynamic nature of the sun’s light.

Make Battlefield 1 the next purchase for your PS4 library, or backlog, if you value large scale battles, engaging combat, great sound design, and some of the best graphics on the system that also makes use of HDR.

Destiny 2

At the time of this article, Destiny 2 does not yet have HDR implementation, but don’t fret, it’s coming in a few short weeks.

The official release for HDR will coincide on December 5th with the release of Destiny 2’s first expansion, Curse of Osiris.

And we have a feeling that the HDR implementation of Destiny 2 is going to be absolutely stunning due to the use of lighting that’s already on display throughout the game’s breathtaking playable spaces, as well as the overall atmosphere and palette.

While Destiny 2 may not have the absolute best graphics on the PS4 from a pure technical standpoint, its art style puts most games to shame. Art style is a visual instrument that can absolutely trump raw graphics, which is glaringly obvious with Nintendo games such as Breath of the Wild.

What makes Destiny 2 a great game?

The actual act of shooting and chewing through alien factions is an absolute joy and the execution of gunplay is truly masterful.
Destiny 2, while having its fair share of faults, is like its predecessor in that it cannot be faulted in the realm of actually playing the game, something that even many modern games fail to get right.

It’s also pretty much the only game of its type on the PS4 – a shared world looter shooter. If you like hunting for armor, guns, and items that generally add to the flavor of your character then Destiny is right up your alley.

Destiny 2, when it comes down to it, is a fantastic game for the proverbial ride along with friends. It’s relaxing while being satisfying but also challenging when you want it to be, with activities like the Leviathan raid and Trials of the Nine.

And now is the perfect time to buy into the Destiny universe with HDR and the first DLC on the way.

Other Great Games with HDR on PS4

HDR is maturing as a technology and the implementation of visual highlight is becoming more of a common thread among new releases as opposed to sparse availability.

There is already an array of great games with HDR on PS4 and it’s certainly not limited to the releases listed above. Below is a list of even more quality PS4 games to check out with the feature:

  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • The Witness

A lot of the games with HDR in this article are PS4 exclusives as Sony has been nailing it, through and through, with their execution. And this trend is only going to continue with their first party releases in 2018/2019.

Here are some upcoming PS4 exclusives that are either confirmed to have or most certainly will have HDR:

  • Days Gone
  • God of War
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Death Stranding
  • Spider-Man

It’s an exciting time to be a PS4 gamer with a 4k TV capable of true 10 bit HDR, with the tech really hitting its stride as of late. The same can be said for the current push of quality UHD Blu-ray releases and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Be sure to check back with Click Press Play for more coverage of HDR in video games and let us know what your favorite HDR games are in the comments below.

Best PS4 Games with High Replay Value

Even though video games generally depreciate in cost at a moderate pace, the initial $60 buy in puts the overall hobby on the costlier side.

This is why many PS4 gamers are after experiences that lend themselves to tons of replay value. The types of games that you can dump hundreds and sometimes thousands of hours with absolute ease.

In this article we’ll be covering the best PS4 games out now with high replay value in addition to some games in the 2018/2019 pipeline.

High Replay Value Games Out Now

Below we’ll dive into 7 different games spanning various different genres that all offer players tons of value.

Looking to spend 100 or more hours with one particular game?

The PS4 titles below are right up your alley, available now, and some are even free.

Warframe

  • Genre: Third person ARPG
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on the Playstation Store

Warframe is an absolutely balls to the wall frenetic action RPG that has literally enveloped some players for thousands of hours. We placed this first on the list because of the price, in that there is none.

Warframe is entirely free to play and is supported with the use of microtransactions.

A brand new open world expansion, Plains of Eidolon, is set to release for consoles by the end of the year.

It’s a loot based game so the treadmill churn here is the constant chase towards new and better gear to become more powerful to get better loot. The cycle never ends. Ever. Which is why this is the type of game that hooks players hundreds upon hundreds of hours.

A fair warning here, where certain games such as Diablo 3 and Destiny 2 can tend to slap some players silly with a lack of depth, Warframe goes into the opposite direction.

It’s highly likely that you’ll find yourself absolutely overwhelmed at the start and it can be a very, very grindy game. This is why it’s recommended to look up a beginner guide or two and head on over to a community like the official sub reddit.

But hey, it’s free. So if any of this sounds remotely interesting to you then boot up your PS4 and start downloading the game off of PSN.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

  • Genre: Isometric ARPG
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

Diablo 3 is the premier isometric action RPG for the Playstation 4. Loot drops and character builds are the main thrills here and man does it have an enticing gameplay loop.

The gameplay is simple enough for most people to pick up and makes use of rudimentary button combos in order to efficiently roll on masses of the undead.

The loot you pick up will have a direct effect on how much power you output, your defenses, and can even change the dynamics of your skills.

There’s a fantastic free alternative to Diablo 3 called Path of Exile but unfortunately it’s only available to those with a PC or Xbox One. If you have either then get on that!

There are different classes to choose from and they each have their own abilities/skills which results in vastly different playstyles. A Wizard is going to have different abilities than a Crusader which is going to have different abilities than a Monk and so on.

One of the best aspects of this particular looter package is how Diablo 3 handles multiplayer. There’s traditional online multiplayer that you can play with up to 3 other people.

But there’s also couch coop, a rarity these days, that you can also enjoy with 3 of your friends. You could even play locally with one of your buddies and start up a lobby online in order to play with 2 other friends online.

The cherry on top of Diablo 3’s offerings includes the somewhat recent addition of seasons. With the seasonal mode you compete with others online to see just how far you can take your geared up character, complete with various forms of leaderboards.

Diablo 3 is one of those PS4 games that’s great for those that want to kick back, relax, and kill stuff casually as well as those who to want to reap all that the endgame has to offer.

Destiny 2

  • Genre: First person shared world shooter (MMO Lite)
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

It’s boundless, infinite, and you can go anywhere you please. It’s Destiny.

This is what most diehard Destiny players would like from the sequel to the best selling new IP but unfortunately we’ll all be waiting for this experience a long, long time.

Melodrama aside, Destiny 2 is a pretty damn good game. It’s a shared world shooter (essentially an MMO lite) that has you shooting and looting different alien races with friends in various types of activities.

You can explore different planets and moons, venture through winding one off dungeon type areas, tackle mechanic driven raids (just one for now), and even compete with other players in PVP modes.

The potential for variety is there in Destiny 2 and technically there is quite a bit of variety. It’s just the execution of various endgame systems that leaves a lot to be desired.

Flaws aside, the systems in place certainly do foster a higher than average amount of playtime among those that dig their hands in Destiny. So far I have nearly 70 hours in Destiny 2 and played the original Destiny for 375 hours.

And that’s peanuts compared to many guardians – with many clocking in 100’s of hours so far in Destiny 2 and thousands in the original release.

Take Sean, Click Press Play cohort, for example. He as already clocked over a hundred hours in Destiny 2 and put in almost 1000 hours in Destiny 1.

Even though Destiny 2 is experiencing somewhat of a lull now for those that put in serious time since release it’s only going to grow and expand with regular expansions and updates.

The Bungie weekly update released on October 26, 2017 outlined all of the changes coming to Destiny 2 in the near to long term. Among those was an outlined strategy detailing how the endgame will be fleshed out for players.

What does this mean for regular players?

It means that, provided it is something you’re interested in, there will be opportunities to chase even more goals and in the spirit of this article, attain even more replay value.

Rocket League

  • Genre: Sports game
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

Rocket League is great for those bite sized lulls in your day that you want to spend gaming. Bite sized, 5 minute matches that quickly add up to hours as you grind out “just one more” in hopes of a better rank.

Personally, Rocket League never dug its claws in me but I can absolutely understand the appeal. It’s a dance of nitrous infused, acrobatic cars playing soccer.

It’s all very simple until one understands that there is a pretty high skill ceiling at play in Rocket League. This is what makes it so addictive and many times infuriating.

Rocket League is an incredibly competitive game if a person wants it to be. Playing the game casually can eat up your time just as easily but seeking out the next win, the win that puts you over the edge, is what does people in.

I’ve seen this first hand with people I know, namely my brother. The entrenchment of focus, unbridled rage, and one pointed thrill of victory.

And, of course, spinning it all back up at chance of any or all of it simultaneously. Frankly, it doesn’t make sense at times but I understand this all too well with my own experiences in the online multiplayer realm.

It all starts with the game of soccer and acrobatic cars. If this deceptively simple premise sounds interesting to you then definitely give the game a whirl. Another great thing about Rocket League is that it was featured on Playstation Plus and retails for only $20.

If it hooks you, this is a game that you can ride as mainstay, go to play indefinitely. It’s just so easy to hop in and play a few (or 20) matches, especially with friends.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Have you heard of the new hot thing in gaming known Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds?

It’s the player versus player game that has sold at least 20 million copies according to the most recent reports and has overtaken Steam’s daily concurrent users charts.

I bring up this current lightning in a bottle of gaming to illustrate that the mode in PUBG, battle royale, is monumentally popular.

And Fortnite is a game that offers a battle royale mode to PS4 players for free. In fact, it is the only battle royale game available on the Playstation 4 as PUBG is yet to release for the system.

Heads up: If you have an Xbox One S or Xbox One X you will be able to play PUBG on December 12th.

In Fortnite you join up to 3 others in a high stakes game of survival. At the start of the game you drop in on an island from above, with 100 players total populating the map.

Upon dropping, you make your way throughout the island in search of guns, materials, traps, bandages, and shields, all of which are randomized in placement.

In carry over from the PVE mode of Fortnite, you are able to build structures as you traverse by using materials harvested and gained. You can build anything from dynamic cover to fortresses in the air.

The catch?

Fortnite Battle Royale employs a life leeching storm that closes in on players as the match progresses. At the start of the match anywhere on the island is up for grabs, but every few minutes the circle gets smaller until you are finally left with a rather claustrophobic area.

Games last as long as you and your team does but are generally pretty quick. It’s the same sort of phenomenon with Rocket League where you’re constantly loading up a new match in hopes of being the winning team.

And it really does feel incredible to come out on top among the 100 players. The longer you survive the more intense the game becomes, resulting in the potential for victory becoming this buzzing, tangible item just within your grasp.

If you want to join the craze on PS4 then head on over to PSN and pull it up. It’s free and will always be free so there’s nothing to lose but time. The PVE mode of Fortnite will also become free sometime in 2018.

Rainbow Six Siege

  • Genre: Tactical FPS
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

These days the shooter market is incredibly saturated making it hard to new entries to stand out from likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Rainbow Six Siege is a first person shooter that offers a much different experience from most other shooters on the market. At the core, Siege is a 5 versus 5 tactical shooter with no respawns.

It has a high learning curve but this is what makes it so rewarding when the game finally clicks. Even in its casual mode every kill feels meaningful and akin to a huge personal victory.

The new season for Siege is set to release soon and with it will come additional operators and a new map. The season should drop sometime after the season 3 finals which fall on November 18-19.

Gameplay systems like character, or operator, abilities and highly destructible environments make Siege that much deeper of a shooter. Add to that labyrinth like, multi layered maps and you’ve got yourself a competitive game with extreme depth.

You’ll be constantly learning and iterating upon your own gameplay which is what makes this a game that can easily be played for hundreds upon hundreds of hours. Not to mention a fully fledged ranking system to chase a more tangible carrot on a stick.

All of this is backed by regular balance patches and content updates for each new season.

And did I mention that you don’t have to pay for any of the downloadable content?

If you’re looking for a new shooter with incredible replay value, one that breaks the mold of the status quo, then Siege is right up your alley.

Ubisoft has also confirmed that there will be at least another year of continued support in 2018.

Overwatch

  • Genre: Hero based FPS
  • Also available on Xbox One and PC
  • Get it on Amazon

Overwatch is a hero shooter that pits two teams vying for an objective. It is like Rainbow Six Siege in that new content is being regularly added for free and the meta game is constantly being changed.

Overwatch is a PVP game so there’s always the chase of kills and wins. It’s generally less tense then Siege but that doesn’t mean the intensity is entirely absent.

Competetive mode complete with ranks is a mainstay which is where you’ll find high stakes play if that’s your thing. But Overwatch is also a game that’s incredibly easy to sit down and play with friends casually.

It’s one of those games that’s great for chilling with friends and catching up. You may find yourself more vulnerable to questionable teammates in quick play, the casual mode in Overwatch, but it’s great for pairing with endless banter nonetheless.

The best part about this Blizzard title is that they’re is a hero for everyone. No matter what kind of player you are there’s bound to be a character you click with.

There’s everything from a sniper equipped healer to a flying bulbous mech. And the roster only expands over time.

For the more vain players out there (who isn’t?), there are also hundreds of skins, emotes, player icons, and sprays to hunt via lootboxes. Regular Overwatch events add even more time limited cosmetics to grind out.

Honorable Mentions

The above list is some of our favorite games that we believe to the best right now with insanely high replay value but there’s definitely more worth checking out on the system.

Some other great PS4 games with high replay value include Spelunky, Rogue Legacy, Final Fantasy XIV, Borderlands 2Dark Souls, Gran Turismo Sport, Call of Duty, and Battlefield 1.

2018/2019 PS4 Games That Have Potential

There’s never a shortage of games to play these days but that doesn’t stop most of us from looking to the future for adding to one’s backlog.

Below is a list of just a few high replay value games to keep tabs on:

  • Last of Us Part II
  • Anthem
  • Borderlands 3
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Didn’t see a particular PS4 game that you find to have a lot of replay value?

Let us know some of your picks in the comments.