As you may or may not have noticed, we’re giving away a PlayStation 4 as well as a Sony Xperia Z3. I love my PS4, and I’m currently using the Z3 so that I can review it for all of you, and I might not give it back. If you don’t already have a new console, this might help you decide which one to buy – can we officially call 2015 the year of the PS4?
The main thing will be exclusives, of course. While some games might come to a variety of platforms, it’s the major exclusives that help ship a console. So here are the announced exclusives for PlayStation platforms coming next year.
You liked Dark Souls and/or Demon’s Souls and you’re looking for even more punishment, this time with even more glorious visuals? Prepare for Bloodborne, a ridiculously difficult and intense RPG that is promising to be the best creation out of From Software.
The Order: 1886
With some ridiculously impressive visuals and an awesome steampunk aesthetic is one of the most anticipated games of 2015. Thanks the power of the PS4, environments are properly built using the properties of the various materials, adding weight and volume to the experience. Plus, you get to shoot werewolves. Could we ask for more?
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Naughty Dog is promising to thrill us again with Uncharted 4. Rejoin Nathan Drake as he is forced back into the world of thieves in what looks to be the most gorgeous iteration in the franchise. Following on the success of The Last of Us, we are all waiting with bated breath to see what Naughty Dog can do next.
Promised for 2015 although we haven’t heard anything lately, Until Dawn is a survival horror game from Supermassive Games. It might just make 2015 the year we become afraid of the dark again.
Major multi-platform games
But you won’t only play exclusives on your PS4, you’ll also get to play the games that come to a variety of platforms. Here are just some of the biggest cross platform games that are coming to PS4 in 2015 – yes, there are even more, so this is just a selection. I’m not even going to mention the annual releases like Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty.
Batman Arkham Knight
The latest Batman games have been incredible, and based on what we’ve seen of Arkham Knight, this one might just be the best of the bunch. With a massive city rendered beautifully on PS4, you will joyfully beat up villains and cruise around in your Batmobile.
Just when you thought zombies were so passé, Dying Light appeared to make them new again. Filled with parkour and genuine fear, killing zombies is fun again – you can even play with asymmetrical multiplayer.
Winning tons of awards at E3, Evolve is one of the most anticipated multiplayer games coming next year. With the boss being played by a human, no battle is ever the same as players can take on the role of hunter or monster. Asymmetrical multiplayer might just be at its best with Evolve.
Final Fantasy Type-0
While marketed on the fact that you can get the Final Fantasy XV demo when you preorder the game, Final Fantasy Type-0 actually looks like a fantastic experience in its own right. Beyond looking gorgeous, the characters and story also seem compelling – finally a JRPG for the new consoles that we can be excited about.
Kingdom Hearts III
Do you like Disney? Do you like JRPGs? Then you’ve probably played Kingdom Hearts. Now the epic key sword is getting a new iteration in the franchise, and it will make fans and newcomers alike happy. Built purposely for new consoles, it promises to bring the franchise to a whole new level.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Combining traditional Metal Gear Solid gameplay with a vast open world and some base management, the Phantom Pain not only looks gorgeous but also seems deep and varied in gameplay. Prepare to be the boss again as you slip into your cardboard box and take down every bad guy on the screen.
Mortal Kombat X
With fluid movement and incredible animation, MKX already has my nomination for best fighting game of 2015. It looks and feels amazing, and the X-Ray abilities make me cringe and smile at the same time. Call dibs on your favorite character and prepare to finish him!
Are you ready for some ridiculously realistic motorsport? Project Cars might just surpass Forza, Gran Turismo or any of the other newcomers. With all the vroom vroom action you can handle, Project CARS was crowd funded (CARS actually stands for Community Assisted Racing Simulator) and has excellent support from the motorsport industry. If you like to race, Project CARS is a must play – designed by gamers, for gamers.
Do you have a little dictator in you? Want to run your own banana republic with an iron fist, or maybe just be a corrupt criminal in charge? The island is your oyster with Tropico 5 as the PC strategy game comes to PS4 in 2015. Build up your island’s economy and “take care of” your political competition as you explore the world of dictatorship simulation.
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3 is one of the most anticipated games on 2015, and it will look mighty impressive on PS4. With an epic scope, journey as Geralt of Rivia as you take down monsters and travel the enormous world. With a deep story and tons of side quests, The Witcher 3 promises to set a new bar for RPGs.
Which games are you excited for in 2015? Will you be playing them on PS4? If you haven’t already, be sure to enter our giveaway and Demand Great – sorry, only residents of South Africa can enter.
Last Updated: December 1, 2014