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Top 10 PlayStation 4 Exclusives

VO: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Dimitri Vadrahanis
The best selling current generation console is bound to have plenty of great exclusives right? Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our top 10 PS4 exclusives. Expect some fantastic games in this video such as Spider-Man, God of War and Persona 5. To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!
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Top 10 PlayStation 4 Exclusives

If you don’t have a PS4 already, it might be time to pick one up. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our top 10 PS4 exclusives.

For this list, we’re drawing a hard line in the sand by only counting down the best PlayStation exclusives of the eighth console generations.

#10: “Ratchet and Clank” (2016)



When a movie based on Sony’s iconic 3D platformer was announced, it was only natural to reboot the series with a video game tie-in. Unlike the movie, however, the game was actually well received by fans and critics alike. With Insomniac Games at the helm, it’s easy to see why the reboot managed to capture the charm of their original game from 2002. It might not stand toe-to-toe with Sony’s best, but it’s still an incredibly fun and engaging title that single-handedly brought the franchise back for a whole new generation of gamers.

#9: “Detroit: Become Human” (2018)



David Cage might not be everyone’s cup of tea thanks to his preference in telling a story rather than prioritizing gameplay mechanics, but it’s hard to deny that the worlds he creates are anything short of spectacular. The extremely tight writing means that gamers are constantly engaged in the stories of Kara, Connor, and Markus, and the variety of decisions you make with each of them can have dramatic consequences. You won’t be able to see everything on just a single playthrough, but this only encourages multiple playthroughs.

#8: “Until Dawn” (2015)



Horror games risk being generic and never really appreciated outside of their niche, diehard fan base, but that’s essentially what makes this title special. It plays out as an homage to the great slasher movies of the 80s with nonsensical decision-making, traditional settings like cabins and sanitariums, and all the sex-driven innuendo you expect from the genre. It might sound like the comedic elements detract from the overall experience, but it actually makes the scares all the more appreciated. The QTE action is well-spaced apart and never just one note, and that helps keep things from getting stale since you’ll need to replay the story multiple times to get the full experience.

#7: “Spider-Man” (2018)



Spider-Man’s been featured in a bunch of video games in the past, but his latest outing may be his best yet. Insomniac’s take on this iconic Marvel character features some of the most fun and fluid combat out there, and swinging around New York City has never been more exhilarating. With a ton of collectibles, suits, New York City landmarks and more to explore, Spider-Man will have you swinging around for hours on end.

#6: “Shadow of the Colossus” (2018)



Remakes can often feel like pointless cash grabs, but Bluepoint Games’ work on the PS2 classic is anything but and breathes new life into one of the greatest adventure games ever made. The ground-up reconstruction of all the art assets provides players with an amazing sense of scale as they battle the various Colossi, making each fight feel like a struggle where survival is never a given. While the game attempts to preserve some of the original gameplay mechanics, it does result in some platforming and camera work that feels rather dated. Still, look past those minor flaws and you’ll never forget your adventure across The Forbidden Land.

#5: “Persona 5” (2017)



Technically we’re cheating a little since Atlus did release this title on the PS3, but let’s be honest, this game was made for the PS4. The hyper-stylized entry feels familiar with its story and high-school setting but dresses the combat in a new coat of paint by reintroducing long-lost mechanics like ranged attacks for the first time in a while. That diversity is much needed too since the larger palaces would risk getting stale with dozens of enemy encounters impeding your progress. The combat system really drives the experience of a JRPG and based on how much fun we had with this one, we’re comfortable saying it’s one of the best examples the genre has to offer.

#4: “Bloodborne” (2015)



Taking the “souls” gameplay formula of heavy, thoughtful combat and tweaking it to make it slightly faster, Bloodborne is arguably From Software’s masterpiece that surpasses all previous efforts in a genre they themselves created. The dreary, gothic environments are detailed and atmospheric, and its faster combat results in aggressive play styles. And, like any Souls game, the bosses are incredibly tough, so if you couldn’t “git gud” at Dark Souls, chances are “Bloodborne” won’t be any easier on you.

#3: “Uncharted 4: A Thief's End” (2016)



The fourth iteration of Nathan Drake’s adventures delivers a story and world that’s not only as rich and exciting to explore as ever, but also a combat system that fixes all the problems of past games. The story delivers from start to finish, and the game works as a fitting final chapter for Nathan Drake. It’s the kind of quality gaming experience Naughty Dog has delivered time and time again, so it should come as no surprise that this game is among the PS4’s best.

#2: “Horizon Zero Dawn” (2017)



We don’t blame you if you’re getting tired of the open world template in video games, but as burnt out as you might be, you owe it yourself to give Horizon a shot. Yes, it looks gorgeous and the world feels alive thanks to its dynamic weather and day/night cycles, but it’s not just eye candy. The biologically inspired machine aesthetic for the enemies you’ll encounter is some of the most innovative that we’ve come across, and Aloy’s methods of dispatching them are equally fun. “Horizon Zero Dawn” gives us hope for the future of open-world games.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

“Infamous Second Son” (2014)

“Gravity Rush 2” (2017)

“The Last Guardian” (2016)

#1: “God of War” (2018)



This is how you bring back a franchise. Not only do new weapons like the Leviathan Axe change the way players have to approach combat as opposed to the faster Blades of Chaos, but the Norse Mythology influence on the world really pushes the series in a fresh direction. The traditionally rage-fueled Kratos is now more relatable and dynamic than ever thanks to his interactions with Atreus, which results in the best story the series has ever seen. It’s not just Sony’s greatest exclusive, but also one of the greatest games of this console generation, period.
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