Gamers love Christmas because its a perfect time to grab some new games.
If you’re buying for a PS4 gamer this Christmas then there’s no better present than brand a new game for their beloved console.
Below you’ll find our top picks for PS4 gamers. Stay tuned to EF for games gift guides for other consoles.
After the dreadful Aliens Colonial Marines we were starting to wonder if we’d ever get another decent Aliens game. Thankfully The Creative Assembly and SEGA stepped up to the mark with this entry into the survival horror genre. Set 15 years after the events of Alien, players stepped into the shoes of Ripley’s daughter Ellen. Essential for fans of the Alien films.
Assassin’s Creed Unity
This year Ubisoft have treated fans to two new Assassin’s Creed games. PS4 owners will want to pick up Assassin’s Creed Unity which is set in Paris during the French Revolution. Ubisoft may still be fixing some bugs with the game but it’s easily the best looking game in the series so far. There’s also four-player online co-op.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
With an extra year in development and a future setting this year’s Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games has given the series a new lease of life. There’s a brilliant single-player campaign featuring Kevin Spacey and a fresh take on the multiplayer game. This will keep First-Person Shooter fans busy well into 2015.
Bungie selling the rights to their beloved Halo franchise came as a big surprise but the ambition of their next title was not. Destiny merges the MMO and FPS genres in new ways resulting in an addictive online-shooter that we can’t stop going back to. Great for solo shooter fans but even better for those who love to play online with friends.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
If you’re buying for a gamer who loves Role-Playing Games and has a lot of time on their hands then you can’t go wrong with the latest Dragon Age. Inquisition is a massive game that will keep most gamers busy for well over 100 hours.
Far Cry 4
The perfect gift for fans of Far Cry 3. The fourth instalment brings more of the same open-world shooter but it’s better than ever. Player take the role of Ajay Ghale who is travelling to the Himalayan town of Kyrat to fulfill his mother’s dying wish. As soon as you arrive you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min.
With improved graphics and controls as well as a myriad of other improvements FIFA 15 from EA Sports will be top of every football fans gaming wishlist.
Grand Theft Auto V
Although available last year, for Xbox 360 and PS3, gamers will still want to grab a copy of GTA V for their PS4. The game has been remastered with better graphics and sound, more content and a new first-person mode.
inFAMOUS: Second Son
One of the cheaper PS4 titles currently on offer. inFAMOUS Second Son is a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Set in a locked-down Seattle, players take the role of Delsin Rowe. He’s recently discovered superhuman powers that he can use to fight back against the oppressive Department of Unified Protection (D. U. P).
LittleBigPlanet finally makes its PS4 debut. Sackboy is back, this time with playable new friends – Toggle, OddSock, and Swoop – each with their own unique abilities and personalities. A great gift for creative gamers of all ages.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Games based around films and books never seen to turn out all that great. Instead Warner Bros and Monolith have come up with a game set in Tolkien’s Middle-earth and it’s one of the surprise hits of the year. The game features brutal combat and a brilliant nemesis system.
Ubisoft’s latest is an action-driving MMO where players can team up with friends and make the entire US their playground. A great choice for car racing fans who love to play online with their mates.
The Evil Within
For horror fans there is only one game this year and it’s Shinji Mikami’s (Resident Evil) The Evil Within.
The Last of Us Remastered
The most essential PS3 title has been given a new lick of paint and fully upgraded for PS4. If you’re buying for a gamer who missed it first time around then they’d be delighted to find a copy of this under the tree this year.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Play as American war hero, B.J. Blazkowicz, as he battles the Nazi’s in a version of the world where they won World War II. A great choice for shooter fans who prefer single-player over multiplayer.
What PS4 games are you hoping Santa brings you this Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.