In the wake of E3 2014 there is a general murmuring of concern about Sony’s presentation, in particular, the lack of titles that they showed on stage that would be arriving in 2014. The vast majority of titles that took to the stage along side Andrew House and Adam Boyles would not be seeing the light of day this year. As amazing as 2015 is shaping up to be, the Sony faithful were beginning to worry what they would be getting to play for the rest of 2014. Admittedly, Sony didn’t do the best job of advertising the plethora of Playstation exclusives that were arriving during the rest of the year – so we thought we would do it for them with this list of 40 PS4 exclusives (platform, console or timed) you can play in 2014.
Moto GP 14
The Moto GP series has been through peaks and toughs of varying quality over the years, with a successful simulator followed by an arcade mess the year after, but Moto GP 14 on the PS4 looks set to introduce almost photorealistic graphics and is going back to basics with fast paced, skilful racing at its core. Moto GP 14 will be released on June 20th and is a Playstation exclusive.
The Last of Us Remastered
The “Citizen Kane” of gaming is getting another day in the spotlight. Naughty Dog’s “other masterpiece”, The Last of Us, is getting re-released with updated graphics which will make the most of the power under the hood of the PS4. The development team are trying to push it past 60 fps, which in and of itself is an amazing feat based on the PS4 hardware, but when it looks as beautiful as it does, it’s a breathtaking achievement. The Last of Us Remastered is releasing on the PS4 on July 29th.
Jamestown won awards and admiration when it released on the PC. Now the Mars based 4-player shoot-’em-up is gearing up towards an exclusive release on the PS4 with new ships, levels, story chapters and a reworked soundtrack. Look out for Jamestown Plus in the summer.
Puzzle games don’t get much better than The Swapper. The game challenges you to create clones of yourself in order to solve increasingly more difficult puzzles in an atmospheric space setting. The Swapper will definitely challenge your grey matter and will have your scratching your head in bemusement when it releases in a few weeks on the PSN.
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive
If there is one thing that the PS4 is missing right now it is a 2D side scrolling beat-em-up but Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is soon going to fill that gap. The game has a brutally cute art style allowing upto 4 players to team up and take down suited villains. Look out for this PS4 exclusive later this year when it lands on PSN.
Deep Down was one of the first PS4 games the world ever laid its eyes on and it certainly whet the appetite. The free-to-play dungeon crawler was aiming to release along side the PS4 in Japan but missed its target but is still scheduled to release in 2014 as a PS4 exclusive.
The sequel to N+, N++ is set to bring fast-paced action-puzzle platforming to the PS4 later this year. Set in the distant future, you play as a ninja tasked with collecting gold and taking down nefarious robot enemies. N++ comes complete with co-op and multiplayer modes and will be releasing as a PS4 exclusive later this year.
Loadout has already attracted 3 million users on Steam but will soon be bringing its own unique blend of cartoony fire fights to the PS4 as a free-to-play console exclusive. The game focuses on Team Fortress-esque frantic multiplayer action with as much character customisation as you can possibly ever need. Loadout is set to hit the Playstation 4 later this year.
You wake after a fatal accident in a mysterious, ancient but technologically advanced world. You have no idea where you are or how you got there. This is the premise that Axiom Verge is built around, focusing on exploration of this new world and its inhabitants. Originally set for a Xbox 360 and PC release, Tom Happ is now bringing Axiom Verge exclusively to the PS4 in 2014 with a Windows PC release to follow.
The deffinately-not-a-DayZ-clone H1Z1 is Sony Online Entertainment’s attempt to break into the sandbox zombie survival genre and the initial reactions have been positive. The free-to-play game is not too far away from an early-access release on PC and the developers are confident it will arrive on the PS4 by the end of the year.