The appeal of consoles comes partly from exclusive titles. The PlayStation is known for some of the most iconic games in the industry. Here are some that you should try.
1. Souls Series
Demon’s Souls was released in 2009, Dark Souls in 2011, Dark Souls II in 2014 and Dark Souls III in 2016. This action role-playing game series is known for its difficult gameplay and medieval setting. King’s Field and Bloodborne are related to but are not connected to the Souls Series.
2. Gran Turismo Series
The first installment of this racing simulation series was released in 1997. Since then, Polyphony Digital has released a total of 7 games to date exclusively for PlayStation. It is the highest selling franchise under PlayStation and is known for its accurate driving physics.
3. God of War Series
The first game was released in 2005. Its protagonist, Kratos, was tricked by the god of war Ares into killing his wife and his daughter to make him the ultimate warrior. But this betrayal turned Kratos against the Olympians. To date, there are 7 titles in this series.
4. Ratchet & Clank Series
The first game was released in 2002. It features the adventures of Ratchet and Clank as they try to save the universe. You can also play this in Android and iOS. To date there are 10 games in the main series, 7 spin-offs, and 2 games for mobile.
5. Uncharted Series
Uncharted was first released in 2007 and featured protagonist Nathan Drake who travels to the Amazon to look for fortune. Since then, three more games were released. Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Fight for Fortune were released for PlayStation Vita. Fortune Hunter was released for Android and iOS.
6. The Last of Us
This survival horror game was released in 2013 for PlayStation 3. It features Joel and Ellie who are trying to survive the fungus outbreak which turned humans into cannibals. It’s one of the best-selling titles for the PS3.
7. Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain was first released in 2010. It features four characters who are caught up in a hunt for the Origami Killer. The game is known for its use of elements of the film noir and integrating an interactive drama with an action-adventure game. Most of the actions consist of completing quick time events.
This adorable adventure, puzzle platformer game features Sackboy, a tiny character you can dress up any way you like. The appeal of LBP comes from its creative mode. Players can create a whole new levels or download other player-created levels. To date, there are 3 games for the consoles, 2 for handhelds and 4 spin-offs.
9. Infamous Series
The first installment was released in 2009. To date there are 4 games in the series as well as 2 web browser games. This open-world platformer game series follows the adventures of Conduits who possess superpowers.
10. Shadow of Colossus
The game was released in 2005 and features Wander, who has to defeat 16 colossi to save Mono. The appeal of the game is its different approach to action-adventure. The player only has to figure out the weakness of the colossi.