We’ve covered the top 10 upcoming PC games as well as Xbox One games of 2015, and now it’s the PlayStation 4’s turn. Sony’s machine has been dominating, for the lack of a better word, sales this console generation. It did get a bit of a headstart, but would have been a runaway success either way. A lot of factors worked in its favor, particularly price. Since at launch the Xbox One had the Kinect bundled, it drove up the price by 100$, and Microsoft didn’t release any options until much later. But the damage had been done, and their insistence on bundling the Kinect, along with limited launch countries allowed Sony to create a foothold in the gaming industry. The PlayStation 4 may be known as the ‘pure’ gaming machine, while the Xbox One called a media box with gaming capabilities, but as of now we can safely say that both have gone from strength to strength and are viable options no matter what type of gamer you are. Upcoming and currently out games for both systems are testament to that fact. So without further ado, here’s our picks for the top 10 upcoming PlayStation 4 games of 2015!
10 Best Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games of 2015
Kicking off our list is the next installment in the trademark PlayStation fighting series. Tekken 7 is all set to release next year for the PlayStation 4 after its arcade release in Japan around February 2015. It will continue the Mishima Saga, and throw light on the events that lead to the fight between Heihachi Mishima, his son Kazuya and grandson Jin Kazama. You can also expect to find out more about the Devil Gene from the series. Tekken 7 will introduce a couple of new mechanics to the game series and feature only one on one fights like the classic games instead of the Tekken Tag Tournament team based fights. New characters, an updated graphics engine and classic Tekken gameplay together? Yes please! Don’t forget to check out the kickass trailer as well.
The Order: 1886
When The Order: 1886 was revealed by Sony, it looked so gorgeous that everyone thought it was a CGI trailer. If that doesn’t gun your gears, we don’t know what will. Billed as a showcase for the PlayStation 4’s graphical capabilities, The Order is a third person action game set in an alternate history London, where an order of selfless Knights keeps the world safe from half human, half animal monsters. This centuries old conflict carries forward to the industrial revolution, where inventors go all steampunk and invent technologies far ahead of their time to battle the monsters. Throw in some internal conflicts and a mystical liquid that grants extended life, and you’ve got yourself a cracker of a storyline. Initial gameplay impressions made it seem a bit too linear, but only time will tell how the full release turns out, so we’re hoping for the best.
Bloodborne is one of those must play console exclusives. Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the same visionary behind classics like Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, it looks and plays very similar to its spiritual predecessors, which is definitely a good thing. Bloodborne is more fast paced and frantic though, features firearms and varied weapons, and has a gothic setting, compared to the medieval one of Dark Souls. The story follows a traveler who makes a pilgrimage to a city called Yharnam, famous for curing illnesses. Upon arrival, he discovers that the city has been run over by monsters created by a plague, and has to fight for his life. Look for Bloodborne in stores in March 2015!
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is an extremely ambitious open-world space exploration adventure game. According to developers Hello Studios, since the game world is procedural generated via a 64-bit algorithm, there are over 18 quintillion possible planets to explore! Along with exploration, players will engage in large scale space battles as well as combat threats on each planet. Think of it as a universe given to you to explore, with millions of possibilities. Players will also be able to document and share information about discovered worlds with others, creating a cohesive universe. The interesting part is that it will still be playable offline, and will make its way to PC sometime after the PlayStation 4. No Man’s Sky has already won several pre-release awards, and something tells us it will continue to win accolades after release.
The Tomorrow Children
The Tomorrow Children is something of an oddity. Very less information is available about it, but what we do know is that it’s a charming looking sandbox style action-platformer set in a Soviet Union themed post-apocalyptic dystopia. That sure is a lot of words, but it still doesn’t begin to describe how unique the game looks and feels. Communism, live building, destructible environments, cute characters, action, there’s just so many things that The Tomorrow Children incorporates. It looks like one of the most interesting and innovative titles of 2015, we can’t wait to play it!
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
If that title hasn’t already got you interested, we don’t know what will. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is the next effort from the developers of the excellent Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. It’s an exclusive title that follows six characters from a small British county called Shropshire (yes, that’s a real place) during the apocalypse. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is one of those quiet and beautiful games like Gone Home and of course, Dear Esther, that places an emphasis on the experience of exploration and influencing events around you. Are you tired of the usual action fare populating most game stores these days? Then you should really look to pick this up, and while you’re at it, do give Dear Esther a try too!
Until Dawn features an abandoned cabin in a forest, 8 teenage friends and a crazed serial killer. Sound like a typical cliched slasher movie? Don’t write it off just yet, because Until Dawn looks and plays nothing like what it sounds like. It’s a third person survival horror game, with a firm emphasis on horror and survival. Initial impressions are overwhelmingly positive, citing a great balance between horror and meaningful branching paths. Consider this, you control the fates of all 8 protagonists, you decisions could result either in all of them living, or all of them dying, and everything in between. It was originally slated to release for the PlayStation 3, but was pushed to the next generation for a much better experience, and frankly, it shows. Until Dawn features the talents of Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), Rami Malek (Night at the Museum series) and more.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Does the Uncharted series even require an introduction? Naughty Dog’s action-adventure third person game gets a fourth and finally true next generation installment next year on the PlayStation 4. Uncharted 4 will see the return of Nathan Drake, protagonist of all previous games, who embarks on a journey to uncover a centuries old conspiracy around a legendary pirate treasure. It will undoubtedly be the blockbuster release of the year for the PlayStation 4 in 2015, and considering how all previous games were critical and commercial darlings, we can’t help but be excited! Oh and did we mention, The Last of Us game directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley will be leading the project, can it get any more awesome?
Hellblade is, as described by developers Ninja Theory, an ‘independent AAA’ title for the PlayStation 4. The makers of DmC: Devil May Cry and Heavenly Sword haven’t revealed too much about the title, but it’s supposed to be a third person hack and slash game similar to its previous efforts. Hellblade follows a heroine called Samua in a hellish underworld, whose story is based on a Celtic myth. It’s tentatively set to release in 2015, but there are no other details available other than the fact that it will also make its way to the Xbox One soon. Check out the trailer to get a glimpse of the badass heroine and setting.
MLB 15: The Show
If you’re a console gamer and love baseball, the PlayStation 4 is the only way to go. Sony’s exclusive official MLB game series will have its next installment on the PlayStation 4 sometime next year. Again, not too many details are available, but we do know that it looks fantastic, will feature dynamic commentary and will of course feature licensed MLB players. Screenshot attached is from MLB 14. Play ball!
And there you have it, the final piece in our feature of the top upcoming games of 2015. Do let us know what you thought of our picks for all three platforms, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4!