Shopping guide in which we chose 12 essential video games for PS4 launched during this year, which can serve as the Christmas gift.
We are about to finish this year 2019 and Christmas is coming, a time when we throw the house out the window and make multiple purchases and gifts, either to our loved ones or to ourselves. Because these 12 months have been full of great releases, which have further expanded the already large PlayStation 4 catalog, we will help you decide which titles to acquire among a list of 12 games that are worth playing. Although the new generation, PlayStation 5, is just around the corner, we still have time to enjoy great PS4 games that have come out this 2019. If on the contrary you are more interested in other platforms, such as Xbox One , or in indie games, we remember that you also have guides to help you buy them.
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Authors of one of the best known sagas of the first PlayStation, Syphon Filter, Bend Studios finally launched this year one of Sony's exclusive heavyweight for 2019. Days Gone has started as a big, ambitious, big budget and AAA production title. very careful And it clearly demonstrates it in sections such as the plot, the dubbing and the setting. At the time of truth, it could have been better, because it came out with technical problems that needed a patch, and it suffers from that sense of repetition in the missions – lasting between 30 and 60 hours, eye -, an enemy AI not very ready and a air of wanting to cover many mechanics to please a lot of people.
But as the first stone of a new saga, it promises. And Days Gone, which is not perfect but also does not seek to be, shines in that apocalyptic atmosphere so fashionable, in the sensation of Open World with the brilliant implementation of the motorcycle and, above all, in the hordes. Because if there is something that must be lived if you have a PS4, it is those anguishing hordes of undead going against you in the style of those in the World War Z movie. Pure adrenaline gamer without a doubt.
Buy Days Gone
What began to take shape at the end of 2015, when Hideo Kojima and Andrew House met in front of a camera to announce the next exclusive creation of the Japanese director for PlayStation 4, we have finished enjoying it in 2019. Surely let's talk about the most personal work of Kojima, and that is that from the beginning the creative made sure to reveal images and information to droppers so that the public and their fans arrived at the launch of Death Stranding with as many doubts as certainties. Finally, we have been able to discover that the game, as expected, is hardly typecast in any particular genre, being a kind of "messenger simulator" in which its protagonist, Sam P. Bridges, is in charge of connecting the remaining points Inhabited in a US devastated by the phenomenon that gives name to the game.
Perhaps in this aspect of distributing merchandise is where he limps the most, and its mechanics are certainly limited, despite the presence of stealth and combat that are not implemented in the best possible way. However, the strength of Death Stranding lies in other sections: visual, thanks to the good work with the Decima engine of the Guerrilla Games Dutch, and above all, narrative, where this time, the title is Kojima in its purest form, for the complexity of its plot, the charisma of characters and actors that interpret them, and spectacular soundtrack. A trip that is not for everyone, but whoever enjoys them, will soon forget it.
Buy Death Stranding
Remasters fever in the current generation is total. And although some are more of a punch, others are a new opportunity for current generations to discover iconic titles. MediEvil is one of those sagas that arouse good memories, although in 21 years it has only had 4 deliveries, and 2 of them are remakes of the original … This year and for Halloween, Sony gave us a gift and brought us back to one of his champions, Sir Daniel Fortesque, who wish he had returned more regularly.
But he has returned! For years we wanted to use these words, and although it was not with something original, but with a new version of the original, just for the charm and the audiovisual leap this MediEvil is worth it. For the fans it is an absolute gift, for the rest, if you have tried the demo and you already know how the damn camera limps and how the combat system is. It is a pity that this visual remake stays closer to the playable remaster, but for its reduced price it is an ideal experience of pure nostalgia for those who played it in the beloved 'gray', as for those who are attracted to the idea of a Ghost ' n Goblins versioned by Tim Burton of his stop-motion movies.
Buy MediEvil Remake
Resident Evil 2
With the remake of the original released in 2002, we have basically been dreaming for 17 years and for 2 generations that Capcom gave the most iconic Resident Evil of the saga the same ‘Deluxe’ treatment that got the first installment. And it is that the couple of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield became one of those sequels that outshines the originals. And the remake of Resident Evil 2 has become one of the 'must-have' of the year, because even if you are not a fan of the saga, even if you do not like terror, zombies or survival horror, just because of the the brutality of living the experience you should keep an eye on.
With one of the best audiovisual finishes of 2019 -the graphic treatment is pure infarction-, Resident Evil 2 knows very well to mix the nostalgia with the right doses of reinvention so that it is not a 'Remaster' ride, but a novelty and déjà vú constant at the same time. Reinterpret the best moments, reorder them so that we cannot get ahead of them, bring us back the best tension of those Survival Horror of two generations ago, and mix the exploration, puzzles and action with the mastery that Capcom had before. For many RE2 it is the GotY 2019, because there are plenty of qualities to be.
Buy Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Creating and publishing games since 1994 nothing less and with some jewels in its catalog, with its saga Souls FromSoftware brought back (at last) the concept of putting the player the thing really screwed up so that each combat was a challenge, each victory a celebration , and each defeat an incentive to load the game over and over and over again. And for the next great work after the Gothic and witchcraft Bloodborne, they decided to leave the western touch of Sword and Witchcraft and look towards its history. Because if we love something to always see in a game, that's feudal Japan like the one Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice shows, especially if it's re-imagined with feudalpunk prosthetic arms and Batman Ninja hooks.
For many the Goty 2019, and certainly one of the best games of the year, Sekiro is not a mere Souls with another skin, but an evolution, a reinvention of that enriched, expanded and alternative scheme with his own personality that looks at other sagas as the longed-for Tenchu - by the way distributed by FromSoftware since the third installment. A very Japanese game of the laureate Hidetaka Miyazaki produced with USA money -of Activision nothing less- and that decides to add next to the combat mechanics of stealth, platform and offer a very flexible exploration to adapt to the player while demanding it. All this under a portentous artistic direction. What does not have the depth role of the Souls? Ok, but little final bosses have Sekiro …
Jedi Star Wars: Fallen Order
This 2019 has been, once again, a year full of Star Wars. Whether with the Mandalorian series, with the movie: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker or with the game at hand: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, no fan of the saga can complain about lack of content. As for the title, it is one of the great adventures that leaves us this year. Respawn Entertainment brings us a play starring a charismatic Jedi called Cal Kestis and although the game does not revolutionize or reinvent anything in the adventure genre, everything he proposes does very well.
The most prominent part of the game is that all the pieces work: the balance between platform and exploration, backtracking and excellent level design, as well as a simple but solid combat and a growing difficulty and adaptable to each type of player. The plot is not its strong point and has some technical problems, but its development in various semi-open worlds and the fact that all the elements fit well, make Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order a game to take into account.
Buy Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The Gearbox looter shooter returns with a new installment and we can say that Borderlands 3 is the best in the series. We have more weapons, more characters, more locations and many more functions, which add up to create a formula that works. We can visit many more worlds apart from Pandora and live a new adventure of the search engine adapted more than ever to the current generation. Either alone or in cooperative mode (with friends or online) we must face the dangerous Calypso brothers, who threaten the balance of the universe with their plans.
As for gunplay, a clear improvement in accuracy is felt and we have an infinite number of different combinations of weapons and abilities, so that each player decides what to play with. Technically it holds up well, although it has some occasional drops in SPF and minor bugs that have been fixed by various patches. As for its graphic section, it maintains the cell-shading caracerístico but with a higher quality and in the sound it emphasizes its BSO and an excellent dubbing to the Spanish. We are facing a product that fans of the saga will like and is a good welcome door for newcomers.
Buy Borderlands 3
The Outer Worlds
What's new in Obsidian Entertainment is a science fiction RPG adventure that invites us to explore space once again. However, The Outer Worlds is special because it is a product created in a studio in which they are masters of the role. We notice it only at the beginning and discover the huge amount of customization options we have in terms of attributes and talents. The history and setting of the game are interesting and propose us to travel on different planets, with particular biomes and designs.
We will be able to access a wide range of very well constructed main and secondary missions that can have different outcomes depending on our decisions. As for gunplay, it is fun and we found several weapons with original effects. Technically we find some slight problems and graphically maintains a characteristic and attractive style. In the sound we find a good distribution of voices in English and sound effects careful to detail. In short, The Outer Worlds will please those who enjoy a good role title with a story that is worth playing.
Buy The Outer Worlds
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Activision continued to earn revenue from its most popular and profitable franchise, but precisely that popularity was clearly not the same as in the past. Therefore, he decided that it would be the one that is surely his strongest team, Infinity Ward, the one that took a turn – not 180 degrees, but almost the proposal and create the most different delivery of the generation. To begin, add the long-awaited Campaign Mode that was so much missed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, presenting the classic history of contemporary warfare that is so good at the studio and that is capable of removing consciences, and on the other , with a more classic multiplayer, away from futuristic environments with bizarre weapons, double jumps, etc … Modern Warfare returns to the roots, the game that changed online shooters forever, but it does not necessarily smell old, because Infinity Ward has recognized the needs of the current player.
To start, and seeing the current weakness of Battlefield, implements Terrestrial War, a sort of domain on maps considerably larger than what we are used to in the franchise, even with vehicles, but on the other hand, pull what they do best: Domain, Team Duel, Hot Spot … Fast and frantic games yes, but also more strategic than ever, without constant encounters with rivals and spamming every second. In addition, the traditional and obsolete Season Pass system with paid DLC is abandoned to address the most modern Battle Pass, where all the vital content for the game – maps, modes, etc … – is free.
Buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Mortal Kombat 11
NetherRealm is one of the great winners in this generation as far as fighting is concerned, having provided us with a trident of great caliber with Mortal Kombat X, Injustice 2 and our protagonist, the eleventh of this very long saga. Everyone already recognizes the formula of Ed Boon and company, with a button to cover itself – instead of keeping pressed back – the interactive stage, and of course, the Fatal Blows and Fatalities. That as far as playable, but if we talk about content, we must highlight the extremely generous that this study has been for a long time: a history mode above the average in the genre, the Towers of Time, with many challenges for a player full of variants that make each fight a different story.
To overcome them, it will be necessary to make good use of the new equipment system, heir of the Gear System of the mentioned Injustice 2, that give our character different attributes to exploit each of his abilities to the fullest, something that when it comes to fighting online he stays obviously in mere aesthetic elements, in pursuit of balance. Let's add to this the ubiquitous Kripta, with a good handful of items, skins and gear to unlock, and we have as a result one of the most complete fighting games of recent years.
Buy Mortal Kombat XI
Judgment is a title that was built on the basis of the Yakuza franchise, but still presents great news and marked differences with respect to it. With a story that presents a magnificent script and a lot of content, it also presents a very careful setting and interesting mechanics that fit very well on the existing playable base. The interpretations of the actors that appear are memorable and even make us believe that we are watching a movie, sometimes.
Another point in favor is that it comes to us fully translated into Spanish and for that reason Judgment is a perfect gateway for those whose theme or lack of location of Yakuza has prevented them from taking the step to get to know the Ryu ga Gotoku Studio's work.
One of the most interesting independent proposals of the year comes from the hand of Lab Zero Games, creators of the fantastic fighting game Skullgirls. Indivisible is born from a crowdfunding campaign and an arduous development, but whose result has been worthwhile, offering a combination of platforms, metroidvania and RPG rarely seen before. Far from offering scraps of each of these elements, Indivisible deepens the platforms, with a higher demand as we go, as well as in the second, implementing a necessary backtracking as we acquire some skills that allow us to access previously inaccessible areas.
To complete this curious cocktail, we enjoy fighting in shifts, not random, and that once in action surprise by how different it is from what is seen in the most famous Japanese role-playing games, with many possibilities when attacking or defend ourselves, even combining movements of several characters … or all. A magnificent visual section and a soundtrack at the height – by the composer of Secret of Mana – make up a game whose story may not be memorable, but that we will enjoy tremendously for all its other aspects.
Discounts available until December 22
On this occasion, Amazon offers numerous discounts on the PS4 family of consoles, discounts that can reach 33% on the recommended price of the product, which will allow us to save up to 100 euros; almost nothing.
Here we leave you with some of the most interesting offers of PlayStation 4 through Amazon:
- Playstation 4 (PS4) – 500 Gb Console + 2 Dual Shock 4 Controls + Fortnite Content (Amazon Exclusive Edition)
- Sony – PS4 Slim 500GB Black Fornite VCH Console (2019)
- Playstation 4 (PS4) – Console 1TB + Ratchet & Clank + The Last of Us + Uncharted 4
- Sony – Dualshock 4 V2 Wireless Controller, White (Glacier White) (PS4)
- Sony – PlayStation VR Virtual Reality Helmet Mk4 / SPA + VR Worlds + Camera (PS4)
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In addition, we can also find great deals on PS4 video games, so if we get any of these console packs we can also complete our order with some of the best PlayStation 4 titles at the best price.
On the other hand, Steam users cannot miss our selection of discounts with many of the best video games on the Valve platform at the best price, with irresistible prices only for a limited time, more specifically, until January 2, 2020.