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Upcoming PS4 Games: Top 5 Best Games Coming Fall 2017

Summer is almost over, and gamers are readying themselves for their favorite season. The latter half of the year usually sees the most anticipated game releases, and 2017 is no different. We’ve compiled a list of the best games yet to come and chosen the top five candidates for each platform — starting with the PlayStation 4.

Currently the best-selling current-gen console, the PS4 has a ton of great titles thanks to its celebrated first-party studios (hats off to Naughty Dog and Guerrilla Games) and support from third-party and indie devs. Already this year we’ve seen Gravity Rush 2, Nier: Autonoma, Drawn to Death and Horizon Zero Dawn. So what’s next?

Well, without further ado, here are our top five upcoming PS4 games.


Assassin’s Creed Origins

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: October 27, 2017

Assassin’s Creed is back. Having skipped 2016, it’s been awhile since the last series entry (with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in October 2015). Origins will take players to the beginning, but of course, I’m kinda stating the obvious here. Set in Ancient Egypt, Origins will tell the story of Bayek, the protector of Egypt, and his involvement in the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. You can uncover and explore lost tombs and pyramids in the exotic open-world, discovering mummies, gods, and pharaohs. The trailer above will give you a glimpse of the map and gameplay.

This is an exciting installment if you’ve been following the series since its inception in 2007. We’ll finally get a look at how it all began. And for you newbies out there: It’s time to get on board.

PRE-ORDER: Assassin’s Creed Origins


Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds (DLC)

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: November 7, 2017

Story-themed downloadable content totally counts as a game. Horizon Zero Dawn released earlier this year to critical and commercial acclaim. The open-world action role-playing game featuring mechanical beasts will receive its first story DLC in November, featuring an entirely new winter-themed area with fresh story content and side quests.

The timing is excellent. Horizon doesn’t have any online functions, and while things like New Game+ have been added to increase replay value, there isn’t much reason to continue playing the game once it’s all said and done. Even the Platinum Trophy can be easily obtained. But with The Frozen Wilds, fans can once again step into Aloy’s furry boots.


Skyrim PSVR

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: November 2017

How does a game that released in 2011 make our 2017 upcoming games list? Simple: It’s friggin’ Skyrim. The game continues to make waves six years later. It was featured in the reveal trailer for the Nintendo Switch, has been remastered for current-gen consoles, and now PlayStation owners can play one of the world’s most beloved RPGs of all time in virtual reality.

Admit it. You spent more hours in 2011 playing Skyrim than you did on, say, socializing. Who needed a love life when you could marry Aela the Huntress? And rent? Psh. Your home in Whitefall was enough. Now imagine reliving those glory days — scaling mountains when you were too lazy to find the path, struggling between becoming a vampire or werewolf, regretting becoming a vampire when the werewolves were so clearly superior — in virtual reality on PS4. It’s lit.

PRE-ORDER: Skyrim PSVR


South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: October 17, 2017

One of last year’s biggest bummers was the announcement that South Park: The Fractured But Whole wouldn’t make its initial December 2016 launch. But delays happen, and in this industry they happen often; however, we are no less excited. The Fractured But Whole is a sequel to 2014’s The Stick of Truth, the award-winning, stupidly fun adventure RPG that South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone played a major role in making.

This time the kids of South Park play as a gang of superheroes, Coon and Friends, led by The Coon himself, Eric Cartman. For a glimpse at the hysterical adventure arriving mid-October, check out the trailer above.

PRE-ORDER: South Park: The Fractured But Whole


Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: August 22, 2017

Yep. Another DLC makes our list. But to be fair, this one is a standalone title. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy tells the story of  Chloe Frazer (introduced in Uncharted 2). She, along with Nadine Ross (Uncharted 4), is out to find an ancient artifact, naturally, before it falls into the hands of an evil warmonger. It’s an unlikely duo — one has slept with Nathan Drake, the other has tried to kill him — but the game looks to be another stellar Uncharted adventure. If you’re a PlayStation owner, you probably have all the Uncharted journeys in your library, maybe even that Vita one everybody forgot about, so here’s one more for your collection. The Lost Legacy ends our list of the most anticipated PS4 games yet to come, and what’s more is it’s almost here. The game launches on Tuesday, August 22. Anyone who pre-orders it will receive a free digital copy of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. So hurry before it’s too late, you crazy kids.

PRE-ORDER: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

 

  • Manny VivasCOED Writer
    Manny is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, where he received his BA in multimedia and magazine journalism. He's been covering entertainment online for four years.
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