Both Microsoft and Sony will update their existing game consoles in 2016 with the Xbox One S and PS4 Neo, respectively. These new consoles, which aren’t next-generation consoles, by the way, will add in some new features, like support for 4K media, alongside design refinements.
But the games you buy for your first-generation PS4 and Xbox One will still work on these newer consoles, so, no, most people do not need to update. Not unless you NEED to watch Netflix in 4K, that is.
After a slow start, new content and titles for the PS4 and Xbox One are now appearing all the time. This past two year’s alone has seen some truly astounding titles released, as well as some very cool remasters like the Unchartered series, which gives PS4 owners the opportunity to play the awesome series if they missed it first time around.
But what are the best PS4 games of 2016 so far? Good question. There are a lot to choose from, so rather than sifting through hours of webpages, we figured we’d use one of the best game review compilers on the planet, MetaCritic.
Below are the Top 10 PS4 games of 2016, according to MetaCritic. These are games that, if you haven’t played, should definitely be on your hit list for the coming months.
Without further ado, here are the 10 best PS4 games according to MetaCritic:
Blood and Wine is a DLC, but do not let that fool you — this is ONE HELL of a DLC, with 20+ hours of new content.
This is effectively the end for Geralt, but when its done as well as this you kind of don’t care. Blood and Wine is utterly superb in almost every regard. The only downside to this EPIC addition is how long they made us wait for it!
Who’s This Game For? Fans of the original series and ANYONE who likes awesome gameplay and adventure. This one is not to be missed!
The level of detail present in Overwatch is simply astounding. There really is no other game quite like it. Smartly designed, the immersive world you’re presented with in Overwatch is startling, engaging and utterly addictive — once you start playing you can kiss goodbye to entire weekends.
Blizzard has done an outstanding job with this FPS — its first, mind you — and the end result is one of the most polished and enjoyable gaming experiences of the year. Bar none.
Who’s This Game For? Anyone that LOVES FPS titles, basically.
Unlike The Godfather 3, Dark Souls III is a brilliant end to one of the best gaming franchises on the planet. The visuals are stunning and the gameplay is engaging and, at times, infuriatingly difficult. Fans of the original series will not be disappointed.
I love the lore. I loved the gameplay, but most all I love how it all ties together and gives this awesome franchise the send-off it deserves. Just be prepared for many hours of frustration. This is one hell of a difficult game to work your way through!
Who’s This Game For? Fans of the original series, those that enjoy complex puzzles and for players seeking a challenging gaming experience
If you like puzzles and beautiful, rewarding game play then The Witness is one game you have to try. The premise is pretty straightforward: you wake up on a desert island with no memory of who you are or how you got there. All you can do is explore and attempt to find answers.
As you make your way around the around you’re confronted with increasingly complex puzzles and staggeringly beautiful vistas. I spent hours with this game and I don’t regret anyone of them! Sure, it’s a slightly divisive title, but this does not detract from its overall splendour. If puzzles and exploration are your thing, you NEED to play The Witness.
Who’s This Game For? Puzzle fanatics and those that LOVE mystery games with a twist.
Do you like motorsport? Were you left unimpressed by F1 2015? Maybe you need to take a time out like Kimi Raikkonen and try your hand at rally? And trust me, with DiRT Rally you will not be disappointed, as this is one of the best automotive games on the planet right now.
Featuring 39 of the most iconic and modern-day cars ever to grace a time trial, DiRT Rally takes place over six rallies with a combined total of 70 stages including locations in Greece, Wales and Monte Carlo. The gameplay is immense, especially if you have a steering wheel, and the title even supports a very entertaining multiplayer option where you can race your friends across some of the world’s most famous rally courses.
Who’s This Game For? Rally fans and those that wanted more from F1 2015
DOOM needs ZERO introduction. It is perhaps the most famous game of all time — the game that essentially started everything. DOOM is now back on the PS4 with an all-new story for today’s modern gamer.
As always you’re up against Hell’s more fearsome, but this time around its faster, there are more guns, more gore and a hell of a lot more ways to die. This game is super fun to play through. It’s so fast-paced you often need to take a rest after prolonged sessions just to regain your composure.
There’s also a TON of multiplayer options as well as the ability to edit and create your own maps. I honestly had so much fun playing this game, no sooner had I completed it, I started again on the hardest setting. That was a few months back now, and I’ve still yet to complete it.
Who’s This Game For? Anyone that likes action, violence, gore and, of course, the original PC-based DOOM series.