Hey, we’ve all been there at some point. You just got a new console, and you want to get the best games, but you want to get it on the cheap. I’m here to help. Over the next few weeks I’ll be highlighting a few games on each of the three major consoles that should be grabbed by every new owner. This week? We’re looking at the PlayStation 4.
If you haven’t heard about this game before now, it’s become one of the biggest surprises of the last year. In Rocket League, you control a vehicle that has a rocket boost ability and some jumping and flipping abilities. The entire game centers around using this vehicle to pull off amazing shots in vehicular soccer. It’s an addicting game, and no one match is the same. Locally, you can play with up to four players; but online you can play with two teams of four. Rocket League is available right here for $19.99.
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition
While waiting for Street Fighter V to launch, why not have another fighting game to wait it out? Injustice is from the makers of Mortal Kombat but features only DC Comics characters. It’s just the game you need to settle fights between friends like if Bane could beat Solomon Grundy. It’s not as brutal as Mortal Kombat, but goes over the top by utilizing each character’s abilities. Injustice also features a story campaign, specific missions to complete, and online multiplayer. Further, there’s also a mobile game that interacts with the console game and unlocks alternative costumes. Injustice is available here for download or through Gamestop on disc for $19.99
Oh yea, Peggle is still addictive. Peggle 2 doesn’t reinvent the gameplay you know, but it does swap out most of the Peggle Masters for new ones, bringing new abilities, and new music to the table. While Bjorn still plays “Ode to Joy” when you clear all the pegs, other Masters play other classic pieces of music like the 1812 Overture. Aside from the campaign and challenges, Peggle does offer some multiplayer, but not as good of multiplayer as the first game. Peggle 2 is available as a download here for $12, but the DLC and base game are available for $15.
inFAMOUS Second Son
inFAMOUS is an open world action game with super powers and karmic choices that steer the story. It’s also set in Seattle where you rise up against a totalitarian government that tries to label you as a bioterrorist. In contrast to the previous games in the series, your character has access to the powers of smoke and neon among others. It also happens to be one of the most visually stunning games in the launch window lineup. inFAMOUS Second Son is also exclusive to the PS4, and is available for download here for $19.99 or on disc at Gamestop here.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Playstation fans might have to wait until this coming fall to get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider, but that just means you have time to play the stellar rebooted game. On Lara Croft’s first adventure, her ship is pulled in and crashes on the shores of an island. Lara then has to fight to get her crewmates to safety while under fire from religious radicals that worship an old Sun God. Tomb Raider’s Definitive Edition also has all of the DLC, giving you all the outfits and extra downloadable weapons for multiplayer. Further, the Definitive Edition features improved graphics that weren’t doable last console generation. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is $20 on disc at Gamestop.
There you have it, five stellar titles that have broad appeal on the cheap. Don’t be afraid to try games out either. Playstation 4 offers demos for a whopping 77 titles. Or, if you don’t mind spending a bit of money to try a game out, Gamefly and Redbox both offer the ability to rent games for either a subscription or per game price. Next week we will take a look at the best Wii U games for $20 or less.