Oman Game Review: Best upcoming PS4 titles

17 Aug 2017
POSTED BY Y Magazine

A couple of modern takes on classics has Alvin Thomas reeling for more.

Shadow of the Colossus

Sony’s PlayStation E3 event is a haven for gamers all over the world: all the top gaming titles are disclosed to the masses, there. It’s little wonder then that the Shadow of the Colossus garnered a lot of attention when it was revealed last month, thereby making it the biggest unveil at the event. The game is an adaptation from the 2005 classic (with the same title), and is expected to feature abundant giant beasts and jaw-dropping graphics – at least from what we saw in the footage. Keep your eyes open for this one.

  • Release date: 2018
  • Platform: PS4
  • Publisher: Japan Studio

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Fifteen years is too late for a sequel. Heck, it’s a decade and a half of absence from the limelight. But, that has not dampened the anticipation or eagerness from fans. Ubisoft’s latest title revolves around inter-galactic communication and interaction. It’s a generic genre, we know; one that has been tried and tested numerous times. This being Ubisoft, you can also expect ground-breaking graphics and a quirky storyline. We’ll spend hours on this game; no questions asked.

  • Release date: 2018
  • Platform: PS4, but also on Xbox One and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

The Last of Us Part II

If you’re into narrative-styled action-adventure survival horror gaming titles (yes, that’s actually a genre), then this is the game for you. No lies! It’s trailer – when revealed at the E3 2017 – evoked goosebumps, and even tears from some loyalists (!) It’s still early in development, but the gameplay footage and the narrative bits are sensational, to say the least. Certain characters (who we shall not name) make a return for this sequel, and should keep the storyline very much in line with the preceding title. But, fret not: the developers say that the story is “really worth telling, and that’s not repeating itself”.

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS4 exclusive: Yes
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

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