Easy to pick up and play, Amplitude is a must-have for gamers who love rhythm/music games. Local multiplayer and various difficulty settings make Amplitude excellent value for money, though a lack of online multiplayer or additional DLC hurts long-term longevity.
A fun RTS that doesn't take itself too seriously. Punishing campaign difficulty and online multiplayer modes help build a long lifespan for our barbarian friends. While it won't replace your Starcraft or Total War, it'll complement them nicely when you want a more lighthearted change of pace.
For fans of hardcore games such as Super Meat Boy or I Wanna Be The Guy, 10 Second Ninja X is a fantastic game. The short bursts of gameplay make 10SNX great for people with limited time, but the difficulty won't be for everyone; grab the demo first if you're new to hardcore platformers.
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is a solid, fun JRPG experience with a strong anime flavor and many hours worth of content. If you're a fan of turn-based RPGs and pulling off stylish, over-the-top moves with finesse, this is a great game to look into.
Armello is an excellent staple of turn-based strategy games. With its charming aesthetic, many subtle nuances and ways to foil opponents, fans of the genre will appreciate the depth on offer here, though it may be a little too slow paced for gamers new to the genre.
[email protected] helps fill the void of roguelikes available on the PlayStation 4, though the lack of persistent upgrades makes [email protected] more of a game meant to be played in short bursts rather than working on a long-term improvement and domination. The solid gameplay and easy learning curve make [email protected] a strong introduction to roguelikes, though experienced dungeoneers may find it too shallow.
Despite the occasional bug and some derpy AI here and there, Prison Architect is a solid title that hits all the right notes for simulation fans, taking an obscure concept and transforming it into a fun game that delivers hundreds of hours of playtime.
Lovingly crafted, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided essentially takes Metal Gear Solid and drops it into a Blade Runner-esque transhumanist world full of complexities, oddities, and deception. The result is an engaging adventure with great feel and a few surprises up its sleeve. Definitely one to look into.
For a longtime Worms player, Worms W.M.D. feels like finding and putting on your old favorite jeans — comfortable, familiar and feels like home. Worms W.M.D is best played with a bunch of friends, but the single-player content isn't too bad and will be a challenge to fully complete.
For franchise fans, this is a no-brainer, capturing the feel of the AoT world and its messy, visceral combat. For everyone else, this is a maybe; combat is fluid and takedowns are satisfying, but gameplay can get monotonous. Try before you buy.
Returning to the open approach of older titles, Hitman is the definitive title in the franchise, offering a colossal variety of approaches and methods. The unparalleled freedom and wide-open environments come together to define a fantastic game with a long life.