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5 Best PS4 Launch Titles, Ranked



The PlayStation 4 is a console that has had a number of solid titles to its name since its launch in November of 2013. With a roster of games that can range in their gameplay and scope. As well as longevity within the console’s life cycle. Today we will be looking back together on five titles that were released alongside the console. We are here to take a look back at their impact on this generation of gaming. Here are five great PS4 launch titles to check out.


5. Battlefield 4

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Battlefield 4 is another one of the PS4 launch titles and a immensely popular large-scale FPS game that still retains a number of players to this day. Released on October 29th, 2013, by Swedish game developers DICE. The game’s multiplayer components are its bread and butter. This made it a staple series among FPS fans. With Battlefield’s signature game mode, Conquest, players are tasked with taking and holding areas within spacious maps where teams vie for control to dwindle enemy team tickets.

Players are allowed to choose between four classes. These have a range of customizable options and weapons to adjust their class to a variety of ranges and situation types. Whether it be the all-around Assault class that also serves as the games medic or the tank-busting Engineer class equipped to deal with Battlefield’s various vehicles. Support and Recon classes are also available. These allow the player to give ammo to their teammates and scout enemy locations, respectively. This class balance creates a synergy between teams and players alike. Another huge reason for Battlefield 4’s inherent replayability is its highly praised progression system. With 84 primary weapons to unlock as well as a myriad of sidearms and launchers. The game's in-depth progression system ensures players will have progression to return to no matter when they pick this PlayStation launch title up again.   


4. Call of Duty Ghosts

A divisive title in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty Ghosts seemed to take veterans of the Call of Duty series by surprise with the changes it made to the multiplayer formula. Map design was a key factor as to why players disliked Ghosts. Citing large maps as a step away from the original COD design philosophy. Players seemed to not care for the open sightlines and new opportunities these maps allowed. One of the game’s maps. Stonehaven, was one of the largest maps created for a Call of Duty game to that point and was despised by players for open areas with little to no cover.

 While upon release, Call of Duty Ghosts was initially disliked by most of the player base. Many Games returned to this title in later years. It has shown that the game perhaps had more merit to its name than it was given credit for with innovations at the time. These features include Dynamic Maps that can be altered by player killstreaks or scorestreaks. As well as changes to the streak system as a whole. While this added more customization to the player’s kits.

3. Resogun

Resogun is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up that was initially released alongside the PlayStation 4. Developed by Housemarque, a Finnish developer, the game’s art style was considered gorgeous at the time. The same can be said for its techno soundtrack that beautifully complimented the gameplay. With critics praising the game upon release, despite problems with its length and some presentation issues. Luckily, it has only grown fonder as a PS4 launch title that can be returned to time after time.

Resogun retro gaming design and setup in terms of level design and boss mechanics. Resogun reminds players that sometimes it isn’t the flashiest production value. Luckily, its solid gameplay that is sure to keep players returning to a game far after its release. With various modes of difficulty offering a multitude of experiences. As well as an Arcade mode offering the time that can be spent perfecting one’s gameplay in Resogun will assuredly appease players who are up to the challenge of doing so. 


2. Warframe

Warframe is one of the best PS4 launch titles and a cooperative game set in a sci-fi universe. Developed and published by Digital Extremes, the game places players in the shoes of an ancient warrior referred to as the Tenno. With players in-game completing missions to further either the story or challenges to unlock new weapons to be played with. You can also earn suits known as Frames which have become a beloved part of the game series. With solid mechanics and smooth gameplay, as well as a focus on customization within the frame system.

The titular Warframes or simply Frames allow for players to customize their player avatar as they work alongside other players to complete missions. With new frames being added on an update cycle. This along with Warframes solid gameplay loop ensure that players will be able to return to this PlayStation 4 launch title over and over again.  


1. Assassin's Creed  IV Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is a one of the most interesting PS4 launch titles as it's part of the Assassin's Creed game series. With the newly added gameplay element of ship battles to endure and shanties to sing. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal for their critically acclaimed game series, this entry in the franchise takes place in the Caribbean. Namely, Nassau, Kingson, and Havana; the game deals with the piracy trade and sees the player traversing the seas for loot and infamy.

Praised for its smooth combat as well as its novel nautical battles. The game is looked back upon fondly, with some fans of the entry wanting the return of naval combat to mainline Assassin's Creed games. Reminisced upon for its general amount of fun to be had as well as customization of the player's ship and the fantasy of the pirate life is one still as alluring as ever in this PS4 launch title.  


So, do you think that all these PS4 Launch Titles? Do you agree with our top five picks? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jessica is a resident otaku and Genshin-obsessed writer. Jess is an industry veteran who takes pride in working with JRPG and indie developers. Along with gaming, you can find them collecting anime figures and having too much faith in Isekai anime.