What are the best PS4 games at Gamescom 2018? While the Cologne convention may not quite match the theatre of E3 2018, publishers do tend go big at the German show, and we’ve been following all of the announcements, trailers, and gameplay demos. We've been updating this article throughout the week to bring you a definitive list of all the greatest upcoming PlayStation 4 titles on display at the Koelnmesse. Read on.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (PS4)
Dated at long last and looking as cheesy as ever, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown sees you assume the role of a prisoner who’s considered disposable by the government and forced to fight in the second Usean Continental War. With a cheesy storyline, intense gameplay, and a separate, optional PSVR campaign, this is looking like 2019’s first must own.
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey (PS4)
Ubisoft appears to be onto a winner with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, greatly expanding upon the role-playing elements that Assassin's Creed Origins introduced. Some may argue that it isn't really an Assassin's Creed game any more -- especially since it takes place before the Assassin order was created -- but you just know that this is going to be a brilliantly fun open world romp.
Games like BioMutant are rare these days, but we’re glad that THQ Nordic is investing time and effort into this narrated action role-playing game. Pitched as a post-apocalyptic kung-fu fable, the martial arts combat is looking strong in this one, but it’s paired with a fascinating fantasy sandbox that you’ll be able to explore by foot, mech, or air-balloon. It’s an unusual addition to this list, but the fact that it stands out so strongly makes it all the more exciting.
Call of Cthulhu (PS4)
The first of two Lovecraft-inspired titles on this list, suggesting that the Great Ones may have been pulling some strings in the games industry. Call of Cthulhu is more RPG-themed than The Sinking City, which will appear later on this list. Despite that, you’ll still be playing detective in Blackwater, as shady goings on occur all over the town.
Close to the Sun (PS4)
There’s more than a hint of BioShock to Close to the Sun, a horror game set on a ship designed by Nikola Tesla towards the tail end of the 19th Century. You’ll play as a young journalist named Rose, who’ll be unarmed throughout the campaign. As such you’ll need to problem solve in order to save your sister who’s gone missing – but you definitely won’t be alone.
We'll be updating this list throughout Gamescom 2018, so more games will be added over the course of the week!
I still wonder what’s Project Mephisto.
Many great games on the list that I’m interested already.
biomutent and shadows die twice for me.
i just hope that the latter does well despite the saltyness of dark souls fanboys/girls.
@bpomber was wondering the same thing
Gamescom > E3
by a mile!
Wait who is that chick on the right next to sekiro.
I certainly hope to see some Indie game coverage as well, there's lots of interesting stuff on the way on that front.
I like horror games, so I'll keep an eye on Dark Pictures Anthology and Close to the Sun.
biomutant.devil may cry.and sekiro wins.its a slaughter.word up son
@Hapuc that girl is fine❤💞💖💕💓💗💜💚.best looking woman ign ever had.one of the best looking woman ever wow.i was watching the gameplay of sekiro.but wow.i was distracted.by her beauty.that red outfit looks amazing on her also.shes a dimepiece playa.word up son
@Hapuc is virtual she doesn't exist. sad
Amazing. I am set for AAA games on PS4 till March 2019 now
This is why I hate Sony. How can they do this to an avid gamer who’s also a father of 2 and works a full time job? Totally unfair!
@playstation1995 She is a cupcake, lol.
@Hapuc Closer to the Sun, going by the trailer, maybe.
@PS_Nation. cupcake what playa😱😂😬.word up son
And we still don't know what Project Mephisto is.
Man of medan, devil may cry 5 and re2 remake is my favorite gamescom games
Is Sony going to have a press conference there? I haven't heard anything about it, but admittedly I have skimmed over more articles. Lol.
ace combat, probably sekiro as well, maybe others later
@Bonbonetti same here.
@bpomber the delay was just confirmed. Though it seemed pretty likely it was gonna happen
So many great titles coming but what game is that third pic from? the girl with the headphones?
Still waiting eagerly to hear about "Project Mephisto" the working title.
Added a few more games.
@ronb44 Ace Combat 7.
AH........ SO MANY MORE GAMES TO JOIN MY NEVER ENDING LIST.
Definitely buying Sekiro, Dark Pictures Anthology, Call of Cthulhu, Twin Mirror, and the Sinking City. Close to the Sun, BioMutant and others have my interest, though, too!
@NintendoFan4Lyf Supermassive has already been on record saying they wanted to go mulitplat a couple years ago.
Good thing is they can always make Until Dawn 2 down the line if they want to as well for Sony.
They really should have stuck to what worked for them after Until Dawn imo, the VR games didn't do that well, even Hidden Agenda while good put a few people off thanks to no controller support, playlink etc
@Cordeceps I'm pretty sure those projects were all commissioned by Sony. This is one of the things about being independent: you can't always do exactly what you want, because you have to find work to keep people in jobs.
Watched a little bit of the gameplay video and the character creation in Biomutant looks pretty impressive.
@AhmadSumadi I'm father of 3, bro. I know what you mean.
I will definitely buy both Call of Cthulhu and the Sinking City. It's been a silly long time since I last saw a Mythos game close to what you experience in the actual books. Both of these titles have this approach, of a narrative-driven immersive experience.
There's far too much misconception in the gaming media and the gaming community about the Mythos, by people who have never actually read any of Lovecraft's books.
Desperados III is also on my shopping list. I liked the older Desperados games on PC, especially 'Dead or Alive'. I loved laying 'Blades of the Shogun' on the PS4. So combining the two is a great thing.
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