Best New PS4 Games at Gamescom 2018 PlayStation 4 1

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.

Biomutant (PS4)

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.