PlayStation 4 Game Reviews Roundup

PlayStation 4's launch line-up reviewed and rated.

The PlayStation 4 may be an impressive piece of kit, but a games console lives and dies by the quality of its games. So how does the PlayStation 4's launch line-up fare? What are the standout titles that you simply must have? And which ones are best avoided?

Check out all of GameSpot's reviews of the PlayStation 4's launch line-up below. We'll be updating our PlayStation 4 coverage as the launch rolls on (including adding even more reviews), so make sure to head to our PS4 hub page for all of the latest information.

Killzone Shadow Fall: Read our review

Knack: Read our review

Resogun: Read our review

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag: Read our review

Call of Duty: Ghosts: Read our review

Battlefield 4: Read our review

NBA 2K14: Read our review

Sound Shapes: Read our review

Contrast: Read our review

Flower: Read our review

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Randolph is the managing editor of GameSpot, and needs more time to play games.

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Discussion

201 comments
maxpayne1940
maxpayne1940

playstation4 and xbox one are as good as each other,it does not matter which one you choose.what should matter is the enjoyment playing the games and not worrying which is best to buy

callsignalpha
callsignalpha

I hope they make a sequel of the last of us or some other game like that.............

jeremiah06
jeremiah06

Launch titles... Always meh... That's why back in the day backwards compatibility was important... You just popped in something great from the previous gen while enjoying the current gens updated features... Without that BC you may as well just wait until they're something you love releasing even if you do have the money now...

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

I'm still on that border between the PS and the XB but this launch release is not helping Sony.  Having played Killzone 2-3 I already knew it was going to suck and I have about given up on the Final Fantasy games.  I want to buy a PS4 because many of my friends jumped on the bandwagon thinking it was going to be so much better but I'm just not impressed with the launch or the projected future titles.  Give me Crash Bandicot and a less Asian zomg robots and swords! Metal Gear and I will be sold.

rarson
rarson

What the fuck is this? You can't even give us a synopsis of each review? I could have looked these up myself.

id_1324576890
id_1324576890

Honestly, the scores for the PS4 only games are not too fabulous (except for Knack which got an horrendous score). That's why I will still wait to get a PS4.

alwaysontheball
alwaysontheball

Why dont any of the videos work on this website anymore?

goldmask
goldmask

i don't care about any websites review I'm just care about my aye review

eBentl
eBentl

The end of that Contrast review seemed like a somewhat unnecessary spoiler inclusion

Dark_Infinite
Dark_Infinite

I really really could care less that XBONE can boot in13 seconds - a patient man

enriK233
enriK233

I still can't chose  game to get :/ 

$60 ffs 

I miss PC already

callsignalpha
callsignalpha

This console is being sold for 900$ in Pakistan.What madness is this? Sony should really do something about it................. unlike Brazilian government our government listens to  requests made by firms like these .............

translucent17
translucent17

Cable internet clocked at 50mbps and gamespots videos won't load..... Really? Yesterday the entire website wouldn't load for half the day..... Is there something you can do about this GS?

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Honestly, with the exception of Knack (which I'll eventually get since the demo was simple but enjoyable), a lot of these games have been getting not so bad scores (oddly, KZ has been really up or down depending on the review site).  I'll admit it would have been nice to have gotten DriveClub but I'll wait it out to get a finished game rather than a rushed one.  Hopefully the Xbox One's launch games are also good.  I'm tired of the whole PS4 vs. Xbox One/crazy fanboys and trolling going on, at the price of each console I hope everyone has a good time with their purchase (also, this whole divide amongst gamers is getting old, can't we all just enjoy the games?).

strikeback1247
strikeback1247

A new uncharted game and infamous: second son? Enough reason to buy a ps4 :P

theborm
theborm

Why are Sony fan boys still here, when they should be playing their "PLAYSUX 4s"? Because the launch games are lame, the HDMI slot is a cheap & nasty (built in Asian student sweatshops), the platform is a half-finished bodge job and the back end online infrastructure is not ready!

I'm planning to (eventually) pick up both systems, but this year PS4 isn't worth the upgrade! As at E3 - and now at launch - it's Microsoft's race to loose, with such a strong game line up. Forza, Ryse, DR3 and Killer Instinct will cr@p all over Knack and Killzone.

jagcivtec
jagcivtec

No system sellers, or even near.  Maybe MGS phantom pain when it comes.  GTA5 maybe, only if they add an option to change the driving from arcade to realistic for next gen.  Otherwise, no next gen interests here.

FLiPx33
FLiPx33

Hmm knack & killzone reviews done.. Lol... ur turn MS

malfestus
malfestus

I don't know about the others but the Killzone review is bullshit

I wonder if Microsoft bought favorable treatment and Sony refused to or something.

masadwi
masadwi

@goldmask u can only say this if money is not an issue when getting games

RedStar
RedStar

@Dark_Infinite I set my ps4 on standby mode instead of off. Seems to boot plenty quickly in that mode.

billnye69
billnye69

@translucent17 My net runs at 30mbps and I'm running 4 different adblockers in my browser and everything loads fine for me, so I'm pretty sure its GS and not you. lol

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@blueboxdoctor Everyone WILL have a good time with their respective console but it won't stop them arguing about its superiority online.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@jawslover If it was that big a problem there would be more coverage over it. It was only because some of the first consoles out of the gates were broke that they got highlighted.

Now that the public has access the number of problems will be drown in the sea of perfection/near perfection.

It is Xbox that has more to live down right now. Lets see how they get on next week.

translucent17
translucent17

That's the smartest thing anyone has ever said ever. Btw my ps4 along with like 9 bizzillion other ones, works perfectly. nuff said

DWalker131
DWalker131

@strikeback1247 Infamous alone was the reason i picked ps4, LOVED 1 and 2, and even that little spin off "festival of blood" which wasn't that great but enjoyable, really waiting on  Second Son,  hope it don't disappoint !

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@theborm The console isn't even out yet anywhere other than the US. The US isn't bigger than the rest of the world put together is it? 

translucent17
translucent17

@theborm lol riiiight.... the xbox has really had a long running history of amazing exclusives..... pffft.  halo, gears, fable?...... and all sony ever had was Metal Gear, twisted metal, uncharted, heavy rain, beyond, god of war, gran turismo, infamous, killzone, the last of us, little big planet, resistance, ni no kuni....... yea sony sucks

fartingonzebras
fartingonzebras

@theborm lmao ryse. have fun with your sub par "not qte fueled" linear brawler

Remember Shadow of Rome? Ps2 game? Been there, done that. At least Killzone and Knack aren't copying old games.

Inlex
Inlex

@theborm Ryse? Are you insane? Ryse is utter crap. Also, you're a hypocrite. Bye!

vduong942
vduong942

@breathnac you always had a knack for knowing which games are going to suck 

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@malfestus I have the new Killzone and personally agree on the story, just not the pacing. As I find the pacing pretty slick.

With all that said I would have preferred a Resistance 4  which will never happen :(

Sstuart02
Sstuart02

@malfestus Favorable treatment for MS xbox one on Gamespot are you serious, I have never seen a site that hates MS so much, probably they are just being honest about the game. All games can't be good.

Coseniath
Coseniath

@s2i2p2i2o @translucent17 I use adblock with firefox. Never had any problem with Gamespot though. I think its something else. Something like flash/java or w/e.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

@translucent17 @theborm I hate to break it to you but those three Microsoft games were 8-10 in quality and every game has heard of those games.  I own a PS3 and I can inform you Killzone sucks, Gran Turismo sucks, the asian garbage sucks, infamous got boring.  I enjoyed God of War and LBP but seriously Sony exclusives are pretty boring.


Most PS4 owners are going to be buying games like Assassins Creed that are on all the consoles.

GreenReuben
GreenReuben

@nl_skipper As someone who will buy a ps4 and not an Xbox One I have to say that the Xbones lineup is 100x better and even then I don't find it interesting.


Fun Fact, Zombiu (which GS gave a 4 I believe) is doing better on metacritic than Killzone is.

malfestus
malfestus

@Sstuart02  Ok well their Kill Zone Review is bullshit, and his reasons against it are bullshit.

This guy obviously thinks any game that isn't just a mindless shooter grindfest sucks. He didn't review the game for what it was, he reviewed it for not throwing countless waves of enemies at you without any consideration to where they even keep coming from.

s2i2p2i2o
s2i2p2i2o

@Coseniath @s2i2p2i2o @translucent17 Maybe. All I know is that when they (GS) changed media player some people wrote in the comments a lot how the video didn't load when they had adblock on. But yeah, that might not have been the case. 

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

@GreenReuben That's interesting. I must have let GameSpot and CGRundertow colour my view of the overall critical reception Zombiu got. Still I don't think it's my kind of game, I did see some of a youtube lets play video and I looks far too relentlessly tense for me.

jagcivtec
jagcivtec

@fartingonzebras Stop ridiculing yourself.  Gaming is a HOBBY to many people, to me is a stress killer after doing "better things" in normal day , so yes, gamers should be demanding.

Pokemon18986
Pokemon18986

@malfestus @Sstuart02 You do realize that the guy who reviewed it is the biggest Killzone fan in the GS offices, right? It says so in his bio. One of his fave this gen games is Killzone 2....

TraXxX
TraXxX

@malfestus @Sstuart02 Who gives a shit about reviews? Reviews are just personal opinions of the reviewers. The only review I care about is my own.