The last few years have been groundbreaking for ardent video-game lovers. With new gaming franchises being introduced every year along with a usual reboot/remake/sequel of an existing block buster franchise, the gaming industry is now more popular than it was ever before.
As we reach the half way stage of 2017, it’s time to take a look back at some of the best PlayStation games of the last six months which have gained worldwide positive recognition from fans and critics alike.
Here are the top 5 PlayStation games of 2017 which can be bought at discounted price so far:
- Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is an action adventure role-playing video game developed by the company Guerrilla Games. For the developer who is best known for its “Killzone” game series, Horizon Zero Dawn is the company’s first new intellectual property after a string of five Killzone games since the year 2004.
In a stage where the competition is stiff between the gaming industries, a new stand-alone game often finds it difficult to compete with the already established gaming franchises. The “Horizon Zero Dawn” however, opened to huge critical and commercial success with the critics praising its open-world scenario, visuals, story and its characters. It has won numerous awards, including for the “Best Original Game” at the Game Critics Awards along with receiving several nominations in other categories as well.
Being released to only the PlayStation platform, the game sold over 3.4 million copies worldwide within just four months of its release.
- Resident Evil 7 – Biohazard
The latest entrant in one of the biggest gaming franchises created by Capcom, “Resident Evil 7 – Biohazard” serves as the eleventh leading entry and 24th overall entry in the Resident Evil series. Its pre-release reception was positive with critics praising its essential plot as it brought back and explored the same survival horror elements which were present in the earlier instalments of the series.
The game received favorable reviews with many critics praising its gameplay, graphics, and designs. The report publisher “Destructoid” gave it a perfect score while EGM and Game Informer gave it a 9.5 and 8.5 (out of 10) respectively. The game was released on three platforms, i.e., PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on the same day and it became the best-selling video game in the UK in its first week of release.
- Nier: Automata
Nier: Automata are a role-playing action video game published by Square Enix. It serves as a sequel to the 2010 hit video game Nier as well as a spin-off of the Drakengard series. It was released for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows platform.
Upon its release in March this year, the game opened to extensive praise, with multiple reviewers praising the game’s narrative, theme, combat system, characterization, and music design. It also received impressive scores from all review publishers including a solid 8.9 (out of 10) from IGN.
- Injustice 2
Following the success of 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, the NetherRealm Studios released its equally groundbreaking and genre-defying sequel “Injustice 2”. The studio, which is widely popular for its Mortal Kombat series, released the follow-up to 2013’s super heroic adventure in May 2017. It was released for several platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Android.
Featuring an ensemble cast of superheroes from DC comics, the Injustice 2’s storyline picks up from where it left in its predecessor. Just like Injustice: Gods Among Us, Injustice 2 also opened to huge critical and commercial success. Many reviewers consider Injustice 2 to be among the best fighting games ever made, and it is certainly a game to watch out for in 2017.
Nioh is an action role-playing video game published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was developed by a famous Japanese video game company “Team Ninja,” who are best known for their “Dead or Alive” fighting game series. It was released on a single PlayStation platform on 7th February 2017.
It received favourable reviews from critics with many reviewers praising its practical use of Japanese folklore through its story. It’s impressive sales margin, and positive reviews are evident enough as to why this game is considered as one of the best this year had to offer.
It has been an extraordinary start to the year for PlayStation lovers. With highly anticipated games like Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars Battlefront II yet to be released, one can expect a similar treatment during the second half of 2017.