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PlayStation 4 is the 8th generation console from Sony. It was released on November 15th, 2013 in North America and two weeks later, on November 29th, in Europe. Other than its predecessor, PS4 has a PC-like architecture, with its ”heart” manufactured by AMD (8-core Jaguar CPU and 1,84 teraflops GPU) assisted by 8 GB of RAM.

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Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

Action 28 February 2017

A third-person action game with RPG elements created by Guerilla Games, the studio known for Killzone series. The game is set in the distant future, where the world is ruled by intelligent animal-like forms that evolved from the machines responsible for the fall of an advanced human civilization centuries ago; the former rulers of the world survived, but their lifestyle was reduced to that of primitive, isolated tribes. The player takes the role of Aloy – a young girl, who seeks to find secrets of the ancients and discover her destiny. The heroine is not defenseless in this dangerous world. When fighting hostile machines she can count on her skills (developed individually) and loads of futuristic weapons, made up of parts of fallen enemies. The game is set in an open world, and the protagonist is free to choose both the order and method in which she undertakes missions. You can either openly confront your enemies or cunningly exploit their weaknesses.

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Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)

Action 08 March 2016

An online action game that combines tactical shooter with elements of cRPG. Tom Clancy's The Division is a game made by Ubisoft Massive Studios in cooperation with Ubisoft Reflections. The game is set in a near future, when the United States is struck by a pandemic. Players become members of a secret governmental organization called The Division, which tries to contain the chaos spreading across New York City. The gameplay focuses on rivalry between small groups of players. The world’s open structure presents the players with an impressive freedom to explore the setting and complete various missions. When it comes to the technical aspects, Tom Clancy's The Division employs the full potential of the advanced Snowdrop Engine.

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ARK: Survival Evolved (PS4)
ARK: Survival Evolved (PS4)

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A sandbox survival simulator set in an open world, which draws inspiration from productions such as DayZ. Unlike in the aforementioned title, this time we fight against powerful prehistoric creature instead of zombies. The game is the debut of an independent studio called Wildcard, founded by a former employee of Microsoft Game Studios. The player begins the game defenseless and naked on an unidentified island, and his or her task is to survive in this new, harsh environment. In order to do that, we must hunt and gather various raw materials which will be used to create the much needed weapons and tools. One of the most fun aspects of ARK: Survival Evolved are the meticulously depicted creatures – the game features more than 60 species of dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals. Since the title features o multiplayer experience, meeting other players in the game world will happen and, depending on their attitude, we can fight them or establish valuable alliances.

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Dying Light (PS4)
Dying Light (PS4)

Action 27 January 2015

An first-person perspective survival horror game, created by the Polish developer Techland, known for Dead Island and the Call of Juarez series, among others. The player assumes the role of a character who is trying to survive in a zombie-infested metropolis. The sandbox gameplay of Dying Light is divided into two phases. During the day, the game puts main focus on exploration and acquisition of raw materials and weapons, while at night players must face hordes of the living dead. The creators wanted to put the accent on two gameplay elements: thrilling combat with a variety of weapons (including crafted ones), and dynamic movement throughout the city, enabling the players to overcome terrain obstacles using parkour. In addition to a single-player campaign, Dying Light also offers a four-person cooperation mode via the Internet.

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Tom Clancy's The Division: Survival (PS4)
Tom Clancy's The Division: Survival (PS4)

Action 21 December 2016

The second paid expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division, an online action game with RPG elements. Survival, just like the vanilla game, was developed by Ubisoft Massive, a studio experienced with online titles. Similarly to the first add-on, Underground, Survival first debuted on Xbox One and then came out for PC and PlayStation 4 a month later. The Division is a political thriller in which New York is faced with a biological terrorist attack. As a result of it, the metropolis is cut off from the world and its citizens have to fight for their lives. The entire city is mired in chaos but some places are especially dangerous. These so-called Dark Zones, are where the PvP combat happens, and they are the expansion's main focus. As the title suggests, the add-on introduces a survival mode in which players have to survive as long as possible in Dark Zones.

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Far Cry 4 (PS4)
Far Cry 4 (PS4)

Action 18 November 2014

The fourth installment of the extremely popular series of sandbox FPP action games. In accordance with the Ubisoft’s policy, the production was developed by several internal development studios led by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Shanghai. Once again players have the opportunity to assume the role of a protagonist forced to face numerous enemies and obstacles all by himself. At his disposal, however, is a considerable arsenal of firearms and melee weapons. The creators remained true to the well-proven gameplay scheme, allowing the gamers to explore vast locations and complete task with an unparalleled degree of freedom. On the technical side, Far Cry 4 fully employs the potential of the constantly improved Dunia Engine, providing high-quality audiovisuals and realistic physics.

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Destiny (PS4)
Destiny (PS4)

Action 09 September 2014

A futuristic, first-person perspective action game developed by Bungie Software – the creators of the iconic Halo series. The title takes place in a distant future, in 28th century, when humanity is on the brink of destruction at the hands of an alien civilization. The players assume the roles of Guardians who, thanks to the unusual abilities drawing power from an alien ship hanging above the Earth, are the only humans capable of facing the destructive force from space. Players are divided into three classes which specialize in open combat, stealth, or special powers. Gameplay is focused on multiplayer, encouraging the players to explore the world. Battles involve small groups of participants; it is possible to start the game alone and join a previously created group. The game was created for next-gen consoles and which translates into high-quality graphics and sounds.

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Dying Light: The Following (PS4)
Dying Light: The Following (PS4)

Action 09 February 2016

The first official expansion to a survival action game made by Polish studio Techland in 2015. The add-on is set after the events presented in the base game, and take you to the suburbs of Harran city. Playing as Kyle Crane, a character known from the original, you have to infiltrate a camp of a cult, whose members are immune to zombie bites and can use the monsters to their own means. Driven by the goal of finally getting rid of the plague, the protagonist has to undertake a series of missions to gain the trust of the locals and learn their secrets. Gameplay mechanics remain unchanged, although the add-on is set in a notably vast location (bigger than all maps from the base game combined), across which you can move around in a dune buggy. The creators also decided to give players more freedom when it comes to story-related missions.

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (PS4)
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (PS4)

Arcade June 2017

Second DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth developed by Nicalis studio. It adds tens of unique items to create more surprising combinations, new monsters to defeat and special bestiary that describes them and bonus rooms that create a huge labyrinth. Aside from that, add-on features more difficult Greed mode and additional chapter, as well as a new playable character and five unique challenges. However, the most important novelty is added support of modding tools, which allows players to freely modify the most important elements of the game and create new equipment, monsters, characters and even whole campaigns and game modes.

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Minecraft (PS4)
Minecraft (PS4)

Action 03 September 2014

A sandbox game that defies classification, developed by the independent Mojang AB studio. Minecraft has been developed with the intention of unleashing the creativity of players, who can freely change the game's virtual world made from voxels (cubic blocks). The gameplay concentrates on terrain transformations, building structures, crafting items, and creating your own adventures. The game consists of two modes: a classic one, which allows for unending experience, and survival, in which we have to prepare to fend off monster assaults at night. In addition to single player, Minecraft also offers online multiplayer. The game from Mojang AB is distinguished by its unique retro visuals.

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BioShock: The Collection (PS4)
BioShock: The Collection (PS4)

Action 13 September 2016

A special bundle that includes the revamped editions of three installments in the bestselling BioShock series, designed by 2K Games company for the eighth generation consoles. Each game in the trilogy, which is often described as the spiritual successor to the cult System Shock, is set in different settings and features different main characters. What binds all the stories together is their unique dystopian atmosphere with a surreal vibe, and skillful combination of FPS mechanics with elements of RPG. In comparison with the original releases, The BioShock Collection offers enhanced visuals, featuring 1080p resolution and fluent 60 fps animation. Besides, the games boast enhanced textures and visual effects, as well as improved loading times. Interestingly, the bundle contains not only the games themselves, but also all their DLCs, which were originally sold separately.

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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PS4)
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PS4)

Action 27 October 2016

A third-person perspective hack-and-slash action game developed by Omega Force. The title adapts the popular Japanese comic series Berserk, set in a grim dark fantasy realm filled with wars, demons and villainy, drawing inspiration from European Middle Ages. The main protagonist of the series is a warrior named Guts, initially a mercenary he was later forced to declare war on the demonic forces pulling the strings of this dark world. In Berserk Warriors player can control not only Guts, but other characters from the comic universe as well. The gameplay mechanics expand on the solutions known from series such as Dynasty Warriors. During the game, the players will face numerous hordes of enemies and powerful bosses. At the heart of gameplay lies an advanced combat system which allows the player to perform various attacks and combining them into devastating combos. The game also contains RPG features: during the battles player gathers experience which then can be used to develop abilities of the characters.

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Darksiders Warmastered Edition (PS4)
Darksiders Warmastered Edition (PS4)

Action 22 November 2016

A refreshed edition of Darksiders – an action-adventure game from 2010, prepared mainly with eight generation consoles in mind (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). We assume the role of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As a result of a conspiracy, he initiates the end of the world prematurely, for which he is punished by being stripped of most of his powers and exiled to Earth. The protagonist decides to get revenge on the culprits, fighting hordes of demons, which are in abundance on the destroyed planet that our hero traverses in search for the perpetrators. The mainstay of the game is the dynamic combat, in which we use various types of weaponry and special attacks. The hero traverses large locations with a partially open structure, occasionally solving riddles to proceed. As the game progresses, War reclaims his lost abilities and acquires better weapons. The visual changes are the biggest asset of the Warmastered Edition. The game now runs in native 1080p, the animations are more fluid, the quality of shadows and graphical effects has been improved, while the texture resolution is now twice as high.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PS4)
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PS4)

Arcade 04 November 2014

An expanded version of a popular indie game that has been released in 2011 by Team Meat studio. Nicalis studio, a bit more experienced team, has been involved in refreshing of the title, in cooperation with original developers. When it comes to mechanics, the gameplay hasn’t changed much, offering randomly-generated levels, traversed by the titular Isaac, who solves simple puzzles and eliminates monsters or much more powerful bosses. The main difference between the Flash-based original, is a completely new graphic engine, introducing new, improved visuals and a number of innovations that, as a result of technological limitations, hadn’t made their way into the original. The developers included the whole base game and its two DLCs, and introduced a number of novelties. A local co-op mode has been incorporated in the game, allowing two players to take part in a joint playthrough on one screen.

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Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)

Action 27 October 2015

Complete edition of Darksiders II, a TPP action game released in 2012, now remastered for the eight generation consoles by Nordic Games, who gained the license after the closure of THQ company. In the game you become one of the legendary Horsemen of the Apocalypse, trying to solve a complex intrigue and help one of his brothers, who got into some serious troubles. While playing, you will traverse vast locations on foot or on horseback, though the pinnacle of gameplay are the spectacular combat sequences, in which you can use the hero’s abilities, developed over time. As compared with the previous game, Deathfinitive Edition sports enhanced graphics with more detailed textures, better animations, and improved lighting and weather effects. In addition to the base game, this release contains all post-launch DLCs.

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Mordheim: City of the Damned (PS4)
Mordheim: City of the Damned (PS4)

Strategy 18 October 2016

A tactical RPG with turn-based combat set in the popular universe of Warhammer. The game is a debut project of the Canadian studio Rogue Factor, founded by veterans of the video game industry. This title is based on a classic tabletop battle game Mordheim, which, in contrast to most of the games set in this universe, did not feature grand battles but small clashes of individual units. The game is set 500 years before the Warhammer’s main story, in the titular Mordheim City. After being struck by a comet, the city becomes a fighting ground for numerous conflicting factions. As a leader of one of them, you explore vast districts of the metropolis, undertaking various story missions and fighting enemies. Turn-based battles take place on 3D arenas of different shapes and layouts. Interestingly, your soldiers can become crippled, e.g. lose limbs.

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Destiny 2 (PS4)
Destiny 2 (PS4)

Action 2017

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The Binding Of Isaac: Afterbirth (PS4)
The Binding Of Isaac: Afterbirth (PS4)

Arcade 10 May 2016

A huge (approximately up to for 200 hours of gameplay) DLC expansion for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth from Nicalis studio. It isn’t standalone title, requiring the base game to play. Afterbirth introduces many novelties, including a new final area with a unique boss and ending. However, it doesn’t change the game mechanics, as we once again play a roguelike arcade title, exploring randomly generated locations, discovering secrets and fighting enemies. The gameplay is diversified with additional content in the form of new character, Lilith, new monsters and bosses, as well as previously unavailable items, challenges and locations. What's more, the DLC also modified the interface and expanded the soundtrack. Lastly, players received a new game mode called Greed Mode, in which they take great risks to obtain unique rewards.

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Dead Island: Definitive Collection (PS4)
Dead Island: Definitive Collection (PS4)

Action 31 May 2016

A bundle including both installments of the Dead Island series, first-person action games with RPG elements developed by Techland for PC and 8th-generation consoles. The set contains the remastered editions of Dead Island (2011) and Dead Island: Riptide (2013), featuring almost identical stories and focusing on four characters forced to fight for survival on the zombie-infested islands of Banoi and Palanai. The games put a great emphasis on cooperation mode. What distinguishes the remastered versions are the graphics, powered by Chrome Engine 6, that boast sharper textures, a new lighting system, improved character models, and enhanced visual effects. Both games offer a revised user interface and a complete collection of DLCs. Dead Island: Definitive Collection comes with a bonus side-scroll fighting game titled Dead Island Retro Revenge.

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Destiny: The Taken King (PS4)
Destiny: The Taken King (PS4)

Action 15 September 2015

The third, and the largest so far, expansion for Destiny – a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by the creators of the Halo series, Bungie Software. The plot of the expansion focuses on character from the Hive race, Oryx – the father of prince Crota, main antagonist of the first DLC. The new expansion provides a completely new story campaign that consists of 12 missions and a new multiplayer raid during which players are visiting the Dreadnought, Oryx’s powerful fortress of a ship. Among other novelties there is the introduction of a third specialization for each class, many new pieces of gear, modified experience gathering system and various smaller changes, mostly based on fan’s suggestions. The Taken King offers 4 new Strike missions and six maps for online competition. The expansion requires both previous expansions to work: The Dark Below and House of Wolves.

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Dead Island: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Dead Island: Definitive Edition (PS4)

Action 31 May 2016

A remastered edition of the first installment in the Dead Island series, which was originally launched in 2011 by the Polish studio Techland. In the game, we are transported to the island of Banoi, located near Papua New Guinea, where we assume the role of one of four characters that have to fight for survival in a zombie-infested tropical paradise. As far as gameplay is concerned, the title is a first-person action game with RPG elements, allowing the player to explore, undertake various primary and secondary quests, and, obviously, fight hordes of zombies with a wide arsenal of melee weapons and firearms. The game shines in cooperation mode, where up to four players can play together. Compared to the original, Dead Island: Definitive Edition offers enhanced visuals powered by Chrome Engine 6 as well as a modified user interface and a number of other minor improvements. The game comes with all DLCs released for the original and can be bought either separately or in the Dead Island: Definitive Collection bundle.

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Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)

Action 26 February 2015

A three-dimensional action game with RPG elements, based on the well-known jRPG series, Dragon Quest. Contrary to other productions that employ the Dynasty Warriors formula, Dragon Quest: Heroes has its own story which is not directly tied to any installment of the core Dragon Quest series. Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below allows the player to traverse vast locations and fight hordes of enemies whose strength lies in their numbers. Bosses present an even bigger challenge — to defeat them, one must adopt an adequate tactic. The player's character possesses several regular attacks and special abilities that we unlock having acquired a certain amount of experience. The game offers cartoonish 3D graphics, with characters designed by a famous mangaka, Akira Toriyama. Thanks to the 8th-generation consoles' capabilities, the developers introduced previously unavailable visual effects and increased the number of opponents visible on the screen simultaneously.

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