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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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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4)

Action 27 October 2017

Another installment of the best-selling FPS series, and at the same time a direct continuation to Wolfenstein: The New Order created by Machine Games. The Action of Wolfenstein: The New Colossus is set in 1961 – after waking up from a coma B.J. Blazkowicz and his companions find the United States of America occupied by the Nazis. The main protagonist finds common ground with the leaders of the local resistance, and decides to help them fight the invaders. As in the previous Wolfenstein installment, the gameplay in The New Colossus features exploration, completing consecutive missions, and eliminating scores of diverse foes. The players are given a wide range of murderous weapons – including not only classic firearms but also some more elaborate pieces. Interestingly, once again the developers have decided to abandon health regeneration mechanics in favor of the old-school med-kit system. The game features high-quality 3D graphics – in comparison to its predecessor, the most significant are the texture and special effect enhancements that accompany the gunfights.

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The Order: 1886 (PS4)
The Order: 1886 (PS4)

Action 20 February 2015

A third-person perspective (TPP) action game in a steampunk setting, developed by Ready At Dawn studios. The main campaign storyline of The Order: 1886 takes the player to an alternate version of the Victorian era, in which a war is raging against a species of mutated humans. The player assumes the role of Sir Galahad, a knight of the Order that has fought the beasts for centuries. The action takes place mostly in London, where many authentic places and pieces of architecture can be found. The game offers numerous dynamic shootouts, featuring a wide array of fantastic weapons (including things like Arc Gun, Combo Gun, and Thermite Rifle). The Order: 1886 is distinctive for its high-quality visuals, generated by the Ready at Dawn Engine 4.0.

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Iron Harvest (PS4)
Iron Harvest (PS4)

Strategy 2018

An original strategy game with RPG elements, taking place in a unique dieselpunk universe of 1920+, created by a Polish concept artist Jakub Różański. The game portrays an alternative history of Europe at the turn of the 19th century, in which humanity used their knowledge and means to build powerful walking machines, used not only in battle but also e.g. in agriculture. Thus the gameplay features not only the cavalry, airplanes and prototype tanks, but also rather primitive and awkward mechs, seemingly not of this age. At the same time, the game is firmly grounded in Polish history and references important events such as the Battle of Warsaw.

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For Honor (PS4)
For Honor (PS4)

Action 14 February 2017

A third-person action game in a quasi-historical setting, with a focus on online competition. The production was developed by the experienced studio Ubisoft Montreal, whose portfolio includes several cult series, including Far Cry and Assassin's Creed. In the game, three factions are pitted against each other: The Chosen, The Legions, and The Warborn, modeled after the Japanese samurai, European knights, and Scandinavian Vikings respectively. During the game, each party is represented by dozens of warriors, but only four of them are controlled by players and equipped with unique abilities that can turn the tide of the battle. The game puts a great emphasis on a realistic reproduction of individual warriors’ fighting styles, and skirmishes are mostly based on the ability to use melee weapons, proper tactics, and special abilities of heroes. The online mode is complemented by a story mini-campaign that serves as an introduction to the gameplay.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)

Action 20 May 2014

A first-person shooter and the seventh major installment in the Wolfenstein series. This one was developed by Swedish studio Machine Games, founded by former members of Starbreeze Studios. Wolfenstein: The New Order tells an alternative history of the World War II, where the Third Reich won. The game’s main hero is B. J. Blazkowicz, a veteran of the American special forces. After spending 20 years in cryosleep, he has to stand up to the Nazis once more. The gameplay boils down to annihilating armies of enemies with all sorts of weapons, and occasionally solving simple puzzles. The game’s advanced graphics are powered by the efficient id Tech 5 engine, also known from Rage and The Evil Within.

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Homefront: The Revolution (PS4)
Homefront: The Revolution (PS4)

Action 17 May 2016

A sequel to a first-person shooter from KAOS Studios. As the game's former publisher, the THQ company, went bankrupt, it was developed by Crytek UK studio. The game continues the story of a fictional armed conflict between North Korea and USA. The game takes you to the streets of occupied Philadelphia, where you become a member of the resistance. Waging a campaign of guerilla warfare you have to stand up to the invaders and start a nation-wide revolution. The Revolution, as did its prequel, provides the players with a considerable degree of non-linearity when it comes to both the completion order and the way you complete the missions. You can recruit more people for the resistance and upgrade your gear and weapons. Technology-wise, the game is powered by the CryEngine 4, supporting highly interactive environment and high quality visuals.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PS4)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PS4)

Action 05 May 2015

A stand-alone expansion to Wolfenstein: The New Order, the game released on PCs and eighth generation consoles in spring 2014. Similarly as the original game, the title was created by Machine Games in cooperation with Bethesda. The game is a prequel to the basic game. The story takes place in an alternative year 1946, in which the Nazis are one step from winning the World War II. During the campaign, which is split into two parts, the protagonist of the series, B.J. Blazkovicz, goes to Bavaria, where he must steal information about the location of a secret research facility from the Wolfenstein fortress. Further into the game the player goes to a small city of Wulfburg, in which a German archeologist digs out mysterious artifacts that can unleash ancient evil powers. The gameplay and graphics of the game are similar as in the basic title. The only novelty is a set of new weapons.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - The Diaries of Agent Silent Death (PS4)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - The Diaries of Agent Silent Death (PS4)

Action 30 January 2018

One of the several story expansions included in the season pass to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - a well-received first-person shooter game developed by Machine Games. The main protagonist of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - The Diaries of Agent Silent Death is Jessica Valiant, a former agent of the American Secret Service that operated during WWII. She is tasked with discovering the plans of Nazis operating in California and learn the details of Operation San Andreas. Unlike the main protagonist of the previous expansion - The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe, Jessica prefers to work stealthily and eliminate the enemies by surprise. In combat, she utilizes a pistol with a silencer and a sniper rifle. Similarly to the base game, in The Diaries of Agent Silent Death a player has to fight various enemies and traverse well-developed locations.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins (PS4)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins (PS4)

Action March 2018

The fourth and the last DLC included in the season pass for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – a first-person shooter game developed by Machine Games and published in the fall of 2017. The main protagonist of the expansion titled The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins is a character players get to meet in the first expansion called Episode Zero. This time around, the titular Captain Wilkins fights Nazis on Alaska and is tasked with stopping them from executing a secret Operation Black Sun. Apart from moving the action into a different, more frosty setting, the gameplay revolves around the same formula as the one featured in the base game. On his adventure, a player gets to eliminate battalions of enemies using fancy and elaborate firearms as well as unique abilities exhibited by the main protagonist.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4)
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4)

Action 10 March 2015

The follow-up to a hit action game from 2012. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a production of an independent studio Dennaton Games, the developer duo of Jonathan “Cactus” Söderström and Dennis Wedin. The player controls a bandit, who, provided there is a payoff, undertakes a number of risky jobs. Depending on the mission conditions, the hero can be either forced to avoid a direct confrontation, or brutally eliminate all enemies. The latter task will be achieved with weapons, and various elements of the environment. Similarly to the predecessor, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is marked by a simple retro 2D graphics. Due to the large dose of violence, the game is intended only for adult players.

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Hotline Miami (PS4)
Hotline Miami (PS4)

Action 19 August 2014

Developed by independent studio Dennaton Games, a brutal retro-style action game resembling the classic first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. The action takes place during the 80s in the titular Miami. The main hero is a muscular ruffian who after receiving mysterious calls recorded on an answering machine commits a series of violent acts. Missions come down to murdering everyone in a given location. The protagonist can execute stealth attacks as well as engage in open combat. There are 35 types of firearms (pistols, shotguns, rifles) and weapons for close combat (knives, crowbars, baseball bats). The game also introduces special animal masks, which give the hero unique abilities. Even though the game features old-school graphics, it is filled with huge amounts of brutality, making it suitable only for adult players.

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Mother Russia Bleeds (PS4)
Mother Russia Bleeds (PS4)

Fighting 03 December 2016

A brutal beat'em up game offering old-school, pixel-art visuals and paying a tribute to the classics of the genre. The game is set in the former Soviet Union in the 80s. The protagonist of the game is a former boxer, now a wrongly convicted drug addict. Having escaped the prison, he embarks on a bloody quest for vengeance. The protagonist traverses subsequent locations and eliminates the enemies he encounters with his fists or various items. Syringes containing drugs can be used to replenish his energy. Up to four players can play the game simultaneously.

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Ironclad Tactics (PS4)
Ironclad Tactics (PS4)

Strategy 20 January 2015

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Blues And Bullets (PS4)
Blues And Bullets (PS4)

Adventure 20 April 2016

A noir mix of an action and adventure game developed by the team at A Crowd of Monsters. We play as a former detective, Patton, who wants to face the wave of crime that plagues the city of Santa Esperanza, as well as the demons from his past. He must solve the case of a series of brutal murders, either by interrogating and speaking with key characters or through scenes straight from an action movie. Interestingly, the plot changes depending on our decisions. What make Blues and Bullets stand out are its visuals, with black and white dominating, with an addition of some distinctive red. It also serves as a narrative feature, as the city changes and some objects provide crucial information.

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Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4)
Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4)

RPG 06 June 2017

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MechRunner (PS4)
MechRunner (PS4)

Arcade 18 April 2017

An original combination of a third-person action game with endless runner mechanics. MechRunner was created by Spark Plug Games - an independent developer. The plot is set in an alternative reality of the 20th century. In 1940s, Russian scientists discovered a wreck of an alien spacecraft and used the technology obtained from the craft to create an incredibly powerful weapon for the KGB. When a power-hungry general decides to use that weapon against Europe, one engineer stands up to him, having constructed their own combat mech. The player controls this machine in the game, destroying everything that comes from the opposite side of the screen - both from the ground and air. When out of combat, the player speeds through the levels, avoiding obstacles and gathering various collectibles that allow for mech upgrades. Interestingly, the machine can transform into a tank at any time, which changes the combat style and armament.

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