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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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Assassin's Creed Origins (PS4)
Assassin's Creed Origins (PS4)

Action 27 October 2017

The seventh major installment in the Ubisoft's best-selling action game series. Plotwise, Assassin's Creed: Empire is a sort of prequel to the entire series, taking players so far back in time as none other installment did - to the ancient Egypt, long before the two opposing orders of Assassins and Templars were founded. Players play the part of a slave, a distant ancestor to Altair - the protagonist of the first Assassin's Creed. Concerning mechanics, the title does not differ significantly from previous installments of the series, still being primarily an adventure game, supplemented with action sequences and carefully planned assassinations. The game world was, of course, with reverence typical of the franchise, adapted to the new setting, bringing back things like the possibility to mount animals or use boats. On the technical side, Empire is said to avoid relying on the achievements of previous installments, while our area of activity is approximately three times larger than what was offered by Assassin's Creed IV.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4)
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4)

RPG 13 February 2018

It is an action RPG, epic in scale, set in the Medieval period, specifically during the Hussite Wars (fought in Europe in the first part of 15th century), and powered by the CryEngine 3. The game was created by a Czech game studio Warhorse, which employs creators of the popular Mafia franchise. You assume the role of a young blacksmith who lost everything to the war. While fulfilling his father’s last will, he gets entangled in a plot to rescue the kidnapped king and prevent a brutal conflict. Being thrown into a vast open world the protagonist hones his skills, eventually becoming a knight or a rogue. The game stands out from the crowd due to its far-flung realism and relative freedom in how you can complete missions. The authors took exceptional care to stay true to historical sources. Furthermore, the game features am original crafting system as well as complex combat mechanics, which lets you perform precise strikes and special attacks.

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Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)
Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)

Action 2018

An action sandbox game developed by Sucker Punch, the creators of InFamous series. The player is taken to the titular island of Tshishima, where as a samurai he or she fights the Mongol invaders in order to avenge the death of family and close ones. A direct confrontation isn’t always the best course of action. To effectively eliminate opponents, the protagonist must learn to work in the shadows. During the journey the protagonist will visit various locations – from bamboo forests to mystic temples.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: Unity (PS4)

Action 11 November 2014

The fifth major installment in the extremely popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, created by the Ubisoft company in 2007. It is at the same time the first iteration of the series designed for PC and the eight generation consoles. The new story features a new assassin, Arno. The story is set in the late-18th-century Paris, faithfully recreated in the game. In the turbulent times of the French Revolution the protagonist is trying to alter the fate of his nation, while seeking retribution for his past mistakes. The debut of the series on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 provided an opportunity to re-imagine the series. Changes included not only graphics, physics, and animations, but also gameplay mechanics and combat system. The hero learned new abilities that can be developed in three different areas. The game world is bigger and richer in content, offering full freedom of exploration.

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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (PS4)

Action 23 October 2015

It is the ninth major installment in a best-selling action game series, this time developed by Ubisoft Quebec. After a brief affair with the French Revolution the developers decided to take players to 19th-century London of the Victorian era, giving them control of two characters: hot-headed young man named Jacob and his twin sister Evie. Although the game retains all of its key elements, gameplay mechanics went through some changes. The streets are full of carriages, which, just as in Grand Theft Auto series, can be hijacked and used to move around the city. Another essential element stems from the fact of leading Jacob’s gang, and which, among other things, results in street brawls with opposing groups. The game faithfully recreates the topography of the capital city of England, so you can easily find and recognize such landmarks as Westminster Palace or St. Paul’s Cathedral. The heroes also gained new weapons and gadgets as well as previously unseen abilities.

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Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection (PS4)

Action 15 November 2016

A compilation of three most popular installments of the Assassin’s Creed series that includes Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations. The main protagonist of the trilogy is Ezio Auditore de Firenze, an Italian assassin who lived on the turn of the 15th and 16th century. In these productions, the players have an opportunity to visit the Renaissance Venice and Florence as well as Rome, ruled by Borgias, and Constantinople just a few years before Suleiman the Magnificent conquered it. For the purposes of Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection, every aforementioned title was visually enhanced — the most important change is rising the screen resolution to 1080p but some textures and character models were improved, too. While multiplayer modes were deleted, all expansions and DLCs for the single player campaigns were preserved.

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)

Action 12 November 2013

The fourth major installment in a bestselling TPP action-adventure game series. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal in cooperation with other Ubisoft’s inner studios. The main story in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set in 18th century. You meet a pirate captain Edward Kenway (the grandfather of Connor Kenway from Assassin's Creed III), who gets entangled in the age-long conflict between The Brotherhood of Assassins and the Order of Templars. Interwoven in the story are authentic places and historical events, as well as famous figures (including Edward Teach, Benjamin Hornigold, and Anne Bonny) related to the so called Golden Age of Piracy. The sandbox gameplay model offers the players the complete freedom of exploration and undertaking various missions. Complimentary to the solo mode, the game features an expansive multiplayer with a number of diverse maps and playable characters.

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Ancestors Legacy (PS4)
Ancestors Legacy (PS4)

Strategy 2018

Ancestors Legacy is a complex real-time strategy game developed by the Polish independent studio Destructive Creations. The game takes place in Medieval times and its single player campaign is based on the actual historical events. We can play as one of the four available factions: Slavs, Germanic peoples, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons. In terms of gameplay, Ancestors Legacy focuses on large-scale battles. Figuring out good tactics that includes the layout of the land and skillfully flanking our enemy are the key elements that will lead us to victory. In addition to open-field battles, we can also besiege our enemies' cities and villages. We will also have to pay some attention to the economic side of our conquest (i.e. gathering materials and resources, upgrading and improving our headquarters). What makes Ancestors Legacy stand out among the similar games is the low entry threshold – both newcomers and experienced players will feel like home when playing the game.

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Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered (PS4)

Action March 2018

A remastered edition of Assassin's Creed Rogue, enriched with two expansions and minor addon packs. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game runs in 1080p resolutions; on the other hand, it works in 4K when playing on Xbox One X or PlayStation 4 Pro.

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (PS4)
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (PS4)

Strategy 28 July 2017

A tactical real-time strategy game inspired by the Commandos series. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is set in Japan in 1615. The new shogun decided to enforce peace in the entire country which requires him to silently eliminate all the opposition that may dream of rebelling against him. To achieve this, he asks a group of five specialists who deal in murder, sabotage, and espionage. It is the team that the player will lead in the course of the campaign that consists of over a dozen extensive missions. In Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, the action is presented from a camera placed high above the characters’ heads which provides us with a good grasp of the environment and lets us efficiently issue orders to our agents. Since they perform risky tasks on enemy territory, it is necessary to stay out of guards’ sight and act stealthily. Maps were designed in a way that allows for any mission to be completed in various ways. To succeed, the player always has to cunningly use the unique skills of every character and devise plans that involve strict cooperation within the party.

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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS4)

Action 15 November 2016

Action-adventure game with stealth elements and the second major installment in the best-selling Assassin's Creed series. The game, created by Ubisoft Montreal, is the second part of the so-called Ezio trilogy. Players can follow the adventures of a Renaissance assassin, Ezio Auditore da Firenze (the protagonist of Assassin's Creed II). Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is set in Rome - the city of conflicting interests of influential houses and the seat of the villainous Templar Order. The sandbox gameplay structure, well-known to fans of the series, was enriched with a new element – managing local structures belonging to the Brotherhood of Assassins that allow you to recruit and train new members, who can be ordered to aid you in combat. For the first time in the franchise's history, the developers decided to introduce an online multiplayer mode.

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Assassin's Creed II (PS4)
Assassin's Creed II (PS4)

Action 17 November 2016

A sequel to Assassin's Creed, an action game released in 2007. Just as the original, also the second installment was developed by Ubisoft Montreal studio. Assassin's Creed II tells of the new adventures of Desmond Miles. This time the protagonist uses the Animus to relive the memories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a young noble from Florence living in the Renaissance period. The hero decides to join the Brotherhood of Assassins in order to take revenge on the Templars for killing his family. Just as in the first Assassin's Creed, gameplay combines elements of third-person action game, adventure, and stealth. The world’s open structure offers much freedom in terms of movement and the order in which you complete the missions. Once again, the developers skillfully enriched the fictional story with historical facts and figures (e.g. Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli).

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Titanic: Honor and Glory (PS4)
Titanic: Honor and Glory (PS4)

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A first-person adventure game from ORM Entertainment, which was initially supposed to be nothing more than modification to the popular shooter Crysis 2. Its story revolves around the disaster of the famous ocean liner, which sunk in 1912 with hundreds of people on board. We play as a man named Robert Morgan, who, due to false accusations, has to hide aboard the liner from the police. He must find a proof of his innocence, but the collision with the iceberg suddenly makes survival an equally important point. The main goal of the developers was to recreate the interior of the Titanic as faithfully as possible, and, in addition to the story campaign, a special free exploration mode has been prepared to allow us to go sightseeing on the famous ship, look around its almost every corner and interact with various objects on the deck.

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS4)

Action 15 November 2016

An open-world action game played from the third-person view. It is another installment in the Assassin's Creed series. In terms of the plot, the game ends the so-called Ezio trilogy, which comprises of Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and AC: Revelations. The game is set mainly in the 16th century, though in-game flashbacks reach as far as back to the 12th century. The protagonist - Ezio Auditore da Firenze follows the traces of Altair - both his ancestor and the master of the Assassins. The trail leads to Constantinople, where the Templars are gathering a powerful army. The creators combined successful mechanics of the previous installments, enriching them with an ability to create bombs or with a modified system of gaining control over particular city areas. Apart from the single-player story campaign, the game offers a fully functional multiplayer mode.

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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Jack the Ripper (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Jack the Ripper (PS4)

Action 15 December 2015

The first large story-driven expansion to Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. The story is set in the year 1888, 20 years after the events of the base game, and focuses on the hunt for the infamous serial killer known as Jack the Ripper. When Scotland Yard’s investigation proves ineffective and panic grows in the hearts of the citizens of London, the task of stopping the monster falls upon Jacob and Evie (the latter being the main protagonist this time). Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Jack the Ripper offers 10 new missions set within a small, contained area of London, as well as a bonus series of missions, in which you play as the titular killer. In terms of gameplay the expansion brings no major changes, with the exception of the addition of a three-tier fear indicator for all characters. Moreover, the characters can also use new gadgets that induce hallucinogenic effects.

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (PS4)
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China (PS4)

Action 21 April 2015

The first installment in the Assassin's Creed Chronicles series of spin-offs, created in the form of a 2.5D adventure platformer. The game was developed by Ubisoft as a bonus for users who bought the season pass for Assassin's Creed: Unity. The game is set in the sixteenth-century China, and the players assume the role of female assassin Shao Jun – a student of Ezio Auditore and the protagonist of the animated film Assassin's Creed: Embers. Being the last survivor of the Order's Chinese subdivision, she returns to her homeland with the intention of avenging her murdered brother. During the journey she meets a number of historical figures and visits several famous locations of China, including Beijing, the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City. Gameplay mechanics are a translation of the usual gameplay into a side-scrolling platform game. We can climb, sneak, fight, and kill silently. The production features an original graphic style, inspired by traditional Chinese painting.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity - Dead Kings (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: Unity - Dead Kings (PS4)

Adventure 14 January 2015

The first DLC expansion for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The add-on is included in the season pass for the game. It takes place after the events presented in the base version of the game and it takes the player from the streets of Paris into the dark catacombs of Saint-Denis. There Arno becomes part of a new intrigue related to the tomb raiders who are profaning the tombs of French kings in order to find valuable treasures. The game mostly takes place in the large undergrounds inhabited by various wild animals. While traveling through the dark metropolis, Arno is facing enemies and solving riddles that are taking him closer to solving the mysteries of the area. The graphics and the story are much darker than the graphics and story of the base game. It is worth mentioning that the protagonist can use a new weapon, the guillotine gun.

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry (PS4)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry (PS4)

Action 18 December 2013

A standalone expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag developed by an internal Ubisoft studio. Unlike the base game, this time around, a player assumes the role not of Edward Kenway, but of his former quartermaster – Adewale, an emancipated black slave who joined the ranks of Assassins. Fifteen years after the events shown in the base game, the main protagonist sets off on a mission to retrieve a package from the hands of the Templars, however, as a result of an accident, his ship crashes near the city of Port-au-Prince, where Adewale encounters his enslaved kin. He does not linger for long and decides to rescue all of them as well as to take his revenge on the white torturers. In Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry the gameplay revolves around the formula developed for the sake of Edwar Kenway’s adventures – the expansion offers nine elaborate missions constituting a story mini-campaign. Moreover, players can also enjoy new weapons, such as blunderbusses, bombs, and machetes.

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Yakuza: Restoration (PS4)
Yakuza: Restoration (PS4)

Action 22 February 2014

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII (PS4)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII (PS4)

Strategy 28 January 2016

The thirteenth installment in the popular series of turn-based strategy games with RPG elements, developed continuously since 1985 by Koei. The story is set in the 2nd century B.C. in China, during the reign of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era that began afterwards. The story combines historical events with those presented in the 14th century novel called “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, making the game a mix of actual places and characters as well as fictional plot events. In Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, our task is to wage war by recruiting and training units, equipping them and commanding them directly in battles. The extensive turn-based combat system is complemented by the necessity of keeping the supply lines for our armies as well as conducting diplomatic activities and managing the conquered cities.

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Numantia (PS4)
Numantia (PS4)

Strategy 24 October 2017

Numantia is a turn-based strategy game focused on recreating the historical atmosphere of the Numantian war – a conflict that was fought between the ancient Spaniards and the Roman Empire during the 2nd century BC. During the battles the player must strategically operate various squads of Iberian or Roman troops and between the battles he or she must maintain logistics and resources of the army.

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The Pillars of the Earth (PS4)
The Pillars of the Earth (PS4)

Adventure 15 August 2017

An adventure game from Daedalic Entertainment, based on a popular history novel written by Ken Follet, entitled The Pillars of the Earth. The game of the same title is set in the 12th-century, in the tumultuous period known as the Anarchy. After the sudden death of king Henry I and the only heir to the throne having been killed in the crash of the White Ship, England gets consumed in a violent war of succession. With the war in the background and the tensions between the nobles, clergy and the common people constantly growing, the game tells a story about an attempt to raise a monumental cathedral in a fictional city of Kingsbridge in the south of the country. As for the game’s mechanics, The Pillars of the Earth is no different from a typical adventure game with gameplay based on exploration of different locations, conducting conversations, and solving various logic puzzles.

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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - The Last Maharaja (PS4)
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - The Last Maharaja (PS4)

Action 01 March 2016

A DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate by Ubisoft. The downloadable content requires the base game. The Last Maharaja tells a story of an Indian aristocrat, named Duleep Singh, who is trying to regain his right to the maharaja title. His quest interferes with the plans of the British East India Company and its allies, the Templar Order. Interchangeably assuming the roles of the Frye siblings, the player helps the aforementioned aristocrat in his fight for justice. The plot of The Last Maharaja consists of ten missions integrated into the main campaign of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and they can be accessed after completing Sequence 3. Mechanically, the game does not introduce anything new – the DLC a third-person action game with emphasis on free roaming, stealth elements, and dynamic combat.

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (PS4)
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (PS4)

Action 12 January 2016

The second installment in a spin-off series created within Assassin’s Creed - one of the Ubisoft’s leading franchise. The game translates the series’ mechanics into a 2.5D side-scrolling action-adventure game. The story is set in 1841, in India. The country is on the brink of open conflict as tensions increase between the Empire of Sikh and the British, who claim rights to Indian territory. With these historical events serving as the background, another ongoing conflict comes to light – the never-ending war of Assassins and Templars. You play as Abraaz Mir, a member of the Assassin Order, who tries to care for the Order’s interests in the times of political turmoil. The game features the characteristic elements of the series, such as spectacular acrobatics, sneaking, melee-combat with guards, and assassinations of targets. The shift in player perspective, however, necessitates a different play style, putting more emphasis on tactical thinking and planning your every step.

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