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Which game is the one true king of the Playstation 4? which exclusive stands above the peasantry?

Which 4 games do you support?

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

    Votes: 26 5.3%
  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission

    Votes: 40 8.2%
  • Bloodborne

    Votes: 231 47.5%
  • Dreams

    Votes: 10 2.1%
  • Ghost of Tsushima

    Votes: 147 30.2%
  • God of War

    Votes: 240 49.4%
  • Gran Turismo Sport

    Votes: 27 5.6%
  • Infamous: Second Son

    Votes: 18 3.7%
  • Killzone Shadow Fall

    Votes: 9 1.9%
  • Knack II

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • The Last Guradian

    Votes: 54 11.1%
  • The Last of Us: Part II

    Votes: 134 27.6%
  • The Order 1886

    Votes: 14 2.9%
  • P.T.

    Votes: 29 6.0%
  • Ratchet & Clank

    Votes: 24 4.9%
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

    Votes: 92 18.9%
  • Uncharted: Lost Legacy

    Votes: 18 3.7%
  • Days Gone

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Death Stranding

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • Driveclub

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • Marvel's Spider-Man

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • Gravity Rush 2

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Persona 5

    Votes: 2 0.4%

  • Total voters
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Kilau

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I don’t agree with these restrictions. We couldn’t do a list of favorites on Xbox at all with these rules.
 
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i voted god of war, bloodborne is another good call

i would also put the last of us remake above the last of us 2, though not sure if it counts. it kind of ran on the ps3
 

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God of War and Last of Us 2 for me. I'm shit at Souls games so never got into Bloodborne unfortunately. Ghosts was OK but it was a polished Ubisoft game and I had put too much time into the Assassins Creed games by that point
 
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Pretty much all exclusives at the tail-end of the generation. If I have to pick only a few:
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • God of War (2018)
  • Astrobot VR
These 3 games are truly unique and nothing else comes close to them in terms of polish, level design, or technical mastery.
 
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As sad as I find it as a player of the predecessors, God of War on PS4 is the worst and most underwhelming GoW of all the titles in the series.

So for me :

Uncharted 4
Ghost of Tsushima
TLOU2
The Order 1886

(The last guardian feels like a PS3 game. It fits better in that era, otherwise I'd chose TLG over The Order)
 
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I go for Ghost of Tsushima in that list, with God Of War as a quasi tie

If we had either Spidey or, even better, Miles Morales, I'd have voted those
 

Vick

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Not even a discussion. Best on all fronts.

A game less dependent on story, with a better story, narrative and writing.

Which is a mobile version of God of War melee system.

Now please let's not derail this Thread with pointless wars, story aside i regard TLOUII as a masterpiece and you're totally entitled to have your opinion, even if expressed with nonfactual statements.
 

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A game less dependent on story, with a better story, narrative and writing.


Which is a mobile version of God of War melee system.

Now please let's not derail this Thread with pointless wars, story aside i regard TLOUII as a masterpiece and you're totally entitled to have your opinion, even if expressed with nonfactual statements.
God of War 2018 is my second favorite game of all time.

But....

Its not even in the same galaxy as TLOU 2. It's outclassed in every single department. From gameplay and visceral combat, to level design and story, characters, writing, acting performances, emotion. Not to mention sound, animation and graphics.

Again.. My second fav game of all time. But what ND did with TLOU 2 for me is unparalleled in the medium.

With that said I cant wait to see what SM does with Ragnorok.. I love seeing these 2 studios go back and forth. :messenger_sunglasses:
 
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If the game has appeared on the PC it's not eligible

So if God of War wins and it shows up on PC 4 years later it's no longer the king of PS4?

That's batshit retarded. That's the same as saying Halo isn't the king of Xbox because it was ported to PC 2 years later.

Also yeah, no Spider-Man, what even is this?
 
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Vick

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Its not even in the same galaxy as TLOU 2. It's outclassed in every single department. From gameplay and visceral combat, to level design and story, characters, writing, acting performances, emotion. Not to mention sound, animation and graphics.
Let's agree to disagree then.
Out of all the things you listed, i can only agree on acting performances, animation and graphics.
Rest is all on GoW to me and, for certain elements, not by a small margin.

Just want to add that when Druckmann had this to say regarding God of War:



Three years ago, i legit thought he was just being humble fully aware what he was cooking would have made GoW feel like amateur hour.

Well, turned out that wasn't the case in the slightest. To me at least.

With that said I cant wait to see what SM does with Ragnorok.. I love seeing these 2 studios go back and forth. :messenger_sunglasses:
You and me both.

 

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This survey's results show how crap taste Sony fans have.
No love for Dreams, The Last Guardian only got a couple of votes, and Gravity Rush it's not even there.
Talk about giving pearls to pigs.

No point getting angry at Jim Ryan when his customer base is worse than him.
 

Danjin44

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This survey's results show how crap taste Sony fans have.
No love for Dreams, The Last Guardian only got a couple of votes, and Gravity Rush it's not even there.
Talk about giving pearls to pigs.

No point getting angry at Jim Ryan when his customer base is worse than him.
I’m happy that 13 Sentinels on the list, that game is super overlooked for no good reason.
 

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voted for The Last Guardian, underrated masterpiece.

I love Dreams, but thing is: it's not a game, it's a (superb) authoring tool. LBP was a game with a limited creative mode, this time around they reversed the goals - authoring tool first, a few games made in it. By the vote count you can see this didn't resonate at all with console gamers - they need characters, even if it's just a generic, empty avatar as Sackboy or Link.

I hope Dreams goes to pc and gets expanded as the wonderful creative tool it is.
 

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Persona 5 is the only exclusive that I love. If you mean Sony made games, then Wipeout Omega Collection.

I'll have to revisit Bloodborne on PC. Playing it on PS4 I thought I hated it, but it might just be the low FPS. I'm quite enjoying Dark Souls on PC. Nioh was alright, but felt... off.
 

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voted for The Last Guardian, underrated masterpiece.
Have the Collector's Edition here, still waiting for a regular PS5 to finally experience it.
No intention whatsoever to spoil the game with its awful last gen performances and Pro airport noises in the background, but i only managed to get a Digital one so the wait must continue. I'm sure it will be worth it.

Precisely
Bloodborne and God of War are crap games.

 

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Horizon was my gotg but gow is the better game, with bloodborne close enough.

Tlou2 for the graphical aspect, although stuff like horizon, gow, days gone etc are not rally far behind.

Yo op, how can you put the shorter and not horizon in that list?! Like wtf?
 
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Yo op, how can you put the shorter and not horizon in that list?! Like wtf?
Horizon makes sense as it's not a PlayStation exclusive anymore. Spider-Man and Driveclub missing, on the other hand..

So if God of War wins and it shows up on PC 4 years later it's no longer the king of PS4?
Exactly.
Might a be a weird pool, but the Thread is about actual PS exclusives.
 

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Bloodborne , Gosht of Tushima , God of War , Days Gone.

Astros rescue is shovelware and should be removed from the poll.
 

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Horizon makes sense as it's not a PlayStation exclusive anymore. Spider-Man and Driveclub missing, on the other hand..


Exactly.
Might a be a weird pool, but the Thread is about actual PS exclusives.
It doesn't make any sense, horizon was an important exclusive and it was exclusive for 95% of ps4 life span, people had to buy a ps4 to play horizon until a couple of months ago.

Do we also leave out zelda botw from switch exclusive list because it is available on wii u and emulated on pc?!
 
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Bragr

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Where is Horizon?

Edit: Strange reason to make it ineligible, same goes for Death Stranding and Days Gone.
You dont have to own a PS4 to play them. I understand its odd and frustrating since they are thought of as big PS4 games, but the more I thought about it, the more its clear, these games arent only for console and we have to accept that they are not part of the exclusive PS4 family any longer. They are on the same spectrum as timed exclusives.
 
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Vick

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So neither Ocarina of Time nor Mario 64 are the kings of N64 because they've been ported to other systems years later? Come on. It's a ridiculous notion.
If someone made a Thread specifically asking what's the best game you can play only N64, then yeah.
Well, ignoring emulation i guess. 🤷‍♀️

It doesn't make any sense, horizon was an important exclusive and it was exclusive for 95% of ps4 life span, people had to buy a ps4 to play horizon until a couple of months ago.

Do we also leave out zelda botw from switch exclusive list because it is available on wii u and emulated on pc?!
I know.
But the Thread is asking what's the best game you can only play on PlayStation.

you had me until god of war.
Didn't you say you have no consoles and only play on PC at 144hz though?

Was it also necessary to leave "LOL" and "Triggered" reactions under posts praising PS games, like the very second post of new user R Ryugarr who just dared to voice his legit opinion?
 
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If someone made a Thread specifically asking what's the best game you can play only N64, then yeah.

It's just the phrasing that bothers me, the "one true king of PS4" will still be GoW or Bloodborne or whatever even if Sony port it to PC next year. Ah well, whatever, it's a useless thread.
 

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Do we also leave out zelda botw from switch exclusive list because it is available on wii u and emulated on pc?!
Breath of the Wild is not an exlusive for Switch at all, you dont have to own a Switch to play it!

Emulators mean nothing, thats unofficial fan content, but you can own a wii u and not a switch and still play it, so its obviously not a switch exlusive.
 

Bragr

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If its the king of ps4, it has to be a ps4 game!
They're not PS4 only either as you can play all of them on PS5.
Thats backwards compatability, its not PS5 releases. Only Spider Man is an official ps5 game.
 
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Mods, can you please invalidate this poll and close the thread?

Kidding, but WHERE IS SPIDEY?! Seriously, it's one of the most high-profile exclusives of the generation, and you just leave it out?

(Yes, it's now also on PS5, but during the PS4 generation it was 100% a PS4 exclusive. Surely that's how this has to work? You never know what game might get a PS5 port, so how can you include anything? Plus, ALL of these games are playable on PS5, often with upgrades/boost.)
 
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