PS4 Launch Titles: Genres, Summaries & Other Information

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ps4 playstation 4We are SO close to the launch of the PS4 here in North America. In less than 48 hours, hundreds of thousands of consoles will be making their way into the arms of the beloved Day 1 purchasers: the rare gaming beast willing to take on the risk of making expensive purchases with a dearth of information for what lies ahead.

However, not everyone who is interested in the PlayStation 4 knows exactly what is immediately available on the console upon the November 15th launch. That’s why we at GameSided have compiled a detailed list of all the PS4 launch titles, including digital downloads, retail purchases and PS+ freebies.

 

Retail Purchases

Angry Birds: Star Wars

  • Price: $49.99
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Rovio
  • Summary: Angry Birds set to the theme of the Star Wars universe. Prepare your birds as they take down hidden enemies across planets like Tatooine, Hoth and Cloud City. Special birds can use powers that reflect special moments from the Star Wars movies.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

  • Price: $59.99 ($9.99 with PS3 version)
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Exclusive: PS4-Exclusive Content
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Summary: The story follows the life of Edward Kenway, former British privateer and current pirate. Sail the seas as captain of a pirate ship in the past while you learn more about the secrets of Abstergo through hacking and stealth-based gameplay in the present.

Battlefield 4

  • Price: $59.99 ($9.99 with PS3 version)
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: DICE
  • Summary: Just your standard USA vs China warfare set in 2020. It’s up to you and your squad to take down Admiral Chang as he usurps power in China while blaming his assassinations on the USA. Warfare has begun.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

  • Price: $59.99 ($9.99 with PS3 version)
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Infinity Ward
  • Summary: Control Logan Walker as you and a special force of U.S. Special Operations (including Riley, the dog!) attempt to take down the Federation, an oil-backed global superpower.

FIFA 14

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Sports/Soccer (Football, Futball) Simulator
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: EA Canada
  • Summary: Enjoy the simulated experience of soccer in a multitude of modes, teams, leagues and stadiums. Offline, online, single player, multiplayer; with next-gen graphics the beautiful game has never been more apt a description.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Exclusive: 8th generation exclusive (Not on Xbox One)
  • Developer: NetherRealm Studios
  • Summary: Battle it out as characters from the DC comic book universes, now for the first time on next-gen consoles. All previously-released DLC comes packaged with the game.

Just Dance 2014

  • Price: $49.99
  • Genre: Rhythm/Party
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Summary: Dance to your heart’s content with a bunch of modes designed to get you and your friends up on your feet and rockin’ out to the beat. Over 50 songs are included on disc.

Killzone: Shadow Fall

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Guerrilla Games
  • Summary: Set 30 years after the events of Killzone 3, Lucas Kellan is an ISA Shadow Marshall tasked to overlook the conflict between the Helghast and the Vektens in this dystopian futuristic shooter.

Knack

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Character Action/Platformer
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: SCE Japan Studio (Mark Cerny as Director)
  • Summary: Knack has been discovered and created through scientific creation for the good of humans against a surging Goblin threat. However, it may be humanity that is Knack’s ulterior enemy.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: TT Games
  • Summary: Dr. Doom, Loki and other Marvel villains team up to create the “Doom Ray of Doom.” Only Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D program and the super heroes that inhabit it can stop such a villainous force of Lego-based villainy. There are plenty of Marvel characters involved in this production.

Madden NFL 25

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Sports/American Football Simulation
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: EA Tiburon
  • Summary: Play as any team you want, offline or online, in this next-gen football simulation game. You could even turn the Jacksonville Jaguars into a Superbowl-winning team, somehow, if you’re lucky or cheat against the AI/non-competing friends.

NBA 2K14

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Sports/Basketball Simulation
  • Exclusive: PS4-Exclusive Content
  • Developer: Visual Concepts
  • Summary: Play basketball in virtually any mode you want. Pickup 2-on-2/3-on-3 games, following the career of your player, as a GM or as one of the 30 NBA franchises in stunning 3D visuals.

NBA Live 14

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Sports/Basketball Simulation
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: EA Tiburon
  • Summary: Do a bit less of the basketball stuff that NBA 2K14 does while using the Ignite engine for enhanced dribbling.

Need For Speed: Rivals

  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: Racing
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Ghost Games
  • Summary: Drive as fast as you can operating as either a top street racer or as a cop in this open-world arcade-style racing game.

Skylanders Swap Force

  • Price: $19.99 – $99.99
  • Genre: Platformer
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Vicarious Visions
  • Summary: Bring specially-sold figurines sold in the real world into the game world, swap tops and bottoms for up to 256 possible character creations in this platforming game designed for the younger generation.
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