PS4 Launch Titles: Genres, Summaries & Other Information

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PSN/PS+ Games

Blacklight: Retribution

  • Price: Free-To-Play (No PS+ required)
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • Exclusive: Console Exclusive
  • Developer: Zombie Studios
  • Summary: A free shooter set in a sci-fi world that employs your usual FPS matches in a varying collection of small and large maps.


  • Price: Free with PS+, $14.99 without
  • Genre: Puzzle Platformer
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Compulsion Games
  • Summary: Playing as Dawn, traverse the physical and shadow planes to platform through this game to help a young girl Didi that comes from a broken home.

DC Universe Online

  • Price: Free-To-Play
  • Genre: MMORPG
  • Exclusive: Console Exclusive
  • Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
  • Summary: Create a super hero/villain and traverse the DC Universe on either side of the battle for control over the world.


  • Price: $6.99 – $9.99
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: thatgamecompany
  • Summary: A port of the PS3 version, float around several areas of the world as you amass more and more of the flowery nature that surrounds you. A beautiful game devoid of combat or conflict.

The Playroom

  • Price: Free/Pack-in
  • Genre: Casual
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: SCE London Studio
  • Summary: This throw-in game uses augmented reality with the help of both the DualShock 4 and the PlayStation 4 Camera to play several mini-games that demonstrate each device’s capabilities.


  • Price: Free with PS+
  • Genre: Sports/Basketball Simulation
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Housemarque
  • Summary: A side-scrolling spaceship shoot-em-up that benefits from the advanced PS4 hardware to take advantage of beautifully-rendered particle effects.

Sound Shapes

  • Price: $14.99
  • Genre: Music/Platformer
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Developer: Queasy Games
  • Summary: This PS3/Vita port has you side-scroll through cartoonish levels to the music of some of the hottest DJ’s and Electro music creators out there.

Super Motherload

  • Price: $14.99
  • Genre: Arcade Dig-em-up
  • Exclusive: Console
  • Developer: XGen Studios
  • Summary: You control a mining machine with the objective of digging as many minerals as you can. The kicker: you’re mining on the surface of Mars. Those gems can purchase upgrades to help you advance throughout the game.

Trine 2: The Complete Story

  • Price: $14.99 – $19.99
  • Genre: Action Platformer
  • Exclusive: No
  • Developer: Frozenbyte
  • Summary: A throwback to classic side-scrolling beat-em-ups, Trine 2: The Complete Story has you with 2 teammates travel throughout a colorful land, taking on great beasts using several type of combat skills, including magic.


  • Price: Free-To-Play
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter
  • Exclusive: Console Exclusive
  • Developer: Digital Extremes
  • Summary: Players wearing battlesuits called Warframe touch down across several maps across the galaxy to take on 10 types of mission that involve taking out your enemies, protecting artifacts and more in this third-person shooter. Includes parkour elements and melee combat.