50 Best PS4 Games: Until Dawn Is Our First Addition


Happy Halloween, GameSiders! About six weeks ago, we released our first grand list of game rankings, highlighting the 50 best PS4 games available for purchase right now. We also have a similar list for the Xbox One, and are ready to roll out a list of current Nintendo games (Wii U / 3DS) very soon. However, we promised we’d update our list as new PS4 games come out, get a chance to play them and figure out how they stack up against the rest.

Until Dawn is our first title to join the list, just in time for Halloween!

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Until Dawn

Developer: Supermassive Games

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Release Date: August 25, 2015

Supermassive Games brought a number of factors that make Until Dawn pretty remarkable. They made their first game of their own creation a purposefully trope-laden horror game, one that is a love letter to classic horror movies. Second, they did so by bringing in quality acting talent that comes from television shows like Mr. Robot, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Heroes, 10 Things I Hate About You and Peter God Damn Stormare.

Most importantly, Until Dawn includes a branching narrative arch called the Butterfly Effect, one that shows how even the smallest of decisions can save or kill a variety of characters. It all culminates in a supernatural thriller that subverts expectations, provides genuine thrills, brings a comedic edge to the genre while still respecting its space and it just happens to take place in the glorious mountainous regions of British Columbia, Canada. Did I mention this game has Peter Stormare in it?

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