PS4 Holiday Gift Guide 2019
The 2019 holiday season is creeping ever closer, and the PS4 gamer in your life is still in need of some choice holiday loot. Your only recourse is to bless them with some fabulous PS4 games! On that note, this list will be a boon to you or anyone else shopping around for presents for the Playstation gamer in their life. Everything from shooters to fighting games to RPGs is covered below. Read on and be well-armed for the upcoming shopping season!
Perfect if you’re shopping for someone who remembers the good old days. You know, when protagonists were brooding weirdos, villains were out to annihilate time and space, and magic was like, a performance-enhancing substance you pulled out of the earth. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is a glossed-up second look at one of the more divisive entries in the Final Fantasy series, second (in that regard) only to every entry in the Final Fantasy series. If you’ve got a fresh RPG fan on your shopping list, know that this game kept me up until sunrise on many a weekend in my reckless youth. Final Fantasy VIII: it’s the fun kind of insomnia!
Do you have any aspiring architects in your life? Anyone who should have been lord of their own kingdom by now? Then Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be perfect for them. The castles can get bigger, one’s behavior towards the townsfolk can get weirder, and the bodies of water now come with like, actual depth to them. Plus, you can snag the blueprints of any structure you see during online play. It’s the perfect mechanic for the autocratic overlord with very little time on their hands. Or you can just construct massive settlements with only one bathroom and watch people suffer. The choice is yours!
The reviews are in, and the verdict is clear: Death Stranding is either an awful, poorly-paced walking simulator, or an incredible, beautifully-crafted walking simulator. Either way, this game will almost certainly be just right for the Kojima diehard in your life. Even a lapsed fan will surely give this one a sober second look, regardless of the divisive reviews. For what it’s worth, our own Paul Sullivan totally loved it. Anyone who delights in the exhaustive excavation of pop culture analysis will either be truly grateful or ready to curse your name if you gift them with Death Stranding.
In a bid to hopelessly confuse parents the world over, the latest Call of Duty game shares a name with a much older entry in the same series. Strange nomenclature aside, Modern Warfare boasts a gripping single-player campaign, as well as all the quality of life improvements you’ve come to expect from this perennial run n’ gun (shoot ‘n scoot?) franchise. If you’re on the fence about this one, we’ve got a bevy of brilliant coverage ready to teach you all you need to know. Be warned however, that the campaign mode gets pretty dang real, at least within the context of the usual super-soldier, grimdark patriotism, war-is-hell plot beats. Also there’s more camping in the multiplayer?