If you’re looking for a solid gaming experience on your Playstation 4 that won’t hit your wallet too hard, we’ve rounded up 5 great games that’ll deliver plenty hours of enjoyment while keeping your budget in mind.
Just Cause 4
Price: from R349
If riding a rocket upside down while shooting bad-guys with a lightning gun sounds like fun, then you’ll be in for a treat with Just Cause 4. The latest entry in the much-loved action franchise brings with it the tried-and-tested gameplay experience of stunts, explosions, and liberating exotic locales from tyrannical leaders; but one can’t help shake the feeling of déjà vu while playing through the game’s 20-odd hour campaign.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Anniversary Edition
Price: from R317
Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of, if not the, best entry in the Tomb Raider series ever. The sequel expands upon 2013’s reboot, and introduces crafting and survival techniques to take the experience to new heights, and the ever-evolving story of a young and ambitious Lara Croft is impossible to not be caught up in. The 20-Year Celebration edition on PS4 also features two previously-unreleased segments, Blood Ties, which takes place in Croft Manor, and Lara’s Nightmare, a zombie mode of sorts, which throws you into an onslaught of creatures as you try to survive.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
Price: from R379
Set in 1868 London, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is one of the unsung releases in the franchise, but one of the best. In Syndicate, players are able to switch between two main protagonists, the Fryes siblings, with each having their own unique skills. Jacob is being better in close combat and Evie excelling in stealth manoeuvres, giving quite a lot of variety with how you want to approach situations. London is beautifully recreated in this entry, and players also have use of a rope launcher that allows Evie and Jacob to rappel up buildings and use a zip-line between them to make their way around the iconic setting.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
Price: from R377
1999’s Playstation classic Crash Team Racing has received a full remake with some dramatically updated visuals and controls, along with redone version of the old zany tracks and competition-levelling power-ups Nitro-Fueled also adds several new features, including online multiplayer and a revamped story mode. While it also has online multiplayer, when playing split-screen co-op (something completely overlooked with today’s game), no racing game comes close to Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled‘s fun.
Monster Hunter World
Price: from R309
Bring one of the best games of 2018, Monster Hunter World delivers giant, seamless maps, 4-player online co-op, and of course, a ton of colossal monsters to hunt down and kill in what’s arguably the series’ greatest title to-date. Along with being able to play with friends across the globe, players are also able to dive into a world-spanning single-player campaign.