Sony’s continued support for narrative driven Single player games have had a significant impact on their popularity in recent years. Sony has shown the gaming industry that there always was and will be a place for single player games in the medium, even with the rise in popularity of the multiplayer genre. From the PlayStation 4 era, to now with the focus on PlayStation 5, Sony has created a strong lineup of games that showcase some of the most compelling stories ever seen in gaming.
From samurai to superheroes, there are some incredibly well written stories just waiting to be experienced on Sony consoles. First-party exclusives aside, there have also been plenty of decent narrative outings from third-party developers on PlayStation 4 and 5. Here are some of the best games players can enjoy on PlayStation 4 and 5 with a strong focus on narrative.
5 What Remains of Edith Finch
Developed by Giant Sparrow, What Remains of Edith Finch is a strange but beautiful story about the last surviving member of the Finch family, who returns to his family home to find out what happened to each of his relatives. With gorgeous visuals and captivating storytelling, What Remains of Edith Finch is an amazing game that manages to absorb players into its narrative right from the start.
As you uncover the mysteries surrounding the death of each member of the Finch family, players will encounter strange occurrences, making it difficult for them to know what really happened. But that only adds to the beauty of the game, as it leaves things up to the players’ imaginations. The game has a Metascore of 88 for PlayStation 4.
4 life is strange 2
don’t nod life is strange 2 is a tough story about two brothers trying to survive in a wild America after their father is murdered by a police officer. Like his predecessor, life is strange 2 he mixes superhuman abilities with a deep-rooted history that makes for an excellent combination. Players take control of Shawn and Daniel as they fight their way through life’s odds and find a way to escape to Mexico.
Throughout its five episode run, the game offers plenty of twists and turns that will keep players in their edge seat. Since children are constantly on the go, players can also meet many different characters along the journey. life is strange 2 it has a Metascore of 78 for PlayStation 4.
3 Detroit become human
Quantic Dream Studios really outdid themselves with their latest narrative adventure, Detroit Become Human. Set in the futuristic city of Detroit, the game follows three humanoid androids who after experiencing certain events go deviant. Conner is a police investigator charged with dealing with deviant androids, but the more he confronts them, the more he begins to question his own actions.
Markus is a caretaker turned freedom fighter who was shot by the police for trying to override his code. Ultimately, he introduces himself to Kara as an android housekeeper, but when she suspects that her owner may be abusing a child, she decides to take matters into her own hands. The game follows the three protagonists on their personal journeys, which eventually overlap if the right decisions are made. Detroit become human it has a Metascore of 78 for PlayStation 4.
2 Marvel’s Spider-Man
With all the hype surrounding superheroes in recent years, you’d think there would be more quality superhero game outings, but alas, the genre remains underutilized in the gaming medium. But if there is a superhero game that has managed to exceed all expectations, it has to be it. Marvel’s Spider-Mandeveloped by the famous Insomniac Games. Marvel’s Spider-Man it’s not just a good Spiderman game, it may be the best. With a superb combat system, deft web swinging, and stellar voice acting, Marvel’s Spider-Man has it all.
What really drives him to be the best is his heavy emphasis on his narrative, which sees Peter take on many of his vicious enemies. By the time the credits roll, players will have experience, fun, excitement, loss, betrayal and much more, and will surely be left wanting more. Marvel’s Spider-Man it has a Metascore of 87 for PlayStation 4 and has even received a remake for PlayStation 5.
one ghost of tsushima
Developed by Sucker Punch, ghost of tsushima is an open-world action-adventure game that follows a lone samurai, Jin Sakai, as he attempts to save the island of Tsushima from Mongol invaders. After witnessing the fall of his samurai brothers at the hands of Mongol mercenaries, Jin decides that sticking to traditional samurai ways won’t be enough to lead them to victory. So, he embarks on a personal journey to redefine what it means to be a samurai by doing whatever it takes to defeat the Mongols. Even if it means abandoning all of his previous training and going against his uncle’s teachings.
Aside from the stunning visuals and incredibly fun boss fights, ghost of tsushima The story is what helps the game stand out from other open world adventure games. The game manages to deliver a brutal story of loss and betrayal that is sure to keep fans intrigued until the very end. Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut it has a Metascore of 87 for PlayStation 5.
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