Top Ten Stoner PS4 Games; Stoner Blog
Here we go ladies and gentlemen time for our stoner game review. We all know the PS4 is a hell of a system, that much is certain. But sometimes picking dope games can be a bit of a challenge. Don’t fret, fellow stoner. We’ve played just about everything for the console, and have painstakingly ranked the best of the best so that there’s no question as to which games deserve your time, attention and most importantly your money. Enjoy!
Call Of Duty: Ghosts
Call Of Duty has always been a great past time for you and your friends. As our Call of Duty: Ghosts review explains, the latest CoD has everything you’re looking for. Want to blow up a nuclear-missile-launching space station while floating around in zero gravity? Yeah, that happens. Like, right away.
Oh, you’re a multiplayer gamer? CoD: Ghosts has one of the most polished and robust multiplayer offerings on the market. How robust? Dude, you can be a female soldier, customize your loadout with 30 perks, and play in a bunch of multiplayer modes. Not a multiplayer gamer? What else is there? Oh wait! Aliens. Extinction mode. Co-op. Enjoy!
In real life, robbing folks blind typically results in jail time. But in Thief, a reboot of the classic stealth series, stealing is encouraged. Despite a wholly underwhelming story, the stealth gameplay here is enough to warrant a playthrough. As Garrett, the master thief, you’ll have dozens of tools and abilities at your disposal to help you navigate the shadows, avoid the ever-watchful eye of guards, and steal everything in your path.
Everything you steal earns you more cash, which purchases new gear–such as a wrench that allows you to access ventilation shafts–and minor ability upgrades. Figuring out how best to use the tools at your disposal to distract enemies and sneak by undetected is super engaging, and it’s impossible not to feel a bit of satisfaction when doing so leads to a cache of loot just waiting to be lifted. Hungry for a pure stealth game? Thief won’t disappoint.
Killzone Shadow Fall
Easily the better of the PlayStation 4’s two AAA launch titles the latest entry in the Killzone franchise is an immensely enjoyable first-person shooter, with decent multiplayer and a single-player campaign that’s wrapped in a surprisingly tense Cold War narrative. Its main characters are a bit bland at times, but the campaign more than makes up for their shortcomings with powerful vignettes that depict the effects of its fictional sci-fi war. And even if you can’t be bothered to care about its story, the gunplay here is great, thanks to open-ended levels and really awesome equipment that lets you apply some strategy to your next-gen firefights.
On the multiplayer side, Shadow Fall features a suite of standard modes, including variants of team deathmatch and capture the flag, among others. The series’ trademark Warzone mode, which randomly rotates through various objectives on the fly during a single match, makes a triumphant return, and the ability to customize your own rulesets means you can create a variety of unique modes separate from the official offerings. As a complete package, Shadow Fall is definitely a PS4 game worth getting excited about.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Remember when shooters were still a new-ish genre, and the only thing that mattered was running around with the biggest guns you could find and blowing shit up? Wolfenstein: The New Order perfectly recaptures that oldschool feeling, yet it employs mechanics and concepts that feel distinctly modern.
The basic gunplay is awesome; you’ll run around while dual-wielding shotguns, annihilating everything (well, just Nazis, really) that moves. When the bullets start flying, an easy-to-use cover system will save your hide time after time, while a well-implemented upgrade system will have you eager to experiment with various playstyles. The gunplay is further enhanced by open, arena-like levels that give you plenty of room to maneuver, and just about every gun in your entire arsenal is really fun to shoot. Add to the mix some surprisingly great character development–and the fact that you’re dishing out some payback to the evil Nazi overlords–and you’re bound to have a great time.
inFamous: Second Son
Video games have promised to replicate the superhero experience better than Hollywood does, but the sad truth is that the majority of superhero video games, with few notable exceptions (Rocksteady’s Batman series, for one), have been cheap hack jobs looking to capitalize off of a movie franchise’s popularity. The inFAMOUS series changed all that, giving players not only an incredible amount of control over their character’s powers but the choice to use them for good or for evil.
inFAMOUS: Second Son looks to continue that tradition, with gameplay mechanics that make controlling your characters’ vast array of powers intuitive and easy, and graphics that have to be seen to be believed.
The Last of Us Remastered
The Last of Us is the sort of game that only comes along once or twice a console generation–a landmark experience that it not only defines its genre, but also the era in which it was released. Its combination of subtle, crushingly-earnest storytelling and gritty action survival gameplay makes it a game you’re not likely to forget–and if there’s just one game you absolutely must play on your PS4, it’sThe Last of Us Remastered.
This post-apocalyptic tale tasks Joel, a man hardened by tragedy, with escorting a 14-year-old girl named Ellie clear across what remains of America. Most of the world’s population has been transformed into genuinely terrifying zombie-things, and the pair must sneak, fight, and run their way past the many dangers that populate their journey. The slow-burn action gameplay is often uncomfortably tense, forcing you to think about and adapt to each enemy encounter. Do you have enough bullets to take out a group of infected head-on? Do you try and sneak past them? Do you have the tools necessary to thin them out with traps? Survival here is rarely easy, but your reward is watching the brutal, heartbreaking story unfold.
There is never any shortage of first-person shooters, and most of them aren’t worth writing about. Battlefield 4 is the rare exception, replacing mindless spray-and-pray with gameplay mechanics that emphasize tactical approaches. The graphics are phenomenal and its multiplayer is the best challenge to Call of Duty’s supremacy, offering an insane 64-player limit that is sure to cause mayhem.
One of the few games on this list that is not part of a pre-established franchise, Watch Dogs operates on a bold premise: an open-world game where computer hacking is a central aspect of the game mechanics, cleverly integrated to keep things exciting and fast-paced while still offering the kind of puzzle scenarios you thought gaming abandoned years ago. Oh, and the whole game takes place within a futuristic Chicago, gorgeously rendered and totally open to your exploration. Excited? You should be.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zero’s Launch
Few PS4 games show as much next-gen promise as Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. The newest adventure from creator Hideo Kojima sends Snake on a seemingly familiar sneaking mission, but you quickly find out that so many of the rules have changed. The new Fox Engine supplies the game with astoundingly gorgeous graphics that supports updated gameplay. Ground Zeroes’ new open world setting actually enhances the classic stealth action instead of hindering it. This all makes Metal Gear more modern than ever.
So why isn’t Snake’s newest mission higher on the list? Because Ground Zeroes is merely an appetizer for the real Metal Gear Solid 5, which is a long way off. The intent is to give players a taste of the future, which is all well and good for a demo, but less so with a $30 price tag. Still, if you’re ready to pay for a brief glimpse of Snake’s future, this one is worth it.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Few games have drawn as much excitement and buzz as Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, and for good reason: the graphics, gameplay mechanics and story line of the entire series have been nothing short of revolutionary. And, let’s be honest, one of the greatest joys of playing a video game is doing what you cannot do in real life, and it turns out that even more than flying, controlling electricity or saving the world, gamers love to hack, stab and shoot virtual enemies. Ubisoft’s latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise looks to make those things more fun than ever — how can it fail?