I’m in the fortunate position of owning both an Xbox and a PS4, so exclusive titles aren’t really an issue for me, but that wasn’t always the case. For a long time I only had an Xbox, and I know a lot of people that for one reason or another only have a Xbox. One of the things I tell people who ask what console to buy is to consider what exclusive titles they would like to play the most. Right now I would say Sony is beating Microsoft as far as exclusive titles go, and I know Microsoft is aware of the issue.
There are some really good games on PS4 that are exclusives that I would love to see come over to Xbox, these games are so good I think they deserve a bigger audience.
The Last Guardian
This game has a really cool look to it, and I find the gameplay compelling due to the fact it’s something different. It kind of reminds me of the film A Never Ending Story, it takes both the player, and the bird/dog/cat like creature to work together to beat the game. This game was develop by a Japanese developer, and it shows in the art style. Normally I’m not into this type of game, but I really enjoyed it.
Horizon Zero Dawn
I can’t recall ever playing a game like this one before, it has robot dinosaurs. It also has a lot of rpg elements to it, like upgrading skills and equipment, I love a good rpg, and it looks really great especially on a PS4 Pro.
Anything by Naughty Dog
Except the first Uncharted game I didn’t think it was that great, but everything after the first one is really good. If you’re not familiar with the series they have an Indiana Jones vibe going on. The Last of Us also by Naughty Dog is really good as well, it’s a zombie apocalypse type game. I’m usually not a big fan of zombie games, but the story is really good, as well as the game play.
No Mans Sky
Now this game got really beat up when it released for not living up to what the developer promised, and rightfully so, but there have been a number of patches for the game, and from what I hear recently it’s a much better game then it was when it came out. I’ll have to try this one again.
Infamous Second Son
I think this is the first PS4 game I played after I bought the console. it’s a sequel to Infamous. In the game you get powers that you can use for good, or not so good, and it has some rpg elements to it that I really like.
These are games that I played, that I know some of my Xbox only friends would like to play as well. Are these games likely to come out for Xbox you might ask? No, and thats too bad because I think these are games that deserve to be played by as many people as would like to. Are there other games that deserve the same attention? You bet, but I wanted to stick with games that I had actually played.
Some folks will say why not buy both systems? Well that’s not always an option, and sometimes it just doesn’t make sense. For example I wouldn’t mind playing the new Mario game coming out this holiday season, but my thing is this is the only game I want to play on the Switch, and I can’t justify spending the money just for one game.
So what have you played that Xbox players might like to play? Feel free to let me know in the comments.