What to Get Day 1 of Next-Gen

launch games for ps4 and xbox one
Day one purchases of a console are always confusing. When grabbing a new console the real question a person asks themselves is what am I going to play? Here is a helpful list of all of the upcoming launch day games for the PS4 and the Xbox One with some highlights for each console on what looks to be the front runners.

Xbox One Launch Games:

Media Game
Retail Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Retail Battlefield 4
Retail Call of Duty: Ghosts
Xbox Games Store Crimson Dragon
Retail Dead Rising 3
Retail FIFA 14
Retail Fighter Within
Retail Forza Motorsport 5
Retail Just Dance 2014
Xbox Games Store Killer Instinct
Retail LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Xbox Games Store LocoCycle
Retail Madden NFL 25
Retail NBA 2K14
Retail NBA Live 14
Retail Need for Speed: Rivals
Xbox Games Store Powerstar Golf
Retail Ryse: Son of Rome
Retail Skylanders: Swap Force
Retail Zoo Tycoon
Retail Zumba Fitness: World Party

For this list there is a couple of games that standout as must haves. Forza Motorsport 5 is going to be probably the prettiest game on the next-gen console if not Ryse: Son of Rome. There has been very mixed feelings about Ryse in preview events though, so it may be a little bit safer to wait until reviews drop. For me, personally, I am really actually excited for some of the downloadable stuff. Killer Instinct looks like a solid game, plus you basically get to play the whole game for free with one character.

Some of the games that aren’t talked about very often are Powerstar Golf and Crimson Dragon. These downloadable titles may be worth checking out at launch as they will be cheap, pretty and probably some of the easier games to show off the new system. Either way, check out some reviews soon!

PlayStation 4 Launch Games:

Media Game
Retail Angry Birds Star Wars
Retail Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Retail Battlefield 4
PSN Blacklight: Retribution
Retail Call of Duty: Ghosts
PSN/ Free for PS+ Contrast
PSN Free 2 Play DC Universe Online
PSN DiveKick
Retail FIFA 14
PSN Cross Buy w/ Vita Flower
Retail Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (all DLC included)
Retail Just Dance 2014
Retail Killzone Shadow Fall
Retail Knack
Retail LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Retail Madden NFL 25
Retail NBA 2K14
Retail NBA Live 14
Retail Need for Speed: Rivals
Pack In PlayRoom
PSN Free for PS+ Resogun
Retail Skylanders: Swap Force
PSN Cross Buy with Vita Sound Shapes
PSN Super Motherload
PSN Trine 2: The Complete Story
PSN Free 2 Play Warframe

One of the things that stands out particularly for the PS4 is the amount of free to play games. Some of these games will be new for the console market, even if they have been available for the PC for a while. Games such as Warframe and Blacklight Retribution are solid titles for the free price tag. As for the retail games Killzone will probably be the more hardcore title and a slight interest in Knack should be shown at least until reviews hit.

What games are you going to be getting? Any of the third party titles? Hit us up in the comments below.

  • CaptainCamper

    Nice read although not great for games choice :D