Games: Ones to watch out for in 2019 on PS4
IT'S safe to say that Sony's PS4 is well into middle age – but it's still in rude health, with nary a love handle nor glimmer of dotage to be found. With the inevitable PS5 rumoured for 2020, however, this is likely to be the last year Sony's current toy rules the roost. Here are some of the highlights the PlayStation faithful can expect before 2020 consigns your PS4 to Cash Convertors...
The Last of Us Part 2
The long-awaited follow-up to the PS3's most acclaimed game is set five years after the post-apocalyptic original, where a deadly fungus has turned humanity into mushroom zombies. With the grizzled Joel and mopey Ellie set to return, expect more grim action and totes emosh drama wrapped up in blockbuster production values.
Famed Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima's solo project is set in a world where sound-tracking creatures kidnap humans. With a cast including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro, expect all the flights of fancy and epic boss battles only Kojima going mental with a blank cheque can deliver.
Bethesda's Wolfenstein reboots have offered top-drawer tongue-in-cheek heroics and Youngblood (sadly not affiliated to the 1986 film of the same name, where Patrick Swayze shaves Rob Lowe's testicles) serves as a prequel to the third game proper. Players take on the roles of series star BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters in an alternate history ‘80s, once again saving the world from tooled-up Nazis.
With zombies so last decade, the enemies in oft-delayed post-apocalyptic PS4 exclusive Days Gone are called Freakers. Think zombies. Finally landing on April 26, players burn rubber and kick Freaker skull as bounty hunting biker Deacon St John in a gritty open world.
Devil May Cry 5
The fifth in Capcom's hack and slashers will see series star Dante put paid to a new demonic invasion when it lands on March 8th. While the news of microtransactions has soured anticipation somewhat, the polished, oh-so stylish action is packed with OTT weapons, online multiplayer and the ability to make guest appearances in others' games.
2010's Rage was one of the PS3 generation's finest, and the long-awaited sequel will sate your thirst for explosive gunplay on May 14th. A strictly solo affair, expect nippy battles and much vehicular gamboling as last ranger Walker survives in a mutant-addled Mad Max-esque world.