The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are out in markets around the world and both the next-gen gaming consoles have numerous exclusive and non-exclusive games on offer. It is worth noting that the third party titles available on both consoles are easily more entertaining than the exclusive titles available on them.
By now, users might have picked their platform of choice, but choosing games is a much more complex affair. Here's a list of the best games from both platforms that you must absolutely consider while shopping ahead of Christmas.
Xbox One And PS4 (Common Games)
1) Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is the latest instalment from a franchise that has become synonymous with gaming over the last few years. It's easily one of the best launch titles for the Xbox One and PS4 and promises to entertain fans of stealth and action-adventure based games.
The amazing graphics that the series is known for have gotten even better. The game's soundtrack is so good that you might even end up buying it separately. Apart from offering a brilliant and lengthy story line, the game is very expansive and can keep players exploring for a long time. It also features smoother UI and has a more efficient weapon choosing system.
2) Call of Duty: Ghosts
Several retailers have claimed that it happens to be the best selling Xbox One and PS4 title at stores in the US and UK. Its maker, Activision, also announced last week that the game was the number one pre-ordered Xbox One title among several retailers.
Microsoft has also added that the game is the most played multi-player title on the Xbox 360. It goes without saying that the game packs all the goodness of the Call of Duty franchise and then some more.
The game has a rather short single-player campaign, but its true potential can only be experienced in multiplayer. Another feasible alternative would be Battlefield 4.
3) Battlefield 4
Compared to Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield has much better graphics and presentation. Visually, it's easily the more beautiful game of the two and will be perfect title to show off your new PS4 or Xbox One to friends and family.
The franchise has been responsible for taking modern-day first person shooters to a new level with its many innovations and feats. It has an equally brilliant multi-player mode and offers better game dynamics than Ghosts.
4) Fifa 14
Easily the latest and greatest digital soccer game out there, Fifa 14 looks beautiful on the next gen consoles and comes with updated rosters, revamped physics calculations and an improved multiplayer experience. Whether you're into sports or not, this game is a must-have in your video game collection. It is one of the most entertaining games that you can play with a friend or two.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
This is currently the most solid game available for the PS4 and Killzone: Shadow Fall has many amazing things about it. It offers next-generation visuals and is one of few PS4 games that fully utilise the machine's power and capabilities. It has Dual Shock 4 implementation, massive maps and offers a good dose of entertainment (but lesser than previous instalments from the franchise).
In short, it is built to show the prowess of the PS4. A must-have for a PS4 owner.
A game that has already being heralded as the best PS4 exclusive launch title out there, Resogun happens to be an action packed 2D shooter that calls upon excellent game dynamics, precise game controls, well-balanced weapons and challenging enemies. Also, the game has visuals and audio that work together beautifully.
PS4 owners must absolutely buy this game for the entertainment value on offer. It happens to be a reminder that simple things can still be exciting and beautiful.
Xbox One: Exclusives
Forza Motorsport 5
Xbox One's visual show stopper, Forza Motorsport 5 has some of the most gorgeous visuals ever seen in a racing game. It also happens to be a tile that can provide a stunning capability of the machine's capabilities. Play the game just once and chances are that you will be awe struck by what it has to offer. A must-have title for anyone who owns an Xbox One.
Dead Rising 3
Another wonderful Xbox One exclusive, Dead Rising 3 is another reason for which gamers might choose the console over PS4. The game is nothing but a Zombie slaughter fest at its best. Players are treated to an increased number of zombies on screen, a plethora of weapons, and the expansive fictional open-world city of Los Peridos.
Definitely a title that Xbox One owners should consider.