Move over Ratchet & Clank; the PlayStation 4 has a new killer app! Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been the game that many PS4 owners have been waiting for ever since they picked up the console and thankfully, Naughty Dog’s latest doesn’t disappoint (except in a few areas, but that’s a topic for another day). More than just another entry in the popular Uncharted series, A Thief’s End is destined to be looked back upon as one of the defining games of its generation. Although its status as the PS4’s best game is sure to change eventually (probably when Naughty Dog releases their next game), if you could point to only one game that every PS4 owner needs in their library right now, it would be Uncharted 4. Not convinced yet? Here are 10 reasons why Uncharted 4 is the real deal.
It actually’s actually embarrassing (and more than a little unfair) how much better Uncharted 4 looks than the vast majority of games, PC or otherwise. Naughty Dog has always been a developer at the cutting edge of graphics technology, but the technical feats they pull off with PS4 hardware here are nothing short of staggering. This is a game that actually looks better the further you get into it; everything from the environmental details to the way characters’ faces are animated is top notch, resulting in a game that you can’t help but feel needs to be put on display for everyone you know (Naughty Dog clearly knew what they were doing when they tossed in a photo mode). Nitpickers will point to the fact that the game only runs at 30 frames per second in story mode, but most players probably won’t even notice because they’ll be too busy getting awestruck by another sweeping vista.