Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
If you or a loved one missed the year's most spectacular PS4 exclusive, now's the time to fix that mistake: Uncharted 4 brings Nathan Drake's saga to an end with stunning action sequences, wondrous adventure and a surprising amount of heart. Development studio Naughty Dog did right by PlayStation's biggest hero.
Naughty Dog, $60
While we'd normally fill this space with totally new games, Rez Infinite feels like more of a transformation than a remaster The 15-year-old Sega classic is reborn with PlayStation VR support and one of the year's most impressive new stages. We called it "one of the first masterpieces of VR." And luckily, it's still a fantastic and dazzling experience on your TV.
Enhance Games, $30
Ratchet & Clank
The CG movie might have misfired, but Ratchet & Clank is a direct hit and a welcome return from one of gaming's greatest duos. This stunning PS4 entry partially reimagines the 2002 original, but also pumps the platform-action full of fresh surprises for old and new fans to savor.
Insomniac Games, $20
The Last Guardian
Thanks to a delay to December 6, we don't know for sure if this long-awaited spiritual successor to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus lives up to the immense hype. However, enthusiasm for this heartfelt adventure remains massive, and it's easily one of the most distinctive games you'll find on PS4 this year.
Team Ico, $60
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League
Anyone eager to strap the PlayStation VR on his or her face this holiday season would do well to check out RIGS. Guerrilla's VR original straps you into a large, zippy robot suit as you play a battle-heavy, basketball-esque sport. And unlike many headset-based games, this one's focused on online action.
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