Can’t afford a gaming PC? Or like me you prefer the simplicity of a console? We’ve got you covered with the best console exclusive games from the likes of Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox. We’ll be looking at both game series’ as a whole and individual games that stand out beyond in their respective franchises.
10. Mario Kart series (Nintendo)
One of the most iconic racer series to date Nintendo’s Mario Kart has remained one of Mario’s more competitive and enjoyable adventures around the mushroom kingdom when it’s not destroying friendships (thanks to that blue shell).
9. Gears of War series (Xbox)
A true classic for Xbox, Gears of War has held the Xbox exclusive banner with pride over the last 12 years with it’s memorable characters and unforgettable story.
8. Bloodborne (Playstation)
Bloodborne is the terrifying extension to the Dark Souls series which features a similar fighting style but one that is not completely the same as it’s counterpart so it boasts a fresh yet familiar feel for fans of the latter. Bloodborne fit it’s ‘pre-Victorian London’ theme with huge horrifying monsters that will keep you at your controllers for hours with a beautiful mix of enjoyment and frustration.
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)
Link’s latest adventure in Breath of the Wild takes him to uncharted territory filled to the brim with smart and diverse enemies as well as a huge stock of puzzles that are curtain to keep you entertained for many hours.
6. Uncharted series (Playstation)
A fantastic four piece story in Nathan Drakes’ adventure that is beautifully balanced with shooting, platforming and exploration as well as delightful character banter. Uncharted will keep you glued to your screen from start to finish and leave you feeling satisfied and happy that you’ve played.
5. Spider-Man (Playstation 4)
Simply put – The best Spider-Man game since Spider-Man 2 from 2004. Insomniac brought justice to the web slinger once again with tons of references stretched across the Marvel Universe, Spider-Man PS4 will keep you entertained for many hours and has already proven to be a difference in making players pick up the current generations Playstation.
4. The Last of Us (Playstation)
Never has a post apocalyptic environment looked so beautiful. The Last of Us took the gaming world by storm in 2013 with it’s incredible story and strangely intense gameplay that has us on the edge of our seats for it’s sequel.
3. Halo series (Xbox)
The cinematic first person shooter that all Xbox gamers know and love, Halo is the story of the Master Chief John 117 leading the fight against the covenant in a extremely rich story and solid gameplay. The main series also feature equally fun and thrilling spin-off games and is another reason why the Halo series as a whole will always be a staple of Xbox gaming for many years to come.
2. God of War series (Playstation)
The story of the goat of Sparta, Kratos. The God of War series is always the fun hack and slash experience that Playstation players will hold dearly and go back to when in need of nostalgia …or anger management.
Honourable mention – Fable 2 (Xbox 360)
Lionhead’s sequel to the original Xbox masterpiece, Fable 2 is the classic RPG with definitive choices to show your console just how good or evil you really were. The morale system reflects your actions by changing the very look of your character to either a wingless angel or a pale demon with horns.
1. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox/Playstation)
Okay, I might be cheating here just a little bit because it’s not exclusive to just one specific console manufacturer but technically it’s a console exclusive and Rockstar sure knew how to make PC players weep when they didn’t give them Red Dead 2. With stunning graphics that are enhanced even further with the likes of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X that boast a solid 60 FPS, it’s enough to want to put the mouse and keyboard down and pick up your controller without a doubt.