Gaming can be quite a tough hobby. After all, unless you’re lucky enough to have both an Xbox One and a PS4 sat beneath your TV, then at some point you’ve been forced to choose which games you’re going to want to play. There’s no denying that both consoles have their fair share of impressive exclusive titles, but with games constantly being split between the powers that be, it can put a real dampener on those looking to enjoy gaming for what it is. Whilst we could sit here all day and preach of how much better it would be to see all games available on all platforms, exclusive games are here to stay.
So, with that in mind, here are our top 10 PS4 exclusive titles we’d love to see spread their wings and arrive on the Xbox One Games Store. Whether it’ll ever happen though…
10) Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain is a psychological thriller, action adventure that has players looking to solve the murders of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who murders his victims by drowning them in periods of heavy rainfall, trapping them in places they are unable to escape.
Seen by many as more of an interactive story game, Heavy Rain utilises QTEs and motion controls to make important decisions through action heavy periods of the game, with many of the decisions the player makes effecting the path the game follows. With multiple endings based on your actions, and one of the best plotline twists available, Heavy Rain is certainly a game we would welcome on the Xbox One.
Bloodborne is one of the PS4’s most popular titles, and honestly, it’s not hard to see why. With gameplay matching that of the director’s own successful Dark Souls series, this game became an instant must-own title upon release.
Players take control of the Hunter through the fictional gothic inspired city of Yarnham, whose inhabitants are afflicted with an abnormal blood-borne disease. Awakening on the night of “The Hunt” they are tasked with hunting down the source of the plague and escaping Yarnham. Whilst Xbox One owners may already have access to the full Dark Souls trilogy, the story Bloodborne offers would go down well over on the Xbox store.
8) Beyond Two Souls
Beyond Two Souls is the second creation on this list from talented developers Quantic Dream, and for good reason. Beyond Two Souls, much like Heavy Rain, is another interactive psychological story game that offers a vast amount of choices to be made in order to progress, with each decision once more affecting the outcome of the game.
Players control the main protagonist, Jodie, and the mysterious and paranormal entity that’s been with her since birth, Aiden. After being forcibly recruited by the CIA for her astonishing abilities, she quickly turns fugitive after realising the true intent of the CIA. With the world’s largest military hot on her trail, Jodie must use all of her wit and ability to ensure her safe escape.
7) World of Final Fantasy
World of Final Fantasy focuses on the story of twin siblings Lann and Reynn, as they travel the world of Grymoire. Unlike other series entries, all of the characters and monsters encountered in World of Final Fantasy are designed in a chibi-style, except for Lann and Reynn. Throughout the game players track down the forgotten memories of Lann and Reynn after they wake up in a strange place with amnesia.
World of Final Fantasy may not be a part of the main series, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is one of the best series entries yet, and whilst there are a couple of titles from the franchise already available on the Xbox One, seeing this arrive would be sure to delight the many fans of the popular JRPG genre.
I know what you’re thinking, we already have the fantastic Forza series, why on earth would we want this?
Whilst Forza certainly does a great job of bringing a life-like driving experience to the Xbox One, there’s no denying that it can sometimes feel a little ‘arcade-y’. With no other exclusive racers to really rival the dominance of Forza, you wouldn’t be blamed for casting eyes across the garden fence at the beauty of Driveclub.
Much like the Forza Horizon series, Driveclub offers great progression through the use of clubs, with leaderboards and tournaments readily available for those looking for a competitive edge. The main career on the other hand focuses on a large selection of events that require much more than a simple first place finish, coming with a full-blown star system in place for the completion of specific in-race tasks – much like that of the new Forza Horizon 3 expansion, Blizzard Mountain.
5) Planetside 2
It’s not the first time that Sony have been the ones to provide an exclusive first person shooter for Playstation fans. Yes, Killzone, and Blacklight are impressive PS4 shooters, but Planetside takes the win for the sheer size of its content.
Planetside 2 is a multiplayer only shooter, which has players create a character before joining one of three factions and wading into one of the biggest wars to ever grace the console scene. With maps dwarfing anything seen in a shooter before, and matches capable of holding thousands of players at once, there’s no denying that it would be nice to see the large-scale shooter arrive on the Xbox One.
And being a free-to-play title, this is one that could be enjoyed by everyone right from the start.
4) Ratchet & Clank
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never touched a PlayStation controller in your life, or whether you are one of those who like to dabble between both consoles, for anyone who has paid attention to gaming’s hottest properties in the last ten years, Ratchet & Clank will be a name to be familiar with.
This is a series that has been around for some time now, with the original first winning over fans in 2002. The 2016 reboot is the first one to arrive on the PlayStation 4 and it’s an impressive title to say the least.
Throughout the game, players take control of Ratchet and his small robotic companion Clank, on their path to stop the dreaded villain Drek from destroying not only Ratchet’s home planet, but various others in the solar system, all in order to create his own super planet. With the lack of classic platform shooters currently available on Xbox One it would certainly be nice to see one of the most beloved gaming series make a welcomed arrival.
3) Until Dawn
Some may tire of the inclusion of a third interactive story game on this list, but it goes without saying this is one genre that the Xbox is seriously lacking. After all, some of the best stories that can be found on console often come from the interactive genre, with the first season of Telltales The Walking Dead even going as far as receiving the coveted Game of the Year award.
Until Dawn is another of these fantastic titles, and would easily make some noise with an arrival on the Xbox One. It has players take control of a group of juvenile adolescents through a sinister choice driven tale, full of plot twists, edge of the seat action and enough thrills and chills to make any story lover’s hairs stand on end.
Multiple endings are available and there’s plenty of content on offer to keep players coming back for more.
2) Uncharted Series
Whilst this may be a bit of a greedy inclusion, it’s not without good reason.
The Uncharted games are something every gamer would have heard of by now. Each title offers some of the finest action set pieces available on console, and with the closest rival also available to PlayStation users, there’s no denying Xbox gamers would like a to get a slice of both worlds too.
The Uncharted games follow the story of Nathan Drake and his trusted sidekick ‘Sully’, on their path to find and uncover unimaginable lost treasures. The uninformed gamers amongst us would no doubt point to the adventures that Lara Croft offers for this type of thrill seeker, but there’s a good reason for so many series entries. They’re bloody brilliant.
An Xbox One arrival is never going to happen due to Naughty Dog developing solely for Sony, but there will always be hope that these titles will arrive one day.
1) The Last of Us Remastered
Here we are then at the final entry, and I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a bold statement.
The Last of Us Remastered may very well be the best game I have ever played.
But before you fire daggers my way let me explain a little.
I’ve already preached of the quality of the above titles, but The Last of Us Remastered is a cut above the rest. Following the tale of Joel and Ellie, players are thrown into a post-apocalyptic world where stealth, firearms and homemade tools are the only thing that will keep you from a grizzly death at the hands of the now cannibalistic remains of the human population, and the evil survivors that lurk between them.
After a mass infection from a mutated strain of the Cordyceps Fungus changed the world, Joel’s life changed. With the task of transporting Ellie to her destination being the main objective, players are taken through one of the best emotionally intense stories ever seen. I can’t help but feel that Xbox One owners would have seen nothing like it should it ever manage to switch sides.
So there we have it. The top ten PS4 exclusive titles we’d love to see on Xbox One. Do you agree with our list? Are there a couple we’ve left out that you think need an inclusion? Let us know in the comments below or on our usual social channels.