It has been a rather spectacular year for PlayStation 4 players. There have been a ton of top-tier games, including Uncharted 4, Dark Souls 3, Overwatch, and Doom. The most exciting time of the year for gamers, however, is the holiday season. From September until early December, each week brings at least one new highly anticipated blockbuster. It’s not just games, either. Sony is dropping its PlayStation VR headset in October, and the souped-up PlayStation 4 Pro to bring the console crowd into the age of virtual reality and 4K gaming in November.
For the purposes of this article, however, we’re focusing on the games, and specifically non-VR-only games since that’s essentially its own system. To help you navigate the jam-packed holiday season, we’ve put together this chronological list of the biggest games on the way.
XCOM 2 (September 27)
Set two decades after the events of XCOM: Enemy Within, XCOM 2 imagines a world where humanity was unsuccessful in their fight against the extra terrestrial invaders, and has been forced underground, clawing for survival. Much like the previous game, XCOM 2 features strategic turn-based battles, while outside of combat players manage a base of operations, building up their own anti-alien resistance army to bring the fight to the grays.
Darkest Dungeon (September 27)
Darkest Dungeon is a fantasy RPG inspired by the cosmic horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Players must manage their party’s fears and mental states in order to prevent madness from tearing apart their adventurers while simultaneously they work to explore the titular dungeon and its surrounding dire environments.