PlayStation Now is a streaming service that allows you to stream hundreds of games from over three console generations. If buying games outright isn’t on the cards, PS Now is the subscription service for you. Not only can you get your hands on some of the PS4’s best exclusives, but you can also play classics from the PS3 and PS2. With so much on offer it’s easy to get choice fatigue, so here is a list of the five games you must play first on PlayStation Now.
Though many of the PS4 titles can be downloaded, the majority will rely on whatever WIFI connection you have. Your streaming experience will differ depending on your connection quality.
God of War 2
Long before Kratos wondered the frozen wilds as a melancholy father, he was the God of War. The first game is an odyssey of blood and gore, but it is God of War II that lingers in my memory. It is bigger and better than the original, delving deeper into the mythos of Kratos. The game opens with an unforgettable boss fight with the Colossus of Rhodes itself, and that’s just the start! Even though the game is thirteen years old, it’s still an absolute thrill ride that, despite the violence, actually teaches you about aspects of Greek mythology. Learn while you disembowelling Cyclopes’ – is there any better way to learn?
Red Dead Redemption
It took Rockstar Games to make the best western video game ever made. An epic indictment of western society as it began to sanitise its wilder areas, by force if necessary. In this Sergio Leon inspired western epic, you play the enigmatic John Marston. Forcefully employed to track down his former outlaw brothers, John must traverse what’s left of the wild west one last time. It’s a land of encroaching civility, hypocrisy and cruelty; one you’ll fall in love with. If you’re looking for an open-world game to while away the hours, this is the one you should be streaming.
In the exquisite Marvel’s Spider-Man, Peter Parker faces off against his biggest challenge since donning the Spidey suit. With the Kingpin safely ensconced in a max-security prison, the city becomes overrun by villains looking to Plunge the city of New York into anarchy. With swingingly excellent recreation of Manhattan filled with side-content, plus a quality narrative that you’d expect from a PlayStation/Insomniac game, it doesn’t get much better than Marvel’s Spider-man. If you’ve missed this game for whatever reason, don’t pass on the opportunity to give it a go.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves proved to everyone that narrative is king and can offer some of the best experiences in gaming today. In Nathan Drakes second adventure, he and his friends retrace the journey of Marco Polo’s doomed voyage from China in 1292. In a story worthy of Indiana Jones, you’ll escape a train wreck hanging off a mountain, explore gorgeous landscapes from Istanbul to Nepal, and maybe stumble across a forgotten city or two. If it’s an epic globe-trotting adventure you’re after, then you need to play Uncharted 2.
The Last of Us
The last of Us is Naughty Dog’s finest game to date and is a certainly one of the best games ever made. At its essence, it’s a story of a bereaved man, hardened by the fall of civilised society. His second chance to be a father comes when he meets Elie, a tough teenager who may hold the key to saving the planet. Together they travel across the mid-west of the United States, surviving by their wits and avoiding the infected creatures left in the wake of the apocalypse. But, as you’ll find, sometimes humanity is more dangerous than any monster. This is a game that levelled up the quality we expected from narrative-driven games and is one of the games you must play before you die.