Can’t decide between Xbox One or PlayStation4 (PS4)? Check out our pick of the hottest titles to fire up on your new console.
Ryse: Son of Rome – Exclusive Xbox One
Step into the sandals of Roman General Marius Titus as you embark on a blood-drenched campaign to (cue: cliché) avenge the death of your family. It’s loud, raw and gruesome; everything you’d want battles in ancient Rome to be. The use of Kinect voice commands to give you army combat orders will have your neighbours calling the Police in no time.
Uncharted 4 – Exclusive to PS4
Drake. Do you need any other reason to buy the next Uncharted game? Globetrotting and treasure hunting are once again the name of the game, with the new Uncharted saga playing out with more twists and red herrings than a UN peace summit.
Knack – Exclusive to PS4
Goblins! Those pesky critters need to be taught a lesson, and Knack is the one to do it. An innovative platformer, use your power to combine various substances to overcome your environment and foes. Co-op mode will be the killer on this one.
Forza 5 – Exclusive to Xbox One
The next in the popular Forza Motorsports series, Forza 5 lets you tear apart 14 popular racing tracks around the world, in one of 200 cars. It’s the ultimate way to get your petrol-fuelled kicks, minus the speeding ticket. Blow your cash on new cars every month with regular DLC releases.
Deep Down – Exclusive to PS4
For those wanting a hit of Game of Thrones-style fantasy, Deep Down is the dungeon crawler for you. A free-to-play loot hunter, this game was developed alongside the PS4, and draws on every bit of console power to create a game so lifelike you’ll believe that fire-breathing dragon is right in the room with you.
Titanfall – Exclusive to Xbox One & Xbox 360
While not strictly a launch title (out March ’14), Titanfall gameplay trailers have been making hearts pound since debuting at E3 many months ago. If you like crawling inside a large battle robot, a Titan, and pounding enemies with all manner of weapons (hello, Pacific Rim), game developer, Respawn Entertainment, has made a game worth dropping your pennies on.