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Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:54 am
by RooseveltG
Can anyone suggest easy starter games for the Playstation 4? I found Driveclub to be very user friendly but have a hard time figuring out Call of Duty Black Ops 3 (bundled with the system). Basically, I knock off 3 aliens, get killed myself and then have to sit through the intro video again to end up with the same result.

I am looking for easy games (shooter?) with an easy learning curve for someone over 65.

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:59 am
by Jags4186
Depending on how good your reflexes are I might pass on shooters until you get more accustomed to playing video games.

Try a game like Skyrim or Fallout where you can roam and get used to playing. You'll be able to progress at your own pace.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:03 am
by pochax
plants vs. zombies garden warfare 2 is fun and less skill-based shooter than call of duty (CoD).

CoD is very fast-paced action....very arcade-y action compared to tactical shooters like Battlefield and Rainbow Six.

also may want to try Battleborn (by Gearbox) or Overwatch (by Activision).

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:45 am
by sunny_socal
I recommend the Uncharted series:
- The graphics are incredible! It feels like you're in the tropics
- Game progression is slower with some 'movies' between major stages
- You get to shoot bad guys instead of aliens
- Getting new ammo is somewhat more realistic than other games. Instead of just finding cases of ammo laying around, you must shoot a bad guy and pick up his magazine 8-)

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:12 am
by HomerJ
Shooter games I like to play on the PC. Mouse is much easier to aim with.

In my opinion, sports and driving games are the ones that are better suited for consoles.

MLB The Show on the PS4 is quite good.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:43 am
by aj44
Uncharted 4, seriously one of the best games ever made. There is a storytelling mode which pretty much assures you can't die and it autoaims.

Once you beat that, Destiny, this one is more difficult but has the best shooter mechanics of any game I have played and there are several expansion packs. You can make that game as easy or as hard as you want.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:17 am
by Nahum
Go with Uncharted 4 and you might as well snag Uncharted Drake Collection and you will have enough to be entertained. I want to recommend Metal Gear Solid to you that is if your into sneaking missions. For senseless fun download Rocket League from the PS4 store, it is the easiest game to play and to get hooked on.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:18 am
by Pharmacist
If you find a game you are interested in but unsure you could always try youtubing it. For example, search "blacks ops 3 gameplay" on youtube. Pretty much any game on the market will have people commentating gameplay or giving a walkthrough. Helpful for both seeing what a game is like before buying it and also learning to play a game if you are having trouble.

Also in the difficulty settings change it to easy, if you haven't already.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:03 pm
by Nathan Drake
As the name suggests, I also recommend the Uncharted series. Get the collection and Uncharted 4. If you set the difficulty on easy the games aren't difficult.

Closest gaming series I've seen to a hollywood blockbuster

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:21 pm
by simmias
There are a ton of great PS4 games for sale at Best Buy for $15 each right now. Lots would fit your criteria:

Tearaway Unfolded is a charming platformer with a fantastic art style that's different from anything else you'll ever play. I highly recommend it.

Last of Us Remastered is one of the best games of all time. Fantastic story, fun gameplay, and an awesome multiplayer after you're done with the single player that encourages teamwork and is accessible for beginners.

God of War 3 Remastered is a classic hack n slash from last gen that still looks and plays great.

Until Dawn is a horror game that plays a bit like a choose-your-own-adventure game. Great cast, great game, highly recommended.

Infamous Second Son is an easy action superhero-like game that looks and plays great.

The Order: 1866 is one of the best looking games out now, but it's really short. Perfect for the price, though.

There are others on sale as well (Bloodborne, Minecraft, Little Big Planet 3, Killzone Shadowfall), but I'd recommend the above games first.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:02 pm
by Carter3
you're getting old Bubba

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:51 pm
by mhalley
You might try the telltale games such as walking dead, the wolf among us and game of thrones. They require little hand eye coordination.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:28 am
by RooseveltG
Thanks for all the replies. I am on older techie but find these games to be quite challenging!

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:48 pm
by Carter3
I have always been into video games, got my first game console at 4 years old so I'd consider myself pretty savvy. My kids even the 4 yo gets on these things and smokes me. It's second nature for him and should be for me, however even with practice I can't beat him. So I just figure I'm getting old too.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:14 pm
by mhalley
I am currently playing the division and loving it. It is a 3rd person tactiical shooter. It is mostly pve, there is pvp available but you don't have to do it if you don't want to. I like it MUCH better than cod. I am 61 and do fine. I can't beat a 12 yo, but there ya go.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:35 pm
by kramer
Reviving a year old thread ... I am about to purchase a Playstation 4 Pro and wondering what games I should order with it ... I am new to the gaming world ... I guess there have been a lot of new titles released in the past year. Thanks in advance and I found what is already in this thread quite useful.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:54 pm
by sunny_socal
Battlefield 1 is also great, looks much like the original Medal of Honor except it's a WWI game.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:28 pm
by grp2c
+1 on the uncharted series and last of us. I don't own a PS. I just borrowed a friend's PS and those are the only games I played. I don't like overly complicated games.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:34 pm
by mhalley
Really enjoying ghost recon wildlands. Don't bother with the narco road dlc, but the other one is good. If you get PlayStation plus, be sure to download the free monthly games, even if you are not sure you want it. You can always delete the game and redownload later.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:09 am
by snowblinded
Rocket League. Soccer with cars.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:42 am
by kramer
mhalley wrote: If you get PlayStation plus, be sure to download the free monthly games, even if you are not sure you want it. You can always delete the game and redownload later.
The way I understand it, PlayStation Plus ($60/year) offers some free games for download each month, so I could download them for that month only but play them at any subsequent time as long as my PlayStation Plus account is current? And allows online multi-player which may enhance certain games. So it sounds like this may be good value for a beginner just to get exposed to some different games?

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:10 am
by Angelus359
I've found PlayStation plus reasonably valuable

For the record. I've been playing first person shooters on PC for 26 years, and I can't play them on consoles.. it's horrible..

Consoles aren't good for shooters

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:37 am
by denovo
Nintendo has better games for beginners, imo.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:46 am
by camaro327
I just bought a PS4 (non pro) and Purchased Horizon Zero Dawn for it, I just started the game and it looks really good.

I played the original uncharted on the PS3 and plan on picking up the uncharted collection and Uncharted 4 when I get a chance.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:44 am
by JDTHOOSIER
camaro327 wrote:I just bought a PS4 (non pro) and Purchased Horizon Zero Dawn for it, I just started the game and it looks really good.

I played the original uncharted on the PS3 and plan on picking up the uncharted collection and Uncharted 4 when I get a chance.
Horizon Dawn is a great game. I've had this PS4 for a few years and just use it as a sort of entertainment center, and do not play games. But I
got hooked on this one. Good combination of story, graphics, and game mechanics.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:54 am
by jocdoc
dirt Ralley,( a racing game) fun, challenging
Titanfall 2 easier shooter than call of duty, multiple modes of gameplay
The sports games are good.

I am in my sixties so my reflexes are too slow for many of the other shooters

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:06 am
by lostdog
John Madden Football is a good one.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:10 pm
by kramer
This thread has been so helpful ... thanks very much! I have been busy researching all these games, some great recommendations. I am thinking of starting with a game in each of several genres to see what I enjoy and gain some skills, combined with PS+ to get exposed to more games.

Re: Best Playstation 4 Games for Beginners?

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:03 am
by mhalley
Here is some info on the free ps4 games from peplums
.Games & Special Offers: As a subscriber, you can expect to get your hands on free monthly PSN games, minis and PS One Classics from the PSN Store. You will be able to download these games during the month they are available until the new selection replaces them.
Once downloaded, the games are yours to keep and play as long as you are a member of PlayStation Plus. If your subscription lapses and then you re-subscribe, the games you have already downloaded will reactivate, so you still have access to them. Additionally, if you delete one of the titles from your PS3, but decide you want to get it back, then you can re-download from the PlayStation Plus section of the PSN Store if the game is still there, or, if the game has expired from the PlayStation Plus section of the PSN Store, you can simply search for it on PS Store and download it again at no extra cost.
July has until dawn and game of thrones, which should be good for the new player.