Sony has done an amazing job thus far of bringing quirky PC games over to the PS4, as was the case with Surgeon Simulator, Outlast and the upcoming I Am Bread. Both of these games garnered followings thanks to YouTube and it's smart of Sony to bring them to the PS4.
So we wanna show you what games we think should also come to PS4 and help round out the ever-growing library of weird and awesome games.
Asylum is a game due out later this year that was revealed way back in 2010, and eventually Kickstarted in 2013. The game is a little like Outlast, in that you must explore a creepy asylum and figure out what went wrong. Asylum is obviously a horror game and would fit right into the PS4 ecosystem alongside Outlast and Daylight.
Well if this doesn't epitomize the bizarre kind of games that are on PC these days then nothing will. Goat Simulator is a batsh!t crazy game that is reminiscent of a PS2 Tony Hawk but with a Goat, instead of a Skateboard. Need I say more?
Firewatch is an upcoming first-person exploration game in which you play as a park ranger at Yellowstone National Park in 1988. That setting is particularly interesting because it is right after a series of awful fires at the park. The story sees you descend from the tower to investigate something and, in your absence, the tower is ransacked, leaving you with only a walkie-talkie and a friend on the other side.
So, you must explore the park and figure out what happened, while dynamically developing your relationship with the walkie-talkie lady. Developer Campo Santo has already expressed interest in bringing Firewatch to PS4.
To The Moon
The plot of To The Moon involves a lot of time-shifting/memory altering and so would take too long to explore here, but basically two scientists attempt to fulfill a dying man's wish to go to the moon. To The Moon is a charming and heartwarming game that is made in a 16-bit 2D art style that looks a lot like an old Final Fantasy. The game received excellent reviews and a sequel is in the works, so now is the time for this to hit PS4.
Dead State is a turn-based RPG that takes place in a zombie apocalypse. The game is very much about survival and the relationships that develop during the conflict. Think The Walking Dead meets The Sims. Yep, that's my elevator pitch.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia is similar to Goat Simulator and I Am Bread in that it has gotten a lot of attention from YouTube walkthroughs. You navigate an old castle while avoiding monsters and solving puzzles. Also, it's frickin' terrifying! Amnesia is interesting because it's a collection of bite-sized experiences, so you can have five mini heart-attacks, as opposed to a massive one.
Lifeless Planet is a really unique game that was made by 1 guy. In Lifeless Planet you play as an astronaut sent to another planet, thought to be filled with alien life, but when you land it turns out to be completely empty. However, as you can see above, there's a bizarre Soviet Union presence on the planet. You aim to figure out what the heck happened. The game came out last year and is currently in development for Xbox One, so may be a lost cause on PS4.
Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey
Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey is an episodic game that takes place in two different worlds; a cyberpunk one, as seen in the picture above, and magical fantasy one. That alone makes this game incredibly interesting. The actual story puts you in the shoes of 20-year-old Zoe, who lives in this futuristic dystopia.
This particular game is the third in the Dreamfall series, which would seemingly make it unlikely to come to PS4, especially considering the previous games came out in 2006 and 1999. However, the developer announced last year that it would come to PS4 eventually. Considering there is still 3 episodes to be released, I'm fine waiting for the entire package.
Among The Sleep
Among The Sleep is another game that has already been confirmed to be on its way to PS4, with no specific release date. The game was released on PC last year and received a lot of attention for having a baby as the protagonist, as well as working with the Oculus Rift. We assume this means it will be playable on Sony's Project Morpheus someday.
Playing as a baby looks both fun and daunting; the ultimate weakling. Imagine the opening of Fallout 3 but that being the entire game, and much scarier. I cannot wait.
And the final game on the list is Routine, a first-person exploration horror game set on an abandoned moon base. Developer Lunar Software has already said they want to bring the game to PS4, it's just a matter of time. One of the most interesting aspects of Routine is the completely open world and the perma-death. So you can go off in any direction and explore but keeping in mind death is significant. Routine looks very exciting and chilling, exactly the kind of game I want on my PS4!
Those are the PC games, both out and yet to come out, that I want to see in my PS4 library. All of them are unique and interesting ideas that fit perfectly with the kind of dynamic library Sony are working to build on the PS4. The system already has a ton of diversity but should they add some of the games on this list, a few of which they have already said will come, then the library will be even better, albeit weirder.
So what games would you like to see come to PS4? Do any of the games in this list get you excited for a possible PS4 release? Let us know in the comments!