Exclusive. The word means so much to gamers everywhere. The world of PC gaming is full of all kinds of exclusives, and with Microsoft’s push to unify Windows 10, this can also mean a few games are exclusively on both the Windows and Xbox One platforms, though it
doesn’t always mean things will stay that way forever.
We’ve navigated the internet for some of today’s (and perhaps yesteryear’s) hottest PC-exclusive titles that we’d like to see make their way over to the PlayStation platforms. There’s more than a few strategy games, an underwater survival, and a few titles out of left field that all deserve their chance to make the PS4, and maybe the Vita, shine. Take a look in the gallery below, and let us know if we missed any games that you’d say are must-haves.
15 PC Games We Want on PlayStation
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/107410/
There's massive warfare, and then there's
Arma. Arma 3 released in late 2013 on PC. Featuring an absolutely mind-bogglingly-huge map, and realistic everything, this game brings challenges that few other games can offer. While a console port of Arma 3 has been ruled out, there are whispers that Arma 4 could see a next-gen console release (think: PS4K, possibly PS5).
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/427520/
Factorio is all about efficiency. Think of Transport Tycoon, or OpenTTD, but on a much larger scale, and with the occasional alien to defend against. Using different kinds of robots, you are tasked with efficiently delivering products created with resources gathered from an infinite 2D world. The controls might be a bit of a hinderance on consoles, but perhaps the PS4's DualShock 4 touchpad could help...
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/219990/
For those looking for a new dungeon crawler,
Grim Dawn fits the bill quite nicely. Released in February of this year, this action RPG includes very deep character customization, a fully-realized world rich in lore, and an overwhelming number of enemies. The game is created by a smaller team, and as such it may be hard to get a port to the PS4, but we would certainly appreciate all the hard work!
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/252490/
Rust has been making waves ever since it was first announced. It aims for a realistic take at living in nature, contending with wild animals and wild humans alike. You can form shaky alliances, but you've always got to watch your back. While there was talk of a console port a while back, things have been fairly quiet on that front lately...
Price: $19.99 (Early Access)
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/387990
For something a little different, check out
Scrap Mechanic. You play as an engineer, with the ability to craft all kinds of crazy contraptions. While the game is still in Early Access, it's still one that might be doable on the consoles. If it were low-poly, we'd even ask for a Vita port, because that touchscreen could come in handy for some mischief...
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/433340/
Take the Suck Cannon from
, and add in a bizarre form of farming, and you've got yourself Ratchet & Clank Slime Rancher, pardner! This is a first-person sandbox game, with a wonderful art style and quirky mechanics. While there are currently no plans for a PS4 release, it doesn't look too taxing, so perhaps if the game sells well enough a sequel could be in our future.
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/207140/
SpeedRunners might just break some of your lifelong friendships. This is a highly competitive, stylized game. Using weapons, pick-ups, a grappling hook and good ol' gravity, fight in a cutthroat race to the finish in this intensely fun multiplayer game. The game is slated to release on the Xbox One, so hopefully it will make it to the current-gen leader soon enough...
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/413150/
Stardew Valley sees you living life as a simple farmer, making ends meet by tending to your crops. But there is so much more to this game, to stop there would be such a shame. Between mining, harvesting, fishing, spelunking, and even romancing, it's easy to lose many hours to this quant game. While we've hardly received hard
confirmation of a port, an announcement is hopefully due any minute now...
Starpoint Gemini Warlords
Price: $22.49 (Early Access)
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/419480/
This is a promising-looking space simulator that tasks you with conquering the galaxy. Trade, build up your fleets, and defend your own to become an unstoppable force. The game looks great, and while we would normally have reservations about controls on the PS4 with such a game, it doesn't seem too unlikely of a fit, perhaps with keyboard and mouse control...
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/281990/
The developers of
Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis brings us their first strategy game, set in space. Sure, strategy games are tough to bring over to the console, but with the pedigree of Paradox Development Studios, it's not hard to imagine a workable control scheme.
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Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/322500/
Take a heavy dose of
The Matrix's iconic bullet-time, add in a lot of minimalistic graphics, and only move things when the player moves, and you have SUPERHOT. It's a mind-twistingly fun challenge in first-person, and since the game has already been ported to the Xbox One, that means that a PS4 port should be more than doable. So what's holding it back?
If you're in the mood for some
ultraviolence, The Culling may be for you! This is a hyper-bloody, no-holds-barred, trapped-on-an-island deathmatch in which there are no rules, only death by any means necessary. The game doesn't look too intense from a graphics standpoint, so if it does well enough on PC perhaps we may see a port down the line.
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/391540/
Undertale is the 8-bit styled RPG where nobody has to die. Or does everybody have to die? It's your decision. The story grabs ahold of you, and can even make you question why games have hardly changed, despite their outward appearances. This feels like a game yearning for a console release. If not on the PS4, how about the Vita?
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/268500/
was a rousing success. XCOM: Enemy Unknown The Bureau, a bit less so. XCOM 2 has righted all of the wrongs of that last game, and was the first game our staff thought of for this feature. Turn-based strategy lends itself a lot better to the console format than straight strategy, so a port would be doable. The only question is, how much money do we have to throw at our screens to make this a reality on our PS4s?!
15 PC Games We Want on PlayStation