In our final episode before the Christmas weekend, Sony’s
month-long holiday sale once again takes center stage on this week’s episode PlayStation Releases and PSN Store Must Buys, where we’ve selected Bloodborne ($9.99) as our pick of the week.
That being said, if the PlayStation Store is teeming with offers, the release slate couldn’t be more different. With the industry now beginning to wind down in anticipation of the holidays,
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier headlines an otherwise quiet week, while the Rogue One: Scarif and Survival expansions are opening up to all PS4 owners of Star Wars Battlefront and The Division, respectively.
When it comes to those titles on offer, you can head on over to PlayStation Store for further details. Keep in mind, though, all of these promotions will be valid up until Tuesday, December 27 at approximately 10am PT/1pm ET.
If you have any questions or queries about our sale highlight, or indeed if you have any suggestions for the show, drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PlayStation LifeStyle’s YouTube channel is your one-stop hub for all things PlayStation, featuring the latest game trailers and more original content than you can shake a DualShock 4 at.
10 Best PlayStation VR Games in 2016
Best PlayStation VR Games of 2016
Ubisoft's first virtual reality game is a great one as
offers up one of the best solo and multiplayer experiences. Both modes are a blast, although there's more meat to the single-player. No other game features such a thrill as flying through Paris, and it's why Eagle Flight Eagle Flight needs to be played to be believed.
While PlayStation VR had a very solid launch lineup, there wasn't much in terms of great online experiences. The notable exception is
, which brought its great dogfighting action to the PS VR launch. What's really great about the space combat game is that it has only gotten better over time, as the developer has continued to add new content. It's impressive that this looks to be a contender next year as well. EVE: Valkyrie
I Expect You to Die
I Expect You to Die allows players to finally live out their fantasy of being a secret agent. Spanning four levels filled with various death traps, players will have to learn through trial and error how to successfully complete their various missions. It's a fantastic time, and is one of PSVR's most polished titles.
Our casual game of the year,
Job Simulator, is well worth your time. Owlchemy Labs have created one of the most fun VR titles, and allow players to interact in several different virtual environments from being a chef to an office worker. All are a blast, and while the experience only lasts a few hours, it'll be some of the best time you'll spend in virtual reality.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
is one of the most unique VR titles, as it has a focus on communication. The player wearing the headset has to disarm a bomb, while receiving instruction from other people in the room. It's great fun, and players will have to hastily work together. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
is one of PS VR's most shocking games as the Dreamcast classic seems like it was always meant to be played in VR. This isn't only due to the visual immersion, but due to how head tracking makes the gameplay really shine. While the regular game is excellent, the new Rez Infinite Area X mode shows the future of Rez and is the single best experience in virtual reality.
There aren't a ton of arcade experiences in VR, but
makes up for it. The "3D SuperHyperCube Tetris" game only works in VR due to how the game obstructs the player's view, and figuring out how to twist objects is tremendous fun. It's a game that'll keep players coming back to beat their friends' scores for months, and is a great title.
The single best audiovisual experience in 2016 was
. The way that gameplay, music, and graphics all combine to make one cohesive experience is truly impressive, and this music game is a must-play. Give rhythm violence a chance because you won't regret it. Thumper
was the biggest highlight of the PlayStation Move's launch, and the VR version shows that the stacking gameplay holds up very well. It also uses the headset to create a really unique local multiplayer mode where players compete against each other. Supermassive Games really put their best foot forward with the PSVR launch, which leads us to the next entry... Tumble
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
is Supermassive Games other launch title, and this on-rails shooter provides some solid action. It also features some scares, as players ride a minecart through some creepy areas, and is worth checking out. It should be one of the first games that players check out when they buy their headset. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
What is really impressive about
is how the game proves that point-and-click adventure games can work in VR. Viewing worlds as a godlike figure is an interesting way to handle it, and it allows for players to look down at an interactive diorama. The game also features a heartwarming story, and is just a good time for all. Wayward Sky