Video Games to Buy – My Personal PS4 Wishlist



The main purpose of this article was to keep an updated and live list of video games to buy.  Think of it as a personal wishlist of all PlayStation 4 (PS4) future titles that have made a blip on my gaming radar, perked my interest and could be purchased in time.  You will also see the general level of excitement that the title does for me, in the shape of a colourful rating system. 

Like everyone else, I have my favourite titles and I just hope that you can determine my gaming traits by the information given and the constantly updated wishlist. 


I’ve never analyzed myself too deeply when it comes to my own collection of video games that I own, not sure what genre I prefer or have a leaning towards either, although I’ve made some significant purchases of third-person perspective action/adventure game titles if that’s anything to go off for starters.  With technology evolving and games becoming more realistic, there will always be new choices and when it comes to video games to buy.


Thank you for reading this introduction, I hope you’ll find the content below of some interest or help.  Please feel free to drop a comment below about this entertainment topic, the included content or even your own thoughts on future products and purchases.




The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

Release Date – 30 October 2020

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), XBOX One, Windows

Developers – Supermassive Games

Publishers – Bandai Namco Entertainment

Genre – Interactive, Cinematic, Survival Horror, Thriller





The story behind The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is that of a disturbed one and focuses our attention away from the waters and nautical thrilling experience from Man of Medan to the seventeenth-century witch trials of 1692 in a present-day, New England town named Little Hope.


The player will be introduced to five new characters, students and a professor on a field trip in Massachusetts who are lost in an eerie surrounding fog and end up stranded in the abandoned town of Little Hope.  As well as this present-day timeline, the player experiences segments of story focussing on the townspeople during these witch trials and a family in the year 1970.


These timelines have an eerie connection to the new protagonists who are trying to escape the area and who are trying to understand the horrifying events unfolding, the source of the underlying evil and how their presence is connected to this town.



Purchase Insights

One of the main reasons this title has caught my attention is because I purchased and thoroughly enjoyed The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan from Supermassive Games when it was first released.  This was their first attempt in bringing a known legend to life in a cinematic, interactive game.  A super job was done of it, in my opinion, and once you engaged with the story and characters it was hard to put down.


My main other reasons are more than likely because I enjoy these survival horror genres and interactive movie styled titles.  In Man of Medan, I knew I was going to have a scary, jumpy experience, but I wanted this, I wanted the adrenaline kick from exploring the haunted vessel alone.  As a movie fan too, games like this do feel like and look like a movie, so part of me doesn’t feel like I’m playing a game.  Interacting with the game allows me to make the decisive choices for each character and tests my common sense, instincts and moral compass.


Games like this deserve the darkroom experience to enhance what is happening in front of the player, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound makes the experience even better as sound plays a big part in this.  The Man of Medan title was created with dark, shadowy visuals and colour pallete, you’ll find once played, that adjusting the brightness too much will ruin the visuals you’re supposed to be seeing.  Of course, things can be seen and details made out but to heighten the senses everything has to be set-up correctly and spot-on for the best experience.


With the various game improvements and tweaks I’ve read about, I just hope that Little Hope brings as much terror to the screen as exploring and losing yourself in a rusty, cold ship.  I’m excited about the release and look forward to my new chapter of The Dark Pictures Anthology for another thrilling four to five hours of play.




Snow Runner

Release Date – 28 April 2020

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), XBOX One, Windows

Developers – Saber Interactive

Publishers – Focus Home Interactive

Genre – Simulation, Driving, Off-road Experience





Snow Runner is a next-gen simulation and off-road experience game where you become a front seat driver of various vehicles and engaging in the business of contracts and missions over an open-world environment.  Snow Runner boasts and features an amazingly realistic, highly advanced physics engine when attempting to traverse this sandbox play area in the available vehicles through harsh weather and environments. 

A player will be tackling torrential water and currents through streams and rivers, rough terrain, muddy tracks, marshlands and bogs, bridges, frozen lakes and not to mention snow and icy conditions.


While driving over and through these realistic environments set in Alaska, Michigan and the Taymyr regions you will get the option to drive from around 40 branded vehicles, with more to come on the horizon as downloadable content.  Each vehicle with have its shape, length, style of drive and movement, there are differences in handling and weight, tyre spin and content loadout.  

All of these factors are taken into consideration by the physics engine and will challenge a player when choosing the best vehicle for the contracts and missions ahead over the varied and different environments.


Snow Runner is a solo off-road experience or a player can link into a four-player co-op game.  Each branded vehicle has been carefully created and is meticulously detailed, from both exterior and interior viewpoints. The fleet of vehicles are customizable from decals, chain tyres, water snorkels, grills, winches, etc and have many accessories and upgrades. 


The contracts and missions are varied and range in difficultly and challenge, also depending on the vehicle chosen and environment engaged in.  These missions and contracts can be anything from vehicle rescue, transporting goods and materials, assisting with building bridges, repairing cargo lines and oil pipes to clearing roadblocks and new to the franchise, mega-sized deliveries – that could be tough!



Purchase Insights

Snow Runner had caught my attention a little while ago and towards the release date.  As per usual and to be expected by a PlayStation 4 (PS4) next-gen console it does look impressive from a visual standpoint and so that was a plus point for me.  I’ve known and know of many types of off-road racing games or similar genres and titles, either it is of a rally driving nature, motocross racing, dirty arena types of demolition vehicles or the titles that feature the overboard armoured and weaponized vehicles frenzies.


There’s something about Snow Runner that took my fancy and it wasn’t the realistic graphics solely and more of the real challenge of driving these varied vehicles of such weights, loads and sizes across terrain they shouldn’t be on – in my opinion! LOL!  I may be a little wrong here, but to me, it feels like an original type of title and genre apart from Mudrunner from Saber Interactive also, their first run and released on 31 October 2017.


It features original gameplay elements that will require player skill and patience while manoeuvring around, something a little different being served up and reminds me very much on the challenges in the TV show, Ice Road Truckers.  This won’t be a timed affair like in the off-road rally games, it won’t be competitive like in various motocross games and is far from an Armageddon type of armoured vehicle, weapons blazing environment.  It’s just a unique title in its niche and is worth a look.




Wreckfest: Drive Hard. Die Last

Release Date – 27 August 2019

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), XBOX One, Windows

Developers – Bugbear Entertainment

Publishers – THQ Nordic

Genre – Racing, Driving, Destruction Derby





A next-generation racing game with a difference, gone is all the chrome, shine and sparkle of a sports car, the advantage of nitro and the comfort and safety of a car interior.  From the people behind Flatout Ultimate Carnage (2007) and other titles, comes a racing and demolition derby game of the highest quality featuring an assortment of tracks, terrain types and vehicles.  The game features different play modes like career and championships as well as the usual camera modes during play.


The game features a powerful, revolutionary, soft-body damage modelling technique which allows the vehicles to be damaged, bumped, scraped and rolled over from all angles, impacting on the driving and dynamics of the car.  Vehicles can also be tweaked, modified and set-up in-depth for races and derbies ahead.  The game features a lot of crude, banged and sprayed up rust buckets of different sizes and strengths, as well as challenging novelty vehicles.



Purchase Insights

I first got a glimpse of this game years ago when it had it’s working title of “Next Car Game,” I didn’t even have a PlayStation 4 (PS4) back then and was heavily relying on the XBOX360 for all future releases.  I can remember endlessly watching test videos and footage of the car dynamics, soft-body damage modelling and vehicle control. 

I recall seeing a crude, simply created “playground” from the developers which featured grinders, spikes, ramps, swinging balls, tyres etc for the cars to be tested on and shown off.


Being a fan of the demolition derby/racing games over other driving games, I first started out playing this genre on the PlayStation 1 (PS1) with Destruction Derby (1995) from Reflections Interactive.  A sequel followed and then further down the line Flatout Ultimate Carnage (2007) made it to my household and this had to suffice, while I waited patiently for an XBOX360 release which never happened.


Knowing that PC owners had first grabs I was obviously envious but soon heard whispers, then facts of a next-gen console version to be released.  By this time I was already back in the PlayStation family and now eagerly await this release.




Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

Release Date – 29 March 2019

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), XBOX One, Windows

Developers – Ubisoft Montreal

Publishers – Ubisoft

Genre – Third Person, Action, Adventure, Stealth





In this chapter, the story is of Conner, an eighteenth century Assassin, half English and half Mohawk, whose Father is a Grand Master within the Templar order during the American Revolution.  Conner’s story spans from 1760-83, his native village is attacked and so he’s drawn into the ongoing conflict between the Assassin’s and Templars, the latter of which are trying to take control of the newly forming country.

As well as the American Colonial Frontier, the cities of Boston, New York and Philadelphia can be explored as well as settlements such as Lexington and Concord.



Purchase Insights

I’ve only recently found out about this remaster and being a fan of the franchise and its stories, it already started to whet my appetite.  I’ve already been looking into graphical comparisons between the PlayStation 4 (PS4) remastered version and the XBOX360 version which I actually own.  This owned title on the XBOX360 is one of a few that although I’ve got in my collection, the disc hasn’t seen the inside of the drive yet and I’ve had it for erm. . . well. . . a good while.

Any idea or reason to upgrade a current title for enhanced presentation, visuals and features, I’m all in, especially a title I like a lot.  I’ve done similar conversions with other titles before.




TSW Train Sim World

Release Date – 24 July 2018

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), XBOX One, Windows

Developers – Dovetail Games

Publishers – Dovetail Games

Genre – Train Simulation, Driving





Become a driver or passenger of a variety of electric, diesel and freight trains and experience a detailed simulation of realistic railway travel.  Highly detailed passenger and freight trains are at the players’ disposal to switch on and start-up, travelling across vast and various scenery including freight yards, passenger stations, bridges and level crossings.  Helpful step by step tutorials guide you over all the switches, handles and dials and sets you objectives to complete as you move through the learning process.


A variety of scenarios are also accessible to the player immersing them into a realistic, real-time trip to well-known destinations.  Players can involve themselves in fully operational, 24-hour timetables or get creative in photo mode and through the many objectives and challenges, gain score based on performance and skill.


Each train has detailed specifications and statistics, a different control layout and yet look identical to their real-life counterpart and model numbers.  A very detailed and realistic simulator game title with all the bells and whistles you’d come to expect from next-generation HD gaming.



Purchase Insights

In some small way, I’ve always been slightly fascinated by railways, mostly the interweaving tracks, points and signalling system more than the actual trains themselves.  I’ve always liked the idea of having a full train system layout in some loft or attic but it never came about.  I recall looking at information in the past on tacking down the track onto a large wooden board and seeing layouts in magazines that feature spurs and sidings etc.


In my younger days, I wanted to create a working railway from LEGO but relying on each of the sets being brought for me, as well as a silly amount of plastic track, my hobby/dream never came about.  There has always been this deep-seated appreciation of rollercoasters and their tracks, runaway mine cart rides, sequences from demos or movies and of course, within games. 


I’m not a heavy train or railway enthusiast but the fascination and satisfaction of a simulated experience controlling a train and seeing the track ahead are still there and hence this title has perked my interest.  I wouldn’t want to pay a lot for it, nor am I in a rush to get a copy.




Death Stranding

Release Date – 8 November 2019, 14 July 2020

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), Windows

Developers – Kojima Productions

Publishers – Sony Interactive Entertainment

Genre – Third Person, Action, Adventure, Supernatural





Death Stranding is the debut title for director Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions and features the acting talent of Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Guillermo del Toro.  You play as Sam Porter Bridges, a courier of sorts exploring a vast open-world and delivering supplies and lost cargo to isolated and cut off colonies, outposts and facilities.  As the game progresses, Sam can start connecting with other brave couriers/players and making use of their constructions and routes.


The game is set in the United States during a time when supernatural apparitions called BT’s (beached things) suddenly appeared in the world of the living after a cataclysmic event known as the Death Stranding.  These shapes are drawn to the living if disturbed and trigger massive amounts of – what are known as ‘voidouts’, that are explosions all over the world at the same time, obliterating everything and causing giant craters to remain. 


As a result of this Death Stranding event, ‘chiralium’ particles appeared, the rain became dangerous and aged anything it touched and any confrontations with BT’s could result in further voidouts.  With the lay of the land now set and the dangers out there, this means that a lot of people are cut off and dare not venture outside or make deliveries of goods and supplies.  Sam’s role is to get to these areas of need, avoid BT contact and reconnect everyone over a wireless network. 


Most of the time Sam is on foot, taking with him ladders, ropes, tools, boots and as much cargo as he can carry between the destinations as he traverses the amazing looking mountains, land, crags, cliffs and realistic environment while being cautious through ‘timefall’ and ‘mule’ territory.



Purchase Insights

This upcoming title has really got me intrigued, interested and of course, impressed.  As with many of you reading this now, I’ve kept away with most media regarding this title apart from the various layered trailers.  Kojima is known for his strange and original ideas and stories and so already I’m trying to gauge what this story could be like and what it may have in store. Based solely on trailers and scarce information, the story does seem to have a dark, eerie edge about it but not entirely a survival horror.


With it being a PlayStation exclusive title, looking graphically realistic in all gameplay, trailers and cut scenes and starring names like Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelson is enough for me to show interest of sorts.  The depth of the story and emotional tones in both the music I’ve heard so far and on-screen visuals also rates this game high up for me and suits my preferences and genre well.




Ghostbusters the Video Game Remastered

Release Date – 4 October 2019

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), XBOX One, Windows, Nintendo Switch

Developers – Saber Interactive

Publishers – Mad Dog Games

Genre – Third Person, Shooter, action, Supernatural





Join the Ghostbusters as a new rookie to the team and have on the job training with Ray Stantz voiced by actor Dan Aykroyd.  You’ll start out in the Ghostbusters firehouse headquarters, get close to Ecto-1, meet Janine Melnitz at work and feast your eyes on all the details from the movie surrounding you. 

The game features realistic character models of the original actors, actual voiceovers from the stars, original sound effects and music taken from the movie too. 


The game’s cast also features Slimer, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Walter Peck and more.  The game is mainly a third-person action-adventure shooter but a player can choose to enter the first-person mode when activating their Spectral Vision Goggles that are linked to an authentic-looking PKE Meter.


As a rookie to the team, you get to learn how to use the Proton Pack, vent it manually from overheating, using the streams to wear down and drain a ghost or entity, learn a ghost capture stream technique and guiding a captured ghost to a custom-built Ghost Trap.


A player can also upgrade their weapon, gadgets and player options as they gain cash from experiences and scanning paranormal elements using the PKE Meter.  A player also has access to the Ecto-1 on specific levels and what it has to offer.  Hidden cursed artefacts can be found using the PKE Meter scanning feature and all ghost statistics, information, strengths and weaknesses can be accessed in Tobin’s Spirit Guide. 


In a blog post from the official Sony PlayStation site, the Producer of the remastered version, Matt McKnight explains and states that “all of the cutscenes and in-game videos have been found on a hard drive in storage coming from one of the original creators.”  This gem of the source material has allowed the footage to be revamped into a present-day 4K HD as well as improved and enhanced lighting and textures throughout.



Purchase Insights

Growing up through the 1980s I clung to a lot of particular movies, TV shows, music, toys and games and find myself still a big fan of all the ’80s nostalgia to date.  The likes of Knight Rider, The A-Team, various comedy ’80s movies like Uncle Buck, The Money Pit, Innerspace and Ghostbusters will always have a special place in my heart when I reflect on my younger and free days.


In 2009 when Ghostbusters The Video Game was released for the older generation video games consoles I knew I had to have it, one reason alone for starters, it was Ghostbusters!  Says it all right?  A second reason was that this game looked amazing in detail compared to the last time I played a Ghostbusters game on the Sinclair Spectrum 128K and Commodore 64 home computers.


Thirdly, this title featured graphical likeness to the actors in the movie, actual voiceovers by the original actors, including the likes of Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz), actual music and sound effects from the movies too.  It was such a treat for the first time playing to control your character alongside the Ghostbusters, wearing a realistic, detailed Proton Pack that featured “a fake electronic light show” and hearing the Proton Pack fire up and shoot out.


As much as it may not suit all players, the video game is a must for a keen fan of the above.  Now I’m hearing there is a remastered reboot of that very same game released soon and I have the upgraded console ready and waiting for it.  From visual gameplay, cutscenes and effects it will be fantastic and I’m already quids in with the actual music, sound effects and voiceovers so couldn’t ask for anything else.  It will, of course, make a great part to my collection and a title to treasure. 




The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Release Date – 30 August 2019

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), XBOX One, Windows

Developers – Supermassive Games

Publishers – Bandai Namco Entertainment

Genre – Interactive Drama, Horror, Thriller, Supernatural





First off, a little back history to unease you and get you in the right mindset.  According to different sources, the shipwreck SS Ourang Medan was an alleged ghost ship that lost its entire crew in strange circumstances, either in 1947 or 1948.  Medan is the largest city on the island of Sumatra and the word “Ourang” is the Malay/Indonesian translation for “man” or a “person.”  This connection to the ship is, of course, the game’s title.


In 1947 or 1948 an onboard radio operator sent the distressed code that “the captain and all the officers are dead, the whole of the crew more than likely too.”  A little later after a spell of confusing dots and dashes, two further words came through, “I die” and after this, the communication was silent.


When the ship was found it was strewn with corpses, on their backs with faces like caricatures of fright.  No survivors were found nor was any visible signs of injuries.  Over time as the story sank into legend and tale, there were rumours and conspiracies about the deaths that were reported.  Some believe it was unsecured hazardous materials cargo, others say it was carbon monoxide poisoning and even the thoughts of paranormal phenomena were suspected.


The video game starts with some friends partying and enjoying what was to be an exciting, but uneventful pleasure trip onboard a dive boat in the South Pacific.  Things don’t go to plan and they have to react to not only a storm rolling in but unexpected events to follow.  The group find themselves trapped on board the haunted ghostship, looking for a way out, trying to survive the terror and unravelling the mystery that surrounds them.



Purchase Insights

This is a game title that once again crept up on me and I didn’t even know about.  I believe I saw some sort of trailer or online advert, definitely something online sourced I know that.  As with Supermassive Games’ other title, Until Dawn this is something again within that field, a game that is realistic looking, narrative and choice-driven, an interactive movie style and more importantly another “jumpy” thrilling drama unfolding in its haunting guise.


I got hooked onto this as soon as I researched it, mainly because I like this kind of genre and game style a lot and really enjoyed Until Dawn.  Because choices are left with the player, this normally means that the fate of the characters is in your hand, based on decisions made. 


This, in turn, affects and changes the storyline and therefore no two games would be the same.  It’s one of those games where once a few chapters open up and you’re getting into it, you want to know what happens next and are driven to play just for the scares that are to come.  It’s an adrenaline rush for sure and gets the heart going.




Farming Simulator 19

Release Date – 20 November 2018

Platforms – PlayStation 4 (PS4), XBOX One, Windows

Developers – Giants Software

Publishers – Focus Home Interactive

Genre – Simulator, Farm Management, Driving





As you can image Farm Simulator 19 as it’s known, the 19 being short for the year 2019, picks up from where its predecessor left off and does deliver a fine, realistic farming experience.  There have been previously released versions by Giants Software and each one takes what the earlier version had, adds more and improves further.


In this game you’ll get stuck into some realistic farming management, complete tasks and chores, not to mention driving and operating some really fancy agricultural equipment.  The game offers upfront a few different campaigns and starting capital, depending on how much of a challenge you wanted.


You may start with some basic equipment and vehicles depending on your level choice, but then will soon realise how much of an easier and faster job it would with wider headers, more horsepower and getting involved in other contracts.


As you expand your farming set-up you can start to invest in more acres and buying better equipment that really separates the boys from the men.  Farming Simulator 19 really gives you the choice of what kind of farmer you wish to be and how you want to make a living.  You can solely rely on the land and grow crops, you may want to attend to cattle or experience forestry.  This game is very rewarding and does have a realistic feel to all its elements.



Purchase Insights

I’m quite familiar with this franchise after owning Farming Simulator 15 on the XBOX360 and I believe that my reasons for buying it in the first place had something to do with the excitement and eagerness to test, operate and play with all the machinery – I don’t care what it did, “boys and their toys I guess.” 


My other reasoning behind the purchase more than likely had something to do with the originality and novelty of the game, the idea of an absorbing and relaxing experience driving up and down a field and ploughing, taking ownership of that land and making it your own creation was quite appealing.


This is a game that provides a suitable “come down” from the pace of games I’m used to and own.  The majority of my titles feature action intensity to its limits and the inclusion of cinematic cutscenes and music.  The story-driven games that I normally enjoy unfold as you progress, lots to do, see and accomplish as you return back to your save game file.  This feels like a great quick-pick-up game and something to load up that you haven’t got to solve or think about too much either. 


Farming Simulator 19 has the simplest of stories and plots, you simply are running a farm and can get involved in the details of making the farm flourish.  After a little research into this title I’ve found out that Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Edition is more than likely better “bang for ya buck,” as it features 35 vehicles and equipment from the CLAAS product range.  Like with TSW Train Sim World there’s not a lot to it or going on and yet in both titles defence, at the same time, there is. 


Time can pass quite quickly playing these types of games and what makes it better still for true simulator fans, there’s an option for slow crop growth and real-time passing of time, the choice is yours as a player.  Compared to the XBOX360 version I was so used to, in this edition you can even opt to manage weeds in your fields or periodically plough lime into your soil too.


There’s nothing more rewarding playing this game than earning enough to buy new equipment and upping your game!  Even better is the drive to the local dealer and pick up your purchase and try it out, unfolding it and watch the action take place.  The ambience and equipment sounds are realistic but mild and graphically everything looks clean and sharp until you get it muddy.


4 thoughts on “Video Games to Buy – My Personal PS4 Wishlist

  • 02/07/2019 at 21:22

    Not being a gamer myself. And reading the article as requested, I actually found it interesting and intriguing that gamers look into everything to do with games and what they like, graphics,stories, and even who wrote them!!
    It was well written and enlightening!! I even liked the score cards.
    Not sure about the train one though.

    • 03/07/2019 at 19:21

      Hi 2 you Jo,

      Many thanks for visiting the site and leaving valuable comments and feedback. Even as a non-gamer without passion, anyone can really appreciate the work and detail that goes into present day video games. They have come on so fast and have outstanding levels of realism. There is a fine line these days between video game development and movie making, video games have their own trailers now and can feature scores by well known composers or include characters played by named actors/actresses. Some of the video game titles out there are years in the making and like movies have high budgets and technology to work with. It does make you wonder what the next step after 4K HD gaming will be.


  • 06/07/2019 at 12:10

    What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for information about the best games for ps4 and when I landed on your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for everyone who is interested in PS4 games.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)


    • 07/07/2019 at 11:47

      HI 2 you Ali,

      Many thanks for visiting the site and commenting Ali, really appreciate it at this moment in time and yes, stay glued for more content and interesting nuggests of information. I’m surprised and at the same time glad you found this post of interesting, it was an idea I had a bit ago for myself as well as my audience to list a “wishlist” of future video games titles I may invest in.

      As you can see by the coloured lights indicator (PlayStation symbols in case you didn’t spot them) this is suppose to reflect my, erm. . . excitement rating and how likely I may purchase this title. I’m not sure if they will be on everyone’s wishlist or even if they are going to be or are the best PS4 titles around but either way I love and appreciate your input and if you’ve found it useful then job done!

      This is one post where I’ll be constantly updating it due to video games titles that come on my radar, as soon as an eyebrow starts lifting and a smile crosses my face, it most likely will appear here. I was thinking of some sort of “stamp” icon or “purchased” sign flashed across the image or near the information when I’ve purchased that individual title, what do you think to that idea?



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