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10 Best PlayStation Exclusives You Can Play on PC

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PlayStation is one of the most popular home entertainment systems on Earth. The iconic console made its debut in 1994 when Sony released the legendary PlayStation One and brought games with 3D graphics to masses. PlayStation has come a long way since then, and with the latest PlayStation 5 gamers can now experience high fidelity games with ray traced graphics.

For a long time, select game franchises were exclusive to PlayStation only. For example, games like Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy and God of War weren’t available on PC or Xbox. The only way to play these games on PC was to use different PlayStation emulators which were often buggy and would require a very powerful PC to run.

However, things have been slowly changing in the last decade, and many games that were exclusive to PlayStation can now be played on PC. The biggest surprise came from PlayStation Studios (Sony’s first-party publisher) couple of years ago, when it decided to start releasing PlayStation exclusives on PC. Thanks to this decision, millions of PC gamers can now finally play some of the best PlayStation games on their PCs. In this article we are bringing you the 10 best former PlayStation exclusives which you can now play on a desktop PC.

10. Days Gone

Days Gone for PC

Days Gone is an open-world action game set in American wilderness two years after a devastating global pandemic. The game was first released in 2019, and was exclusive to PlayStation 4. However, as of May 2021, the game can also be played on PC. The player assumes the role of an outlaw Deacon St. John and embarks on a journey to find Deacon’s wife Sarah.

Days Gone is a third-person shooter game with open world exploration elements. Players are forced to fight zombie-like creatures to progress the story, and can use a wide variety of firearms, melee weapons, and stealth to survive. The PC version of the game features ultra-wide monitor support, unlocked framerates and improved graphics which includes increased LOD, field of view and foliage draw distance.

9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Initially released on PlayStation 4 in 2017, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy made its way to PC in 2018. Being one of the most beloved PlayStation franchises that ever came into existence, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy brought joy to millions of PC gamers as it allowed them to see their favorite bandicoot on PC.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is actually a compilation of remasters of the first three games in the Crash Bandicoot series. It features the original Crash Bandicoot (1996), Cortex Strikes Back (1997), and Warped (1998). The game also features remastered audio and cutscenes, HD textures, and new 3D models. The PC version of the game comes with adjustable framerate settings, advanced anti-aliasing support and high display resolution support. The game won the award for “Best Remake/Remaster” at IGN’s 2017 awards, which speaks volumes for itself.

8. Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 is an action-packed role-playing video game developed by Atlus which, after years of waiting, is finally also available on PC. The game follows a group of high school students who form an unlikely team of Phantom Thieves to fight against a corrupt system and reclaim their freedom. Players take on the role of the leader of the Phantom Thieves, known as the Protagonist, and traverse the fictional Tokyo city of Shibuya while investigating mysterious supernatural occurrences. Along the way, they must confront their innermost fears by entering the Metaverse and stealing the “treasures” of the powerful people behind the corruption.

Persona 5 features a turn-based combat system, where players must strategically use their Personas and physical attacks to defeat their enemies. Players can also use a variety of social interactions and activities to build relationships with other characters in the game, which can be used to gain various rewards. The game also features a variety of minigames and activities for the player to participate in, such as cooking, fishing, and speaking with confidants.

Persona 5 is an engaging and immersive game that allows players to experience a unique story and build relationships with a variety of characters. With its unique combat system, engaging minigames, and captivating social interactions, it is by far one of the best JRPG games ever made.

7. Death Stranding

Created by famous Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding is without a doubt one of the most unique games you’ll ever play, and also a great PlayStation exclusive that made its way to PC. The game is an open world action game set in a post-apocalyptic future. Players control Sam Bridges, a courier tasked with reconnecting the fractured remnants of humanity by delivering essential supplies to isolated settlements.

During his journey, Sam must traverse hazardous terrain, battle creatures known as BTs, and reunite a world that has been torn apart by a mysterious phenomenon called the Death Stranding. The game features a unique blend of action, exploration, and puzzle-solving mechanics, as well as a deeply emotional story told through intense and intimate cutscenes. Death Stranding also features an innovative multiplayer mode that allows players to work together to complete objectives and progress the story.

6. Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human

Next up we have Detroit: Become Human developed by Quantic Dream. This game is set in the near future in a fictionalized version of Detroit, Michigan, where the city has been revitalized by the invention of highly advanced androids that exist to serve humanity. Players take on the role of three androids, each with their own distinct personalities and abilities, as they explore the city and interact with its inhabitants.

Throughout the game, players must make difficult choices and decisions that will shape the story and ultimately determine the fate of the androids. Detroit: Become Human is an intense and emotional narrative-driven experience, with a unique blend of action and adventure that allows players to experience the world through the eyes of androids.

5. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

Marvel’s Spider-Man is another big PlayStation exclusive that is now also available on PC. The game is based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, and follows an experienced Peter Parker facing all new threats in a vast and expansive New York City. Players take control of Spider-Man as he embarks on a journey to fight criminals, solve puzzles, and save the city from a variety of threats.

The game features a variety of gameplay elements, including combat, stealth, traversal, and web-swinging. Combat revolves around Spider-Man using his superhuman strength and agility to take down enemies, as well as using his webs to incapacitate them. Stealth allows players to avoid combat and sneak past enemies. Traversal is accomplished by utilizing Spider-Man’s acrobatic abilities to climb and swing across the city. The game also features a variety of gadgets and upgrades, such as the Spider Drone, Trip Mines, and Spider-Tracer.

The Remastered version for PC comes with a variety of new features that significantly improves game’s graphics quality. There is support for NVIDIA DLSS and DLAA technologies, as well as AMD’s FSR 2.0. Besides that, the game also features ray-traced reflections and improved shadows, ultra-wide monitor support, and customizable input controls.

4. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Can you imagine a remastered version of Final Fantasy VII with 4K textures and improved gameplay on PC? For many, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is a dream come true. It is a remake of the classic PlayStation game, and also one probably one of the best remakes ever made.

The game is set in an alternate version of the world of Midgar seen in the original game, and follows the same story but with enhanced graphics and additional content. The game follows Cloud Strife, a former member of the elite SOLDIER unit, and his friends as they battle against the corrupt Shinra Electric Power Company.

The game features a variety of enhancements, including improved graphics, new characters, and enhanced abilities. Players can switch between Cloud and his companions, who have their own abilities. The game also features a new photo mode, allowing players to take and share screenshots. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is sure to please both old and new fans of the Final Fantasy series. With its improved visuals, new content, and enhanced gameplay, it is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

3. God of War (2018)

God of War is another huge PlayStation hit that is now available on PC. It is the eighth installment in the God of War series and the sequel to God of War III. Set in the Norse mythology, the game focuses on the protagonist Kratos, who is still dealing with the consequences of his past. He must take on the journey with his son, Atreus, to fulfill his promise to his deceased wife. As he battles his way through powerful forces, Kratos must master the rage that has driven him for many years.

The game features a fast-paced and intense combat system, with a combination of weapons and magical abilities. Players are also able to explore the environment and interact with the characters in the world. With its stunning visuals and captivating story, God of War (2018) is a delight to play on PC.

2. UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Although Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection includes only two games from the Uncharted series, namely Uncharted 4: Thief’s End and Uncharted: Lost Legacy, this collection is still a joy to play on PC. With cinematic storytelling and large blockbuster action set pieces, this is by far one of the best PlayStation games to be released on PC.

From thick jungles to snow-capped mountains, and exotic islands, the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will let you explore every inch of its stunningly beautiful environments in spectacular detail. This remastered version features enhanced 4K resolution textures, ultra-wide monitor support, and a wide range of graphical adjustments specific for PC, such as anisotropic filtering, high-resolution shadows, reflections and ambient occlusion. The game also fully supports PlayStation and Xbox controllers, and features remappable controls.

1. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by robotic creatures known as “Machines”, Horizon Zero Dawn follows the journey of Aloy, a young hunter, as she attempts to uncover the mysteries of the world and why the Machines have taken it over. Players explore an expansive landscape, engage in battle with Machines using an array of weapons and tools, and solve puzzles.

The game incorporates RPG elements such as crafting, character development, and a skill tree. Players can also customize their character with various outfits, weapons, and modifications. Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the most acclaimed video games of the decade, praised for its open-world exploration, visuals, story, characters, and combat.

Thanks to Sony and Guerilla games, Horizon Zero Dawn has also become available on PC. It is without a doubt one of the most stunning PlayStation games you can play on your computer, and the PC version offers plenty of additional graphical adjustments for improved fidelity. There is also support for ultra-wide monitors, as well as NVIDIA DLSS upscaling technology.

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