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Discover the Creators: Cliff Bleszinski’s Favorite PS4 Games

The renowned designer behind LawBreakers covers VR, horror, and (of course) shooters with his personal picks on PlayStation.

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Discover The Creators is a PlayStation Store curation program in which we’ve asked some of the biggest names in the biz to pick their favorite PS4 games in order to help your find your next game to play.

From VR experiences that literally give you wings (or a cowl to don) to bold franchise renovations that aren’t afraid to get dark and dirty, this list of titles taps into different areas of adventure, intrigue, and familiarity. Movies are great, but games are interactive — and that’s the powerful distinction of the list below. Each of these puts us in fantastic and surreal situation where we must make choices that both tell us who we really are and potentially who we want to be.



Batman Arkham VR

Batman: Arkham VR
Half of virtual reality is the gameplay, but for VR the overall “experience” is often what sells it. In the Arkham games I thought I felt like Batman, but it wasn’t until I fired up my PS VR and looked in the mirror and saw Batman looking back at me. Perfect length, gorgeous to look at, and VR controls done right.

Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4
Ubisoft knows their “formula” — explore the world, find a tower, control area, repeat — but they’ve honed it to such a fantastic state in this title. The co-op alone is worth the price of admission, flying a gyrocopter while my wife fires grenades down below on fleeing livestock was comedy gold.

BioShock The Collection

BioShock: The Collection
No one knows how to merge first-person shooting, narrative, and RPG elements quite like Ken Levine. The BioShock series is a masterclass in this, topical without being overly political, haunting, and beautiful all at the same time.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn
The game took years, and it shows. It oozes quality from every blade of grass to every robot that you hunt — or hunts you. Even if the gameplay wasn’t stellar (it is), the atmosphere and setup of the world itself — a pseudo-viking world of humans hunting robotic animals — is second to none.

Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7 is a massive shift back to what makes the series great, in an amazing Southern Gothic setting. Perfect blend of hunt or be hunted gameplay, fearful moments coupled with empowering ones, and claustrophobic environments in which you can almost smell the mold and mildew.

Talos Principle

The Talos Principle
Who’d have thought the folks at Croteam, known for their bombastic Serious Sam series would be able to craft such a compelling first-person puzzler? A perfect difficulty ramp through and through that oozes mystery.

Eagle Flight

Eagle Flight
I’ve had the dream of flying like an eagle ever since the age of six, and the first time I tried this game I was moved to tears. Sometimes the best solutions to game controls is to go with the most simple; the team that cracked this formula has gained mountains of respect from me. Look in a direction and fly in that direction, tilt your head to turn, and explore post-apocalyptic Paris at your leisure before hopping into multiplayer.


Head over to PlayStation Store now to browse Cliff’s list as well as picks curated by Shuhei Yoshida, Yoko Taro, the team behind Final Fantasy XV, and more:

Discover the Creators at PlayStation Store

Cliff Bleszinski // Creator of LawBreakers & Gears of War
Tim Schafer // Creative Director, Double Fine Productions
Yoko Taro // Director, NieR: Automata
Hermen Hulst // Co-founder & Managing Director of Guerrilla Games
Shuhei Yoshida // President, PlayStation Worldwide Studios
Siobhan Reddy // Co-founder & Studio Director of Media Molecule
Sid Shuman // PlayStation Social Media Director
Supergiant Games // Creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre
Tom Happ // Sole Developer of Axiom Verge
Teddy Lee // Designer of Rogue Legacy
Drinkbox Studios // Makers of Severed and Guacamelee!
kokoromi collective // Creators of SuperHyperCube
CAPY // Developers of Super Time Force Ultra & collaborators on #Sworcery
Double Eleven // Makers of Goat Simulator and Prison Architect on console
Mark Essen // Creative Director of Nidhogg
Playdead Developer Team // Creators of Limbo and Inside
Koshi Nakanishi // Director of Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Yoshinori Ono // Executive Producer of the Street Fighter series
Psyonix // Creators of Rocket League
Business Division 2 // Makers of Final Fantasy XV

Add Your Own

Silver_shion said:

September 27th, 10:30 am

I love my playstation consoles. But if there’s one xbox game I’m jealous of is Gears of War

akab211 said:

September 27th, 11:52 am

For me bioshock is a series I will forever remember and treasure the expiriences I got with it.

Seluhir said:

September 27th, 1:20 pm

This list makes it pretty clear why, as much as I respect Cliffy as a creator, I so rarely agree with his opinions.

Aside from Horizon, none of these are games that interest me at all. But Horizon… man Horizon is a masterpiece. Can’t argue with that.

SalMoriarty said:

September 27th, 1:43 pm

Now if only CliffyB could give us a new Jazz Jackrabbit.

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    September 27th, 10:05 pm

    after mediocre successes from gears he thought he was a rockstar. i doubt he will come back to us any day soon.

anszbd1 said:

September 28th, 4:51 am

I hope cliffyb make another single player shooter for ps4, make it like senua sacrifice, indie but with AAA quality.

RNBaran said:

September 28th, 5:29 am

I would really really love to see a new unreal tournament game in current gen. Spent a long time playing unreal tournament 3 on ps3 and loved the characters and weapons and vehicles and we must have more

cusman said:

September 28th, 7:39 am

Cliff Bleszinski clearly has wide range with good taste. I have played most of these and agree with his statements, the rest I will need to try out for myself.

supermoc10 said:

September 28th, 2:16 pm

Is this the first time “Gears of War” gets mentioned on the PS Blog?

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