Hoo boy! I think it’s safe to say PlayStation.Blog readers were impressed by Insomniac’s new spin on Marvel’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The sprawling new open-world adventure swung away with a vast (vast) majority of reader votes, handily securing the number one spot in the Players’ Choice poll for September. Runners up included Shadow of the Tomb Raider, FIFA 19, and Destiny 2: Forsaken.
As an extra bonus, since it’s been three months since we last gathered a selection of Editor’s Choice picks from around PlayStation HQ, we’ve got a fresh new batch below. Editor’s Choice selections are hand-picked by editors of PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store, and we can heartily recommend that you add any or all of them to your collection. Enjoy!
Motion Twin’s action-platformer weaves an addictive web that will quickly entangle you. Buttery smooth controls, crunchy combat, and bountiful secrets make Dead Cells one of 2018’s best games, period. But take caution: This game will haunt your dreams.
If you told me one of my favorite games this year would involve playing a quippy racoon controlling an ever-growing hole in the ground, I wouldn’t believe you. Donut County hits all the right buttons with eye-catching graphics, therapeutically fun gameplay and an unforgettable soundtrack.
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Destiny 2: Forsaken shoots for the stars… and just nails it. Introducing an addictive new PvEvP mode alongside a gripping story of vengeance, Forsaken is a treat for dedicated fans and lapsed players alike. Just wait until you see the Dreaming City! This is Bungie at their best.
Hollow Knight Voidheart Edition
Hollow Knight walks a thin line. Simultaneously gorgeous and grotesque, it rewards exploration of its vast world but punishes those who don’t tread carefully, starring an adorable little insect who will not hesitate to MESS YOU UP. This one’s special, and a definite must-play.
Everything about this game just brings a smile to my face. From exhilarating open-world web swinging to fast and fluid combat to an authentic story blending humor and humanity, Insomniac Games’ latest creation is easily the best Spider-Man game — and perhaps the best Super Hero game — of all time.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara Croft’s latest adventure doubles down on the engaging environments, intense combat and thrilling puzzles of previous entries, while layering on an intriguing new exploration into our heroine’s moral psyche. Her final transformation into the titular Tomb Raider is a compelling adventure.
A survival-horror shooter mashup of Bioshock, Dead Space, and Dark Souls, The Persistence ups the ante with an outstanding VR interface, impressive procedural level design, and an arsenal of deadly experimental weapons. Highly polished, endlessly replayable, and scary as hell.