So you’ve just gotten your hands on a Playstation 4 (PS4) and want to christen your console gaming experience with a bunch of exciting titles. With the number of games on the market, you’re bound to find it difficult to decide which ones to go with. While you could go for some of the relatively more popular racing, RPG, and action titles, consider adding a couple of hunting titles to your shelf. Here are a few best PS4 hunting games you ought to pick up now:
- The Hunter: Call of the Wild
- Far Cry Primal
- Monster Hunter: World
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins
- Hunt: Showdown
- Predator: Hunting Grounds
Best PS4 Hunting Games 2021
1. The Hunter: Call of the Wild
If you are tired of aimlessly firing at your targets in popular games like the Call of Duty (COD) series, Gears of War (GOW), and Unreal Tournament (UT), a niche simulator like this may be perfect for you. Developed by Expansive Worlds with Avalanche Engine technology, you can expect to experience the most realistic and immersive hunting experience possible.
You can expect ultra-realistic animal behavior, exceptionally dynamic acoustics, and much more. While the hunting itself is enjoyable, many players enjoy the exquisite digital recreations of nature – the open terrain, lush valleys, dense forests, farm fields, and of course, the sound effects.
As you probably know at this point, games are particularly fun when played with other people. The Hunter: Call of the wild allows you to join up to eight friends in cooperative and competitive modes. If you are looking to channel your ‘inner hunter,’ The Hunter: Call of the Wild is a title you ought to add to your shelf.
2. Far Cry Primal
Anyone who isn’t living under a rock has heard of Ubisoft’s Far Cry series. Unlike your typical Far Cry shooter, this one is based in 10,000 BC towards the end of the Upper Paleolithic and the beginning of the Mesolithic period in Europe. As you may have expected, this game has prehistoric wildlife, including woolly mammoths, cave lions, cave bears, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, etc.
If you are a fan of the open world, Far Cry Primal is probably exactly what you are looking for. However, the story and gameplay are relatively straightforward when compared to the other Far Cry installments. In this game, you play as a stone-age hunter called Takkar, with a goal to lead your people – the Wenja tribe. Aside from the prehistoric setting, the primary difference between this one and the other Far Cry games is the emphasis on mastering Melee weaponry.
Far Cry Primal is a refreshing change of pace for gamers who want to take a break from regular First Person Shooter (FPS) games.
3. Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter: World is another ps4 hunting game that stands out to gamers who have finished just about every shooter, racing, and action-adventure game in recent times. If you find yourself in this category, spice up your PS4 hunting gaming experience with this title.
In a nutshell, you get to go on quests to hunt and destroy monsters in a myriad of habitats. You have a diverse range of weapons in your arsenal to take down increasingly strong monsters and carve your name in the new world in the process.
Developed by Capcom, it is no surprise that the graphics are stunning, with a great amount of detail given to the open world. To quote Monster World, they have a ‘world that breathes life.’ So what are you waiting for? Pick this one up pronto and destroy some monsters.
4. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Yes, Assassin’s Creed. One of those franchises that have dominated the gaming world over the past decade. ‘Origins’ is the tenth installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. Assassin’s Creed: Origins is set in Ancient Egypt with an entirely new environment to navigate as you do your missions.
Assassin’s Creed; Origins boasts a new and improved system of combat, that allows you to fight enemies and loot weapons, that you can use for a variety of purposes – including hunting wildlife.
The Assassin’s Creed series has always stood an inch above its competition because its storylines are set in ancient cultures. And what’s more ancient and exciting than Egypt? Experience the Egyptian culture in all its glory in Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
5. Hunt: Showdown
No game’s listicle is complete without a game from the makers of Crysis. Considering this game was developed by Crytek, you can be sure that you will not be let down by the graphics. This FPS game has two modes of gameplay – Bounty Hunt and Quick Play.
In the Bounty Hunt mode, you play as a bounty hunter who kills mythical monsters for a bounty. You can do this on your own or work with two other plays to find the monster’s location in many maps.
In the Quick Play mode, ten players have to locate and activate energy wellsprings against the clock. If you manage to do it, you get to keep the hunter and the loot. If not, you lose the hunter.
All in all, Hunt: Showdown makes for an excellent mix of Resident Evil 7, PUBG, and Red Dead Redemption 2.
6. Predator: Hunting Grounds
Here is another PS4 latest hunting game for all you Predator fans. There’s a slim chance that you don’t get the chills watching Predator even today….after over three decades. Released in 1987, Predator has become a classic and a popular part of our culture even today. The iconic background score is enough to make you picture yourself in the middle of a jungle without a chance in hell of getting out alive.
The days of pretending you were the predator, ripping peoples’ spines cleanout are over thanks to the release of Predator: Hunting Grounds. You can play as the Predator and the fireteam members. Driven by the Unreal Engine, you can expect the graphics to be on point.
However, the gripe that most players seem to have with this game is that while the missions are enjoyable and you have the choice to play as the predator and the fireteam members, defeating the Predator happens too often…ultimately rendering the experience less than satisfying. That said, this is a game you still ought to pick up and finish if you are a Predator fanatic, like most normal people are.
Wrapping up: The Best PS4 Hunting games on the market right now
There you have it – the best looking and most immersive PS4 hunting games on the market at the moment. These titles should do well to keep you engaged until the next batch of killer PS4 hunting titles come out.