inFAMOUS Second Son helped usher in the PlayStation 4 and did so with style. The game grabs you from the word go with the incredibly well-acted and well-produced story sequences and doesn’t back down, letting you and your superpowers run free around a beautifully realized Seattle. Like any game released early in a system’s life Second Son has its flaws, but the hits more than make up for the misses and you’ll be having too much fun following Delsin’s story to worry about much else.
Shovel Knight is a rock-solid game that wears its heart on its sleeve. The game features some of the finest elements of the platforming genre, as well as a beautiful retro aesthetic. Yacht Club Games did a phenomenal job of creating a game that would feel right at home on the NES.