Early console games were rudimentary and trail their PC counterpart at a distance. The progress made by developers as well as the superior quality of the latest consoles has turned the tables in their favor. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles have significant processing power and the latest games run smoothly on these gadgets. Critical Reviews wasn’t late to the party and already has plenty of articles about the best console games.
What can you find in this Console Games section?
If you take the time to browse our expert console games reviews you will find out that all genres are covered. Everything except real-time strategy games can be found here, including first and third person shooters, MOBAs and fighting games. The latter and sports simulators are actually more exciting when played on consoles, due to their game mechanics. EA Sports UFC 2, PES 2016, WWE 2K14 and Super Smash Bros are just a couple of worthy examples.
Video game developers were quick to realize that racing fans prefer to play these games on consoles. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One provide an unmatched experience for fans of the genre and some great games are playable exclusively on these devices. Our critical reviews for Need for Speed 2015, the Crew as well as Grand Theft Auto V will convince you about the upsides of playing these games on consoles.
Our editors are not one trick ponies and all of them are playing games on PCs and mobile devices as well. This makes it easy for them to determine which platform is more suitable for each game. Developers now produce cross-platform games and our articles can point you into the right direction. Avid gamers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that our authors recommend similar games based on genre and preference
What characterizes a good Console Game?
Console games are not any different from their PC counterparts and use the same recipe for success. An attractive gameplay, with game mechanics that are easy to pick up and difficult to master works like a charm. Those who play games on a console for the first time might find the controls cumbersome, so a tutorial helps. A compelling narrative and characters that are easy to relate to greatly enhance the quality of any console game.
Even the best single player games will eventually get boring and lose their lasting appeal. That’s why quality console games usually have a multiplayer and even a cooperative mode. They provide players with the opportunity of testing their skills against their peers and unlock new missions and special levels.
Until recently, console games were not regarded as a suitable option for eSports. Games such as StarCraft 2Legacy of the Void, Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft Legion are available exclusively on mobile devices. However, first-person shooters such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Counter Strike Global Offensive work smoothly on consoles. Both first-person shooters are immensely popular in the eSports arena and more similar games are expected to be added.