The PlayStation 4 has its share of great titles, both that are exclusive and available to other platforms. It also has a couple of great mecha games that any fans of the genre will definitely appreciate. So we picked up 5 games from the PS4 that you should try if you are into mecha or super robots. Our list are composed of games that lets you give an experience or the cool factor of piloting or controlling mechs and dish out destruction to your enemies, and here is our list:
Gundam Breaker 3 Break Edition
Heavily inspired in the Gundam Model Kit craze, Gundam Breaker 3 allows you to pilot any from the hundreds of mobile suits from the Gundam franchise. Featuring a fast paced combat and a hack n’ slash combat mechanics that reminds more of the Dynasty Warriors series. The best highlight for the game is the endless customization for your mobile suit, from changing the limbs up to adding custom accessories to make your mech unique from the rest, and you can also some major paintjob change the same way like how hobbyist do when customizing their Gunpla. We’d recommend this over the New Gundam Breaker as the performance of the newer title was really bad with the poorly optimized graphical upgrade and the new gameplay mechanics was poorly designed, we prefer the usual hack n’ slash grinding over the experimental MOBA-like approach.
If you are getting a copy of Gundam Breaker 3, be sure to get the Break Edition as it includes all the DLCs featuring additional levels and mobile suits to add more options to your customization.
The first Titanfall game was an Xbox One exclusive, the second game finally become available for the PlayStation 4. Though Titanfall games switch you around from controlling your pilot on foot or with a giant Titan, we still put this on our list as piloting a Titan is a major feature in the game. What makes the game great is the multiplayer, as you can get to pick different types of Titans based on their playing style. It also has different game modes that gives different type of objectives, from the typical Free for All to the classic Capture the Flag up to the unique Attrition mode. Not to mention the single player offers a good storyline and a fun introduction before you hop in to the more intense matches in multiplayer.
Cyber Troopers A Certain Magical Virtual-On
A Certain Magical Virtual-On is a collaboration between Sega and light novel publisher Dengeki Bunko that features the Virtuaroids from Virtual-On and A Certain Magical Index characters as the pilots. The hyper fast combat that made Virtual-On popular returns and there are 13 characters to choose from in which each of the characters have their trademark special attacks unique from the Index series. Old school players who experienced the first Virtual-On will definitely love this and even to those who are into fast paced mech battles.
Sadly the game is only available in Japanese so you might need to check for some translated guides to help you with the game and a downloadable demo is available for you to try it first.
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner MARS
A remaster of one of Hideo Kojima’s masterpieces outside of Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders is a PS2 classic that everyone who is a mecha fan should try with updated visuals on the PS4. The 2nd Runner puts you in the helm of an Orbital Frame named Jehuty as you progress in the story by completing a series of stages where you must eliminate waves of enemies before an end level boss encounter. The large waves of enemies that you need to dispatch along with the ultra-fast combat are the selling points for this game. Despite being a classic title, it still never bores you out with its intense action and a rare sight of Hideo Kojima’s team focusing on a mech game.
The PS4 release of The 2nd Runner lets you use the PlayStation VR for a more immerse experience. You can also utilize the 4K resolution support of the game if you have the PlayStation 4 Pro.
RIGS Mechanized Combat League
If you are looking for a mech title designed for VR gaming, then RIGS would be a top choice. The game puts you into the seat of Rigs; giant mechs that are used to compete in a professional sports of the future. You can choose from four different classes that have unique characteristics and you can customize the weapons loadout that you need for combat. The fun part in Rigs is the combat where you compete in a sports-like event either in single player or multiplayer.