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Best PS4 Games #44 – The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth

Developer: Nicalis

Synopsis: The spirit of Roguelike is strong right now, especially with Nicalis’ efforts making its way to consoles. The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth improved upon the original’s odd sensibilities in a number of profound ways, highlighted by the changes to the story. This pixel-art dungeon crawler features scrolling rooms, a ton more powerups, items, secrets and boss battles to expand upon the difficult, but rewarding gameplay. Daily challenges bring a new infinite replayability and lets players compete with the world at large.

Why it’s one of the 50 best PS4 games: There’s something about the stylized movement and combat that comes from the roguelike-like genre that pushes players out of their comfort zone in a great way. You have to be very calculated in your approach to clearing out rooms, just as much as you have to enforce the checks and balances of the upgrades available to your player. Afterbirth dives deeper into the complexity of the gameplay options players have while offering dozens of new items, trinkets, characters, secrets and endings. Why try to fix what isn’t broken?

Next: #43 - The Witness