Gaming PS5 vs Xbox Series S|X

Have you pre-ordered one of the next gen consoles?


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altodevil

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Have you played them? They've both (Uncharted 2 and The Last of Us) received more awards and higher score from the critics and users alike. I wouldn't compare them as (a) they're different genres and (b) I haven't played Halo 3, but to say they don't come close is probably stretching it a bit.
I own both. The Last of Us I enjoyed a great deal, satisfying mechanics and a great story. Uncharted less so, didn't even realise it was so highly reviewed until I checked there.

Halo 3 was just epic in every sense though, it was the best multiplayer experience of all time. Perhaps TLOU is as good in it's own genre, but P4P it does not compare to Halo 3 for replayability.

The multiplayer is perhaps a bit dated now (although I still enjoy it a great deal for nostalgia), but I would recommend picking up the Master Chief Collection in order to play the Halo 3 campaign. You won't find a better challenge and story to play co-operatively.
 

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What were the amazing exclusives on PS4?
PS4/Xbox One console exclusive games with metacritic of 87 or over - obviously not the best indicator and there will be some great exclusives with a lower score and some not so good that made it in, but gives you a general idea. Chose 87 to try and ensure as many Xbox games get mentioned too of a wide variety of genres as there's only three games that are rated 90+ covering two genres:

PS4
Persona 5 (93)/Persona 5 Royal (95)
The Last of Us Remastered (95)
God of War (94)
The Last of Us Part II (93)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (93)
Bloodborne (92)
Shadow of the Colossus (91)
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (90)
Dreams (89)
Horizon Zero Dawn (89)
Nioh (88)
Nex Machina: Death Machine (88)
Final Fantasy VII: Remake (87) - obviously coming to other consoles eventually
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (87)
Marvel's Spider-Man (87)

Xbox One
Forza Horizon 4 (92)
Forza Horizon 3 (91)
Forza Motorsport 6 (87)
 
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I own both. The Last of Us I enjoyed a great deal, satisfying mechanics and a great story. Uncharted less so, didn't even realise it was so highly reviewed until I checked there.

Halo 3 was just epic in every sense though, it was the best multiplayer experience of all time. Perhaps TLOU is as good in it's own genre, but P4P it does not compare to Halo 3 for replayability.

The multiplayer is perhaps a bit dated now (although I still enjoy it a great deal for nostalgia), but I would recommend picking up the Master Chief Collection in order to play the Halo 3 campaign. You won't find a better challenge and story to play co-operatively.
You obviously never played Mario Kart: Double Dash
 

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From the favourite game thread. Double Dash was peak Mario Kart, even better than 64. It's right up there to be sure.
Was a great game!
 

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Might pick up an Xbox One and get Forza 3,4 and 6. Such a great variety of games.
 

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PS4/Xbox One console exclusive games with metacritic of 87 or over - obviously not the best indicator and there will be some great exclusives with a lower score and some not so good that made it in, but gives you a general idea. Chose 87 to try and ensure as many Xbox games get mentioned too of a wide variety of genres as there's only three games that are rated 90+ covering two genres:

PS4
Persona 5 (93)/Persona 5 Royal (95)
The Last of Us Remastered (95)
God of War (94)
The Last of Us Part II (93)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (93)
Bloodborne (92)
Shadow of the Colossus (91)
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (90)
Dreams (89)
Horizon Zero Dawn (89)
Nioh (88)
Nex Machina: Death Machine (88)
Final Fantasy VII: Remake (87) - obviously coming to other consoles eventually
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (87)
Marvel's Spider-Man (87)

Xbox One
Forza Horizon 4 (92)
Forza Horizon 3 (91)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (90)
Forza Motorsport 6 (87)
Guessing you chose 90 at first, but wanted to pad the list out? :wenger:
Some of those blatantly don't count, some are stretching the word 'amazing'.

For what it's worth, I don't think Forza is particularly amazing either. At least they tried to bring a decent community side to it though, I guess.

Being sensible for a sec, there's obviously some good games there. Hardly the be all and end all of gaming when looking at the big picture though.
 

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Guessing you chose 90 at first, but wanted to pad the list out? :wenger:
Some of those blatantly don't count, some are stretching the word 'amazing'.

For what it's worth, I don't think Forza is particularly amazing either. At least they tried to bring a decent community side to it though, I guess.

Being sensible for a sec, there's obviously some good games there. Hardly the be all and end all of gaming when looking at the big picture though.
Chose 90 originally. Lowered it when I saw there were three games for Xbox. Thought 87 would expand it considerably (and add HZD to PS4, which probably comes under a critically acclaimed exclusive despite me never playing it), making both lists a bit more even but ended up having the adverse effect.

Never knew SFV wasn't on Xbox.
 

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Chose 90 originally. Lowered it when I saw there were three games for Xbox. Thought 87 would expand it considerably (and add HZD to PS4, which probably comes under a critically acclaimed exclusive despite me never playing it), making both lists a bit more even but ended up having the adverse effect.

Never knew SFV wasn't on Xbox.
To be fair, Horizon is the main one I'd want to play. Unfortunatly Elvis shot you guys in the foot trying to be a smart arse, so it's declassified as an exclusive. I'd give God of War a blast too.
 

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To be fair, Horizon is the main one I'd want to play. Unfortunatly Elvis shot you guys in the foot trying to be a smart arse, so it's declassified as an exclusive. I'd give God of War a blast too.
You can buy my pro when I get the PS5. Honestly HZD and God of War were brilliant games. It’s between those two and Breath of the Wild for my favourite game this gen.
 

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PS4/Xbox One console exclusive games with metacritic of 87 or over - obviously not the best indicator and there will be some great exclusives with a lower score and some not so good that made it in, but gives you a general idea. Chose 87 to try and ensure as many Xbox games get mentioned too of a wide variety of genres as there's only three games that are rated 90+ covering two genres:
Does show the limitations of metacritic when some of the best exclusives are nowhere to be seen (Sea of Thieves, Sunset Overdrive, State of Decay)

You missed one at least (Ori & Blind Forest 88). Why 87 by the way? Appreciate we have to pick somewhere but quite a few close to that (86: Horizon 2, Motorsport 7, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, Titanfall. 85: Halo CC. 84 - Halo 5, Gears 4, Rare Replay). Flight Sim will be added to the list at some point (92). I am sure Sony's list would only get bigger too if we reduced the number - I don't think anybody really believes X One's exclusive output was better than PS4. Nor that the first party output was poor on Xbox One.

What's interesting is what happens to your list just by adding the Bethesda games from last gen, especially as Phil has basically confirmed what we thought (that they are unlikely to be released on PS5)

Wolfenstein 2 - 88
Fallout 4 - 88
Dishonoured - 88
Dishonoured 2 - 88
Doom Eternal - 88
Doom - 87

With some supporting B acts (Prey - 84; Dishonoured OOO - 84; Evil Within - 82; Wolfenstein 2 - New Order 81). And a few from other acquisitions too (Hellblade - 88, Pillars of Eternity - 87, South Park SOT - 85, DMC - 86)

Clearly the Xbox One output doesn't reflect what we'll see on XSX. (I know you were just responding to Veeva)
 

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Might pick up an Xbox One and get Forza 3,4 and 6. Such a great variety of games.
Well they are two different series listed there ;)

And, with respect, the Forza Horizon series is the sort of series that some people do just own a console for. It's fecking class, and has so much content and replay value (as well as great multiplayer)
 

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I do know that Game Pass was exclusive to Xbox, and that's been worth more than all the PS4 exclusives to me in the past 2 years (even though I have a PS4)
 

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That's on Switch.
I was going to ask that but for the purposes of this did it really matter, since it's not on PS? (which I assumed Damo agreed with as he listed Will of the Wisps which I believe is on Switch too?)

Damo will probably remove WOTW from his list now :lol:
 

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If it is purely Xbox vs ps In terms of games it should be what you can play on one and not the other. So the likes of Ori and Horizon should count

Please continue
 

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I was going to ask that but for the purposes of this did it really matter, since it's not on PS? (which I assumed Damo agreed with as he listed Will of the Wisps which I believe is on Switch too?)

Damo will probably remove WOTW from his list now :lol:
I genuinely didn't know WOTW was on the Switch. Turns out it was added a month ago so I'll remove that.
 

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I was going to ask that but for the purposes of this did it really matter, since it's not on PS? (which I assumed Damo agreed with as he listed Will of the Wisps which I believe is on Switch too?)

Damo will probably remove WOTW from his list now :lol:
Ah, I didn't know WOTW was on Switch as well. Yeah that might get removed now :lol:

Edit: Damo :lol:
 

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I genuinely didn't know WOTW was on the Switch. Turns out it was added a month ago so I'll remove that.
There we go....

:lol:

Great game by the way, you should get it for your Switch
 

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Sea of Thieves got a lot of downvotes by the whining Xbox players and the "captains" (read: insane trash at games losers who have to use alliance servers to level up) who hate pvp. It's ongoing to this day their pathetic whining.

It's one of the best exclusives of the generation, and easily my favourite on the Bone.
 

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PS4
Persona 5 (93)/Persona 5 Royal (95)
The Last of Us Remastered (95)
God of War (94)
The Last of Us Part II (93)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (93)
Bloodborne (92)
Shadow of the Colossus (91)
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (90)
Dreams (89)
Horizon Zero Dawn (89)
Nioh (88)
Nex Machina: Death Machine (88)
Final Fantasy VII: Remake (87) - obviously coming to other consoles eventually
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (87)
Marvel's Spider-Man (87)
@esmufc07 which of these have you played (completed / played a significant chunk of)?
 

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@esmufc07 which of these have you played (completed / played a significant chunk of)?
Persona 5 (93)/Persona 5 Royal (95)
The Last of Us Remastered (95)
God of War (94)

The Last of Us Part II (93)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (93)
Bloodborne (92)
Shadow of the Colossus (91)
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (90)
Dreams (89)
Horizon Zero Dawn (89)
Nioh (88)
Nex Machina: Death Machine (88)
Final Fantasy VII: Remake (87) - obviously coming to other consoles eventually
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (87)
Marvel's Spider-Man (87)