More than 5 years later, Team Ico's swansong title The Last Guardian remains a strong reminder of how games can be works of art.
First impressions aren't everything - here are 15 games that changed our minds.
Five years later, the PS4 has accumulated an impressive range of titles. Here are the top 30 to play.
Whether happy or sad, these endings gave us the maximum amount of closure.
"We partnered with Kowloon Nights because they met my strict conditions surrounding creative freedom."
"In the past, it would take a week or two for an idea in my head to be realized in the game."
"We’re ultimately aiming for something on the scale of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian.”
It looks like the feature is mostly a success.
These games went through hell and back to reach the finish line. It was (mostly) worth it.
Now what could this be?
Please let one of those games be a Bloodborne sequel.
"I think I'm creating something very different."
But like Shadow of the Colossus was open world.
When will it be out?
Now's your chance to pick it up.
Dead Rising 4 gets the worst score.
But admits there are some obstacles along the way.
Slight improvements to performance and camera also being reported.
The console war grew more heated in 2016, as Sony and Microsoft took the fight to new frontiers.
A disappointing start for the long-awaited exclusive.