Last seen wondering the mobile space in the mid 2000's, Crash Bandicoot had been missing in action from a console for over 15 years. Finally, at the Playstation Experience in 2016, there was a new announcement! A complete graphical overhaul of the first three Playstation 1 Crash games with all the gameplay intact though with some changes and improvements to bring it to modern standards. The biggest problem this time around is there's no Pizza Hut commercials where a man in a costume walks around with a megaphone.
Known as Hot Shots Golf in America until this release, Everybody's Golf is a cartoony take on a country club classic. The game features deep customization for character creation, online play, and the free roaming around the courses. The game features 5 courses to golf to your heart's content with two DLC courses available for purchase. It's an easily accessible game and a good time for anyone involved.
Often described as Koei Tecmo's take on FromSoftware's Souls series, Nioh is an open world action RPG; a semi-historically accurate on the tale of William Adams, the English navigator who would become one of the first ever non-Japanese samurai. Nioh is about Adams traveling to Japan and meeting many of the famous figures of the Sengoku period and encountering and defeating human and yokai foes alike.
While the game is similar to the Souls series, it forges its own path in terms of combat with stance changes depending on what weapon you're holding. It's an interesting game in its own right and contains a wide range of armor, weapons, and powers to collect and use as you see fit.
After the weird action departure of the fifth and sixth games in the series, Resident Evil 7 returns the franchise to form with a new first-person perspective. This time around, you're not a police officer or a government agent, but a reporter looking for his wife who went missing and sent him a tape asking to come find her. He obliges and is quickly thrown into the world of a deranged, killer family hiding away in a mansion. RE7 brings back the classic gameplay of inventory management, creeping horror, puzzle solving, and mystery but shifts into the first person perspective. And as a cherry on top, you can play the entire thing in VR.
Described as a "rhythm violence" game, where you control a space beetle speeding along track, Thumper is like a Lovecraftian music nightmare set on a futuristic rollercoaster. The rhythm gameplay comes in when you hit lit parts of the track, jump over spikes, grinding along walls, and defeat enemies to the beat of the intense music. It's a hard game to describe in a written medium and is something that needs to be seen to understood. It's like Space Mountain from hell.