CS:GO (Counter Strike), because of all the dozens of FPS games currently out there, none come anywhere close to offering the same level of challenging play, fantastic and helpful (if a little big-headed) community, endless replayability, and ridiculously high skill ceiling.
Most games will give somewhere between 10 and 100 hours of gameplay depending on side quests, challenges, trophies etc alongside the main story or purpose. To date I’ve put 3,000+ hours into CS:GO alone, not including playtime from any of the earlier iterations.
Project Reality, which although it can be a little fiddly to get set up properly, and with several choices to make depending on which base game you plan on modding (or instead choosing the stand-alone variant), but once that’s all done and dusted, I don’t think there’s another game out there that provides the same level of reality-simulating gameplay. Definitely not a title for casual play, however if you enjoyed the ARMA or Battlefield games but always wished there was an ultra-hardcore mode available, then PR will probably scratch that itch quite nicely. It’d be exhausting if I were to list all the various reasons and features that make it a great game, so if your interest has been piqued at all I suggest simply heading to their site and then browsing the wiki material while it’s downloading.
A couple quick examples – you don’t get a HUD to tell you your health or ammo count etc, because you don’t get that in real life. Also, you have to be careful when using comms with your squad because enemy soldiers will also pick up what you say if they happen to be nearby. There’s much more in this vein, just tons of tweaks all made with the intent to make it more difficult, more realistic, and as much like a simulation as possible.
Tl;dr, here’s my 2¢ about which games I think are relevant to the community, and the reasons why for each. You’ll have to read it to find out though lol sorry no tl;dr
Ok. For $350-ish and you want a current generation console I would get an XBOX One S. The PlayStation only exclusives aren’t worth getting a PS4 for in my opinion and if you like Battlefield and other cross platform games then the XBOX One S will be more than perfect for that. Plus with the XBOX One S you get a true 4K Blu Ray player with it so hello bonus.
Other things such as the interface/UI and controller controls layout are personal preference and can sometimes be a hot topic. I’m lucky enough to own both platforms (One, One S and a PS4 Pro) and I end up spending 90% of my time on the XBOX One if that tells you anything. Now if you said you liked RPGs/jRPGs and or adventure games like Horizon then that’s a completely different story because the PS4 has the edge there but that’s it.
Any Windows 7/10 compatible USB keyboard and mouse should work just fine with PS4 and will be something Microsoft is looking to implement for the XBOX One soon.
Still vote XBOX One S. Something I forgot to mention. MS has a program called Backwards Compatibility where they FOR FREE (unlike Sony) have some (note: a bunch) previous generation (original XBOX and XBOX 360) games backwards compatible with the One. So pop in the original disc and you can download it and you’re ready to go. In most cases the games end up running smoother and a bit better on the One. Plus these older games are pretty cheap too if you need to buy a copy.
Do you mean saving it to the hard drive? It is an automated process. I’ll record a video with my phone as an example if that helps you?
You pop in the disc, and if the console is connected to the internet it asks if you want to download whatever update (which you can decline) then it will begin to install/download to your hard drive. Once you reach a certain percentage you can begin playing. So once the game installs completely you just pop in the disc and the game loads going forward from that point.
If you’re offline you can just download the game to the hard drive. Keep in mind that some games like Destiny and some EA/Ubisoft games require an internet connection whether you are on an XBOX or PlayStation.
Do you believe everything you read on the internet? <-- That sounds like something you’d say to other people. Hah!
I will be happy to debunk most of those 1 star reviews if you would like? BTW, you can do a review without actually buying the product on Amazon so honestly, take these with a grain of salt. Most of those very low reviews are not from verified purchasers and are likely Sony fans.