5Hollow Knight

Presenting you with a vast world and little direction, Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania for you to truly get lost in. It’s easily one of the best on PS4.

There’s little in the way of story; Hollow Knight is more about atmosphere than narrative. Like Dark Souls or Bloodborne, you’ll encounter few friendly characters on your adventure, but it just makes those meetings more meaningful. Enemies, however, are plentiful.

Initially, Hollow Knight‘s combat may seem rather basic. As you collect Charms and equip them in your limited selection of available slots, however, you’ll discover a great deal of depth. Before you know it, you’ll be customising your equipped Charms frequently to more effectively deal with pesky bosses and arduous enemies.

If you like your Metroidvania experiences to hold your hand a little, you might lose interest in Hollow Knight after a while. If you like being given the freedom to explore, however, you’ll be absolutely enthralled by it.

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