ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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The wait for the Uncharted 4 release date can often be arduous - especially when you consider the fact that we could have been playing the game this year. But we know how Naughty Dog want to uphold their reputation for exceptional games and we're cool with that. But we still have a lot of time to go before we see it receive its release date. What to do in the mean time?

Obviously, we have the Uncharted Collection coming out in October, which I must say I'm surprisedly looking forward to. I can't wait to check out these games running on the PS4! But there are still a lot of games out there that you could be playing in the mean time to get you hyped for Uncharted 4 and even The Last of Us 2. Let's take a look!

Uncharted 4 - why must we wait so long?!
Uncharted 4 - why must we wait so long?!

Games to Play While Waiting for The Uncharted 4 & The Last of Us 2 Release Date!

What makes Naughty Dog so special, is that they really are the only ones pulling off these kind of games in the AAA world of game development. Not many games are as cinematic as The Last of Us or Uncharted, but there are other franchises out there with some similarities. Some of these games don't live up to the level of quality that Uncharted has set, but they're all worth your time!

Tomb Raider (2013)

This one is an obvious choice, Square Enix's reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise is filled with Uncharted-like moments of sheer cinematic spectacle. Lara Croft is thrown around in this game as she jumps off of buildings, flees helicopters, barely crosses collapsing bridges and shoots her way through hundreds of guys! Tom Raider is a ridiculous amount of fun, and for those of you that haven't checked it out yet and own an XBOX One, it'll be free next month with Xbox Gold!

Uncharted 4
Uncharted 4

The Mass Effect Trilogy

If what you love about Naughty Dog is their cinematic storytelling - welcome to heaven! The Mass Effect franchise has one of the greatest plots and some of the finest characters ever written for a video game. Its combat can have certain similarities with Uncharted too. But if you haven't gotten around to trying this yet - you are missing out on the Star Wars of our generation!

Max Payne 3

Rockstar's Max Payne 3 is a seriously enjoyable game. It focuses heavily on its story and setting, while combining that with moments of intense gameplay. The gun-focused action of this title is an insane amount of fun! If you're looking for something to distract you from the wait for Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us 2, this will keep you busy for quite a while!

The Last of Us
The Last of Us

Red Dead Redemption

If you haven't played this game yet, you really shouldn't be searching things on the internet. You need to stop what you're doing and go and buy it. I don't care what other commitments you may currently have - play it now! The story in Red Dead Redemption is the finest of any of Rockstar's games. The combat is satisfying, the characters are excellent and it has train sequences too! The perfect way to kill time while you wait!

The Metal Gear Solid Series

Now, I could just be putting this in because I adore Metal Gear Solid, but it has similarities with The Last of Us! You gotta do a lot of sneaking around in this series and it has a serious focus placed upon its cinematics. Getting into the MGS series may be tough for some at the beginning, but it's worth every second you invest into it! The fan service that Hideo Kojima delivers is unparalleled and my excitement for Tuesday and the release date of [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain](tag:2683985) can barely be contained!

Uncharted 4
Uncharted 4

And now, let me throw in a few games that I think you just need to play. None of these are similar to Uncharted 4 or The Last of Us 2, but all of them are so worth checking out! Catherine, [Batman: Arkham Series](tag:2586475), Dead Space, Bloodborne, Portal, Bioshock, [Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin](tag:2768294), XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dragon Age: Origins and Persona 4! Check them out people, and bathe in the glory of Video Games.


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