Both Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh have been added to the lineup of PlayStation Hits titles, along with God of War 3 Remastered, and are now up for sale at a discounted price reserved for such games, which applies to both physical and digital copies in the PSN store.
There was no doubt that Horizon Zero Dawn would eventually get the PlayStation Hits treatment. It was released to absolutely stellar critical reception from both players and reviewers alike, and among most review websites, it holds about an average score of 90%, something that is no small feat in today's video game market which is completely saturated in every genre.
Nioh too is also an outstanding game, garnering similar praise and high reviewer scores on most sites.
Of course, PlayStation Hits games should not be confused with other compilation editions such as Game Of The Year re-releases, or “Complete” editions. DLC not included in the base game will likely not be included in the Hits version unless explicitly stated otherwise.
In total, this brings the total catalog of PlayStation Hits games to 37 in the UK and North America. Some other notable titles already in the library of Hits games include: Batman: Arkham Knight, Dying Light: The Followiing, Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, Persona 5, Street Fighter V, The Last of Us Remastered, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. There are plenty more, but you cannot go wrong with any of those masterpieces.
If one were without a PlayStation 4, this would actually be the perfect time to invest in one if you were looking for a rich catalog of games. While it is true that the next generation of consoles is now on the horizon, we are speculating a release date for the holiday season of 2020/2021, meaning that we are still a good 18 months out from any new console release.
As such, the PlayStation 4 is about as cheap as it is going to get, and with its PlayStation Hits catalog, will have an embarrassment of riches to choose from. If later on, you decide to upgrade to the next console (which for now we simply call the PS5), you can rest assured that your purchases will not be in vain, as Sony has committed to making their next console backward compatible with the current.
Either way, these are welcome additions to the list of games considered to be PlayStation Hits.