It's fair to say that one of the biggest selling points of the PS4 is its impressive library of high-quality, exclusive AAA content.
Though there's been an overall decline in fully exclusive titles in recent years - especially with the Xbox One's Play Anywhere initiative - Sony is still committed to delivering tentpole releases you can't play anywhere else.
While 2018 hasn't been quite as stacked with PS4-exclusive games as last year - so far at least - the six AAA exclusives released for the console have nevertheless been (mostly) terrific endorsements for the consistency of the platform's exclusives lineup.
There have been some undeniable stumbles, especially with the console's more experimental releases this year, but in terms of more conventional efforts, every single game delivered a riveting experience well worth your time.
Separating the wheat from the chaff is easy enough, but picking the very best PS4 exclusive released this year? Not so much, and that's a damn good thing.
Fingers crossed that the likes of Yakuza Kiwami 2, Spider-Man and Dreams will ensure the second half of 2018 is just as satisfying...
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