Sony’s PlayStation 5 is finally here. While there are some superb games to enjoy at launch already. There is a fantastic selection of upcoming PS5 games already confirmed for release this year. The PS5 has launched with its selection of PS5 launch games and some free PS5 upgrades for PS4 titles too. It’s time to start looking at the exciting titles yet to come.
Whatever your hopes for upcoming PS5 games, you’re sure to find something on this list to get hyped about. In addition It come up with stunning sequels, innovative survival horror, and inspiring indie games on the way. We’ve made sure to bring you the latest updates on all of them. So here they are, all the upcoming PS5 games.
Best PS5 games
The direct sequel to Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village picks up with that game’s protagonist, Ethan. Whose pleasant new life is interrupted by the return of Resi mainstay Chris Redfield. Ethan soon finds himself in a once-peaceful snowy village that’s now infested with supernatural horrors.
Like Resident Evil 7, expect more high-fidelity first-person scares. This time with witches, werewolves and other imagery we’re not used to seeing in Capcom’s long-running survival horror series
Set in a new location, the sequel to one of the PS4’s highest-selling exclusives. It is strangely, coming to both the PS5 and Sony’s older console. In this instalment, Aloy ventures to what was once America, exploring forests, lost cities and mountains in a storm-ravaged land. Another extinction-level event is coming to ravage the machine-infested world – Aloy’s going to try and stop it.
Expect more gorgeous open world exploration and exciting combat from Horizon: Forbidden West. As well as encountering old characters and new factions that are at war. New enemy types will be prowling the land, and you’ll upgrade Aloy’s armory to stop them. Even if it’s coming to PS4 as well, expect this to be a nice showcase for the PS5’s power.
Want a PS5 game that’s specifically designed to show off the power of the PS5’s super-fast SSD. Then looks set to continue Sony’s track record of delivering excellent exclusives? Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart could tick both those boxes.
Jump through rifts into completely brand new worlds, with instant-loading and an astonishing amount of onscreen visual detail to boot. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart takes one step closer to matching the CGI quality of a Pixar film. We’re crossing our fingers that it will live up to the series’ sterling reputation in PS5 games.
4. Far Cry 6
It’s unclear if the latest entry in Ubisoft’s massively in PS5 games. Popular Far Cry series will release in 2021 – originally set for February. It was bumped back due to the pandemic, which makes sense for a game of this scale. We’d be surprised if it didn’t land later in the year. Set on a fictional island in the Caribbean, you’re once again toppling a dictator. This time president Antón Castillo (played by Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito).
In Far Cry 6, you’re playing a freedom fighter trying to put the country back together again. In a story that’s borrowing somewhat from the Cuban Revolution. Still, what Far Cry usually amounts to is some gorgeous but chaotic open world action. As you clear out enemy areas and watch animals and people have random fights in the middle of nowhere. We don’t expect that to change too much.
Sony’s racing sim is set to arrive early 2021, and is tipped to be a graphical showcase for the system. Ray traced reflections will likely make the game’s selection of eye-wateringly expensive cars appear more realistic than ever before, and it’ll be interesting to see where the series goes after the successful GT Sport on PS4.
To have a Gran Turismo game so early in the PS5’s life cycle is also a rare boon, as the game is notorious for its late releases. Still, it’s usually always worth the wait, with purists often praising the game for its convincing depiction of track racing. We honestly just like to drive cars we could never possibly own.
The successor to the Arkham series of Batman games doesn’t star the Caped Crusader at all. Instead, it’s Gotham Knights is a game about the extended Bat Family of characters: the Red Hood, Night wing, Robin and Bat girl, with each having their own fighting styles.
Featuring the Batman villains the Court of Owls, it also features two-player co-op, and looks a little Destinyish, with enemies having levels and numbers flying out of them when your characters perform attacks. We’re not sure about that bit – the Batman games were pretty perfect when it came to combat already – but it sure looks gorgeous.
An interesting premise and another PS5 exclusive, Returnal challenges you to break the cycle of chaos on an ever-changing planet. The procedural-generated world should offer a wealth of replay ability, as you’ll need to brush yourself down and try again should you fail.
A third-person bullet hell shooter starring Game of Thrones’ star Gwendoline Christie, and created by the esteemed developer House marque, this could be a real sleeper hit for PlayStation fans to look forward to in 2021.
Made by Arkane Studios, the brains behind the Dishonored series of games, this PS5 and PC-exclusive game lands on May 21, 2021. It’s about two dueling assassins, stuck in a constant struggle on an island called Black reef. One, Colt, wants to stop the never-ending time loop the island’s been stuck in, and needs to kill eight targets before the day starts again in order to pull this off. The second, meanwhile, an assassin called Julianna, has the opposite goal: kill Colt, and preserve the time loop.
Expect a mix of stealth, action and magic powers, just like we saw in Dishonored. A unique multiplayer mode will let players take on the role of Julianna and kill another player’s Colt while they’re trying to play the campaign – which sounds really cool, though the multiplayer side is entirely optional.
It’s about time that someone made a good non-Lego game out of the Harry Potter universe. Hogwarts Legacy takes the approach of setting the story 100 years before the books, so you’re not simply having adventures in the other characters’ shadow. You’ll get to create a character, pick which house you’re sorted into at Hogwarts and enjoy exploring familiar locations in this world.
It should give fans a real kick – and we’d expect to see it release in late 2021.
10. Hitman 3
Agent 47 returns on January 20, with more contracts to fulfil and more assassinations to accomplish. Typically, you’ll have to take out your targets in a variety of inventive ways, or you can always rely on the good old-fashioned garrotte to get the job done.
Hitman 3 will also be entirely playable in VR on PS4, so you can step into the perfectly polished shoes of the bald-headed hitman for the very first time. You’ll need to own a PSVR headset of course, but the prospect of seeing the game’s locales through the eyes of Agent 47 is certainly exciting.
11. Back 4 Blood
If you’ve been desperately craving a sequel to Life 4 Dead 2, it’s probably time to let that dream go. However, Back 4 Blood might be the next best thing, as it’s shaping up to be a sequel to Valve’s classic zombie survival shooter in everything but name.
Developed by many of the great minds who created the timeless Life 4 Dead series, Back 4 Blood takes the same first-person, co-op survival aspects that resonated well with players, and adds more grotesque zombies to deal along with fun, frenetic combat. The game is set to add PvP multiplayer into the mix too, pitting four human players against each other.
Balan Wonderworld is a single-player 3D platformer that takes place across 12 different tales and features an emphasis on showmanship there are some 80 costumes that players can wear in battle. It’s the debut game from the Square Enix studio Balan Company, co-developed with Japanese studio Arzest. Game director Yuji Naka and art director Naoto Ohshima have worked together before, to great success, on Sonic the Hedgehog and Nights into Dreams. Balan Wonderworld will be released on PC and all major consoles, both last-gen and current, on March 26.
Console gamers who played in the early ’00s will fondly recall the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance games, a pair of Diablo-like action-RPGs set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. Finally, a sequel from Wizards of the Coast and Tuque Games is en route, featuring characters from R. A. Salvatore’s The Legend of Drizzt series of novels, and the cooperative action of past Dark Alliance games. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is coming to consoles and PC, and features both online and local co-op play.
14. Dying Light 2
Techland’s Dying Light 2 refines the original game’s first-person parkour action gameplay with a focus on swiftness and skill. Once again, you play a hardy protagonist who must leap across rooftops, trying to avoid direct engagements with zombies. Useful items, like hooks and paraglider wings, can help. The game’s city-based location is built in such a way that higher elevations are less dangerous than lower floors. Dying Light 2 is coming out in the first half of 2021 for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
15. Elden Ring
For FromSoftware fans, 2020 was especially rough. After the 2019 announcement of Elden Ring — the dark-fantasy role-playing game being developed with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin — developer FromSoftware has been distressingly silent about its next game. Game director Hidetaka Miyazaki calls Elden Ring the studio’s “biggest title yet,” which may explain its painfully long gestation period. Elden Ring was announced for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, but will likely come to new-generation consoles too, at this stage.
We know little about Sony’s sequel to the 2018 God of War reboot (including whether the final title is actually God of War: Ragnarok), but we do know that the PlayStation 5 game will arrive sometime this year. And it’s very likely that Kratos, along with his son Atreus, will be back in the god-killing business, given that Ragnarok foretells the death of gods like Odin, Thor, and, uhhhhh, Loki in Norse mythology. At the very least, we expect Kratos to get a sick new hammer out of his next adventure after he puts ol’ Thor down.
Although Vampire the Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 is one of the most-wishlisted Steam games set to come out in 2021, its development has been fraught. The original 2004 game Bloodlines became a cult classic, and when Hardsuit Labs successfully pitched the sequel to Paradox Interactive, creative director Ka’ai Cluney tapped original Bloodlines writer Brian Mitsoda to return. Mitsoda also brought in Cara Ellison, who had worked on Dishonored 2. In July 2020, both Cluney and Mitsoda were terminated from their positions without explanation; later on, Ellison also left the project. Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021 and is planned to be released on PC, PS4, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
The bottom line
We’ve seen plenty of game play already, though. While there are some superb games to enjoy at launch already, there are even more coming down the pike over the next few months. We’ve gathered the best contenders, right here for you, from confirmed releases to games that we’re certain are in the pipeline, including new trailers wherever they exist.