Best Upcoming PS4 Games 2022 (And Beyond)

Searching for new PS4 games to play? We've got you covered with the best upcoming PS4 games releasing in 2022 and beyond!

Even though the PlayStation 4 may be at the tail-end of its lifespan, the sun hasn’t quite set on Sony’s fourth-generation console.

In fact, many of this year’s best upcoming games will be coming to PS4 for anyone who still hasn’t upgraded to a PlayStation 5.

To keep you in the loop, we’re highlighting the best upcoming PS4 games releasing in 2022 and beyond in order of release date.

We’ll be updating this list with new titles in the future, so make sure to check back and let us know if we missed any of your most-anticipated PS4 games!

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Fans of the Evil Dead movies will be happy to learn that the over-the-top horror franchise is finally getting its own video game adaptation.

Evil Dead: The Game combines co-op and PvP action for a thrilling multiplayer experience on par with games like Dead by Daylight.

In it, players take on the role of various Evil Dead heroes as they explore, gather supplies, and fight to defeat the evil Kandarian Demon once and for all.

And since this is Evil Dead we’re talking about, you can expect there to be plenty of gratuitous violence complete with bloody combos, ridiculous finishers, and crazy weapons.

Set in the American southwest, Saints Row is a remake of the original 2006 game developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver.

In it, players navigate the crime-ridden streets of Santo Ileso, a city under control of three criminal gangs: Los Panteros, the Idols, and Marshall Defense Industries.

Taking on the role of “Boss,” players will recruit a team of dissatisfied for-hire criminals to take on each gang and seize their power.

The remake is anticipated to steer away from the traditionally wacky tone of the Saints Row series to strike a better balance between comedy and seriousness.

For those unfamiliar, The Forest is an ambitious survival horror game that focuses on crafting and combat with surprisingly intelligent enemy AI.

Like many survival games, the story is fairly nonlinear but there was always enough to chew on for players interested in learning about the game’s creatures and setting.

For the sequel, developer Endnight Games looks to be expanding the universe with new characters and events revolving around yet another mysterious island.

In addition to better graphics and more fluid combat, Sons of the Forest will be a more team-focused endeavor than the original, which added online multiplayer post-launch.

Best known for Batman: Arkham Origins, developer WB Games Montréal is back with another game set in the DC Universe.

With the Caped Crusader supposedly dead, Gotham Knights shifts its focus to his super-powered protégés as they’re called to defend Gotham City.

Presented as a co-op-based action-RPG for up to four players, the game sees you donning the mantle of Batgirl, Robin, Red Hood, and Nightwing with help from friends.

A single-player mode will also be available, allowing one player to swap between the four characters throughout the campaign.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the next tactical turn-based game from Firaxis Games and looks to differentiate itself from the studio’s previous titles, namely XCOM.

The most notable difference in Midnight Suns is the addition of a card-based combat system that restricts heroes’ abilities to those included within randomized decks.

You take on the role of a customizable hero called The Hunter as they team up with various Marvel characters to stop the demonic queen Lillith from awakening a Cthulhu-like dark lord.

The game features a hub area where you can interact with party members to develop relationships that affect combat, such as unlocking unique team combo attacks to use during battle.

Cosmic-horror fans will have their hands full later this year when Quantum Error releases for PlayStation 4.

Developed by Teamkill Media, the first-person shooter sees you playing as Capt. Jacob Thomas, a fireman tasked with entering a research facility that’s been set ablaze.

You and your crew must try to save as many lives as possible while investigating the mysterious cause of the fire.

We’re willing to take a shot in the dark and suggest things may not be as black and white as they seem and there’s probably something more sinister at play.

Ubisoft is set to release their upcoming free-to-play multiplayer sports game Roller Champions later this year.

The game is best described as roller derby with a splash of Rocket League and cartoony visuals reminiscent of games like Fortnite.

Matches see teams competing to maintain control over a ball and land shots in a wall-mounted hoop while passing, tackling, and performing stylish tricks.

As players win matches, they’ll boost their reputation and earn fans as well as unlock new stylish gear for their character.

Reminiscent of stylish action games like Bayonetta and Devil May Cry, Project Eve is an upcoming game about a survivor who must fight unknown creatures on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Combat is modeled after combo-heavy action games and sees Eve taking down enemies using a combination of spectacular attacks, parries, and dodge maneuvers with her blade in tow.

The game will also focus on platforming sections that force Eve to master the terrain by scaling walls, sliding tactically around enemies, swinging from ropes, and much more.

On PS5, Project Eve will take advantage of the DualSense controller’s built-in haptic feedback but is also expected to release on Xbox consoles and PC.

Another reboot of sorts, Sonic Frontiers is an upcoming platformer from Sonic Team and Sega that plans on breathing new life into the iconic franchise.

It’s reportedly the first Sonic the Hedgehog game to feature open-world gameplay and will see players exploring the Starfall Islands.

This setting is home to a host of different biomes, including flowery fields, lush forests, ancient ruins, and desolate deserts.

Considering development started in 2017 after Sonic Forces and Zelda: Breath of the Wild both released, it’ll be interesting see what new elements are added.

God of War was a tremendous victory for Sony, receiving 10/10 reviews from fans and critics as well as taking home the trophy for GOTY at The Game Awards 2018.

It seems only logical at this point for Sony Santa Monica to start brainstorming a sequel to add to PlayStation’s already lengthy list of exclusives.

The studio appears to agree as they’ve started posting job listings for positions across numerous teams, with one listing going as far as to directly mention 2018’s God of War.

If you were one of many players who returned to Krato’s cabin after completing the main story, then you remember the colossal cliffhanger that was included to leave players craving more God of War.

Skull & Bones‘ development has been plagued by numerous delays, reboots, and internal turmoil stemming from the departure of the game’s creative director mid-production.

At the moment, the initial release date points towards sometime during 2022.

We bet so many of you are looking forward to getting your hands on this one, and with good reason.

Some of its systems are genuinely interesting, such as the ability to use landmasses for cover and territory control as well as being able to camouflage your ship by raising the enemy’s flag. 

Little Devil Inside is a visually striking action RPG with survival elements and a distinct cartoony art style that adds a surreal quality to the game’s overall appearance.

It’s made by South Korean developer Neostream, who kickstarted the game back in 2015 and interestingly enough, originally planned to release it for the short-lived Nintendo Wii-U.

In it, you play as a brave adventure on a quest to save the world by killing off powerful arch-demons.

The game features a semi-open world filled with side activities to explore when you need a break from the main path.

Taking a look at the teaser trailer for Stray, it’s clear indie developer BlueTwelve found the perfect match in publisher Annapurna Interactive.

Stray casts you as an adorable feline living in a cyberpunk-inspired city where humans appear to have been replaced by robots.

The cat can be seen wearing a glowing backpack, suggesting it serves some bigger purpose in the game’s story.

Of all the random indie game genres that get announced, a futuristic cat simulator is definitely at the top of our list.

Currently playable through Apple ArcadeLEGO Brawls is a LEGO-themed platform fighter in the same vein as games like Super Smash Bros.

In it, players can craft and battle using custom minifig characters as well as licensed characters based on various LEGO franchises.

During matches, players can utilize items by first constructing them out of LEGO blocks.

The game currently offers eight arenas that support 4v4 team battles and free-for-all battle royales.

Tchia is an upcoming open-world adventure game in which you play as a young girl exploring a physics-driven sandbox.

The game offers tropical locations to discover, characters to get to know, and hidden surprises around every corner.

Additionally, Tchia has a special ability that lets her magically transform into 30+ different animals as well as 100+ objects.

This is reflected in both the story and gameplay, with Tchia using her powers to help her friends, explore the island, and escape danger.

Outside of movie tie-ins and the occasional mobile release, we haven’t really seen many games explore the magical world of Harry Potter.

That’s set to change when Avalanche and Warner Bros.’ upcoming open-world action RPG Hogwarts Legacy releases next year.

Set during the late 1800s, it casts players as a new student at Hogwarts tasked with choosing their House and attending classes while exploring the school’s mysterious grounds.

Over time, they’ll learn to cast different spells, brew potions, tame magical beasts, and battle enemies while navigating a morality system based on their actions.

GigaBash is an upcoming arena fighter from Malaysian indie studio Passion Republic Games where up to four players duke it out as one of many different kaiju fighters.

The game features a zoomed-out, top-down camera reminiscent of games like Battlerite, though its premise is a lot closer to classic kaiju brawlers like Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters!

However, instead of slow lumbering monsters, GigaBash’s fighters are surprisingly nimble, making for fast and chaotic brawls complete with over-the-top attacks and transformations.

No word on a release date yet, but we’re already in love with the game’s cartoony yet detailed 3D visuals.

In Hazel Sky, you take on the role of a young engineer tasked with overcoming the challenges that await him on an abandoned island.

Your journey sees you exploring every inch of the island in search of spare parts that can be combined to create mechanically dazzling machines.

The goal is to build a device that will allow you to escape the island and make it back home in one piece, though we’re counting on plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Despite Hazel Sky’s mechanics-driven premise, it’s story also shows a lot of promise and we’re eager to learn more about its main protagonist Shane.

Leaked earlier this year, MultiVersus is an upcoming free-to-play platform fighter that leverages Warner Bros.’s extensive catalog of licensed properties.

It’s one of the more ambitious crossovers we’ve seen in recent years, one that looks to pit characters like Batman, Shaggy Rogers, and Buggs Bunny among others against one another.

Much like Super Smash Bros., characters will have to jump, run, and punch their way to victory across 2D stages inspired by different WB properties.

It’s unclear just how many characters will be added to MultiVersus’ roster but based on WB’s deep catalog, the sky is the limit.

Boundary is an upcoming competitive first-person shooter set in outer space.

The best way to describe it is like Call of Duty in zero gravity, complete with an assortment of guns and maps to face off against other players.

Firefights are guaranteed to be a lot more intense since there’s no solid ground to cling to in the heat of battle.

You will, however, have a grappling hook and a host of special abilities, some of which we assume can benefit traversal.

Originally planned to release in 2018 and then later 2019, Atomic Heart has had one of the more interesting development stories, with rumors suggesting it may not even be the same game anymore.

Categorized as a “first-person shooter with RPG elements,” the game is well into the process of development at studio Mundfish, a Russian-based indie game studio.  

Evoking memories of sci-fi staples like BioShock and Fallout, Atomic Heart takes place in an alternate reality where the Soviet Union’s research has led to a technical revolution.

Players assume control of a Soviet KGB officer tasked with infiltrating a secret facility that’s gone radio silent.

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As a fan of both indie and triple-A games, Justin finds joy in discovering and sharing hidden gems with other passionate gamers. In addition to reporting on the latest and greatest titles, he manages GamingScan’s social media channels.

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