Best Upcoming PS5 Games 2022 (And Beyond)

If you have a PS5 or intend to buy one, then you will love this list of the best upcoming PS5 games coming out later this year or next year.

PlayStation 5 owners will have a lot on their hands this year as numerous first-party exclusives, highly-anticipated sequels/remakes, and brand-new IPs release for the console.

In this list, we’ll be highlighting the most-anticipated PS5 games, including the best upcoming PS5 games of 2022 in order of release date.

We’ve taken the liberty of including gameplay trailers where possible as well as info regarding developer, publisher, and genre.

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

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Dying Light 2 Stay Human is a first-person action RPG set after the events of the first game and centers on a completely new protagonist.

Aiden Caldwell is an infected survivor who uses his superb dexterity and combat prowess to gain allies and constantly escape the clutches of the undead. 

The game features streamlined parkour traversal complemented by interactive environments that let you swing from ropes and ride on the roofs of vehicles.

This time around, Techland is including more player-choice, promising to deliver a dynamic open-world that reacts to your actions and evolves throughout the story.

Coming to both PS4 and PS5, Horizon Forbidden West plans to expand upon the mysterious open-world Aloy and her tribespeople share with mechanical beasts.

The sequel includes a host of graphical and gameplay improvements, namely water traversal.

The game looks just as gorgeous as the original, if not more so thanks to a host of graphical improvements possible on the PS5.

Considering Horizon has always stood out for its unique interpretation of a post-apocalyptic world, we’re eager to see what lies beyond the forbidden west. 

From the same team who brought us Absolver comes Sifu, another action game with hand-to-hand combat modeled after Kung Fu fighting techniques.

In it, you play as a gifted fighter on a mission to hunt down the assassins who killed your family.

In order to even the odds and take control of fights, you’ll have to make clever use of your surroundings and use objects, weapons, windows, and ledges against your enemies.

As you progress, you’ll unlock new skills and strengthen both your body and mind through practice and some sort of aging mechanic.

Long shrouded in mystery, Elden Ring‘s appearance at E3 2021 came as a relief for fans who have been eager to learn more about From Software’s next open-world action RPG.

Aside from its dark fantasy lore being penned by George R.R. Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki’s role as director, we’ve also learned more about how the game will play.

Elden Ring’s combat draws inspiration from previous From Software games, namely the Souls series, but with a bit more verticality akin to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

There’s also a horse you can ride throughout the open world, seemingly even during battles, and it can jump really high.

Every console generation, we’re treated to a new racing game with gorgeous-looking graphics to show off the new hardware’s capabilities.

Sony is using the same approach for the PS5 as previous generations by announcing the next entry in the long-running Gran Turismo series.

Gran Turismo 7 sees the return of highly-requested features that were excluded from the previous entry, including a fully-realized career mode to make up for GT Sport‘s slim pickings. 

Additionally, tuning shops and Trial Mountain challenges will return; of course, you can still count on a plethora of new vehicles from the biggest brands in racing to make an appearance in GT7.

Any PS5 owners that didn’t get a chance to play Uncharted 4 or The Lost Legacy last generation will have another opportunity with the upcoming Legacy of Thieves Collection.

This brand-new remastered bundle includes updated versions of both games with a host of graphical, audio, and performance improvements thanks to the PS5’s hardware.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sees Nathan Drake venturing into the Madagascar jungle in search of a long-lost treasure while Lost Legacy chronicles the adventures of Chloe and Nadine as they explore India’s Western Ghats looking for the Golden Tusk of Ganesh.

If you never got to play these games the first time around or perhaps want to revisit two fantastic PlayStation exclusives, you can pick up Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection in early 2022.

Currently available on PC via Steam Early Access, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a free-to-play battle royale that will soon makes its way to PS5.

In it, players take on the role of powerful vampires with supernatural abilities and weapons forced to duke it out with their fellow bloodsuckers.

The game features several Clans to swear allegiance to, each with their own unique playstyles and motivations for charging into battle.

On PS5, Bloodhunt will hit steady 60 FPS performance and fully utilize the DualSense wireless controller’s adaptive triggers to ensure every weapon fires differently.

We recently got a closer look at Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks’ upcoming horror action-adventure game, Ghostwire: Tokyo, which is expected to launch first on PS5 in 2021.

In it, you play as one of the few remaining survivors following a paranormal event that causes 99% of Tokyo’s population to mysteriously disappear.

Soon after, you discover you’ve been bestowed with supernatural abilities that allow you to fight back against the horrific terrors that have taken over Tokyo.

The premise seems thoroughly intriguing and will only be made better by Ghostwire‘s stunning depiction of modern-day Tokyo, with environments ranging from vibrant cityscapes to tranquil holy grounds.

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 the PS5’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.

From Rocksteady Studios, creators of the beloved Batman: Arkham series, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an upcoming action-adventure game set in the DC Comics mythos.

It takes place in an open world based on Metropolis and sees players controlling four playable characters that make up the Suicide Squad: Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark.

The story centers on the four-man wrecking crew as they attempt to defeat Brainiac after he invades Earth and brainwashes the Justice League.

Designed with co-op in mind, Suicide Squad will let players team up with friends throughout the story or play solo, switching between characters and relying on AI teammates.

Making its debut during PlayStation’s October 2021 State of Play, Star Ocean The Divine Force is an upcoming action RPG from Square Enix and tri-Ace.

It takes place in the Star Ocean universe, which got its start in 1996 and is comprised of five mainline games, one spinoff, and one mobile title.

In it, players follow two heroes whose stories span the stars and known galaxies, putting them in contact with a rich lineup of secondary characters that can be controlled directly.

Throughout the story, you’ll recruit ally characters to join the fight using free-flowing traversal and combat systems that benefit from the PS5’s DualSense controller.

Deathverse: Let It Die is an upcoming multiplayer survival action game that acts as a continuation of Supertrick Games’ 2016 title Let It die.

In it, players are thrust into battle as part of a mysterious survival TV reality show dubbed “Death Jamboree.”

Set in a virtual world known as the Deathverse, it sees players competing for survival against other contestants using a shapeshifting robotic device called Wilson.

The Wilson can transform into various weapons and gadgets including a drone, protective shield, and modified stun gun.

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.

Project Ever will take advantage of the PS5’s power with cutting edge graphics and gameplay amplified by the DualSense controller’s built-in haptic feedback.

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.

Although Amplitude is best known for a string of dedicated-strategy games released under the Endless moniker, the studio’s next project will expand into real-time action.

In Endless Dungeon, players take on the role of shipwrecked heroes forced to fight their way through abandoned space stations while protecting a sacred crystal from monsters.

Each character has a specialized kit of abilities, weapons, and tactics that can be combined with others to create new and exciting synergies.

It’s a delicious blend of MOBA, strategy, twin stick shooter, and tower defense that has us looking forward to playing Endless Dungeon on PS5.

Unknown 9: Awakening is an upcoming game by Reflector Ent. that adapts the company’s larger Unknown 9 Storyworld to interactive mediums.

While details are far and few at the moment, the game is touted as a third-person narrative-driven action-adventure title.

The story centers on a young woman named Haroona as she unlocks mysterious powers within herself before being thrust into an alternate dimension known as The Fold.

Considering this is Reflector’s first foray into video games, it’ll be interesting to see how they approach the video game format and which, if any, new gameplay concepts are explored.

Clearly inspired by survival horror classics like System Shock and Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol is an upcoming game from Striking Distance Studios.

In it, players are tasked with escaping the maximum security Black Iron Prison while uncovering a host of terrifying secrets.

The game looks to blend horror, action, and immersive storytelling while also setting a new bar for interactive horror as a whole.

We’ve also learned that it takes place in the same universe as PUBG, for reasons unclear.

It’s still so mind-boggling to think that fans were able to will Skate 4 into existence by bombarding EA forums for years requesting a new entry in the previously dormant franchise.

Although technically more of a reboot than a sequel, Skate 4 is still early in its development, so there’s no telling what shape it will end up taking over time.

Based on previous entries in the series, we anticipate an updated version of the original’s tactile control scheme along with a handful of new features.

For example, most modern skateboarding games include options for capturing cool gameplay moments, such as built-in photo modes and clip editors.

In 2019, German developer Daedalic Entertainment announced they were working on a licensed game set within The Lord of the Rings universe for next-gen gaming consoles.

The new title is depicted as an action-adventure game that intends to “tell Gollum’s story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium, all the while staying true and faithful to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien.”

Best described as a cinematic stealth adventure, LOTR: Gollum will have you traversing faithfully detailed environments, many of which have never appeared in a LOTR video game.

With the success of other LOTR spin-offs such as Shadow of Mordor and its subsequent sequel Shadow of War, it’s clear that there’s an audience of players who would jump at the chance to explore Middle-earth from a new point of view.

The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is fondly remembered as one of the most groundbreaking video game releases for its incredible scope, immersive gameplay, and epic narrative.

The ability to travel to multiple planets meeting a wide range of diverse characters and encountering larger than life foes made for an incredible experience that wasn’t as common back then as it is today.

With an upcoming remake in the pipeline by Aspyr Media, Lucasfilm Games, and Sony Interactive Ent., we can’t wait to see how the classic holds up after all this time.

Of course, players can expect an abundance of technical improvements to be included seeing as KOTOR Remake is being rebuilt from the ground up using the latest tech available.

Having struck gold with Marvel’s Spider-Man and it’s 2020 follow-up Mile Morales, Insomniac has been given the task of adapting another Marvel character, Wolverine.

Billed as a standalone experience, Marvel’s Wolverine will feature an emotionally-charged narrative complemented by cutting-edge gameplay that will push the PS5 to its limits.

While there have been several Wolverine-related games throughout the years, it’ll be interesting to see Insomniac’s take on the brooding, adamantium-infused hero.

For now, we’ll just have to hold our breath and wait until further details are revealed at a later date.

Speaking of upcoming super hero releases, Insomniac is also hard at work on a direct sequel to 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man that will come exclusively to PS5.

Little is currently known regarding the story or new gameplay elements but we can confirm that both Peter Parker and Miles Morales will be reprising their roles as Spider-Man, or is it Spider-Men?

Additionally, Kraven the Hunter, Venom, and likely a host of other recognizable Marvel villains will be making an appearance.

Much like the original PS4 exclusive, we anticipate Spider-Man 2 will fully utilize the PS5 hardware to allow for faster load times, smoother performance, more detailed environments.

Currently in development exclusively for PS5, Final Fantasy XVI will be the sixteenth mainline entry in the extensive RPG franchise.

It’s being produced by Naoki Yoshida and directed by Hiroshi Takai and is set in the land of Valisthea, a continent with six factions on the verge of war due to a spreading malady called the Blight.

Players will take on the role of a hero named Clive as he attempts to rid Valisthea of the Blight and defeat summoned monsters called Eikons.

Gameplay primarily revolves around real-time combat in which Clive uses a combination of sword attacks a various magical abilities.

One of the most mysterious games expected to drop in 2022, Pragmata is an all-new action-adventure title developed and published by Capcom.

The game depicts a near-future dystopian world in which humans can more easily travel to the moon and upon doing so, trigger a strange cataclysmic event.

It’s sci-fi imagery, moody tone, and ambiguous story feels very reminiscent of another PlayStation exclusive, Death Stranding.

While details regarding Pragmata’s story and gameplay are scarce at the moment, Capcom’s assurance of a “deeply profound” experience has us eager to learn more.

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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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