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The upcoming PS5 games to expect in 2022 and 2023, from The Last Of Us Part I to God of War Ragnarok

Sony’s latest console is seeing some big releases this year

<p>There’s plenty of big titles coming this year</p>

There’s plenty of big titles coming this year

The PlayStation 5 has been on sale since November 2020, and it has been one of the fastest-selling consoles in Sony’s history.

With the impressive DualSense controller, SSD, 4K support at 120FPS and extensive library of old and new games, it’s no wonder it’s been almost impossible to get your hands on, but now availability of the Playstation 5 has (thankfully) begun to stabilise.

The last year has been somewhat slower for the console due to ongoing delays and supply shortages, but 2022 is set to be a big year as those releases finally begin to hit the shelves.

Whether you’re looking for the biggest exclusives such as God of War: Ragnarök or Forspoken, we’ll be sure to include every big PS5 title we’re looking forward to playing in 2022 and beyond. As was the case for 2021, games can become delayed after their initial release date, so we’ll be keeping this list up to date to let you know when to expect the biggest releases.

We’ll also be including all other cross-platform releases that have a confirmed worldwide release date. To find out which games we’re looking forward to playing in the next year, then read the rest of the article below.

‘Rollerdrome'

  • Release date: 16 August 2022
  • Developer: Roll7
  • Publisher: Private Division

Hot off the heels of OlliOlli World’s critical success, Roll7 and Private Division are gearing up for another skating game in 2022. This one however is more of an arena shooter. Rollerdrome is set in the near-future where a dangerous new bloodsport has taken the world by storm. Based on the game’s trailer, players will perform gravity-defying tricks while simultaneously taking down other contestants with a wide arsenal of weapons.

In our preview of Rollerdrome, we said: “It’s shaping up to be one of the most stylish, twitch-inducing indie titles of 2022, with an extensive trick list and secrets to discover, carefully balancing on the sweetspot between learning and mastery that extreme sports games strive for.”

‘Cursed to Golf'

  • Release date: 18 August 2022
  • Developer: Chuhai Labs
  • Publisher: Thunderful Publishing

Take an 18-hole tour of “golf purgatory” in a creepy roguelike/golfing mash-up. Cursed to Golf sees players putt, drive and slice their way through procedurally generated hellish holes packed with all kinds of bizarre hazards. Use Ace Cards from the ghostly golf shop Eterni-tee to supernaturally supercharge your swings and make friends with the souls of legendary caddies.

‘We are OFK'

  • Release date: 18 August 2022
  • Developer: We are OFK
  • Publisher: We are OFK

We Are OFK is an interactive narrative series following an indie band as they argue over lyrics, sendemotional texts, try to pay rent in LA and play interactive music videos. As an episodic game, We are OFK “premieres” 18 August, and then every week after that, until all the episodes are released.

‘Madden 23'

  • Release date: 19 August 2022
  • Developer: EA Tiburon
  • Publisher: EA Sports

The Madden series has become synonymous with American Football games in the same way that EA Sports’s own FIFA titles have with its non-American counterpart. And with the latest title set to release in August this year, that continues to be the case.

With optimisation for the latest gaming hardware on the Xbox series X/S and PS5 consoles, a newly implemented feature known as “FieldSENSE” is being added, for “ultra-realistic” gameplay. Players can also expect to see the return of Ultimate Team modes to build their perfect roster.

‘Saints Row'

  • Release date: 23 August 2022
  • Developer: Volition
  • Publisher: Deep Silver

The bombastic open world series is set to make a comeback after several years away from the public eye. Something of a soft reboot, Saints Row sees players take control of the “Boss” as they create their own criminal gang in the city of Santo Ileso. It’s a franchise that’s never taken itself too seriously, and that looks set to continue in the latest instalment.

In our preview of Saints Row, we said: “It’s safe to say that long-time fans will find plenty to love in those early hours, but sandbox games have come a long way since 2015. While reining in the absurdity will appeal to the series’s roots, Saints Row will still have a lot to prove in the face of overwhelming competition.”

‘I Was a Teenage Exocolonist'

  • Release date: 25 August 2022
  • Developer: Northway Games
  • Publisher: Finji

I Was A Teenage Exocolonist from Northway Games is a genre-bending hybrid of RPG, strategy, visual novel, and deck-building card game set in a far-flung sci-fi future. Players will navigate all the highs and pitfalls of adolescence through a unique collectible card-based system. Card choices influence making friends, learning life skills, getting jobs, and even falling in love for the first time.

‘Soul Hackers 2'

  • Release date: 26 August 2022
  • Developer: Atlus
  • Publisher: SEGA

Atlus has been awfully busy this year with the re-release of its Persona games and now it’s also releasing a sequel to one of its cult-favourite titles from 1997. No-one would blame you if you missed the original release of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers on the Sega Saturn, which itself was a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series.

Admittedly, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 2 would have been an SEO nightmare, so we’re grateful for the abridged title. Expect to see plenty of turn-based encounters with neon-drenched visuals and plenty of returning monsters.

‘Inscryption'

  • Release date: 30 August 2022
  • Developer: Daniel Mullins Games
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital

One of the best games to be released on PC last year, Inscryption is a psychological horror, card-builder and escape room all rolled into one that sees players attempt to break out of Leshy’s cabin. It’s a deeply disturbing, unforgettable game.

If you’ve never played it before, then go in with zero expectations. The less said about it the better.

‘The Last Of Us Part I'

  • Release date: 2 September 2022
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Playstation Studios

The Last of Us: Part I is a modern remake of the PS3 classic and follows Joel and Ellie through a post-outbreak United States. From what we’ve seen in the trailers it looks to be a big graphical upheaval of the original that will also feature updated gameplay similar to what we’ve seen in Part II. It also looks set to expand on its accessibility options, a big plus in our book.

‘Steelrising'

  • Release date: 8 September 2022
  • Developer: Spiders
  • Publisher: Nacon

If you studied history, then you’ll be aware that the French Revolution began in Paris on 5 May 1789 after Louis XVI suppressed the common people with his merciless mechanical army of automatons. Okay...so, we may have missed that class. But in Steelrising, you will play as Aegis, a mysterious automaton masterpiece and Marie-Antoinette’s personal bodyguard, who must confront the king’s army alone to save history in an action-RPG from French developer, Spiders.

‘NBA 2K23'

  • Release date: 9 September 2022
  • Developer: Visual Concepts
  • Publisher: 2K Sports

Hit the hardwood as the NBA 2K series returns for next-gen platforms, with new ways to attack off the dribble and at the rim. And, according to the publisher, 2k23 introduces an intuitive one-on-one positional shading system to unlock even more control on both ends of the floor in the most “authentic basketball experience yet”.

‘FIFA 23'

  • Release date: 30 September 2022
  • Developer: EA Vancouver, EA Romania
  • Publisher: EA Sports

FIFA 23 has been confirmed to be the last of EA Sports’s football titles to bear the name, before it changes to EA Sports FC next year. But this latest instalment is already packed with plenty of new features. One of the biggest additions is the introduction of women’s football clubs for the first time, as well as the updated “Hypermotion2” motion capture system.

Of course, FIFA Ultimate Team will also be returning, as well as updated career modes and Volta for a more street-level footballing experience. In recent developments, Serie A team Juventus is returning to FIFA after exclusivity with Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series has come to an end.

‘Overwatch 2'

  • Release date: 2 October 2022
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Publisher: Activision Blizzard

Overwatch 2 has been highly anticipated since it was first announced in 2019 and with new characters, maps and even a story mode being added, players’ expectations have been fairly high.

Overwatch 2 is also expected to replace the original game when it launches, meaning that anyone who has invested significant progress in the previous title should see it transferred to the updated version. It’s also going free-to-play, which means any new players can download the game at no extra cost.

‘Dragonball: The Breakers'

  • Release date: 14 October 2022
  • Developer: DIMPS
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco

Dragonball has been an enduring media franchise since it was first created by Akira Toriyama in the Eighties and The Breakers reimagines the series’ most famous battles through the eyes of its supporting characters.

Rather than take on foes like Frieza, Cell and Majin Buu directly with Goku, Vegeta and the like, The Breakers will play as an asymmetric multiplayer game where teams have to out maneuver and outwit their opponents. It’s a fun take on a genre popularised by titles such as Dead By Daylight.

‘A Plague Tale: Requiem'

  • Release date: 18 October 2022
  • Developer: ASOBO Studis
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

From the studio that made Microsoft Flight Simulator,comes a sequel to 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence, Requiem will continue the journey of siblings Amicia and Hugo as they journey south through luscious landscapes and cities to begin a new life. It’s only when Hugo’s curse returns that they must escape The Inquisition and a literal sea of rats.

‘Gotham Knights'

  • Release date: 25 October 2022
  • Developer: WB Games Montreal
  • Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive

In Gotham Knights, players will take control of four familiar heroes contending with the death of Batman and the rise of criminal activity on the streets of Gotham City. In this online co-op, players will be able to control Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood and Bat Girl in an effort to clean up the city.

The new gameplay trailer shows Nightwing and Red Hood – both of which have open-world traversal abilities – patrolling the streets of Gotham and implementing their different fighting styles to take down enemies. And while Batman himself won’t be playable in the game, the open world elements will immediately be familiar to anyone who has played any of the Arkham series before.

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'

  • Release date: 28 October 2022
  • Developer: Infinity Ward
  • Publisher: Activision Blizzard

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the next upcoming instalment in the long running Call of Duty franchise, and a follow up to 2019’s Modern Warfare, which was itself a soft reboot for the series.

In new gameplay revealed in June, players got a chance to see some returning faces, such as “Soap” McTavish and “Ghost” Riley. Not only does the latest instalment promise an updated single player campaign mode as well as new multiplayer maps, players can also expect to see some additional content for the free-to-play battle royale mode, Warzone.

‘Skull and Bones'

  • Release date: 9 November 2022
  • Developer: Ubisoft Singapore
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Originally conceived after the high praise for Assassin’s Creed Black Flag’s naval combat, this ship-em-up from Ubisoft will see players take to the high seas to plunder and pillage the Caribbean against the backdrop of piracy’s second golden age (the third was when everyone sang sea shanties on TikTok).

It was originally slated to release back in 2018 but has since been pushed back every year since then. Now, Skull and Bones looks to set sail this November.

‘God of War Ragnarök'

  • Release date: 9 November 2022
  • Developer: Santa Monica Studios
  • Publisher: Playstation Studios

God of War: Ragnarök is the upcoming sequel to 2018’s God of War, that sees anti-hero Kratos continue his rampage against the Norse pantheon, with his young son Atreus at his side.

God of War was a critically acclaimed reboot of the original franchise from Santa Monica Studios and is widely considered to be one of the best games on the PS4 so fans have been eagerly waiting to find out what happens in the next installment after God of War left the series on something of a cliff hanger.

In this highly anticipated sequel, a now teenaged Atreus seeks answers on how to prevent Ragnarök from happening with his father’s help. While searching for these answers, Kratos and Atreus set out to meet the Norse god of war, Týr, who was previously believed to be dead.

'The Callisto Protocol’

  • Release date: 2 December 2022
  • Developer: Striking Distance Studios
  • Publisher: KRAFTON

The Callisto Protocol is an upcoming survival horror game from Striking Distance Studios. Helmed by Glen Schofield, co-creator of the original Dead Space from Visceral Games, this latest title is set to be one of the biggest space-based horror games to come out this year.

The Callisto Protocol is set in 2320 at a prison colony called Black Iron, located on Jupiter’s moon Callisto. The player takes the role of prisoner Jacob Lee as he finds himself caught in the midst of an alien invasion.

‘Hello Neighbour 2'

  • Release date: 9 December 2022
  • Developer: Dynamic Pixels, Eerie Guest Studios
  • Publisher: Gearbox

In Hello Neighbour 2, players will need to sneak around their neighbour’s property to uncover its mysteries, all while evading the enigmatic presence of the moustachioed Mr Peterson. Where its predecessor was limited to the confines of one house, Hello Neighbour 2 will expand further and bring an entire town into the grand conspiracy.

Players will take control of Quentin, a reporter undergoing an investigation into several missing persons cases that brings him to the sleepy suburb of Raven Brooks. Many of the residents have secrets to hide, and each new neighbour is designed with unique AI and behaviours, such as the local baker, the mayor and the taxidermist.

‘Dead Space'

  • Release date: 24 January 2022
  • Developer: Motive Studios
  • Publisher: EA

Sci-fi horror games set against the abysmal backdrop of space are like buses – you wait for one and two come along in quick succession. Hot on the heels of The Callisto Protocol, Dead Space is an upcoming remake of the original 2008 title, which sees unlucky systems engineer, Isaac Clarke, trapped on the USG Ishimura with a hoard of hungry necromorphs that have decimated the crew.

With little more than some steel-capped boots and a makeshift arsenal of futuristic DIY equipment that would be the envy of any ScrewFix catalogue, Isaac must fend off the shambling, shrieking alien creatures long enough to find a way off the ship.

The game has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, with improved lighting, as well as the removal of the original’s timely loading screens.

‘Forspoken'

  • Release date: 24 January 2023
  • Developer: Luminous Productions
  • Publisher: Square Enix

Forspoken is an action RPG that will follow the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the fantasy world of Athia. Developed by Luminous Productions, known for Final Fantasy XV, Forspoken has been designed as a console exclusive for the PS5 with a large open world. It was originally slated to release in May 2022 before gradually being pushed back to January 2023.

‘Hogwarts Legacy'

  • Release date: 10 February 2023
  • Developer: Avalanche Software
  • Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive

Hogwarts Legacy is an open world tie-in to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive this game will take students into the ever-changing halls of Hogwarts as we’ve never seen them before. The game was recently delayed but, according to the game’s developers, is now scheduled to be released in early 2023.

Set before the events of Fantastic Beasts, players will attend Hogwarts in the 19th century as a customisable student in one of the four main houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.

‘Resident Evil 4' remake

  • Release date: 24 March 2023
  • Developer: CAPCOM
  • Publisher: CAPCOM

The original Resident Evil 4 was released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2005 and has since been ported to just about every modern platform under the sun. There’s even been a version of the game released for virtual reality platforms.

The original game has long been considered one of the best ever made, and the fourth mainline entry into the series was revolutionary in third-person shooters as well as taking Resident Evil into a new action-oriented direction. Now the title is getting a similar treatment to Resident Evil 2 and 3, being remade using the RE engine with updated graphics, gameplay and even a PS VR2 mode on the way.

‘Lord of the Rings: Gollum'

  • Release date: TBC
  • Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
  • Publisher: NACON

Lord of the Rings: Gollum will see players step into the role of the ring-obsessive as he navigates his way through the land of Mordor after being captured by Sauron’s forces. The game is set to venture further out into the reaches of Middle-Earth with unique quest lines, new characters to meet and a dual-personality that will see players make choices as either Gollum or Smeagol. As an action-stealth adventure, it looks like one of the most interesting licensed Lord of the Rings properties and will apparently stay true to Tolkien’s vision of his fantasy setting.

The game was originally slated for a September 2022 release but has since been pushed back “by a few months” according to the game’s developer. No exact date has been given but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear more information.

'Marvel’s Midnight Suns’

  • Release date: TBC
  • Developer: Firaxis, Virtuos
  • Publisher: 2K Games

From the creator’s of the critically acclaimed XCOM strategy games comes Marvel’s Midnight Suns. In the game, the demonic Lilith and her fearsome horde unite with the evil armies of Hydra. Lead a team of unlikely heroes including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and Iron Man to stop a growing apocalyptic threat. Expect to see Firaxis’s tactical turn-based action in true XCOM style.

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