2022 is shaping up to be a great year for the PS5. The second full year of a console’s lifecycle is usually when it starts to find its rhythm, and the PS5 is shaping up to be no exception.
In 2021, a lot of our most anticipated PS5 games ended up being delayed, and while it was disappointing at the time, it resulted in the games schedule for 2022 being stacked with some fantastic titles that are expected. come out in a regular clip.
The past few months have been dominated by talk of Xbox Series X exclusives, while the PS5 has seen an unusual cut year in terms of proprietary software. That certainly won’t be the case in 2022, as Sony is bringing heavyweights like Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok to its flagship console.
There are dozens of 2022 releases already that we can’t wait to play, making it difficult to pick our most anticipated PS5 games next year, but here are the games we want to be able to play right now. Note that these games are listed in order of release rather than ranked by our current anticipation levels.
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection (January 28)
Bringing together Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the Legacy of Thieves Collection gives two of the best PS4 games some well-deserved reviews.
Both of these games still look absolutely fantastic even half a decade after their release, so neither really needs a remaster, but we’re very excited about the performance improvement that has been confirmed. Both games will be able to shoot at up to 120 fps, which will make the explosive action for which the Uncharted series is known even more dynamic and cinematic than ever.
Sony has chosen to offer owners of either game on PS4 the option of upgrading to the collection on PS5 for just $ 10, which is much appreciated.
Sifu (February 8)
Looking a bit like the John Wick / The Raid simulator we’ve always wanted, Sifu immediately caught our attention when he was first introduced on a State of Play live stream in February.
This martial arts-focused beat ’em up will immerse you in a quest for revenge against five assassins who murdered his family as a young man. Inspired by Pak Mei kung fu, players will have access to over 150 different attacks and you will have to memorize most of them if you want to survive because Sifu will be tough.
The game also features red-like elements that will make any loss impactful. The distinctive art style is another aspect of Sifu that definitely caught our attention. We can’t wait to live out our kung fu fantasies in early February.
Horizon prohibited in the west (February 18)
The sequel to one of the most popular PS4 exclusives, Horizon Forbidden West, is long overdue. We can’t wait to return to the world of Horizon’s wandering mechanical beasts and uncover another mystery as we search for resources and take down colossal enemies.
Forbidden West promises an even greater variety of enemies, an environmentally diverse map, and a gripping story that will see the return of protagonist Aloy on a quest to uncover the source of a mysterious plague that kills everything it infects. . Underwater exploration is one of the new mechanics in this sequel, and the mere thought of fighting robotic aquatic creatures already gets us excited.
Originally slated for 2021, PS5 players have had to patiently wait for Horizon Forbidden West’s adjusted release date in February 2022, but it looks like the torturous delay will be worth it in the end.
Ancient Ring (February 25)
Few developers manage to enforce the level of respect just by recognizing the name as From Software. For many gamers, just knowing that From worked on a game is enough to convince them to play.
We don’t want to tempt fate, but Elden Ring seems to be another masterpiece of Hidetaka Miyazaki’s mind. The legendary Game Director has teamed up with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin this time around, so we expect Elden Ring to offer a history steeped in lore and a deeply captivating world to travel through.
Speaking of the gaming world, Elden Ring is the first truly open-world game in the Souls-like genre. Certainly don’t rest their laurels with this one, taking its established structure and adding an appealing level of freedom to explore however you see fit. We look forward to dying hundreds of times against the sinister enemies that roam the lands between February.
Gran Turismo 7 (March 4)
Racing games are often used as a yardstick for judging the true power of a new console, and Gran Turismo 7 is certainly shaping up to be a fantastic showcase for the graphics potential of the PS5.
The last game in the series, Gran Turismo Sport, will be five years old in 2022, so the passionate GT community certainly deserves a new title in the series. While Xbox’s Forza Horizon series focuses on arcade-style driving, Gran Turismo is known to deliver a “real driving simulator” experience.
Petrolheads will no doubt be playing this one a lot, and with the return of the GT Simulation Mode (aka a substantial single-player campaign) and a full suite of online features, there will be plenty of content to keep them busy year round.
Pardon (May 24)
A new generation of consoles often comes with a lineup of completely new titles, and Forspoken definitely feels like a breath of fresh air compared to the same old sequels and franchise reboots.
Forspoken is coming exclusively to PS5 and PC in May and seriously impressed us with a recent practical demonstration presentation. The game will follow a young protagonist named Frey who is transported from New York to the fantasy world of Athia and must use her newly acquired magical powers to find a way home – it sounds quite intriguing.
The gameplay will place a heavy emphasis on speed and mobility, with Frey being able to perform some mostly magical parkour to navigate the game’s vast open world. From the footage we’ve seen, Forspoken looks like it could be an experience. refreshing and truly next-gen. We can’t wait to get our hands on it next spring.
Phantom Thread: Tokyo (2022)
Quite possibly Bethesda’s PlayStation swansong, Ghostwire: Tokyo is a timed exclusive (thanks to a deal made before Microsoft bought ZeniMax) from Evil Within series developer Tango Gameworks.
Tango changes things here rather than sticking to their proven formula. Ghostwire: Tokyo is an active, first-person adventure game that gives you access to a range of paranormal abilities to defeat the spirits that haunt the famous Japanese capital.
Definitely categorize Ghostwire under “games we’d like to see more of” for now. We’ve only seen a small reel of gameplay, but what has been featured so far has certainly caught our attention if it hasn’t fully sold on us the core of the game yet.
God of War Ragnarok (2022)
The original God of War Ragnarok trailer didn’t feature any gameplay and didn’t even contain any cinematic footage either. In fact, even the actual name of the game wasn’t confirmed until later. Regardless, we were already sold on the sequel to one of PS4’s biggest hits from day one.
Since then we’ve been treated to some gameplay and it’s fair to say that our levels of anticipation are reaching their peak. The reboot of God of War in 2018 was a truly special game, and we look forward to reuniting with Kratos and Atreus as they venture through the Nine Realms in preparation for the prophesied end of the world.
We expect some mind-blowing new worlds to be explored, more of the series’ brutal yet very satisfying fights, a deeply compelling narrative, and the chance to throw the Leviathan ax again. We cross our fingers firmly so that it does not slip in 2023.
Hogwarts Legacy (2022)
The legacy of Hogwarts has become something of a video game conundrum. Originally announced in September 2020 for a 2021 release, it was confirmed earlier this year that the game had been pushed into 2022 and we haven’t heard from since.
Fans have grown increasingly impatient for the news, and it’s easy to see why. The Harry Potter series is one of the most beloved franchises around, but in the video game world it has mostly been overlooked beyond the underwhelming movie ties and a few LEGO titles. Fans have waited a long time for a game like Hogwarts Legacy to show up.
Set over 100 years before the boy who lived in the iconic School of Magic, Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to create their own character and then live the life of a young wizard in training, with a dark mystery to unravel. for good measure.
Not only will you be sorted into one of the famous Hogwarts houses, but the included morality system will let you decide whether you want to be more of a Weasley or a Malfoy. Freed from the shackles of a movie, Hogwarts Legacy could just be the game Harry Potter fans have dreamed of for years.
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