With Sony’s lineup ready, the stage is set for the next gaming generation. In this list we discuss the top 10 most anticipated PS5 games. We know that the PS5 released in 2020 for most countries and will be coming in 2021 for others. It comes in two models, an all-digital console and one with a UHD Blu-Ray player so for this list we’ll be highlighting the games you should consider picking up when these consoles launch.
We first got a tease of this game at e3 2019 but now we get a better look at what the game is all about. Fighting lots of slender-men like figures and headless school girls with mystical powers. It’s up to the protagonist to save Tokyo. The game is certainly more on the stylistic side and it appears that we may even get a chance to travel through the haunted Tokyo on a motorcycle. That being said, the visuals do give us a bit of pause for concern but still there is time to fix them up before its 2021 release.
Little Devil Inside
Originally announced on Kickstarter back in 2015, Little Devil Inside is an open world adventure survival game that appears to be making great use of the PS5’s hardware while retaining its unique art style. The setting is that the player has been recruited by his college professor to embark on a dangerous expedition to catalogue and bring back dangerous monsters. Given the variety of creatures we’ve seen so far, it certainly looks like the game will have plenty to offer when it launches on ps4, PS5 and PC.
It is actually the eighth game in the mainline hitman series but it nevertheless looks compelling. IO Interactive have already delivered a solid and highly replayable experience with the previous two hitman titles and it looks like they’re sending off this current trilogy in style. With very little of the game shown, the simple fact we can gather is that we’ll get to assassinate wealthy socialites atop skyscrapers in Dubai and other places. It is incredibly tempting and one to be played.
A new project by the newly formed luminous productions, a subsidiary of Square Enix and made up of developers who worked on Final Fantasy 15. Details on this project are very scarce but we do know that this game will make use of their in-house proprietary engine luminous studios. Tech demo of this engine was first shown off in 2012 with the short film Agni’s philosophy and that only seems to have gotten better over the years. If this is what they could do in 2012 with this engine imagine what they can pull off on the PS5.
Ratchet and Clank - Rift Apart
In this game, it appears that the dimensions are collapsing on one another. One of the most promising aspects of the PlayStation 5 is its solid-state drive that will reportedly make loading screens a thing of the past. Insomniac games’ beloved Lombax and robot duo are set to push that feature to the limits following up from the 2016 reboot. This entry’s main feature is the ability to travel between dimensions instantly, something that would no doubt be very taxing on current gen Hardware but that’s not all the trailer showed us. This game will also be getting a variety of writable alien mounts and a new female Lombax. No word yet on a release date but considering the gameplay that was shown off, it can’t be too far away.
Demon Souls Remake
Originally released two years before Dark Souls, Demon Souls was initially met with skepticism due to its unprecedented high difficulty at the time but slowly gained a fan following through word-of-mouth. Now it’s being given new life from the team that brought us 2018 Shadow of the Colossus remake and with the souls born franchise as big as ever, Demon Souls now seems set to amaze of not only fans of the original but also those who missed out on it the first time around.
Resident Evil Village
They’re coming back. Here’s one that caught us off guard because at first we didn’t realize it was a Resident Evil title until the title screen appeared. Once we knew what we were in for it all started to make sense. The game sees Resident Evil seven protagonist Ethan Winters returned as he finds himself in a creepy village being hunted by werewolves and axe wielding monster witches and most shocking of all Chris Redfield making use of the RE Engine used in recent Resident Evil titles. We already know it’s going to be a horrifying experience when the game launches on PS5, Xbox series X and PC in 2021.
Kena - Bridge of Spirits
Out of all the new games that were shown off at the PS 5 reveal, this one impressed us the most. Its trailer reminded us a lot of The Legend of Zelda and it turns out that it is no coincidence. Ember Lab the developer of Kena were responsible for the incredible Majora’s Mask fan film Terrible Fate released back in 2016. With its Zelda inspiration on full display from the character designs to the combat this is certainly a game that should be on our wish list when it comes out in 2021.
Spider Man - Miles Morales
Go be a hero Miles. After 2018’s amazing Marvel Spider-Man, we knew a follow-up would have a greater focus on Miles. With his slow-paced side story and the ending where he revealed his identity to Peter Parker shortly after the livestream. However, Sony’s EVP head of European business Simon Rudder clarified to the Telegraph that this game is actually an expansion to the Spider-Man 2018 game rather than a full sequel. This would indicate that the 2018 title will be remastered for the PS5.
Horizon - Forbidden West
After the incredible Horizon Zero Dawn ended on a cliffhanger with loads of unanswered questions we all couldn’t help but wonder when we would return to Aloy’s world. While no release date is set, we do have a good idea of what to expect. We know Forbidden West will take place across what it used to be California as the reveal shows plenty of San Francisco landmarks that have since been reclaimed by Nature. We know that the game will have a new focus on underwater travers but most importantly we can’t wait to take ons ome giant mechanical mammoths and find out what Sylens is doing. Greatness certainly awaits.
Here are a few honorable mentions
Astros Playroom: A cute follow-up to the ps5 hit that will take full advantage of the dual sense controller’s new features.
Gran Turismo 7: One for the car enthusiasts and easily one of the most realistic looking games on the PS5.