The PlayStation 5 has been released not long ago, and is already establishing its dominance in the console market with stellar launch titles in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and even Astro’s Playroom.
But that’s all just appetisers. 2021 is shaping up to be the main course, with tons of exciting new titles looking to fill up your PS5’s limited SSD space. Regardless of your taste in games, be it more along the lines of a creepy survival horror game, an RPG with a cool mix of action and story, or something that is just there to make your eyes pop, 2021’s lineup of PS5 games will sure to have something for you.
If you’d like a quick guide on what games to keep an eye out for, here are our top PlayStation 5 games to look forward to in the coming year.
Final Fantasy XVI
It’s time for another Final Fantasy with the upcoming sixteenth instalment in the franchise. We only have one trailer of the game to go off so far but it is already looking spectacular with familiar Final Fantasy tropes layered with tons of political intrigue, and *gasp* an all-new M rating! It is produced by Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida of Final Fantasy XIV fame and directed by Hiroshi Takai who also worked on The Last Remnant.
God of War: Ragnarok
Ragnarok is coming with the God of War sequel that is set to drop sometime in 2021. Aside from that cliffhanger ending at the end of the 2018 game’s post-credits scene, not much is known about the game, not even its title. The game is currently dubbed God of War: Ragnarok among the community due to the trailer announcing that “Ragnarok is coming.” But we do have a teaser trailer with Kratos warning us that “the time draws near, you must prepare yourself.”
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
An all-new adventure awaits our Lombax and robot duo with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Players will get to journey around different planets and dimensions with new tools at their disposal to take down the sinister Dr. Nefarious. How exactly that plays out with the DualSense controller remains to be seen, but seeing as how load times are practically nonexistent in the PS5, players can expect some really cool interdimensional zaniness to come out of this game.
Horizon Forbidden West
The adventure of Aloy continues with Horizon Forbidden West, where we’ll see our daring protagonist make her way to post-apocalyptic San Francisco to face new terrain, new threats and new machines. We can see Aloy swimming underwater in the trailer with a breathing mask of sorts, this could be hinting at some possible underwater sections in the game.
Fans of the movie Groundhog Day and its various permutations across all of entertainment will have a field day with Deathloop, a first-person shooter game that has you playing as an assassin stuck in, you guessed it, a time loop. Your goal is to take out the targets in an area before your loop resets. Only things aren’t as simple as it sounds. There is another assassin in this game, and the one she is hunting is… you.
Far Cry 6
Ubisoft’s upcoming Far Cry 6 will see the return of the actor behind everyone’s favourite Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian villain Giancarlo Esposito as the game’s main antagonist Anton Castilla. Meanwhile, players will get to take on the role of Yaran Dani Rojas, a resistance fighter going against the dictatorship ruling the nation.
Potterheads have long clamoured for an open-world game set in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe, and now WB Games has answered said calls in the form of Hogwarts Legacy. Contrary to the 1990s, where the original books were set in, this RPG that is set before long the legend of The Boy Who Lived, specifically in the 1800s. Players will get to create their very own witch or wizard, solve puzzles, perform magic, and defeat bad guys, all in stunning 4K to boot.
Experience the power of psychokinesis with Scarlet Nexus. Bandai Namco’s upcoming RPG follows young Yuito Sumeragi as he navigates through the world of New Himuka as a new recruit for the Other Suppression Force, a task force set up to combat waves of terrifying mutants known as the Others. Those looking for a new futuristic science-fiction anime game will definitely not want to give this a miss.
Set in modern Tokyo, Japan, Tango Gameworks’ first-person horror-action title Ghostwire: Tokyo has you playing as someone investigating an abandoned city overrun by paranormal threats. Don’t worry though, you will have supernatural abilities at your fingertips to help you fend off malicious spirits.
Resident Evil Village
The newest entry in the Resident Evil franchise is set several years after the events of Resident Evil 7 and features Ethan and Mia. Aside from those two, it’s been revealed that another familiar face, Chris Redfield, will be coming back to cause quite a bit of trouble for Ethan. Also, it seems like there will be werewolves in the game too. Hooray…?
While this isn’t an extensive list of what’s to come for the PlayStation 5, these titles are really just to whet your appetites for what seems like an epic 2021 for video games. And if you haven’t gotten a PS5 yet, now might be the best time to do so.
Check out more on the PS5:
- Geek Review: PlayStation 5
- We Played Some PS5 Games In Glorious 4K At 60 FPS & There’s No Turning Back
- The PS5 Will Only Have 667GB Of Usable Storage Space Out Of The Box
- Player Demand Will Determine If PlayStation 5 Supports 1440p
- PS5 Allows You To Run PS4 But Not PS5 Games Directly Off An External Drive
- PS5 Disassembled: A Look At Everything Inside The Console
- Which PlayStation 5 Games Should You Buy At Launch?
- PlayStation Changes Up Trophy Levelling System Ahead of PlayStation 5 Launch
Germaine is a fun-sized introvert who loves nothing better than sleeping in on rainy days. She can be found reading fanfiction and manga while still waiting for her Hogwarts acceptance letter. It’ll come eventually.