SONY has unveiled 25 games that will debut on the new PlayStation 5.
We’ve rounded up the full list of new PS5 games shown off at June’s ‘Future of Gaming’ virtual event.
“Today’s the day we’ve been looking forward to for years,” said Jim Ryan, Sony’s PlayStation chief.
All of the games will be available on the PS5, which launches later this year – though the PS5 price remains a mystery.
The first bit of news was that PS5 owners will get GTA Online completely free at launch.
And there’ll be a new “enhanced” edition of GTA 5 available on the PS5, which is due out in 2021.
The first proper game announced was a brand new Spider-Man game set in the Spider-Man Multiverse universe – recently featured in an animated movie.
It looks stunning graphically, and stars Miles Morales as the eponymous Spider-Man.
That’s probably why it’s called…Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Also on the cards is a new entry to the Gran Turismo franchise – a staple racer on PlayStation.
The new Gran Turismo 7 looks like it takes full advantage of the PS5’s boosted hardware, with seriously realistic graphics.
And the lighting effects are particularly impressive.
Next up is a new Ratchet and Clank game – another PlayStation franchise titan.
It’s called Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart, and features a brand new female alternative to Ratchet.
However, Ratchet still appears in the game – in what’s described as an “inter-dimensional adventure”.
Then there’s a mysterious PlayStation exclusive called Project Athia.
We see a robed woman doing parkour in a wilderness – with sweeping vistas and…dragons?
It looks great, whatever it is.
Sony also unveiled a 2021 game called Stray.
It appears to star a small cat as the protagonist, set in a strange sci-fi world.
One for the feline fanciers, then.
Another game in the line-up is Returnal.
It appears to be a space horror, with some kind of psychological element.
The graphics look decent enough, and it sounds like a stressful and gripping experience – but perhaps not one to play alone at night.
There’s a new Sackboy game, starring the iconic character from LittleBig Planet.
It’s called Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and looks as fun and as colourful as ever.
Next up is Destruction Allstars, which looks like a full-throttle monster truck game.
It’s probably a great option for adrenaline junkies, and anyone who likes smashing things.
One for the classic PlayStation players: a new Oddworld game.
This long-running franchise is back with a bang – and some hi-res new graphics – in Oddworld Soulstorm.
Protagonist Abe is tasked with saving his entire people, no small task – but one PS5 gamers will gladly take up, given that this is a console exclusive.
“You see things others can’t. See threats others don’t.”
That’s the opening line in the trailer for Ghostwire Tokyo.
It’s an action horror game set in a Tokyo occupied by ghoulish creatures – that you’re tasked with dispatching tout de suite.
Looks spooky, but fantastic.
One of the PS5’s blockbusters is sure to be Hitman 3.
It’s what appears to be the final entry into the Agent 47 Hitman trilogy.
That means it’s likely to wrap up the longstanding character’s bloody tale.
Sony showed off a short trailer for a mission set in Dubai, and it looks like there’ll be plenty of sky-high prowling – and lofty assassinations – on the menu.
Then there’s Resident Evil 8: Village.
It brings back Chris Redfield from previous games, and is out in 2021.
The game is set in a dark, dank and gloomy village – being terrorised by gruesome baddies.
And you’ll probably play it, despite it scaring the living daylights out of you.
This will likely be one of the PS5’s blockbuster hits.
Not a huge surprise, but there’s a successor to hit PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn.
The graphically gorgeous original’s sequel looks even better than the first model, visually.
It’s called Horizon 2: Forbidden West, and will be a big hit – and a prized PS5 exclusive.
The game is set in a far-future America, and follows Aloy once again, with new challenges in a ravaged land where our own civilisation has long collapsed.
One of the highlights is the graphically astonishing Demon’s Souls.
It’s a remake of a PS3 game that’s over a decade old.
And it looks better than ever, as rendered by the powerhouse PS5.
Upcoming Solar Ash is the second game from the studio Heart Machine – of Hyper Light Drifter fame.
The game sees players journey through the Ultravoid, described as “a ravenous rift in space swallowing worlds”.
It’s got a quirky graphical style, and promises to make use of the new haptic feedback in Sony’s DualSense controller.
Another year, another NBA game.
This time we’re getting NBA 2K21, but the trailer shows little other than hyper-realistic graphics of lone basketballer ‘Ronnie 2K’.
Expect a September launch for this PS5 baller.
Unveiled last year, Deathloop is a fast-paced action adventure.
It’s set on the mysterious island of Blackreef, where you have to put a stop to an time-loop that traps the island in an endless cycle.
This involves taking out eight targets across the island before the day resets.
However, you’re up against rival assassin Julianna, who’s desperately trying to stop you from succeeding.
Rather than highlighting intense graphics, Goodbye Volcano High adopts more gentle visuals.
It looks like a narrative story game, rather than an action adventure.
And it’s set in a fictional high school occupied by strange animal-people, so it’s got plenty of character.
The adorable Bugsnax looks like the perfect game to keep the kids occupied.
It’s got a cartoony style, and imagines a world occupied by tiny critters – that are all food.
For instance, strawberries toddle around on their leaves, and donuts can walk too.
Jett: The Far Shore is clearly a sci-fi game where you can fly spaceships.
But other than that – and the fact that it looks great – we don’t really know much about it.
It looks like civilisation may have collapsed and the protagonist is our only hope for the future, but we’ll need to wait for more info to be sure.
Kena: Bridge of the Spirits is a gorgeous adventure game that takes full advantage of the PS5’s powerful hardware.
The game follows Kena, a young spirit guide who is searching for a sacred mountain shrine.
Players will enjoy a lush world rendered beautifully on the PlayStation 5.
Sony also showed off a fun and cutesy action RPG called Little Devil Inside.
The game was supposed to come out back in 2016, but its impressive visuals mean the wait for the PS5 will be worth it.
It’ll also be available exclusively on the PS5 for a limited time.
Astro’s Playroom comes with the PS5 as standard, which is a great coup for gamers.
PS4 owners may recall Astro from Playroom VR. Well, he’s back – with Playroom designed to show off some of the features of the new DualSense controller.
Last on our list is Godfall, which looks like a graphically stunning hack-and-slash treat.
Players slice and dice their way through big baddies, with fun, fast and beautifully rendered combat.
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What’s your favourite game of the bunch? Let us know in the comments!
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