Game Releases by User Score

Hades 1.

Hades

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 13, 2021
Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. BATTLE OUT OF HELL. As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go. BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family. BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test. SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.4
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 2.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 26, 2021
Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more. Skate in super crisp 120 FPS at 1080P or 60 FPS in native 4K. Watch the levels come to life using sharper dynamic shadows, reflections, and lens flare, plus enhanced skater textures. The PS5 enhancements don’t stop at audio and visual upgrades, either. Major features include: 120 FPS @1080p Native 4k @60FPS SSD & Immediacy Haptic feedback via the DualSense wireless controller Spatialized Audio High Fidelity Atmospherics Activities and Game Help Cross-Gen Progression
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.1
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade 3.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 10, 2021
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE expands upon and reimagines the spectacular world of the original PlayStation game. It covers up through the escape from Midgar and is the first game in the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE project. INTERGRADE is a bundle that includes both REMAKE and the new episode featuring Yuffie. In her episode, play as the spirited ninja after she arrives in Midgar. There, she and another Wutaian operative are to rendezvous with Avalanche HQ, infiltrate the Shinra Building, and steal the conglomerate's most powerful materia. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE takes advantage of the latest generation hardware and includes a wealth of graphical, gameplay and system enhancements for the PS5: Immerse yourself in the city of Midgar like never before, with improved textures, lighting, and background environments. Players can switch between two game modes: "Graphics Mode" prioritizes 4K high-resolution graphics "Performance Mode" prioritizes smooth action at 60 frames per second Capture and share your memorable moments from the game with a fully customizable “Photo Mode” Enjoy immersive battles by using the DualSense wireless controller, with its haptic feedback integration, and enjoy dynamic bike racing with its adaptive triggers. New difficulty settings for ‘Classic Mode’ provide new ways to play Jump into the action faster with optimized loading times
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 4.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 30, 2021
Disco Elysium is about a detective who wakes up in a rundown coastal district with a banging headache and only a few dregs of memory left. You set out to discover what happened to him inside the unique world we have created. We’ve thrown together disco music, early motor carriages, and post-revolutionary angst for our setting, and brought it all to life with actual oil paintings.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.5
It Takes Two 5.

It Takes Two

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 26, 2021
From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Something out of the ordinary Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.1
Deathloop 6.

Deathloop

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 14, 2021
If at first you don't succeed Die, Die Again. From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action. "DEATHLOOP" transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins. Explore stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience that lets you approach every situation any way you like. Hunt down targets all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle once and for all, and remember, if at first you don't succeed die, die again.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.4
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 7.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 11, 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an intergalactic adventure from Insomniac Games that showcases what’s possible for games designed around PS5’s SSD and DualSense wireless controller. Players seamlessly travel through different dimensions in mid-gameplay. The DualSense wireless controller brings combat to life, with haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers adding powerful sensations that increase immersion in combat.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut 8.

Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 20, 2021
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut includes: Ghost of Tsushima full game; Iki Island expansion: New story, mini-games, enemy types and more*; Legends online co-op mode; Downloadable content: Digital mini art book, Director's commentary, One Technique Point, Charm of Hachiman's Favor, Hero of Tsushima Skin Set. PS5 Features: Dynamic 4K resolution targeting 60fps (requires compatible 4K TV or display). DualSense™ wireless controller haptic feedback and adaptive trigger resistance. 3D Audio (with analog or USB stereo headphones). Lip sync for Japanese voiceover. Ability to transfer PS4 saved progress to PS5 game.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.7
The Nioh Collection 9.

The Nioh Collection

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 5, 2021
Celebrate the franchise's 4-year anniversary with remastered editions of both games featuring 4K and up to 120FPS support. For everyone that recently purchased the PlayStation 5 console, you will be able to experience the complete Nioh 2 adventure in Nioh 2 Remastered The Complete Edition, along with a remastered version of the first entry in the series: Nioh Remastered The Complete Edition. If you would like all of this content in one convenient place, we have the perfect title for all of your Nioh needs. Get ready to relive the entire series with all DLC included for both titles in The Nioh Collection for PlayStation 5. All of the titles available on PlayStation 5 will support 4K resolution for crystal clear visuals, up to 120 FPS gameplay for silky smooth combat, ultra-fast load times and the ability to transfer your data from the PS4 versions to pick up your journey right where you left off.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
Guilty Gear -Strive- 10.

Guilty Gear -Strive-

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 8, 2021
“Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. There is a fully voiced story mode diving deep into the Guilty Gear universe, new characters joining fan favorites, and robust rollback net code. The cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid graphics pioneered in the Guilty Gear series have been raised to the next level in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The new artistic direction and improve character animations will go beyond anything you’ve seen before in a fighting game!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.1
Chicory: A Colorful Tale 11.

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 10, 2021
A Painting Adventure: You're a dog wielding a magic paintbrush! Use the power of art to explore, solve puzzles, help your animal friends and restore color to the world in this top-down adventure game. Explore the Picnic Province, and draw on anything! Manipulate the environment with your paint and solve puzzles! Unlock new paint abilities and use them to reach new places! Local co-op! Play with your friends and paint together! Along the way you'll meet many characters and make friends. Collect clothes, furniture and brush styles to unleash your creativity and dress yourself and the world as you see fit!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.8
Tales of Arise 12.

Tales of Arise

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You. On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 13.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 12, 2021
It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Yakuza: Like a Dragon 14.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 2, 2021
RISE FROM ROCK BOTTOM - Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn't commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most. Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family's betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city's outcasts on his journey. LEVEL UP FROM UNDERDOG TO DRAGON IN DYNAMIC RPG COMBAT Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield as your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, street signs, and everything else at your disposal to crack some skulls! ENTER THE UNDERWORLD PLAYGROUND When you're not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEGA games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city. There's always something new around the corner.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Chivalry 2 15.

Chivalry 2

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 23, 2021
Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era - from the thunder of cavalry charges, to storms of flaming arrows, sprawling castle sieges and more. Catapults tear the earth apart as players lay siege to castles, set fire to villages and slaughter filthy peasants in the return of grand Team Objective maps. Ride to war on horseback and claim glory by your blade. Are ye a heroic warrior, or a blood-soaked murderer? Keep fighting and gurgling out battlecries even when wounded, bleeding out and missing limbs. Enhanced player expression brings thousands of hilarious new voice-lines and deep character customization. A revamped, faster and more fluid combat system offers an expanded range of creative choices, allowing players to perfect their playstyle. Immersive sound and effects ensure every blow lands with the sickening thud of steel sinking into bone.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.7
Returnal 16.

Returnal

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 30, 2021
Returnal transforms roguelike gameplay into a third-person shooter where players fight to survive a hostile planet that changes with every death. Players can switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger and can get right back into the action after dying. PS5’s immersive 3D audio brings the alien world to life around the player, helping players navigate the intense positional combat.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Control: Ultimate Edition 17.

Control: Ultimate Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 2, 2021
After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world. Become the new Director struggling to regain Control. You are Jesse Faden, a young woman with a troubled past. You become the new Director of the Bureau of Control Our frontline in researching and fighting against supernatural enemies like the Hiss threatening our very existence. You'll uncover the secret activities of the Bureau agents and explore the strange and shifting halls of the Bureau's headquarters, The Oldest House. Unlock new abilities with Objects of Power and upgrade your Service Weapon to take on bigger and more powerful enemies. Venture into lost sectors in the challenging Expeditions mode. Solve puzzles and complete quests to discover the secret of Jesse's past and the true purpose of the Bureau of Control. Above all, you must defeat the relentless Hiss. Control is Jesse Fadens's story. The main plot focuses on her personal search for answers as she grows into the role of the Director. The world of Control has its own story, as do the allies Jesse meets along the way. Side-quests and Secrets are everywhere. Jesse works with other Bureau agents, decodes cryptic ciphers and discovers strange Bureau experiments. World Within a Location Explore diverse environments and shifting architecture in a deep unpredictable world, set within a sprawling New York building. Flexible and Supernatural Combat System Define your playstyle by integrating supernatural abilities, upgrades, and modifiable loadouts. Reactive Environments6 Harness dynamic environmental destruction for exciting combat possibilities and master complex rituals to alter your surroundings. Reality Meets the Unexplainable Dive into a dark and brutalist-inspired world where daily reality has been corrupted by an otherworldly force.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
The Forgotten City 18.

The Forgotten City

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 28, 2021
The Forgotten City is a mature narrative-driven game, and a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed mod that won a national Writers’ Guild award and racked up over 3 million downloads. Trapped in a secret underground city during the Roman Empire, twenty-three lost souls cling to life. In this precarious utopia, if one person breaks the mysterious Golden Rule, everyone dies. As a time-traveler drawn two thousand years into the past, you’ll relive their final moments in an endless loop, exploring and interrogating, and changing the course of the day with each secret you uncover. Only by cleverly exploiting the time loop and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Death Stranding: Director's Cut 19.

Death Stranding: Director's Cut

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 24, 2021
From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes a genre-defying experience, now expanded and remastered for the PlayStation 5 console in this definitive Director’s Cut. In the future, a mysterious event known as the Death Stranding has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leading to grotesque creatures from the afterlife roaming the fallen world marred by a desolate society. Take on the trials of Sam Bridges with advanced combat, more character actions and a competitive ranking system for special player challenges.* Make use of additional weapons and vehicles, take on new enemy types and explore new locations such as the Firing Range and Racetrack, featuring extra missions and minigames. Experience an extended storyline through new missions in an expanded area.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.6
F1 2021 20.

F1 2021

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 13, 2021
Every story has a beginning in F1 2021, the official videogame of the 2021 FIA Formula One world Championship. Enjoy the stunning new features of F1 2021, including the thrilling story experience 'braking point', two-player career, and get even closer to the grid with 'real-season start'. Take your team to the top in the acclaimed ten-year 'My team' Career mode, or race head-to-head in split-screen and multiplayer. Immerse yourself in the greatest racing spectacle on the planet and race with the authentic lineup of twenty heroic drivers and ten iconic teams from the 2021 Season: 'braking point' - the thrilling new story experience, new ways to play: two-player career and 'real-season start', acclaimed 'My team', split-screen and multiplayer
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.1
Hitman 3 21.

Hitman 3

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 20, 2021
Death Awaits HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again. Top of the World Every mission location in HITMAN 3 is meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. Players will have unrivalled freedom to complete their objectives and the game world will react to everything they do. A Platform of Assassination The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realised with HITMAN 3 as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of previous HITMAN games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to 'import' locations that they own from the previous two HITMAN games into HITMAN 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place. Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within HITMAN 3, also means that the progression systems in HITMAN 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. HITMAN 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into HITMAN 3.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Resident Evil Village 22.

Resident Evil Village

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 7, 2021
The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island 23.

Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 20, 2021
If you’re a history buff, you may know that in addition to Tsushima, the neighboring island of Iki was also invaded during this time period. This island serves as the setting for a whole new chapter in Jin’s journey. In this new story, Jin travels to the island to investigate rumors of a Mongol presence. But soon, he finds himself caught up in events with deeply personal stakes that will force him to relive some traumatic moments from his past. [Sony]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
The Pedestrian 24.

The Pedestrian

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 29, 2021
The Pedestrian is a 2.5D puzzle platformer themed around the public sign system. You play as a 2D character moving through signs in a dynamic 3D world. You progress through the game by rearranging and connecting public signs to explore and advance through each environment.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Metro Exodus: Complete Edition 25.

Metro Exodus: Complete Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 18, 2021
The year is 2036. A quarter-century after nuclear war devastated the earth, a few thousand survivors still cling to existence beneath the ruins of Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro. They have struggled against the poisoned elements, fought mutated beasts and paranormal horrors, and suffered the flames of civil war. But now, as Artyom, you must flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on an incredible, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in search of a new life in the East. Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom's story in the greatest Metro adventure yet. Features: * Embark on an incredible journey - board the Aurora, a heavily modified steam locomotive, and join a handful of survivors as they search for a new life in the East * Experience Sandbox Survival - a gripping story links together classic Metro gameplay with new huge, non-linear levels * A beautiful, hostile world - discover the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness, brought to life with stunning day / night cycles and dynamic weather * Deadly combat and stealth scavenge and craft in the field to customize your arsenal of hand-made weaponry, and engage human and mutant foes in thrilling tactical combat * Your choices determine your comrades' fate - not all your companions will survive the journey; your decisions have consequence in a gripping storyline that offers massive re-playability * The ultimate in atmosphere and immersion - a flickering candle in the darkness; a ragged gasp as your gasmask frosts over; the howl of a mutant on the night wind - Metro will immerse and terrify you like no other game
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Lost Judgment 26.

Lost Judgment

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 24, 2021
SEIZE THE TRUTH - December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence. “Three days ago, a dead body was found in an abandoned building in Yokohama. Have you identified it yet?” he proclaims as confusion cuts through the court room. His defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, has no doubt that crucial details of the situation have been overlooked, as Ehara was not even tried for the murder. She contacts detective Takayuki Yagami to investigate this further. How could Ehara have committed two crimes at once? Was the sexual battery just a cover up? Has Ehara gamed the entire justice system? As victims surface and Yagami digs farther into the truth, he is faced with a question: Defend the law, or enact justice? From just a single stumble, one can become a monster… BRINGING JUSTICE AT THE EDGE OF THE LAW Put Yagami’s distinct martial arts forms to the test in order get to the bottom of the case. Harness the Crane, Tiger, and new Snake stance, a graceful style that can deflect and return an opponent’s strikes, using their energy against them. EVERYONE’S GOT A STORY Employ Yagami’s arsenal of detective tricks with new gadgets, stealthily tracking suspects, and crafty methods of infiltration. Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth as you take on cases in both Tokyo and Yokohama.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Judgment 27.

Judgment

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 23, 2021
From the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilize innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly. Experience visceral combat with two unique combat styles. Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes. Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: Episode INTERmission 28.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: Episode INTERmission

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 10, 2021
The new episode featuring Yuffie is a brand-new adventure in the world of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE. Play as Wutai ninja Yuffie Kisaragi as she infiltrates Midgar and conspires with Avalanche HQ to steal the ultimate materia from the Shinra Electric Power Company.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Diablo II: Resurrected 29.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 23, 2021
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo® II. Pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal. Features: Remastered graphics—monsters, heroes, items, spells, all resurrected. An epic story told through five distinct acts. Classic gameplay—the same Diablo II you know and love, preserved. Updated Battle.net support. Planned support for cross-progression—take your progress wherever you play. Diablo II: Resurrected includes all content from both Diablo II and its epic expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. Battle your way through icy caverns, horrific tombs filled with undead abominations, and frozen wastelands to the frigid summit of Mount Arreat and stop Baal, the Lord of Destruction. Raise hell with two Lord of Destruction playable classes—the cunning Assassin, master of traps and shadow disciplines, and the savage Druid, a bold shapeshifter and summoner who commands primal elemental magic.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
3.9
Life is Strange: True Colors 30.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.6
Tails of Iron 31.

Tails of Iron

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 17, 2021
Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 32.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 26, 2021
Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
TOEM 33.

TOEM

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 17, 2021
A photo adventure. Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Key Features - Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people! - Listen to chill beats and take in your surroundings! - Meet quirky characters and help them with their problems!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Kena: Bridge of Spirits 34.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 21, 2021
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of tiny spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch 35.

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 7, 2021
Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and steps to his journey fighting back. And he never expects that he has been involved in a bigger scheme between the mafia, the rebellion, and the legion. Exploring the Metroidvania game world with a dozen of areas with distinguishing vision themes and level designs. Earning the rewards by conquering the challenges of combats, puzzles and platformers in countless chambers, tunnels and shortcuts. Interconnected and automatically loading game map makes the detailed Torch City more convincing and beautiful.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Scarlet Nexus 36.

Scarlet Nexus

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 25, 2021
Unleash the Power of the Mind - In a far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powersand changing the world as we know it. Just as humanity was entering this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a thirst for human brains. Highly resistant to conventional attack methods, extreme measures needed to be taken to battle the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity. Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, were our chance to fight the onslaught from above. To this day, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity's last line of defense. Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS. KINETIC PSYCHIC COMBAT Using psycho-kinetic abilities, the world around you becomes your greatest weapon. Lift, break and throw pieces of your environment to build your attack combos and lay waste to your enemies. EXTERMINATE THE OTHERS Deranged mutants that descended from the sky, immune to conventional weapons and defenses. Tormented by the constant pain of their mutation, they seek brains of living organisms to calm their madness. DISCOVER A BRAIN PUNK FUTURE Explore and protect a futuristic Japanese landscape that combines inspirations from classic anime and western science fiction. DEEP STORY DRIVEN EXPERIENCE Dive into a complex story of bonds, courage and heroism crafted by minds behind the iconic Tales of Vesperia.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Wreckfest 37.

Wreckfest

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 4, 2021
Break the rules and take full-contact racing to the limit with Wreckfest! Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend -- These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1 & 2! Burn rubber and shred metal in the ultimate driving playground! Wreckfest is jam-packed with upgrade and customization options. Whether you are preparing for your next demolition derby with reinforced bumpers, roll cages, side protectors and much more, or setting your car up for a banger race with engine performance parts like air filters, camshafts, fuel systems, etc., Wreckfest is shaping up to be the best combative motorsport game out there. Features: * Awesome Cars -- Old, banged-up, patched-together cars that simply ooze style! From old American heavy-hitters to agile Europeans and fun Asians, you won't find anything like this in other games. * Meaningful Customization -- Change not only the look of your cars but also upgrade their body armor! * Multiplayer -- Wreck your friends online and take racing to the limit while chasing for demolition dominance! * Challenge modes -- Have hilarious fun with crop harvesters, lawn mowers, school buses, three-wheelers and more!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Eldest Souls 38.

Eldest Souls

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 29, 2021
Eldest Souls is a challenging, pixel-art boss-rush game. The Old Gods have long been imprisoned. Humanity has prospered. Great Kingdoms have arisen from the now forsaken temples of worship. But no longer… In their final act of vengeance, the Old Gods have unleashed a great Desolation upon the world. Farmlands have turned to deserts, rivers to dust. The Great Crusade sent to slay the imprisoned Gods once and for all, has all but perished, and the human Kingdoms are in disarray. A lone Crusader approaches the Citadel, ancient prison of the Gods. His objective is simple: slay them all.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.4
Alan Wake Remastered 39.

Alan Wake Remastered

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 5, 2021
In this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of. Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals. The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Subnautica: Below Zero 40.

Subnautica: Below Zero

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 14, 2021
Below Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet's surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts... The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface.When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
4.9
Lost in Random 41.

Lost in Random

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 42.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 26, 2021
Three years have passed since Ryza’s secret grand adventure on Kurken Island. Ryza, the only member of her group to remain on the island, receives a letter from her friend telling her about ruins that may be related to alchemy, along with a mysterious request involving a glowing stone. This inspires her to leave the island and venture out to the royal capital, Ashra-am Baird. However, Ryza is unaware that this will lead to the beginning of an imaginative new adventure involving a pursuit of the mysteries of the ruins surrounding the royal capital and a meeting with a strange creature that will change her life.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
MLB The Show 21 43.

MLB The Show 21

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 16, 2021
Be a 2-way star. For the first time, take your Ball Player from Road To The Show and use him in other game modes. Now your Ball Player can be a 2-way star. Enjoy Franchise improvements and updates to March To October which empower you to better make decisions on the future of your club. Live content now streamlines programs to provide clearer goals, faster paths to rewards based on how you play, and welcomes a new class of Legends to build your dream squad. New to MLB The Show this year is gameplay styles alongside new gameplay onboarding tutorials to expand gameplay for all playstyles and skill levels. Casual: An easier, fun, pick-up and play experience with an emphasis on learning the game. Simulation: Authentic MLB experience that plays true to player and team ratings. A balance between stick skills and player attributes. Competitive: User stick skills reign supreme, greater emphasis on user input over player ratings. Our new online H2H default.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.1
FIFA 22 44.

FIFA 22

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 27, 2021
Powered by Football™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22 brings the game even closer to the real thing with fundamental gameplay advances and a new season of innovation across every mode. New gameplay features in FIFA 22 give you more consistency between the posts with a goalkeeper rewrite that brings more composure to the most important position on the pitch, alongside new ball physics, explosive sprint that better matches the acceleration of the game’s quickest players, and new attacking tactics that let you take control of how your team plays. In Career Mode, live out your football dreams as you create and manage the game’s newest club to glory. VOLTA FOOTBALL rewards you for your flair with restyled small-sided gameplay and new ways to play and progress each season. Get the squad together in Pro Clubs with enhanced team customization and updated progression that puts you in control of your Virtual Pro’s development, and welcome back some of football’s most memorable players as new FUT Heroes in FIFA Ultimate Team™ with a redefined competition structure that makes testing your skills against other players more accessible. However you play, enjoy unrivaled authenticity everywhere with over 17,000 players, 700+ teams, and more than 30 leagues including the UEFA Champions League, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and the brand new UEFA Europa Conference League - only available in FIFA 22. GAMEPLAY Reimagined gameplay creates fundamental advances that you’ll feel across every mode in FIFA 22. A goalkeeper rewrite brings more composure and consistency to the most important position on the pitch, new ball physics reimagine every pass, shot, and goal, and explosive sprint lets you feel the acceleration of the game’s quickest players. • Goalkeeper Rewrite - A brand new goalkeeper system brings a new level of intelligence to the last line of defence, unlocking more reliable shot-stopping and smarter decision-making between the posts. In FIFA 22, goalkeeper positioning personality replicates the different styles of keepers throughout the game - from the lightning-fast reflexes of world-class shot stoppers like Jan Oblak to the aggression of sweeper keepers such as Ederson. • True Ball Physics - Real-world data imported into FIFA 22 takes the game’s ball physics to a new level of realism. Tuned parameters including speed, swerve, air drag, air resistance, ground friction, and rolling friction mean every touch, trap, shot, volley, pass, and dribble will look, move, and fly like the real thing. • Explosive Sprint - A new gameplay mechanic that changes the dynamic of one-on-one situations, Explosive Sprint gives you more control over acceleration when dribbling or defending. Lure opponents in and choose when to unleash your full speed to get away from the defender as you drive your team forward in attack.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
2.6
Cyber Shadow 45.

Cyber Shadow

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
Riders Republic 46.

Riders Republic

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 28, 2021
Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Meet and compete with other players, and ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit. Live out the rider's fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain... all mashed up for you to shred! Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players. Go all out. Join the madness!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.3
Back 4 Blood 47.

Back 4 Blood

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 7, 2021
From the creators and development team behind the critically acclaimed, co-op phenomenon Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is designed from the ground-up as an original, premium title and marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art technology.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.6
MotoGP 21 48.

MotoGP 21

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 22, 2021
Discover all the official rosters and tracks and experience the thrill of the 2021 Season. And if you want to dive into the past, you can relive the MotoGP™ history with more than 40 riders and their iconic bikes. Take critical decisions and find a winning strategy to take over the Championship! Create your crew, choosing between official teams or a new one. Pick your staff, choosing your Personal Manager, a Chief Engineer, and a Data Analyst who will help you to make crucial choices such as the best contract to get and the bike development. Reach the MotoGP™ or Moto2™ class and assemble your very own Junior team. How you ride your bike will directly affect the tires wear. Worn tires make it more difficult to handle the bike. Manage it cautiously. Forget automatic respawns. If you fall, you must get up and get back on your bike as fast as possible. Never lose control. Customize helmet, suit, stickers, racing number, and livery with 5 incredible Graphic Editors! Once you’re done, share* your designs online or try on some of your fellow player’s creations. *You can share helmet, racing number and rider stickers. Just like the real riders, you’ll have to play by the rules of the official championship or you’ll face the consequences, including, for the first time, the Long Lap Penalty. Enjoy the most authentic MotoGP™ experience.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.3
NBA 2K22 49.

NBA 2K22

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
Enjoy competitive gameplay, online features, and a variety of game modes, including myCAREER, as you put together your dream team in this basketball video game. A WORLD OF BASKETBALL. NBA 2K22 puts the entire basketball universe in your hands. PLAY NOW in real NBA and WNBA environments against authentic teams and players. Build your own dream team in MyTEAM with today’s stars and yesterday’s legends. Live out your own pro journey in MyCAREER and experience your personal rise to the NBA. Flex your management skills as a powerful Executive in MyGM and MyLEAGUE. Anyone, anywhere can hoop in NBA 2K22.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
3.9
WRC 10 50.

WRC 10

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 2, 2021
Reach the 2021 season podium, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the competition, relive the highlights at the wheel of legendary cars.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.4
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania 51.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 2, 2021
Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas! Features: The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more! Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards! Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op. Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode. Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Call of Duty: Vanguard 52.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 5, 2021
This is WWII combat like never before. Witness the origins of Special Forces as you play a pivotal role and change the face of history, forming Task Force One in a gripping Campaign across four major theaters of war. Become an original Special Forces Operator in an online Multiplayer rich in innovation with 20 maps available at launch. Prepare for a franchise-first, universe-expanding Zombies crossover. Immerse yourself in a fully integrated Call of Duty®: Warzone™ experience featuring a new and massive map. This is the most connected Call of Duty ever, all powered by the next generation Call of Duty® engine introduced in Modern Warfare.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.5
Hot Wheels Unleashed 53.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 27, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.5
The Falconeer: Warrior Edition 54.

The Falconeer: Warrior Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 5, 2021
Soar through the skies aboard a giant warbird in this BAFTA nominated air combat game. Soar through the skies aboard a majestic warbird, explore a stunning oceanic world and engage in epic aerial dogfights, in this BAFTA nominated air combat game from solo developer, Tomas Sala. You take on the role of Falconeer, a powerful airborne warrior traversing a vast oceanic world torn apart by generations of poisonous decisions and dissent. Throughout multiple campaigns, you will experience life from many different perspectives and loyalties as you embark on a journey of discovery, and solve the mystery of the Ursee, its people and history. Progress through perilous missions and side quests, wielding your lightning caster to protect ships against pirates, kraken and other threats. Dive through the deep ocean depths, soar above the clouds to do battle with giant crab cities or engage in furious dogfights against the mysterious Mancer Order that controls and regulates technology. The Falconeer: Warrior Edition includes the fully updated game, plus 'The Hunter' DLC, adding a new player class with a flyable Ormir dragon and a set of pyro pot guided rockets, and the new 'Edge of the World' DLC, containing 3 additional side quests and new boss encounters.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
The Sinking City 55.

The Sinking City

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 19, 2021
The Sinking City is an action/investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft. In this new type of adventure, you take on the role of Charles W. Reed, an investigator in the 1920s United States. No sooner have you arrived in Oakmont, Massachusetts, than you are led to investigate a mysterious flood inundating the city, in the hopes of shedding light on the darkness that has seized the place and corrupted the minds of the inhabitants - and yours... * An oppressive atmosphere and story inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft. * A vast open world that can be explored on foot, by boat, in a diving suit * High replay value thanks to an open investigation system: each case can be solved in a number of ways, with different possible endings depending on your actions. * An arsenal of weapons from the 1920s with which to take on nightmarish creatures. * Manage your mental health to untangle the truth behind the madness.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.9
The Medium 56.

The Medium

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 3, 2021
Become a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. Haunted by the vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there's no one simple truth to what others perceive. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side. The Medium features a "dual" soundtrack by Bloober Team's Arkadiusz Reikowski and legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.9
Greak: Memories of Azur 57.

Greak: Memories of Azur

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 17, 2021
Greak: Memories of Azur is a side scrolling single-player game with hand-drawn animations. You will take the role of three siblings: Greak, Adara and Raydel to guide them through the lands of Azur. Alternate control between them and use their unique abilities to escape from the Urlag invasion.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.5
DARQ: Complete Edition 58.

DARQ: Complete Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 25, 2021
DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd's misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Far Cry 6 59.

Far Cry 6

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 7, 2021
Far Cry 6 reveals a Caribbean island simmering with revolutionary tension. The title features actor Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul,” “The Boys,” “The Mandalorian”) as President Anton Castillo, the violent leader who grips the island of Yara with an iron fist, promising a return to its former glory. With an arsenal of weapons and allies at your back, you’ll take on Castillo’s regime and fight for the future of Yara. As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), you will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara, from verdant jungles to the urban streets of the capital city, Esperanza. You’ll use a powerful array of weapons and vehicles, and build a network of allies to fight alongside you, including Fangs for Hire like Chorizo, the dangerously distracting wiener dog. As President Castillo prepares his son Diego, played by Anthony Gonzalez (“Coco”), to succeed him, you will do all you can to ensure his plans don’t come to fruition. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.6
Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition 60.

Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 4, 2021
Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision, and instincts. Possess lost warriors, track down hidden sanctums of the devout, and face formidable foes. Possess Lost Warriors The dead litter this tattered landscape, but not all are without hope. The lost remains of defeated warriors are yours to discover. Awaken these Mortal Shells, occupy their bodies and significantly open your understanding to diverse masteries of combat. Face Haunting Foes Your path is guarded by desperate adversaries, devoted to inscrutable gods. Behold creatures both pitiable and grotesque, but do not let fear halt your journey. Muster your courage and face them down. Iron Sharpens Iron Combat is strategic and deliberate. You must commit your sword only when an opportunity opens. Calculate your parries to unleash devastating counterblows. Temporarily entomb your Mortal Shell in stone to block attacks, or play aggressive and use your stone-form to add brutal weight to your own sword swings.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.9
Outriders 61.

Outriders

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 1, 2021
Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you'll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet. With rich storytelling spanning a diverse world, you'll leave behind the slums and shanty towns of the First City and traverse forests, mountains and desert in the pursuit of a mysterious signal. Combining intense gunplay with violent powers and an arsenal of increasingly twisted weaponry and gear-sets, Outriders offers countless hours of gameplay from one of the finest shooter developers in the industry People Can Fly.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.8
Demon Turf 62.

Demon Turf

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 4, 2021
The Demon World is inhabited by all kinds of nasties... Most of them lumped into gangs battling for dominion, each led by its own head honcho. Yet even these bad dudes are no match for the Demon King himself! Instead, the task falls to Beebz, a young demon barely a thousand years old, who decides it’s time for her to kick every turf leader’s butt and become the Demon Queen herself.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes 63.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 22, 2021
From the creators of Until Dawn Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right THREE WAYS TO PLAY Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology! 1. SOLO STORY The complete terrifying story as a single player experience 2. MOVIE NIGHT MODE You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character And: 3. SHARED STORY 2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
GreedFall: Gold Edition 64.

GreedFall: Gold Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 30, 2021
Explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures. Forge this new world's destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions. With diplomacy, deception and force, become part of a living, evolving world - influence its course and shape your story. * Engage in a core roleplaying experience achieve quests and complete objectives in a multitude of different ways through combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth. * Complete freedom in character progression play as a male or female, customize your appearance, and freely choose your abilities, spells and skills. * Delve into a mysterious world of magic begin a grand journey and uncover ancient secrets protected by supernatural beings, manifestations of the island's earthly magic.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.3
Hell Let Loose 65.

Hell Let Loose

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 5, 2021
You've never played World War 2 the way it was meant to be played... with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fuelling the frontlines, being a cog in the machine of colossal combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving front line, and crucial unit-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle. Featuring sweeping maps modelled on real reconnaissance images and satellite data, the entire battlefield is divided up into large capture sectors -- allowing for emergent and constantly unique gameplay that pits two forces of fifty players in a fight to the death across fields, bridges, forests and towns on an ever-evolving front line. When a sector is captured, it will generate one of three resources for your team, creating a complex meta-game that will influence your team's march to victory.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.0
Tribes of Midgard 66.

Tribes of Midgard

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 27, 2021
In Tribes of Midgard players can play solo or co-op with a team of up to 10 players to resist the oncoming invasion of giants during Ragnarök. Set in worlds full of dark creatures, hidden gods, and abundant materials to be uncovered, players begin the game as a Viking living in a village that houses the Seed of Yggdrasil, which is the last bastion that protects the gods from the other realms. Fans will need to explore the wilderness to craft new weapons and be prepared to defend the sacred center of your village from the grim shadows from Helheim that prey upon its power. All the while, giants stalk ever closer to the village, seeking to destroy Midgard and fulfill the prophecy of the end of the world.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris 67.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 12, 2021
The Siege of Paris sees Eivor embark upon a new series of quests in Francia, the largest of the post-Roman barbarian kingdoms in Western Europe. New weapons, abilities, gear, and skills are all be up for grabs, and Infiltration Missions returns as well, enabling players to determine exactly how they go about murdering their assigned targets.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.9
Marvel's Avengers 68.

Marvel's Avengers

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 18, 2021
Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.9
Operation: Tango 69.

Operation: Tango

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 1, 2021
It takes two to save the world in this Asymmetrical Spy Thriller. Pair up with a friend as a special agent or elite hacker, and work together to bring a high-tech global menace to its knees.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.7
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles 70.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 13, 2021
Players can relive the story of Tanjiro Kamado as depicted in the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Its episodes start from the “Kamado Tanjirou Risshi Arc” of the TV anime, in which Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps and faces off against various demons, and end at the “Mugen Train Arc” of the feature film, in which Tanjiro joins the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku on a mission. Enjoy the battles against the demons from the anime with beautiful graphics and expression. Versus Mode Form a tag team of two characters from the characters who fought in intense battles in the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, including Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado, as well as from six characters who appeared in the official anime spin-off Chuukou Ikkan!! Kimetsu Gakuen Monogatari, for a total of 18 characters. Enjoy battles with your ideal tag team, be it a combination of characters who fought alongside each other in the anime, or a dream team that did not. Two-player online play is also supported.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Tormented Souls 71.

Tormented Souls

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 27, 2021
Tormented souls is a return to classic survival horror. With a fresh twist on the fixed perspective adventure, tormented souls modernises for a new generation - as caroline Walker investigates the mysterious disappearance of twin girls in a terrifying mansion-turned-hospital.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
Where the Heart Leads 72.

Where the Heart Leads

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 13, 2021
On the kind of stormy night that can change a person’s destiny, an enormous sinkhole opens in the middle of Whit Anderson’s farm. Braving the rumbling thunder and the driving rain, Casey—their curious Golden Retriever—ventures too close to the gaping maw and tumbles in. Desperate to save her, Whit descends into the darkness, and emerges in a realm beyond his imagining. In this strange world, constantly shifting like the stops and starts of a dream, Whit bears witness to the story of his life and gains the power to change it.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
RIDE 4 73.

RIDE 4

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 21, 2021
Choose among 176 Officially licensed bikes and ride on 30 tracks all around the world, carefully designed with an extraordinary level of detail! Every asset has been created starting from Cad data, laser and 3D scanning to achieve precision down to the smallest detail and let you enjoy the best two-wheel racing experience ever. choose your path - Jump into an amazing and dynamic adventure that interacts with your decisions and choose your own path from the regional events up to the professional leagues. Show your riding skills through challenging races, ability tests, track days and a huge set of events. You could even become an official tester for the most celebrated manufacturers. day/night cycle, dynamic weather and Endurance Races - ride 4 features a fully dynamic weather conditions system and a complete day/night cycle. Experience the race in a new light and prove you are the best rider in any condition. And for the first time, the "Endurance" Mode will put your tenacity to the test, with animated pit-stops and long lasting races: prepare to face a world where strategy is the ultimate ingredient of your success. neural AI - let us introduce you to a.N.N.A. (Artificial neural network Agent), our revolutionary neural AI system based on machine learning. Race against faster, smarter, more accurate riders and compete with an AI more human than ever. expanded customization - Race with your own style! Choose among plenty of official brands for your rider's outfit and customize your bikes aesthetically and mechanically. Unleash your creativity and design your helmet, suit and bike livery in total freedom thanks to our new graphics editor. Once you're done, share your creations online or just discover the best designs of the community. online competitions - Enjoy the most complete and Lag-free online multiplayer experience ever thanks to our dedicated servers.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.1
NHL 22 74.

NHL 22

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 12, 2021
Powered by Frostbite, EA SPORTS™NHL®22 gets the superstar treatment. For the first time ever, experience EA SPORTS NHL on one of the industry’s most powerful game engines bringing visual detail to every hit, deke and shot. Superstar X-Factors lets you feel the personality and power of NHL superstars with an all-new ability system that unlocks the unique skills of the league’s most elite players. Authentic to real player skill and style, the stars of the NHL truly come to life in EA SPORTS NHL 22 making their time on ice more influential than ever . From HUT to World of Chel, Superstar X-Factors brings new class based strategy to every game mode. EA SPORTS NHL 22is an all new game for a new generation, giving you more ways to play and compete than ever before.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.3
RiMS Racing 75.

RiMS Racing

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 19, 2021
The first motorbike simulation that combines a realistic racing challenge with engineering and mechanics! Ride the world's most powerful motorbikes and optimise their performance by swapping out parts and analysing data in real time.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.4
In Sound Mind 76.

In Sound Mind

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 28, 2021
From the creators of cult classic Nightmare House 2, comes an imaginative psychological horror experience that challenges your expectations and ushers you through the deepest corners of your mind. As you awake in the corridors of an inexplicable building, you find the environment takes on a life of its own and leads you to discover a series of victims, all exposed to the same experimental therapy. In your search for answers, bizarre visions emerge and introduce a host of imposing horrors. With your sanity in question, you have no choice but to rely on your instinct…and a cat named Tonia. In Sound Mind is a witty first-person psychological horror with frenetic puzzles, unique boss fights, and original music by The Living Tombstone. Explore and fight through a series of unsettling memories as you journey within the inner workings of the one place you can’t seem to escape—your own mind.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
MXGP 2020 - The Official Motocross Videogame 77.

MXGP 2020 - The Official Motocross Videogame

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 14, 2021
Career Mode: Take the role of a rookie in the world of Motocross. Join an official team or create your own. Live the main challenge of the career: racing through the official 2020 season. HEIGHTMAP BASED TRACK EDITOR. A new touch of realism for your tracks. Choose between 4 different terrain types. Use the heightmaps to create the track of your dreams in a realistic way, through hills and mountains Share your creations or download new ones. Roam free in the Playground area inspired by the suggestive Norwegian fjords. Choose your starting point, place the Waypoints around the map, race across them, complete the path and share it online. Low latency, reliable connection, high bandwidth to enhance your MXGP 2020 multiplayer experience. Race against your friends or free roam together in the new Playground area. RACE DIRECTOR MODE. Create, race and stream exciting online challenges using special cameras and deciding the fate of races.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Maquette 78.

Maquette

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 2, 2021
Maquette is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids 79.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 13, 2021
Explore the haunted wilds and beautiful landscapes of Ireland as you battle a druidic cult known as the Children of Danu. Conquer ring forts, master the art of smuggling, and gain the favor of Gaelic kings in a new open-world adventure.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
5.3
A Juggler's Tale 80.

A Juggler's Tale

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 29, 2021
A Juggler’s Tale is a cinematic puzzle-platformer. Play as Abby, the marionette, and make your way through a medieval fairy tale world to find freedom. Use the puppet’s strings in unique puzzles, find your way around obstacles, and evade the relentless cut-throats that are hot on your heels – while the puppet master holds the strings firmly in his hands. "Ladies and Gentlemen! Come in, come in! In the mood for a story, are we?" Abby is an artiste held captive at a circus: She spends her days entertaining the audience and her nights in a cage, longing for freedom. One day, she escapes the circus and gets to explore a mystical world. Alas, freedom comes at a cost and Abby soon finds herself dragged into the dangers this world has to offer: In a war-torn, medieval fairy tale, surrounded by ravaged, starving citizens and hunted by the relentless cut-throat Tonda, Abby has to cross raging rivers, make it through bandit camps and around traps. Her adventure is always accompanied by the lyrical rhymes of puppet master Jack, who tells her story while holding the strings of his puppets firmly in his ever-helpful hands. Who can Abby trust? Can she find a way to truly break free? Despite dangling from her threads, will Abby learn that she can still influence her destiny? "Abby, Abby... Don't you see, the threads holding you up – also hold you back."
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Cris Tales 81.

Cris Tales

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 20, 2021
Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future -- all on one screen as you play! Join the newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions on their journey across a dark, fairytale world facing a grim future. Crisbell must embark across Crystallis and the four Kingdoms in a bid to stop the powerful Time Empress and rewrite the future of the world and all those living in it. Along the way, she'll meet and recruit powerful allies with their own unique stories and skills like Matias the Frog and Willhelm the Child Mage. As she explores the world and meets her unique companions, Crisbell will have to make choices with far-reaching consequences for the people she meets consequences that will impact the world you'll experience in real-time throughout your journey. Each companion will be invaluable as you face these choices and the myriad enemies who stand in your way. Will you buffet them with attacks, or discover creative ways to use Crisbell's time powers to alter the reality of each fight? Key Features > A Love Letter to Classic JRPGs Inspired by timeless JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5, meet and recruit a unique cast of teammates, challenge myriad enemies, and make your way through an expansive world. > Experience the Past, Present, and Future Simultaneously Peer into and learn from the past, decide on actions in the present, and alter the course of the future in ways that will reshape the world dynamically depending on the choices you make. > Master Strategic Turn-Based Combat Warp your enemies into the past or future, synchronize attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defense to go beyond your party's limits in combat. > Uncover a Fascinating Story & Characters The Empress' plot to destroy the world is complex and layered. Use your wits and recruit powerful allies throughout the world to uncover and undo her multi-faceted web and make your way to the True Ending of this enchanting tale. > Discover a Beautiful World Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this handcrafted, dark fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Vinez, discover each unique location and shape its future.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.2
JETT: The Far Shore 82.

JETT: The Far Shore

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 5, 2021
JETT: The Far Shore invites you on an interstellar trip to carve out a future for a people haunted by oblivion in this cinematic action-adventure. As scout Mei, be the first to deploy to a mythic ocean planet. Take the helm of a 'jett' and explore a vast unknown – skim low over waves, roar up pristine coastlines and carve through otherworldly woods. Adapt to an intricate, systemic open world and persevere through adversity alongside an intimate ensemble cast in this story of courage, wonder and regret. Embark on an exploratory single-player adventure presented in five captivating acts encompassing monumental moments, laid-back exploration, occasional white-knuckle action, moments of heartfelt companionship, and a helping of existential dread.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.8
Spacebase Startopia 83.

Spacebase Startopia

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 26, 2021
SPACEBASE STARTOPIA is an original mix of economic simulation and empire building strategy paired with classic RTS fights. In addition to the single player Campaign and Skirmish mode, there’s also a competitive and co-op multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. And as if maintaining the 3 Space Station Decks, entertaining the 8 Alien races and defending against invaders were not enough of a challenge, the dynamic narrator AI is not going to mince matters and commentates the events.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Madden NFL 22 84.

Madden NFL 22

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 17, 2021
There will be more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into your gameplan. Through the regular season and off-season, new scenarios will keep things fresh as you weigh various risks and rewards to make the right decisions for your team. Plus, Franchise will see improvements throughout the year via three Live Service updates. Our first live service update targeting September to release is one of your top requested features, Player Scouting. Keep an eye out for more Gridiron Notes as each Live Service update rolls in. The Yard is back with a new challenge-based Solo campaign. You can now visit new fields located on gorgeous beaches and beautiful mountain landscapes across the world, battle boss characters with unmatched NFL talents, and unlock celebrations and items for your avatar. Plus, a new ranked mode can allow for you competitive Yard players out there to test your skills against one another and earn rewards. Face of the Franchise returns - and this time with more customization. The mode lets you shape your story as a quarterback, wide receiver, running back, or (for the first time ever) a linebacker striving to reach NFL superstardom and become more than the game. You’ll start out prepping for the NFL and experiencing flashbacks to your most pivotal college football moments. You’ll then take the stage on Draft Day and begin the once in a lifetime NFL journey, playing every game of your rookie season, rising to the top all based on the choices you make. An all-new Player Class and progression system also lets you choose your skills, ratings, and unique attributes with even more customization options to realistically craft your avatar. You can also level up this year by sharing progression between The Yard and the all-new Face of the Franchise: Unite We Rise, so you never miss a beat. Superstar KO is back again in Madden NFL 22 with a co-op eliminator mode. You’ll be able to play quick games in unique stadiums with fan favorite house rules and icons of football culture. Authentic NFL teams, various stadiums and rosters will also be available for the first time.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
0.5
Neptunia ReVerse 85.

Neptunia ReVerse

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 8, 2021
Neptunia ReVerse is an updated and enhanced version of the beloved RPG game Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 , originally released for the PlayStation Vita. Fans of the Neptunia series and newcomers can enjoy the lush worlds of Gamindustri with the help of the PS5 and new gameplay additions, including a fishing mini-game. Gamindustri is a distant world comprised of four nations, each under the divine protection of a Goddess. The nations are Planeptune: Land of Purple Progress, ruled by Neptune, Lastation: Land of Black Regality, ruled by Noire, Lowee: Land of White Serenity, ruled by Blanc, and Leanbox: Land of Green Pastures, ruled by Vert. Locked in the Console War, the four Goddesses vie for domination of the planet until Neptune is cast down and stripped of her power. Now Neptune must fight to restore her place, but could a being known as Arfoire threaten the very world the Goddesses have sworn to protect?
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Aliens: Fireteam Elite 86.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 24, 2021
2202. A mysterious distress call reroutes your Marine Assault Unit to LV-895 in the outer colonies, where deadly Xenomorph legions, hidden corporate secrets, and ancient alien ruins await your arrival. Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens: Fireteam is a cooperative third-person survival shooter that drops your fireteam of hardened marines into a desperate fight to contain the Xenomorph threat. Face off against waves of terrifying Xenomorph and Weyland-Yutani Synthetic foes alongside two players or AI teammates, as you and your fireteam desperately fight your way through four unique campaigns that introduce new storylines to the Alien universe. Create and customize your own Colonial Marine, choosing from an extensive variety of classes, weapons, gear and perks, battling overwhelming odds in this heart-pounding survival shooter experience. THE ULTIMATE HUNT Play a pivotal role in the epic events that occur 23 years after the original Alien trilogy as a Colonial Marine stationed aboard the USS Endeavor, battling terrifying Xenomorph threats. SURVIVE THE HIVE Face overwhelming odds against over 20 enemy types, including 11 different Xenomorphs along the evolutionary scale from Facehuggers to Praetorians, each designed with their own intelligence to ambush, outsmart and eviscerate vulnerable marines. CUSTOMIZE YOUR FIRETEAM Choose from five unique classes - Gunner, Demolisher, Technician, Doc and Recon - each with their own special abilities and character perks. Utilize an extensive arsenal of 30+ weapons and 70+ mods/attachments in your effort to eradicate the Alien threat.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.2
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 87.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 5, 2021
THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS! Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.9
Oddworld: Soulstorm 88.

Oddworld: Soulstorm

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 6, 2021
In Oddworld: Soulstorm, you pick-up where New 'N' Tasty left off. Abe has undergone an unwanted transformation from being a clueless Mudokon cog, literally about to be chewed up by the Glukkons' big business machine, into an unlikely hero, a beacon of hope. Abe was someone who went about his life, blind to what was happening around him, and then woke to a deeper uncomfortable reality and had no choice but to make a change. Abe may not have wanted to be a hero, but there was, and remains, some greatness in Abe. A greater purpose. A greater good. All of which got him into enormous amounts of trouble and continues to do so. Revolutions start small and build from unexpected places. You and Abe are the beginning. In Oddworld: Soulstorm, you will begin to understand the power of many will be needed to solve problems that the individual alone cannot. Based on the concept of Scavenger's Economy, you will loot from trash cans, pickpocket, and search through lockers for items to craft into weapons and tools to use to help save your fellow Mudokons while you try to unlock the dark secrets behind Brew. Whether you prefer the classic Abe playstyle of sneaking and problem solving or using scavenge for what you need to create an arsenal that you can hand off to your followers that you have saved along the way, Oddworld: Soulstorm gives you more choices to replay with different approaches. Add in light RPG elements, leader boards, trophies for completionists, and a progression system and Soulstorm sets a new standard for next-generation action adventure platformers.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.4
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4 89.

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 4

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 8, 2021
Cross is Super Again. The official videogame of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is back with its fourth edition, promising to be the most extreme ever. A SUPER CAREER Make your way along the path that will lead you to success. A new career mode will put your abilities to the test in order to bring out the champion inside you! Learn new riding abilities in the ''Future'' category; refine them and obtain new sponsors in the ''Rookie'' category. Become a real ''Pro'' by taking your riding style to the limit and challenging the toughest adversaries in the 450SX class. CREATOR OF YOUR OWN FUN Unbridle your imagination with the new editor. Build unique tracks with the modules inspired by the official tracks and share your creations with the community. THE NEW COMPOUND Explore, seek out new adventures, train, and challenge your friends in the new compound. Hurtle through fantastic island scenarios. Satisfy your desire for thrills! SUPER RIDERS, SUPER TRACKS Choose your favorite rider from an army of over 100 riders as you range over the 450SX and 250SX categories. Race in the 11 stadiums and on the 17 tracks of the season. FULL CUSTOMIZATION
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Button City 90.

Button City

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 10, 2021
Button City is a colorful low poly narrative adventure game about a fox and his friends banding together to save their local arcade! Explore a diorama world, play exciting arcade games, complete quirky quests and meet cute animal friends.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Last Stop 91.

Last Stop

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 22, 2021
Last Stop is a single-player third-person narrative adventure game set in present day London, where you play as three separate characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis. An anthology drama, Last Stop is three stories in one. What connects these three strangers? Where will fate lead them?
Metascore:
65
User Score:
3.8
Aragami 2 92.

Aragami 2

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 17, 2021
Aragami 2 is a third person stealth game where you play as an assassin with the power to control the shadows. Join the shadow clan and fight the invader armies to protect your people.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
5.8
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 93.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 28, 2021
The Fatal Frame series lives again. (Also know as Project Zero...) Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, youll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of allthe history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami. Features: * Survive this horrifying new entry in the Fatal Frame series * Explore sinister locales like an underground cave for human sacrifices and a shrine for life-sized dolls * Use the Wii U GamePad controller as your Camera Obscurayour only defense against fatal ghosts * Mt. Hikami is coursing with inexplicably dangerous water; stay dry or die * Investigate and stay alive on the deadly Mt. Hikami
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.4
Hood: Outlaws & Legends 94.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 7, 2021
In a violent, medieval world, outplay rival gangs in intense PvPvE multiplayer heists. Moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.3
Astria Ascending 95.

Astria Ascending

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 30, 2021
Explore a vast world on the brink of chaos in a mature, emotional JRPG. Experience an epic story with rewarding turn-based combat and expansive customization rendered in glorious 4K hand drawn visuals.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.4
Destruction AllStars 96.

Destruction AllStars

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 2, 2021
Destruction All Stars is an action-packed sports event that pits drivers against one another in an intense competition. The goal? Wreck as many cars as possible.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
5.0
Terminator: Resistance Enhanced 97.

Terminator: Resistance Enhanced

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 30, 2021
A standalone product and as a free upgrade for owners of the PS4 version. Features a range of graphical improvements as well as additional content.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.6
Foreclosed 98.

Foreclosed

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 12, 2021
FORECLOSED is a narrative-driven action-shooter set in a Cyberpunk world filled with action, suspense, and experimental augmentations. Follow the story of Evan Kapnos, his identity recently Foreclosed, stripped of his job, his brain implants and his access to the city Block-chain, he must now escape before his identity and implants are auctioned off. An Interactive Graphic Novel and Immersive Narrative FORECLOSED combines the playability of video games with the sleek visual aesthetic of comic books. Everything from game-play to cinematics are experienced within the stylistic framework of a graphic novel. Full screen and comic panel perspectives are seamlessly blended as you move throughout FORECLOSED's Cyberpunk city, uncovering a gripping conspiracy story. Cutscenes are also interactive and transition smoothly between alternative game-play styles. Firmware Upgrades Discover and unlock new abilities with an RPG-like skill system. Upgrade your weapon's potential with futuristic customisations and enhance your brain with implants which provide almost super-human abilities! Hi-Tech Combat Utilize experimental augmentations, weapons and tech to fight back against your enemies. Modify your Symbiotic Pistol with Explosive Rounds for maximum damage, or, go silent and equip the Stealth Bullets mod. Learn to control your augmentations to fight opponents and manipulate your surroundings. Acquire superhero-like abilities such as telekinesis to launch your enemies into the air or hurl huge objects at groups. Hack into different systems to create traps or even overload the implants in your enemies heads.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Curved Space 99.

Curved Space

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 29, 2021
Curved Space is an intense arcade-style twin-stick shooter that takes the classic formula and plunges it into the weirdest reaches of space. Battle cosmic space-invading spiders across curved landscapes where bullets hug the terrain while the horizon drops sharply out of sight.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Rustler 100.

Rustler

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 31, 2021
Become a medieval thug in a crazy open-world action game, full of pop-culture references. Complete insane quests, kill heroes, steal horses, fight guards, rob peasants, listen to some bard music, and much more! All packed in old-school gameplay style!
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 92

    Forza Horizon 5

  2. 91

    Forza Horizon 5

  3. 87

    Football Manager 2022

    • Release Date: Nov 9, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • Platform: PC
  4. 87

    Shin Megami Tensei V

  5. 86

    Unpacking

    • Release Date: Nov 2, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 64

    The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf

    • Release Date: Nov 16, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 67

    Demon Turf

    • Release Date: Nov 4, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  3. 71

    Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View

    • Release Date: Nov 2, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  4. 72

    Just Dance 2022

    • Release Date: Nov 4, 2021
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 74

    Demon Turf

    • Release Date: Nov 4, 2021
    • Rating: E10+
    • Platform: PS5