PlayStation 5 Action Games

Borderlands 3 1.

Borderlands 3

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 12, 2020
The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four new Vault Hunters. Play solo or with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy. A MAYHEM-FUELED THRILL RIDE Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy's ultimate power. YOUR VAULT HUNTER, YOUR PLAYSTYLE Become one of 4 new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities and customization. LOCK, LOAD, AND LOOT With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear. NEW BORDERLANDS Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each with unique environments and enemies. QUICK & SEAMLESS CO-OP ACTION Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.6
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 2.

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:
8.5
Deathloop 3.

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:
6.5
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate 4.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 17, 2020
Experience 2 robust and critically acclaimed story campaigns from Mk11 & Mk11: aftermath. Play as the complete 37-character roster including newly added fighters mileena, RaiN & rambo. Thousands of Skins & weapons & Gear for an unprecedented level of Fighter customization. Includes all previous guest fighters such as Terminator Joker spawn & robocop. Every mode included.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.4
Guilty Gear -Strive- 5.

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:
8.2
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen 6.

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 22, 2022
The Definitive Destiny Campaign. Delve into Savathûn’s Throne World to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light. Learn the secrets to crafting new weapons, the new Glaive, and survive the truth within her web of lies. New Destination. A twisted wonderland of corruption and splendor, Savathûn’s Throne World plays host to a fragile balance of power. From her palace to the swamp, all that she hides can be found here. Weapon Crafting. Create custom weaponry with unique mod, shader, and stat combinations. Master the new Glaive weapon type and unleash powerful melee combos, projectile attacks, and a deployable energy shield.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 7.

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:
8.0
Bonfire Peaks 8.

Bonfire Peaks

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 30, 2021
Move onwards, move upwards, and leave nothing behind. Bonfire Peaks is a puzzle game about closure, by Corey Martin and published as well as co-produced by Draknek, creator of A Monster’s Expedition and Cosmic Express. Navigate expertly designed puzzles in a breathtakingly lovely voxel-based world. Filler content has been burned away to create a perfectly fine-tuned experience, filled with richly rewarding challenges and surprising new mechanics that’ll keep sparking your interest right through to the end.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Returnal 9.

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:
86
User Score:
7.3
Chivalry 2 10.

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:
6.2
Warframe 11.

Warframe

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 26, 2020
Set in the far reaches of outer space during a new Dark Age, WARFRAME introduces the Tenno, a race on the brink of extinction after being enslaved by the Grineer for centuries. Players enter WARFRAME on the cusp of the Grineer's victory over the Tenno until they begin to arm themselves with WARFRAMES - an ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. Hidden within the Orokin Derelicts of a lost civilization, new WARFRAMES lie dormant and undiscovered. These artifacts are the Tenno's only hope for survival.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Deep Rock Galactic 12.

Deep Rock Galactic

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 4, 2022
Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters. Work together as a team to dig, explore, and fight your way through a massive cave system filled with hordes of deadly enemies and valuable resources. You will need to rely on your teammates if you want to survive the most hostile cave systems in the galaxy!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Death Stranding: Director's Cut 13.

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:
7.1
OlliOlli World 14.

OlliOlli World

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 8, 2022
OlliOlli World is a bold new skateboarding action-platformer that’s bursting with personality. Flip and flow through the vivid and vibrant world of Radlandia, meeting colorful characters as you grind, trick, and air your way to discover the mystical skate gods on your quest for Gnarvana. Traverse a delightful and weird world as you take on missions, challenges, and make new friends along the way. Customize your character’s looks, tricks, and style while you experience explorable levels with multiple paths that provide an array of opportunities for player expression. Challenge the world in Leagues or dare a friend to beat your best tricks on one of millions of sharable levels. Experience the accessibility, depth, and player freedom as you dive into the signature flow state gameplay of OlliOlli World. OlliOlli World marks the third entry in the critically-acclaimed OlliOlli series from Roll7, the BAFTA and multi-award-winning independent studio. Key Features: • Welcome to Radlandia!: Take a trip across a lush skateboarding utopia that is filled to the brim with eccentric characters and vibrant locations that are begging to be explored. Find your grind in Inflatable Alley or blaze down Los Vulgas to discover new paths, fresh side quests, rad rewards, and epic trick opportunities. All perfectly complemented by a hand-picked compilation of IDM and Electronica tracks. • Play at your level: Super tight controls combine with highly refined gameplay to ensure a silky smooth ride. Not a Pro? Don’t worry – OlliOlli World welcomes you with open arms, allowing new players to tear down streets and pull off sick method grabs without fear of faceplanting the curb. Think you’ve got what it takes? Achieve mastery through millions of unique levels in sandbox mode or compete against rivals around the globe in leagues with a hugely deep combo system with over 100 moves to master and combine in your battle for the highest score. • Freedom of expression: Cruise through Radlandia's epic skate-haven and prove your skills to unlock special rewards that let you customize your character’s looks, tricks and style. Want to skate in your flip flops… go for it. Want to wear a bumble bee onesie …ok then… no judgement. In OlliOlli World as long as you’re on board anything goes!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
The Pedestrian 15.

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:
6.8
Astro's Playroom 16.

Astro's Playroom

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 12, 2020
Astro and his crew lead you on a magical introduction through PS5 in this fun platformer that comes pre-loaded on PS5. Explore four worlds, each based on PS5’s console components. Each area showcases innovative gameplay that taps into the new features of the PS5’s DualSense wireless controller.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.2
Metro Exodus: Complete Edition 17.

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:
7.9
Kombinera 18.

Kombinera

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 7, 2022
Control multiple colored balls simultaneously in this brain-bending puzzle platformer. It's up to you to combine every ball and complete each perilous level. Can you solve them all? Can you save King Kombine from the Kave of Kaos? Core Features: -Progress through 300 increasingly complex puzzles. -Encounter new hazards and abilities. -Replay levels to achieve best times. -Grab collectibles to unlock new levels -Vibrant neon visual style accompanied by ambient electronic audio tracks. -In-depth, complex, heart-tugging emotional storyline. -Accessible controls.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
What Lies in the Multiverse 19.

What Lies in the Multiverse

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 4, 2022
What Lies in the Multiverse is a story-driven puzzle platformer filled to the brim with hijinks, chaos, and reality-bending adventure. Harness the power of the multiverse! Switch worlds in mid-air, turning pitfalls into bridges, walls into tunnels, and foes into friends. Just be careful when you mess around with gravity Embark on a journey across gorgeous pixel-art worlds, each with a unique parallel reality you can dive into at will. Explore temples, towns, harbors, the wilderness and more as you race to unlock the secrets of the Multiverse. Meet a vast cast of quirky characters: mad scientists, secret agents, sweet old ladies, enlightened monks, and a charismatic, reality-hopping genius named Everett, who promises to take you on a whirlwind adventure and is definitely telling you the whole truth about himself, yes siree, nothing suspicious there at all!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
This War of Mine: Final Cut 20.

This War of Mine: Final Cut

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 10, 2022
The Remastered Final Cut version for PS5 is finally here! In This War Of Mine, you do not play as an elite soldier, rather as a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with a lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. During the day you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge for items that will help you stay alive. Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better. This War of Mine: Final Cut main features: - Inspired by real-life events - Control your survivors and manage your shelter - Craft weapons, alcohol, beds or stoves―anything that helps you survive - Make decisions―an often unforgiving and emotionally difficult experience - Randomized world and characters every time you start a new game - Charcoal-stylized aesthetics to complement the game's theme - All updates and free expansions added along the way to create the Final Cut
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 21.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 24, 2021
Sniper Ghost Warrior players have never taken down targets from such extreme distances before. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 introduces fans to a dramatic single-player campaign where the stakes are at their highest, deep inside enemy territory. Players take on the role of Reaper, contract sniper assassin, operating in the heart of a lawless region of the Middle East along the Lebanese and Syrian borders. Tasked with a seemingly impossible mission - to topple an insidious criminal syndicate and bring them to justice. For the first time, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 delivers precision long-range shooting campaign with targets over 1,000 meters away. Developed by the same studio behind the highly celebrated original Contracts, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 pushes boundaries with the most realistic and challenging experience that the studio has ever created.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
SIFU 22.

SIFU

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 8, 2022
Sifu is a stylish yet gritty beat-em-up, featuring visceral hand-to-hand combat in a contemporary urban setting. From Sloclap, creators of acclaimed PS4 fighting game Absolver, Sifu follows a young kung fu student on a path of revenge, hunting for the murderers of his family. One against all, he has no allies and countless enemies. He will have to rely on his unique mastery of kung fu to prevail and preserve his family’s legacy.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch 23.

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:
7.8
The King of Fighters XV 24.

The King of Fighters XV

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 14, 2022
Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to excitement with its appealing characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now KOF XV surpasses all of its predecessors in terms of graphics, systems, and online experience! '- A total of 39 characters are participating! Classic popular characters, revived characters, new characters, and more! The most epic dream match in KOF history is about to begin! - KOF's story reaches its climax! The latest KOF Saga continues from the previous title in Story Mode. This time, the story is coming to an explosive climax! - The culmination of the series' battle system Inheriting the series' traditional 3-on-3 team battle, KOF XV also features a new system. Enjoy an unprecedented sense of speed and freshness! - Easy and versatile online play Rollback netcode has been adopted to reduce lag in online matches. There are also a variety of battle options that allow you to choose how you want to play! - KOF is fully packed with content to enjoy Includes a Gallery with movies and voices, and a new DJ STATION with over 300 popular songs from the KOF series and more.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
Sackboy: A Big Adventure 25.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 12, 2020
Iconic PlayStation hero Sackboy returns in an all-new 3D adventure with a deeply immersive and expressive control scheme. Players can go on this epic platforming journey solo-style, or they can team up with friends for collaborative, chaotic multiplayer fun.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
Salt and Sacrifice 26.

Salt and Sacrifice

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 10, 2022
Salt and Sacrifice is the follow-up to Souls-like dark fantasy RPG, Salt and Sanctuary. In a land plagued by powerful and twisted Mages, the condemned Marked Inquisitors take up the hunt. A once-peaceful kingdom is plunged into chaos by encroaching tides of Mages: merciless embodiments of elemental chaos. The Marked Inquisitors, a doomed force of the condemned, once again mobilizes to stand against the existential threat of Magic. A buried secret threatens to bring an ancient empire to utter ruin. As a Marked Inquisitor, you’ll journey through the western frontier: pursuing, hunting, and obliterating the Mages that roam the realm. You may be bound to the Inquisition, but your choices are yours.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.7
Pumpkin Jack 27.

Pumpkin Jack

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 27, 2021
Follow the will of the Devil himself and slay your nemesis in an epic quest that will take you on a journey in the Boredom Kingdom, a mythical realm shattered by the Curse. You will meet friends along the way, from a haughty Owl to a snarky Crow! Pumpkin Jack is a Spooky Scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord! Dive into an Epic Adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good! Solve puzzles that focus on physics, gravity and reflection. Inhabit a pumpkin head and burn books, hammer some moles, create a path for magic spheres But also more! In each level, you will be faced with an action sequence using a new exclusive gameplay!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Ghostrunner 28.

Ghostrunner

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 28, 2021
Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity's last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.7
Lemnis Gate 29.

Lemnis Gate

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 28, 2021
Lemnis Gate is a time-warping, turn-based combat strategy FPS. Over five alternating turns taking place in a 25” time-loop, you are called to master the unique abilities of a varied cast of deep-space operatives and outskill, outsmart, and outmanoeuvre your opponent in mind-bending four-dimensional battles. Lemnis Gate twists time to subvert one of the world’s most popular game genres and offers a relentlessly inventive multiplayer experience deeply rooted in tactical FPS gameplay. Challenge yourself to think across four dimensions as you embark on the ultimate test of cognition and combat. Matches in Lemnis Gate take place within time loops. You have 25 seconds to execute your action, be it blasting an enemy, manoeuvring your operative, or setting up your next move. After all players have taken turns, the next 25-second round begins. Now you’ll face what has happened while setting up what will happen. Each of the five rounds is your chance to alter the timeline as past, present, and future converge. STRATEGIC COMBAT IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION Victory doesn’t rely on shooting supremacy. You’ll have to use skill and strategy to create unstoppable game plans and get the drop on opponents. It’s all about non-linear logic, abstract thinking, and outlandish manoeuvres. Execute audacious acts and think several moves ahead to get the win. A TIME-BENDING TACTICAL SHOOTER With a varied cast of characters to choose from, how you play is up to you. Lay damaging toxic waste in your enemy’s path, slow time to land the perfect shot, or deploy protective orbs to assist your future self. Every operative possesses a distinctive loadout and special ability that proves decisive on the battlefield. TEAM UP WITH YOURSELF Welcome to the team comprised entirely of one: you. With Lemnis Gate’s innovative auto co-op feature, you command every member of your side. Auto co-op gives you total control of five deep-space operatives, effectively enabling two competitors to duke it out in bustling ten-character matches. Become a literal one-person army. COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES, ENDLESS OUTCOMES From the first second to the last, anything can happen in Lemnis Gate. Each round is a fresh chance to implement an unbeatable new strategy – or earn redemption from an earlier error. Predict hostiles’ routes, infiltrate enemy lines, and develop multi-layered gameplans by co-operating with yourself. Experiment both in and outside time, and get creative with causality.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Sniper Elite 5 30.

Sniper Elite 5

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 26, 2022
As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, Karl makes contact with the French Resistance. Soon they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken. It's Karl's mission to take out the high-ranking Nazi officers and end Operation Kraken once and for all. Based upon real world locations from France in 1944, the new game maps are the largest and most immersive in the franchise's history with the new traversal system offering players an even greater sandbox of options when it comes to taking out their targets. You can even invite a friend to help you on your mission with enhanced cooperative gameplay options.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Gunborg: Dark Matters 31.

Gunborg: Dark Matters

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 4, 2022
Gunborg: Dark Matters is an arcade-style, action-packed platformer in space, with smooth gameplay and a slick 80’s synth-wave soundtrack. Armed with a fierce blade and a powerful shield your challenge is to fight your way through a mad alien spaceship filled with deadly creatures and capture the fearsome bosses defending it. Do you have what it takes to face constant threats while staying on your feet in the heat of combat? Can you keep your cool when chaos is descending upon you? Features: - Skill-based arcade-style gameplay - All enemy weapons can be picked up by the player - A powerful shield to deflect enemy bullets - Dark energy supercharges your weapons - Smooth gameplay and fluid animations - Superfast addictive respawn cycle
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Back 4 Blood 32.

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:
5.4
Cyber Shadow 33.

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
Destiny 2: Beyond Light 34.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 10, 2020
The frontier of Europa holds many lost secrets from the past, including the dark power of Stasis. You must work with the mysterious Exo Stranger to harness this new power before Eramis, the Kell of Darkness, bestows it on her Fallen forces. Grow your arsenal, master Stasis, and go beyond the light.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.8
Dawn of the Monsters 35.

Dawn of the Monsters

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 15, 2022
The cataclysmic battle between giant monsters has begun in this manga-inspired, side-scrolling, kaiju beat-'em-up! Titanic creatures known as Nephilim have invaded Earth, and the only hope of stopping them is DAWN (Defense Alliance Worldwide Network), which unleashes its own colossal combatants to defend against the enemy hordes! Take control of four hulking behemoths - Megadon, Aegis Prime, Tempest Galahad, and Ganira - each with distinct abilities and play styles, and smash your way through destructible real-world environments spanning more than 35 missions! Power up with DNA augments, crush foes with devastating Rage moves and brutal finishers, and team up with a friend for 2-player co-op action! You are the planet's last line of defense...but will that be enough for mankind to survive the Dawn of the Monsters!?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 36.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 25, 2022
Embark on an epic adventure full of whimsy, wonder, and high-powered weaponry! Bullets, magic, and broadswords collide across this chaotic fantasy world brought to life by the unpredictable Tiny Tina, who makes the rules, changes the world on the fly, and guides players on their journey. Customize your own multiclass hero and loot, shoot, slash, and cast your way through outlandish monsters and treasure-filled dungeons on a quest to stop the tyrannical Dragon Lord. Everyone's welcome, so join the party, throw on your adventuring boots, and be Chaotic Great!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.9
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 37.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 13, 2020
Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more. MULTIPLAYER Engage in deniable operations and signature combat in the next generation of Multiplayer. ZOMBIES Players will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next evolution of Treyarch's signature Zombies co-operative experience. WARZONE Black Ops Cold War will also support and build on the hit, free-to-play experience Call of Duty: Warzone. Cross Play, Cross-Progression and Cross-Generation Enabled. NEXT-GEN Unlock the power of next-gen Call of Duty experiences with higher framerate, hardware-based ray-tracing, shorter load times and more.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
4.4
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust 38.

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 18, 2021
Nano Dust infects the islanders of New Theland, distorting their emotions and desires. You play as Nova, a Nano Cleaner who must explore the island, seeking out the sick and shrinking inside their bodies to suction up the Dust. Anodyne 2: Return to Dust combines the thrilling scale and cinematic storytelling of 3D games with the tight design and easy-to-pick-up satisfaction of 2D Zelda-like adventures. With art that re-imagines the PS1 and N64 era, explore 3D cities, valleys, and wastelands then shrink into the varied 2D mindscapes of characters, from snowy, aurora-lit valleys to perilous volcanic construction sites!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Bugsnax 39.

Bugsnax

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 12, 2020
Explore whimsical Snaktooth Island in search of answersand a snack, maybe. In this first-person adventure, you play as a journalist who receives a mysterious film from the disgraced explorer, Elizabert Megafig. She's invited you to Snaktooth Island to witness her latest and greatest discovery: Bugsnax! Lured by the promise of a great story, you travel to the island to interview Elizabert and her group of misfit grumpuses. In the pursuit of your big scoop, you get caught up in hunting Bugsnax, feeding grumpuses, and solving the mysteries of the island * What are these half-bug half-snack creatures, really? * How do they affect the bodies of those who eat them? * And most importantly, why do they taste SO GOOD!?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Demon Turf 40.

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:
75
User Score:
tbd
KeyWe 41.

KeyWe

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 28, 2021
Welcome to KeyWe, the cute and chaotic co-op postal puzzle game where the mail must flow, and it’s up to you to keep things running! Play as Jeff and Debra, two small kiwi birds and the newest hires at the Bungalow Basin Telepost Office. With no hands to help them, the two must work together to jump, flap, peck and butt-slam their way across an interactive landscape of levers, buttons and bells to get the mail delivered on time. From the Dropoff Depot and the Shipping Floor, all the way to the Telegraph Desk and the Cassowary Coop out back, the Telepost is a well-oiled mail-processing machine...well, usually. Overcome Occupational Hazards: Brave inclement weather (and even weirder stuff) while waddling through the Telepost’s various mailrooms to ensure the residents of Bungalow Basin get their post. From swirling sandstorms and blizzards, to carnivorous plants and paranormal activity, it’s all in a day’s work for Jeff and Debra.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt 42.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 27, 2022
A treacherous betrayal has stirred a war amongst vampires, who are also targeted for annihilation by the secret society known as the Entity. Use your supernatural powers, weapons, and wit in this third-person battle royale game to dominate the night and restore the masquerade. Feed on potent blood to grow in power then hunt using your supernatural abilities and senses. With Prague in lockdown, defy gravity and strike from anywhere in your quest to dominate the night. Choose your Clan allegiance to define your playstyle and let your personality shine through as you create your most unique looks for rivals to remember. Form unholy alliances or fight alone away from human eyesight. As the hunters become the hunted, fight to the last drop to become the ultimate vampire and restore order.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.8
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction 43.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 20, 2022
Assemble your elite team of Rainbow Six Operators to launch incursions in the unpredictable containment zones and face off against an evolving Alien threat. Band together and put everything on the line as you take on this unknown enemy. Pick from 18 Rainbow Six operators. Assemble a squad in Co-op of up to three Operators, or go solo. Each operator has a specific set of weapons and abilities to learn improve and master, and improve through a new progression-system. Explore 12 uniquely designed maps featuring procedurally generated challenges will test your team every time. Knowledge, cooperation and a tactical approach are your best weapons to survive. Fail against the enemies and your Operators will go Missing in Action (MIA). Be prepared to fight a lethal, unpredictable and constantly evolving Alien Threat. You will have to count on your teammates to face each of the 10 parasitic archetypes. Their abilities, combined with the alien ecosystem, will stand in your way.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
5.2
Call of Duty: Vanguard 44.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 4, 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:
73
User Score:
3.5
Outriders 45.

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:
73
User Score:
5.9
Marvel's Avengers 46.

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:
5.8
Aeterna Noctis 47.

Aeterna Noctis

Platform: PlayStation 5
December 15, 2021
Aeterna Noctis is a challenging 2D Metroidvania drawn by hand, with intense combats and skill-based platform sections. Taking the role of the 'King of Darkness' you must help him regain his power across 16 different and connected areas in an epic journey with environmental storytelling.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
ANNO: Mutationem 48.

ANNO: Mutationem

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 17, 2022
Welcome to the neon-covered, 2D-meets-3D Cyberpunk world of ANNO: Mutationem. In this Action-Adventure game with RPG elements, you become Ann: a highly-skilled combat-trained lone wolf on a personal mission in a giant Metropolis, full of sinister mega-corporations, mysterious fringe groups and creatures more bizarre than words can express. Where 2D meets 3D Unique 2D-to-3D gameplay, seamless switching between 2D Action n' Platforming and 3D Exploration to interact with the world and its inhabitants. Ann kicks Ass Exploring diverse locations such as huge cities & complex underground structures, players are free to go as they please, returning to previous areas and unlock new events. Explore, Discover & Return Exploring diverse locations such as huge cities & complex underground structures, players are free to go as they please, returning to previous areas and unlock new events. A dark, twisted plot A grand story befitting a rich and dark cyberpunk décor, featuring our main hero Ann and her trusty hacker side-kick Ayane. Craft, Upgrade, Improve, Customize Collect, buy or craft items & upgrade Ann's stats, skills and gear. Use chips to modify any kind of weapon you find.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.9
Hoa 49.

Hoa

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 24, 2021
Hoa is a beautiful puzzle-platforming single-player adventure game that features breathtaking hand-painted art, lovely music, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Experience the magic of nature and imagination as you play as the main character, Hoa, on her journey through breath-taking environments back to where it all began. Navigate with a keen eye and solve exploration-based puzzles. While relaxing to the organic rhythm of subtle storytelling and a soundtrack recorded with Budapest Scoring, you’ll fall in love with each scenario Hoa comes across, all while being intrigued by endless little wonders. Be a child - it's easier and harder than it may seem.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.6
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles 50.

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:
70
User Score:
7.7
A Juggler's Tale 51.

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:
69
User Score:
7.3
Soundfall 52.

Soundfall

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 11, 2022
Soundfall is a dungeon crawler that combines looter-shooter action with rhythm-based gameplay. Venture out solo or with up to 4 friends locally or online. Collect loot and time your actions to the beat to become all powerful. Play the Campaign Mode, Free Play 100's of songs or import your own music!
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
A Musical Story 53.

A Musical Story

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 2, 2022
A Musical Story is a rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop. Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation through the connections to his musical memory.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Mighty Fight Federation 54.

Mighty Fight Federation

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 25, 2021
Mighty Fight Federation is an Action game, developed by Komi Games and published by Forthright Casual Games.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Hell Let Loose 55.

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:
68
User Score:
7.1
Within the Blade 56.

Within the Blade

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 16, 2021
WTB has many distinguishing and unique features with its simplistic presentation offering detailed pixel art animations, ninjas galore fighting to their death, crafting of weapons and a whole lot more to present an ongoing challenge that will please and entice even the best of players. Importantly elements such as random level generation, crafting, skill trees are all part of a great mixture of ideas and interesting implementation. A Japanese Daime named Mamoru Imai summons demons to join his army, but darkness takes over his body and demons wreak havoc in the country. The player starts in the village “Black Lotus” and sensei sends him on the next mission. After each mission, the player returns to the village (Hub location) and here the player can take a break, craft, trade, inventory management, Sensei can learn new skills and get a new task.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Tesla Force 57.

Tesla Force

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 24, 2020
With science as your superpower, team up with Tesla, Curie, Lovecraft, and Shelley to save the world from an invasion of cosmic horrors. Tesla Force is an intense, procedurally generated, rogue-lite top-down shooter packed with non-stop mayhem and over-the-top power tripping. When the cosmic horrors awake, it's time to call up the Tesla Force to defend mankind against an assault from the outer reaches of reality!
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Gynoug 58.

Gynoug

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 12, 2021
You are Wor, a winged battle master with the power to hurl bolts of energy and control the magical forces of nature. Your planet has been taken over by some of the most hideous creatures ever known! Crush these dangerous creatures and free the planet!
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX 59.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 22, 2021
Since his first appearance in 1986 with Alex Kidd in Miracle World, the iconic Alex Kidd makes his return to smash rocks, collect coins and tackle bosses once again in Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX! Return The Kingdom of Radaxian to its former glory and destroy the evil Janken the Great! Comprising of all levels from the original title as well as brand new levels which expand the lore of Alex Kidd, experience Miracle World like you've never seen it before with new animations, graphical detail and gameplay improvements.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.0
Aliens: Fireteam Elite 60.

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
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass 61.

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

Platform: PlayStation 5
December 22, 2021
Humanity is under siege as the full force of Mental's hordes spread across the world, ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten civilization. The last remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Defense Force led by Sam "Serious" Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfit commandos. Croteam returns with a high-powered prequel to the Serious Sam series that scales up chaos to unprecedented levels. The classic Serious Sam formula is revamped by putting an unstoppable arsenal up against an unimaginable number of enemies that requires players to circle-strafe and backpedal-blast their way out of impossible situations.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.9
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 62.

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:
65
User Score:
5.7
Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line 63.

Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line

Platform: PlayStation 5
December 10, 2021
ANNIHILATION LINE picks up mid-way through the main campaign story. The Resistance has just defeated their first Infiltrator, but for Jacob Rivers, there’s no time to rest up. Orders have come down from John Connor himself that Jacob is to assist in the investigation of Northridge Outpost, a civilian settlement which has mysteriously gone silent. Why did no-one from Northridge attempt to radio in? Is this the work of Skynet? And are the civilians still alive? To find answers, Rivers and a small team of Resistance soldiers led by Connor’s right-hand man Kyle Reese, must head into the most dangerous territory imaginable...the land beyond the Annihilation Line.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.0
White Shadows 64.

White Shadows

Platform: PlayStation 5
December 7, 2021
White Shadows is a cinematic puzzle-platformer where you play as a little Ravengirl trying to escape a brutal dystopia founded on oppression and violence that puts her at the bottom of its hierarchical social ladder.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.8
Override 2: Super Mech League 65.

Override 2: Super Mech League

Platform: PlayStation 5
December 22, 2020
Override is a 3D fighting game with local and online multiplayer modes that is perfect for competitive players, mech fans, or casual brawlers. This newest entry to the series features a fully online Career Mode, improved combat systems, and tons of multiplayer modes.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Battlefield 2042 66.

Battlefield 2042

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 12, 2021
Battlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players*, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
2.6
Terminator: Resistance Enhanced 67.

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:
7.0
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires 68.

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 15, 2022
Empires, a unique "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" experience. Dramatic stories of officers on different sides. All 94 officers who have appeared in DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 are playable. In addition, players can control all 700 common officers. A major change from previous series titles, areas around castles become battlefields, evolving into “Storming the Castle” instances. Employ strategic Secret Plans and balance Army Affinity to break through the enemy's gate. Defeat the enemy commander in Decisive Battle mode to claim victory of the castle. The Empires series' signature domestic system is back. With a high degree of flexibility, set long and mid term kingdom goals, recruit new officers, procure logistics, and execute a variety of military, economic and diplomatic commands to strive to unify China.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.2
Curved Space 69.

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:
6.0
Clid the Snail 70.

Clid the Snail

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 31, 2021
Clid The Snail is an innovative top-down shooter with a narrative focus and a methodical, mindful approach to combat. Players will join the troublesome snail Clid and help him and a peculiar gang of outcasts defeat the slug plague that is ravaging their world. In addition to a delightfully grim environment ready to be explored, players will experience a vast array of weapons, mechanics, and puzzles that will encourage creative and strategic gunplay.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.0
Necromunda: Hired Gun 71.

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 1, 2021
The Hunter’s Bounty pack, available with all pre-orders of Necromunda: Hired Gun! Take down marks in style, with a unique knife, stub gun, and outfit skin, as well as a new look for your mastiff’s toy. This product entitles you to download both the digital PS4™ version and the digital PS5™ version of this game. Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable – but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city. For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants. Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber-mastiff will sniff out and kill enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments. - An indie fast-paced FPS in the Warhammer 40,000 universe - Upgrade and fight alongside your loyal cyber-mastiff - Endless weapon and augment customisation - Upgrade, advance, and level up as you collect bounties
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.8
Blackwind 72.

Blackwind

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 20, 2022
Blackwind is a hack n slash shooter platformer sci-fi action game that puts you against hordes of enemies and frantic battles in a desperate attempt to stop a planetary invasion. The Raknos hordes are raging the planet Medusa-42, a small human mining colony. When the starship “Pandora” is shot down, James Hawkins finds himself trapped inside a military Battle Frame prototype. He’ll have to discover its powers to survive the alien forces in different planet locations while searching for his father.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Balan Wonderworld 73.

Balan Wonderworld

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 26, 2021
BALAN WONDERWORLD is an action platformer game themed around the Balan Theatre. Led by the enigmatic maestro named Balan, the stars of the show Emma and Leo will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from the real world mix with the things that people hold dear. Twelve different tales await our stars in the Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. They will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, filled with a myriad of tricks and traps, to get to the heart of each story.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
5.3
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