PS4 Games

It Takes Two 1.

It Takes Two

Platform: PlayStation 4
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:
89
User Score:
9.0
Mass Effect Legendary Edition 2.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 14, 2021
For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features of three enormous games. Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form. It's been amazing to see the adventures of Commander Shepard take on new life in super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements. Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs - all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
4.9
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 3.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: PlayStation 4
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:
86
User Score:
7.4
Guilty Gear -Strive- 4.

Guilty Gear -Strive-

Platform: PlayStation 4
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! ◆New Revolution in Fighting Games! Guilty Gear -Strive- brings a number of new and innovative game play mechanics designed to allow players new to the series to quickly learn the fundamentals while maintaining the deep, creative gameplay Guilty Gear is praised for. New additions to the series such as a wall-breaking mechanic will allow for new and exciting approaches to battle. ◆The fate of the universe will be determined… The story of Guilty Gear, spanning over 20 years, will finally come to a conclusion in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The trials and tribulations of the series’ heroes and villains will finally be resolved. Discover the astonishing truth awaiting at the end of all things.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... 5.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 23, 2021
Get ready to experience where the NieR series all began - NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Set in a post-apocalyptic world, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is puts you in the role of the titular Nier, a young man on a quest to cure his sister Yonah of a deadly disease. What they discover will make them question everything they thought they knew The original NieR release has an interesting history. In Japan, there were two versions of the game: NieR Replicant and NieR Gestalt. NieR Replicant focused on Brother Nier and his sister Yonah. In NieR Gestalt, the main character was Father Nier, and Yonah his daughter. Only NieR Gestalt released in the West (under the name NIER) - so excitingly, this will be the first time many people will have played the Replicant version of the game.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
ScourgeBringer 6.

ScourgeBringer

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 22, 2021
From the developers of NeuroVoider, ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious entity wreaked havoc on all humanity, ScourgeBringer puts you in the shoes of the deadliest warrior of her clan: Kyhra. Help her to explore the unknown and slash her way through ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Star Wars Pinball VR 7.

Star Wars Pinball VR

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 29, 2021
For the first time ever, Star Wars Pinball surrounds us in virtual reality! Star Wars Pinball VR collects 8 AMAZING TABLES: The Mandalorian Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Star Wars Rebels Masters of the Force Classic Collectibles The fully customizable FAN CAVE houses your "virtual" pinball table and items you earn. TOTAL IMMERSION MODE allows you to experience everything at table level. 360-DEGREE MINIGAMES surround you with iconic Star Wars set pieces.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Resident Evil Village 8.

Resident Evil Village

Platform: PlayStation 4
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:
81
User Score:
8.4
Green Hell 9.

Green Hell

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 9, 2021
GREEN HELL is an Open World Survival Simulator set in the uncharted unique setting of the Amazonian rainforest. You are left alone in the jungle without any food or equipment, trying to survive and find your way out. Clinging to life, the player is set on a journey of durability as the effects of solitude wear heavy not only on the body but also the mind. How long can you survive against the dangers of the unknown? On this journey, you won't get any help from the outside world. Equipped only with your bare hands you'll have to learn actual survival techniques to build shelters, make tools, and craft weapons in order to hunt and defend yourself. Constantly threatened by the jungle you'll fight with both wild animals and tropical sicknesses. Players will also have to face the traps set by your own mind and fears that crawl in the darkness of the endless jungle.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.8
Knockout City 10.

Knockout City

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 21, 2021
Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates. Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
MLB The Show 21 11.

MLB The Show 21

Platform: PlayStation 4
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:
79
User Score:
3.7
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 12.

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 27, 2021
A new battlefield appears in the "EDF" series. This time, the world becomes the square Earth. The name of this game is "EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS". This game takes place in the 3D voxel world, which everything is made up of square pieces. In this world, the Earth is not round but square. And now, this voxel Earth is fallen apart into square pieces, breaking its blocky peace. But whether round or square, the Earth must be the Earth. So now, the player and the "EARTH DEFENSE FORCE" must rise to the occasion and save the day to restore a shattered Voxel Earth to one peace.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part Two 13.

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part Two

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 18, 2021
Unite the Sentinel armies and take the war to the stronghold of the Dark Lord himself in one last effort to seal away evil once and for all. With the all-new Sentinel Hammer in hand, the Slayer will rip, tear and now smash every demon in his path across ancient Sentinel settlements, devastated Earth cities and beyond, tackling stronger new enemy variants as he nears his final battle. Everything you've fought for has led to this moment. Your war against Hell ends here.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.9
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown 14.

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 1, 2021
Challenge the greatest fighters in the world in the ultimate remaster of the classic 3D fighter, now featuring gorgeous HD graphics, new online features, and all the bone-crunching, martial arts combat of the renowned original. Master your fighting style to defeat all challengers in the Fifth World Fighting Tournament and become a Virtua Fighter legend!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
UnderMine 15.

UnderMine

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 30, 2021
An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way. Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and dungeon crawling with rpg-like progression. Mine gold, die, upgrade yourself, and try again! Discover hundreds of items including relics, potions, blessings, and curses that all combo and stack for a new experience every run. Challenge dangerous bosses and rescue helpful characters that provide new upgrades for your adventure. Decipher the cryptic messages of the Undermine's residents and unfold the mystery at the heart of the dungeon. Build Item Combos Discover relics, potions, prayers, blessings, and even curses to forge that perfect run. Watch as items pop off and combo with one another to make a god peasant of destruction. Rescue Characters Discover friendly (and some unfriendly) characters in need of rescue. After returning them safe to the mine's hub they will offer powerful upgrades that can be used from run to run. Discover Secrets Explore every nook and cranny to discover hundreds of secrets. New relics, potions, characters, and story bits lay behind the statues, rocks, and walls of each floor. Deadly Bosses Each area of the UnderMine contains one (or more!) deadly boss that will test planning, patience, strategy, and skill. Prepare well, because a test awaits! Wickedly Lighthearted UnderMine has a rich world to explore and discover with charming characters and a plot full of intrigue. Experience the plight of the poor Delvemore peasants. Told to brave extreme danger for a boss that doesn't quite care about them or their safety. A pretty funny situation when you think about it and something we can all relate to.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
What The Dub?! 16.

What The Dub?!

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 8, 2021
What The Dub?! is a local multiplayer party game where each player overdubs missing dialogue from hilariously awful B-movies, outdated PSAs, and bizarre industrial films, with their own witty (or just plain stupid) dubs!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Capcom Arcade Stadium 17.

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 25, 2021
Relive the Capcom classics! Shooters, fighting, actionall your favorite genres in this exciting collection! Capcom Arcade Stadium brings back all the nostalgia of the arcade, while adding in new and exciting features you'll wish you had back then! Just Like the Good Old Days From 3D-rendered arcade cabinets to scanline filters, there's everything you need to recreate that arcade atmosphere. Fully customizable display settings let you craft your own personal experience and truly relive the glory days of arcade gaming. Brand New Ways to Play With gameplay rewind, speed adjustment, and the ability to save and load your game at any time, your old favorites will feel new all over again! Every game has online leaderboard rankings, so you can see where you stack up against players all over the world! Capcom Arcade Stadium, where retro appeal meets cutting-edge features for a fresh take on Capcom's classics!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Kaze and the Wild Masks 18.

Kaze and the Wild Masks

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 26, 2021
Unleash the skills of the Wild Masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark. Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels. Relive your childhood memories of classic platformer with high quality frame by frame pixel art. Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.3
Narita Boy 19.

Narita Boy

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 30, 2021
Become symphonic in Narita Boy! A radical action-adventure as a legendary pixel hero trapped as a mere echo within the Digital Kingdom. Discover the mysteries behind the Techno-sword, lock swords with the corrupt and tainted Stallions. Save the world!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.4
SaGa Frontier Remastered 20.

SaGa Frontier Remastered

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 15, 2021
The 1998 PlayStation® classic is back: SaGa Frontier is remastered. The team of eight have returned – now with Fuse added as a playable character. Choose your favorite character and embark on your own unique journey. Each of the eight characters have different goals and endings. Your choices will affect how events unfold using the Free-Form Scenario System. This in-depth system will allow you to manipulate and expand a story all your own. Challenge yourself in nail-biting battles by using “glimmer" as well as learning new skills such as the ability to fire consecutive special attacks from multiple team members.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.0
Battle Axe 21.

Battle Axe

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 23, 2021
Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack & slash featuring high-quality visuals created by veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg, true to form game mechanics, and music from the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
World Splitter 22.

World Splitter

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 21, 2021
World-Splitter" is a 2D² puzzle platformer, challenging you with multidimensional puzzles. You'll travel through wonderful and fantastic worlds that are beautifully animated and full of tricky challenges. The game features a unique gameplay mechanic: A combination of jump & run elements and logical thinking puzzles. Each level consist of two parallel worlds separated by the 'Dimension Rift'. The character can move freely through the Rift and interacts only with the visible parts of both worlds. You have to master the Rift and make it pave your way through the worlds!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster 23.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 24, 2021
Reawaken your inner demon in a modernized version of the acclaimed ATLUS classic, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster. What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of Gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs. This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes: Remastered 3D models and backgrounds Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels Suspend save -- save your progress whenever you need! Voiced audio -- choose between Japanese and English VO
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack 24.

Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 22, 2021
Atelier Sophie DX - Atelier Firis DX - Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX - with brand new content and various DLCs. The definitive edition fo the Atlier "Myserious" series is now available.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Mundaun 25.

Mundaun

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 16, 2021
After learning of his grandfathers mysterious death in a fire, the protagonist travels to Mundaun for the first time since childhood. He will soon discover that something old and diabolical is haunting the remaining inhabitants. The quest to find out the meaning behind these sinister events takes the player on an odyssey up Mundaun mountain: From steep meadows across stony fields and to the snow-covered peak. Mundaun is a lovingly hand-pencilled horror tale set in a dark, secluded valley of the alps. Explore various areas full of secrets to discover, survive hostile encounters, drive vehicles, fill your inventory and solve a variety of hand-crafted puzzles.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
Lost Words: Beyond the Page 26.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 6, 2021
An atmospheric narrative adventure written by Rhianna Pratchett. Set between the pages of a diary and a fantasy story where you run on words and use them to interact with the world around you.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.5
R-Type Final 2 27.

R-Type Final 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 30, 2021
Wave Cannon attacks by trans-dimensional fighters equipped with firepower equivalent of that of a battleship. This game is thoroughly focused on expressions of how enemies are destroyed. The feeling of exhilaration in the destructions is thoroughly pursued.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.1
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection 28.

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 10, 2021
Three extremely high speed and intense ninja action games are now available in one package. Enjoy 3 games from the NINJA GAIDEN series in this single collection. The nostalgic yet timeless high-speed action of the series unfolds on the latest hardware, so look forward to heated battles with fearsome opponents. In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, the 4 female characters Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi are also playable. Pair up favorite characters, and switch between characters during battles. The heroines included in this title are the same as the original versions. In addition, the characters that are playable and scenes (modes) vary for each title. Most of the previously released game modes and DLC costumes for each title are included in this thrilling collection. In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, each of the other characters also have many different costumes to choose from, allowing for action packed battles in outfits of your choice. Included Titles: * NINJA GAIDEN Sigma (NINJA GAIDEN ) * NINJA GAIDEN Sigma 2 (NINJA GAIDEN 2) * NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge Classic Costumes Included DLC costumes included
Metascore:
73
User Score:
4.2
The Colonists 29.

The Colonists

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 4, 2021
You take control of a team of self-replicating robots built to simulate human civilisation. After escaping Earth, The Colonists are now free to roam the galaxy in search of a new home and construct their dream settlement. Take on a series of individual campaign missions, play randomly generated maps, compete on player-designed creations or build your colony unfettered by any constraints in the sandbox mode. Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart's content. Build a new home for your team of robots where they can fulfill their ultimate dream: to be human.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Retro Machina 30.

Retro Machina

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 12, 2021
Retro Machina is a single-player action and exploration game set in a retro-futuristic universe. Experience the journey of a little robot as they solve intricate puzzles and begin unraveling the mysteries of a world long forgotten.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Song of Horror 31.

Song of Horror

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 28, 2021
Beware the shadows and the darkness which seem silent. Beware the closed doors, the whispering mirrors. Beware the Song of Horror that nests in the cracks of your mind. The famed writer Sebastian P. Husher has gone missing, along with his entire family. Worried, his editor sent an assistant to his house in order to look for him but he never came back... These disappearances spark a set of events that will soon reveal something dreadful: a nameless, dark entity known only as The Presence seems to be responsible and it's still somewhere, out there, lurking in the shadows, waiting for you... You may die, but the horror continues others will pick the investigation up from where you left it until you all find out the origin of The Presence and put an end to this nightmare. A PARANORMAL ADVENTURE OF UNPREDICTABLE TERROR Song of Horror offers a truly dynamic terror experience: its antagonist, the supernatural entity known only as The Presence, is controlled by an advanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) that adapts to your actions and decisions. Experience unbearable fear as this otherworldly being responds to your way of playing and hunts you down in unexpected ways, offering a unique experience to every player and gameplay where tension builds up naturally instead of coming from scripted sequences. As a player, you will live this story through the eyes of a varied set of characters related to the story in their own way. Every character is different, and brings their unique point of view to the investigation, allowing them to approach clues and items differently. Their actions and decisions will shape the world: some of them will know more or less of certain aspects of the story; some will be more effective against supernatural manifestations, but all of them can die if the Presence gets to them and death is permanent. If they die, you will have to pick the story up with another one, and continue the investigation so their deaths are not in vain. SPOOKY CHARACTERISTICS: * Investigate a paranormal mystery in a thrilling story of psychological horror * Beware The Presence, an otherworldly entity with its own AI that reacts to your actions and decisions in a non-scripted, unpredictable horror experience * Choose between a group of unique characters: each one brings its own point of view and has a different relation to the story and other characters * You may die, but the horror continues: death is permanent when a character dies, it's gone...but the next one will follow the investigation from where the deceased left it. The world will be shaped by their previous actions. * Explore haunted, sinister locations to gather clues and items that will help you solve challenging puzzles while enduring the agonizing tension of the game's atmosphere
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Outriders 32.

Outriders

Platform: PlayStation 4
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:
72
User Score:
4.8
El Hijo: A Wild West Tale 33.

El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 25, 2021
El Hijo: A Wild West Tale is an exciting spaghetti-western stealth game, in which you guide a 6-year-old boy on his quest to find his mother. As a six-year-old, "El Hijo" must always sneak past the dangers of his world. As he overcomes his challenges, he gains self-confidence and cunning and with it more schemes to get past his foes. On his journey, he will find himself in a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy. The journey begins when a farmer and her son El Hijo are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave "El Hijo" at a secluded monastery in order to protect him. However, El Hijo decides that the monastic life is not for him and decides to escape. "El Hijo - A Wild West Tale" is a non-violent stealth game. Violence is instead exchanged with the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Shadowplay is in the core of the game and "El Hijo" will often have to hide. Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined with each other to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that "El Hijo" must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Cozy Grove 34.

Cozy Grove

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 8, 2021
Welcome to Cozy Grove, a life-sim game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you'll wander the island's forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you'll bring color and joy back to Cozy Grove! Features: * Beautiful, dynamic, hand-drawn landscapes that come alive when you help a spirit in need. * Dozens of memorable characters and spirits for you to find and befriend. Each spirit has a unique, extensive story for you to unravel over time. * Collect spirit animals, craft decorations, go fishing and more! * 40+ hour campaign filled with side quests, designed to span months of playtime.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.3
Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection 35.

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 1, 2021
GHOSTS 'N GOBLINS IS BACK FROM THE GRAVE. Watch as this nostalgic yet completely reimagined storybook world unravels before your very eyes. Taking cues from both Ghosts 'n Goblins and Ghouls 'n Ghosts and giving birth to something entirely new, Resurrection is a title worthy of its name. Don't be fooledthis picturesque storybook world, while gorgeous, is a love-letter to the original titles and maintains the same punishing gameplay that fans have come to expect. So go on and test your mettle, for the gauntlet has been thrown! Story A long time ago... In a far off land our tale begins, its beauty matched by none. The knight, Arthur, and the princess there, bathed in midday sun. ...but suddenly something's amiss, the town is up in flames, a cloud of darkness does emerge, the palace it does claim. The shadow then extends its reach, to the Umbral Tree divine. Its color fades, its vigor drained by powers most malign. And with this chaos wrought, the Demon Lord plays his vile hand. While Arthur's back is turned, the princess he kidnaps as planned. In haste does Arthur don his armor, to save his maiden fair. To the Demon Realm he does depart, so demons best beware. Gameplay Just like its predecessors, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection makes use of simple controls that anyone can enjoy. Use them to your advantage as you fight your way through weird and spooky stages filled with unique enemies in this enchanting world brought to life with modern technology and game design philosophy! Ghosts 'n Goblins is, well, hard. Its unyielding difficulty has been a defining characteristic of the series, and Resurrection pays respect to that legacy. You'll die, and you'll die again, but you'll dust yourself off and get better with every attempt as you learn more about your foes and further craft your strategy. You'll struggle, but you'll also bask in glory once you do eventually emerge victorious. That is Ghosts 'n Goblins. In Resurrection, Arthur can obtain 8 types of weapons, each with its own unique characteristics. Fell your foes with old favorites such as the Lance and the Dagger, shoot shockwaves with the Hammer to launch enemies, or send a Spiked Ball crashing along the ground to bowl them over instead! Use theseand moreto your advantage as you form your plan to progress through the Demon Realm! In addition to his large arsenal of weapons, Arthur can also learn a magnitude of magic and skills. Use Thunderstorm to unleash a hailstorm of bolts in four directions, or learn Kitted Out to increase Arthur's inventory space and carry more weapons. With tons more available, be sure to make room for magic and skills in your strategy! Make full use of Arthur's weapons, magic, and skills as you brave the ordeals of the Demon Realm to bring the princess home safely. Muster every ounce of grit you possess; you're going to need it!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.8
Root Film 36.

Root Film

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 19, 2021
Two protagonists star side by side in Kadokawa Games's latest mystery adventure, Root Film. Up-and-coming filmmaker Rintaro Yagumo is scheduled to participate in the production of a mystery drama/PR initiative TV series set in Shimane Prefecture, which was cancelled for an unknown reason 10 years ago. However, a series of bizarre murders seem to follow them wherever they go... and it's up to Rintaro and new actress Riho to connect the dots. The Intuition mechanic allows players to find keywords during conversations throughout the game. When players discover enough keywords, they can then confront other characters in Max Mode, a fighting-game-style showdown, to solve a mystery. Are you ready to uncover the shocking truth...?
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Stonefly 37.

Stonefly

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 1, 2021
Harness the wind and soar through the wilderness of Stonefly, a chill and tranquil action-adventure game about self-discovery, legacy, and belonging. Glide your mech strategically among beautiful flora and dangerous fauna, confronting hungry bugs, adventures, and memorable characters.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Beautiful Desolation 38.

Beautiful Desolation

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 28, 2021
THE BROTHERHOOD has crafted a homage to adventure games from your childhood. BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION is a 2D isometric adventure set in the distant future. Explore a post-apocalyptic landscape, solve puzzles, meet new friends and make powerful enemies, mediate conflicts and fight for your life as you unravel the secrets of the world around you. Mark, a man out of time, searches for his lost brother Don, in a far-flung futuristic era ruled by highly advanced technologies which are both revered and reviled. Your surroundings hold echoes of a desolate past, and glimpses of a dark future that has yet to be written by your actions. Be prepared to face many tough choices that will shape this land long after you complete your journey. The inhabitants of this world will help and hinder you, as you make new discoveries and navigate the spectacular African-inspired landscape. Negotiate your passage with local leaders, healers and warriors, or find yourself embroiled in a battle against nanite swarms, enormous scorpions and rocket-equipped robots. From thriving villages to crumbling cities, petrified forests and bone-dry ocean beds, this strange new world holds a multitude of terrains to uncover, beautifully rendered in 2D isometric art. [The Brotherhood]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Hood: Outlaws & Legends 39.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Platform: PlayStation 4
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:
68
User Score:
7.0
Skate City 40.

Skate City

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 6, 2021
Skate City captures the heart and soul of street skating in an authentic light. Players will have the opportunity to explore three unique cities based off of real-world skate locations, including the streets of Los Angeles, Oslo, and Barcelona in our console and PC release. Set to original lo-fi beats, you can ride like a local through each city’s Challenge mode, or take it at your own pace with Endless Skate.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World 41.

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 28, 2021
An icon in adventure gaming history is back! Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World becomes a real Wonder Boy adventure that stays true to its roots as the latest part of the legendary and successful series, that dates back to 1986. Asha is tasked to free the four spirits being confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. Luckily, she does not have to face this adventure alone, as early on she finds her new companion, a special blue Pepelogoo. The players can experience the adventures of the dynamic duo like never before thanks to cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay as well as enhanced visuals and refined play content. Especially in the event scenes the performance is deepened and the world view is reproduced vividly and colorfully. Plus, for the first time in the series, it comes with a character voice by the popular and talented Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.3
DOOM 3: VR Edition 42.

DOOM 3: VR Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 29, 2021
The game arrives March 29 for PlayStation 4 and is backwards compatible on PlayStation 5. Take your Aim controller in hand, put on your PS VR headset, and step into the armored boots of The Doom Marine. Fight for your life as one of the few survivors left in a UAC facility overrun by demons. Doom 3: VR Edition features Doom 3 and its expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, retooled for PS VR technology. Uncover the secrets of the UAC’s unholy experiments, encounter uncanny monstrosities in claustrophobic environments, and wield an arsenal of iconic (and even otherworldly) weaponry with new textures, shaders and sound effects as you survive against the forces of Hell across over 15 hours of heart-stopping action. [Bethesda Softworks]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.3
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 43.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 4, 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:
67
User Score:
7.2
Breathedge 44.

Breathedge

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 6, 2021
Breathedge is an ironic outer space survival adventure game. Take on the role of a simple guy called the Man who is just carrying his grandpa's ashes to a galactic funeral and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a universal conspiracy. A massive space hearse suffers a wreck in the deep space, leaving the area filled with debris, coffins, dead passengers and yourself. Survive in this interstellar dump, uncover a global conspiracy, save the princess and don't break your fingers while tapping the keyboard as you travel around the world (keeping your display on for full immersion is advised). It took a long time for our ancestors to develop because they had no electrical tape. You have it and you know how to use it. With this magical artifact, you can create a vast variety of useless objects and throw them out of the airlock! There are also many useful items to be created, but be careful as this may result in completing the game. When all your neighbors just hover around in vacuum doing nothing but playing dead, various tools and gears will help you become the worst noisy neighbor ever. Create a unique space station, provide it with oxygen and electricity, install all kinds of equipment from solar panels to a hamster farm, and turn it into a real bachelor pad by stuffing it with furniture mixed with all kinds of junk. Yes, you heard that right, it's your own private car horn! Besides that, you can assemble a small rocket, ride the dead or build a large space shuttle. Transportation helps you move faster, evade obstacles and see the death screen after a head-on collision. Surviving in space is fun, and surviving with a story is even more fun because you can just skip it all to annoy the scriptwriters! Breathedge offers you an intriguing plot with lots of dark jokes, cynical dialogues, an immortal chicken, a mad enemy, as well as badly animated cutscenes and other features that make an excellent game an excellent game.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Paradise Lost 45.

Paradise Lost

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 24, 2021
It's winter, 1980. Szymon, a boy raised in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, finds an abandoned Nazi bunker. Will he find what he’s looking for? Play Paradise Lost and explore an underground world, where Slavic mythology mixes with retrofuturistic technology. Discover the last story on Earth.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.9
Rust: Console Edition 46.

Rust: Console Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 21, 2021
The only aim in Rust is to survive. To do this you will need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals for meat. Protect yourself from other players, and kill them for meat. Create alliances with other players and form a town. Whatever it takes to survive.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
2.1
Smelter 47.

Smelter

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 22, 2021
You are Eve, fresh out of Eden and armed with a living suit of armor. Explore a dangerous new world, battle its bizarre denizens and expand your empire in a desperate journey to find Adam. Smelter is a strategy, action-platformer combo inspired by classics from the 16-bit era. Lead Smelter and his faithful Zirm forces by expanding Smelter’s territory across the Rumbly Lands in top-down strategy levels, then dive into thrilling side-scrolling action stages after annexing key locations. Build, attack and advance your army -- unlock, upgrade and unleash elemental action skills against vicious enemies, perilous environments and dangerous bosses. Release the power of Smelter! Story: After the untimely destruction of the Garden, Eve finds herself in an unfamiliar world with her beloved Adam nowhere to be found. In her search for Adam, she encounters Smelter, an unusually over-confident, winged creature with the powerful ability to transform and fuse with others, giving them incredible powers. Offering his apparently “invaluable” assistance, Smelter transforms and fuses with Eve. They depart on a journey to the treacherous Rumbly Lands. There, they expand Smelter’s territory, allowing them to reach further into the various domains to find out what happened to her Adam, hoping to find him in one piece and find a way back home to their peaceful lives...
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Biomutant 48.

Biomutant

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 25, 2021
Biomutant is an open-word, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG, with a unique martial arts styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting and mutant ability action. Your actions play a major part in the unfolding of a story where End is coming to the New World. A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided, in need of someone strong enough to unite them or bring them all down... Although you are guided through the world by a Storyteller that narrates every step of your journey, it's your actions and choices that'll decide how your story of survival ends.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.8
The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos 49.

The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 17, 2021
The second and final expansion to the sci-fi role-playing game. The core of Murder on Eridanos is to solve a crime… and murder is just the beginning of what you will find. You will have to interrogate witnesses, learn about potential alibis, and argue who you believe is responsible. This also leads to some entertaining outcomes as it is up to you to decide what to do. Do you falsely accuse an innocent spectator? Do you present a poor case with lack of evidence? How will others respond? What happens if you try to convince people that you somehow are responsible for the murder? Yes, even that is possible. [Obsidian]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.2
Maskmaker 50.

Maskmaker

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 20, 2021
Assume the role of a Maskmaker's apprentice and learn the magic of crafting masks to immerse yourself in the intriguing, enigmatic beings within the game. From mask-to-mask and puzzle-to-puzzle, explore your way through the "mask realm" to seek Prospero who appears to rule it and ultimately unravel the secret of his identity.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Layers of Fear VR 51.

Layers of Fear VR

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 29, 2021
Layers of Fear VR is a psychedelic horror game that pulls you into the depths of insanity. Now its constantly changing Victorian mansion can be explored without limits thanks to the all-in-one Virtual Reality experience of Oculus Quest. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create. Redesigned with Quest in mind for greater interactivity and immersion, Layers of Fear VR is a first-person horror game built on a rich, dark story. Explore an environment overflowing with macabre artwork and unravel secrets through twisted puzzles. Take control of a painter seeking to create his magnum opus before losing his mind in the process. The psychological horror of Layers of Fear will leave you questioning your own eyes and mind. Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of Fear? Put on your Quest and discover what awaits
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Just Die Already 52.

Just Die Already

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 20, 2021
Just Die Already is an old people mayhem sandbox game created by the designers of Goat Simulator. You are an old retired person in a near future where people aren’t having any children. There isn’t anyone to pay for pensions due to those ungrateful millennials who prefer playing video games instead of doing actual work. With no one to cover your living costs, you - just like all other old people in this world - have no other choice but to survive on your own. How will you survive in a world that wants you to Just Die Already? To make things worse, you’ve just been kicked out of your retirement home, and your only option now is to perform dangerous challenges and explore the world for retirement tickets to qualify for free retirement care. So with society wishing you dead, isn’t it finally time to live a little?
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
King of Seas 53.

King of Seas

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 25, 2021
King of Seas is an Action Role playing game set in a procedural pirate world. An epic adventure awaits you in a fantastic world, dotted with fights, lost islands and treasures. A universe that will keep you anchored as you struggle to become the king of all pirates.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Poison Control 54.

Poison Control

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 13, 2021
This shooter-meets-action title combines high-octane gameplay and a grim-yet-charming art style into one unforgettable adventure. Use Poisonette's powers to purify poison mires while blasting away enemies as her gunslinging vessel. You can also customize your gameplay experience by choosing between a male or female vessel, unlocking weapons and enhancements with each world you purify, and increasing certain stats of Poisonette through choice-based dialogue. A poisonous partnership: swap between the poison-absorbing Poisonette and her gun-wielding vessel, and combine firepower and zone control to destroy the creatures of the poison mires. Enigmatic encounters: uncover the mysterious circumstances that set Poisonette and her vessel on the poisonous path towards redemption. Corrupt and colorful: with an art style that's as grim as it is charming, this twisted tale practically jumps off the screen! From vivid stages to vibrant gameplay effects, this adventure is as much a visual experience as it is visceral.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace 55.

Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 23, 2021
The year is 1926: a professor of astronomy is found dead in her mansion and everything indicates that she has been the victim of a heinous murder. Choose from 12 intrepid investigators from the Arkham Horror games, each with a unique set of skills, and assemble your team to shed the light over this mysterious death. Find clues, perform interrogations and progress through nine chapters as the story unfolds. Your investigation will take you to visit shadowed institutions and mysterious locales, ranging from Miskatonic University, the Arkham Asylum, and the bayous of Louisiana. As you face off against Lovecraftian horrors, your investigators will descend deeper into the depths of madness, affecting their level of sanity and causing traumas that will impact the course of your investigation. Care about your sanity and make the right choices the Ancient Ones are preparing their return.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
5.4
Spacebase Startopia 56.

Spacebase Startopia

Platform: PlayStation 4
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:
58
User Score:
tbd
Black Legend 57.

Black Legend

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 25, 2021
Lead a band of Mercenaries into a city covered by a mysterious deadly fog. Face a cult that has formed around the creator of this fog. Piece together stories from the few survivors, items and locations to discover the truth behind the situation, and stop the spread.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Star Wars: Republic Commando 58.

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 6, 2021
You can be part of an elite squad of soldiers in Star Wars Republic Commando. Play as one of a team of republic troops in the time between Star Wars episodes II and III. Your squad will be assigned a variety of missions ranging from hostage rescue to assassination on many recognizable worlds from the Star Wars universe. You can play multiplayer game modes such as capture the flag and deathmatch online.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.4
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse 59.

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 16, 2021
Stubbs the Zombie has been disturbed from his eternal rest 50 years after his death, and you can help him get revenge on those that woke him. Roam the city of Punchbowl while using your zombie powers to take control of its inhabitants. You can turn citizens into zombies, possess them, or use your other undead abilities in battle. You'll fight civilians, police, and militia on your way to getting your revenge on the city's designer, Andrew Monday. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is a third-person action game that uses an updated version of the Halo game engine.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Buildings Have Feelings Too! 60.

Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 22, 2021
An exciting new city-management/puzzle game about buildings and the city they inhabit. You must grow your city to a bustling metropolitan centre with an array of shops, offices, entertainment facilities and amenities, to help your buildings thrive; or risk them being demolished forever.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
I Saw Black Clouds 61.

I Saw Black Clouds

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 30, 2021
After the unexpected death of a close friend, Kristina returns to her hometown looking for answers, only to unearth a string of dark secrets. I Saw Black Clouds is an interactive psychological thriller with supernatural elements and branching storylines.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
tbd
Balan Wonderworld 62.

Balan Wonderworld

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 26, 2021
Balan Wonderworld is a wondrous action-platformer game themed around a mysterious musical theatre. The stars of the show 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 Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. They will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, using all the tricks and gimmicks hidden along the way, to get to the heart of each touching story.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
6.5