This year was supposed to be huge for PlayStation fans. Sony made a lot of huge promises heading into 2021 as it looked to sell the then-new PS5s with an incredible lineup of games . It seemed too good to be true — and it was. Very few of Sony’s big-ticket games actually made it in time for the holidays this year, leaving PS5 owners with little in the way of exclusives to pick over.
That’s going to change in 2022, if only because the games that were supposed to launch in 2021 are actually finally coming. Heavy hitters like Horizon Forbidden West , God of War Ragnarok , and Gran Turismo 7 are just a few of the games looking to make 2022 the best year yet to be a PlayStation owner.
Here are the PS5 games you can look forward to in what’s shaping up to be a historic year for video games. Sifu (February 8)
Sony has upped its commitment to indie games in recent years, locking down excellent titles like Kena: Bridge of Spirits as console launch exclusives. That trend will continue into 2022, starting with Sifu . Developed by Sloclap, Sifu is a kung fu action game where players age one year every time they die. From our short time playing a demo for the game, we’re already sold on the concept. The martial arts combat is quick and impactful, making this an indie action game to keep an eye on during a busy month. Horizon Forbidden West (February 18)
Horizon Forbidden West was supposed to be Sony’s big holiday 2021 release, but it ended up moving to February 2022 instead. The initial delay announcement stung, but now that date is right around the corner. The sequel to one of PS4’s best exclusives looks astonishing. Fights against gigantic robots present a jaw-dropping sense of scale that builds off its predecessors’ strengths. The sequel is also taking some design cues from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with more mobility options, which is always a welcome change. Elden Ring (February 25)
Mark my words: Elden Ring is going to be the game of the year. Even as someone who hates Dark Souls-style games , I was absolutely won over by FromSoftware’s latest when I demoed it. The game’s art direction is impeccable, and combat feels more forgiving thanks to additional build options. Following a successful closed network test, it feels like FromSoftware is primed to deliver its best Souls-like game yet, which is saying something. Gran Turismo 7 (March 4)
Forza Horizon 5 gave players a newfound appreciation for the racing genre in 2021, and Gran Turismo 7 could capitalize on that momentum. The legendary franchise returns in March with its flashiest entry yet, thanks to PS5 power. The game is set to include a campaign, returning features like Brand Central, and new modes. And naturally, it’ll be full of shiny digital cars for players to drive around a number of scenic tracks. Stranger of […]