The PS5 has a few strong games in its launch lineup that are actually new, and its first year is likely to amp that up. Throughout 2021, more new PS5 games will be helping to strengthen its library of game titles. Provided there aren't too many delays on all the biggest games.
Even with (perhaps inevitable) delays though there will be games worth sinking your teeth and your time into. It's also still early in the year, so there's plenty more time for new PS5 games to be announced that haven't been made public yet. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop list with all the upcoming games for the platform, we've rounded up all the games that are coming throughout the year.
In addition to that, all the games are categorized by the month they come out. This post will also be updated regularly to account for new PS5 games that get announced, or as games are released and need to be removed.
- January 20
Agent 47 returns in the latest installment of the Hitman remake franchise. Take on contracts, absorb the new locales, and ensure you get your job done by any means necessary. An assassin uses any tools at their disposal as a weapon. Whether it be a gun, a blade, a tie, or even a briefcase.
- January 21
Coming in one day after Hitman 3 is Ride 4. This is the fourth main game in the franchise, and is sure to serve up some action if you like racing games with super bikes. This includes next-gen visuals for the PS5 which includes up to 4K resolution and up to 60 frames per second. So expect the game to look good.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends of The Secret Fairy
- January 26
Anime, JRPG gameplay, and a large world to explore with plenty of quests to take on. What's not to love? Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy is the latest game in this series and adds things like more real-time action during battles.
- January 26
This is old school platforming action as a ninja with cybernetic body parts. NES Ninja Gaiden vibes? Metroid-esque? Challenging yet nostalgic? Cyber Shadow is all of things and more.
- January 29
This game is a puzzle-platformer that is just as much about the gorgeous backdrops as it is about the fun and challenging puzzles that you will need to solve. If you want a game that's a little more lighthearted and offers hours of relaxing fun, try this one out.
Control: Ultimate Edition
- February 2
This is essentially the same as the original version of Control, but with the included The Foundation and AWE expansions. If you already own the PS4 version of Control: Ultimate Edition, the PS5 version will be a free upgrade when it releases.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
- February 4
All out mayhem is what you're looking at here. You play as a werewolf and you destroy your enemies. Need we say more?
The Nioh Collection – Remastered For PS5
- February 5
Nioh and Nioh 2 are both remastered and tossed into a collection with both games and their DLC content, upgraded with the visuals and other enhancements that take advantage of PS5 technology. Which means 4K visuals and up to 120 frames per second. The games also now take advantage of the adaptive triggers and the 3D audio. If you have a PS5 and have never played either Nioh title before, this is the way to experience both games.
Little Nightmares 2
- February 11
Little Nightmares 2 is an adventure game that is filled to the brim with suspense and peppered with bits of puzzle solving, platforming, and a whole lot of creepy looking level design.
- February 2021
All out chaos and utter madness in a demolition derby-style game with tons of crazy looking cars and even crazier characters. More than anything else, Destruction AllStars just looks like a lot of fun.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon
- March 2
Technically you can already play this game on the PS5 if you have the PS4 version of it, but the PS5 version with the updated visuals and other PS5 enhancements isn't out until March 2. You also can't transfer save data files between versions. So you may want to pick this up when you can actually get the PS5 version of it. Yakuza: Like A Dragon is the latest game in the long-running Yakuza series. Out of all the new PS5 games being released this year, this one you won't want to miss.
Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4
- March 11
If you love motocross, slick tricks, wicked air and lots of racing action, don't miss out on Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4.
- March 16
Like horror games and visuals that were put together with hand-penciled art? Then you'll love Mundaun and should give it a try.
- March 19
FPS fans will want to at least consider The Returnal, which is an upcoming first-person shooter with elements of psychological horror and science fiction. The game promises to be equal parts exciting and intriguing.
It Takes Two
- March 26
This game is a platform adventure title at its core but it's also filled with elements of more than a few different genres. It also features co-op gameplay, so invite a friend to your party and open up a voice chat, because It Takes Two is going to be a lot of fun with friends.
- March 26
Balan Wonderworld is a 3D action platformer from Square Enix, which seems pretty evident based on the visuals of the game. It just has that kind of style you may have come to expect from the more cartoonish side of Square Enix titles. That being said this should be a great game for people of all ages.
- March 26
This game is already available as a PS4 title but now it's coming to PS5 with a PS5 version. Which means upgraded graphics and faster frame rates to really pump up the FPS action that was already there in the first place.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
- March 31
If you didn't get the chance to play Disco Elysium in its original form, the Final Cut version will be a good place to start. That is, if you enjoy RPG titles with rich stories and loads of engaging gameplay.
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits
- March 2021
Keep this action-adventure game in the back of your mind. Kena: Bridge of Spirits offers up fast-paced combat, a diverse collection of enemies, and some truly enjoyable exploration in a gorgeously crafted world.
Tennis World Tour 2
- March 2021
Sports enthusiasts, especially those that like Tennis will want to check out Tennis World Tour 2. Which lets you play in singles or doubles matches, engage in online multiplayer against other players, and climb the ladder to claim the championship.
Praey For The Gods
This game definitely gives off some God of War vibes. And while it isn't God Of War, it may just be coming out before God Of War: Ragnarok. Praey For Gods is heavily centered on progressing to tougher and tougher boss fights. It also includes some open-world exploration and appears to have a story worth paying attention to.
- April 1
Looter shooters have been on a rise since the release of Destiny and Outriders is going to be the latest to join that group of games. Published by Square Enix, Outriders is looking more and more promising with each passing day. It should serve an exciting array of different weapons while it also lets you build out your character with unique and powerful abilities.
Curse Of The Sea Rats
- April 1
First of all, this game looks amazing thanks the hand-drawn visuals and if looter shooters like Outriders aren't your thing, then maybe you'd be thrilled to dive into a metroidvania game like Curse Of The Sea Rats. The game takes place on the coast if Ireland in 1777, and features a non-linear questline that you can explore. Letting progress through the game in a way that you see fit.
Guilty Gear Strive
- April 9
The Guilty Gear series of games continues with Strive, featuring new characters, colorful anime graphics, and some pretty intense combat. Expect a pretty big roster of characters as well as crazy combos as this is bound to be one of the best-looking fighting games yet.
Hood: Outlaws And Legends
- May 10
Play as a band of thieves and outlaws against other teams of players, all vying for the same rewards in action-packed PvPvE combat heists.
- May 21
Deathloop is a first-person shooter but it adds in some pretty innovative and unique elements and features. You have the ability to reset time loops if things don't go your way. The island that the game takes place on is also stuck in a time loop and your goal is to break that loop. But to do so you'll have to survive being hunted down by another elite assassin and tons of other enemies who all want to see you dead.
Back 4 Blood
- June 22
This is the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. While not technically the same franchise, it's created by Turtle Rock Studios who created the Left 4 Dead franchise. So it might as well be the next game in the series. It also has the same style of co-operative first-person gameplay.
- June 2021
Solar Ash is the next game from Heart Machine, the creators of Hyper Light Drifter. In Solar Ash you'll encounter huge boss fights, a large stylized world and what Heart Machine describes as high-speed traversal.
Little Devil Inside
- July 2021
At long last, Little Devil Inside is getting its release. This action-adventure RPG has spent so many years in development it had been forgotten until this showcase trailer appeared on the internet around 7 months ago. It features a semi-open world and some survival-like gameplay, as well as single player and multiplayer modes.
- September 30
Neptunia ReVerse is the latest game in this franchise and is a JRPG that follows the same style of gameplay as many or all of the other games in the series. Expect plenty of moe (cute) story elements as well as your typical JRPG turn-based combat. If you love the Neptunia series of games, look forward to this one which should be releasing this Fall.
This is an interesting title to keep an eye on if you like games in the Cyberpunk genre. It has unique blends of pixelated 2D and 3D graphics and some pretty interesting-looking combat wrapped up in an action-adventure title with some RPG features.
- October 2021
Look, this is a game about cats. You play as a cat. A stray cat. And at its most basic this is a game about a stray cat trying to find its way back home. But it's much more than that too because there's a mysteriously intriguing story here to unravel in this futuristic city. While it's a way's out, this is sure to be one of the best new games coming to PS5 in 2021.
- October 2021
Most of Tokyo's population has mysteriously vanished without a trace. You set out to figure out what happened, all the while fighting back against paranormal forces with special abilities. Explore a vast, empty Tokyo city that is rife with supernatural threats and beautiful cityscapes.