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The best upcoming PS4 games

The PlayStation 4’s life cycle is slowly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean players have nothing left to be excited about. In fact, 2022 includes some of the highest-profile releases we’ve ever seen for the console — with titles like God of War Ragnarok and a rebooted Saints Row expected to launch over the next several months. If you’re not interested in picking up a PlayStation 5 yet, there are plenty of great current-generation games coming out that will keep you occupied.

Here are the most-anticipated PlayStation 4 games scheduled to release in 2022.

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Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up, Adventure
Developer
WB Games Montréal
Publisher
WB Games
Release
October 25, 2022
Prepare to explore the city of Gotham once again — but this time without the caped crusader. Gotham Knights sees you facing off against the gritty underworld’s criminals as Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood. Five unique boroughs of the city will be explorable, and you can take the action online for a bit of cooperative play to help subdue its biggest threats. Each character will come with a variety of upgradeable and unlockable skills, giving you plenty of reasons to jump into the shoes of all four heroes.
Gotham Knights - World Premiere 4K Trailer

Saints Row

Saints Row
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Shooter, Adventure
Developer
Deep Silver Volition
Publisher
Deep Silver
Release
August 23, 2022
No more aliens and no more superpowers. Saints Row is getting back to its roots in 2022. Set in the fictional southwestern city of Santo Ileso, you’ll be tasked with making your mark on the city and removing all the rival gangs from your turf. Early gameplay footage has shown off a third-person action game that’s still filled with over-the-top stunts, and the new city looks to offer plenty of bombastic set pieces for your shenanigans. It’ll also benefit from drop-in/drop-out multiplayer, making it easy for a buddy to hop into your game and join in on the chaos.
SAINTS ROW Official Announce Trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle
Platforms
Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Adventure
Release
April 05, 2022
This year’s Elder Scrolls Online expansion is giving fans a closer look at Bretons and their home of High Rock. The traditional fantasy setting is filled with towering castles, a shadowy underbelly, and a vibrant ecosystem filled with waterfalls, jungles, and loads of wildlife. Beyond the new location and accompanying questline, High Isle is introducing players to a new collectible card game, Tales of Tribute. The fast-paced mini-game will see you collecting cards and facing off against other players as you battle to become the best player in the land.

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God of War Ragnarök

God of War Ragnarök
RP
Platforms
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre
Hack and slash/Beat 'em up, Adventure
Developer
SIE Santa Monica Studio
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release
December 31, 2022
After getting pushed out of its 2021 release window, God of War Ragnarok is now expected to arrive sometime this year. Only small bits of gameplay have been revealed so far, and they indicate Ragnarok will be another stunning (and violent) adventure for Kratos and Atreus. This time around, the duo will be up against enemies inspired by Norse mythology. There’s no doubt the game will be pushing PS4 to its limits, and we have to imagine it’ll be the last God of War game released on the platform.
God Of War Ragnarok - PlayStation Showcase 2021 Reveal Trailer | PS5

Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Platform
Developer
Sonic Team
Publisher
Sega
Release
December 31, 2022
Unfortunately, very little is known about Sonic Frontiers. What we do know, however, has Sonic fans absolutely buzzing for this latest installment. No gameplay footage has been revealed, but Sonic Frontiers is said to take place in an open-world environment that spans multiple unique biomes. The series has been hit-or-miss with its 3D installments as of late, but here’s hoping the sprawling open world breathes new life into the franchise.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2022 - Teaser Trailer

Stray

Stray
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre
Adventure, Indie
Developer
BlueTwelve Studio
Publisher
Annapurna Interactive
Release
December 31, 2022
Another title delayed into 2022, Stray is a curious adventure game that puts you in control of a lost cat. You’ll set out on a journey to escape the strange city you find yourself in, stumbling across a variety of puzzles and platforming challenges along the way. Aside from its gorgeous cyberpunk environment (and vibrant neon lights), Stray looks to tell an emotional tale about love, loss, and finding your way back home. Expect to hear more about the highly anticipated game as the year marches on and we get a firm release date.
STRAY | Teaser Trailer

Little Devil Inside

Little Devil Inside
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
Genre
Role-playing (RPG), Adventure
Developer
Neostream Interactive
Publisher
Neostream Interactive
Release
December 31, 2022
Little Devil Inside has you investigating paranormal activities as you journey across a variety of quirky biomes. Its striking visual style is the first thing you’ll notice about the game, as the cartoonish art dips into both steampunk and Victorian tropes to give itself a unique appearance. Hiding behind the eye-catching graphics is a survival adventure game that can be played solo or with a friend — and you’ll need all the help you can get to survive this bizarre world and unravel all its secrets.
Little Devil Inside (Test Build 2017)

Skull & Bones

Skull & Bones
RP
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre
Adventure
Developer
Ubisoft Singapore
Publisher
Ubisoft Entertainment, Ubisoft
Skull and Bones is essentially a strategic pirate simulator. You’ll explore the open seas as you navigate a pirate ship across the Indian Ocean — plundering loot and sinking anyone that dares get in your way. You’ll be able to upgrade and unlock new ships as you play, and Ubisoft is promising a large degree of customization for your builds. So whether you want to bombard ships from afar or get up close and personal before wreaking havoc, Skull and Bones should give you plenty of options.
Skull and Bones: E3 2017 What You Need to Know | Ubisoft [NA]

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