Updated at: 06-06-2023 - By: Leo Hall
Looking for something new to play on your PS4? Here are the top PS4 games coming out in 2022 and beyond, covered by us!

The PlayStation 4 may be in its final days, but Sony’s fourth-generation console is far from dead.

If you still haven’t upgraded to a PlayStation 5, don’t worry; many of this year’s most anticipated games are coming to PS4 as well.

In order to keep you up to date, we’ve ranked the best PS4 games scheduled for release in 2022 and beyond.

If any of your most-anticipated PS4 games aren’t here, be sure to check back and let us know what we’re missing!

LEGO Brawls

Date of Publication: June, 2022

LEGO Brawls, a platform fighter in the LEGO style of games like Super Smash Bros., is currently available on Apple Arcade.

It lets players create and fight with their own minifigs and licensed figures from a wide variety of LEGO themes.

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In order to use items during matches, players must first construct them from LEGO bricks.

There are currently eight playable arenas in the game, each of which can host either a 4v4 team match or a free-for-all battle royale.

Saints Row

Due out on August 23rd, 2022

Saints Row is a remake of the 2006 game created by Volition and published by Deep Silver. It is set in the American southwest.

The player must make their way through the dangerous streets of Santo Ileso, a city ruled by Los Panteros, the Idols, and Marshall Defense Industries.

Players assume the role of “Boss” and plot to overthrow rival gangs by assembling a gang of disgruntled hired killers.

It is expected that the new Saints Row will have a more balanced tone between comedy and seriousness than the original.

Sons of the Forest

Date of Publication: October 2022

For those who haven’t heard of it, The Forest is an ambitious survival horror game with a focus on crafting and combat against enemies with surprisingly intelligent artificial intelligence.

Like many survival games, the story is fairly nonlinear, but players interested in the game’s creatures and setting never lacked for something to chew on.

The sequel, apparently being developed by Endnight Games, will feature new characters and events set on a different mysterious island.

Sons of the Forest will feature improved visuals and gameplay, as well as a greater emphasis on teamwork than the original game, which only supported online multiplayer after its initial release.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Time of Publication Announcement

Firaxis Games’ upcoming tactical turn-based game, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, will set itself apart from the studio’s other games, most notably XCOM.

Midnight Suns’ most noticeable change is its card-based combat system, which limits heroes’ abilities to those found in randomized decks of cards.

You play the role of a playable hero named The Hunter, who joins forces with other Marvel heroes to prevent the demon queen Lillith from awakening a dark lord reminiscent of Cthulhu.

A central hub area allows you to build relationships with your party members and unlock special team combo attacks to use in battle.

Quantum Error

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Later this year, PlayStation 4 owners will have their hands full with Quantum Error, a cosmic horror game.

The first-person shooter, created by Teamkill Media, casts you in the role of Captain Jacob Thomas, a firefighter tasked with entering a burning research facility.

While trying to determine the fire’s origin, you and your team must save as many lives as possible.

We’re going to take a wild guess and say that maybe things aren’t as cut and dry as they appear, and that something more sinister is going on here.

Project Eve

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Project Eve is an upcoming video game that features a lone human survivor in a post-apocalyptic world where she must fight off a variety of hostile creatures.

Eve dispatches foes using acrobatic blade attacks, parries, and dodging, all in the style of action games that emphasize combos.

There will be a strong emphasis on platforming segments in which Eve must learn to master the environment by climbing walls, squeezing past enemies, swinging from ropes, and much more.

Project Eve is set to launch for the PS5, Xbox One, and PC, and will make use of the DualSense controller’s integrated haptic feedback.

Sonic Frontiers

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

The upcoming platformer Sonic Frontiers, developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega, aims to reinvigorate the long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Players will be able to freely roam the Starfall Islands in what is being called the first open-world Sonic the Hedgehog game.

In this location, you can find a wide variety of ecosystems, from flower-filled meadows to verdant forests to crumbling ruins to barren deserts.

The year 2017 saw the releases of Sonic Forces and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, so it will be interesting to see what new features are implemented.

God of War: Ragnarok

To Be Announced: Release Date

Sony’s God of War was a huge success, scoring a perfect score from both fans and critics alike and going on to win Game of the Year at this year’s Game Awards.

With so many exclusive games available for the PlayStation 4, it makes sense for Sony Santa Monica to begin planning a sequel.

The studio seems to agree, as they have begun posting job listings for positions across multiple teams, with one listing even mentioning God of War 2018 specifically.

If you were one of the many players who visited Krato’s cabin again after finishing the main story, you’ll recall the massive cliffhanger designed to make you want more God of War.

Skull & Bones

The date of release is currently unknown.

Due to the departure of the game’s creative director midway through development, Skull & Bones has been plagued by numerous setbacks, restarts, and internal turmoil.

The current initial release date estimates place the debut in the year 2022.

There must be hundreds of you just waiting to get your hands on this, and for good reason.

Using landmasses as cover and territory control and hiding your ship by flying the enemy’s flag are two of the game’s more intriguing features.

Little Devil Inside

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

The cartoony art style in Little Devil Inside gives the game a surreal air, and makes it stand out among other action role-playing games.

It was developed by Neostream, a studio based in South Korea, and funded on Kickstarter in 2015. Interestingly, the game was originally intended for the discontinued Nintendo Wii-U.

There, you take on the role of a daring explorer on a mission to rid the world of evil by eliminating its most potent arch-demons.

When you need a break from the main quest, you can explore the game’s semi-open world and its many optional side quests.


Date of Publication: To Be Announced

From what we can see in the Stray teaser trailer, indie studio BlueTwelve has found a great partner in Annapurna Interactive, the game’s publisher.

In Stray, you play as a fluffy kitty who finds himself in a cyberpunk city where robots seem to have replaced humans.

The cat is seen carrying a glowing backpack, which may have significant narrative significance.

A futuristic cat simulator is one of the most exciting new types of indie games to be announced.


Date of Publication: To Be Announced

In the upcoming open world adventure game Tchia, players assume the role of a young girl who sets out to discover a physics-based sandbox.

The game features exotic locations to explore, interesting personalities to learn more about, and unexpected twists at every turn.

Tchia can also magically change into more than thirty different animals and more than one hundred different objects.

Both the plot and the gameplay reflect this, with Tchia making use of her abilities to aid her companions, discover new areas of the island, and avoid peril.

Hogwarts Legacy

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Aside from games made specifically for the movies and the occasional mobile release, not many games have delved into the enchanted world of Harry Potter.

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The upcoming open-world action RPG Hogwarts Legacy by Avalanche and Warner Bros. is set to change that.

The player assumes the role of a first-year student at Hogwarts in the late 1800s and must select a House, enroll in classes, and investigate the school’s mysterious grounds.

They’ll level up and learn to use a variety of spells, concoct potions, tame magical beasts, and fight enemies while negotiating a morality system that takes their actions into account.


Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Up to four players battle it out in GigaBash, an upcoming arena fighter by Malaysian indie studio Passion Republic Games.

Although the game’s premise is more akin to classic kaiju brawlers like Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters!, its zoomed-out, top-down camera is reminiscent of games like Battlerite.

In GigaBash, however, the fighters are surprisingly nimble, and the battles are fast and chaotic, full of ridiculous attacks and transformations.

There’s been no word on a release date, but we can’t wait to get our hands on the game because of its charmingly cartoony yet realistic 3D graphics.

Hazel Sky

Time of Publication Announcement

You play the part of a young engineer in Hazel Sky, and it’s your job to help him survive the perils of an uninhabited island.

On your quest, you’ll scour the island for components that can be assembled into impressive mechanical marvels.

We expect there to be many surprises as you work to construct a device that will help you leave the island and return home safely.

Despite Hazel Sky’s focus on mechanics, the story is intriguing, and we can’t wait to find out more about Shane.


To Be Announced: Release Date

The upcoming free-to-play platform fighter MultiVersus was revealed earlier this year; it makes use of Warner Bros.’ vast library of licensed properties.

It’s one of the most ambitious crossovers in recent memory, with the intention of pitting well-known characters against one another (like Batman, Shaggy Rogers, and Bugs Bunny).

Characters will have to run, jump, and punch their way to victory across 2D stages based on various WB properties, much like in Super Smash Bros.

Considering WB’s extensive library, the exact number of characters that can be added to MultiVersus is anyone’s guess.


Time of Publication Announcement

Space-based first-person shooter Boundary is currently in development.

It’s like Call of Duty, but in space, and players use a variety of weapons and fight on different planets.

Due to the lack of a stable surface, firefights are guaranteed to be much more intense.

However, you’ll have access to a grappling hook and a wide range of special abilities, some of which are likely useful for navigating obstacles.

Atomic Heart

To Be Announced: Release Date

Atomic Heart has had one of the more interesting development stories, with reports indicating that it may not even be the same game anymore despite having been scheduled for release in 2018 and then later in 2019.

As a “first-person shooter with RPG elements,” the game is currently in development at Mundfish, a Russian indie studio.

Atomic Heart is set in an alternate reality where the Soviet Union’s research has led to a technological revolution, and it is reminiscent of such classics as BioShock and Fallout.

Take control of a Soviet KGB agent who has been tasked with infiltrating a radio silent facility.

The Quarry

Date of Publication: June 10, 2022

The next Supermassive Games horror game will put players in charge of nine camp counselors on their final night at a haunted summer camp. There were no humans present, only the sounds of the night. Supermassive’s typical brand of flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, potentially fatal judgment calls can be expected. Will they all be able to escape safely? So, it’s up to you to decide.

Two Point Campus

Publication is set for August 9, 2022.

Two Point Campus is for you if you liked Two Point Hospital or any other management simulation game. You get to be the president of your own virtual university and oversee everything from campus maintenance to the academic progress of your individual students. It’s a massive undertaking, but with Two Point’s signature sense of humor, it will be a lot of fun.

Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Dropping on September 1st, 2022.

Gollum, that sneaky little rascal, is getting his very own video game. Daedalic Entertainment is developing a stealth game titled The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, in which the player assumes the role of Gollum, who is imprisoned in the Mordor stronghold of Barad-dûr. His journey through Middle-earth begins there, and it features gameplay that makes use of his split personality and a world design based on Tolkien’s own illustrations.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Time of Publication: October 28th, 2022

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 appears to be dumping a ton of new content on players right now. Experience a new campaign with Task Force 141 and old friends like Soap, Captain Price, and the return of Ghost, as well as a revamped multiplayer mode, an “evolved” Special Ops mode, and the eventual addition of Warzone 2 integration.

The Callisto Protocol

Publication is set for December 2, 2022.

If you liked the Dead Space games, you’ll probably enjoy The Callisto Protocol. The Callisto Protocol is a new horror game by the same developer, Glen Schofield, and it is set in 2320 at a high-security prison on the moon of Jupiter. As things go wrong and the inmates mutate into fast-thinking beasts, you’ll need to figure out how to get out of there, all while digging up the facility’s deepest secrets.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

To be released in 2022.

We weren’t particularly invested in the characters of Amicia and Hugo in A Plague Tale: Innocence, but we’d read a sequel about their nightmares involving rats. The first game’s compelling, if bleak, experience was a result of its combination of a touching story with tense stealth sequences set in a France devastated by the plague. Not much is known about Requiem at this point, but the fact that a curse was mentioned suggests that we won’t be getting a happily ever after anytime soon.

Open Roads

Date of publication: 2022?

Open Roads follows the story of Tess Devine and her mother, Opal, and was developed by the same studio that brought you Gone Home and Tacoma, Fullbright. The couple is hitting the road after unearthing some family history clues in the form of letters and notes in the attic of their home.

Skull and Bones

Date of publication: 2022?

Assassin’s Creed Black Flag’s naval combat missions, minus the assassination and hooded free running. Welcome to Skull and Bones, if the best part of Edward Kenway’s sea adventures was smashing ships with mortars and seeing their masts collapse like matchsticks. Ubisoft has taken into account your fondness for large vessels by including multiplayer and the ability to battle against friends using ships that can be looted. Kill them with a barrage of cannon fire, loot their gold, and use it to challenge more difficult foes. It’s a good enough reason to risk drowning for.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake

When it will be released is still up in the air.

With a slew of updates and new features tailored to current-gen consoles, the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake will bring the adventure from 2003 to a whole new audience. Players will encounter fresh nemesis models, brand new cinematic sequences, and refined animations as they engage in combat. The game’s camera and battle controls have also been redesigned from the ground up to work with modern gaming systems.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

The date of release is still in question.

You play as a vampire born during the ‘Mass Embrace, an act of vampire terrorism in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. You will find yourself embroiled in the politics of the various vampire factions as you learn to adapt to your new abilities and the rainy city of Seattle’s underworld. There will be a variety of vampire families, each with its own set of skills and social standing, just as there were in the original game. With a focus on role-playing game mechanics like branching paths, strong storylines, and dialogue trees, the sequel promises to expand upon the original’s lore and elements while also updating them for a new generation.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

The exact date of release is still in question.

We’ve been waiting for this game since 2003; it’s the sequel to a game set in an alien world where animals and humans have both reached their full potential. Ubisoft showed off the game for the first time at E3 2017, and they had a lot to show off at E3 2018. The trailers depicted a vastly different visual style compared to the original game, as well as a completely new set of hero characters and storylines. There hasn’t been much coverage or news about it since then. However, recent job listings for the project have given us reason to believe that Ubisoft is still hard at work on the game.

21 awesome PS4 tips, tricks and hidden features

1) Appear offline (and appear offline even better)

Finally, there’s a way to keep your PlayStation 4 gaming session a secret from your superiors, coworkers, and pals. There are actually two options here.

To go offline, launch the PS4’s Profile menu from the home screen, select Online Status, and finally, choose Appear Offline.

Simple, but this approach assumes you’ve already logged into your PS4, which could alert your online adversary.

The second option is to highlight your profile and press the Options button on your controller during the PS4’s initial boot up process, rather than pressing X to log in. Select Log In With Online Status [Appear Offline] from the resulting window to return to your home screen while remaining completely anonymous online. Secrecy is like candy to me.
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2) Change your controller’s Light Bar brightness

The PlayStation 4 (or DualShock 4, to give it its full, fancy name) controller features a Light Bar on its underside. The PlayStation Camera and other games make use of a glowing light strip, which can be adjusted in brightness or turned off entirely.

Simply adjust the brightness levels to your liking (or turn it off entirely) by holding down the PlayStation button on the controller, then going into the Sound and Devices menu.

3) Change the controller speaker volume

The DualShock 4 includes a speaker, which you probably already know. You probably already knew this because it blared out some completely unnecessary nonsense sound at 4 a.m. while you were quietly playing away.

Thankfully, disabling this function is straightforward. To access this menu, press and hold the PlayStation button once more, and then select Volume Control (Speaker for Controller) from the list that appears. What to do next is obvious to you.

4) Say hello to your little friend

It’s true that not everyone can be liked by everyone else. If you and a specific friend engage in particularly witty banter, you can customize your settings so that you are alerted only when that friend logs in.

To see a list of when your friends come online, select Notifications from the Settings menu. Tick off your favorites and you’ll never miss another #topbants tweet again.

5) Customise your home screen

Did you know that the default PS4 menu design is so boring that 90% of PS4 owners have trouble falling asleep?

To fix this, open the PS4’s Settings menu and then select Themes. If you haven’t already done so, go to Find in PlayStation Store and look for something that grabs your attention. Voila! You can finally get a good night’s rest.

6) Get PS Plus games without downloading them

What it claims to do, it does, and it’s very useful at that. PlayStation Plus subscribers no longer need to download the entirety of a free game from Sony’s monthly selection.

Instead of clicking “Download” on every free game that catches your eye during the month, you can now choose “Add to Library” instead. As long as your PlayStation Plus membership remains active, you can return to your account at any time to re-download any previously purchased games. Result.

7) Take quicker screenshots

Everyone knows you can take a screenshot by pressing the Share button on the controller, but there’s a pro trick to doing it much more quickly.

You can take a screenshot by holding down the Share button in a game, or you can adjust the settings to make it so that tapping the button once does the job.

Simply tap the Share button, navigate to the Settings menu, then the Sharing and Broadcasting menu, and finally the Share Button Control Type menu, where you’ll want to select Easy Screenshots.

8) Resume where you left off

Why waste precious minutes every time you turn on your PS4 by loading a new game?

Select “Set Features Available in Rest Mode” after selecting “Power Saving Settings” in the Settings menu. Choose Keep Application Suspended to resume your game from exactly where you left off each time you turn on your PS4 following a Rest Mode session, whether you were in the middle of a FIFA match or a Rocket League match.

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Even though it won’t quite work for Destiny and other online games, you’ll still save a little bit of time by not having to repeatedly enter your login information.

9/10) Make it work while sleeping

You can set your PS4 to automatically download updates whenever it goes into Rest Mode, which is convenient because it means you won’t have to wait around for long periods of time while patches and updates are downloaded in the background while you’re trying to play a game.

Go to Power Saving Settings, then go back to Set Features Available in Rest Mode to make your PS4 more useful while it’s sleeping. Choose the options to Keep Me Connected to the Internet and Power the USB Ports, and you’ll be good to go.

11) Use your remote to turn it on (and off)

This one is pretty easy to understand. Select System, then Enable HDMI Device Link to activate the feature. After double-checking this, you can go into your TV’s menu and activate the appropriate options.

Conveniently, the names given to this option by various manufacturers are all listed in the linked video.

12) Share your exploits

Have you ever had a game where you were convinced that everyone would benefit from watching you play in real time? Yep, that’s what we thought, too.

To do so, navigate to the Share menu and select Broadcast Gameplay (big surprise there). Basically, all you have to do is log in to the streaming service of your choice.

For Twitch, at least, you can toggle between the classic layout and a view that includes comments and the viewer count over on the right. Oh, and don’t forget to thank your mom for everything.

13) Create groups

Adding your regular messaging and/or gaming buddies into a group will make sending and receiving group messages and invitations as easy as clicking a button.

Select your most prized acquaintances by clicking Friends, then Add Favourite Group, and from there you’ll have access to a variety of options for interacting with them.

14) Double tap for efficiency

The PlayStation button can be tapped twice in quick succession to toggle between the two most recently viewed screens.

This is especially helpful when multitasking with activities like gaming and chatting with friends. Double-tapping the PlayStation button will toggle between the messages and game screens once you’ve opened them. As before, a single button press will return you to the app’s main interface.

15) Measure up to your mates

Humans are naturally competitive creatures, and there’s no greater feeling than beating your friends in a digital score-attack.

If you want to see how you stack up against your friends, head to the Trophies section, select Compare Trophies, and then find the friend whose record you want to check out.

16) Use an ethernet cable

There’s no sugarcoating the fact that a wired ethernet cable connection will provide you with the best online experience and the quickest download speeds.

To do this, simply plug in your PS4, navigate to the Settings menu, select Network, and select Setup Internet Connection. Mistake! Please choose the “Connect via LAN” option. Silly us.

17) Hook up your headphones

The ability to connect headphones to the PlayStation 4 controller is one of our favorite new features. Now, you can play in peace without having to get too close to the screen or the system.

You can use your headphones for talking if they come with a microphone.

18) Use your voice

You might as well give voice commands a shot because, hey, why not? This feature is easy to overlook, but it can be quite useful.

If you have a microphone of some kind, you’re good to go. Say “PlayStation,” and then “All Commands,” and you’ll hear a rundown of every voice command you can use. Push buttons are for wimps.

19) Download the PlayStation app

If you have an Android or iPhone, you can download the PlayStation app to check out who’s online and even make purchases of games to have downloaded and ready to play when you get back home.

20) Message like a pro

If you’re always chatting with your pals, you should get the PlayStation Messages app for your phone.

It’s essentially WhatsApp for the PS4, letting you send and receive messages with the on-screen keyboard of your smartphone rather than the controller or on-screen TV keyboard.

21) Use Spotify

Have you not put down your phone yet? Good. If you’re a Spotify user, you can easily stream your music to your PS4 so you can listen to it while you game, which can help you relax or get pumped up when you need it.

You can stream music from your phone to your PS4 by opening the Spotify app, playing a song, and then tapping the Connected Devices button at the bottom of the screen. Choose the PS4 and have fun.