Best Upcoming PS4 Games 2022 [Ultimate List] - GamingScan (2023)

Even though the PlayStation 4 may be at the tail-end of its lifespan, the sun hasn’t quite set on Sony’s fourth-generation console.

In fact, many of this year’s best upcoming games will be coming to PS4 for anyone who still hasn’t upgraded to a PlayStation 5.

To keep you in the loop, we’re highlighting the best upcoming PS4 games releasing in 2022 and beyond.

For more upcoming games, check out our growing library of curated gaming lists, and comment below with your most anticipated PS4 games!

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    Sonic Frontiers

    Release Date: November 8, 2022

    A reboot of sorts, Sonic Frontiers is an upcoming platformer from Sonic Team and Sega that plans on breathing new life into the iconic franchise.

    It’s reportedly the first Sonic the Hedgehog game to feature open-world gameplay and will see players exploring the Starfall Islands.

    This setting is home to a host of different biomes, including flowery fields, lush forests, ancient ruins, and desolate deserts.

    Considering development started in 2017 after Sonic Forces and Zelda: Breath of the Wild were both released, it’ll be interesting to see what new elements are added.

    God of War: Ragnarok

    Release Date: November 9, 2022

    God of Warwas a tremendous victory for Sony, receiving 10/10 reviews from fans and critics as well as taking home the trophy for GOTY at The Game Awards 2018.

    It seems only logical at this point for Sony Santa Monica to start brainstorming a sequel to add to PlayStation’s already lengthy list of exclusives.

    The studio appears to agree as they’ve started posting job listings for positions across numerous teams, with one listing going as far as to directly mention 2018’sGod of War.

    If you were one of many players who returned to Krato’s cabin after completing the main story, then you remember the colossal cliffhanger that was included to leave players craving moreGod of War.

    Bravery and Greed

    Release Date: November 15, 2022

    Next up isBravery and Greed, a beat ’em-up rogue-lite dungeon brawler designed for co-op and competitive PvP with 1-4 players.

    In it, you and your cohorts take on the role of four classic fantasy classes and embark on a quest to “get rich or die trying” in a fantasy pixel art world.

    Each run has you exploring thrilling environments across many unique biomes with tough bosses and powerful rewards to upgrade your characters.

    The game gives you the option to play greedy and try and nab every coin and chest before your friends can as well as outright steal from them while reviving.

    Moving along,Ship of Foolsis a rogue-lite co-op game where players work together to navigate treacherous seas aboard a ship called The Stormstrider.

    To keep your vessel in tip-top shape, you and a companion will have to man the cannons, ready sails, and defend it from dangerous sea monsters.

    Ship of Fools’ combat is frantic and sees both players chaining together combos with an assortment of special abilities.

    Additionally, the Stormstrider ship can be upgraded over the course of multiple runs to increase its defenses and survivability as you uncover more of the world.

    Marvel’s Midnight Suns

    Release Date: December 2, 2022

    Marvel’s Midnight Sunsis the next tactical turn-based game from Firaxis Games and looks to differentiate itself from the studio’s previous titles, namely XCOM.

    The most notable difference in Midnight Suns is the addition of a card-based combat system that restricts heroes’ abilities to those included within randomized decks.

    You take on the role of a customizable hero called The Hunter as they team up with various Marvel characters to stop the demonic queen Lillith from awakening a Cthulhu-like dark lord.

    The game features a hub area where you can interact with party members to develop relationships that affect combat, such as unlocking unique team combo attacks to use during battle.

    Hogwarts Legacy

    Release Date: February 10, 2023

    Outside of movie tie-ins and the occasional mobile release, we haven’t really seen many games explore the magical world of Harry Potter.

    That’s set to change when Avalanche and Warner Bros.’s upcoming open-world action RPGHogwarts Legacyreleases next year.

    Set during the late 1800s, it casts players as a new Hogwarts student tasked with choosing their House and attending classes while exploring the school’s mysterious grounds.

    Over time, they’ll learn to cast different spells, brew potions, tame magical beasts, and battle enemies while navigating a morality system based on their actions.

    Sons of the Forest

    Release Date: February 23, 2023

    For those unfamiliar, The Forest is an ambitious survival horror game that focuses on crafting and combat with surprisingly intelligent enemy AI.

    Like many survival games, the story is fairly nonlinear but there was always enough to chew on for players interested in learning about the game’s creatures and setting.

    For the sequel, developer Endnight Games looks to be expanding the universe with new characters and events revolving around yet another mysterious island.

    Along with better graphics and more fluid combat,Sons of the Forestwill emphasize team-driven gameplay that supports online multiplayer.

    River City Girls 2

    Release Date: TBA

    Developed by WayForward Studios and published by Arc System Works,River City Girls 2is another upcoming brawler and a direct sequel to River City Girls.

    It sees characters Misako, Kyoko, Kunio, and Riki from the original joined by newcomers Marian and Provie as they hit the streets to beat up more thugs and punks.

    The sequel introduces a host of new abilities, enemies, pixel art environments, and other goodies while supporting both local and online co-op.

    Over time, players can level up to earn new moves, buy items and accessories, and even recruit defeated enemies to join their side.

    The Division: Heartland

    Release Date: TBA

    Expected to release in late 2022 to early 2023,The Division: Heartlandsis an upcoming free-to-play co-op shooter set in a scaled-down open world.

    Similar to the mainline games, Heartlands’ world is filled with various enemies to kill and loot as well as resources to help increase your gear rarity and level up characters.

    Over time, players will be able to take on tougher challenges and further hone their skills in a particular playstyle.

    While details about the game are fairly locked down at the moment, anyone who played previous Division titles has a good idea of what to expect.

    Quantum Error

    Release Date: TBA

    Cosmic horror fans will have their hands full later this year whenQuantum Errorreleases for PlayStation 4.

    Developed by Teamkill Media, the first-person shooter sees you playing as Capt. Jacob Thomas, a fireman tasked with entering a research facility that’s been set ablaze.

    You and your crew must try to save as many lives as possible while investigating the mysterious cause of the fire.

    We’re willing to take a shot in the dark and suggest things may not be as black and white as they seem and there’s probably something more sinister at play.

    Little Devil Inside

    Release Date: TBA

    Little Devil Insideis a visually striking action RPG with survival elements and a distinct cartoony art style that adds a surreal quality to the game’s overall appearance.

    It’s made by South Korean developer Neostream, who kickstarted the game back in 2015 and interestingly enough, originally planned to release it for the short-lived Nintendo Wii-U.

    In it, you play as a brave adventure on a quest to save the world by killing off powerful arch-demons.

    The game features a semi-open world filled with side activities to explore when you need a break from the main path.

    Tchia

    Release Date: TBA

    Tchiais an upcoming open-world adventure game in which you play as a young girl exploring a physics-driven sandbox.

    The game offers tropical locations to discover, characters to get to know, and hidden surprises around every corner.

    Additionally, Tchia has a special ability that lets her magically transform into 30+ different animals as well as 100+ objects.

    This is reflected in both the story and gameplay, with Tchia using her powers to help her friends, explore the island, and escape danger.

    Boundary

    Release Date: TBA

    Boundary is an upcoming competitive first-person shooter set in outer space.

    The best way to describe it is like Call of Duty in zero gravity, complete with an assortment of guns and maps to face off against other players.

    Firefights are guaranteed to be a lot more intense since there’s no solid ground to cling to in the heat of battle.

    You will, however, have a grappling hook and a host of special abilities, some of which we assume can benefit traversal.

    Atomic Heart

    Release Date: TBA

    Originally planned to release in 2018 and then later in 2019,Atomic Hearthas had one of the more interesting development stories, with rumors suggesting it may not even be the same game anymore.

    Categorized as a “first-person shooter with RPG elements,” the game is well into the process of development at studio Mundfish, a Russian-based indie game studio.

    Evoking memories of sci-fi staples likeBioShockandFallout,Atomic Hearttakes place in an alternate reality where the Soviet Union’s research has led to a technical revolution.

    Players assume control of a Soviet KGB officer tasked with infiltrating a secret facility that’s gone radio silent.

    Crimson Desert

    Release Date: TBA

    Crimson Desertis an upcoming open-world game that comes from developer/publisher Pearly Abyss, the same studio behind the hit MMORPG Black Desert.

    Originally, the game was meant to be a prequel to Black Desert but was ultimately scrapped and rebooted as a standalone experience set in a medieval fantasy world.

    In it, players take on the role of a mercenary traversing a war-ravaged world where they’ll have to complete quests and recruit other mercenaries to join them in battle.

    The extra help will definitely come in handy seeing as the game will reportedly feature harsh weather conditions across its open-world regions.

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