Top 25 Upcoming PS4 Games of 2019, 2020, & Beyond

Jun 19, 2019

Presenting our picks of the most anticipated titles set to release on the Sony PlayStation Store. To see the full, updated listing, visit our page of all upcoming PS4 games.

1. Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Bethesda’s latest Wolfenstein title brings out co-op into the mix. Team up with a friend or go solo as you hunt Nazis in the most badass way possible. Assume the role of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters and go on a rampage and wield powerful weapons and gadgets to liberate the city of Paris from Hitler’s grasp. It’s the most open-ended Wolfenstein experience to date and it encourages players to experiment on how they attack their enemies. Recent news revealed the game has Microtransactions, it can be used to improve your abilities and progress, but why would you ever do that? Just git gud. It comes out this July 26.

2. Control

Our generation has been missing supernatural shooters like Alan Wake and Max Payne. Thankfully, Remedy Entertainment is stepping back in to bring the very same weird shooting mechanics anew. A singleplayer third-person action adventure, Control will put you in the shoes of Jesse who navigates her world of brutalist architecture and red floodlights with the help of telepathic messages from her brother. Focusing on powers of telekinesis, Control will have a few puzzles and even more high-powered combat. Standing by their signature quirkiness, it's set to release on August 27th

3. Borderlands 3

It's been seven long years since the last Borderlands game, which means this upcoming third installment is massive news. We'll get to play as their new vault hunters, Moze, Flak, Amara, and Zane--all of which will be fighting battles outside Pandora for the first time, and using whole artillery of crazy new weapons. Becoming as social as ever, it will offer both singleplayer experiences, as well as online and local split-screen co-op. Teasing us ahead of the release, there's their prequel DLC available for absolutely FREE for owners of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Handsome Jack collection. That is, if you get it before July 8th.

Borderlands 3 is coming out on September 13th 2019.

4. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

After Wildlands’ underperforming release, this sequel tends to fix the major issues that plague the first game. Your role remains unchanged. B a part of the Ghost, an international squad of badass soldiers. Put your skills to the test as you go toe to toe with enemies as smarter and as deadly as you are.

Its cinematic trailers and gameplay footage showed a lot of the game’s promising new additions, including an improved multiplayer mode, drones and the Punisher himself, Jon Bernthal. It comes out this October 4th.

5. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare

Yes, you heard that right. There are no title numbers, just Modern Warfare. Activision took a bold step to initiate a ‘soft reboot’ on the franchise, hence, Modern Warfare.

The reveal trailer showed us how the series has improved over the years. But its biggest surprise is the return of fan-favorite Captain Price. Although he’s a completely different person here, it’s still nostalgic to see this guy come back in all his glory. All we know about this game at the moment is that it has a single-player campaign, multiplayer and cross-play. Coming this October 25th.

6. Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima’s long-awaited comeback sparks intrigue and confusion to new and old fans. Death Stranding is his upcoming and ambitious title that could potentially redefine the future of gaming. Its latest 9-minute trailer showcases its major characters and a few gameplay elements. Players assume the role of Sam Porter, played by Norman Reedus, as you explore barren earth torn apart by a mysterious Eldritch threat.

Nobody really knows what this game is all about, but according to Kojima, it’s gonna reinvent gameplay standards by integrating an asynchronous multiplayer where players can reach out and help, despite not meeting each other. It comes out this 9th of November as a PlayStation 4 Exclusive.

7. Cyberpunk 2077

Even the breathtaking Keanu Reeves is hyped for this anticipated title. CD Projekt Red is about to break records in this upcoming open-world cyberpunk game. Inspired by the popular tabletop classic from Mike Pondsmith. Enter a futuristic society of high tech, low life. Create your own character and live under the sleazy underbelly of the technologically advanced Night City. Make your own path and forge your own ending with the game’s myriad of choices and consequences. It’s the first CDPR title that uses a first-person perspective.

It's insane verticality lets you traverse around the City. It’s their most ambitious game to date, and let’s hope it lives up to the hype. We can’t wait for its release this April 16, 2020.

8. MARVEL’s Avengers

Square Enix’s mysterious MARVEL IP is developed by the same studio that gave us the rebooted Tomb Raider series. Not connected to the MCU of any sorts, this action-adventure game is a co-op driven story where you control the OG Avengers. Players can team up with other players and master extraordinary abilities that fit the playstyle of their chosen heroes. They can even combine powers to turn the tide of battle. Crystal Dynamics promised this title to redefine the superhero-genre in gaming. As long as you ignore the not-so Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson-like characters, you’re in for a treat. Coming this May 15, 2020.

9. Watch Dogs: Legion

The revolution WILL be televised. Ubisoft’s follow-up to their open-world hack-tastic action-adventure game is about to go BIG. Instead of playing just one character, Legion focuses on multi-protagonist stories with unique abilities and origins. Recruit your band of hacktivists and stop an oppressive cyber-government from taking over the city of London, you can even play as a GRANDMA! Play as any NPC you can find, uncover their own stories, and destabilize society using your high-tech gizmos. It comes out this March 6, 2020.

10. The Last Of Us: Part II

Naughty Dog has come a long way. From the company that gave us Crash Bandicoot and the Uncharted series, this sequel will continue to break boundaries with its emotional storytelling and character development. Joel and Ellie return, but Ellie will take center stage.

Continuing the feel of the original, it’s set years after the Clicker outbreak. Ellie and Joel have grown old and fully aware of the consequences of their actions. Gameplay remains as strong as ever with the emphasis of stealth and third-person shooter. Unfortunately, Sony wasn’t present in this year’s E3, so hopefully, we’ll hear more about this game in the coming months. No release date yet.

11. Beyond Good & Evil 2

A sequel has been a long time coming. First announced 9 years ago. Beyond Good and Evil 2 is set in a universe where space pirates are a thing. As one of the space pirates, go on an epic quest in this action-adventure game from Ubisoft.

The release of their gameplay demo showed some promising details. Especially a more beautiful look at how the combat and exploration work. It’s looking great so far, but for now, that’s all that is -- a demo. Beyond Good & Evil 2 wasn’t even present in this year’s E3, so it’s too early to tell if the actual game will be as good as they promise. We’ll just see about it when it comes out sometime soon.

12. Dying Light 2

This was no surprise for Dying Light fans. We saw this coming, and Techland didn’t disappoint. A return to form to the growing Zombie genre. This open-world first-person shooter combines parkour and ‘dynamic day and night cycle’ horror into one impressive title. This sequel takes you to the shoes of a new character and features a bigger world to play around. The infection is deadlier than ever and from the looks of it, your character has special abilities in store.

Survive the ghastly horde of freaks in the daytime, and fear for your life as the game gets super SERIOUS during nighttime with even powerful monsters. We can’t wait for this game to come out sometime this 2020.

13. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Without the apes, this could pass as a new Assassin’s Creed title. It’s not surprising because it’s from the people that created Assassin's Creed.

This historical third-person open-world survival is all about evolution. Set in the never-before-experienced world of Nogene Africa, Explore, expand and evolve as you advance your clan to the next generation. It is filled with detail. The game emphasizes the importance of micro and macro managing.

Traverse a beautiful world gleaming with possibilities. Every player experience is unique as the game relies solely on your approach to survival. It’s coming to the PS4 sometime in December 2019.

14. DOOM Eternal

Announced at last year's E3, this sequel to id Software's Doom reboot is definitely one of the most anticipated releases. In their previous updates we found out that Doom Eternal will be a more mobility-focused title, and it's true, especially considering the new grapple-powered shotgun. On top of that, there’s the ability to swim and scale walls. It will also introduce a new kind of multiplayer with the Invasions mode that lets players enter into each other's campaigns as challenging demons themselves. Eternal also scores points with just the sheer variety of their enemy types as they show off not just the monsters of hell but also the heavens as well. Now available for pre-orders with a free Rip and Tear pack of skins and levels, and a Deluxe Edition that includes year one pass, more skins, and a sound pack. It’s coming out on November 22, 2019.

15. Nioh 2

What with the recent release of their first outing, this sequel to the Japanese hack and slash adventure was one surprising announcement at last year's E3. News of it making it to this year's presentation are a little low though. However, Koei Tecmo has recently launched a teaser website that followed its closed alpha test. A series welcomed with open arms, Nioh 2 aims to build on the solid foundations of the original game with a more RPG direction. Replacing the character William, it seems that players will get to customize their own character based on gender and race. No release date yet, it's expected to release exclusively on the PS4.

16. Ghost of Tsushima

One of the most interesting titles to come out of last year's E3 presentation, Ghost of Tsushima have been setting up some great hype foundations since then. From the makers of the inFamous series, Sucker Punch Studios presents an exploration of Japanese History. Set during the first Mongol Invasion of Japan, players control the Last Samurai, Jin Sakai. It's been revealed to have action adventure style gameplay with an emphasis on stealth, taking missions and interacting with the environment. With Sony skipping E3 this year, all we have so far is a sort of release date confirmation from Kotaku's News Editor Jason Schreirer. It's set to release on the PS4 sometime in 2020.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

There are only a few games you can truly call "iconic" and it seems Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII is one of them. Which is why since its 2015 tease of a remake for the modern console, we've hardly had any sleep since. With the latest teaser trailer, Square Enix tops off the character role call with the reveal of Tifa, as well as showing off their combat.

Gather up power with the Active Time Battle meter and use it all up to get into the tactical mode that slows down time and lets you choose spells and combat maneuvers. It seamlessly blends modern action with their traditional turn-based combat. Coming out in episodic format, the first game will put a focus on the events of Midgar. A PlayStation exclusive, it’s set to release on March 3rd, 2020.

The Outer Worlds

We got veteran studios making awesome games and The Outer Worlds is just one of them. From the makers of the fan favorite Fallout New Vegas, this third-person action RPG from Obsidian Entertainment has all of us buzzing. We're all hoping for a new sci-fi universe that's rich with the same strong story, dialog, and RPG mechanics as their previous hit. Hopefully, they can leave the shadows of their former titles, but so far, with things seem all too familiar, the comparisons are unavoidable. It's set to release on October 25th

Ghostwire: Tokyo

Perhaps the highlight of the whole show was creative director Nakamura, stealing hearts with her genuineness. When she said this game was gonna be spooky, you best believe it. Working with Shinji Mikami in the Tango Gameworks studios, they created this interesting kind of horror game that plays at something Avengers: Endgame-like with the mysterious disappearance of the population of Tokyo. Your role: to explore an occult underbelly and face off with "urban legends like never before." The release might be for next-gen consoles at this point but we just couldn't hold out on the excitement. No release date yet.

Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order

It’s about time a Star Wars game gets a single-player title. At least EA is doing something right. The Fallen Order is an action-adventure game from the dudes that made Titanfall, Respawn. It’s set shortly after the events of the infamous Order 66. Play as a young Padawan named Cal as he escapes from the clutches of the Empire.

The gameplay footage showcases the feeling of being a Lightsaber wielder. Use the power of the Force to take down Clones and manipulate the environment to your advantage. Its stylish Lightsaber combat is something we’re looking forward to, and we can’t wait for this one to come out this 15th of November.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

Bandai Namco has been consistently putting out awesome Dragonball games--from 2016's Dragonball Xenoverse, to the much recent FighterZ--and now with this new project we get to take a videogame to peek at the world of Dragonball Z. Arguably the most popular of the series, DBZ Kakarot is set to focus on the life of series hero known as Goku, and his journey along with friends to retrieve the legendary Dragon Balls. First teased last January as Project Z, Bandai Namco shows off its action RPG gameplay and teasing collective nostalgia with the classic scenes from the Saiyan arc. It's set to release Early 2020

Elden Ring

FromSoftware is once again making a new IP, but this time they’re bringing Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin to the forefront. With the combined efforts of Miyazaki and Martin, it sets an ambitious tone to the title. Hidetaka himself admitted that this game is influenced by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, but to some degree. It does involve a certain Ring.

The reveal trailer didn’t give us any clues and gameplay footage, but it does feel like its getting a darker direction compared to their previous works. No release date yet.

Destroy All Humans!

Nostalgia's a real marketable asset these days. Thankfully, this piece of our childhood is in good hands with THQ Nordic and Black Forest Games. A remake of the first Destroy All Humans game from more than a decade ago, the game remains mostly the same with all of Crypto's wacky genocidal antics. However, it's made smoother for modern gen consoles, allowing smoother aiming and simultaneous actions. Not just pretty but hopefully with none of the old game's clunkiness too, it's set to release in 2020.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Another game that's aptly been resurrected from the seemingly dead, the famous action RPG based finally gets a sequel after almost 15 years. Based on the pen and paper RPG by White Wolf, Bloodlines 2 continues the undead adventures in 21st century Seattle. Settle into your very own human background, from barista to career criminal, and navigate through your own afterlife with their many dialog and interaction options. Still, in pre-alpha, it's not exactly at its best form but we hope kinks will smooth themselves out once it releases March 2020.

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