Top 10 Games from the PS5 Reveal

Top 10 Games from the PS5 Reveal

I tuned into the PS5 Showcase event out of curiosity, wondering what games Sony would feature to show off its next-gen console. It was a pretty good event, with a lot of games shown and revealed. I’m not sure when I’ll pick up a PS5, but some of these PS5 exclusives are definitely intriguing, so I’m guessing I’ll get one eventually. For now, here are my Top 10 Games from the PS5 Reveal!

10. Little Devil Inside

  • Developer: Neostream
  • Release: TBA

From watching the trailer, I wasn’t sure what the gameplay hook would be. There appeared to be action combat, but the segments of the trailer focusing on the old man threw me for a loop. Were those part of the gameplay, or just there for effect and to reinforce the tone of the game? Reading about Little Devil Inside after the event, it’s apparently a survival game, and had a successful Kickstarter campaign a while back. Art direction and design seem promising but I’m not sure what to make of the gameplay yet.

Little Devil Inside is a timed console exclusive coming to current gen consoles as well, and coming to PC later.

9. Oddworld: Soulstorm

  • Developer: Oddworld Inhabitants
  • Release: TBA

Wait, this is a true Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey sequel? That’s awesome! I never finished it, but I have a lot of nostalgia for Abe’s Odyssey and Abe himself, so seeing him in HD and seeing some snippets of the gameplay was really cool.

Oddworld: Soulstorm is a timed console exclusive, and will release on PC later.

8. Stray

  • Developer: BlueTwelve Studio
  • Release: 2021

I had no idea what kind of game this is based on what was shown, but the world looked pretty awesome. A Steam store page is already up for it, and says it’s a “third-person cat adventure game.” Alright, I could be on board for that!

Stray is a timed console exclusive, and will release on PC later.

7. Bugsnax

  • Developer: Young Horses
  • Release: Holiday 2020

This game looks hilariously weird. From the creator of Octodad, so I guess that’s to be expected! Octodad worked out really well though and was super fun, so I’m interested in seeing how this turns out. The “Bugsnax” song in the trailer was pretty catchy too. Gameplay details in the trailer were sparse, but I imagine it has something to do with eating the Bugsnax creatures and transforming your character’s body parts into snacks. Or maybe there’s some kind of simulation mechanic and you’ll be in charge of a village of many walrus creatures, all eating Bugsnax and developing weenie hands? Only time will tell.

Bugsnax will be a timed PS4 and PS5 console exclusive, coming to PC at a later date.

6. Horizon Forbidden West

  • Developer: Guerrilla Games
  • Release: TBA

The landscapes in the trailer were beautiful. I got chills when Aloy rode out on that mechanical mount, and I haven’t even played the first game! Hopefully my seeing this trailer didn’t spoil anything from the first game for me. The visuals looked amazing, but none of it looked like real gameplay. I’m really curious to see how it looks during actual gameplay. Also, the mechanical war elephant at the end looks awesome!

This is a PS5 exclusive, which isn’t a surprise as the first game released as a PlayStation exclusive as well, and remained that way for a several years before coming to PC.

5. Spider-Man: Miles Morales

  • Developer: Insomniac Games
  • Release: Holiday 2020

Spider-Man on PS4 looked and played great, so if this followup game is able to iterate on that and make even small improvements, it will be a great game. Some time after the event, news outlets received clarification from Insomniac that this is more of an expansion to PS4’s Spider-Man than a full sequel. It is a standalone game though, probably similar to what Dishonored: Death of the Outsider was to Dishonored 2. I totally thought Spider-Man: Miles Morales was a full sequel from watching the trailer, but a new Spider-Man game with a reduced scope is fine by me too as long as the quality is on par with or greater than the original.

Like Spider-Man on PS4, Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a PS5 exclusive.

4. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

  • Developer: Ember Lab
  • Release: TBA

Looks super adorable! Visuals really are gorgeous. This will be coming to PC eventually, but I really doubt it would look this good on my current PC. Watching the trailer, I imagined this was probably an action-adventure or 3D platformer, or some mix between the two. Reading the Epic Games Store page that’s already up for the game, it’s described as a “story driven, action adventure combining exploration with fast-paced combat,” and that definitely sounds like something I’d be interested in!

Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be a timed console exclusive, and release later on PC.

3. Hitman III

  • Developer: IO Interactive
  • Release: January 2021

I’ve only played Hitman: Absolution, but the cinematic trailer was really impressive! I loved the music and vibe. I have no idea if I’d love the game, but the trailer really made a good impression.

There was no mentioned of timed console exclusivity in the trailer, but from what I read on Wikipedia and some assorted gaming news outlets is that this will be cross-platform at launch, on both current and next gen systems, and PC.

2. Deathloop

  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Release: Q2 2021

I adore Arkane’s Dishonored series, so I’m pretty interested in Deathloop! Certain aspects of the trailer reminded me of Dishonored in terms of level design and gameplay, and the aesthetic seems promising. I thought to myself “wow, this is basically Dishonored with guns” before I realized that there are guns in Dishonored, so…I guess it’s just like Dishonored with some new twists, and more guns! No release date given on this one, so I’m not sure how long the wait will be.

Deathloop will be a timed PS5 exclusive, coming to PC later.

1. GhostWire: Tokyo

  • Developer: Tango Gameworks
  • Release: 2021

I am so on board with this game. Fighting supernatural creatures in Tokyo using your own supernatural powers? Awesome! The creatures you fight seem to be inspired by or directly pulled from Japanese folklore. It’s first-person, and that combined with the eerie foes could make this a very creepy game to play. GhostWire is an action adventure game though, not a horror game, so chances are it’ll have a few scares, but it’ll mostly be about fighting spirits and other baddies in Tokyo, and I am ready for that!

GhostWire: Tokyo is a timed PS5 exclusive, coming to PC at a later date. I’m not sure when I’ll get a PS5, so it’s good to know it’s coming to PC at some point too. Although if my PC can’t run it, I might have no choice but to pick up a PS5, because this game looks awesome!

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