The PlayStation 5 has got off to a slow start. While there are a handful of fantastic titles available, the launch of this generation of consoles has been marred by changing work environments and supply chain shortages. This resulted in a rather slow first year, but 2022 looks set to change that. There’s a number of potentially groundbreaking titles coming for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but which will be the best PlayStation exclusives of 2022?
Defining the Best PlayStation Exclusives of 2022
With the modern age of gaming being what it is, it’s necessary to define what we mean by the term ‘exclusive’. For the purposes of this article, we will be including ‘console exclusive’ titles. Therefore, simultaneous PC releases may well be available. Furthermore, we are not yet beyond the cross-generational titles, so while we’re looking mostly at the PlayStation 5 many of the included games will also be playable on PlayStation 4.
The games below are our top 7 picks for best PlayStation exclusive, in terms of those which look most promising. They appear in no particular order, and you’re welcome to add your own picks in the comments below!
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Heading to a PlayStation 5 near you very soon. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection promises exactly what the title suggests. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy have been masterfully improved with both visuals and framerate. Plus they will make use of the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Release Date: 28th January 2022
Horizon: Forbidden West
Undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated PlayStation titles of the year, Horizon: Forbidden West sees Aloy return. Players will fight bigger machines and encounter astonishing new tribes. Explore forests, sunken cities and towering mountains as you confront new dangers. Horizon: Zero Dawn stands as one of the visually best PlayStation exclusives, so fans are eagerly awaiting this new world! Return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon next month!
Release Date: 18th February 2022
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 builds on 25 years of experience. If you’re a casual racer you can find your line with a collection of game modes including GT Campaign, Arcade and Driving School. Those with a taste for competition can amp it up with the reintroduction of the GT Simulation Mode and GT Sport Mode. Over 420 cars are set to be available from classic motors to bleeding-edge supercars, and each car handles differently across over 90 track routes.
Release Date: 4th March 2022
Forspoken tells the story of Frey Holland. Mysteriously transported from New York City, Frey finds herself trapped in the land of Athia. A sentient bracelet is wrapped around her arm, and Frey can now cast powerful spells. Forspoken promises unique combat and engaging exploration as you explore Athia this Summer.
Release Date: 24th May 2022
One of the most interesting stories in recent gaming history, Ghostwire: Tokyo is muddled in with the Microsoft buyout of Bethesda. However, as it stands, Ghostwire: Tokyo is a PlayStation 5 exclusive for the forseeable future. Could this be one of the best PlayStation exclusives this year? Players must ally with a powerful spectral entity on their quest for vengeance and master a powerful arsenal of abilities to unravel the dark truth behind the disappearance of the population.
Release Date: TBC 2022
Moss: Book II
Announced as a PlayStation VR exclusive last Summer, Moss: Book II has a lot to live up to. The original Moss is widely considered one of the best VR experiences to date. So, the sequel is firmly on the best PlayStation exclusives of 2022 list. The development studio, Polyarc, offered the following at the sequel’s announcement:
Release Date: TBC 2022
God of War Ragnarök
There was some debate as to whether God of War Ragnarök should be included in this list of best PlayStation exclusives. Not because it isn’t one of the most highly anticipated PlayStation 5 titles yet – it most certainly is – but because there’s some debate as to whether or not it will make its proposed 2022 release. However, as it stands there’s no official word of a delay. Therefore, God of War Ragnarök should most definitley be riding high on your list for best PlayStation exclusives of 2022!
Release Date: TBC 2022
Best PlayStation Exclusives Still to Come…
That wraps up our list of the best PlayStation exclusives of 2022. However, it’s likely we’re only just scratching the surface. The slowburn of the current generation will undoubtedly see more titles unveiled this year, some coming sooner than others. What do you believe are the best PlayStation exclusives of 2022? What about those rumoured 2023 releases? Let us know in the comments below!