While 2021 wasn’t exactly the best year on record, it did prove to be a great year for the gamers out there, specifically those that game on PlayStations. From first person shooters to platformers to a magnificent rage of indie titles, there’s never been a better time to be on team PlayStation.
Here we will look at some of the very best games that were released on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 over the course of last year.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank has been a franchise that’s long been with PlayStation, and many gamers will have fond memories of the earlier games. While the franchise was quiet for a number of years, it has returned to its former glory, and Rift Apart was one of the very best of the series.
Not only was it fun to play, but it boasted some of the best visuals of the current gaming era, especially so on the PlayStation 5. And thanks to the PS5’s internal solid state drives, it was possible to jump from location to location instantly, making the game that much more seamless.
Developed by Arkane Studios, the company behind such titles as Prey and Dishonored, Deathloop became an instant hit when it was first released at the end of 2021. While its promotional trailers were a bit confusing and weren’t properly able to convey the way in which the game works, it didn’t take long for gamers to get the hang of it once it had been released.
It turned out to be another great game in Arkane Studio’s library, with run-based gameplay that makes it stand apart from just about anything else. Not only is the gameplay itself superb, but it tells an interesting and detailed story throughout.
While Hades is not technically exclusive to PlayStation, the way that the console renders the game in crystal clear 4K without dropping a frame makes it worthy of being mentioned. Hades is a roguelike that has become something of an instant classic due to its unique setting, challenging environments, and excellent visuals.
It’s widely considered to be one of the best games in its genre, and indeed one of the best games ever made, and anyone that wants to try something that offers countless hours of entertainment, Hades is definitely worth looking in to.
The Hitman series is one of the most beloved gaming franchises of all time, and the third instalment has been met with widespread critical praise.
In fact, many believe that Hitman 3 is the very best of the franchise, allowing the player more freedom than ever before. Each level offers multiple ways to complete Agent 47’s mission, as well as endless small details that all add up to make the gaming world as realistic as possible. On top of that, the story arc is also one of the thrilling of the series yet, making it a must-have for those with a PlayStation.