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(Pocket-lint) - Sony's PlayStation 5 is out in the wild. While there were some superb games to enjoy at launch already, there are even more coming down the pike over the next few months. 

We've gathered the best contenders, right here for you, from confirmed releases to games that we're certain are in the pipeline, including new trailers wherever they exist. 

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Rainbow Six Extraction

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  • Release date: 20 January 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on Xbox and PC
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

This spinoff from Rainbow Six Siege looks like a fun cross between that game's hardcore shooter mechanics and the co-op fun of Left 4 Dead, with objectives to complete that will challenge you to work as a team and think on your feet. It looks like it could be really enjoyable and after a long time in the oven is nearly ready for release.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves

  • Release date: 28 January 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on PC
  • Publisher: Sony

Uncharted 4 was one of the absolute highlights of the PS4 generation, along with its sizeable standalone companion, The Lost Legacy, so we can't wait to play them again with full enhancements to take advantage of the PS5's power.

They'll have upgraded resolutions and visuals that will be cranked to the maximum, so this is a perfect excuse to dive in for anyone who hasn't played these gems yet.

Dying Light 2

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  • Release date: 4 February 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on Xbox Series X and PC
  • Publisher: Techland

After a lengthy set of delays, we finally know when to expect Dying Light 2, and its blend of parkour and brutal melee combat looks like it's only going to get better in a second outing.

We've seen plenty of gameplay already, too, and it looks like Techland is making another hard-hitting fighting-and-zombies mashup that should be perfect for fans of the first game.  

Horizon: Forbidden West

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  • Release date: 18 February 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on PS4
  • Publisher: Guerilla

Horizon: Zero Dawn was a cult hit from the PS4 era - it garnered rave reviews at launch and has attracted more and more players to its lush singleplayer adventure over time. People were crying out for a sequel and they're getting it - it looks like Aloy's journeying to what remains of the US this time around.

It looks absolutely gorgeous from this showing, with new mechanical monsters and adversaries to overcome, and is set to be a showcase for the PS5's graphical capabilities, and we can't wait to sink our teeth into it.

Elden Ring

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  • Release date: 25 February 2022
  • PS5 Exclusive? No, also on PS4, Xbox and PC
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco

The next big game from genius Hidetaka Miyazaki and developer FromSoftware, Elden Ring looks to expand the SoulsBorne series by dropping it into an ambitious open-world format. Expect challenging combat and bizarre sights, with large dungeons joined together by open areas.

It'll likely be at its best on the PS5, and we're interested to see what FromSoftware can do with the Dualsense's immersive haptics, for one thing. This close to release, though, there's still a lot unknown about the game, which is just the way you'd want it to be.

Gran Turismo 7

  • Release date: 4 March 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? Yes
  • Publisher: Sony

One of the grand old names of racing games is coming to the PS5, just as we hoped it would - the next Gran Turismo looks like it will once again push the envelope in terms of graphical fidelity and realism - with a revamped campaign mode that should be a little easier for players to get to grips with. 

The extended trailer above makes it look just as awesome in motion as you'd want, and at long last we also have a release date to fixate on - the game will release in March 2022, so motorheads can get their fix at that point.

Forspoken

  • Release date:  24 May 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? Yes
  • Publisher: Square Enix

This all-new game from Square Enix sees an unlikely heroine transported to a magical realm, where she finds she's got more up her sleeve than she ever realised. It looks like a rollicking good time, and the visual side of things is shaping up amazingly.

Stray

  • Release date: Early 2022
  • PS5 Exclusive? No, also on PS4
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

This game captured hearts and minds with its first trailer back in 2020, but now we know that it's much closer to release, and the gameplay walkthrough above makes it look like a really intriguing and adorable adventure. You'll play as a stray cat making its way through a robot-filled city, and solving numerous problems on your way.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

  • Release date: 2022
  • PS5 Exclusive? No also on Xbox, PS4 and PC
  • Publisher: Warner Bros.

Rocksteady finally returns after a quiet period following its acclaimed Arkham games, and it's back in the DC universe. This time it's taking on the Suicide Squad, with a four-man team of miscreants tasked with bumping off the corrupted superhero lineup of the Justice League.

It looks like colourful fun, and unlike the Batman games you've got multiple styles of combat to embrace between the various characters, so we can't wait to get our hands on it and try for ourselves.

Final Fantasy XVI

  • Release date: 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on PC
  • Publisher: Square Enix

The next mainline game in the storied Final Fantasy series will be a console exclusive for the PS5, at least for some time, and the first trailer looks absolutely great. It's a return to a more tied-down fantasy realm, along with a grittier style and a combat system that looks more responsive than ever. We can't wait to find out more and try it out. 

God of War Ragnarok

  • Release date: 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on PS4
  • Publisher: Sony

The next big game from Santa Monica Studio is looking absolutely superb, following Kratos and his son Atreus' story as the boy ages and taking us to all-new realms from the Asgardian mythos. It's shaping up to be even bigger than the last game.

We don't know exactly when the game will release, but after an initial release window of 2021 was missed we'd assume the developers are aiming for a 2022 date.

Hogwarts Legacy

  • Release date: 2022
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on Xbox Series X and PC
  • Publisher: Warner Bros

It's finally happening - a proper, big-budget game set in the marvellous world of Harry Potter (even if it's ditching his name). This sprawling RPG has finally had a trailer and looks absolutely incredible, although we'll look forward to learning more about exactly what structure it'll take. Players will have their own wizard to guide through 1800s Hogwarts and the world around it, all of it bringing brand-new stories to the table. 

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

  • Release date: 2023
  • PS5 exclusive? Yes
  • Publisher: Sony

Insomniac's hot streak with the web-slinger continues - after the expandalone Miles Morales adventure, Peter Parker and Miles will be teaming up in the new game, due out in 2023 and featuring a slathering antagonist in the form of the fearsome Venom.

Alan Wake 2

  • Release date: 2023
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on Xbox and PC
  • Publisher: Epic Games

At long last, we get a continuation of tortured writer Alan Wake's story from Remedy, after its universe was tied into that of Control in that game's last expansion. The new Alan Wake will apparently skew more into survival horror rather than action, which sounds nice and scary.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on PC
  • Publisher: Sony

Arguably the best Star Wars game of all time is getting a fresh lick of paint, rebuilt from the ground up for the PS5 and presumably bringing the old game's turn-based combat up to modern standards. The story of Darth Revan is one of the greatest gaming's known, so we can't wait to see some gameplay.

Marvel's Wolverine

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS5 exclusive? Yes
  • Publisher: Sony

Marvel has clearly taken notice of the stellar work that Insomniac has done with Spider-Man, though, as it's been given the keys to another of its biggest names - Wolverine. The X-Man will be slicing his way to the PS5 at some point in the future, although we don't have an idea of when that'll be as yet.

Dead Space

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on Xbox Series X and PC
  • Publisher: EA

Dead Space is back - a full remake of the first game is on the way, although it sounds like it could still be quite a way off. It'll be a next-gen only experience, too, so we'd expect it to take advantage of the DualSense's advanced haptics and the console's 3D audio for truly terrifying levels of immersion.

Wonder Woman

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on Xbox and PC
  • Publisher: Warner Bros.

The DC universe is getting into the swing of things as far as gaming adaptations are concerned, and Wonder Woman is now in the lineup, although we don't have either a firm idea of what gameplay will look like, or a release date.

It's a fairly safe bet that it'll be some sort of beat-em-up, though, and we're down to see how her famous set of moves could feel to control.

Star Wars Eclipse

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on Xbox and PC
  • Publisher: LucasFilm Games

It's super early in development, but if this moody CGI trailer is anything to go by, the next big game from Quantic Dream could take us to some interesting new locations in the Star Wars universe. It's set during the High Republic, a new part of the timeline that is being explored by other creators, too.

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Grand Theft Auto 6

  • Release date: TBC
  • PS5 exclusive? No, also on Xbox Series X and PC
  • Publisher: Rockstar

There are almost too many rumours swirling around Rockstar's likely next game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise to adequately summarise, but suffice to say that it almost has to be on the way.

At the moment speculation is rife that it will see players return to Vice City and the surrounding area, but nothing is confirmed yet. Still, it's almost guaranteed that one of the world's biggest entertainment franchises will make its way to the PS5 before long. 

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.