Most Anticipated PS5 2024
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The second half of 2024 is fit to burst with new PS5 games. This is something that dawned on us after Summer Game Fest came to an end, and a slew of titles were granted release dates for later in the year. And so last week, we published a Talking Point in order to discuss our most anticipated PS5 games. In it, we asked the Push Square community to vote for their own picks, which has resulted in this very article.

A total of 6,605 votes were cast over the course of several days, spread across a frankly ridiculous 70 games. Each reader could vote for up to five titles of their choosing.

Given that there were so many games to choose from, we've decided to gather the top 20 for this article. In descending order, they are as follows...

20. Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars - 71 votes (1%)
19. Ys X: Nordics - 72 votes (1%)
18. Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero - 74 votes (1%)
17. Sonic X Shadow Generations - 80 votes (1%)
16. EA Sports College Football 25 - 86 votes (1%)
15. Visions of Mana - 90 votes (1%)
14. Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 - 99 votes (2%)
13. Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 - 100 votes (2%)
12. Life Is Strange: Double Exposure - 130 votes (2%)
11. Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake - 151 votes (2%)

10. The Plucky Squire - 176 votes (3%)

The Plucky Squire

The Plucky Squire has looked delightful ever since its initial reveal, and it's actually quite heartwarming to see it pick up so many votes. This is set to be an incredibly inventive platforming adventure, which takes place across both 2D and 3D space. We're praying that the gameplay lives up to the lovingly crafted visuals.

9. Warhammer 40k: Space Marine 2 - 213 votes (3%)

Warhammer 40k Space Marine 2

Jumping from The Plucky Squire to Space Marine 2 is about as jarring as it gets, but variety is the spice of PS5 life, we suppose. This third-person action shooter has looked glory and glorious for months now, perfectly capturing that gritty Warhammer 40k aesthetic. Packing a full single-player or co-op campaign, a separate mission-based co-op mode, and even team-based PvP, we could be looking at one of 2024's most robust releases.

8. LEGO Horizon Adventures - 283 votes (4%)

LEGO Horizon Adventures

Horizon's obviously a big deal here in the PlayStation Nation, so it's not a huge surprise to see its LEGO adaptation taking up a spot in the top ten. This lighthearted take on Aloy's robot-hunting escapades could breathe some unexpected life into the franchise, and we're sure it'll be stuffed with fun ideas and cheeky nods toward the main games.

7. Metaphor: ReFantazio - 292 votes (4%)

Metaphor ReFantazio

Atlus' new RPG is shaping up to be special, and its placement on this list suggests that expectations are understandably high. A weird and potentially wonderful fantasy adventure, the previews for this one have been blindingly positive. Sporting a striking art style (what else would you expect?), and a whole bunch of Persona and Shin Megami Tensei-esque RPG mechanics, it's hard to envision a future where Metaphor isn't a surefire hit with fans of the genre.

6. Dragon Age: The Veilguard - 294 votes (4%)

Dragon Age The Veilguard

Dragon Age: The Veilguard coming sixth on this list says a lot about how opinions can change. The game's reveal trailer was nothing short of a disaster, but BioWare's worked hard to turn things around, showcasing a decent gameplay demonstration before dropping loads of great-sounding details. Now look, The Veilguard's not going to be a return to the grand old days of Origins or even Dragon Age 2, but its focus on action combat and a more mission-based structure could lead to the kind of refresh that the series needs.

5. Silent Hill 2 - 330 votes (5%)

Silent Hill 2

Would a brand new Silent Hill game place fifth on this list? We're not so sure — but that's the power of remasters and remakes. Silent Hill 2 is obviously a known quantity, and while there are still questions surrounding the remake's take on tone and atmosphere, it's clear that horror fans are eager to relive a classic. We're hoping that Bloober Team, with Konami playing the role of overseer, delivers the retread that the original release deserves.

4. Assassin's Creed Shadows - 423 votes (6%)

Assassin's Creed Shadows

With Assassin's Creed Mirage taking the series back to its roots last year, it's now time for Assassin's Creed Shadows to push the franchise forward again. Finally taking players to feudal Japan — one of the most, if not the most requested Assassin's Creed setting — Shadows should be another immersive open world adventure. With two playable characters offering distinct styles of play, there's potential for this to be Ubisoft's most innovative historical escapade in quite some time.

3. Black Myth: Wukong - 492 votes (7%)

Black Myth Wukong

Once thought to be little more than a tech demo that would never actually blossom into a full game, Black Myth: Wukong is real — and its release isn't far off. An action game that's based on Journey to the West, Wukong has looked jaw-dropping for a long time. Even better, those who have actually played it say it's brilliant — a fairly challenging but super satisfying brawler, teeming with immaculately designed enemies. It's no surprise whatsoever to see it claim such a high spot on this list.

2. Star Wars Outlaws - 539 votes (8%)

Star Wars Outlaws

Two Ubisoft games in the top five? The French publisher must be doing something right. Just about anything with a Star Wars logo is always going to be popular, but it certainly helps that Outlaws looks the part. This is the first proper open world Star Wars game, offering up an adventure that spans multiple planets and incorporates all kinds of gameplay mechanics. Now, while there's a chance that Outlaws will end up feeling a bit... tired in its structure, we can see the spot-on visuals and explorative freedom doing a lot of heavy lifting.

1. Astro Bot - 1,163 votes (18%)

Astro Bot

Well, in the end, this was barely a competition. Astro Bot has absolutely demolished the other games on this list, attracting over 1,000 votes while everything else struggled to rack up even half of that. Team Asobi's finally making a full PS5 platformer with everyone's favourite little robot at the helm, and the hype is palpable. It may not be the mega budget, AAA, cinematic blockbuster PS5 exclusive that Sony typically saves for the later months of a year, but Astro Bot could still be pure PlayStation Studios joy from start to finish.

The rest of 2024 isn't looking too bad, is it? Do you agree with these rankings? Where did your most anticipated PS5 games end up? Try to contain your excitement in the comments section below.