- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player) (2 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 30th Apr 2021
- 30th Apr 2021
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 13th Jun 2022
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- Official Site
Selene Die On
Returnal is a much, much bigger game than you think it is. For all the noise surrounding the game's price point, Housemarque has produced its largest, most ambitious project by a country mile. This isn't a small scale title with a premium cost; the studio has made something on a whole new level. There's an awful lot of game here, and...
How to survive and thrive in Returnal on PS5
Returnal is a PS5 exclusive third-person shooter from Finnish developer Housemarque. It's a fast-paced, challenging run n' gunner with rogue-like elements, and we love it, awarding it a 9/10 in our review. In this Returnal guide, we will be going over everything in the game. We'll explain how to earn
How to get all the Trophies in Returnal
In this Returnal Trophy roadmap, we're going to reveal how to unlock the Platinum Trophy in this PS5 exclusive shooter. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to outline all the Trophies in the game — including those added with the Ascension expansion — complete with their descriptions and how to get...
How to kill every boss in Returnal
How do you kill all the bosses in Returnal? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you how to beat every boss fight in the game. If you're looking for some tips and advice on how to defeat all the bosses, we've got all that lined up for you below. Of course, beating boss battles will earn you a few...
How to unlock the door to the House
How do you get inside the House in Returnal on PS5? How do you unlock the door to the House? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you how to get into the mysterious House that shows up throughout the game. If you intend to get the Platinum Trophy for Returnal, you'll need to gain access to the House...
How to unlock the Simulation mode in Returnal
How do you unlock the Daily Challenge mode in Returnal? How can you play the daily Simulation Mode? In Returnal, you can play a Daily Challenge in addition to the main campaign. But how do you gain access to it? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to explain how you can unlock the Simulation Mode...
Can you skip boss fights in Returnal?
Do bosses stay dead in Returnal on PS5? Can you skip past boss fights once you've done them? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to answer these questions right here, so you know what you're getting yourself into. If you're looking for advice on fighting the bosses, see our guide — Returnal: All Bosses...
What you keep and what you don't when you die in Returnal
What do you lose when you die in Returnal? Do you lose absolutely everything and start fresh? Are there permanent upgrades? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to outline what exactly happens when you die in this game. Read on to learn what is kept and what is lost when a run is over...
How to extend your runs in Returnal
How do you stay alive longer in Returnal? How can you keep your runs going for longer stretches? Returnal is inarguably a difficult game, and its structure means you will die frequently, and go at it again and again. While this is expected — it is a rogue-lite game after all — it can inevitably cause some...
How many hours long is Returnal?
How long does it take to beat Returnal on PS5? How much time will you need to finish Returnal? Housemarque's rogue-lite shooter may not look it, but the game is a surprisingly lengthy experience. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you roughly how long it'll take to reach the end of the game...
Can you resume a run after quitting?
Can you save and quit in Returnal? Can you save a run part way through and come back to it? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to answer your questions about suspending game progress, saving, and quitting. If you're looking for tips on how to stay alive in the game for longer, see our guide — Returnal:...
How many different levels are there in Returnal?
How many biomes are there in Returnal? How many different environments are there to discover? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you the number of different levels there are to explore, giving you their names and a brief description. Returnal: How Many Biomes Are There?: There are...
How you can return to the first biomes in Returnal
Is there a way to get back to earlier levels in Returnal? How can you revisit the first few biomes? If you've been playing Returnal and have reached Act 2, you'll find yourself in an unusual situation — you have a new starting point. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to explain what's...
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Harry Krueger out
Housemarque, Sony's Finnish studio that brought us PS5's excellent Returnal, has announced the departure of a long-serving member of the team. Harry Krueger, director of the aforementioned game, will be leaving the studio after 14 years. Krueger joined Housemarque in 2009 as a gameplay programmer, and quickly made his way up the...
The loop begins again
It's been leaked more than once, but Sony and Housemarque have finally announced Returnal for PC. The rogue-like third-person shooter is one of PS5's few true exclusives, and soon it'll be making the jump to PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. Details right now are thin on the ground, but over on the PS Blog, Housemarque says...
Atropos is real
Returnal isn’t the first game we’d turn to when creating cool PlayStation merch, but nerd fashion label Insert Coin has done an outstanding job with its upcoming Selene windbreaker. Inspired by the protagonist from Housemarque’s award-winning roguelike, this chic white and yellow waterproof is packed with neat references from...
Just announce it already
Update: Sony has had the video demonstrating the settings menu in Returnal taken down from YouTube, so now you know it's the real deal. Original story: Come on Sony, just announce the PC port of Returnal already. This version for the personal computer has been leaking for months now, whether that's through SteamDB listings...
PlayStation's worst-kept secret
Rumours of a PC port of Housemarque's excellent Sisyphean opus, Returnal, are, fittingly enough, neverending. We've reported previously that the PlayStation console exclusive looked like it was headed for a PC release after SteamDB listings were uncovered. Still, the latest indication comes to us from GDC 2022, of all...
Rip the band aid off, Housemarque
It's a very poorly kept secret that Returnal, Housemarque's excellent arcade shooter, is getting the PC treatment. A while ago, a SteamDB page was discovered under the codename 'Oregon', but that couldn't hide several explicit references to the PS5 title; Tower of Sisyphus, Helios, Atropos, and more can all be found...
Returnal is a sisyphean nightmare
Returnal is a fascinating PS5 exclusive that justifies its roguelite gameplay mechanics by tying them to the overarching narrative themes of its story, particularly those of cycles and rebirth. IGN spoke to developers from Housemarque and put together a fantastic video that explores how these themes are conveyed...
The cycle begins anew
Returnal remains one of the most unique PS5 exclusives on the market, and we absolutely loved it when it launched year. Since then, Housemarque has added co-op and the Endless game mode to the title, and it looks like Selene might be making the transition to PC in the near future, according to a recen
SteamDB lists very familiar-sounding game
It's no secret that Sony has moved to a model where its console exclusive first-party games will eventually migrate to PC. PlayStation has now published a number of titles on Steam and Epic Games Store, and more are absolutely on the way. It's a contentious move that sees the brand reaching beyond the...
We go again
Update: Housemarque waited until just after we set our news story live to publish its list of patch notes for this Returnal update. As it happens, the notes don't go over what's changed as far as balancing is concerned. They do confirm a series of bug fixes, however, including some found while playing co-op. Here are the patch notes in...
BREAK THE CYCLE
After crash-landing on a shape-shifting alien planet, Selene finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again she’s defeated, forced to restart her journey every time she dies.
In this roguelike shooter, both the planet and your equipment change with every cycle, forcing you to adapt your play style and take on evolving challenges.
- Engage enemies in bullet hell-fuelled clashes.
- Scavenge alien tech for upgrades to your abilities.
- Forge a personal connection with the planet and piece together Selene’s story.