Returnal

Returnal (PS5)

2021

System
PlayStation 5
Publisher
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer
Housemarque

8.8

Game Rating

User Ratings: 261

Our Review: 9/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player (2 Player Online)
Genre
Action, Arcade, Shooter
Release Date

PlayStation 5

  • 30th Apr 2021 (USA)
  • 30th Apr 2021 (UK/EU)
Series
Returnal
Characters
Selene
Tags
Third Person, Roguelike, Bullet Hell, Sci-Fi, Single Player, Online, Co-Op, Aliens, Console Exclusive, PS Plus Extra
Controller Support
DualSense
Feature Support
4K, HDR, 60fps
Official Site
playstation.com
Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org

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Reviews

Returnal Guides

  • Guide Returnal Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All You Need to Know

    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-lite 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

  • Guide Returnal: How to Play the Tower of Sisyphus Endless Mode

    Where and how to access Tower of Sisyphus

    How do you play the Tower of Sisyphus mode in Returnal? What is the Tower of Sisyphus and how do you reach it? The Tower of Sisyphus is an alternative mode you can play in Returnal, offering you a more arcade-like challenge than the main game. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to explain everything...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Play Online Co-Op

    How to start playing co-op

    How do you play online co-op in Returnal? How can you access Returnal's co-op mode on PS5? The Ascension update added two-player online co-op to Returnal, allowing a pair to team up and tackle Atropos together. As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to explain how co-op works. Returnal: How to Play Online Co-Op:...

  • Guide Returnal: All Trophies and How to Get the Platinum

    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...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Complete Biome Surveys

    How to unlock Survey Trophies in Returnal

    How do you do the Surveys in Returnal? How do you complete the biome surveys and unlock the survey Trophies? In Returnal, there are six Gold Trophies that you only unlock when you finish surveys of each of the game's areas. Trophies such as Past the Ruins, Ascending the Mountain, and Through the Forgotten...

  • Guide Returnal: Where to Find All Sunface Fragments

    How to get all the Sunface Fragments in Returnal

    Where are all the Sunface Fragments in Returnal? How do you find the Sunface Fragments? As part of our Returnal guide, we're going to tell you all about the Sunface Fragments, and what you need to do to get them. Returnal: Where to Find All Sunface Fragments: In Act 3 of Returnal (after you roll...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Break Yellow Barriers

    How to open yellow force fields in Returnal

    How do you break the yellow barriers in Returnal? What do you need to open and get through the yellow energy walls? As you play Returnal, you'll notice some yellow barriers that are blocking off optional rooms or concealing useful items. How do you get through these yellow walls? As part of our Returnal...

  • Guide Returnal: All Bosses and How to Beat Them

    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...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Get Into the House

    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...

  • Guide Returnal: How to Unlock Daily Challenge Mode

    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...

  • Guide Returnal: Do You Have to Fight the Bosses More Than Once?

    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...

  • Guide Returnal: What Do You Lose When You Die?

    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...

About The Game

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.