The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered

The start of the year is usually a pretty quiet time for new game releases, but 2024's already proving to be a winner with a surprisingly strong start.

As always, we've been busy putting together a list of some particularly noteworthy physical releases headed to PlayStation 5 over the next few weeks, as well as a larger selection of games that could well be worth a look too. Have a browse below and let us know if you decide to treat yourself to anything in the comments.

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - 18th January

The first new major installment in the Prince of Persia series since 2010 arrives on 18th January:

Dash into a stylish and thrilling action-adventure platformer set in a mythological Persian world where the boundaries of time and space are yours to manipulate. Play as Sargon and evolve from sword-wielding prodigy to extraordinary legend as you master acrobatic combat and unlock new Time Powers and unique super abilities.

The Last of Us Part II Remastered - 19th January

The Last of Us Part II Remastered will let players relive Ellie and Abby's story once more from 19th January.

Built for the PS5, The Last of Us Part II Remastered enhances the original PS4 game in ways not possible before. Visual performance now includes native 4K output in Fidelity Mode, 1440p upscaled to 4K in Performance Mode, and an Unlocked Framerate option for TVs that support VRR. The Last of Us Part II Remastered also includes improved load times to let you jump right back into the action. Descriptive Audio and Speech to Vibrations have also been added to The Last of Us Part II Remastered's suite of accessibility features.

Tekken 8 - 26th January

Bandai Namco's fighting series evolves once more with Tekken 8, coming to PS5 towards the end of the month.

Promising "ground-breaking new features, breathtakingly detailed character models and dramatic environments," Bandai Namco is keen to highlight the fact that Tekken 8 will utilise Unreal Engine 5 to take full advantage of the PS5's power. It's being teased as one of the most "visually stunning and immersive" titles in the fighting genre to date, which is quite the statement to make.

If you're a fan of the series or you're just keen to check this one out, pre-orders are now live:

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - 26th January

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth rounds off our top January picks:

Two larger-than-life heroes brought together by the hand of fate, or perhaps something more sinister... Ichiban Kasuga, an unstoppable underdog who’s no stranger to crawling up from rock bottom, and Kazuma Kiryu, a broken man facing down his last days.

Experience one-of-a-kind combat with dynamic, fast-paced RPG battles where the battlefield becomes your weapon, and anything goes. Adapt your party’s skills to the situation with outlandish jobs and customizations to strategically subdue enemies with over-the-top moves.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 29th February

The second installment of Final Fantasy 7's mega remake lands at the end of February:

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second entry in the Final Fantasy VII remake project, which retells the story of the genre-redefining RPG across three distinct games.

Iconic heroes Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aerith and Red XIII have escaped from the dystopian city Midgar and are now in pursuit of Sephiroth, the vengeful swordsman from Cloud’s past who was thought to be dead.

More Upcoming PS5 Games for January and February 2024

But of course, that's not all. Here's a tasty selection of upcoming physical games that are patiently waiting for you to snap them up.

PS5 and PS4 Essentials

If you need to stock up on the essentials for your PS5 or PS4, such as new controllers, PS Plus subscriptions or SSDs for more storage, make sure to check out our dedicated buying guides:

Upcoming Digital-Only PS5 and PS4 Games

If you prefer to buy your games digitally, make sure to pick up some discounted PlayStation Wallet Credit and then browse through our guides below to see complete digital release schedules for PlayStation 5 and PS4.

What PS5 games will you be buying in January and February? Tell us in the comments section below.