The December-January period is always a little quieter than the rest of the year, with the big games usually starting shortly before the holidays start, but there are still some cracking titles heading to the PlayStation 5 and PS4 that are worth the price. are a glance
Below, you’ll find the usual roundup of our handpicked highlights, as well as a huge selection of physical games that will be available between December 2022 and January 2023. Enjoy!
Please note that some external links on this page are affiliate links, which means we may receive a small percentage of sales if you click on them and make a purchase. Please read our FTC disclosure for more information.
By kicking a pack On December 2nd this year we have Marvel’s Midnight Sun, a new strategic RPG set in the dark side of the Marvel Universe. You’ll team up with the Midnight Sons – Ghost Rider, Magic, Blade and Nico Minoru – as you battle the demonic forces of the Underworld to stop the Ghost Mother Lilith from resurrecting her master Chthon.
Check out this gameplay trailer to see the game in action, or secure your order below:
Next up and launching on December 2nd is Need for Speed Unbound, the latest entry in Criterion’s racing franchise.
Promising “hours of electric, adrenaline-pumping racing action,” Unbound will boast distinct single-player and multiplayer campaigns, weekly qualifiers, custom riders that can be fine-tuned, and a fresh soundtrack. You’ll be starting at the bottom and racing to the top in this latest Need for Speed, and we can’t wait to see it when it arrives on December 2nd.
Did we mention that December 2nd was busy? Blimey
Callisto Protocols is a narrative-driven, third-person survival horror set 300 years in the future, where players take on the role of Jacob Lee – a victim destined to be thrown into the Black Iron Prison, a moon of Jupiter. A maximum-security prison located at , Callisto. We’re told to expect a “unique blend of shooting and close combat” in it… We’ll let the PR set the scene:
When the prisoners begin to transform into monstrous creatures, the prison is thrown into chaos. To survive, Jacob must fight his way to safety to escape the Black Iron Prison, while uncovering the dark and disturbing secrets that lie beneath Callisto’s surface.
More Final Fantasy VII Remake goodness is headed our way on December 13, when Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion makes its way to PS5 and PS4.
A prequel to Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core was originally released in 2007 on the good old PSP. This new HD remaster features new 3D models, an “improved battle system”, fully voiced dialogue in both English and Japanese, a newly arranged soundtrack, and – of course – completely remastered graphics. You can relive Zach Phair’s story by grabbing a copy below.
In January, we’ll follow the journey of New Yorker Frey, who finds himself transported to the magical land of Athea in Farspoken.
The game is an action RPG that will have you traversing sprawling landscapes, battling monstrous creatures and defeating powerful monsters using magical abilities. It is said to be designed to “utilize the full power of the PlayStation 5’s hardware” and has a score by God of War composer Bear McCreary. One to keep an eye on, then.
More upcoming PS5 and PS4 games for December 2022 and January 2023
But of course, that’s not all. Here’s a delicious selection of upcoming physical games that are patiently waiting for you to pick them up.
Digital-only PS5 and PS4 games for December 2022 and January 2023
Below, we’ve listed some of the most important digital releases coming to the PlayStation Store over the next few months. You can find the full release schedule for PlayStation 5 and PS4 at the links:
PS5 and PS4 essential
If you need to stock up on essentials for your PS5 or PS4, such as a new controller, a PS Plus subscription or an SSD for more storage, be sure to check out our dedicated buying guides:
Which PS5 and PS4 games will you be buying in December and January? Let us know in the comments section below.
Check the latest gaming news here.