February is an exciting month in the world of video games, especially if you’ve gotten your hands on the elusive PlayStation 5 console. The hot hardware remains hard to find, even with PS5 restocks from big retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy. Game developers are rolling out thrilling new PS5 games, and there may be a few soon-to-be classics set for release this month.
The highly anticipated RPG "Horizon Forbidden West" leads the charge in this onslaught of games, which hit the streets February 18. Another RPG, the Hidetaka Miyazaki-directed "Elden Ring," comes out February 25. Fans of the horror franchise "Evil Dead" might be sad to know that "Evil Dead: The Game" has been delayed yet again. But other titles, such as "Dying Light 2: Stay Human" and "OlliOlli World" should tide them over until then.
Luckily, for PlayStation 4 owners who have yet to secure the new PS5 console, most of these PS5 games are also available for PS4, so you won't have to wait for another PS5 restock to play them. What's more, players who purchase top titles such as "Horizon Forbidden West" and "Dying Light 2: Stay Human" on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version free.
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All free PS Plus games for February 2022
PlayStation Plus members looking to save money can fill in the gaps of their PS4 game library with free downloads of 2020's "UFC 4" and 2021's "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure." Both are now available on PS Plus through the end of the month. PlayStation 5 gamers, meanwhile, can download the well-received, albeit slightly retro at this point, "Planet Coaster: Console Edition" through February 28.
The best new PS4 and PS5 video game releases of February 2022
With spectacular open worlds and formidable beat-em-ups, the new PS4 and new PS5 games coming this February should keep players entertained for the whole month and beyond.
Horizon Forbidden West (February 18, 2022)
Explore untrammeled lands, fight nomadic raiders and battle machines in this sequel to 2017's highly successful "Horizon Zero Dawn." "Horizon Forbidden West," coming to PS4 and PS5, drops players (as machine hunter Aloy) in post-apocalyptic California, Nevada and Utah, where they'll roam a larger open-world map full of metal creatures old and new. Luckily, this PS5 game comes with new character abilities as well.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human (February 4, 2022)
The end-of-days genre is, ironically, alive and well, as "Dying Light 2: Stay Human" proves. Only a few days old, having hit the streets February 4, this PlayStation 5 game already has amassed glowing reviews from gamers and gaming publications. Despite being riddled with bugs, the game makes up for it with a remarkable open world, surreal vibe and great parkour moves.
Elden Ring (February 25, 2022)
With video game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin behind it, it's no surprise that "Elden Ring" is among the most talked-about Sony PlayStation games of 2022. The collaboration resulted in a tough, yet forgiving, open-world title teeming with stunning lands, dungeons and a slew of customizable weapon skills.
Sifu (February 8, 2022)
"Sifu" combines martial arts combat with challenging enemies that will test your button-mashing skills. This new PS5 release, by the same folks who did 2017's "Absolver," is a great beat-em-up with beautiful visuals and a memorable score. It's a challenging PS5 game, but one that has room for mastery through repetition. And you can now purchase it from the PlayStation Store.
- Sifu, PS4/PS5, $40 at Playstation Store
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (February 22, 2022)
"Destiny 2: The Witch Queen" may just be an expansion to Bungie's "Destiny 2." But it's compelling enough to check out on the PlayStation Store, even if you haven't played the popular online-only first-person shooter before. In this upcoming pay-for campaign, Bungie shifts its priority to story-focused missions and introduces a new location, along with two new dungeons and a new level of difficulty designed to challenge single players.
- Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, PS4/PS5 (pre-order), $40 at Playstation Store
All the new PS4 and PS5 video game releases this month
Here's a list of all the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games coming out in February 2022.
- Life is Strange Remastered Collection ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 1
- The Sealed Ampoule ( PS4 ) - February 2
- Dying Light 2: Stay Human ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 4
- OlliOlli World ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 8
- Sifu ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 8
- Unbound: Worlds Apart ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 9
- Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires ( PS4 ) - February 15
- King of Fighters XV ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 17
- Horizon Forbidden West ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 18
- Destiny 2: The Witch Queen ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 22
- Monark ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 22
- Sol Cresta ( PS4 ) - February 22
- Truck Driver: Premium Edition ( PS5 ) - February 22nd
- GRID Legends ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 24
- Martha is Dead ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 24
- Elden Ring ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 25
- Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream ( PS4 ) - February 25
- Tormented Souls ( PS4 ) - February 25
- Blood Bowl 3 ( PS4 | PS5 ) - February 2022