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TECH & GAMING

Top 6 games from the PlayStation Showcase 2021

Words by Nathan Irvine

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At it's recent PlayStation Showcase, Sony showed fans its roadmap for the next few years. It was an Uzi-clip's worth of rapid-fire game trailers, one after another, that punctuated what gamers could look forward to from 2021 and beyond.

It was largely a success for PlayStation, but wasn't without its lulls. 18 games were shown in all, which were a mix of brand new titles such as Marvel's Wolverine and rehashes like 2013's Grand Theft Auto 5, the latter of which has been panned for its lack of new stuff.

You can watch the entire show at the bottom of the page. Or you can simply let us tell you the Top 6 PlayStation game trailers that are worth your time. It's up to you.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Developer

Gearbox Software

Publisher

2K Games

Release date

2022

Based on the Borderlands series that is famous for its millions of weapons, this fantasy shooter is packed full of tongue-in-cheek comedy and countless beasts to slay.

It's loosely based on a Dungeons & Dragons tabletop game, and combines its run and gun action with magic spells for you to wield as you go.

God of War: Ragnarök

Developer

Santa Monica Studios

Publisher

SIE

Release date

2022

Burly grey bloke, Kratos is back with his son Atreus for another hack and slash adventure through Norse mythology.

They're on the hunt to find out the truth about Atreus's destiny, which strains the relationship between the two. Along the way Kratos is set to go toe-to-hammer with Thor and any number of fantastical creatures that the big man is likely to try and tear in half.

Gran Turismo 7

Developer

Polyphony Digital

Publisher

SIE

Release date

March 7, 2022

One of the only games that had release date that felt like it was within touching distance, this exceptional looking racing simulator really was a highlight.

It takes everything great from the Gran Turismo series and then plants its foot down for a thrill ride of competition races, hundreds of detailed real world cars to own and race and even a photo mode to take hi-res snaps of your motors in exotic locations.

Kid A Mnesia Exhibition

Developer

Epic Games

Publisher

Epic Games

Release date

November 5, 2021

OK, so this isn't technically a "game" in the strict sense, but this interactive exhibition from British band Radiohead certainly raised a few eyebrows when it was announced.

It's going to be a mix of artwork and music from the reissue combo album of Kid A and Amnesia. We're not sure how this will turn out, but we're intrigued by the concept.

Project Eve

Developer

Shift Up Corporation

Publisher

Shift Up Corporation

Release date

2022

PlayStation opened up the show with a curious looking game called Project Eve. It looked like a cross between the supremely balanced combat of the Souls series and, erm, the supremely balanced combat of Bayonetta.

There's plenty of swordplay against ghastly looking enemies of all shapes and sizes. This could be a sleeper hit for PlayStation 5.

Spider-Man 2

Developer

Insomniac Games

Publisher

SIE

Release date

2023

Another showstopper for PlayStation was the teaser trailer for the new Spidey game. Both Peter Parker and Miles Morales looks set to join forces to fight Venom in this hugely anticipated sequel.

There's a chance that co-op play will be included online and no doubt NYC will be faithfully recreated in excruciating detail this time. It's just a shame it's not going to be launched until 2023.

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