Returnal, comfortably one of the Best PS5 Games, is now a year old. Time flies when you’re having fun, and boy have we had fun with this deep-space third-person shooter! The game, a punishing roguelike, went on to become a fan favourite – and has won a slew of awards over the past 12 months, including the top gong at the recent BAFTAs.
We’ve been fans of the title since day one, as we elaborated in our Returnal PS5 review: “Housemarque has delivered the PS5 promise with Returnal. All the console’s bells and whistles enhance the experience, making this a real showpiece for the hardware. But more than that, the game is a force to be reckoned with; the breathless combat, super slick gameplay, and the subtle but unsettling story combine for an experience of surprising scale.”
Since launch, Housemarque has updated the title with co-op multiplayer and a brand new tower mode, which tests your chops in combat. Sony also officially acquired the Helsinki-based studio after a long-running and prestigious partnership, meaning its next project will once again be designed specifically with the PS5 in mind. And if you haven’t tried Returnal yet, it’ll be one of All PS Plus Games available when the subscription’s new tiers launch later this year.