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Playstation 5 Gaming Gift Guide 2021

As we gear up for that time of year where we are all busy thinking up (and purchasing) gifts for our friends and loved ones, it’s fine for our annual tradition and helps you out by listing the must-haves for your gamer in your life. I’m going to cover for you the biggest hits on Playstation this year, link the review, and let you know who this game is best for. So without further ado.

  • Returnal


A breathtaking game from start to finish. Featuring alien landscapes, satisfying gunplay, and that rogue-lite gameplay loop that people seeking ultimate glory crave. Crashland into this alien planet where the world changes every time you die. Can you survive long enough to put together the pieces of what’s going on here? Check out our full review HERE

  • Deathloopblank

Deathloop is a next-gen first-person shooter from Arkane Lyon, the award-winning studio behind Dishonored. In Deathloop, two rival assassins are trapped in a mysterious time loop on the island of Blackreef, doomed to repeat the same day for eternity. As Colt, the only chance for escape is to end the cycle by assassinating eight key targets before the day resets. Learn from each cycle – try new paths, gather intel, and find new weapons and abilities. Do whatever it takes to break the loop. It’s a fun, and funny stylish romp with great graphics, gameplay, and gunplay. You can read the full review HERE

  • Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apartblank

Ratchet & Clank have been a staple for the Playstation for many years now, Rift Apart takes that same formula, humor, and fun we know and love and puts that next-gen polish on it that only Playstation 5 can provide and makes a perfect game. It’s truly a platformer with a heart of gold and is visually one of the best games we have ever seen. Great game for families and gamers of all ages. Read our full review HERE

  • Death Stranding Directors Cutblank

From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes a genre-defying experience, now expanded and remastered for PS5 in this definitive DIRECTOR’S CUT.

In the future, a mysterious event known as the Death Stranding has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leading to grotesque creatures from the afterlife roaming the fallen world
marred by a desolate society. As Sam Bridges (Played by Norman Reedus), your mission is to deliver hope to humanity by connecting the last survivors of a decimated America. Can you reunite the shattered world, one step at a time? This game is very quirk and something different from everything out there. The director’s cut adds some user-friendly add-ons to make the journey a bit easier and more fun. Check out the full review HERE

  • Ghost of Tsushima Directors Cut


Set on Tsushima Island in the year 1274, the game revolves around one of the island’s last samurai, Jin Sakai, during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. The armies of the Mongol Empire, utilizing weapons and military tactics unknown to the Japanese, have conquered and devastated many countries and Tsushima is all that stands between them and the mainland of Japan. The island was devastated by the first wave of the Mongol invasion; its samurai forces were easily defeated, allowing the invaders to conquer large swaths of territory where they terrorize the local inhabitants and gather resources to build up their strength. Jin is one of the few survivors of his clan, wiped out while trying to defend the island. This game is a full-blown Samurai movie wrapped in an action-adventure game. Simply put it is a must-own for ANYONE who has a PS5. With the director’s cut comes all the next-gen upgrades as well as an awesome DLC Island which adds around another 10 hours to an already amazing campaign. Check the full review HERE


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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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