The PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with the PlayStation 4 and might even allow cross-generational play where you can start a game on your current system and then continue it on the new console without losing any progress. That means now is a great chance to stock up on the best of this generation's titles while looking ahead to some of the upcoming releases that will mark the end of the era. With only one new title announced for the PlayStation 5 so far, you're likely to have plenty of time to enjoy these games. Here are all the games so far:
Explore an uncharted planet and catalog its plants and animals in this cheery co-op game. Use what little gear you have to determine if you've landed somewhere humans can survive and if you're really alone.
With great power
The moving sequel to Life Is Strange tells a new story about two brothers traveling across the country. Like in the original, your choices have big impacts on the characters and world.
The latest version of the arcade classic includes 40 characters, 34 stages, and 200 costumes so you can customize your play experience. There's also a wide variety of single-player and multi-player modes to make the game accessible and fun for all skill levels.
The surprise indie hit lets you play an obnoxious goose stealing things and pulling pranks on unsuspecting people. It shows you don't have to kill anyone to get the thrill of being a bad guy.
Gods and monsters
Visit ancient Greece and meet famous figures from history and myth in the most recent entry in the action RPG series. Build relationships to shape your destiny and determine which ending you get.
I am Batman
Explore all of Gotham City as the caped crusader, using the Batmobile and a host of other gadgets to fight Scarecrow. True completists will sink a huge amount of time into pursuing the Riddler's challenges.
War is hell
Join up to 64 players in recreating World War I battles in maps based on the Western Front and the Alps. A single-player campaign lets you experience period weapons and vehicles ranging from trench clubs to zeppelins.
The genre-defining action RPG forces you to act strategically to defeat the many horrors infesting the game's gothic city. Procedurally generated dungeons ensure you'll always have a new way to test your skills.
Empire state of mind
Try to take over the world by guiding a civilization through the millennia in the latest edition of the storied turn-based strategy series. Your AI opponents will keep you guessing with hidden agendas based on history.
Out of this world
Join a covert organization monitoring strange incidents from its even stranger New York offices. Unlock your own power as you navigate your often-bewildering surroundings.
The game is set in the near future where humans augmented with machinery are ostracized. Use your weapons and augmentations to steal data and sell it to the highest bidder.
The dying of the light
Use a combination of weapons and magic to fight the undead and try to keep the fires of hope alive in the conclusion to the Dark Souls series. Enemy tactics change as you fight, keeping you on your toes as you try to master each battle.
Test your limits by pushing your party's health and sanity in a bid to earn greater rewards. Darkest Dungeon 2 is in the works, so now's a great time to catch up with the series.
Play as a failed experiment trying to uncover the mysteries of a cursed island in this procedural generation action game. Killing enemies give you cells that can be used to buy permanent power-ups if you can survive long enough to spend them.
The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus plays a delivery man using a fetus and his own bodily fluids to navigate a post-apocalyptic America in this bizarre game from Hideo Kojima. It's certainly not for everyone, but it's also not like anything else.
Hell to pay
The latest entry in the hack and slash series lets you play as one of three characters fighting to save the world from a demonic invasion. Crank up the sound to enjoy each character's theme and how the music changes depending on your combat performance.
Reclaim your throne
A star-studded cast, including Rosario Dawson and Sam Rockwell, voice the characters in this action-adventure game where you play as either a deposed empress or her royal protector. Combine stealth and supernatural powers, and you can finish the game without killing anyone.
The last defense
After a killer virus crippled the U.S., you have been tasked with helping keep order in Washington, D.C. Explore a wide variety of environments as you complete the campaign and unlock specializations you can use in the new raid mode for up to eight players.
Play your favorite heroes and villains from the anime series in this 3 vs. 3 fighting game. Battles are suitably spectacular, filled with aerial attacks, ways to blast the terrain, and cinematic finishing moves.
Fight to survive in a town infested with monsters and madmen. Choose direct confrontation if you have the ammo of stick to the shadows and choose your moment to strike.
Duck and cover
Explore a world destroyed by nuclear war in this vast open-world game. A complex crafting system lets you build and upgrade weapons and even develop settlements.
Eye of the tiger
Fight to restore peace to the spiritual world of Shangri-La with a white tiger at your side. A second player can drop in and out at any time to help you explore and fight.
Try to build a city that can survive the frozen world of an alternate 1886 by harvesting and managing resources. Decide what sort of society you want to build and how to keep your citizens happy and productive.
A soft reboot of the God of War series also moves it from Greek mythology to Norse. The monster fighting and deicide is coupled with meditations on fatherhood and living with your past.
Relax and enjoy the art and music of this largely wordless game. Restore color to the world through solving puzzles and platforming.
Man vs. machine