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Returnal PS5 Review, Release Date, Gameplay, Pre-Order, Price, and Everything Else You Need to Know


Returnal is Sony’s first big PS5 exclusive game since the console’s release in November 2020 (or February 2021 if you’re in India). After the company’s own PS5 launch titles like Demon’s Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Returnal could very well set up the tone from Sony this generation. Here’s everything you need to know.

Returnal PS5 Review

With the Returnal launch this week it’s safe to say that reviews should land soon enough. One early review has suggested that it could be a game of the year contender. You can check out our preview right here.

Returnal PS5 Duration — How Long to Beat?

According to early reviews, Returnal is around 30 to 50 hours with most average players likely to be closer to the 50 hour mark to complete it.

Returnal PS5 Release Date and Unlock Time

The Returnal PS5 release date is April 30, 2021. It is exclusive to the PS5. The Returnal PS5 unlock time is 12am in your local timezone as per the PlayStation Store listing put up by Sony.

Returnal PS5 Download Size

If you’re buying the game digitally, it has a 56GB download size. The pre-load is live now on the PlayStation Store.

Returnal PS5 Price

One of the more controversial aspects of Returnal is its price with many calling it out as being too expensive. The game is Rs. 4,999 in India on disc and as a digital download with it starting at $70 internationally.

Returnal PS5 Disc Release — Will It Be Delayed in India?

And if you prefer it on disc, Returnal’s physical release is available at online retailers like Games the Shop, Amazon India, and Mcube Games. It is priced at Rs. 4,999 across all stores. At the time of filing this story IGN India is given to understand that the physical release of the game is set for April 30 as well. However due to ongoing coronavirus lockdown restrictions, we can’t rule out the possibility of a delay in parts of the country.

Returnal PS5 Pre-Order Bonuses and Editions

There don’t seem to be any pre-order bonuses for Returnal at retail in India. Neither the PlayStation Store nor game stores have any pre-order incentives. However the PlayStation Store does have a Returnal Digital Deluxe Edition with the following for a price of Rs. 5,599.

  • Returnal
  • Electropylon Driver weapon
  • Hollowseeker weapon
  • 1 Reflex Stimulant consumable
  • 1 Pulsating Mass artefact
  • 1 Adrenaline Booster
  • Digital soundtrack
  • 2 in-game suits for Selene

Returnal Gameplay

Returnal is a fast-paced third-person shooter featuring many elements more commonly found in roguelike games like Hades or Dead Cells. Protagonist Selene, after crash-landing on a shape-shifting alien planet, has to fight for her survival. Every time she dies, Selene has to restart her journey. You can check out our gameplay video right here.

Returnal PS5 Frame rate and Resolution

Returnal accordingly will support a frame rate of 60fps while running at 4K with ray tracing enabled. Spotted by Twitter user Heisenreborn, PlayStation Portugal’s MODO PlayStation show revealed the details about the upcoming PlayStation 5-exclusive Returnal.

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