The Callisto Protocol

Krafton, Inc.
Available on
Released 02/12/2022
  • Online play optional
  • 1 player
  • 1 online player
  • Remote Play supported
  • PS5 Version
    Vibration function and trigger effect supported (DualSense wireless controller)
  • Game Help supported
  • PS5 game streaming supported only with Premium subscription

Survive to escape the horrors of Callisto

In this narrative-driven, third-person survival horror set 300 years in the future, the take on the role of Jacob Lee - a victim of fate thrown into Black Iron Prison, a maximum-security penitentiary located on Jupiter's moon, Callisto. 

When inmates begin to transform into monstrous creatures, the prison is thrown into chaos. To survive, Jacob must battle his way to safety to escape Black Iron Prison, while uncovering the dark and disturbing secrets buried beneath the surface of Callisto. 

Using a unique blend of shooting and close-quarters combat, Jacob will need to adapt his tactics to combat the rapidly evolving creatures while scavenging to unlock new weapons, gear, and abilities to outrun the growing threat and escape the horrors of Jupiter's Dead Moon.

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PlayStation exclusive advantages

Contraband Pack

Get access to an exclusive Contraband Pack when purchasing The Callisto Protocol Digital Deluxe Edition on PlayStation, which provides access to items to aid you in your survival earlier in the game.

48-hour early access for story DLC

Purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition or Season Pass and get early access to upcoming story DLC, available 48 hours before other platforms.

Digital Deluxe Edition benefits

Retro prisoner and weapon skins

Buy The Callisto Protocol Digital Deluxe Edition to get the Retro Prisoner Skin and battle your way through Black Iron in a reimagined classic Earth prisoner uniform.

Season Pass

In addition to new story DLC, The Callisto Protocol's Season Pass includes new death animations, a Contagion game mode that limits health and ammo supplies, a new area to explore and more. 


Standard Edition

  • The Callisto Protocol (PS5 & PS4)

Digital Deluxe Edition

  • The Callisto Protocol (PS4)
  • Retro Prisoner Skin (PS5 & PS4)
  • Contraband Pack (PS5 & PS4)
  • Season Pass (PS5 & PS4)

Digital Deluxe Edition

  • The Callisto Protocol (PS5 & PS4)
  • Retro Prisoner Skin (PS5 & PS4)
  • Contraband Pack (PS5 & PS4)
  • Season Pass (PS5 & PS4)

The Callisto Protocol Season Pass

The Callisto Protocol: Season Pass

Season Pass contents

  • February 7, 2023 - Outer Way Skin Collection: Bear the armour of the Outer Way, an underground insurgency pitted against the UJC, as you fight to survive the horrors of Callisto.
  • March 2023 - Contagion Bundle: Discover the ultimate survival horror experience with a new mode, Contagion. With reduced ammo and health drops, a customised difficulty and permadeath – there are no second chances to escape Black Iron Prison or the horrors lurking beneath the surface of Callisto. The Contagion Bundle also includes thirteen new Jacob death animations and the Watchtower Skin Collection.
  • Spring 2023 - Riot Bundle: Venture into a previously undiscovered area of Black Iron Prison and battle through waves of brutal enemies. Gather credits to upgrade your weapons, or forge new ones, and survive the onslaught as long as you can in Riot, an all-new mode. The Riot Bundle also includes twelve new enemy death animations and the Engineer Skin Collection.
  • Summer 2023 - Story DLC: Dig deeper into the horrifying secrets of The Callisto Protocol.

The Callisto Protocol key features

Horror engineering

The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror from the mind of Glen Schofield, creator of the Dead Space series. 

Blending atmosphere, tension and brutality with terrifying moments of helplessness and humanity, immerse yourself in a pulse-pounding story where unspeakable horrors lurk around every corner.

Master brutal, strategic combat

Master a thrilling blend of hand-to-hand and ranged combat, including a unique gravity weapon once used by Black Iron guards to control the prison population. 

Get up close and personal with grotesque opponents, hacking off limbs, blasting off legs and getting creative with whatever is at you disposal to survive each life-or-death encounter.

Experience the isolation of Jupiter's dead moon

One of the most hostile, isolated environments in the universe, Callisto looms large over Jacob’s desperate struggle to survive. 

Players must not only contend with the horrors of Black Iron Prison, but also the centuries-old secrets that plague Jupiter’s long-dead moon, both above and below the surface.

Characters brought to life - to escape certain death

The Callisto Protocol cast includes Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as Jacob Lee, a cargo ship pilot trapped deep within Black Iron Prison, and Karen Fukuhara (The Boys), who plays a mysterious fellow inmate.

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