Best PS5 Games That You Need To Play

A list of the best PS5 games of all time.

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There are plenty of best PS5 games that all look good and are great to play, but it can be difficult to decide which one is really worth your money. Let’s take a look at the games on PS5 that you really need to experience right now.

We’ve compiled this list of PS5 titles that we recommend you should try out. They’re the best PS5 games that we’ve chosen to put on this list not just because they give you the next-gen experience but also because they’re great games that you shouldn’t miss out on.

Thanks to the PS5’s upgraded hardware you are now closer than ever to complete immersion. Most games can run on 60 FPS, 4K HDR, and have Haptic feedback with adaptive triggers that really change the experience. Games like Call of Duty: Cold War take advantage of this to add a bit of realism to firing guns. The PS5 truly has no shortage of potential only enhanced by its impressive hardware.

Here are all the best PS5 games available that you have to play right now.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence gives you an emotional roller coaster of a ride featuring a young woman determined to protect her younger brother at all costs throughout one of the darkest moments in human history.

You’ll have to avoid the menacing Inquisition soldiers as they hunt the siblings down. All the while avoiding the massive swarm of rats feasting on human flesh. Guide Amicia as she takes the responsibility of caring for her little brother in this dark and unforgiving world.

Like many titles on this list, A Plague Tale: Innocence is gorgeous on the PS5. It was always meant to be a realistic portrayal of how dark life could be and how we can experience the story in 4K HDR and 60 FPS. Be careful though, because in this game you could die in just one hit. It’s a good 11-hour or so experience.

Score: 9/10 – Read our A Plague Tale: Innocence review.

Alan Wake Remastered

Alan Wake Remastered

Fear of the dark has been a concept as old as time and Alan Wake knows how to take advantage of this fear. The remaster brings back the 2010 sleeper hit to be experienced for the modern generation. And if you haven’t experienced Alan Wake already you can’t afford to miss this.

Alan Wake is a game about a writer who is trapped under the dark influence of a mysterious and nefarious force that resides in the small town he and his wife took a vacation in. It doesn’t sound like the most original work ever but the execution of the narrative along with some incredibly memorable moments are what really sells the game.

Score: 7.5/10 – Read our Alan Wake Remastered review.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla follows in the footsteps of its predecessors—fully embracing the RPG aspect of the once stealth exclusive genre. Whether this is a good or a bad thing is generally up to your tastes. Regardless, Valhalla is one of the most fun Assassin’s Creed installments in a good while.

The gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is pretty diverse with multiple different options at your disposal to engage the enemy. With its RPG system allowing you to create your very own Eivor, you can go about it your own way. Are you a raging berserker on the field, a stealthy assassin, or a deadly archer? The choice is yours.

Valhalla is not without its caveats as its open-world can feel too big at times with very little to actually kill time with. Ubisoft sticks to its usual open-world formula and Valhalla can suffer from it.

Score: 8.5/10 – Read our Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review.

Astro’s Playroom

Astro’s Playroom

Astro’s Playroom is a game specifically designed to show off the new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5. If that isn’t dedication from Sony’s end, then nothing is. How confident can you be that you make an entire game based on experiencing your platform’s exclusive controller?

Astro’s Playroom is a neat little platformer that is a massive callout to Sony’s history. This includes every Sony console from the PlayStation 1, to PS Vita, to PS5. And surprisingly they somehow make this history lesson pretty fun.

You’ll really get to feel the Haptic feedback and everything the DualSense has to offer by playing Astro’s Playroom. This game knows how to make you really feel like you’re walking on sand which is a testament to how good the DualSense is. In fact, Astro’s Playroom actually comes pre-loaded into many PS5 consoles at no additional cost making it a free experience.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Astro’s Playroom review.

Atelier Ryza 2

Atelier Ryza 2

Atelier Ryza 2 is a special JRPG in that it seems rather dedicated to character friendships and its crafting system. Unlike most other JRPGs that often puts the world in danger over some evil lurking in the darkness, Atelier Ryza 2 is content to just take it slow and steady.

This is a colorful game that can be easy to relax to. Still, this was carried over from its original Nintendo Switch version so the graphics aren’t anything too phenomenal.

While Atelier Ryza 2 has an interesting cast to get to know, it can be a bit too easy especially once you’ve gotten used to its crafting system. But this is one of those games that clearly isn’t meant to push you to your limits. Your main focus is to synthesize ingredients through alchemy as Ryza travels to the royal capital city, Ashra-am Baird, following a letter sent to her by her friend.

Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 brings back the series in full force with more guns than ever and more carnage and mayhem than the previous two Borderland games combined. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to leave Pandora and visit other places in the Borderland’s universe which gives us a refreshing take on the narrative.

The game ups the ante from its previous titles all the while improving the formula we’re so used to. We now even have more guns than we did before because apparently Borderlands 2 just didn’t have enough of them.

Borderlands 3 is a great looter-shooter to play with friends. It’s funny, it’s quirky, and it’s mayhem all around. We just wish that the main antagonists were as lovable as Handsome Jack was.

Control: Ultimate Edition

Control: Ultimate Edition

Control is probably one of the most appropriate named games on the list. As Jesse Farden, you’re able to manipulate objects around you to attack your enemies and defend yourself as you shoot down enemies. The gameplay is very compelling and intuitive giving you ample incentives to use the environment to your advantage.

The story of Control is engaging and is definitely one best experienced on the PS5. Its gorgeous visuals are only enhanced with the PS5 upgrade back on February 2021.

Score: 8/10 – Read our Control review.

Call of Duty: Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War may seem like another run-of-the-mill yearly Call of Duty game we’ve come to expect but it’s actually the first Call of Duty game native to the next generation consoles. This means that developers were in a position to consider what the PlayStation 5 can offer and adapt the game before its release.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War takes a lot of advantage of the DualSense’s Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to really give immersion when firing guns. Which in this first-person shooter pretty much happens all the time. It’s a significant advantage in experience compared to what other platforms offer.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War on the PS5 can certainly compete for a better and more immersive experience than any other platform. There is no better way to enjoy this Cold War era first-person shooter game.

Score: 7/10 – Read our Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War review.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 did not have the best of releases. Its debut was plagued with many false promises, persistent bugs, and missing features that were promised. It was just a different game than what was advertised. Still, it’s an amazing game and a gorgeous looking one at that to play on the PS5.

Now that the version 1.5 of the game is out which finally brings Cyberpunk 2077 to the next generation consoles, we now have improved performances, higher frame rates, and a sexier Night City to look at. CD Projekt Red has also done quite a few to fix many of the game’s broken systems. It’s still nowhere near as advertised but the effort is still appreciated.

If you still haven’t tried out Cyberpunk 2077 due to the backlash it received on its debut, now is the best time to try it out. You’ll get your free PS5 upgrade so long as you have a PS4 copy of the game.

Score: 4/10 – Read our Cyberpunk 2077 review.

Deathloop

Deathloop

Deathloop is a PS5 exclusive that presents an interesting concept of a protagonist who’s stuck on a time loop and must kill everyone on a specified list before time is up. Getting to these people isn’t easy so expect multiple attempts. You’ll really have to perfect and understand the different levels into to create the perfect strategy to get to all of your targets within the time limit.

True to being a PS5 exclusive, Deathloop also makes use of Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers of the DualSense making it a more immersive experience. You can also choose between playing the game in Performance Mode which gives you 60 FPS or Fidelity Mode which gives you ray-tracing and 4K resolution.

Deathloop really shines when you take the time to explore every level, meticulously memorizing anything that could be helpful to you. It’s certainly a game with quite a bit of replayability and secrets to uncover.

Score: 7/10 – Read our Deathloop review.

Death Stranding Director’s Cut

Death Stranding Director’s Cut

Death Stranding Director’s Cut is a weird game but albeit an enticing one. Many have called this a walking simulator but that description feels superficial in nature compared to what the game actually is. Death Stranding is a relaxing action-adventure game that challenges many of the gaming standards we’ve been so used to.

Created by gaming industry’s Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding is one hell of a ride. Its beautiful sceneries, intense visuals, and emotional narrative make it a must-own game. Director’s Cut goes further to add new mechanics, higher frame rates, and a photo mode.

Death Stranding is a genre-defying experience and a game not many developers would ever think to make. Which is great for those who are tired of first-person shooters and the run-of-the-mill action games.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Death Stranding Director’s Cut review.

Death's Door

Death’s Door

Death’s Door is such a polished game that it is difficult to believe that only two people actually worked on this game. It certainly looks intriguing aesthetic-wise. Death’s Door does a lot to present itself as interesting which easily sucks in anyone curious enough to check it out.

The gameplay of Death’s Door is simple but it’s a charming top-down dungeon crawler with plenty of artistic diversity. It’s always a joy to explore the colorful world this game has to experience.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Death’s Door review.

Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls is a game known for its incredible difficulty. Known as the original Souls game, it predates the first Dark Souls game from FromSoftware and has been remade from the ground up to be experienced in the modern era.

Demon’s Souls is unrelentingly cruel—the enemies are unforgiving, there is no pause button, and dying is frequent. But that is part of the main appeal of overcoming the hurdles of a FromSoftware game. It is incredibly cathartic to finally be able to beat the bosses that you’ve been having trouble with.

It isn’t masochistic, however, as Demon’s Souls has incredibly gorgeous visuals and an interesting story to go along with it. Just be careful not to break your expensive DualSense controller out of rage. This isn’t the game for those with quick anger issues. Demon’s Souls will test your patience.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Demon’s Souls review.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2

Ever since Destiny 2 became free-to-play there have been numerous content updates that keep many players coming back. It’s an MMO with a lot of content to dive into. With the game being free on the PS5, there’s really no reason not to give it a try.

With plenty of classes to try out and quests to dive into, Destiny 2 will keep your attention for a very long time. This is a game that’s best played with friends.

Score: 8.5/10 – Read our Destiny 2 review.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition adds numerous gameplay qualities to the already amazing Devil May Cry 5. All of its new features include a graphics options mode that allows you to tailor your next-gen experience, a new difficulty that pushes you past your limits, up to 120 frames-per-second, ray-tracing support, and all the DLC that ever came to the game.

By itself Devil May Cry 5 is already an amazing game. This third-person hack-and-slash has you mowing down demons like they were fruitcakes all in a stylish manner. You won’t ever feel like a weakling with legendary demon blood running through your veins.

If you enjoy feeling like an utter badass, then there are few that can give you that power fantasy than Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Devil May Cry 5 review.

DIRT 5

DIRT 5

DIRT 5 is a racing game with an amazing variety of race tracks. From snowstorms to muddy forests, DIRT 5 will have you competing to be the best racer no matter the conditions.

There’s a ton of content from DIRT 5 that many fans of the previous DIRT games will come to appreciate. However, it is also friendly to newcomers so you don’t need to be a heavy DIRT fan to enjoy what this racing game has to offer.

DIRT 5 is certainly gorgeous and it’s a bit more cinematic compared to other racing simulation games such as Gran Turismo.

Score: 8.5/10 – Read our DIRT 5 review.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is one of those games that is a must own. It’s a tabletop RPG with some unusually interesting mechanics. What really sells Disco Elysium is its interesting narrative, deep lore, philosophical themes, and interesting characters. With the addition of Final Cut, the game is now fully voice acted and includes new quests never seen before.

Disco Elysium has you investigating what seems to be an ordinary homicide but the further you learn new details and uncover the mystery surrounding it reveals a much deeper tale. This detective fiction is filled with political intrigue, conflicting ambitions, and deep philosophy.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut will utterly surprise those who try it out for the first time. But it is easy to get charmed by how quirky yet mature the game can be. We even made a list containing the top 10 reasons why you should play Disco Elysium.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Disco Elysium: The Final Cut review.

DOOM Eternal

DOOM Eternal is an adrenaline pumping experience where you destroy hordes of demonic forces with heavy metal playing in the background. This is a game where you become a one-man raging demon slayer doing what should be the impossible and it’s always more awesome because of it.

There isn’t a single moment in DOOM Eternal when you don’t feel like an utter badass. And that alone makes it worth playing.

Score: 8.4/10 – Read our DOOM Eternal review.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Dying Light 2: Stay Human is a zombie game that incorporates parkour elements into its open world. The game also features some RPG mechanics allowing you to customize your player character, side with different factions, and make story decisions that affect the ending.

Dying Light 2 is also a fun co-op game to play with friends—explore Villedor City and level up together fighting zombies and tackling missions. There is a caveat however as the co-op function of the game doesn’t support cross-platform play nor cross-generation play so you can only team up with other players from PS5.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human is still a fun zombie game to play and its performance on the PS5 is superb.

Score: 8/10 – Read our Dying Light 2: Stay Human review.

Elden Ring

Elden Ring

Elden Ring is an open-world Souls game from FromSoftware that perfectly encapsulates what it means to be a tiny insignificant speck fighting against the very gods themselves. If you’re hungry for pain then there’s no better way to experience this game than on the PS5.

It can be a bit difficult to get into Elden Ring for the first time since its lack of a proper tutorial means that you’ll have to explore the deeper RPG mechanics of the game for yourself. But it does neatly tie into FromSoftware’s themes of getting over your mistakes and learning from trial-and-error.

Elden Ring features a big open world free to explore without handholding. Venture forth into the dangers unknown and overcome your very weakness.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Elden Ring review.

F1 2021

F1 2021

F1 2021 really brings the racing simulation to the latest level. Its incredibly in-depth customization allows you to truly create your own unique racecar. The game provides as much of an authentic Formula 1 experience as it can.

It can be challenging to get into for beginners but if you’re a racing fan, then F1 2021 is a wet dream come true. You can even play the game split-screen and start a two-player career mode.

Score: 7/10 – Read our F1 2021 review.

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 is an open-world first-person shooter that takes place in a fictional Caribbean country where you have to topple a dictator in charge. Despite the oppressive atmosphere, Far Cry 6 is all fun and mayhem with the franchise taking a step towards even more outrageous weapons like the Disc Launcher that plays Macarena while you mow down enemy soldiers.

There is a big open world to explore and the fictional country of Yara is indeed gorgeous. The biggest caveat is that Ubisoft once again sticks to its standard open-world formula but if you’re not turned away from that then Far Cry 6 might just be up your alley.

If you love to take out oppressive regimes with destruction and mayhem, then Far Cry 6 might just be for you. Considering the number of explosions in the game, it’s best played on PS5 so you don’t lose frame rate when a lot is happening.

Score: 7/10 – Read our Far Cry 6 review.

FIFA 22

FIFA 22

FIFA 22 is a football simulation game made by EA where the soccer matches are as close to reality as possible. Ball physics and animations have been improved from the previous games and there are some new additions to Career Mode that are worth checking out.

FIFA 22 is definitely a game made for the fans. Its as authentic of a FIFA experience you’ll get as any. Its HyperMotion technology made realistically convincing animations to come to life.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is a re-release of the FFVII Remake with all-new additional content for the PS5. You now have an option to adjust graphical settings to tailor your next-generation experience, a photo mode with extensive features, and the DualSense provides tactile feedback to enhance the immersive experience.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is already an excellent game in and of itself but it’s an entirely different experience on the PS5 altogether. Play as Wutai ninja, Yuffie, who has been doing her own thing in Midgar while our heroes were dealing with Shinra in the main story.

Enjoy an expanded experience of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake through the Intergrade addition which adds new content that is definitely worth going through.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade review.

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn was such a popular game that Square Enix actually had to stop selling the digital product because too many people were overloading the servers. That’s a testament to how good this MMO game is.

There is an extensive amount of content to explore with a very riveting story that’s better than most JRPGs. It’s fluid class system allows you to try out everything without having to create a new character. This means that you can experience all content without having to start again from the beginning.

Final Fantasy XIV is praised by many for being one of the best MMOs ever made and it has certainly earned it.

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is a beautifully made game where exploration and meeting new character never really gets old. Back on the PS4, there were some issues with performance that hindered its frame-rate. All of that is absent on the PS5 which gives you a stable 60 FPS. The animations are smoother and movement is so more fluid. It may not sound like much, but if you compare the two side-by-side the difference is night and day.

Besides the performance alone, Genshin Impact is gorgeously artistic. Its open world feels colorful and filled with quirky personalities. There’s a story behind all the glamour that is interesting to uncover.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut adds an entirely new island for you to explore in the game. Not only is the already excellent Ghost of Tsushima an amazing PlayStation-exclusive experience but now the performance is enhanced on the PS5. Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut offers the full game as well as new additional features for players to enjoy.

Take control of Jin Sakai and guide him as he traverses the penumbra of being an honorable samurai and the dishonorable ghost. Ghost of Tsushima tells you a fascinating tale of a young samurai desperate to defend his homeland from invaders.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is a must-own for PS5 owners. It may be the best samurai game to date.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Ghost of Tsushima review.

God of War

God of War

God of War was already such an amazing game but the PS5 gives you an entirely different and enhanced experience. You can now play through the main campaign at 60 FPS and up to 4K resolution. Fighting mythological Norse creatures has never been more visceral.

Explore the semi-open world of God of War as you partake in side-quests, meet interesting characters, and take down the gods and legends of old. There is plenty to explore as you find new equipment, learn new skills, and become a powerful tag-team duo as father and son. If you’re just starting out, we have a 5 tips to help you get started on God of War.

God of War is a gripping narrative about a now older Kratos on a journey together with his son—passing on his wisdom and experiences so that Atreus won’t make the same mistakes he did.

Score: 9.6/10 – Read our God of War review.

Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7 is a racing game and is part of a long line of PlayStation exclusives. This racing simulation really goes into depth to make you feel like an actual race car driver. It’s one of the most popular racing games for a reason.

The DualSense for the PS5 includes Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers allowing for a more immersive experience. You’ll really get to see how gorgeous Gran Turismo 7 can be on the PlayStation 5.

Gran Turismo 7 features a good variety of cars and extensive customization options for them. Tailor your vehicles down to the smallest detail and master the race tracks.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Gran Turismo 7 review.

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive might just be one of the best games from Arc System Works yet. While the developers have always been known for dishing out solid fighting games, Guilty Gear Strive just does everything right. Its roster of colorful cast and awesome heavy metal rock music will keep your blood pumping for a long while.

Arc System Works have really went above and beyond into perfecting the crisp feeling of chaining together powerful combo attacks. The approach is a bit slower compared to Arc System’s other works but mistakes can be more punishing as a well timed combo could wipe off up to half your health bar.

Score: 8.5/10 – Read our Guilty Gear Strive review.

Hades

Hades

Hades wasn’t a game anyone was expecting to be a massive hit but it won the hearts of the masses who tried it out. It’s a rogue-like experience so you’ll never have to go through the same familiar stage twice. It’s all procedurally generated which gives it a lot of replayability value.

Hades dives deep into the Greek mythological lore to craft its own story and it’s pretty interesting. You’ll meet many of the quirky Greek gods on your way to break out of Hades and reach Mount Olympus. The character progression is actually really well crafted with some meaningful gameplay choices.

There is plenty to uncover in Hades and you’ll get addicted to it for hours on end. Hades has quite a lot to offer that will keep you coming back.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Hades review.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 is a stealth-action game where the visuals really shine on powerful hardware such as the PS5. You’ll get HDR and up to 4K resolution all at 60 FPS making places such as Chongqing and Dubai absolutely jaw-dropping.

The PS5 goes even further by providing Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to the DualSense making you really feel each kill you do. Its ultra-high-speed SSD means that you’ll get faster loading times so getting in between missions will never have to wait.

Explore every stage, study your prey, and master the art of assassination as Agent 47. Hitman 3 gives you the freedom and the arsenal to choose how you approach each mission.

Score: 7.5/10 – Read our Hitman 3 review.

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West looks absolutely fantastic on the PlayStation 5 and offers the best version of the game. Movement is more fluid, visuals are more stunning, and the game feels more responsive. You’ll be able to explore the different biomes Forbidden West has to offer at faster speeds and almost no loading time.

Horizon Forbidden West offers many improvements from its predecessor—new weapons, new maps, new enemies, etc which makes it part of our best PS5 games list. It has a robust character progression system that gives Aloy an arsenal of different skills to survive each deadly encounter and traverse the Forbidden West.

If you’re a fan of rich open worlds with plenty of deep lore, then Horizon Forbidden West is a must-own.

Score: 10/10 – Read our Horizon Forbidden West review.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

With so many realistic racing simulators on this list, Hot Wheels Unleashed gives off a more fun vibe that is a little bit more casual. You may remember playing hot wheels as a kid and now you can play with them on an arcade racing game again which brings back plenty of memories. Imagine being able to create your own race tracks and racing miniature cars around without any limits.

Hot Wheels Unleashed feels like they got the exact replica of the car toys you race around in straight out of the toybox. And racing with vehicles that are a hundred times smaller with life sized furniture in the background certainly give a unique atmosphere to this game.

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Immortals Fenyx Rising is an open-world game centering around Greek mythology. You’ll explore a vast open environment that may remind you of Breath of the Wild. However, Immortals Fenyx Rising is definitely its own game and offers quite a lot of fun.

Immortals Fenyx Rising is fully optimized for the PS5, this means that you’ll be able to play in HDR and up to 4K resolution at 60 FPS. It also offers a free upgrade so if you have a PS4 copy you can play it on your PS5 for better performance.

This game offers quite a bit of interesting visuals with its colorful art style and it’s always fun to discover new bosses to fight in Immortals Fenyx Rising. This game has that sense of discovery that makes it a joy to go anywhere on the map.

Score: 8/10 – Read our Immortals Fenyx Rising review.

It Takes Two

It Takes Two

It Takes Two is a pleasant co-op game to play with someone special. The story is about a married couple on the brink of divorce before something supernatural happens that shrinks them down to the size of their daughter’s toys. Now the two have to work together to find a way to get back to normal.

It Takes Two is a co-op only game that can’t be played alone. It’s meant to be played as a duo. However, you can invite a friend overusing the Friend Pass so you only need one copy of the game. Alternatively, It Takes Two also offers couch co-op so you don’t need to go online to play the game with anyone at all.

There’s a good amount of great puzzles to tackle where you’ll each have to coordinate with each other to succeed. It Takes Two has an interesting moral lesson that makes the whole journey worth going through.

Score: 10/10 – Read our It Takes Two review.

Judgment

Judgment

Judgment is a mature and serious beat ’em up game that feels at home as a crime-thriller. It certainly touches some mature topics and isn’t afraid to show just how dark the underbelly of Japan can be.

Existing as a spinoff of the already popular Ryu Ga Gotoku series, Judgment borrows many of the beat ’em up mechanics from its predecessors and what results is a wonderfully filled action game with fluid kung fu. The Judgment remaster for the PS5 overhauls quite a bit of the game’s visuals while adding a playable 60 FPS.

Play as ex-lawyer, Takayuki Yagami, as he aims to uncover the mysterious killings involving yakuza members who had their eyes taken from them.

Score: 8.5/10 – Read our Judgment review.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a game that looks like it was taken straight out of Pixar’s playbook. The visuals alone is enough to remind you of a Disney film. With a colorful art style, cute characters, and a magical setting there’s very little to stop Kena from feeling like an enchanting experience.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits in an action-adventure game where you play as the titular Kena who’s tasked with guiding spirits to the next world. It’s got some intuitive combat which involves timing your moves right to dodge and block attacks. Boss fights themselves can be especially challenging. This is a game that one will remember for a long time.

Score: 10/10 – Read our Kena: Bridge of Spirits review.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Life is Strange: True Colors

Life is Strange: True Colors is a graphic narrative experience that follows the tale of Alex Chen, a new comer to the town of Haven Springs, Colorado. She isn’t an ordinary girl however as she has the psychic ability to feel and transfer the emotions of others. There’s a fatal mystery around the local mining company that goes much deeper than it seems and Alex is determined to uncover it.

While the story of Life is Strange: True Colors isn’t groundbreaking it does keep an engaging mystery with its colorful cast and long-term consequences emerging from your choices.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Life is Strange: True Colors review.

Little Nightmares 2

Little Nightmares 2

Little Nightmares 2 is a puzzle-platformer horror where there isn’t really any dialogue or backstory. You’re stuck as these miniature figures surrounded by grotesque horrors with no real explanation. This mystery is part of what adds to the allure of Little Nightmares 2 and retains its horrific atmosphere.

There are plenty of tense moments in Little Nightmares 2 where you’re running away from figures much larger than you. The art direction itself feels uncanny and uncomfortable and there is really something about it that just gives you chills down your spine.

Score: 10/10 – Read our Little Nightmares 2 review.

Lost Judgment

Lost Judgment

Lost Judgment is a beat ’em up action game with some mature themes about murder, corruption, and bullying. It’s best experienced in the PS5 as its higher frame rate means the gameplay is more fluid and never suffers from frame-drops when too many things are happening on the screen at once.

Lost Judgment isn’t all action, however. Following the wacky and more eccentric side-quests from the Yakuza franchise, you can also encounter some endearing weirdos who you can help out on the streets in your spare time. There are also all-new optional events that you can partake in a high school that increase the length of time you play. This is certainly a game with a lot of thematic variety.

When it boils down to it, Lost Judgment conveys a pretty gripping crime thriller that will keep you on your toes. The stylish combat in the game only serves to further enhance the enjoyment and it feels like a noir Kung Fu film as you kick every bad guy in the face until you get to the truth.

Score: 7/10 – Read our Lost Judgment review.

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered brings enhanced upgrades to one of the best PlayStation exclusives to the PS5. Swing through the rooftops and streets of New York all at 60 FPS and up to 4K resolution. The DualSense brings adaptive triggers and Haptic feedback so web-slinging through the city has never been so immersive.

Character progression is also very extensive. You’ll watch Peter become more powerful as he learns to make new gadgets, improve his strategies, and put on more powerful suits. This is a Spider-Man game where you really watch Peter grow as a character.

Experience what it means to be Spider-Man as he fights through the toughest villains of New York City, stops the bad guys from robbing innocent people and occasionally takes a selfie with some passerby. When it’s a joy to simply just swing around the city getting to your destination, you know that Insomniac Games did Spider-Man justice.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered review.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the sequel to the popular Marvel’s Spider-Man with similar gameplay elements. Only this time, we take control of Miles Morales as he dawns on the role of Spider-Man when Peter leaves New York.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has the same enhanced features as its predecessor, with a 4K upscale dynamic resolution, smooth 60 FPS, and faster loading times. It doesn’t really change much of the core gameplay formula of the already excellent Marvel’s Spider-Man except for add a new arsenal of skills for Miles.

For those who still cannot get enough of web-slinging through New York then Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is just what you need to satisfy the urge.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales review.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition combines all three of Bioware’s Mass Effect trilogy into one neat little package. It even goes the extra mile to completely remaster the first Mass Effect giving an incentive to play through it again. If you’ve never had the chance or want to re-experience the Mass Effect trilogy, then Legendary Edition is the one for you.

This tactical RPG has an amazing story that will keep you on your toes with consequences from decisions that can carry over between games. It’s an epic space opera with strategic action-oriented gameplay that is a must-own.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Mass Effect Legendary Edition review.

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus was built around making immersive biomes that each differed from the last. They each had their own unique identity from the unforgiving blizzards to lush green forests to barren deserts. Developers 4A Games actually utilized the use of ray-tracing features to significantly enhance the graphical quality of the game. This feature is sadly unavailable in the previous generation consoles, making the PS5 the best platform to play Metro Exodus.

Metro Exodus centers a lot on providing a realistic survival experience so you’ll see the DualSense get a lot of use. Each bullet you fire has Haptic feedback so weapons have their own unique levels of recoil and the adaptive triggers of the PS5 controller mean you’ll feel the pull of the trigger.

Metro Exodus also offers an interesting story about a post-apocalyptic world separated from each other finally discovering what lies outside of their own territories.

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is a brutal fighting game that isn’t quite shy to literally rip someone’s guts out. If you’re not queasy around blood and you love a good fighting game, then Mortal Kombat 11 has everything you need. It also includes crossover fighters from other fictional works such as the Terminator, Robocop, and even The Joker himself.

There is also an excellent story behind the events of Mortal Kombat 11. The quality of it is surprisingly good for a fighting game and feels straight out of a blockbuster movie.

Score: 8.7/10 – Read our Mortal Kombat 11 review.

Mortal Shell

Mortal Shell

Mortal Shell follows the Dark Souls formula faithfully from its difficulty to its generally dark atmosphere. However Mortal Shell isn’t a ripoff off entirely made of its predecessor. It does bring its own ideas into the fold with a mechanic that allows you to change between different shells in the game which essentially makes combat and character building flexible.

The environments in Mortal Shell are fun to explore though with very few checkpoints in the game it can be discouraging. Mortal Shell still provides an excellent Souls like experience with its own unique spin on the formula.

Score: 7/10 – Read our Mortal Shell review.

No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky didn’t debut with a positive reception, especially with its many broken promises utterly crushing expectations. However, Hello Games managed to turn things around and introduce a massive variety of content that went above and beyond to change public opinion. No Man’s Sky today has a ton of new content and a massive universe to explore that is so much more fun now than it was when it began.

There are a lot of things to do in No Man’s Sky. When you have the entirety of space to explore the possibilities are endless.

Outriders

Outriders

Outriders is one of the games that didn’t come to a great start. Its debut was outright horrific with connectivity issues, game-breaking bugs, and lack of content. However, since its release, it’s been given numerous updates that finally makes it worth playing.

Outriders is an amazing shooter game in general with abilities that really make combat intuitive. If you can get past its initial bad reception, this is a game worth playing and investing time into.

Score: 6.5/10 – Read our Outriders review.

Overcooked: All You Can Eat

Overcooked: All You Can Eat

Overcooked: All You Can Eat is a fun game where you cook food to serve to customers. All You Can Eat brings Overcooked 1 and 2 together to be experienced on the PS5. This means that you can play the contents of both games simultaneously.

The premise of Overcooked is simple, you’re tasked to complete as many orders as you can before the time limit expires. The story of the game involves you trying to become a master chef in order to defeat the evil unbread. It’s full of witty moments but the real fun is in mastering the art of cooking.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is an excellent game that shows off plenty of the unique PS5 features. With no load times, stunning visuals, and an amazing shooter campaign Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is a game that is a must buy for PS5 owners.

A native PS5 exclusive, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart takes full advantage of the Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to further enhance your immersion with the game. Rift Apart truly shows the potential future PS5 games can have when the hardware is fully taken advantage of.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart review.

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is an action-horror game that doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to gore. You’ll be surprised at the number of times the game loves to gore the protagonist’s hands. Despite being labeled as a “horror game” Resident Evil Village quickly takes a turn for survival-action after the first few hours of the game.

Resident Evil Village utilizes the DualSense’s Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to simulate firing an actual gun. The PS5’s powerful hardware also makes the game’s gothic-horror atmosphere beautifully gorgeous.

Resident Evil Village is considered to be one of the best PS5 games and a solid action-horror game with some pretty interesting elements, great boss fights, and overall undead killing fun.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Resident Evil Village review.

Returnal

Returnal

Returnal is a PS5 exclusive roguelike experience where you are stuck on a time loop. Every time you die, you reset back to the beginning. While this sounds rather extreme, it’s actually an integral part of the game. Returnal has procedurally generated levels so no run is ever going to be the same.

The alien planet you’re in on Returnal is quite fascinating. There are some really mysterious Lovecraftian elements to be explored here in the game. Dying isn’t completely unforgiving as each cycle does allow you some permanent upgrades that will help in the next run.

Returnal can be accurately described as a roguelike bullet hell shooter. You’ll be spending a lot of time dodging alien projectiles on this hostile planet that just won’t let you leave.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Returnal review.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a fun little platformer for the whole family. A spinoff of the LittleBigPlanet series, Sackboy: A Big Adventure brings a lot of fun and creative game design to its platforming nature that makes it a joy to go through each level.

While available on the PS4, Sackboy: A Big Adventure really shines on the PS5 where the DualSense uses Haptic feedback to make you feel the friction of most surfaces you run through. Not only will you get faster loading times, but you’ll also hear the world come to life around you thanks to Tempest 3D AudioTech on compatible headphones.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is also available for co-op play so you won’t have to go through your journey by yourself.

Score: 8/10 – Read our Sackboy: A Big Adventure review.

Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus is a futuristic hack-and-slash game where the world is under constant threat of monsters with the only plausible way of fighting back being a force capable of using psychic powers. It isn’t a unique premise for a JRPG but Scarlet Nexus pulls it off with a very interesting story with two protagonist that are constantly at odds.

Scarlet Nexus performs very well on the PS5. At 60 FPS, gameplay movement is more responsive allowing you to fluidly chain together attacks with kinetic abilities without suffering any frame drops. Combat feels great and intuitive so there is never a dull moment.

It can be challenging to start a new game on hard mode so we made tips on how to beat the game on this difficulty.

Score: 8.5/10 – Read our Scarlet Nexus review.

Sifu

None portrays the difficulty of mastering kung fu better than Sifu where trial-and-error means life and death. Sifu pushes you to learn every mechanic to perfection through repetition and constantly examines how you do by putting you against difficult odds.

Sifu has an interesting mechanic where dying has a constant effect on gameplay. Die and age to be able to continue. Die too often and you become too old to continue your journey. Age is carried over between levels so if you want to start the next level younger, you have to repeat the previous level using what you’ve learned to die fewer times.

Score: 8.5/10 – Read our Sifu review.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is Respawn Entertainment’s take on the galaxy far, far away. It features roguelike elements with some pretty well-done action segments. The game encourages you to be both aggressive and smart in the way that you play.

Respawn Entertainment does well in its adaptation of the Star Wars universe. The story of Cal, a Padawan survivor of Order 66, is wonderfully faithful to the Star Wars lore and has an interesting story to uncover.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review.

Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise

Bandai Namco has significantly improved upon the Tales of Arise gameplay to bring one of the best Tales games ever. This JRPG centers around a group of misfit heroes fighting against slavery by journeying around the world of Dana to defeat its oppressive lords. While simple on paper, there’s more to the story than initially meets the eye and the cast of heroes is interesting to explore with dynamic relationships.

Tales of Arise is a welcome addition for both veterans of the Tales series and newcomers. Its new intuitive gameplay makes combat more fluid and diverse than ever allowing you to use a different character to create special strategies. This makes combat always entertaining and prevents it from feeling like a repetitive grind.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Tales of Arise review.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition

Skyrim is a game that is just impossible to avoid hearing about. And when Bethesda has released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition it can feel like they’ve milked the product far beyond what it’s worth. But Skyrim Anniversary Edition does include over 500 additional content from the Creation Club, all DLCs and expansions, and an improved frame rate for the PS5.

If you never had the chance to explore the vast world of Skyrim before, then The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition offers you the complete package. You’ll be lost in this game for weeks on end once you get sucked in.

The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II debuted with a lot of controversy mostly in regards to the way Naughty Dog decided to handle the narrative direction of this sequel. But love or hate the story, nobody is saying that the gameplay isn’t one of the most intense ever made. While the story is up to your tastes, the gameplay goes above and beyond to being visceral and brutal with incredibly intelligent AI hunting you down constantly.

The Last of Us Part II is an excellent game amidst many complaints and its enhanced performance on the PS5 only seals the deal further. This is a game that tackles a mature topic about the human desire for revenge and isn’t afraid to draw blood to prove a point.

Score: 9.5/10 – Read our The Last of Us Part II review.

The Nioh Collection

The Nioh Collection

The Nioh Collection is Team Ninja’s take on creating a Souls like game with their own spin on the formula. Compared to other games of the same genre, Nioh is more fast paced and aggressive allowing for a more dynamic experience while retaining its difficulty.

The Nioh Collection includes Nioh Remastered and Nioh 2 with up to 120 FPS on the PS5. You can run the game on 4K resolution and Nioh Collection takes advantage of the adaptive triggers to enhance the immersion.

The Pathless

The Pathless

The Pathless is an open world game with a notable art style. The environment feels like it’s something taken straight from a water painting and brought to life for you to explore. Exploration is encouraged as you run around in high speeds for anything that catches your interest.

The Pathless is a breath of fresh air where the absence of objective indicators feels liberating. There is no mini-map and you really have to be at one with the environment to know where to go.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 brings back the old skateboard classic from the PS1 era rebuilt from the ground up. The obsession of outdoing your own score is as addictive as ever and those who remember playing the originals will easily get sucked back into this loop.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is a faithful recreation with old maps and familiar gimmicks being brought back. You can even create your own skate park where you can play split-screen multiplayer.

Score: 9/10 – Read our Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 review.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection combines two of the best PS5 games from the Uncharted series and enhances them for the PS5. It isn’t all faster loading times and better graphical quality either. Naughty Dog has gone the extra mile to include DualSense features such as Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to provide immersion when swinging, shooting guns, and punching bad guys.

You can choose to play the two campaigns in Fidelity Mode which gives you 4K resolution but at 30 FPS. Performance mode will have the game running more smoothly at up to 120 FPS if you value performance over higher resolution.

The ending of Nathan Drake’s story and the first of Chloe’s can now be experienced side-by-side in the best possible way.

Score: 8/10 – Read our Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection review.

Wreckfest

Wreckfest

Wreckfest is a game where the racing arena is turned into a destruction derby. True to its name, there’s a lot of amusement to be had in just wrecking other cars and seeing the destruction you sustain and dish out. Wreckfest focuses on the more fun aspect of the racing genre than the simulation which can sometimes be too intense for the average player.

There’s more to Wreckfest than just mayhem, however. It does require some real skill to be able to master and your control of a car is just as important to winning races as knocking other drivers out of the way. There isn’t quite like a game where you can go race against other drivers in a school bus.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

Yakuza: Like A Dragon takes a bold new step by turning the standard beat ’em up formula into a turn-based JRPG. But surprisingly Like a Dragon owns it and actually benefits from such a shift in genre. It can justify this due to the fact that Ichiban, the game’s protagonist, has a hyper-active imagination and can’t help but see everything as turn-based combat.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon is quirky but not so that it doesn’t know how to be emotional. While the side-content is full of charming weirdoes the main story of the game is a heart-wrenching crime thriller about loyalty and how far Ichiban would go for those he cares about.

The only major downside to Yakuza: Like A Dragon is the PS5 free upgrade doesn’t include your original PS4 save. So you can’t carry on your progress, you’re going to have to start again from the very beginning.

Score: 8.5/10 – Read our Yakuza: Like A Dragon review.


And this is the list of the best PS5 Games that you need to play. You may have some other questions which you may find here.

What Is The Best Game on PS5 Right Now?

At the moment, the best PS5 game right now is Elden Ring. FromSoftware crafted such a masterpiece that even the hardships you encounter in the game can be fulfilling when you overcome them.

What Games Look Best on PS5?

A few notable games that look visually stunning on PS5 are Horizon: Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, Marvel’s Spider-Man (and Miles Morales) Elden Ring, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Gran Turismo 7, Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, and Grand Theft Auto V.

What Is The Best PS5 Game That’s Family-Friendly?

The best family-friendly PS5 game is one that the whole family can enjoy. If you’re looking for something for your kids, then we recommend Astro’s Playroom, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, or Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

What is the Most Sold Game on PS5?

Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, and is considered to be the most sold game in PS5’s history.

Does PS5 Have Better Games?

PlayStation has the strongest first-party offerings this generation, beating Xbox and Nintendo in terms of scale and experience. The PS5 is a massive step up for numerous reasons:

  • Ultra-high speed SSD is much faster than HDD. The PS5 comes with an SSD that makes loading times significantly faster—almost non-existent in some games. This makes waiting time much quicker and you won’t see pop-ups in surface textures more often than you did on the PS4.
  • Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are unique to the DualSense. No where else can you have such an immersive controller. While the DualShock 4 is amazing tech on its own, it pales in comparison to the potential of the DualSense when properly utilized by the game.
  • 4K HDR resolution and 60 FPS makes gaming smoother than ever. PS5 makes gaming feel more fluid without sacrificing how beautiful a game can look. While the PS4 can still run games at satisfactory performance, it is struggling with many of the current games releasing nowadays.

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