Are you looking for the best PS5 games you need to play right now? There is a good library of PlayStation 5 games that need to be experienced in your lifetime.
PS5 exclusive games such as the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade and the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut are just some of the few that make the PlayStation 5 such a beast of a console. You won’t experience those exclusives on any other platform. Even third-party gaming blockbusters like the Elden Ring, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, and Metro Exodus are just some games best experienced on the PS5 with its ultra-high speed SSD, 4K HDR Resolution, DualSense feedback, and ray-tracing support.
Considering how expensive games can be right now, it can be difficult to decide what PS5 games you should be getting. So we made a list of the best PS5 games of all time to help you decide which games are worth your money.
This list also includes games from the PS4 era which have received upgrades that significantly boost performance, graphical fidelity, and upscaling resolution.
Here are all the best PS5 games available you have to play right now:
Best PS5 Games
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.
- A dark, gritty mature tale
- Enticing and captivating story
- Great puzzles
- Too few action sequences
- One-hit death can be annoying
- Incredibly linear gameplay
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.
- Diverse Gameplay
- Combat can be fun and engaging
- Building your home base is fun
- NPC characters can be uninteresting
- Open world can be too big
- Missions and activities can be repetitive
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.
- Completely free
- Cute callbacks to PlayStation’s history
- A rather short experience
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.
- Colorful art style
- Relaxing JRPG
- Interesting cast of characters
- Can be too easy
- Graphics can be a turn off for a PS5 game
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.
- More guns
- Fun, quirky, and addictive
- Bigger and better than ever
- Main antagonists can be try-hards
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.
- Beautiful, breathtaking graphics
- Interesting characters
- Compelling story
- Repetitive gameplay
- Broken RPG mechanics
- Almost empty open world
Score: 8.5/10 – Read our Death Loop review.
Death Loop 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, Death Loop 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.
Death Loop 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.
- Interesting mechanics that gives the game a unique identity
- Great characters and story
- Game is not as challenging for a roguelite game
- Enemy AIs are not as smart as you think
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.
- Relaxing but intense experience
- Emotional story
- Unique experience
- Game can drag on
- Narrative elements can be confusing
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.
- Gorgeous visuals and dark atmosphere
- Extensive character customization
- Can be frustrating for many players
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.
- Stylish hack-and-slash
- A great return to the Devil May Cry franchise
- Jaw-dropping cinematics
- Narrative can be a bit ridiculous
- Could’ve used more in the co-op feature
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.
- Gorgeous visuals
- Customizable race tracks
- Solid and fun racing game
- Limited Car Customizations
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.
- Rich, mature narrative
- Great for those who love to read
- Unforgettable characters
- A big learning curve with the game’s mechanics
- A few bugs here and there
Dying Light 2: Stay Human
Score: 7/10 – Read our Dying Light 2: Stay Human review.
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.
- Big open world to explore
- Plenty of ways to kill zombies
- Extensive RPG mechanics
- Ending felt lackluster
- Parkour can feel clumsy
- Co-op lacks cross-play and cross-gen features
Score: 10/10 – Read our Elden Ring review.
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.
- Extensive character build customization
- Rewarding exploration
- Interesting variety of bosses
- Co-op is frustratingly confusing
- Can be frustrating
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.
- Fun weapons
- Big gorgeous open world to explore
- Plenty of side-activities
- Missions can feel repetitive
- Doesn’t really innovate from previous Far Cry games much
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade
Final Fantasy 7 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 7 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.
- Yuffie is fun to play as
- Gorgeous visuals and cinematics
- A great JRPG experience
- Photo mode can feel scarce
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.
- Visceral sword play with multiple stances
- Emotional story
- Good character progression and mechanics
- Upgrade from PS4 version to PS5 costs $10
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.
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.
- Adrenaline inducing gameplay
- Gripping story between father and son
- No real new features added from the PS4 just better performance and graphics
Gran Turismo 7
Score: 9.5/10 – Read out Gran Turismo 7 review.
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.
- Over 400 cars
- DualSense includes Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers
- Excellent driving controls
- Requires constant internet connection
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.
- Addicting gameplay loop
- Great writing
- Amazing voice acting
- Story can take some time to get going
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.
- Excellent stealth game
- Gorgeous visuals
- Variety of ways to approach targets
- Lackluster story
- Could use more replayability value
Horizon Forbidden West
Score: 8.8/10 – Read our Horizon Forbidden West review
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.
- Absolutely gorgeous game mechanics and story telling
- Better quality of life improvement
- A weapon mechanics that isn’t really just for one playthrough.
- Similar plot to the previous game
- No more golden travel pack
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.
- Colorful open world
- Healthy amount of puzzles
- Sound and music are great to listen to
- Rewards don’t feel consistent with the difficulty of some of the tasks
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.
- Lovable characters
- Friend Pass for those who don’t own the game
- Not really your game if you prefer singleplayer
Score: 8.7/10 – Read our Lost Judgment review.
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.
- Gripping story
- Tons of fun gameplay activities to do
- Beating up thugs using Kung Fu
- Stealth feel lackluster and frustrating
- Game can feel too easy
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
Score: 9/10 – Read out Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered review.
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.
- Web swinging if fun in and of itself
- Perfectly captures Spider-Man’s character
- Plenty of superhero things to do in New York
- Unlocking the New York map through towers feels repetitive
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.
- Web slinging is still as fun as ever
- New enticing story starring Miles Morales
- Can feel like an expansion to Marvel’s Spider-Man than its own game
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.
- Immersive feedback through the DualSense
- Ray-tracing makes the game look gorgeous
- An immersive survival experience
- Russian accent feels robotic to listen to
Call of Duty: Cold War
Call of Duty: 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: 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: 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.
- DualSense provides immersive feedback
- Plenty of guns to shoot in the game
- Interesting story centering around espionage
- Campaign can be a bit too ridiculous
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a third-person shooter platform game native to the PS5. As a PS5 exclusive, the game is truly centered around giving you the next-gen Sony experience. It has fast loading times thanks to its ultra-fast SSD, dynamic 4k resolution, HDR, and can run up to 60 FPS on Performance Mode.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is where the DualSense truly shines. Each explosion can be felt thanks to its Haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers gives each weapon its own unique feel as you take out enemies.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will take you to a multi-dimensional journey as you go through fast-paced action combat all the while charming you with some amazing visuals. It’s a fun third-person shooter that just shouldn’t be missed. Rift Apart is one of the best PS5 games out there.
- DualSense really boosts the experience
- Plenty of humorous fun
- Almost non-existent loading times
- Lack of optional side objectives makes the game feel linear
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.
- Gameplay loop is fun and addicting
- Character progression is meaningful
- Mysterious alien planet is interesting to explore
- Permadeath can be frustrating
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.
- Shooting feels immersive with Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers
- Beautiful game to look at
- Story can be ridiculous
- Loves to gore the protagonist’s hands
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.
- Relaxing and fun platformer
- Fun level designs
- Haptic feedback makes you feel most surfaces
- Could use more precision on platforming mechanics
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Score: 9.5/10 – Read our Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection review.
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.
- Swinging feels better than ever
- Action combat is fluid and dynamic
- Three visual modes to pick from
- Lost Legacy campaign is short
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.
- Quirky JRPG turn-based combat
- Lovable characters
- One of the best crime thriller stories of all time
- Doesn’t transfer save files from PS4 to PS5
What’s The Best PS5 Game Right Now?
There is no real best game on the PS5 at any moment since it all really comes down to taste. Even with the next-gen features you can’t be forced to like a game that just doesn’t click with you. You do have an abundance of choices for PS5 games so you’ll never be out of options.
What’s 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.
Why PS5 Is Better Than PS4?
The PS5 is a massive step above the PS4 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.