Between its stunning graphic capabilities, unique 3D audio technology, and innovative DualSense controller, it’s no wonder the PlayStation 5 is flitting off the shelves. However, what matters is the games. The PS5 continues Sony’s ability to offer captivating first-party exclusives, which are complemented by some great third-party releases for an extensive game library.
For those lucky enough to get the PS5 or PS5 digital standard edition, we’ve rounded up the best PS5 games available across a variety of genres.
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Sifu puts players in the role of an unknown fighter looking to avenge their father’s death. A unique twist on the martial arts game created by developer Slocap, Absolver, Sifu blends arcade-like action with roguelike vibes. Players have to master the game’s complex combat system where death means resurrection – with the twist that you’ll advance several years at a time. Your health gets stronger and weaker with each death, and the number of deaths is limited to players before you finish the game.
$59.99 at Amazon
The undisputed king of arcadian racers, Codemaster’s Dirt The series continues to raise the bar with each release. Dirt 5 brings the series to the next generation By introducing dynamic weather systems and seasons during the races, along with an impressive refresh rate of 125Hz for those with TVs that support it. Then there are PS5-specific improvements like DualSense capabilities that make racing more immersive. Besides offering online multiplayer, it is the only racing game available for PlayStation 5 with a split screen for four players.
$69.99 $46.99 at Amazon
Creating a “Soulslike” genre, basically the original Playstation 3 game demon souls It was met with a lukewarm response upon its release in the US more than a decade ago. Since then, Creator From Software has become a pioneer with followings like Dark Souls and Bloodborne That prove that there are players who want extreme difficulty. Developed by Bluepoint Games, Demon’s Souls It doesn’t change a lot of the basics that made the original movie a cult classic. Demon’s Souls is a very challenging role-playing game that has a unique experience of dying. However, the visual is a great showcase of what the PlayStation 5 can really do.
$69.99 $49.99 at Amazon
Arguably the best game ever available on PlayStation 5, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a showcase of everything great about Sony’s latest console. From visual presentation and the use of spatial audio to the implementation of DualSense, developer Insomniac Games has set a new standard within the current generation of consoles. In the latest iteration, a female rivet lombax joins the titular heroes after series villain Doctor Nefarious opens an interdimensional rift. Shooter and hybrid games let you instantly switch between dimensions thanks to PS5’s SSD storage.
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The PS5 exclusive Returnal sees Selene trying to break out of an infinite time loop after colliding with a mysterious planet called Atrops. In order to help it do that, players use high-tech weapons to shoot across randomly generated areas in one of the best roguelikes available for the console. There is a sense of astonishment, awe and achievement as each death serves as a lesson on how to survive everything the Atrops throw at the player.
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Horizon Zero Dawn was a third-person role-playing game where players put on the shoes of Aloy, a hunter trying to survive in a world overrun by machine-like creatures. For the PlayStation 5-focused Horizon Forbidden West sequel, Aloy looks better than ever, and there’s a bigger and more intense open world to explore. The game’s mix of long-range and melee combat has been improved with more abilities for Aloy’s spear, and players can use new traversal mechanics including underwater exploration.
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A semi-sequel to Insomniac’s stunning Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales builds on its predecessor with non-stop action in a best-looking open world set in New York that takes advantage of the PS5’s high-resolution texture and ray tracings. Although the single-player campaign is relatively short at 8-10 hours, swinging around town and fighting bad guys is more fun than ever with DualSense controls. The story of Miles trying to balance his life as a superhero and a teen hits all the right notes too.
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The first next generation release from Dishonored Arkane Studios maker, Deathloop It is a PlayStation 5 console exclusive with plenty of style and awesome gameplay to match. Players wear the shoes of the killer Colt, a man caught in a time loop who has to kill eight visionaries before midnight. If not, then have to restart the whole day and start over. Meanwhile, Juliana targets him, a mysterious woman who will do everything to stop him. In a cool twist, players can take on the role of Juliana to stop Colt’s progression. Similar to Dishonored, there is no one way to get you through due to the gameplay mechanics that cater to many gameplay styles – from stealth combat to total mayhem.
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The Uncharted series is known for providing some of the most explosive action and cinematic in gaming today. A remake of PlayStation 4 games, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, The Legacy of Thieves, brings a host of improvements to these two beloved action and adventure games. This includes visual improvements such as the ability to run games at a high refresh rate of 120Hz, as well as spatial audio and DualSense capabilities.
$34.95 $32.32 at Amazon
So Resident Evil 7: Biohazard The series has taken it back to its most terrifying survival roots, Resident Evil Village Taking this foundation and action demands to the levels of Resident Evil 4. A methodically paced survival horror game set in a European-inspired village, the latest Resident Evil game strikes a perfect balance between intense combat and the complex puzzles that the series is known for. Although available on last-generation consoles, Capcom’s latest entry still works best on PlayStation 5. Besides providing DualSense controls, Resident Evil Village supports spatial audio, which helps intensify spooky moments.
$69.99 $48.98 at Amazon
Released in 2020, Ghost of Tsushima has been hailed as a breathtaking open-world action game about a samurai tasked with protecting Tsushima from the first Japanese invasion of the Mongols. Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, the game plays like a classic samurai movie like “Yojimbo” Complete with nail-biting confrontations against multiple enemies. For the new Ghost of Tsushima: Director Cut, several features have been added to take advantage of the PS5’s extra power. This includes 4K dynamic resolution, improved load times, Japanese lip sync, DualSense support and spatial audio along with new missions across the expanded Iki Island.
$69.99 $24.99 at Amazon
NBA 2K Series It keeps getting better with each annual release, and NBA 2K22 is no exception. Besides the revision of the offensive and defensive playing style, the fatigue system has also been fixed. On next-generation gaming consoles, the massive open-world online hub The City returns. This time, The City features non-playable characters to interact with along with the mission system. Another notable next-gen feature comes in the form of The W, a single-player career mode for WNBA players.
$69.99 $39.99 at Amazon
Madden NFL 22 is making some nice improvements over the PS5’s second entry. The biggest changes come in the franchise mode, with different ways to make a championship winning team. When it comes to the on-field gaming experience, the biggest next-gen console improvements include the Gameday Atmosphere, which takes into account the impact of audiences on the game, including the momentum meter. AI gets improvements with next-generation stats: star-driven AI with realistic NFL stats that determine how players perform in the game.
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Square Enix’s first Marvel-based video game, Marvel’s Avengers, didn’t set the world on fire. The Eidos-Montreal-developed follow-up, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, more than makes up for the comic book influence. The single-player campaign includes the captain of the Star-Lord player control team while issuing commands to other members such as Gamora and Groot. Besides offering a decent shooting experience, the beautiful visuals, great soundtrack, and comedic voice acting really help Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy stand out.
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Inspired by classic franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, Kena developed by Ember-Lab: Soul Bridges Works well in Honor. Players explore a lush world that features some fast paced battles that have to be seen in order to be truly appreciated. Helping players on their journey are collectible companions called the Rot. The Rot is not only cute as a button but can be used for traversal and combat as well.