Since the PlayStation 5 was launched in November 2020, the number of games available has increased quickly. As a result, we have available some of the best PS5 games covering different genres such as Fighting, Action-Adventure, Role-playing, FPS, and others, that are keeping many gamers from different backgrounds and tastes engaged with Sony's next-generation machine. In fact, some of them have been so successful and trendy on social media that many followers are creating fan pages sharing all types of information and achieves, or multiple YouTube videos providing tips or helping gamers accomplish different targets. It is essential to remark that some games available for the PS5 are remakes or remastered, but it is worth giving them a chance and more if you haven't played them yet.
In contrast, not every game released for the PS5 deserves to be on the pedestal, as some of them came with multiple bugs, low-quality content, or useless servers that did not meet high expectations. Developers were so concerned about the issue that some games were delayed to avoid being lynched by experts and gamers.
Anyway, let's focus on the brighter side of the business, and I hope that any of these games from Sony and third-party studios will meet your expectations and remain in your mind for years to come.
The best PS5 games so far
23) Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2
Tactical shooter, stealth
While it doesn't have a script connection to its predecessor, it's the direct sequel to Sniper Ghost Warrior Contract
The game features a total of six missions, which are separated into "classic" and "long-distance" missions. The classic missions offer a similar version of the last installment's gameplay, involving a mix of infiltration, close-quarter combat, and stealthy elimination of targets not less than 400 meters (1,300 ft) from you. As for long-distance shot missions, players must eliminate targets beyond 1,000 meters (3,300 feet).
With the multiple challenges, high-quality gameplay, and environments, the game is unmissable if you are a sniper games fan.
22) Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Action / Role Playing Game (RPG)
Featuring numerous main storylines and numerous optional side missions, Valhalla is an open-world, action-adventure game, and Like the previous versions, the game is based on strong RPG mechanics. Set in the 9th century, the game takes place during the Viking invasion of Britain, and the player controls the Viking warrior Eivor, who leads his people against the Saxon King Alfred the Great and his vassal kingdoms.
It is possible to play as Eivor as either a male or female character, and the player can choose their hair, war paint, clothing, and armor.
This is the first game from the series to take advantage of the PS5's advantages and deliver even better graphics, frame rates, and sound quality, with haptic feedback and adaptive trigger effects for a richer experience.
Adventure game, Third-person shooter
Returnal is a third-person shooter, and the game combines elements of roguelike and psychological horror genres. In this futuristic science fiction game, the player controls Selene, a space pilot with a high-tech suit and weapons, who is lost on the alien planet Atropos and trapped in a time loop. Every time she dies, Selene is brought back to life, following a pattern of traversing foreign lands and fighting extraterrestrials who have grown their visions in a constantly changing world.
The game is challenging, adding some extra emotions due to its difficulty, but it is also extremely rewarding once you have overcome the obstacles. As for the image quality is fantastic, and if you want to enjoy a true next-gen experience, this game is highly recommended.
20) Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Action / adventure
Miles Morales is an open-world, third-person video game featuring a fictionalized version of modern-day Manhattan where Miles' combat and exploration abilities are the primary focus. Miles can freely traverse New York City, interact with other characters, complete missions, and unlock new gadgets and suits as he advances through the main plot or accomplishes tasks. Additionally, the player can complete side missions outside of the storyline to unlock more content and collectables. In combat, enemies are incapacitated by chaining attacks together, utilizing the environment and webs, and avoiding damage.
The main story is engaging but short, therefore, passing the side missions to extend the game is a must. Also, the gameplay is outstanding, with many combos available that you can use against multiple enemies located in different parts of New york. Aside from that, the image quality, the design of the city, and the Dualsense effects are breathtaking.
Fighting game, Beat 'em up, Action-adventure game
Sifu is a third-person view action beat 'em up game involving a kung fu student who sets out to track down a group of five assassins who murdered his master. The game takes place in a contemporary Chinese city, although the magic exists as the student is resurrected on the spot each time he dies. Also, some bosses can share special powers.
Combat in the game is some of the most satisfying you'll ever encounter, but it can be challenging. The player can chain some basic attacks together, but certain combos can give additional tactical opportunities to stun or knock down their enemies.
18) Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Mortal Kombat 11 is a 2.5D single and multiplayer fighting video game running on a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 3, and a sequel to 2015's Mortal Kombat X. With the return of Fatalities and Brutalities, new features are introduced, such as Fatal Blows and Krushing Blow. Another returning finisher is Mercy, last seen in Mortal Kombat 3, where the winning player can choose to revive their opponent, giving them a small amount of health.
For this legendary game, developers focused on realistic effects and images for the PS5 that won't disappoint. Furthermore, adding iconic guest characters such as Rambo, the jocker, and Robocop, among others, adds a fresh perspective to the traditional characters featured since the beginning of the series.
17) Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2
In Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, players take on the role of a skateboarder in a third-person perspective, with gameplay influenced by classic arcade games. It is a remaster of the first two games in the Tony Hawk's series with some tricks added from later games. Split-screen and online multiplayer are also included in the game.
To proceed through the game, the player must collect particular items and complete objectives in order to unlock new levels. In addition, aerials, flips, grinds and manuals must be performed and merged successfully to achieve high scores.
It has been excellently remastered as the graphics (120fps at 1080p, 60fps at 4K), gameplay, diverse roster, 3D sound, haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and soundtrack are all wonderful, and it's a perfect choice if you are looking for a classic, challenging and rewarding game.
16) Control Ultimate Edition
Third-person shooter, Action/adventure
Control is a third-person perspective and action-adventure genre game that revolves around the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC), a secret U.S. government agency tasked with containing and studying phenomena that violate the laws of reality. The main character's mission is to search for her missing brother and discover the truth behind some events. Jesse Faden can Unleash destruction through transforming weaponry and telekinetic powers and find new ways to annihilate enemies using powerful abilities to turn everything around her into a lethal weapon. The game unfolds an epic supernatural struggle, filled with unexpected characters and bizarre events.
15) Hitman 3
Shooter Video Game /Adventure game / Stealth game
Hitman 3 is a stealth game based on the assassin Agent 47 and is played in third person which includes a Campaign and contracts Mode. Throughout the game, the agent travels to various locations and conducts assassinations using different weapons and resources, as well as stealth techniques. This is in order to hunt down the leaders of Providence, the secretive organization that controls the world's affairs. There are numerous world locations in the base game, including Dubai, Berlin, and Mendoza, among others. Moreover, players who own any of the previous versions will be able to import their maps, levels, and progress into Hitman 3.
The game has terrific graphics with well-designed locations and buildings. Also, the adaptive triggers are available for multiple weapons and supplies.
14) Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a platformer in which players control Sackboy on world maps that let access to many platforming levels and bonus content. As Sackboy passes each stage, new ones open up, allowing him to progress further. All levels contain collectable objects called Dreamer Orbs which must be collected en-masse to move to the end of the game.
All the visuals, gameplay and 3D sound have been massively improved from previous versions. Additionally, the haptic feedback effects add better immersion while playing.
The game also offers a multiplayer option letting up to 4 players to experience the game together either online or local.
Action / adventure
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Judgment is a third-person perspective action-adventure game that follows a private detective Takayuki Yagami as he investigates a serial murder case utilising innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep in a fictional district called Kamurocho.
During the game, players can combine fighting styles with various skills, weapons, and decisive EX Actions to unlock a whole new level of combat to defeat multiple thugs and yakuza. Also, players can choose between two fighting styles: crane-style, which revolves around groups of enemies, or tiger-style, which revolves around individual opponents. In addition, the character can enter a Rage state where he becomes more powerful in battle and even team up with friends to perform powerful combination attacks. Also, He incorporates parkour techniques into his fighting style, such as wall-running and leapfrogging. By completing achievements or side quests in the main narrative, the player earns points that can be used to enhance Yagami's skills and techniques.
12) Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Action / adventure
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is an action-adventure game developed by Traveller's Tales. It adjusts all nine episodes from the Skywalker Saga film series, plus characters from other Star Wars films and television shows made available as downloadable content. The storyline contains many humorous moments, and the graphics and gameplay are excellent.
Instead of playing through the story in a linear order like most Lego video games, players in this game can start from Chapter I, IV, or VII, unlocking the following chapters, and each episode will have five story missions totalling 45 levels. With the addition of combinations to the gameplay, lightsaber battles, moves that make use of force to control objects and characters, and third-person shooter elements, the combat has been improved from previous titles. A similar gameplay system to Star Wars Battlefront II is also present in space battles.
11) Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Role-Playing Game (RPG)
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a real-time turn-based combat RPG video game developed and published by Sega. In this eighth game in the Yakuza series, you'll find a great narrative, fun gameplay, a unique concept for the JRPG genre, and unforgettable characters.
Ichiban Kasuga, a new protagonist in the Yakuza series, replaces Kazuma Kiryu from the previous game, which focused on the life of a man trying to lead a normal life after being expelled from the Tojo Clan. After being imprisoned for 18 years and betrayed by his former boss, Ichiban embarks on a personal quest to become a hero and discover the reason for his betrayal, along with other playable characters.
As in previous games in the Yakuza series, the player can go on side quests for additional rewards and enjoy various side activities such as karaoke or a new side activity like the Dragon Kart, which is a kart racing game.