Top 10 PS5 Games

Top 10 PS5 Games

Written by Mark Williams, In Games, Published On
December 26, 2023
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The PlayStation 5 (PS5) ushered in a new generation of incredible video game experiences when it launched in 2020. With its ultra-fast load times, stunning graphics, and immersive DualSense controller, the PS5 allows developers to bring their creative visions to life better than ever before. Two years into the PS5’s lifecycle, the library of must-play exclusives and multiplatform games continues to grow. Here are 10 of the best PS5 games so far.

What is PS5 Games All About?

PS5 games are cutting-edge, using the console’s tremendous technology to create immersive experiences. The PS5 roster spans a variety of genres and experiences, from 4K visuals and ray tracing to DualSense controller games. PS5 games push the limits of interactive entertainment, whether exploring captivating open worlds, fighting intensely in multiplayer, or enjoying cinematic storytelling. They’re a must-have for next-gen gamers seeking top-tier experiences.

PS5 Specs
CPU Custom AMD Ryzen Zen 2
GPU Custom AMD RDNA 2
RAM 18 GB
Optical Drive Ultra HD Blu-ray (4K)
Resolution Support Upto 8K
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

Unveiling the Top 10 Must-Play PS5 Games of the Year

1: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales

This action-packed sequel to 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man invites you to step into the suit of Miles Morales, a new Spider-Man making his way separate from Peter Parker. As Miles, you’ll swing through a gorgeous winter-blanketed New York using your unique bio-electric venom abilities and camouflage powers in intense brawls with nefarious criminals.

  • Stunning visuals enhanced with ray tracing
  • Immersive haptic feedback from DualSense controller
  • New bio-electric venom abilities and camouflage powers for Miles
  • Makes excellent use of PS5 graphical and haptic capabilities

2: God of War Ragnarök

God of War Ragnarök

One of the most anticipated sequels in recent memory, God of War Ragnarök continues the epic Norse saga of Kratos and his son Atreus. Five years after the last game, Ragnarök finds the god/mortal duo braving new realms and fearsome foes as they prepare for the prophesied end-days battle.

  • Meaty, visceral combat utilizing DualSense adaptive triggers
  • Emotionally charged narrative continuing Kratos and Atreus’ story
  • Breathtaking vistas in realms like Svartalfheim and Vanaheim

3: Elden Ring

Elden Ring

The challenging yet rewarding genre that director Hidetaka Miyazaki popularized with Dark Souls reaches extraordinary new heights in Elden Ring, a vast open-world action RPG demanding nerves of steel. With Elden Ring, Miyazaki has created his masterpiece.

  • The huge expansive open world in the fantasy Lands Between the realm
  • Unforgiving yet deeply rewarding gameplay
  • Seemingly endless surprises and challenges to discover
  • Hidetaka Miyazaki’s new masterpiece building on Dark Souls’ legacy

4: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Classic JRPG Final Fantasy VII first wowed players in 1997 with its epic sci-fi melodrama. This ambitious re-imagining retains the beats of Cloud, Aerith, and their rebel group attempting to stop Shinra corporation from draining the planet’s life energy while expanding lavishly on characters and locations.

  • Lavishly expanded reimagining of 1997 RPG classic
  • Greatly embellished and detailed characters like Cloud and Aerith
  • Vastly enlarged and fleshed-out Midgar location
  • Enhanced visuals and features utilizing PS5 power

5: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart

The cheerful Lombax Ratchet and witty robot companion Clank make their PS5 debut in the dimension-twisting Rift Apart. Most crucially, Rift Apart makes you feel like a kid jumping into Saturday morning cartoons again thanks to its inventions and charming personality.

  • Dimension-twisting intergalactic platforming through rifts
  • Goofy and inventive weaponry/gadgets like inflatable raptors
  • Stunningly colorful and vibrant alien vistas
  • Evokes nostalgia for lighthearted retro platformers

6: Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7

The acclaimed Gran Turismo driving simulator series hit a couple of speed bumps in the PS3/PS4 era as it veered away from its realistic roots.

  • Extremely realistic driving simulation modeling real cars
  • Extensive single-player campaign content
  • Engaging in online multiplayer races
  • Brings best-in-class racing sim back to form after stumbles

7: Stray

Stray

One of 2022’s surprise hits, the adventurous Stray strands a lost cybercity cat in an abandoned robot metropolis. You’ll need to use your feline abilities to sneak past unfriendly droids, solve environmental puzzles, and aid the few remaining resistance bots fighting off an infection.

  • Play as a lost cat navigating a decaying cybercity
  • Environmental puzzles to solve using feline movement
  • Haunting yet beautiful synth soundtrack

8: Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village

Twenty-five years into survival horror pioneer Resident Evil’s legacy, last year’s Resident Evil Village terrifyingly transformed the franchise again. Hulking werewolf enemies and a gothic village setting evoke classic monster movie vibes.

  • Terrifying lycan werewolf enemies evoking classic monsters
  • Ominous gothic village setting shrouded in mist
  • Hulking villains like towering Lady Dimitrescu
  • The mix of retro horror and new school intensity

9: Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West

2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn introduced Aloy, a fierce huntress in a far-future America ruled by mysterious animal-like machines. This year’s majestic follow-up Forbidden West sees Aloy travel into former California, Utah, and Nevada landscapes overridden by fearsome new threats.

  • High-action strategic battles against animal-like machines
  • Strong narrative continuing Aloy’s story
  • Cements franchise as a new PlayStation icon

10: Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sackboy A Big Adventure

This delightful co-op 3D platformer recaptures the boundless imagination of LittleBigPlanet starring its adorable yarn doll mascot Sackboy. Vibrant arts-and-crafts aesthetic worlds burst with color as up to four players run, climb, and float through environments jam-packed with inventive challenges.

  • Charming arts-and-crafts aesthetic 3D platforming worlds
  • Great for co-op platforming fun for up to 4 players
  • Highly inventive level design with engaging challenges
  • Captures LittleBigPlanet magic without overcomplexity

Which one is the best according to us?

The best among these 10  is Horizon Forbidden West. Guerrilla Games’ incredible achievement builds on the strong foundation of its predecessor to deliver a monumental open-world action RPG odyssey. Stunningly lush and varied post-apocalyptic landscapes begging for exploration set the stage. The considerable improvements in combat, traversal, crafting, and more make every moment engaging.

Most crucially, protagonist Aloy firmly anchors this emotional journey, cementing her place as the next great PlayStation icon. From mysterious ruins telling tales of the old ones to towering robotic dinosaurs dominating the expansive frontier, every step in Horizon’s majestic world is utterly unforgettable. For sheer adventure, challenge, thrills, and raw technical prowess, Horizon Forbidden West stands tall as the PS5’s crowning achievement so far.

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