With the release of the Playstation 5, it’s evident that Sony is trying to position it as the console to beat pertaining to the numerous exclusive games they have announced. As a result, we have created this comprehensive list of the best PS5 exclusives. Moreover, these PlayStation 5 exclusive games are all currently available for you to play or will be released within the upcoming month.
Best PS5 Exclusives
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man’s been one of the most prominent figures across multiple generations of the PlayStation console since Sony acquired the rights to the character. As such, many half-expected spidey to come swinging his way into the PlayStation 5. What many did not expect, however, was that it was going to be a launch title.
Easily one of the biggest exclusives confirmed for the PlayStation 5, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is actually more of an expansion than a new full release. But, before you get your pitchforks out, keep in mind that this is an “expansion” in the same sense that Bioshock Infinite, Burial at Sea, and Blood and Wine were considered DLCs even though they felt like actual sequels.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales, as the title suggests, will prominently feature African-American Miles Morales as its central character, and will come with a number of enhancements to the core gameplay and graphics, taking full advantage of the superior hardware offered by the PlayStation 5.
Bless your soul if you had the unfortunate luck to have played Demon’s Souls back on the PlayStation 3. The precursor to the Dark Souls and Bloodborne franchise, Demon’s Souls is arguably more ruthless and unforgiving than the titles it spawned. But, we’d have to be lying if we didn’t scream in excitement when we saw that it was going to be released for the PlayStation 5. Not just a release, mind you, but a full-on remake from Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio.
Difficult, fun, bloody, and beautiful, Demon’s Souls will test the absolute limits of just how much anger-filled throws to the wall the all-new DualSense controller can take.
Yeah, so Godfall was one of the titles that we know would launch along with the PlayStation 5, but that didn’t really stop it from being one of the most hyped games at the PlayStation 5 showcase. After all, what’s more fun than bashing and slashing your way through grotesque brutes of monsters than doing so in style?
A game that’s looking to be like Devil May Cry meets Borderlands, this looter-slasher will see players swap between those glorious armor sets known as Valorplates so that they can transform into unstoppable killing machines. The goal? To become powerful enough to kill Macros, who is an actual god.
If you’re old enough to remember Twisted Metal, then you know it was one of the best titles of its time. Sure, it hasn’t exactly aged well, but that’s to be expected for a game that never really took itself seriously. But, hey, as long as there are gamers out there, there’s always a place for such games, which is exactly where Destruction Allstars come in.
Explosive, frenetic, and action-packed, Destruction Allstars is this generation’s Twisted Metal. You can’t really describe it any more than that.
The last time Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks got together, they gave us gamers one of the best first-person action-adventure franchises in Dishonored, which saw releases in 2012 with Dishonored and 2017 with Dishonored 2. Nearly three years later, the duo is back with Deathloop, another first-person shooter that’s looking to shake things up once again.
A unique take on the genre, the timed-exclusive for the PlayStation 5 is set on a party island named Blackreef. Deathloop then puts players in the shoes of either a man on a mission in Cult who’s out to take down eight targets and anyone who stands in his way, or an assassin named Julianna, who’s hell-bent on taking Colt down, which she has proven capable of time and time again.
It’s a unique take set in an even more unique world where everyone is literally trying to kill you over and over again — you’re kind of stuck in a time-loop — that will have your blood pumping every step of the way.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
It’s true the Ratchet and Clank franchise has seen better days. Its 2016 reboot for the PlayStation 4 wasn’t enough to put the franchise back on the map. Nor was it enough to help the failed movie win audiences and critics alike. But, clearly, Sony and Insomniac Games saw enough to bring the franchise back. Hence, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is a direct sequel and will showcase the full capabilities of the PlayStation 5. In particular, the child-friendly platformer-shooter gave the perfect example of how the all-new SSD of the PlayStation 5 will be a huge game-changer. It didn’t bog down viewers with loading times. Instead, it treated viewers to a seamless transitioning of the duo from one delightfully detailed world to another.
Paired with some expected stellar gameplay, and who knows? Ratchet and Clank might finally be able to bring platformers back into the forefront of gaming.
Sony definitely made sure that the PlayStation 5 had a little bit of something for everybody. Case in point, Astro’s Playroom.
Mind you, this cute 3D platformer doesn’t just cater to a particular audience. It’s literally for everybody. But, what belies the cutesy graphics of this former PlayStation VR game is a free technological demonstration of anything and everything that the PlayStation 5 is capable of, graphics and DualSense included.
Apparently, Astro’s Playroom will make full use of the haptic feedback system found on the DualSense. In doing so, it’ll let players explore different environments whose designs are based on the components of the PlayStation 5.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty for the PlayStation 4 gave younger and older audiences alike a more modern take on the classic PlayStation title, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddyssey. Oddworld: Soulstorm will look to do the same for the PlayStation 5.
A remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, the modern remake of the age-old platformer will see Abe continue his quest to upend the overlords who have long capitalized on the free labor of him and his fellow Mudokens.
The PS4 remake was certainly a breath of fresh air. It was a while since most gamers saw that kind of mix of gameplay between 2.5D platforming with resource management, as well as with environmental puzzles thrown in. Look for more of the same with Oddworld: Soulstorm, with just about enough new features to make it feel like it belongs to modern times.
The PlayStation 4 might be remembered as the winners of the recent console wars. However, many forget that, at launch, it certainly didn’t feel like the PlayStation 4 would have much success going forward.
Good titles at launch were far and few in between for the PlayStation 4. Luckily, the few include Resogun from Housemarque. While the PS5 launch lineup is looking to be a whole lot better, the Helsinki-based developers will look to have a standout title at launch once again with Returnal.
Unlike Resogun though, their latest title is a third-person shooter that’s definitely on the weird and unique side of things. Unlike others where you explore the same world over and over again, you’re forced to explore an ever-changing alien world filled with new creatures and new powers to learn.
As you find yourself delving deeper and deeper into your adventure, you’ll also find yourself losing more of your humanity. Intrigued is definitely a fitting description of how we feel about Returnal.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Who here misses Little Big Planet? The puzzle-platformer was once a staple of the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, among others. However, after the release of LittleBigPlanet 3, Media Molecule seems to have decided to move on to different things, which is a shame, because most people probably wouldn’t mind having more level-design creation titles to tinker around with. Luckily, the franchise lives on in one of its most recognizable faces with Sackboy: A Big Adventure for the PlayStation 5.
A 3D platformer, which is a first in the franchise, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a self-explanatory title. It’ll see the titular Sackboy go out and explore the world on his own, and since this is still a LittleBigPlanet title, we can expect to have a lot of fun playing on our own and with friends alike.
Set in an island ravaged by some unknown curse, The Pathless is an indie action-adventure title that tasks players with the goal of cleansing the vast terrain of whatever’s ailing it. To do this, players will take control of a talented master archer. They’ll be aided by an eagle throughout their journey. The eagle can learn new abilities and carry the Hunter to places she otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach.
The Nioh Collection
Exclusive to the PlayStation 5 is The Nioh Collection, which is a bundle of the entire Nioh franchise. This comes with all of the DLCs and expansions released for Nioh and Nioh 2, including “The First Samurai” a to-be-released DLC that is set to provide a proper conclusion to the story of Nioh 2.
As a PS5-exclusive, The Nioh Collection will let players enjoy both titles with remastered textures for the next-gen console with support for up to 4K resolution with up to 120 fps.
With the way things are shaping up, it’s looking like both Sony and Microsoft are bringing their A-game when it comes to console exclusives. Given the list of PS5 exclusive games above, Sony seems to have made sure they are competitive and that there’s is a wide variety of exclusive gaming titles for their console.