44 Best PS5 Games

The highly anticipated console, the PlayStation 5 has finally been released. As a result, many are wondering what the top games are for Sony’s PS5 next-gen console. Therefore, in this article, we have created a comprehensive list of the best PS5 games you can play now.

We have made sure to include a wide and diverse variety of great PS5 games covering many different gaming genres. This list is a resource for those looking for the best PS5 games they can play now and will be updated frequently as more games are released.

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War

After dabbling with the future, popular shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield are bringing it back to the good old days. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, in particular, will bring gamers back to the Cold War era.

Thanks to the trailer, we already know what to expect from the latest Black Ops title. Fan favourites such as Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson will all return in this all-new shooter. Their mission? Find out who the Soviet spy Perseus is, who, by the way, is based on an actual person that supposedly successfully infiltrated the US government at the time.

While there’s no word on a release date yet, we’ve already seen enough of the intriguing storyline and action-packed gameplay to get excited.

Dirt 5

Adrenaline junkies will surely enjoy this bit of good news. Dirt 5 is the eighth game to carry the Dirt title and judging by the looks of it, it wants to take the highly-praised off-road racing franchise to the next generation.

Unfortunately, we don’t really know much about Dirt 5 just yet. Outside of the early trailers and glimpses, there aren’t a lot of details available on Dirt 5. But, then again, do we really need that? What’s important is that we know this racing game is coming to the PS5.

NBA 2K21

If something’s not broken, then don’t bother fixing it. Or, at least, that’s how the common saying usually goes. NBA 2K21 is a good example of that. Ever since they started the NBA 2K franchise, 2K Games has gone on to become the de-facto developer of many sports titles, especially when it comes to basketball. They even managed to supplant Electronic Arts, who, for years, had a stranglehold on the basketball sports simulator genre.

Even though the developers have been criticized for not really changing things much up year by year, you can’t really blame them when the formula has consistently worked. For NBA 2K21, you can expect more of the same as that of NBA 2K20.

In fact, one could argue that you could get away with just having last year’s title on your PS4 and updating the roster. Except, of course, it won’t be a PS5 title, as NBA 2K21 will be once the PS5 launches, and by then, the numerous differences will be noticeable, as NBA 2K21 is set to benefit from everything the PS5 has, including haptic feedback, and of course, better hardware.

Already, NBA 2K21 gives players more freedom than before. Case in point, you now have a much more diverse range of motion with the right stick, and shot-stick aiming feels more accurate and lifelike. Not to mention, there are small improvements as well, all of which might sound like optional, but in totality, makes NBA 2K21 well worth getting on the PS5. As an added bonus, playing MyTeam in NBA 2K21 feels a lot less like playing “who can spend more money?”

Fortnite

Arguably the current poster boy of the video game industry, Fortnite has taken the world by storm. Quirky, fun, innovative, and colorful, all the while featuring a surprising amount of depth in gameplay, Fortnite takes all the seriousness commonly associated with shooters and daps on a child-friendly aesthetic with mechanics taken from another popular title in Minecraft to create a game that caters to both the young and old.

There’s no denying it. Fortnite is arguably the most popular video game today. In case you doubt it, you only need to take a look at the numbers, where Fortnite boasts more than 350 million registered players as of 2020. Hate it or love it, Fortnite’s popularity will only continue to grow with the next-generation consoles.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5 Exclusive)

Arguably the most-hyped exclusive to hit the PlayStation 5 at launch, Spider-Man: Morales will see the African-American web-slinger finally take center stage.

Unfortunately Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be more of an expansion than a full release. But, hey, can we really complain? Even though it’s technically not a new title, it will arguably come with an entire title’s worth of new content. Not to mention, being that it’s one of Sony’s premier franchises, we can expect it to help showcase the PlayStation 5 to the best of its abilities.

After all, we’ve already seen Sony use 2018’s Spider-Man title to help prove that the PS5’s SSD is legit. Who’s to say that they can’t improve it even further? Not to mention, with the added processing power that comes with the PlayStation 5, and we can’t just wait for Spider-Man: Miles Morales to arrive, expansion or not.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

After skipping a year for the first time since the first Assassin’s Creed title came out in 2007, Ubisoft has finally unveiled the latest installment in one of the industry’s premier stealth-action franchise. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will take players back to the Dark Ages where they’ll take control of the Viking assassin Eivor.

Similar to the last two Assassin’s Creed titles, Origins and Odyssey, the 2020 title will heavily feature RPG elements. This includes robust character customization options. In addition to this are dialogue options that will decide what will happen next or down the line in the game, for better or for worse.

Of course, at its very core, this is still an Assassin’s Creed title. This means that the requisite leaping, climbing, and stabbing will always be there. The only difference? You’ll be doing it across the four kingdoms of 9th century United Kingdom this time around.

Demon’s Souls (PS5 Exclusive)

A full-on remake of the cult-classic that released way back in 2009 for the PlayStation 3, Demon’s Souls will look to torment gamers once again, albeit now, it’s clad with shiny new armor and more detailed, yet grotesque monsters.

As if that’s not enough, this project is being handled by Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio. A studio that specializes in modernizing older titles, Bluepoint Games is responsible for giving gamers modern takes on old classics such as the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and the Shadow of the Colossus remake, among many other titles.

With such an established name behind it and an already excellent source material, expect controllers to come flying straight to walls once Demon’s Souls arrives on the PlayStation 5.

Godfall (PS5 Exclusive)

A PS5-exclusive title, Godfall is backed by some of the biggest names in the gaming industry. Its publishers, Gearbox, are the same people behind the award-winning shooter-looter Borderlands franchise. Meanwhile, the developers, Counterplay Games, were one of the studios tapped in the creation of hit PS4-exclusive, God of War, which released in 2018.

Judging from the looks of it, Godfall is looking more like Borderlands than God of War. However, it seems to share the same aesthetics as sci-fi looter-shooters Warframe and Destiny 2.

The developers, however, are adamant that Godfall is not a looter-shooter. Instead, they believe that it’ll be the start of a new genre that uses loot-to-win mechanics. Yet, at the same time, they claim that gameplay will reward players for actually knowing how to play the game well rather than just relying on constant, mindless grinding.

Just how exactly Counterplay Games aims to accomplish that, we don’t know just yet. What we do know is that Godfall is set to be one hell of a spectacle. This is largely thanks to the impressive hardware available on the PlayStation 5.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Another cross-generation title from Ubisoft, Watch Dogs: Legion is the third installment in the third-person, action-adventure franchise. However, unlike the first two titles whose stories revolved around a central protagonist, Watch Dogs: Legion will put a twist in that anyone and everyone is a playable character.

Set in an open-world London, the story of Watch Dogs: Legion will reportedly revolve around DedSec, an international hacker group, who are dead set on staging a revolution against the authoritarian regime that has used technology to take control of the United Kingdom.

By design, Watch Dogs: Legion will feature a more dynamic in-game narrative. Instead of a central character, you have dozens of characters to choose from. More importantly, each one will have a fleshed-out story, unique abilities, and a set of missions unique to them.

Also, it seems that Ubisoft has taken a page out of Nintendo’s Fire Emblem franchise where each character can die permanently. With such a potentially gripping narrative and a unique take on the common action-adventure trope, Watch Dogs: Legion is surely a title to watch out for.

Outriders

Outriders is another title made in the same mold as the likes of Destiny and Warframe. But while similar to Godfall in some ways, Outriders differs in that it is a multiplayer-centric title. Not to mention, it takes on a far more serious tone. It’s also set as a cross-generation title that players will have a chance to play on current-generation consoles and next-generation consoles once it launches.

Outriders’ developers, People Can Fly, is the former Epic Games Poland and helped co-develop Fortnite: Save the World and Gears of War 3. Meanwhile, its publishers are Square Enix.

With that said, Outriders has some pretty big guns behind it (pun intended). Only time will tell if Outriders has the potential to become the Destiny of its generation if not surpass it.

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Initially set to release in early 2020, Immortals Fenyx Rising, originally named Gods and Monsters, is Ubisoft’s latest IP. This open-world action-adventure title will put players in the shoes of Fenyx, a red-headed mortal blessed with god-like powers. It is then up to the Fenyx, and the players, to bring order back to a world heavily inspired by Greek mythology after Typhon, a mythical creature said to be the youngest son of Gaea and Tartarus, wreaked havoc.

Immortals Fenyx Rising is already set to release for the PlayStation 4 on December 3. Considering that all PS4 games released past July will have to be compatible with the PS5 as Sony mandated, we expect this title to make its way to the next generation as well. If that’s not enough proof, we do know that Ubisoft has officially confirmed this themselves.

FIFA 21

Just like clockwork, the pandemic couldn’t stop the release of a new FIFA title. Unlike previous FIFA titles, FIFA 21 could very well be the biggest jump for the franchise yet, as it aims to take full advantage of what the PS5 has to offer. This means that, instead of just better-looking graphics and a couple of updates here and there, we should see FIFA 21 make full use of the haptic feedback feature of the all-new DualSense.

Of course, if the gameplay trailer is to go by, there’ll be plenty of new gameplay features arriving with the FIFA 21.

This includes, among many others, a fun mode that lets you do undo events mid-match, and many more.

Deathloop (PS5 Exclusive)

Bethesda Softworks will play the role of publishers to Arkane Studios once again with the release of the timed PS5 exclusive, Deathloop. An extremely intriguing title featuring time-loop elements, the first-person action-adventure title will have players playing both as the hunter and the hunted, or is it the hunter and the hunter? Whichever the case is, Deathloop will be a title to watch out for.

Set in an island where the party never ends, Deathloop will have players taking control of Cult, a man whose goal is to take down eight targets as soon as possible. But, being someone with such a mission, he’s not without opposition. In addition to the enemies he’ll have to take down to get to his targets, he’ll also be chased by Julianna, another character who players will also be able to control. If you loved going all out in Dishonored, rats be damned, then you’ll surely love the more action-oriented Deathloop.

Madden NFL 21

Already available on current-gen consoles, Madden 21 will make its way to the PlayStation 5 at launch later this year. Described as the smoothest and most customizable Madden title yet, Madden 21 made full use of what was available to it for the PlayStation 4. However, once it’s available on the PlayStation 5, expect some things to change.

In addition to faster loading times and access to better hardware, Madden 21 should also benefit from the haptic feedback of the DualSense. Some also believe that Sony will make spatialized audio available in Madden 21 for the PlayStation 5, although that has yet to be confirmed. All in all, Madden 21 is still the best football game in years, and it’s only going to get better for the PlayStation 5.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate       

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate brings Mortal Kombat 11 to the PlayStation 5, complete with support for up to 4K resolution. It’ll also come with all of the content that’s been released for the fighting game so far. This includes two Kombat Packs, as well as an all-new expansion, and new characters.

The Nioh Collection

The Nioh Collection will bring the PlayStation-exclusive action RPG franchise to the next generation, complete with support for 4K resolution gaming up to 120 fps and remastered graphics for both titles, and all of the downloadable content that’s been released for both titles so far.

Nioh’s gameplay revolves around well-timed hacks and slashes, as well as knowing when to run, block, dodge, and spring while managing a stamina bar.

Cyberpunk 2077

After taking gamers to the middle ages with The Witcher video game series, CD Projekt have now set their eyes on a dystopian futuristic setting with Cyberpunk 2077.

Set in the fictional Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 will let players choose from eight different operatives known as “Edgerunners”. Players will then be able to explore the world with their said operative however they want. Accordingly, any and all decisions the player makes will have both immediate and long-term effects on the game.

We’ve already had multiple chances to see Cyberpunk 2077 in action. This means that gamers can’t just wait to get their hands on it.

Thankfully, the developers have since confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on the PS5. In fact, even better, it’ll essentially be a launch title. The game is set to launch on November 19. This puts its release date just a week after the PlayStation 5 will be made available on November 12.

Rainbow Six Siege

A late bloomer, Rainbow Six Siege didn’t gain much attention when it first came out in 2015. Critics praised it for its tactical and strategical depth, as well as focus on multiplayer. However, many pointed out that it lacked content and a proper progression system to draw in players. As a result, the initial sales were low. But, instead of being discouraged, Ubisoft Montreal worked hard to constantly tweak and improve Rainbow Six Siege over the years.  

The result? Nearly five years later, Rainbow Six Siege has evolved into one of the premier tactical online shooters today. Perhaps more importantly, Rainbow Six Siege has become a legitimate esport title. Look to Rainbow Six Siege to continue innovating well into the current decade as it launches on the PlayStation 5.

Borderlands 3

The much-awaited sequel to 2012’s Borderlands 2 did not disappoint with its 2019 release. Bringing with it the franchise’s now-signature chaotic gunplay and looting, Borderlands 3 is proof that the franchise has yet to find an equal when it comes to providing shooter fans with a wide arsenal of absurd yet incredibly detailed weaponry.

It also doesn’t hurt that Borderlands 3 gives gamers a replayable 30-hour campaign to toy around in. Considered by many as the best Borderlands title yet, the action role-playing first-person shooter should only get better as it receives graphical improvements and other necessary updates as it makes its debut on Sony’s next-gen console.

Warframe

Warframe is another proof that perseverance pays in the gaming industry. Launched way back in 2013, Warframe, which remains in open beta, is a free-to-play third-person shooter set in the future where players take control of a race of ancient warriors known as Tanno who utilize the titular Warframes to wage war against the different factions of the planetary system.

Similar to other massively multiplayer online games, Warframe incorporates the use of fixed-level designs with story-specific missions and procedurally-generated levels for other missions.

In time, the developers added large open-world areas, as well as other elements, as the game has continued to evolve and grow in player count. A true free-to-play title, Warframe supports itself through microtransactions. However, players also have the option to grind and play their way to buying expensive in-game items using in-game currency.

Ghost of Tsushima

If it feels like we’re just listing down Sony exclusives released in 2020 at this point, that’s because we are. An open-world adventure title set in Feudal Japan, Ghost of Tsushima will put players in the shoes of Jin Sakai, one of the last remaining samurai living on Tsushima Island at the time.

Highly-received by critics and audiences alike upon its release, Ghost of Tsushima has its July 17 release date to thank. Why? This is because, according to Sony, any and all PS4 games released after July 13 should compatible with the PS5, with patches or remasters made after that date being “strongly recommended”.

Considering its release date falls just days after, it’s safe to say that fans will have a chance to experience Ghost of Tsushima’s already beautiful graphics in all of its next-gen glory on the PS5.

Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon

Technically, Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon is already available. Albeit, only in Japan for the PlayStation 4. Fans eager to play the latest installment in the longrunning Yakuza franchise will have to wait for a while to get their hands on it. How long? Most likely when the PlayStation 5 makes its debut. This is because it’s set to be a launch title for the PS5’s competitor, the Xbox Series X. Just to remind fans out there, Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon will change things up a bit.

Instead of the GTA-like beat-em-up gameplay of the previous Yakuza titles, Like a Dragon will use turn-based style combat with RPG elements thrown into the mix. Also, instead of just one person, you’ll be controlling a 4-person team, which will definitely ruffle up some feathers, or so to speak.

While it’ll definitely take some time to get used to this drastic change in gameplay, there’s no doubt that Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon will be a great game, especially after Famitsu awarded it with a 38/40 score.

Oddworld: Soulstorm (Exclusive)

Everyone’s favorite Mudokon, Abe, returns this April in Oddworld: Soulstorm.

In this sequel to 2014’s Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! And a remake of 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Abe will continue to lead the Mudokons in their attempt to overturn the powers that be and prevent themselves from being eaten. It will feature traditional platforming gameplay but will be set in a 2.9D perspective.

Similar to the 2014 title, you’ll have numerous puzzles to solve and terrains to traverse. However, this time around, Abe can craft and salvage an entirely new set of weapons that he can use to wreak havoc. But, if you’re the pacifist kind, the game lets you finish it without killing nor harming anyone as well.

Oddworld: Soulstorm will be a free-to-play title for PlayStation Plus subscribers once it launches in April.

Returnal               

Incorporating roguelike gameplay into a AAA third-person shooter isn’t easy. If it were, others would’ve done it. This is the basic premise of Returnal that makes the game so much more intriguing.

The game puts players in control of a lone astronaut who’s exploring a hostile planet with some pretty unwelcoming critters. Although you’re armed to fight against them, the game ups the ante by changing and adapting every time you die.

This puts an intriguing spin into its fast-paced combat with a storyline that should keep you hooked the moment you step inside its foreign ever-changing world.

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is the latest mainline installment in the Resident Evil franchise. It follow-up directly on the events of Resident Evil 7 and will sport the same first-person survival-horror gameplay. It will have players take control of Ethan, who has moved away with his wife, Mia, into a quaint little village to raise their daughter, Rose.

However, their peace is disturbed when another returning figure in Chris Redfield sets off a series of events that sees Ethan going into a mysterious village to look for answers.

Capcom claims that Resident Evil Village will take inspiration from Resident Evil 4, which is widely considered the best Resident Evil game in the franchise. And, oh, the game will feature werewolves, so that should get you even more excited to play the game and scare yourself senseless.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5 Exclusive)

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will serve as a sequel to 2013’s Into the Nexus and will take full advantage of all the PS5’s capabilities. This includes its powerful and ultra-fast SSD that the game will use to let players move in and out of multiple dimensions, as well as different areas, whenever they please.

In addition to the SSD, Rift Apart will also support advanced haptic feedback, 3D spatial audio, as well as real-time ray tracing effects to improve the visuals significantly. It will also reportedly feature a playable female Lombax.

Control Ultimate Edition

2019 gave us Control, an action-adventure title from Remedy Entertainment that puts you in the shoes of Jessie Faden, who is the director of a government agency dedicated to researching paranormal activity known as the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC). However, it didn’t take too long for her to be in the post to face up against an unknown paranormal force.

Control’s mind-bending story took two expansions in AWE and The Foundation, while also effectively establishing the Remedy Connected Universe.

What makes Control (Ultimate Edition) special is that it comes with both expansions and the base game. It also has a free PS5 upgrade that lets you choose between two different modes in “Graphics” or “Performance”.

The former gives the gorgeous game a massive boost in graphics, allowing you to enjoy it at its visual finest and make use of ray-tracing. Meanwhile, the latter prioritizes a steady 60fps at the expense of the visuals.

The Nioh Collection (PS5 Exclusive)

The PS5-exclusive Nioh Collection takes both Nioh and Nioh 2, as well as all the expansions released for both games, and puts them together in one single package with a fresh coat of proverbial paint.

Because this was made specifically to take full advantage of the PS5, the Nioh Collection features the Nioh games at their finest. This includes support for up to 4K resolution and a whopping 120fps. Paired with the ultra-fast loading times made possible by the PS5’s SSD and it makes for the best way to enjoy such a brutal game.

Returnal (PS5 Exclusive)

From the makers of exclusive titles like Resogun and Nex Machina comes yet another strong entry in Returnal. However, unlike previous Housemarque projects, this is a AAA title third-person shooter title. But, at the same time, it puts a twist into the gameplay by infusing it with roguelike elements, a common feature found in indie titles.

In this psychological horror title, players will find themselves on an ever-changing alien planet that will look different every time they die.

The Pathless (PS5 Exclusive)

Giant Squid’s The Pathless puts players in the shoes of a Hunter in an action-adventure title played from a third-person perspective. The Hunter must use her talents in archery to try and navigate her way through the island as she tries her best to lift the curse off of the said landmass.

She is accompanied by an eagle who can carry her for a short period of time and seek out other places for the two to explore. The eagle can also learn new abilities and can even be targeted by some enemies.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

The spawns of Sparda make their highly awaited return in Devil May Cry 5, which is a follow-up to Devil May Cry 4 and originally features Nero, Dante, and a mysterious newcomer V as playable characters.

The trio must work together to try and put a stop to the surge in demonic power in Red Grave City and take out a certain demon named Urizen who seems to play a huge part in all of it.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is an improved version of the 2019 title made specifically for next-gen consoles. However, it adds more than just ray tracing support and an all-new “Performance” mode that supports 120 fps. It also adds Vergil as a playable character, as well as the classic Bloody Palace and a “Legendary Dark Knight” difficulty level.

Hood: Outlaws and Legends

Hood: Outlands and Legends is a multiplayer co-op title inspired by the legendary Robin Hood.

Unlike other multiplayer-only titles that pit teams against each other in traditional combat, Hood: Outlaws and Legends instead has two groups of four players choose one from the game’s four characters that have their own unique individual abilities and work together to try and rob a vast castle clean of all of its riches.

Of course, what thrill is there in a robbery with no enemy? To that end, the game not only pits players against each other in a race to see who gets away first. Hood: Outlaws and Legends also put several guards who will risk their lives to protect the treasure. This includes a ruthless pursuer known as the Sheriff of Sherwood, who will stop at nothing to catch thieves and hang them out to dry.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Nearly a decade after the third Mass Effect game was released, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will bring back all the original Mass Effect titles, including nearly all the DLCs and expansions released for all three games over the years. This revamped collection will rework numerous aspects of the original games. This includes the shooting mechanics and AI of the first game while making gameplay more uniform across all three for a more immersive experience.

Subnautica: Below Zero

From the deep-sea adventures of 2014’s Subnautica, the sequel, Subnautica: Below Zera, will take players to the treacherous frozen lands of planet 4546B. However, minus the change in environments, the gameplay should feel familiar to those who’ve played Subnautica before. The sequel will retain the same open-world survival gameplay mechanics that have you building equipment, vehicles, and structures, all in a bid to explore the rest of the planet and make sure that you stay alive while you’re at it.

Knockout City

Knockout City takes a relatively simple yet fun game like dodgeball but adds the frenetic gameplay commonly associated with Rocket League to it. The result is a competitive title where players can throw balls and eliminate each other in different modes from Team Deathmatch to Battle Royale across multiple in-game maps.

Rust

Rust remains one of the true and still popular survival games on the market. It’s a multiplayer-only title that arms players, not to the teeth, but barely with anything. Thus, players will have to make do with what they can scavenge and loop while hoping that they don’t get looted by other players themselves nor die from an animal attack.

Think of Rust as more of an MMO where other players can either help you out or attack you. It’s just that the latter is what’s most likely will happen.

Biomutant

Biomutant puts players in control of a small anthropomorphized and customizable mammal in a third-person action RPG with a combat system that lets you choose from using martial arts or firearms if not both. There are even magic users in the game, for those who prefer casting spells, or in, the game’s case, PSI.

In terms of story, Biomutant is set in a dying world after a mysterious liquid is killing the Tree of Life. This forces the player to journey all over the world and make choices that will either save everyone else or doom the planet or create an entirely new society. In addition to making different choices that can affect the game’s outcome, players can also modify their playable character and add genetic mutations, as well as cybernetic implants.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground is a turn-based strategy game that lets players control any one of the three factions in a dark fantasy world. Players can then lead their customizable armies into glorious battles in the game’s single-player campaign that boasts roguelike elements. Those who are up for a challenge may also take up arms against other players online.

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade (Exclusive)

Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade is the confusing PS5 version of the hit 2020 remake of the classic RPG title, Final Fantasy VII, that released on the PlayStation 4.

Intergrade will add numerous features and enhancements to Final Fantasy VII Remake available only on the PlayStation 5. This includes a performance mode that targets 60 frames per second, a graphics mode that lets gamers play at 4K resolution, as well as an all-new photo mode.

Intergrade will also come with the first and only “episode” for the Final Fantasy VII remake, INTERmission. The episode will add a brand-new story set simultaneous with the events of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The main character of the new adventure will be Yuffie Kisaragi, which was an optional playable character on the original Final Fantasy VII game, as she works closely with Avalanche HQ to infiltrate Midgar and steal Shinra’s most powerful materia.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (Exclusive)

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is the first-ever next-gen installment of Insomniac Games’ popular third-person action-platformer title, Ratchet and Clank. The game will serve as one of the few true exclusives to the PlayStation 5 that will release this 2021. Thus, it will serve as an excellent showcase of the PS5’s hardware. In particular, the console’s proprietary SSD, as the game will reportedly not have any loading times.

Rift Apart will also feature a “4K-resolution mode” that will run at 30 fps and a “performance mode” that will run the game at 60fps at a lower resolution.

Story-wise, Rift Apart will also introduce a brand-new playable female Lombax named Rivet. She is the leader of an underground resistance group and will come with her own unique set of abilities. The trio of Rivet, Ratchet, and Clank, will then have to work together to prevent Emperor Nefarious from extending his reach to other realities.

Guilty Gear -STRIVE-  (Exclusive)

Guilty Gear -STRIVE- is the seventh mainline installment in the Guilty Gear series and the first to have native support for the PlayStation 5. Using the new Unreal Engine 4 and featuring new mechanics such as Wall Break, -STRIVE- will run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second at a native 4K resolution on the PlayStation 5.

The story of -STRIVE- will pick up directly following the events of the last title, Xrd. It will conclude the story of Sol Badguy and will primarily be set in the United States of America.

The Elder Scrolls Online

The PS5 version of the popular MMORPG that’s set in The Elder Scrolls universe is set to hit next-gen consoles just in time for the game’s Blackwood Chapter update. The upcoming new version will bring a slew of enhancements to ESO. This includes a higher draw distance, higher-resolution textures, improved anti-aliasing, and reflections, as well as a “Performance Mode” that lets players run ESO at 60 frames per second, among numerous others.

Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus is a brand-new IP from Bandai Namco Entertainment. The sci-fi action RPG title is set in an alternate reality where human technology evolved using substances found inside the human brain. Players will take control of either Yuito Sumeragi or Kasane Randall, who possess psychokinetic powers and are trained to defend the world from mutant creatures known as the Others.

Scarlet Nexus will be running at 60 frames per second at a 4K resolution on the PlayStation 5.

Chivalry 2

Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer-only competitive sword battling game that will see as many as 64 players battling it out in a single map.

On the PlayStation 5, Chivalry 2 will come with three different visual modes. The first is the “prefer ray-tracing mode” that will only be available later on via a patch that will enable the ray-tracing graphics enhancement but cap performance at 30 fps. The second is the “prefer Frame-rate” mode that will improve performance up to 60 fps. Meanwhile, the third mode will uncap frame rates.

A feature of Chivalry 2 that will be specific to the PlayStation 5 is its support for the DualSense controller. PS5 owners will feel how much harder it will be to push down L2 (block button) the lower your stamina is. Meanwhile, the right trigger will be harder to press whenever you draw bows. Players will also feel localized haptic feedback depending on how and where they get hit by attacks.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, these are the best PS5 games you can play now. At this moment, gamers have many titles to choose from when it comes to the PS5. They also have a fair share of noteworthy PS5 exclusives to choose from as well. This list will only continue to grow as the PlayStation 5 supplants the PlayStation 4 as the go-to gaming console for Sony’s avid fans.

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