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Best Games On PS5: What Are The Best PS5 Games?

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Dylan Easton

1.8.2021

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The next generation of consoles have reinjected some excitement into the gaming industry. The introduction of the PS5 has made 4k, high-frame gaming possible on consoles which was once only possible on powerful PCs. With the launch of this new console, there have been a plethora of new releases. But what are the best games on PS5 right now?

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In this article, we will take a look at our top 10 best games on PS5 right now. Be sure to stick around to see our number 1 pick, it might surprise you!

Top 10 Best Games On PS5

Without further ado, let’s dive right into our top 10 best PS5 games!

10. Bugsnax

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Before the game was released, their strong marketing campaign set the scene for what this game was to be. However, it is important to recognise Bugsnax as a heavy hitter in this category of good PS5 games. 

Developer Young Horses created an environmental, creature-based puzzle game that has you chasing creepy crawlies and taking snaps of them. Underneath the cute aesthetic and quirky exterior, the game’s storyline is sweet and heartwarming. 

It is packed with crazy twists as you try to build your world by carrying out tasks. Each time you return a resident, they will allow you to interact with them and build on the story. 

All of this is in the hopes that you find out what happened to Elizabert Megafig. The game’s progression system keeps you roped into the game world too, which makes the gameplay enticing throughout. Without any spoilers, Bugsnax’s big reveal didn’t disappoint!

9. WRC 9

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The WRC series is a truly quality racing series that shouldn’t be forgotten. Many casual games didn’t expect much from Milestone when this game was initially launched, but boy were they wrong. 

The officially licensed rally series switched over to Kylotonn with WRC 5. Since this change, the games have been truly excellent.

Starting off merely as an arcade game, the WRC series has evolved into an invigorating take on this highly underrated sport. The game includes the power seen within the Group B heyday. 

WRC 9 is the culmination of all that and has the same impact, if not more, than Dirt Rally 2.0 when it comes to nitrous-fueled, off-road racing. On the PS5, this game really comes to life.

This is thanks to the DualSense controller’s haptics and adaptive triggers combined. Also, the extra juice allows you to play at 60fps. 

8. The Pathless

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The Pathless is an elegant, yet extremely simple open-world game. The player can run, jump, and glide through a beautifully designed world. From forests to rocky terrain, to snow-capped mountains.

The game relies less on precision accuracy with your bow and arrow and focuses more one exploring Giant Squid’s expertly built terrain. 

The game will encourage you to explore and pique your curiosity. With some puzzles to do along the way, it makes the game that much more engrossing and makes the journey fun.

With the addition of some epic boss battles, accompanied with a majestically written and performed score, you’ve got one of the best games to play on PS5 out there. 

7. Astro’s Playroom

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Astro’s Playroom has a short but sweet six-hour runtime. However, with this in mind, it still cements itself as one of the top PS5 games and belongs amongst the PlayStation classics. 

This game is more than just a nostalgia trip, it’s a unique and highly inventive platform game that puts the high spec PlayStation 5 through its paces. With Astros Playroom, Team Asobi has proven they are one of Sony’s very best video game development

The platformer runs through PlayStation’s past, from the original demo disc bundled in with the PS1, right the way through to cherished classics like Ape Escape, Gravity Rush, Bloodborne and many more. If you want a trip down memory lane, this is certainly one for you and belongs on our list of PS5 best games. 

6. Sackboy: A Big Adventure

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure is the perfect platformer. This game is filled with delightful surprises and is extremely charming. In this modern classic, our hero travels to different planets, with jungle themes or seafloor themes. He does this all in the hopes to ruin the plans of our main antagonist, Vex.  

The attention to detail is fabulous, including levels that move in time to the music. It also includes fun game mechanics such as grapple hooks and boomerangs. 

Additionally, you can collect little bells throughout your travels which you can use to buy new outfits for your Sackboy. The outfits vary from tiger skins to punk witch mountaineers. 

While playing this game, you can feel the time, love and care that has been put into the creation of it. Whether you buy it for your child, or to satisfy your inner child, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a great game to uplift your spirits.

5. Hitman 3

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Hitman 3 is the final installment of IO Interactive’s phenomenal “World of Assassination” trilogy. This game sees Agent 47 letting loose on some of the most daring, and challenging levels yet, not to mention the legendary location, Dartmoor Mansion. 

IO have perfected their formula and finally crafted the perfect Hitman game. Our anti-hero can assassinate his victims with John Wick-esque cold-blooded efficiency.

Or, for a more theatrical death, you can trigger some Rube Goldberg-style series of events that wind up killing your foes in a far more comical way. You can kill a goon by making him slip on a banana peel – not much more needs to be said about that. 

All of this in glorious 60fps PS5, making it an overall smoother experience over the last-gen versions in this series.

Additionally, IO Interactive went the extra mile by also remastering the first two games to the point that they’re up to scratch with their newest installment. 

The World of Assassination Trilogy was great on PS4, but it is truly spectacular on PS5, making this series the best PS4 games on PS5.

4. Demon’s Souls

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The 2009 cult classic, Demon’s Souls, has been completely remade for the new generation of console, and is one of the most appealing PlayStation 5 games.

In the updated version, the studio has added motion capture, textures, and audio. However, die-hard fans will be happy that the action is very true to the original. The game offers the same brutal learning curve and sense of monumental achievement with every victory.

While Software’s original formula was adequate, they have tweaked a few things. This includes new items, armor and weapons. Additionally, there has been a change to the amount of healing grass you can carry and new consumable Grains.

Veteran or not, there’s something special to discover in this iconic adventure game. 

3. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

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The Assassin’s Creed franchise is one of the most beloved amongst casual and serious gamers alike. The most recent Assassin’s Creed game proves the franchise can continue to make stellar games. 

In this installment, the story follows the Viking expansion into England during the 9th century. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has redefined the franchise once again by adding the ability to sack monasteries and uncover unique gear and powerful abilities. 

Thanks to the power of next-gen technology, the PS5 can immerse you in Norway’s icy mountain landscape and swampy riverlands of England. All of this in eye-popping 4k, and with the help of SSD, you have the ability to seamlessly travel between all these war torn kingdoms at the blink of an eye. 

2. Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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This new generation of Spider-Man is filled with the heart and soul of our favourite comic book character. The attention switches from Peter Parker to Miles Morales, and with it, the action shifts to his home turf in Harlem. 

This time around, Miles has some new powers like the bioelectric venom. With the help of the haptic feedback of the DualSense, beating up criminals has never been more satisfying. 

Spider-Man: Miles Morales transports you to a completely unique universe, which is all the while interesting and is a nice escape from daily life.

The developers have taken the foundations from the first installment and re-imagined them for the PS5. New York has been covered with snow, holiday cheer, and that unmistakable next-gen polish.

1. Rocket League

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What A Save! Our number 1 spot couldn’t be anything else. Rocket League is not only the best free game on PS5, but is also one of the best PS4 games to play on PS5. Rocket League’s longevity and ability to keep us entertained for years has cemented it as the greatest PS5 game of all time.

At surface level, it is simply car football. However, there’s a golden layer of strategy and mechanical depth tucked inside the chaotic mashing of metal.

It requires great skill to time a somersault, barrel roll, or bicycle kick to connect with the ball and send it into the top bin. 

These fundamental skills, paired with coordinated team play and mind-boggling aerial maneuvers, solidify Rocket League as a game that’s still just as easy to pick up with an extremely high skill ceiling.

While some of our previous games can take a while to get into, Rocket League sessions can be extremely quick, or, in most cases, have you spending hours taking on the world’s most elite car footballers. 

Like many great skills in this world, Rocket League is easy to pick up, but difficult to master. Before you know it, you’ll be hooked and faking your way to grand champ. 

That Was Our Review Of The Best Games On PS5

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So, there you have it! There are our top 10 PS5 games. We’ve taken a look at some games that have transferred onto next-gen from PS4 and also some titles that have been made specifically for this console

While Rocket League takes the crown, all of these titles are worth playing and have some excellent stories to get immersed in. It’s inspiring to see how far gaming has come since its inception, and it has never been a more exciting time to be a gamer.

So what are you waiting for, get your Lucozade ready and have yourself a gaming marathon and try out our top 10 games? You won’t be disappointed.

What’s your favourite PS5 game? Did we miss any from our list? Let us know in the comment section below. If you enjoyed our list then why not share it on your socials? Be sure to tag us @musicgateway! 

If you liked this article, why not check out another on our blog! Here are articles on the Best 2 Player PS4 Games, How To Make An eSports Team, and the Best 2 Player Xbox Games to get you started!

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