Sony’s massively hyped next-generation gaming console, the PlayStation 5 was released in November 2020. The PS5 is by far one of the most popular – if not the most popular – gaming consoles of 2020. Due to the pandemic, the production of the most talked-about gaming console has been delayed, and the demand for the console has not been met.
Thus, it has become very hard for PlayStation lovers to get their hands on the latest version of their favorite gaming console. However, if you are someone who has already been able to get their hands on a PS5, and are having trouble selecting which games to play – we have compiled a list of the 10 best PS5 games that you should try. So let us begin!
Resident Evil Village
First is the successor of the critically acclaimed video game title Resident Evil 7 – Resident Evil Village. The previous titles in the Resident Evil series have always struggled to appropriately balance horror and action in their games. However, Resident Evil Village is an amazing improvement and offers a series of tense atmospheric environments stressed by incredible firefights.
The Village continues from the events of Resident Evil 7, taking place just a few years after. As in the previous game, players don the role of the main protagonist Ethan Winters, whose daughter and wife are kidnapped by gangs of werewolves and vampires. The game becomes thrilling and exciting when Ethan realizes that the villagers are not so welcoming.
Ethan has to get into combat with numerous antagonists in the game including Lycans, Vampires, Heisenberg and his monsters, and of course Mother Miranda and her four main servants. If you love polished horror-action games, then Resident Evil Village is probably the best game for you.
Demon’s Souls is the 2009 cult-classic game that has been completely remade for the 4k age. A PS5 exclusive title, the game is arguably the best-looking game on PlayStation 5. Released on 12th November 2020 by Bluepoint Games, Demon’s Souls is not just jaw-droppingly gorgeous; it equally stays true to its source material.
The remade version of the game features new rings, armors, weapons, and items called “Grants,” which provide players with resistance against poisons and bleeding. Besides, the game also has massive gameplay, graphical and visual improvements, and several devilishly difficult boss monsters.
The game is quite difficult and has fantastic dark elements, and frustrating battles, which when you complete will give you the feeling of conquering the world. With all of its over-the-top features and addictive gameplay, Demon’s Souls is surely an absolute treat for PS5 owners.
Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a sequel to the PS4’s original Marvel’s Spider-Man. Though not a full-blown sequel, the game has players don the role of a young spider-apprentice Miles Morales. Bitten by a genetically enhanced spider, the friendly New York City protector Peter Parker is on vacation.
Spider-Man’s Miles Morales gives people plenty of opportunities to explore beautiful New York City, which looks even more alive – thanks to the full 60 FPS support and new visual effects. And, of course, there are new enemies and new powers, which are yet to be discovered by the protagonist.
Contrary to its successor, Spider-Man Miles Morales has a smaller running hour but yet, it offers plenty of hours of web-slinging, crime-fighting, and of course exploring the city. All in all, Miles Morales is absolutely gorgeous on PlayStation 5 – a blockbuster title for the blockbuster machine.
There was no doubt that the most hyped game of 2020, CyberPunk 2077, would have a place on the list. The game is teeming with action and adventure and is set in a Night City. It’s a dystopian metropolis where everybody is obsessed with sheer power, glamour, and body modification.
The game is based on the economic crisis during the early 21st century, where the whole United States was relying on larger corporations for survival. These companies deal in multiple areas, including drugs, weapons, robotics, and communication among others.
In CyberPunk 2077, players appear as V, an alias for Vincent or Valerie – a rising hired gun in the most dangerous corporate-ruled city. Playing CyberPunk 2077 on the PlayStation 5 is absolutely delightful – the next-gen gaming console truly allows the game to shine at its best.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
It’s a universal fact that Call of Duty is one of the biggest game series to date. What’s even more interesting is that every latest title of the game manages to top the chart each year. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the latest addition to the series, which is just as explosive as ever.
Set during the cold war of the 80s, this particular Call of Duty gives you the experience of watching an action-packed Hollywood blockbuster. Players take the role of a black-ops agent named “Bell,” a member of a task force. The group is assigned to follow terrorists known as Qasim Javaidi and Arash Kadivar, for their participation in the Iran hostage crisis.
The story begins to unfold with a huge amount of gunfights and bombings. With the new Zombies mode, plenty of new maps, and modern firearms, CoD: Black Ops Cold War is an amazing game to play on the new PS5. The Black Ops Cold War provides players with serious exciting spy thrilling elements, gorgeous visuals, and amazing fights in-between.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
The heroic duo, Ratchet, and Clank are back in another adventure with the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Two big reasons to play Rift Apart on a PlayStation 5 – first, the duo of Ratchet and Clank save the galaxy, and second, the game is a powerful demonstration of what a PlayStation 5 can do.
As usual,l Doctor Nefarious is working to destroy the galaxy with his malfunctioning Dimensionator – a device that can open up rifts between galaxies. That is when Ratchet and Clank step in, are flung across the universe, and help stitch the universe together.
With around 15 to 20 hours of amazing gameplay, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is quite a humble PS5 game at its core, wrapped in an expensive price jacket. Along the way, you will shoot things, smash them, scoot about, get whipped around the corner, and fight the galaxy’s destroyer.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
After the smash hit Assassin’s Creed Greece and Odyssey, the franchise is back with yet another banging title – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The game centers on the story of Vikings raiding England during the 9th century. Players take up the role of a Viking clan leader named Elvior, who is stuck in a conflict between the Templar Order and the Brotherhood of Assassins.
Blood-crazed adventurer, Elvior, is planning to invade the British Isles to make it a new home. However, the English people obviously don’t like the idea of invasion. Thus, they desperately fight to boot Elvior off their land. As Elvior, your main goal is to capture Britain’s major southern cities, before you get thrown out of Britain.
In your journey through the game, you gain the ability to sack monasteries, build up budding Norse settlements, and uncover unique gears and powerful abilities. PlayStation 5 is the perfect platform to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as it beautifully captures the icy mountains of Norway and the bending rivers of England in stunning 4K.
Hitman 3 is the last installment in IO Interactive’s Hitman Trilogy. The game brings back our favorite bald, barcoded Agent 47 for some amazing thrills. Your sole target is to eliminate bad guys in the most creative and thrilling ways possible.
While in the game, you can assassinate your victims with badass cold-blooded efficiency or trigger a series of events for a more comical death. While the way players assassinate the targets has not changed, there are plenty of new locations where you will have to go for assassinations, including Dubai, China, and Argentina.
Released in January 2021, Hitman 3 was great on PS4, but it seems even better on the PS5. The game looks super cool on the PlayStation 5 with the smooth and increased 60 FPS and 2160p resolution.
Released in 2017, Destiny 2 is a free-to-play game that is still in a better state than before. The first-person shooter game immaculately includes role-playing and multiplayer online game elements. With great story missions dropping in every season, Destiny 2 is one fun game to play, even in 2021.
Players take up the role of a Guardian, protectors of Earth’s last safe city. You wield a power, called Light, in order to protect humanity from aliens while combating Darkness. With the base game, players will get access to the Leviathan raid, Nessus, Titan, and IO, among other places for exploration.
On the other hand, there are also paid expansion packages, which further the story and add several fun elements to an already fun game. Additionally, the Seasons brings a lot of fun events and new game modes, every quarter of the game.
After undergoing improvements to handling, lighting, and graphical fidelity, WRC 9 has been one of the best rally simulation games to play on the PlayStation 5. In addition to the graphical improvements, the game incorporates a new location for rallies, including some key areas like Japan, Kenya, and New Zealand.
The best part about WRC 9 in PS5 is its key graphic updates – the game runs buttery smooth at 60 frames-per-second in 4K resolution, with very much improved lighting and HDR. The game might not be the best-looking game ever, but it is pin-sharp.
What seals the deal is the brilliant use of PS5’s DualSense controller and adaptive trigger. Besides making the gameplay better, these changes in the PlayStation 5 version also alters how to play and realign priorities.
The Bottom Line
To sum up, these are some of the best PS5 games to play. Boasting improved graphics, faster load times, and incredible frame rates you must try these games on the PS5, even if you have played them before. See the difference for yourself!