PlayStation 5 finally released since some time back – Sony’s next generation console has a completely new controller (DualSense) and the power to make games that look miles away than anything we’ve seen on a console before.
It may still be relatively young for a console, but there are already plenty of great games to pick up for the PS5, between true next-generation experiences and some of the latest-generation highlights that work better than ever before.
What are the best games on PS5 overall?
- Demons’ Souls
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Elden Ring
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- The Last of Us Part 2
- Disco Elysium
It may be a remake, but this is an incredible update of the FromSoftware game that started the Soulslike genre – a fantastic world populated by scary and dangerous opponents that you have to explore oh so carefully.
The visuals are amazing, and everyone who played the original knows how to expect some of the most memorable scenes and battles in the entire game. It’s a pleasure for new PS5 owners.
Horizon Forbidden West
The sequel to one of PS4’s most beloved games, Forbidden West takes his hero Aloy from his homelands on a long journey to try to save her world from a suffocation plague that limits its flora and fauna.
It simply looks breathtaking, easily one of the most visually impressive console games ever released and has more of the first game’s impressive freeform battles against a variety of robotic enemies. You will stumble upon them and catch them and look amazing when you do.
An incredible achievement that successfully mixes open world design and discovery with the deep and rewarding battle of the Souls series, Elden Ring was long awaited and came as one of the best reviewed games in history, with good reason.
It offers great sights around every corner, ridiculously inventive enemies and countless ways to build a character to meet them, as well as some of FromSoftware’s most cunning bosses ever. This is a true pleasure.
Deathloop is a genius – a shooter wrapped in a puzzle driven by a time loop, it makes you figure out how to break the loop by killing a set of targets before it can be reset. It will make you explore a set of intricate levels over different time periods to find out how you can get them all at once.
It has an incredibly free form and responds beautifully to your actions to create an incredibly intuitive set of game options. Even better, you can jump into other players’ games to track down their efforts in crazy multiplayer duels.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
The first Spider-Man game from Insomniac was an absolute blast, and we got a quick follow-up in the form of Miles Morales, who puts on the costume and brings his own new set of powers to the party.
The visuals are enhanced and simply look amazing, while the textbook’s swinging-and-fighting action is as fun as last time, and that’s a good thing.
The Last of Us Part 2
A swan song for PlayStation 4, The Last of Us Part 2, is a masterpiece of storytelling and gut-wrenching action, and we loved every minute of it on PS4. However, our console seemed to hate it and ran the hottest and loudest we’ve ever seen it.
If you want to try Naughty Dog’s latest attempt without a console fan drowning out the sound, get it running on your PS5 and you’ll have a much smoother and more enjoyable experience, trust us.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
Disco Elysium is perhaps the most amazingly well-written RPG we’ve ever played. Disco Elysium is a fantastic detective game that makes you gasp with delight at the audacity of writing and voice acting. You are free to play however you want, much more than in more regular games, and some of the niche results this can lead to are truly breath-taking.
It has a unique art style, fantastic voice acting and really needs to be played more than once, so that you can adequately begin to understand how ambitious it really is.
2022 has been a great year for gaming so far. According to my friend and game nerd Jordan Sanchez (currently working for an online game site), the releases of new (and upcoming classics) has just begun and there are many titles for PS5 to be expected. If you are interested in him and his team, we recommend you to read this article.