The Best PS5 Games of 2022
Here are our top PS5 recommendations, from Horizon Forbidden West through Elden Ring.
Although it is still very early in its development, the PS5 has a large library of titles across many genres. A few top-tier PlayStation 5 games have been added in 2022. From first-party releases to very popular third-party games, we've collected the top PS5 games currently available. Some of these games, such as Retoural, Demons' Souls and Ratchet & Clank, Rift Apart are exclusive to PS5; however, most of them can be found on PS4. This list includes both PS5 and PS4 native games. We will continue updating this list as new titles are added. Our top PS5 games are listed alphabetically.
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Astro's Playroom is preloaded on all PS5 consoles, but it's still one of the most popular platformers. This is one of the few 3D platformers with as much charm and magic as Super Mario. Astro's Playroom introduces PS5 users to DualSense's many new features and haptic feedback. Astro's Playroom uses the DualSense's adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to immerse users in the game's worlds. It has more than 20 colorful and vibrant levels. The Easter Eggs are a tribute to PlayStation's history and feature Easter Eggs from iconic games, tech, and other aspects. Astro's Playroom, a delightful platformer is well worth the admission price. It's definitely the best game to play on PS5 in order to see the innovativeness.
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Chicory: A Colorful Tale began its existence as a PlayStation Console exclusive, before it was ported to Nintendo Switch. We think that Chicory: A Colorful Tale is best played on PS5 due to its haptic feedback. After the previous owner has abandoned the brush, you can take up the magical brush in A Colorful Tale. You can use the brush to color A Colorful Tale's black and white world. It would be a spoiler to explain A Colorful Tale's uniqueness. This game's mechanics and puzzles cleverly reflect its themes of self doubt and frustration at being lost. It's not all bad news. A Colorful Tale has plenty of funny jokes and charming moments that will make you laugh. This game easily deserves its place on our list of top PS5 games.
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Control, while a fantastic game at the time it was launched in 2019, had issues on PS4 with its performance, especially for base models. Control is extremely responsive thanks to the PS5's power. Control runs flawlessly in 4K. The particle physics is amazing. Both Control's expansions are included in the Ultimate edition. They expand on an exciting story with captivating performances and surprises. You play Jesse Faden as the director of the Federal Bureau of Control. This secretive agency investigates supernatural incidents. Control's combat style is both stylish and traditional third-person gunplay. It is both thought-provoking, and sometimes even mind-bending. The story is enhanced by beautiful artwork and a foreboding setting. You can play Control in the perfect form now on PS5 if you didn't get it first time.
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Deathloop is a PS5 exclusive that's been a hit. This is a surprising choice considering Arkane Lyon, a Bethesda developer now owned by Microsoft. This exclusive deal was made before Microsoft acquired Bethesda. PS5 players get one of the most enjoyable first-person shooters ever created. The Deathloop game takes place on Blackreef Island, where everyone is eager to get rid of Colt, the protagonist. Colt is trapped in a loop of time and must be killed to free it. Colt keeps his memory from every loop, but all his targets do. They are aware that he is coming. The enthralling Deathloop shooter is a masterful example of blending systems and loops in an elegant manner. It builds up slowly over time. The story is compelling and the acting is outstanding. We gave it a rare 10/10.
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Demon's Souls was the first to show off what the PS5 could do. Bluepoint Games has remade the action-RPG from 2009 that launched the Souls series. It runs like a dream. It shouldn't be surprising, considering that Bluepoint Games also created the stunning Shadow of the Colossus sequel. Remaking a popular game is always risky. However, Bluepoint managed to keep the original and drastically improve the presentation. This game is great, but it's even more enjoyable. The absurd amount of detail makes Demon's Souls' haunting world and the dangers it contains all the more real.
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Destiny 2 just keeps getting better. Bungie's latest Witch Queen campaign elevates the online shooter to new levels in story and gameplay. Bungie plans to release content for Destiny 2 by the end of this year. It's still a great time to get involved in the online community. Destiny 2 can be downloaded for free, so you'll have access to a lot of content and competitive multiplayer, without having to pay a penny. Destiny 2 looks amazing in 4K on PS5.
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The perfect choice for upgrading to a PS5 is a fast-paced action video game featuring stylish combat. The definitive console edition of Capcom's action game Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is here. The DMC 5 Special Edition is impressive technically. It offers three graphics and performance settings, each offering different combination of enhancements such as Ray-tracing and 4K resolution. You can even play at 120fps. The Vergil DLC is also included, which allows you to play the game with Dante as his twin brother. Turbo and Legendary Dark Knight are two new modes that have been added to the game. Legendary Dark Knight increases the difficulty and Turbo accelerates the gameplay. DMC 5 Special Edition is worth the effort, thanks to the new content and technical enhancements. This is one of the most exciting action games of recent years, and it features one of its deepest combo system ever.
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It seems probable that Elden Ring, the PS5's best game, will still be available for purchase at the end of its lifecycle. It's clear that Elden Ring was rated the best on Metacritic. This means it surpassed ,exceeded From Software's high expectations. Elden Ring is very similar to Dark Souls, except that it takes place in an enormous open world. Elden Ring allows its world to tell the story, in a traditional From Software style. It is captivating, and it replicates the feeling of adventure in Breath of the Wild. Elden Ring, like all Soulsbourne games has a rigorous combat system that can feel daunting. This beast is worth the effort. Elden Ring, the most popular open-world game for PS5, is currently in its prime. In our Elden Ring review, it received a rare 10/10.
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Final Fantasy VII Remake received a rare 10/10 for its thrilling and strategic combat, engaging characters, beautiful depiction Midgar and how it is different from the original. Final Fantasy VII: Remake for PlayStation 5 offers two options. One lets you run the game at 60fps, but with some graphics improvements. The other allows you to play it in 4K. Intergrade includes Intermission DLC. This adds a story featuring the lovable ninja Yuffie and introduces side missions as well as the Fort Condor minigame. It also fleshes out the wider FF7 world. Intergrade, whether you have FF7 Remake already on PS4 and want to upgrade it to the PS5 version free of charge, or if you are just starting out with FF7 Remake for the first-time, is the ultimate version.
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Skyrim's most popular mod, The Forgotten City, has been reimagined as an expanded and expanded version. The story takes place in Rome, which abides to the Golden Rule. This means that anyone who sins is subject to equal punishment by Gods. The role of a detective is to communicate with the citizens and solve puzzles to find the answer to the mystery. It has a time loop mechanism, which means that if you apply the Golden Rule, the loop will start over. The clever writing and engaging puzzles make it a fascinating experience.
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Ghost of Tsushima, the final major PlayStation4 exclusive was released. It made full use of PS4's hardware as it looked amazing and performed extremely well. Tsushima’s open, lush world is made richer and more expressive by the free PS5 upgrade. Ghost of Tsushima is now available to those who missed it during the PS4's last year. The upgrade supports 60fps gameplay and 4K resolution. It makes Ghost of Tsushima feel and look like a native PS5 title. Jin Sakai is a Samurai who survives a brutal death before embarking on an adventure in order to stop the Mongol invasion of Japan. Ghost of Tsushima features fluid combat and well-integrated stealth mechanisms. Although the open-world quest system is familiar, it's worth revisiting for all its other features. Legends, a co-op multiplayer mode that allows for multiple players to play together in multiplayer is a great addition to the already excellent game.
The Director's Cut can be purchased as an option. This includes new story extensions that enhance the overall story.
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PS5 is home to one of the best PS4 games. A PS5 update includes a new performance mode that supports 4K resolution and runs at 60 frames per second. Although God of War did not require an update, it's still an excellent game. The higher frame rate and resolution make God of War's environments look more beautiful and more fluid. God of War has been a PlayStation exclusive for a while, and it is well worth revisiting. God of War raises the series to new levels thanks to its more coherent, intimate story of fathers and their sons. It also features methodical combat with all of the same style that the franchise is famous for. God of War is a must-have for action game enthusiasts.
PS Plus members have the option to play God of War free of charge as part of their PlayStation Plus collection.
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Gran Turismo 7 has been the most popular racing game for PlayStation 5 thus far, even though it isn't up against much. Gran Turismo 7 is the best racing game on PlayStation 5. This may not be surprising considering its history, but it's great to see the brand's return to form. Gran Turismo 6 was released in 2006. It's hard to believe that it has been eight years. The PS5's incredible hardware has enabled GT 7 to bring the series into an entirely new era. Gran Turismo 7 offers top-notch handling and a variety of single-player content. There are also heaps of customization options that will delight car lovers. Gran Turismo 7 launches with more than 40 tracks and over 400 cars. Gran Turismo 7 should be your first racing game for the PlayStation 5.
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Hades, a roguelike game that can make you love the genre, is available. Supergiant Games' highly anticipated action game, Hades, arrived last summer on PS5. It brought one of the most popular modern independent games to an entirely new audience. You play the role of Zagreus in Hades. He is the god who brings about rebirth. It is your goal to escape the underworld. But it will not be an easy task. Hades is a fast-paced, challenging game that requires both quick thinking and strategic planning. Hades' captivating tale is filled with fascinating gods and goddesses, as you make your way through each room. Hades offers a satisfying and varied action game with plenty of opportunities for experimentation, as well as a structure that rewards perseverance.
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Hitman's reboot trilogy by IO Interactive has been a great stealth-action series. Hitman 3, the final installment of the World of Assassination trilogy, is a great success. Hitman 3 is a showcase of player creativity in intricate, sandbox-style levels. This allows players to explore countless ways to complete objectives as Agent 47. The level design and characters are brilliant, but they also draw you in to this bizarre world. Hitman 3 places more emphasis on the story. This trickles down into the atmosphere and creates a campaign with greater significance. We recommend that you also play the two previous games. Hitman 3 can import all levels from the previous two games with gameplay and visual enhancements.
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Horizon Forbidden West, a great example of the PS5's power, is a wonderful demonstration. Horizon Forbidden West, arguably the most stunning open-world title ever created is an excellent demonstration of the power and capabilities of PS5. Aloy's second adventure is set after Zero Dawn. The heroine embarks on an exciting new journey to find answers about the past to help save the world. Horizon Forbidden West is a mix of action-oriented combat and stealth when it comes the robot dinosaurs (signature machines). Horizon Forbidden West has a wealth of content and is an amazing open-world experience. While the main quests are the highlight of this show, there are many compelling sidequests to encourage exploration. Although there are too many systems within Forbidden West to be truly enjoyable, anyone who enjoys open-world gaming will find plenty of things to do and see.
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Hazelight's second cooperative-only video game, It Takes Two, is much better than the first because controlling characters doesn’t feel like an afterthought. This is a fun and innovative platformer that's both playful and challenging. It takes place in an imaginative world created by a young girl after her heartbreaking parents divorce. Mom and Dad must work together to rekindle their relationship through puzzles and jump challenges. It Takes Two, which is often hilarious and has many inventive ideas, is the result of a studio who understands their strengths and areas for improvement. Despite Josef Fares' vulgar, outspoken statements that make him seem more like a joke than a man. However, Fares is a creative force. He may be gone by the Oscars, but it is clear that the industry has not. It's hard to see him surpassing It Takes Two with his next project.
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Marvel's Spider-Man Ultimate Edition: Miles Morales includes the Ultimate edition and the follow-up to one of the most popular PS4 games. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales runs flawlessly on PS5 thanks to the high-powered hardware that allows for several settings to increase frame rates and improve visual quality. Marvel's Spider-Man is a touching and heartwarming story with great characterizations and a wonderful pacing. The remastered version of the game is well worth the effort, even if it was already on your PlayStation4.
Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales offers a shorter experience than Uncharted: Lost Legacy, but still builds on the solid foundations of its predecessor. The story of Miles' growing-up story is an enjoyable one, with many twists and turns. These two games are a great duo, and they should both be part of every PS5 library.
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No Man's Sky was the space exploration sim that Hello Games launched back in 2016, and has had an even better comeback. Hello Games's four-plus year history has seen the story evolve from empty promises to surpassing expectations. No Man's Sky is a fantastic experience. It has added a slew of features such as base-building, space fleet management and new modes for multiplayer. No Man's Sky on PS5 runs at 4K and 60fps. It has better lighting and shadows and more detail. No Man's Sky's technical and visual improvements are a great addition to a space exploration game.
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Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular first-person shooters. It has been around for seven years. The maps and gunplay are superb, Siege remains one of the most popular tactical shooters. Rainbow Six Siege is available on PS5 in two performance modes: 120fps, dynamic 4K and 60fps native 4K. The console version of Siege is better than ever, with DualSense Controller (120fps and dynamic 4K) and resolution mode (60fps and native 4K). This controller adds an extra dimension to gunplay through its adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
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Ratchet & Clank's Rift Apart, a PS5 exclusive is a new action-platforming adventure that looks great on next-generation hardware. Ratchet & Clank's Rift Apart features Rivet (a new and beloved character) who joins the legendary duo when they are thrust into another dimension. Ratchet & Clank's Rift Apart is a stunning game with immersive DualSense functionality and new traversal tools to refine combat and platforming. It was the first PS5 title that felt "next-gen", and it should be a top-rated choice for all PS5 owners.
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Resident Evil Village, a sequel to Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is the second major game in the series to be viewed from the first person. But it's more than the memes surrounding its tall vampire lady. Ethan Winters's second game is often frightening, delving more into psychological horror than almost any other series title. However, Resident Evil Village also feels like a compilation of "best of" Resident Evil games. It cherry-picks elements from its four main sections and makes it feel more terrifying. While one retains Resident Evil 2's intense tension and constant pursuit, the other focuses on Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 4. The game's most frightening area is where it abandons Resident Evil. However, Capcom wisely kept this part of the experience to a small percentage so that people wouldn't be afraid. Although it's not the best Resident Evil game, there are some mediocre battles that make up the rest of the experience. But when the series hits its stride Resident Evil Village becomes the greatest.
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Returnal isn't for everyone. It's difficult, and the roguelite system can be overwhelming at times. But those who persevere will enjoy one of Housemarque’s most popular games. It is a third-person shooter of AAA quality with arcade sensibilities. You will need to dodge enemy projectiles, memorize their attacks, and dodging them. A deep and touching story about Selene, an astronaut who can't escape a hostile planet even after her death is added to this. You can take shortcuts, have a bit of luck and make it easier to navigate the six biomes. Even your worst runs will feel worth it. You'll likely have many more before the end.
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Although Team Ninja's Nioh series has been under the radar since 2017, its 2017 debut, Dark Souls and all those who enjoy challenging challenges should not miss it. Team Ninja has remastered Nioh for PS5 along with its sequel in 2019, and put them together in The Nioh Collection. This package contains more than 100 hours worth of action-RPG combat, world-building and thrilling action-RPG combat. The games take place during Japan's Sengoku period, however they feature different characters. The Nioh series is a stalwart in the category, with challenging combat and intimidating bosses. The games are stunning on PS5, with all the DLC included. This adds solid content to already long mainline adventures.
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Yakuza: like a Dragon PS5 Version supports native 4K resolution, 60fps and a slightly lower resolution. Sega's most innovative entry is Like a Dragon. Yakuza: like a Dragon features a new, charming protagonist in Ichiban Kasuga and a unique turn-based battle system. This takes the series to a new level. It retains many of the charming quirks Yakuza fans are familiar with, making Like a Dragon a wonderful experience for both long-time and new fans. Like a Dragon's amazing main story is only one part of the adventure. There are tons of side content to make it worth your while. Notably, the PS4 version offers a free upgrade for PS5, but save data does not transfer.
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