Best Platformers on PS5 – Push Square

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What are the best platformers on PS5? Platformers have been part of the fabric of video games since the medium’s infancy, with many of gaming’s most famous faces originating from this genre. These games are primarily concerned with testing your ability to traverse tricky environments, but within that definition is a huge variety of experiences, and that includes on PS5.

Of course, platformers can generally be split into 2D and 3D variants. While the former is less common these days, side-scrolling platformers do still come around every now and then. You have games like Cyber Shadow that purposefully apes the stylings of yesteryear, and then there are 2D platformers that push to provide something new, like The Pedestrian.

3D platformers are what you’ll predominantly find on PS5, though, and there are some very strong examples. Every PS5 owner has access to Astro’s Playroom, for instance, but titles like Solar Ash and Sackboy: A Big Adventure provide the console with a diverse range of platforming goodness. One of PlayStation’s most enduring platformer franchises is also present and correct on PS5 with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

There’s a great mix of scale and scope within the genre, so we could do with a hand getting them all in order. The games on this list are ranked based on your votes and ratings, meaning that you are directly influencing the shape of this article. If you want to have your say, you can search for your favourite PS5 platformers using the box below, or simply rate any of the titles you find on this page. Over time, this list will evolve so that it always represents your views on the best platformers on PS5.

A game will need at least 10 ratings before it makes its way onto this page. If your personal favourite platformer is missing, it could be that it just hasn’t been rated enough times yet.

Best PS5 Games

So, here’s our list of best platformers on PS5, as determined by you.

10. Cyber Shadow (PS5)

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Publisher: Yacht Club Games / Developer: Mechanical Head Games

Release Date: 26th Jan 2021 (USA) / 26th Jan 2021 (UK/EU)

9. Fall Guys (PS5)

8. Solar Ash (PS5)

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Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Heart Machine

Release Date: 2nd Dec 2021 (USA) / 2nd Dec 2021 (UK/EU)

7. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS5)

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS5)Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PS5)

Publisher: Activision / Developer: Toys for Bob

Release Date: 12th Mar 2021 (USA) / 12th Mar 2021 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Essential (Until 1st Aug 2023)

6. Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)

Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)

Publisher: Ember Lab / Developer: Ember Lab

Release Date: 21st Sep 2021 (USA) / 21st Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

5. Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5)

Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5)Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5)

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Sumo Digital

Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

4. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PS5)

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Publisher: Warner Bros / Developer: TT Games

Release Date: 5th Apr 2023 (USA) / 5th Apr 2023 (UK/EU)

3. It Takes Two (PS5)

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Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Hazelight

Release Date: 26th Mar 2021 (USA) / 26th Mar 2021 (UK/EU)

2. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Insomniac Games

Release Date: 11th Jun 2021 (USA) / 11th Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

1. Astro’s Playroom (PS5)

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Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Team Asobi

Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

So, that’s your lot — the best platformers on PS5, as dictated by the Push Square community. Does the list align with your tastes, or are there some titles you feel are in the wrong spot — or maybe not represented at all? It’s down to you to make changes, so if you think something’s amiss, use the search bar at the top of this article to leave your ratings on any PS5 platformers. Alternatively, you can navigate to any game’s page and use the star to rate them. If you can’t find a game to rate it, let us know, and we’ll get it added to our PlayStation Games Database. All that said, tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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