Best PS5 Games – Push Square

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What are the best PS5 games? The PlayStation 5 is the latest home games console from Sony, released on 12th November, 2020 in North America and a week later on the 19th November, 2020 in Europe. Of course, it’s the platform holder’s most powerful, most premium machine to date, promising a big shift from the previous generation thanks to some advanced bells and whistles. Its super-fast SSD cuts loading times dramatically, the Tempest 3D audio engine brings a new dimension to sound, and the DualSense PS5 controller brings new sensations with its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

All this doesn’t mean much without games, of course, and in PS5’s lifespan thus far, we’ve seen a great number of amazing titles from all corners. The console’s launch lineup is one of the best, if not the best, in PlayStation’s history. The flagship game from Sony was Demon’s Souls, a gorgeous remake of FromSoftware’s PS3 cult hit, but it was joined by many enjoyable games, including more from first-party teams. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales got things swinging in style, Sackboy: A Big Adventure was a jolly platformer for the younger market, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ensured the console had a CoD ready to roll. The thing is, nearly every launch game for PS5 is great — you really couldn’t go far wrong.

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And that’s without even talking about the amazing Astro’s Playroom. While it’s mostly intended to show off PS5’s hardware features in a fun way, this free, pre-installed game is an absolute delight. The diminutive robot introduces you to the DualSense with some seriously inventive levels, and what’s more, the game is full to bursting with PlayStation easter eggs. Just a joy through and through.

While all this sounds ideal, the PS5 launched under very tough conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt in 2020, but Sony was determined to launch its console on time, and it did so. The downside is that, with manufacturing slowed down by shortages of crucial parts, demand has routinely outstripped supply, and PS5 stock has been few and far between ever since launch.

Despite these rocky beginnings, the console is selling roughly on par with its predecessor, the PS4. The supply problems are still a thorn in Sony’s side, but a steady stream of top-notch software has meant consumers are ready to sweep the shelves whenever they’re able. The white and black box has had an unusual and unpredictable existence, but that hasn’t stopped publishers and developers from releasing some truly excellent games.

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Speaking of which, we’re here to talk about the best PS5 games. No matter your tastes, there’s something for everyone, and that’s why this list is exciting. No matter what you enjoy, your collective top PS5 games are represented here, all outlined by your user scores. Yes, this list is entirely determined by our readers.

If you disagree with the order, you (yes, you!) can make a difference. Just below is a search bar, where you can enter the title of a PS5 game and then rate it as you see fit. All your ratings will directly influence this page — the list will shift over time to reflect the views of our readers. If you want your favourites to rise up the ranks, make yourself heard and get those ratings in.

Please note that a game will need to have at least 50 ratings before it appears on this list, just to keep things consistent and fair. Therefore, if your favourite Japanese visual novel isn’t appearing, it may be because it simply doesn’t have enough votes yet.

Best PlayStation Games by Platform

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Without further ado, let’s look at our ultimate list of the best PS5 games — as chosen by you.

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60. Outriders (PS5)

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Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: People Can Fly

Release Date: 1st Apr 2021 (USA) / 1st Apr 2021 (UK/EU)

59. Borderlands 3 (PS5)

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Publisher: 2K Games / Developer: Gearbox Software

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

58. Genshin Impact (PS5)

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Publisher: Mihoyo / Developer: Mihoyo

Release Date: 28th Apr 2021 (USA) / 28th Apr 2021 (UK/EU)

57. DIRT 5 (PS5)

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Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters

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

56. Sniper Elite 5 (PS5)

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Publisher: Rebellion / Developer: Rebellion

Release Date: 26th May 2023 (USA) / 26th May 2023 (UK/EU)

55. FIFA 22 (PS5)

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Publisher: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver

Release Date: 1st Oct 2021 (USA) / 1st Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

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54. Alan Wake Remastered (PS5)

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Publisher: Epic Games / Developer: Remedy

Release Date: 5th Oct 2021 (USA) / 5th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

53. Dying Light 2 (PS5)

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Publisher: Techland / Developer: Techland

Release Date: 4th Feb 2023 (USA) / 4th Feb 2023 (UK/EU)

52. Far Cry 6 (PS5)

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Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft

Release Date: 7th Oct 2021 (USA) / 7th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

51. Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS5)

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Publisher: Milestone / Developer: Milestone

Release Date: 30th Sep 2021 (USA) / 30th Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

50. Scarlet Nexus (PS5)

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Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Bandai Namco

Release Date: 25th Jun 2021 (USA) / 25th Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

49. Wreckfest (PS5)

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Publisher: THQ Nordic / Developer: Bugbear Entertainment

Release Date: 1st Jun 2021 (USA) / 1st Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

48. Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS5)

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Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Ghost Town Games

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

47. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS5)

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Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

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

46. Deathloop (PS5)

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Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Arkane Studios

Release Date: 14th Sep 2021 (USA) / 14th Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

45. Destiny 2 (PS5)

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Publisher: Bungie / Developer: Bungie

Release Date: 8th Dec 2020 (USA) / 8th Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

44. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition (PS5)

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Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

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

43. The Pathless (PS5)

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Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Giant Squid

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

42. Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5)

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Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Quebec

Release Date: 3rd Dec 2020 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

41. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS5)

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Publisher: CD Projekt Red / Developer: CD Projekt Red

Release Date: 15th Feb 2023 (USA) / 15th Feb 2023 (UK/EU)

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