What are the best single player games on PS5? In this evolving list, the Push Square community has come together to rate and order the best experiences for just one person on PS5.
This list covers the greatest single player games available on PS5 right now, ignoring titles that predominantly feature multiplayer. While one or two entries may have an online component, the list focuses on experiences that are known for their single player adventures. Games from Sony’s first-party studios are great examples — the story is at the forefront and engaging features and mechanics make for worlds ripe for exploration.
Since we’re not bound by a particular genre, this list features all sorts of titles. From action-heavy kung fu brawlers to deep and engaging RPGs, there’s something for everyone. We already have a big list of single player recommendations, and since the PS5 is still early on in its lifespan, this list will only grow with more fantastic titles.
However, if you think a certain PS5 game is missing or you don’t agree with the current ordering, you’re in luck: this list is shaped entirely by you. By rating your favourite single player games on PS5, you can have a direct impact on this page and watch as your favourite game rises through the ranks. To do so, use the search tool below and then rate the games you think belong on our list. Once you’ve found the game in question, click on its star icon and you can leave a rating from 1 through to 10.
Note: A game will need at least 50 ratings before it’s included on this page. If you feel something’s missing or in the wrong position, rate them via their respective pages by clicking the star icon and choosing a score.
Best PS5 Games
With all that out the way, let’s take a look at what you’ve come up with. Below, you’ll find a list of the best single player games on PS5 — as voted for by you.
30. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS5)
Publisher: CD Projekt Red / Developer: CD Projekt Red
Following a disastrous PS4 launch, Cyberpunk 2077 might as well have been a brand new game on PS5 over a year later. CD Projekt Red stuck to its guns, delivering a much improved version of the open world RPG on Sony’s current-gen console, free of the game-breaking bugs and crashing issues that plagued the initial release. The result is memorable and often engrossing dark future title, peppered with great characters, punchy combat, and some excellent freeform mission design. Better late than never!
29. A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5)
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive / Developer: Asobo Studio
A Plague Tale: Innocence is the best kind of surprise: an unexpectedly strong historical outing with a likeable cast of characters and unique stealth mechanics. The fantasy underpinnings may not be to everyone’s tastes – especially as the tale somewhat limps to its conclusion – but Asobo Studio’s outstanding use of the PS5 hardware, including the DualSense, make it a must play for fans of story-based adventures.
28. Metro Exodus (PS5)
Publisher: Deep Silver / Developer: 4A Games
4A Games’ post-apocalyptic adventure Metro Exodus feels like it was meant for PS5, with silky smooth performance, great looking ray-traced graphics, and complete DualSense functionality. While some flaws of the original release do persist — those accents! — there’s a lot to like about this game on Sony’s current-gen system. Featuring loads of tense story moments and some super atmospheric exploration, this train ride through the Russian wasteland makes for a memorable journey.
27. Sifu (PS5)
Publisher: SloClap / Developer: SloClap
Sifu is one of the most impressive tributes to martial arts that you’ll find in gaming. An immaculately presented kung fu adventure, Sifu is a brutal test of reactions and skill, but in the pursuit of mastering its mechanics, you’ll find an immensely rewarding experience. A superb action title if you’re in the mood for a stiff challenge.
26. Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5)
Publisher: Ember Lab / Developer: Ember Lab
This is the debut game from developer Ember Lab, and it’s a strong first effort. Kena: Bridge of Spirits gets top marks for its animation and visual flair, but it’s also a very enjoyable action platformer. It puts us in mind of PS2 classics such as Jak & Daxter; you’re traversing a sort-of open world environment, collecting things, solving puzzles, and engaging in simple yet surprisingly challenging combat. Those lovable Rot creatures and some tricky boss battles further cement this as a cult hit.
25. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS5)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Respawn Entertainment
One of the best Star Wars games in recent memory is Jedi: Fallen Order, and it’s even better with its PS5 iteration. The action title charts the adventures of Cal Kestis, a character who undergoes secret Jedi training amid the Empire’s crackdown. With a motley crew, you journey to various known and new worlds, engaging in simple environmental puzzles and intense melee combat. On PS5, the game benefits from improved framerate and higher resolution, giving you the best picture possible while cutting through Stormtroopers with your customised lightsaber.
24. Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (PS5)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
We were tempted to just quote the entirety of Vergil’s ‘Bury the Light’ theme here, but that would deny us an opportunity to rave about Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition on PS5. Simply put, this is an exceptional action game. It’s Capcom at its absolute best, having crafted one of the greatest combat systems to ever grace the genre. In Special Edition, Vergil is the star of the show; unbelievably fun to play as and immaculately designed. This PS5 re-release also allows for instantaneous load times, a slew of graphics options, and the incredible Legendary Dark Knight mode.
23. Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)
Publisher: 505 Games / Developer: Remedy
Control pushed the limits of the PS4, delivering an intense third-person romp — but a technically flawed one. This return trip to the unorthodox Old House feels much more at home on the PS5, however, and while there are some strange difficulty spikes, Remedy’s unique brand of shooting shines throughout much of this engrossing outing. The oppressive setting, unnerving enemies, and wonderfully eerie atmosphere really come to life on Sony’s current-gen machine, offering much improved visuals and performance.
22. Tales of Arise (PS5)
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Namco Tales Studio
Bandai Namco went big budget with Tales of Arise, and delivered a fantastic action RPG. Taking place across a wide range of vibrant locations and boasting an endearing main cast of characters, there’s an awful lot to like about the desperate adventures of Alphen. As you’d expect of the long running series, the real-time, combo-based combat is a highlight — but a twisting story also strings things along to great effect. For our gald, Tales of Arise is one of the PS5’s strongest Japanese RPGs.
21. Lost Judgment (PS5)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: Yakuza Studio
A sequel to superb detective thriller Judgment, Lost Judgment doesn’t quite hit the dizzying highs of its predecessor in terms of storytelling and character development, but it’s still a great action RPG. Packed with intense plot twists and carried by an excellent cast, Lost Judgment is a typical Yakuza-style thrill ride — but it’s actually the ridiculous amount of impressively varied side content that drives Yagami’s sophomore case. An expanded, satisfying combat system is worthy of note as well.