Looking for the best PS5 games to play right now? We do not blame you. Those who have picked up PlayStation 5 (or plan to pick it up) will be looking to fill their new console library, there will be a selection of great titles.
While the PS5 launch lineup is a bit lightweight, the quality bar is high for what’s out there, and there are already a number of games that you should definitely pick up to get the most out of your new PlayStation.
Not sure where to start? Then you’re in luck: we’ve rounded up the best PS5 games you need to play right now. While some of these games are brand new for the platform, others from the PS4 era have received a next-gen upgrade for release on the PlayStation 5. Read on for our list of the best PS5 games.
Best PS5 games on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Black Friday falls on November 27 this year, followed by Cyber Monday on November 30, which means we can see discounts on the best PS5 games.
While we don’t expect many major discounts on PS5 games, given that the PlayStation 5 has just released, we may see reductions on PS5 and PS4 games (which work on the PS5 console).
So, if you want to pick up some PS5 games for your new console, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are probably the best time of year to grab some at great prices.
We’ll be showcasing the best PS5 Black Friday game deals and Cyber Monday deals on TechRadar, so keep an eye on our bespoke Black Friday PS5 bargains page. But be sure to also look back here, where our price discovery system will bring you the best prices on all the products we’ve selected below.
Whether you sail ashore or re-wander a village, Credo Valhalla Assassin recreates the Viking era with aplomb. If you’re a fan of Nordic folklore or enjoy diving an ax to another man’s chest, Valhalla promises to deliver.
The game targets 60fps on PS5, and promises better load times over the PS4 version. If that wasn’t enough, there are drinking contests should you try to drink your opponent under the table. Skål!
Check out our full Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review.
Astro Playroom is the best packing game since Wii Sports, as it perfectly demonstrates what Sony’s new system can do. From the luxurious, crystal clear 4K images, to the pleasing 3D sound, this is a platformer gem and is installed on every PS5.
This is the way Astro Playroom shows the DualSense controller, though, which really steals the show. You will feel feelings you never knew possible thanks to Sony’s new haptic feedback and adaptive trigger technology, like what it feels like to walk along different surfaces or fire a Gatling gun. It’s a surreal, enchanting experience, and we recommend boosting Astro’s Playroom first before you play anything else.
Check out our piece on why Astro Playroom will make you fall in love with the PS5 DualSense controller.
Another year, another Call of Duty. But what makes Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops worth buying? Well, for one the PS5 version makes the most of DualSense controller adaptive controllers, replicating the recoil of each individual gun. That means when you fire a machine gun, the triggers will give proper feedback. Nice.
Of course, Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops wouldn’t be complete without the walking dead, so be glad to hear zombies return. You can also play Call of Duty at 120fps for the first time on a console, which should make things even more competitive online.
Check out our full Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops review.
A true PS5 exclusive, Demon’s Souls is arguably the best-looking game on PlayStation 5. From its spectacular lighting and hulking heads to its quirky texture details, it’s a beautiful sight to see. Load times are also practically non-existent too, with flat transitions taking about three seconds at most.
Remaking the 2009 PlayStation 3 game, Demon’s Souls will test your gaming chills with its punishing difficulty. However, if you have the strength to persevere, the joys that remain are unrivaled. Be prepared to die hundreds of times before you become victorious.
Check out our full Demon’s Souls review.
A sequel that is more like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in scale, Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales puts you in Adidas brand sneakers of the charismatic and rookie web slinger, Miles. With Peter Parker away on vacation, it is up to Miles to take over New York stewardship, and predictably, his first week in office is not going smoothly.
Marvel’s Miles Morales Spider-Man presents a phenomenal cinematic experience that easily competes with Hollywood’s best. Fidelity mode of the game shows ray tracking power (realistic reflections and lighting) and 60fps silky-smooth performance is also possible. If you loved the first Spider-Man game, or just wanted to experience another excellent PlayStation, you need look no further than Miles’ first outing.
Check out our full review Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Sackboy: Big Adventure may seem like the weakest PlayStation without all three, but it’s probably the most important. This is a family-friendly game thanks to its kid-friendly nature and local four-player co-op (online arriving later), and it manages to go face to face with Super Mario impressive, commendable 3D World.
It helps that Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a truly great platformer, therefore, one that manages to avoid the common pitfalls that many developers fall into when designing games for younger audiences. Don’t sleep on this one.
Check out our full review Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
A look at the best PS5 games
- Valhalla Credo Assassin
- Astro Playroom
- Call of Duty: Cold War Black Ops
- Demon Souls
- Spider-Man Marvel: Miles Morales
- Sackboy: Big Adventure