The best games on Playstation 5

Sony’s 5th generation console is quietly approaching two years since its release. And people keep snapping it up as Playstation 5s are still very hard to find.

But what’s a console worth without the games? What are these games that justify buying a Playstation 5 for $650 plus tax?

We’ve compiled a list of the best games on the Playstation 5 to see if it’s worth getting started with a new console.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

I’m surprised this title from Insomniac Games (Marvel’s Spider-Man, Sunset Overdrive) hasn’t been talked about more.

This is the 9th title in the Ratchet & Clank series, but if you haven’t played the entire series (like me), that’s okay; just understand that Ratchet the lombax and Clank the robot are adventurers recognized as heroes for saving the galaxy on numerous occasions from the villainous Doctor Nefarious.

If I love platform games, I’d never been particularly attached to the series. But Rift Apart changed that. One of the first Sony outcasts to truly be exclusive to the Playstation 5 (read, no PS4 version), Rift Apart is a huge visual slap in the face.

Our characters move at breakneck speed, with zero load times, between dimensions filled with creativity.

And Ratchet & Clank isn’t just a visual spectacle; the platforming mechanics are polished as can be, and the story is surprisingly moving and thought-provoking.

In short, an exclusivity that is really worth the detour.

Buy Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Demons Souls

Ok, I won’t lie to you: I haven’t played Demon’s Souls, or at least not the Playstation 5 version.

I rather played it at the time on PS3 when a friend who had sniffed out the madness to come lent me his copy. And after a few hours of playing I realized I was a big baby who freaks out when he gets it troll at a game.

But it seems I’m in the minority, as FromSoftware’s Souls series has taken the gaming world by storm, from Dark Souls to Elden Ring to Bloodborne, not to mention the hundreds of games inspired by the series that have spawned.

And it was Demon’s Souls that got the ball rolling. But it’s also a game released in 2009, on a console, the Playstation 3, that was still poorly understood by developers.

The PS5 remake is therefore not too much. Fast loading times, dazzling graphics, everything is there to satisfy players who have the courage to return to the origins of Dark Souls.

It’s just that I’m not one of them.

Buy Demon’s Souls

Horizon: Forbidden West

As of this writing, I’m finishing up my Forbidden West game (so no spoilers!) And even after 50 hours of play, I keep doing all the little quests I find because I can’t wait for my adventure to end.

Yes, if you played the first title in the series, Zero Dawn, this second installment is more of the same recipe. But when the base game is this good, it’s hard to complain.

In Forbidden West, you once again play as Aloy, who heads west to what was once Las Vegas in an attempt to contain an impending environmental disaster. Along the way, she will discover more about the origins of the world she lives in and about her own origins.

Forbidden West is one of the most beautiful games I’ve had the chance to play, an absolutely stunning visual experience. The faces reach such a degree of realism that you sometimes think you think you are watching a movie.

And behind it all is gameplay that is so addictive that I often find myself spending hours crouching in the tall grass hunting for the robotic animals that inhabit the world for no real reason, just because it’s fun.

Buy Horizon: Forbidden West

Tales of Rise

The Tales of series is a series of Japanese role-playing games that dates back to the 90s and has accumulated many fans over the years with its system of mixing action and RPG, without ever reaching the heights of Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest .

But Tales of Arise is probably the most complete episode of the series. The developers took a long break after the previous installment, Tales of Berseria, and it shows. Visually, no game in the series has been given this much care.

And the story as well as the gameplay are up to par. Deep RPG fans as well as action enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in this game, which offers around forty hours of gameplay.

Buy Tales of Arise

Astro’s Playroom

You can’t complain that they always want you to spend money; Astro’s Playroom is a free game offered with all Playstation 5 consoles.

The Playstation 5 controller, Dualsense, has a lot of special features: haptic feedback, trigger resistance, motion detection… and Astro’s Playroom is used to demonstrate it.

But this is not just a simple technical demo; Astro’s Playroom is a true platformer in its own right, full of references to Playstation history and its games.

One of the best platformers in recent years (which is nothing for a free game), you’d be crazy to live without it.

Fire Ring

Well, we couldn’t stop talking about it, huh.

Elden Ring is the phenomenon of the year in the world of video games, with more than 17 million copies sold since its release in the spring of 2022.

Developed by Hidetaka Miyazaki and his FromSoftware team, to whom we owe Dark Souls and Bloodborne, Elden Ring has enlisted novelist George RR Martin (Game of Thrones) to tie its story together.

The result? An open but dark and mysterious world that delights players. In fact, the game has attracted so much praise that God of War Ragnarok will have to do very, very hard at the end of the year to hope to steal the title of Game of the Year from the Ring of Fire.

Buy the Fire Ring

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Miles Morales launched with the console in November 2020 and is intended as a “semi-sequel” to the original Spider-Man released in 2018.

We follow Miles Morales, the other Spider-Man, while our good old Peter Parker is abroad accompanying Mary-Jane on a trip to Europe. When new villains attack New York, it’s up to Miles to defend his city.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is built on the same foundation as his predecessor, but we still add some powers to Miles, who can project electricity and make himself invisible.

But the heart of this episode lies in its protagonist, Miles Morales, who we can’t help but adore because he’s so endearing.

All this makes us very eager for Spider-Man 2, which should allow us to embody the two Spider-Men.

PS: The ultimate version also comes with the remastered version of Spider-Man!

Buy Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition

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