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The BEST games for PS5 - TOP 30

 A list of the 30 best titles available on PlayStation 5 of all genres, both exclusive and from third-party companies, and also considering 'remakes' and reissues.

The BEST games for PS5 - TOP 30

The PlayStation 5 game catalog has grown exponentially in quantity and quality since the launch of the console on November 12, 2020 (a week later in Spain). Sony's next-generation machine has just started its journey, but it already has references in all genres: action adventures, RPG, racing, fighting, and other experiences that appeal to an audience with diverse tastes and varied ages. It is also, at the moment, a list with many reissues, remasters, and remakes, but that does not mean that they are not as recommendable games in 2022 as they were in their original release.

30. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition

Devil May Cry 5 is the best hack and slash of recent years, the star of the genre since Bayonetta 2. The fifth installment of the Capcom saga is deep and varied thanks to the fact that the adventure is co-starred by Nero, Dante, and V, each of them with a different combat style, and in the latter case, innovative in the genre. The adventure is full of spectacular moments, fantastic confrontations thanks to the good design of enemies, and huge final bosses. All this was already in the original delivery, but this Special Edition improves an audiovisual section that was already incredible, adds a fourth playable character, Vergil, and incorporates another level of extra difficulty, further increasing replayability.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition

29. Metro Exodus: Complete Edition

4A Games reiterates the formula of the Metro saga but destroys some of the claims of the series. Metro Exodus doesn't entirely abandon the claustrophobic, post-apocalyptic shootouts of its predecessors, but instead takes the action into four small open worlds. The breadth does not dilute a more than remarkable shooting game, it gives options for very interesting secondary activities and allows us to meet at our own pace a deeper cast of characters than it seems at first. One of the virtues of the original game is its audiovisual spectacularity, which with this Complete Edition goes much further thanks to the use of ray tracing, which completely changes the representation of the scenarios, and the use of the DualSense haptic response, which improves immersion.

Metro Exodus: Complete Edition

28. The Nioh Collection

The Nioh Collection brings together the remastered versions of Nioh and Nioh 2 in the same package, two excellent games for those who like action RPGs that follow a souls-like formula. The Team Ninja games shine for their challenging, deep, and customizable combat system, and with some final bosses that remain in the memory; and scenarios not as convoluted as in the FromSoftware titles, but just as well designed. If you have already played them, the graphic improvement is not exactly overwhelming, but they are two real great games that benefit from the higher speed of the console and the DualSense.

The Nioh Collection

27. Hades

Supergiant Games has signed notable to outstanding titles one after another: Bastion, Transistor, Pyre. Excellent games all of them, but with Hades they released a true masterpiece. It is a roguelite in which, controlling Zagreus, we escape from hell by going through the different zones of hell to flee from our father, Hades. The progression system for the character, their weapons, and the blessings we get in each run is magnificent, as well as a direct and deep combat system that changes a lot between one weapon and another. But what makes the title special is how the narrative is combined with the gameplay, a plot in which we get to know little by little, after each death and after each milestone, the ambitions of Zagreus and the different mythological characters of the court of Hades; all of them, by the way, with a spectacular visual design.


26. Resident Evil Village

In Resident Evil 7 Capcom paid homage to different horror genres with an adventure that began as a slasher in the Baker mansion and then flirted with the Saw style and even the ghostly. Resident Evil 8: Village takes that premise to the monster genre: vampires, grotesque aquatic creatures, mechanical terror... All this in an adventure where the puzzles have less presence than the action and the exploration of a town full of secrets, disturbing characters, and even werewolves. The eighth numbered installment of the saga is not a terrifying experience, but it is a hilarious action adventure that does not hesitate to embrace eighties horror cinema.

Resident Evil Village

25. Olli Olli World

OlliOlli World is one of those games that, when it clicks on you, you can't put it down and keep coming back to it for weeks and weeks. It is a side-scrolling skateboarding arcade where the objective is not only to complete the phases set in very visually appealing worlds but also to achieve the highest possible score in each of those challenges. The control is accessible, precise, and deep; art design oozes personality with an Adventure Time vibe; and the online leaderboards will make you itch a lot, especially if a colleague plays.

Olli Olli World

24. Control: Ultimate Edition

The creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake surprised in 2019 with Control, an action-adventure with touches of the supernatural, with influences from the surrealism of David Lynch's cinema and a very powerful and original artistic section. Jesse Faden infiltrates a secret government building where objects with paranormal abilities are being investigated in order to find his brother. An adventure with development with Metroidvania overtones starts from that premise, while we are getting new powers that allow us to turn Jesse into a killing machine that throws enemies against his companions, flies over the scenarios, and protects himself by creating wells extracting concrete from the ground. Although it suffers from the repetition of combat and an unsatisfactory ending to the story, it is one of those games that are pleasant to control and whose plot development catches us.

Control: Ultimate Edition

23. Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is one of those few games that manage to combine fun and creative gameplay, a gorgeous visual style, and a well-written, emotional narrative packed with lovable characters. The world has lost all its color, but Chicory, who possesses the power of the brush, cannot find the strength to restore the world: she remains locked up in it, depressed. It will be our mission to pick up the brush and literally color the environment while we solve puzzles, help different characters (and they help us) and unfold a story that combines serious themes and humor in a fantastic way.

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

22. Hitman 3

The formula of the recent Hitman is one that has been built and polished little by little since IO Interactive decided in 2016 to launch the first installment in an episodic format that did not quite work. Hitman 3 benefits from all these improvements, a game where we will visit different levels that are huge, dense, and full of possibilities with the goal of assassinating the target without being detected. Agent 47 has a wide variety of tools to do so, but his greatest asset is our ability to stealth and thinks of imaginative solutions to committing assassinations that are really puzzling with thousands of moving pieces that can fit together in different ways.

Hitman 3

21. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Uncharted: A Thief's Legacy Collection is a must-play game for anyone who didn't own a PS4, or if they did, made the mistake of not playing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and/or Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. They are two spectacular action adventures, full of unforgettable sequences, where the linear but pleasant exploration, the resolution of simple puzzles, and combats full of verticality (which perhaps end up being repeated in Uncharted 4 ) are mixed with an amazing fit. They are also much more than simple stories of treasure hunters. The characters of the two titles give off humanity rarely seen in a blockbuster. They are people with whom we empathize and who, beyond the search for lost cities and unparalleled riches, present moral dilemmas that tie us to two adventures (both with a fantastic rhythm) until the credits appear.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

20. Tales of Arise

Bandai Namco Studios' action RPG has revolutionized the Tales of formula without removing it from its origins, just by considerably increasing its production values. T ales of Arise tell us a plot with themes and structure that we have seen over and over again, but that continues to work: the yoke that the powerful exercise towards the disunited people. Throughout different locations with plots that look at this central theme from different prisms, we immerse ourselves in a visually beautiful JRPG that shines, above all, for a dynamic and colorful real-time combat system that will delight fans of the game. gender.

Tales of Arise

19. Lost Judgment

The team responsible for the Yakuza series surprised everyone with Judgment, a detective adventure built on the playable foundations of the series that gave Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio its name. And with Lost Judgment, they improved everything that he did well and changed everything that didn't quite work out. Thus, we are facing an action-adventure focused on the narrative with a very fun real-time combat system and full of interesting mini-games and secondary activities. But it stands out for the quality of its history, both for how well written it is and for the importance and approximation of the different topics covered. It's one of that games are bold, relevant, and courageous.

Lost Judgment

18. Sifu

SoClap, the creators of the innovative but somewhat limited online fighting game Absolver, make Sifu a great game as long as one is up for the challenge and repetition. If that barrier is overcome, this adventure with a structure halfway between the roguelike and the roguelite and inspired by the martial arts cinema will catch you. It is, without a doubt, the game that has best captured the sensation of being an agile fighter, capable of facing almost a dozen enemies at the same time, interacting with the elements of the scene that surround him, and fighting against mastodons several times bigger than him. He is a kind of modernization of theme against the neighborhood, with a staging full of personality and with a very original playable premise: after each death, the protagonist ages, and if he ends up dying you have to start from the beginning.


17. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the best modern fighting games, and without a doubt, the one that offers the most single-player content. This Ultimate version adds many fighters, modes, and an even more spectacular graphic section to the original game, which shines by itself with combat mechanics that are delightful, a long and interesting story mode, with single-player modes that last for hours and hours of play, with an online mode that works like a shot and with differentiated and varied characters from the saga and other intellectual properties: here we can pit Rambo against Robocop. What more do you want?

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

16. Deathloop

Arkane Studios, the creators of Dishonored and Prey, has once again given the immersive simulator genre a new twist with Deathloop. The title preserves the essence of the genre: a masterful design of levels and powers that allows the proposed objective to be approached in many different ways. In this case, that goal is to take down all eight Visionaries of Blackreef, a mysterious island full of Retro-Futuristic china caught in a time loop, in a single day. This premise is where the aforementioned twist is inserted: it has a roguelite structure that leads us to explore the four phases at four different times of the day to put the pieces together on our imaginary detective board. Thus, the goal is to discover the actions to perform and in what order to carry out a perfect run that allows us to kill the eight bosses in succession before the loop restarts.


15. Sackboy: Big Adventure

Great platforming adventures aren't limited to Nintendo machines, and Sackboy: Big Adventure is an example of that. With a perspective reminiscent of Super Mario 3D World, Sumo Digital's cooperative game for up to four players picks up the protagonist of LittleBigPlanet to offer a hilarious, well-designed, imaginative title, capable of surprising every so often and with musical levels that leave their jaws open And it's also very pretty.

Sackboy: Big Adventure

14. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is not an innovative game or a title that tries to reinvent the wheel with its story or game mechanics. Even so, Ember Labs' action adventure offers a magical experience with an environmental theme and a visual style reminiscent of Studio Ghibli films despite the three-dimensionality. Kena combines well-executed platforming, puzzle, and combat sections into a highly entertaining, fun, and engaging journey.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

13. Gran Turismo 7

The king of driving simulators is back, and this time with a much more traditional experience than Gran Turismo Sport, focused on the online experience (although Gran Turismo 7's online mode is, in essence, and content, a Sport 2.0 ) . . Polyphony Digital presents us with a driving game that exudes love, affection and cares not for the competition, but for the cars themselves. The tone of the game is perfectly set by its main mode, GT Café, a quiet cafeteria where we choose menus with different tests that unlock new vehicles by completing them while divulging the history of cars and their manufacturers. In addition, the title is an audiovisual show, is one of the titles that best takes advantage of the PS5 DualSense, and is full of content to keep you playing for months and months.

Gran Turismo 7

12. Guilty Gear -Strive

Arc System Works have been a benchmark in hardcore fighting games for years with their BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series. However, a few years ago they managed to reach the general public with the excellent Dragon Ball FighterZ. And Guilty Gear: Strive abounds in that idea, offering at the same time a very deep, accessible fighting game that on screen is little less than watching a high-quality anime. Although it can be blamed that the single-player content is not as extensive as you would like (although the story mode is very good and has been expanded with another plot), its bombproof gameplay and an online mode that works as it should give game for a while.

Guilty Gear -Strive

11. Death Stranding Director's Cut

For some, an eccentricity. For others, one of the best blockbusters of the last decade. Death Stranding is the latest game from Kojima Productions ( Metal Gear Solid ). With certain doses of surrealism, long cinematic scenes, eccentric and unforgettable characters, and a cast full of Hollywood stars, it tells us a story in the post-apocalyptic United States where people live isolated in underground bunkers. Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus) is a delivery man who crosses the dangerous wasteland to deliver packages, and in his shoes, we put ourselves on a mission to reconnect the country of North America. Thus, innovative gameplay is offered that twists and makes something so intrinsic to the video game-like walking hilarious, although of course with a challenging touch and with an online mode just as revolutionary as the proposal. This Director's Cut slightly improves an audiovisual section that was already incredible in the original, adds a short secondary mission that is worth playing only for its ending, and certain extras that are appreciated.

Death Stranding Director's Cut

10. It Takes Two

Hazelight, the studio behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out, is once again revolutionizing co-op with It Takes Two, a platform adventure that can only be played in co-op for two people online or locally (we recommend the latter option). It tells the story, always humorously, about a married couple on the verge of divorce who find themselves transformed into wax dolls after a tantrum by their daughter and must regain their human form. With this premise, a title with an immense variety of situations is shaped, where something new is always happening and that takes the concept of the cooperative further, forcing a constant communication and synchronization between the two players, who perform well-differentiated actions depending on who they control.

It Takes Two

9. Returnal

Housemarque, the creators of such prestigious independent arcade games as Resogun and Nex Machina, have signed Returnal to their first blockbuster. It is a third-person shooter that combines the studio's experience with bullet hell and the structure of a roguelike, all combined with a story that takes Selena, the protagonist, to a strange alien planet with different ecosystems and strange enemies and where his Earth home is also, which is explored in disturbing first-person exploration sequences. It is one of those precise titles, in which it's nice to move, that fill the screen with lights and color, that makes our hearts race, and where you die many, many times, but always fairly.


8. Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

Ghost of Tsushima, from the creators of inFamous, is one of PlayStation Studios' recent adventures best received by audiences and critics. Its recreation of feudal Japan, the beauty of Tsushima Island, and its classic yet compelling structure garnered the attention of many for dozens of hours. This Director's Cut slightly improves the graphics of an already great looking title, adds 3D Audio, and implements the DualSense's haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, but its biggest addition is an expansion that takes us to the island of Iki, a place with its own identity where we can lose ourselves for even more hours and where we are told a very careful and well-told story.

Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

7. Astro's Playroom

One of the best PlayStation 5 games are included on all consoles as one more program. And despite what it might seem, it goes far beyond being a technical demo. Astro's Playroom is meant to demonstrate the console's capabilities: the virtually non-existent load times, the challenge cards, the DualSense features, etc. And also to pay tribute to the history of PlayStation, as hardware, and to the characters and sagas that are associated with the brand. Although it does all that correctly, it also manages to be a varied and brief 3D platformer, but brilliantly designed and with a scoring system that itches us and makes us come back again and again.

Astro's Playroom

6. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Insomniac Games' award-winning, blockbuster Spider-Man continues in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a more subdued sequel adventure focused entirely on Miles Morales, who will apparently co-star with Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man 2 . Although the title does not innovate greatly compared to its predecessor, the plot it presents us with is well written and builds a modern, complex superhero with whom it is easy to empathize. In addition, Moles Morales has unique abilities compared to Parker, which is why he varies a combat system that is still hilarious.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

5. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of the best remakes ever made. Square Enix's JRPG adapts a portion of the original work, up to the release of Midgar, but does more than just a simple reinvention of the classic: it's a game of its own. Of course, seeing the characters and environments from 1997 in modern and generally overwhelming graphics is amazing, but even more so is a new agile and strategic combat system, how the story is self-aware that there is another Final Fantasy VII, the deepening in previously undeveloped characters and the interesting expansion of the plot. All of that, with slight visual improvements, is in Intergrade ., which also expands the PS4 game with a DLC dedicated to Yuffie, who is difficult not to love, who stars in some great sequences and gives a twist to the confrontations.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

4. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet's most ambitious adventure is also the most visually spectacular game that can be found right now on PlayStation 5. That Ratchet & Clank: A Separate Dimension is visual debauchery that makes us long-toothed imagining what we can get to seeing on our screens throughout the generation does not mean that it neglects what is most important. Quite the contrary. The adventure of Ratchet, Clank, and Rivet, who co-stars in the title, is a shooting game full of imaginative weapons, and mechanical variations that provide freshness and situations with a lot of sense of entertainment. We have seen the story he tells us a thousand and one times, but he does it in an emotional, fun, and funny way that catches us until we see the credits.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

3. Horizon Forbidden West

Aloy's post-apocalyptic adventure that began in Horizon Zero Dawn continues in Horizon Forbidden West, which takes us into the Forbidden West that gives this open-world adventure its name. But the sequel goes far beyond exploring unpublished areas of her universe, getting to know the protagonist better and delving into the interesting background on how the cataclysm that caused the domination of the machines occurred. Guerrilla gameplay improves on everything from its predecessor: narrative, combat, graphics, and overall production values. But what gives it this place on the list is that, despite being an open world with a traditional structure, all its contents are varied, interesting, stimulating, and fun.

Horizon Forbidden West

2. Demon's Souls Remake

We were used to the good work of Bluepoint Games. The Shadow of the Colossus remake was highly praised, and the remasters of Team ICO games and early God of War installments are very good. But with Dark Souls Remake they left us speechless. Preserving the base of FromSoftware's cult classic unchanged, they made the first of the souls borne a more than the enjoyable title in 2020 thanks to a brilliant audiovisual section and the use of most of the PS5 functions, which in cases such as non-existent loading times they make the experience (in which we will die many times)much more enjoyable than on PlayStation 3.

Demon's Souls Remake

1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring is much more than the adaptation of the FromSoftware formula to the open world. It is one of the best games ever. The Middle Lands is an endless and tremendously dense setting, full of dungeons, and levels that will remain in our memory as the best settings in Souls, with secrets hidden everywhere, and with the ability to surprise at every turn. All this is complemented by a deeper, more dynamic, fun, and also accessible combat system., allowing for a wide variety of playstyles without detracting from that great feeling of overcoming a seemingly impossible challenge. And for those who want to investigate and pay attention to the details, with a plot background (again, with the usual style of fragmented narrative) that is at the best level of the titles directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Elden Ring