PlayStation 5 has been around for more than a year, but not everyone has the luck to be able to get one due to the chip shortage. Even today, people around the world are still waiting to get their own.
If you are one of the lucky ones that have been able to get a PlayStation 5 recently, then this article will be perfect for you! If you’re in need of some PlayStation Network Cards, head to OffGamers here and get some! Here are some of the games you SHOULD GET for your PlayStation 5.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition
With Spider-Man: No Way Home being out in theatres recently, I think it is also the perfect time to get this game for your PlayStation 5, especially if you have not played it on the previous generation of consoles before.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Ultimate Edition consists of the Miles Morales standalone spinoff, as well as the remastered version of 2017 Marvel’s Spider-Man and its DLCs. You are technically getting two games in one package.
If you’ve already finished the original game, then that’s no problem as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales still gives you at least 10 hours of solid campaign while keeping the gameplay fresh and different.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Another one from Insomniac Games, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is also a PlayStation 5 exclusive. It is also a tech demo on how great PlayStation 5 is in general.
It is a brilliant game focusing on multidimensional worlds, in which each world features a vibrant and visually pleasing environment. You will also meet a new character, Rivet. She is the alternate dimension version of Ratchet, and you will explore the worlds with them while experiencing fast-paced platformer third-person shooter gameplay.
It also preserves its charm just like the previous Ratchet & Clank games, so if you have played any of the games previously, you will feel right at home.
As a PS5 exclusive, it also makes use of the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and audio feature, which is neat.
Returnal is another PlayStation 5 exclusive, and this game is not one for the faint of heart.
It is a third-person shooter game with roguelike gameplay, which means it features random-generated locations and permanent death. Mainly, once you die, you are sent back to the very start losing all the progress you’ve made, while dealing with a newly generated map.
On the other hand, it has exceptionally stunning visuals for its mysterious alien world, and it also utilizes the DualSense controller’s capabilities.
If you are a fan of pumping your adrenaline by dodging and weaving multiple projectiles towards you while experimenting with a variety of weapons, then this game is perfect for you.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Final Fantasy VII Remake was originally released in April 2020 for PlayStation 4, but with the release of PlayStation 5, it is obvious that this one will be released with slightly better visuals.
First, if you have not played this one nor the original 1997 Final Fantasy VII, then this is something you must grab this year. It is an excellent remake, although it is not the complete remake since Square Enix decided that an episodic approach would be better. Thus, the story of the remake only spans the entire Midgar section of the original game. However, it is already plenty enough.
Additionally, the PlayStation 5 version adds the Integrade update, which focuses on Yuffie’s story.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a spinoff of the LittleBigPlanet series, which is the perfect game for the family!
The game is perfect for up to 4 players (local/couch coop or online), although, solo players can still have fun. It also commemorates being the first 3D platformer game in the series, so expect to jump a lot and do maneuvers to complete the levels.
Unfortunately, there is no Create Mode for this game unlike the ones in the main series, but it still has some customizable features for your Sackboy.
Demon Souls is a remake of the 2009 classic of the same name. It is also a PlayStation 5 exclusive, and by far, one of the best-looking games out there.
If you are familiar with the Souls series, Demon Souls is the one that started it all and laid the foundation for its spiritual successors. With that in fact, expect this game to be hard and gritty. It is unforgiving, yet amazingly and satisfyingly well-done.
Explore the kingdom of Boletaria, in which you will encounter various dark fantasy monsters. If you are having a hard time, you can always ask for help by opening your world online for cooperative play. On the other hand, you can also invade other people’s worlds if you feel like it, and vice versa.
Hades has been out for Nintendo Switch and PC in 2020, but it only got released for PlayStation 5 on August 13, 2021.
It is a hack and slash roguelike indie game from the developers of Bastion and Transistor. Hades is their best game yet, and to be honest, this could be considered as one of the greats of all time.
The mission is easy, you play as Zagreus, and you must escape from the underworld. However, it is not a cakewalk as you have to pass several challenging stages and bosses with the help of the other gods. Each run is meaningful for the lore building, but it is also very challenging as the maps and the buffs you will get are based on RNG.
This one is a must-have for gamers who love satisfying gameplay.
These are the best games you can get for your new PlayStation 5. We decided to go mostly for exclusive games as you will never go wrong with them most of the time.
Demon Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Hades are must-haves if you are looking for a mix of hardcore, fun adventure, and great action in your collection of games.
Also, we did not list this since it is preloaded with your system, but Astro’s Playroom is another great 3D platformer game to try as it uses DualSense’s functionality to create something unique.
If you know of any games that you can recommend playing on the PlayStation 5, let us know in the comments section below.
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