The increasingly elusive PlayStation 5 isn’t easy to get your hands on, and even if you have one it’s tough to find games that push the console to its limit. If you’re paying a next-gen price for a next-gen console, you deserve next-gen graphics!
There still aren’t a ton of games that really take full advantage of the PS5, but more are on the way. To hold you over, almost all PS4 games are backward compatible with the new system (these are our favorites), and many are free with PS Plus. Still, to get the most out of the PS5, you’ll want a next-gen game. They deliver eye-watering visuals with gameplay so silky-smooth and hyperreal it feels like you’re peering into a different world. These are our favorite PS5 games available.
Be sure to also check out our guides to the Best PS5 Accessories and the Best Gifts for PS5 and PS4 Owners, as well as our how-tos on customizing your PS5’s home screen, along with other tips and features you’ll want to explore.
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Updated April 2022: We’ve added Elden Ring, Deathloop, Returnal, and adjusted prices.