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Best PS5 Games So Far – May 2022

After more than a year in the market, these are the best games you can look forward to playing on PS5!

PS5 is over a year old now. During this time, it has built a solid collection of exclusive and third-party games.

Even though the console scarcity continues, Sony seems hard at work to keep a steady flow of quality titles.

Recent releases like Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West have kept players entertained this year.

Furthermore, future releases like God of War Ragnarok will surely keep gamers entertained in the near future.

If you are planning to jump into the PS5 era or already own a console, these are some of the best games you can look forward to adding to your collection!

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20. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

This game is a third-person action-adventure game that revolves around a spirit guide named Kena. She uses her magical prowess to help those who have perished reach the spirit world.

As she progresses in her journey to the sacred Mountain Shrine, she will encounter corruption in the world and deadly monsters.

Kena will have to fight this menace while also helping unrestful spirits reach their rest destination in the spirit world.

If you are looking for a visually great-looking action-adventure title, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is one of the best options in PS5!

Developer: Emberlab
Multiplayer Support: Single Player 
Genre: Action Adventure, Third-Person

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Kena Bridge of Spirits PS5

19. Paradise Killer

Ready to explore Paradise Islands? Paradise Killer presents one of the best murder mysteries you can experience on a PS5 game.

It mixes adventure elements with a visual novel style so you can play detective in an open-world investigation.

Collect all the evidence you need, call your suspect to trial, and catch the culprit of this mysterious case on Paradise Island!

Developer: Kaizen Gaming
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Adventure, Visual Novel

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Kaizen Gaming

18. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

This game is a remaster of the critically acclaimed Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2. If you loved these games back in the day, you would undoubtedly enjoy these remakes.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 gets a complete graphical revamp while also updating some gameplay elements.

Fortunately, even with the fresh coat of paint, the nostalgia factor and outstanding soundtrack remain a landmark of this beloved franchise.

If you love skateboarding and everything that accompanies its subculture, this is a must-play game and one of the best titles you can experience on PS5.

Developer: Vicarious Visions
Multiplayer Support: Local Split Screen & Online Multiplayer
Genre: Sports, Skate

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Vicarious Visions

17. Tales of Arise

Without question, the Tales franchise has not been at its best in recent entries. Fortunately for fans of the series, Tales of Arise delivers and even surpasses expectations.

This title won the best RPG of 2021 at The Game Awards, and it is a perfect return to the outstanding storytelling that characterizes Tales games.

This is the perfect entry to begin for those who have never played a Tales game before.

Furthermore, those who grew up with the marvelous Tales of Symphonia will be glad to see the saga reach the quality level that fans expect!

Developer: Bandai Namco Games
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Action RPG

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Bandai Namco

16. Death Stranding: Director’s Cut

Explaining Death Stranding is complex, to say the least. Many called it a glorified walking simulator, while others defined it as a masterpiece.

Regardless of the many polarizing opinions, Death Stranding is easily one of the most unique experiences available on PS5.

If you want to unwind a bit and enjoy Kojima’s quirky storytelling style, this is the perfect game for you!

Also, the Director’s Cut version includes additional gameplay and gear changes, making the game more accessible.

If you already own the regular version of the game, here is how you can upgrade to the Director’s Cut on PS5.

Developer: Kojima Productions
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Action

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Kojima Productions

15. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

The successful Final Fantasy XIV Online franchise continues with its most recent and successful expansion, Endwalker.

This latest chapter in the story has received a fantastic reception from fans and critics alike.

Aside from the narrative continuation of the long-running story arch of FFXIV, this expansion adds two new jobs, Sage and Reaper.

MMOs are a rarity in consoles! If you want the full experience of one of the best MMO games out there, look no further than Final Fantasy XIV on PS5.

Developer: Square Enix
Multiplayer Support: MMO
Genre: MMO RPG

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Square Enix

14. Astro’s Playroom

Astro’s Playroom is one of the best platformer games available on PS5. It is a charming yet short, free game included with every PS5 console.

This game follows Astro as it explores areas that resemble each of the major hardware components of a PS5 console.

This game is not only lovely and a fantastic platformer but also a fantastic tech demo for all the potential uses the Dualsense features allow!

If you have not yet tried this game, give it a shot now! You will not regret it.

Developer: JapanStudio, Team Asobi
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Action, 3D Platformer

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JapanStudio / Team Asobi

13. Borderlands 3

Borderlands is now one of the most recognizable loot shooters in the industry. This recognition is well deserved due to its quirky, humorous, and enjoyable gameplay.

Borderlands 3 is more of this fantastic recipe. It has engaging RPG elements, non-stop action, and so much lore to discover.

Plus, you can enjoy this game with your friends. Borderlands 3 is always an unpredictable and fun shooter to play.

Developer: Gearbox Software
Multiplayer Support: Co-op, up to 4 players
Genre: Shooter, Action, First-Person

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Gearbox Software

12. Gran Turismo 7

This entry in the famous racing sim takes things to the next level!

Gran Turismo 7 feels like a natural evolution in the series that takes advantage of the PS5 computing power to deliver an outstanding racing simulation experience.

The game launched to critical acclaim and with an exceptional amount of content for gamers to enjoy. Gran Turismo 7 is undoubtedly one of the best racing games on PS5.

Developer: Polyphony Digital
Multiplayer Support: Multiplayer, local and online
Genre: Sim Racing

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Polyphony Digital

11. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Final Fantasy VII Remake initially launched on PS4, but it is better than ever on PS5. This retelling of the original FF VII brings an entirely new action-style combat system and some changes to the narrative.

Some fans are not fond of some liberties this remake took, but overall, it is a fantastic and gorgeous-looking action RPG.

Also, Intergrade adds the expansion Episode Intermission and many graphical and gameplay improvements.

Developer: Square Enix
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Action RPG

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Square Enix

10. Returnal

If you want a challenge, look no further than Returnal. This game is not impossible to beat, but it has a learning curve that can take some time to master.

Returnal follows the story of Selene Vassos, who is stranded on an alien planet and trapped in what seems to be a neverending time loop.

Dying is part of this game, but each run feels different and gratifying. As well, the new Ascension update adds the option of 2 player co-op for the campaign!

For those who loved this game, you can look forward to more exciting titles like this one from Housemarque! Sony acquired Housemarque, making it part of PlayStation Studios.

Developer: Housemarque
Multiplayer Support: Co-op, 2 players
Genre: Third-Person Shooter, Roguelike

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Housemarque

9. Resident Evil Village

The latest entry in the franchise continued the story of the events in Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. Ethan’s adventures take even a more exaggerated and sinister turn this time.

The creepy and eerie atmosphere of Resident Village persists throughout the whole game. Unquestionably, there are no dull moments in this game!

There is always something ghostly or mysterious around every corner. This is not the scariest game out there, but indeed it is one of the most entertaining survival horror titles of the generation.

Developer: Capcom
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Survival Horror, Action

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Capcom

8. Deathloop

Deathloop is the last PS5 exclusive Arkane Studios worked on before Microsoft acquired Bethesda. To everyone’s delight, the game launched to be a critical success for the studio.

Deathloop is a first-person shooter with a very unique time loop element. The protagonist of the game, Colt, needs to eliminate specific targets before the loop ends. Else, he is destined to repeat this cycle.

Even though the game might sound like a rogue-lite, there are very marked differences that make Deathloop unique.

Its gameplay mechanics and unique narrative style are completely worth a shot!

Developer: Arkane Studios
Multiplayer Support: Single Player, 2 Players PvP
Genre: First-person Shooter

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Arkane Studios

7. Demon’s Souls

Bluepoint Games is famous for its outstanding remakes that even elevate the games they recreate. Fortunately for PS fans, Bluepoint Games is now part of PlayStation Studios.

This studio and JapanStudio were a perfect match to deliver a remake of one of the industry’s best titles, Demon’s Souls.

Furthermore, the game is a perfect recreation of the original title. Its visuals and loading times are impressive, giving PS5 fans an authentic next-gen experience from day one!

If you love Soulsborne titles, this is one of the best exclusive games you can get on PS5.

Developer: JapanStudio, Bluepoint Games
Multiplayer Support: Single Player, PvP, and Co-Op elements
Genre: Action RPG

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JapanStudio / Bluepoint Games

6. It Takes Two

It Takes Two is a fantastic, unique experience. The game requires the cooperation of two players to explore many angles of the ongoing divorce of Cody and May.

This exploration takes place by controlling two handmade dolls that belong to Cody and May’s daughter throughout the game.

However, as emotionally loaded as this premise might sound, It Takes Two is a very refreshing game. It mixes many gaming genres and effective humor to deliver a heartfelt yet entertaining story.

It also won Game of the Year at the Game Awards in 2021. My recommendation with this one is to share the experience with your significant other or someone really meaningful to you.

Developer: Hazelight
Multiplayer Support: 2-Players Co-Op
Genre: Action Adventure, Platformer

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Hazelight

5. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

This game serves as an expansion to the events in the original Marvel’s Spider-Man.

As the title indicates, gamers take the role of Miles Morales and explore how being Spider-Man affects his life in Harlem.

In essence, the game elevates the already stunning art direction of the first game and further develops the story from another perspective.

If you loved the original Marvel’s Spider-Man, this is one of the best games you can get on PS5!

Developer: Insomniac Games
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Action Adventure

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Insomniac Games

4. Hades

Hades is a prime example of roguelike perfection. Players take the role of Zagreus as he tries to escape the Underworld and leave behind his less than affective father, Hades.

Coming from someone who is not a fan of roguelikes, this game is easily one of the best games of 2021.

The gameplay loop is so addicting that you will find yourself spending dozens of hours in Hades without even noticing. Each run feels unique and rewarding due to the many collectibles, abilities, and weapons.

Voice acting is superb, and the way the narrative progresses with each death is unparalleled. If you have not tried this one, do not miss out and give it a shot as soon as possible!

Developer: Supergiant Games
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Roguelike, Action RPG

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Supergiant Games

3. Horizon Forbidden West

This game is a direct continuation of the narrative in Horizon Zero Dawn. Aloy continues her adventure, facing even more significant threats along the way, including a mysterious plague devastating the world.

Everything you loved in Horizon Zero Dawn is back, with a much more accessible and visually stunning world.

This is one of the best-looking games on PS5 and one that certainly has an engaging story. Even if you did not play the first game, Horizon Forbidden West is worth every minute.

Developer: Guerrilla Games
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Action RPG

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Guerrilla Games

2. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart demonstrates what the power of a next-generation console should look like.

The game’s story is excellent, but where it truly stands out is in the rift mechanic it implements. You can completely change settings instantly, leading to some of the best action scenes in a game to date.

The game is impressively stunning from a visual standpoint, and its gameplay is rewarding and accessible.

From any possible angle, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a must-play title and one of the best games on PS5.

Developer: Insomniac Games
Multiplayer Support: Single Player
Genre: Action, 3D Platformer

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Insomniac Games

1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring is the latest Soulslike created by Hidetake Miyazaki at FromSoftware. This dark fantasy title surpassed everyone’s expectations, delivering one of the best action RPGs out there.

The game received critical acclaim from the press and gamers alike. All this praise is well deserved, as Elden Ring expands on the Souls formula to almost perfection.

Elden Ring offers a massive world full of secrets, cryptic lore, and rewarding gameplay. This game manages to raise the bar for the action RPG genre in almost every aspect.

Even though it is not a platform exclusive, Elden Ring is hands down the best game on PS5 at this moment.

Developer: FromSoftware
Multiplayer Support: Single Player, Co-OP, and PvP elements
Genre: Action RPG

Elden Ring PS5 Best Game
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