Here Are 10 Games You Need to Add to Your PS5 Library TODAY

The PS5 still has many years left before we get the next PS6 or whatever they call it. The PS5 is a powerful system and rivals many of the best high-end PCs. It’s taken a long time for that statement to be true, but now we’re at the point that PC and console games are on par with each other– sans the keyboard and mouse (of course, you can always purchase them for your PS5).

But the most important part of a console’s lifespan is the number of great titles they have available. In this article, we’re going to like at the top 10 PS5 games you need to add to your library today.

10) Demon’s Souls

Yes, it’s a remake of the 2009 title but it’s one of the first PS5 exclusives that take full advantage of the new hardware. It’s been built from the ground up– updating the motion capture, adding 4K resolution and raytracing, and this makes it one of the most beautiful-looking games you can own right now. Plus, they’ve added some new additions to make jumping back into this FromSoftware classic well worth it. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert dealing with Souls games or you’re a newcomer, Demon’s Souls needs to be in your PS5 library.

9) Resident Evil Village

After the success of RE7, we’re back again with protagonist Ethan. And this time, he’s a little more well-equipped to deal with the werewolves, vampires, and fish monsters you have to deal with. Picking up a few years after the events of the Baker Mansion, Ethan finds his daughter kidnapped– by Chris Redfield?? We wake up in the titular village looking to get our daughter back from the clutches of evil. It pays homage to Resident Evil 4 by being more action-oriented and bringing back a merchant. It’s scary, it’s fun, and it’s a hell of a time!

8) Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

We’re back with the lovable lombax, Rachet, and his partner in crime, Clank. This game was one of the first completely new PS5 exclusive games– and boy, it lives up to the title. No loading screens, jumping in and out of dimensional rifts, beautiful graphics, and a fun story for all. I absolutely loved every minute of this game. There are so many weapons for you to mow down enemies with, you’ll be hopping around and swapping gear constantly. Oh, and then there’s Rivet. I can’t wait to see what future games have in store for her and our titular heroes. 

7) Spider-Man: Miles Morales

This game gives us a taste of what a next-gen Spider-Man game will be like. It’s so well done, you can spend hours just web-swinging around New York City, admiring the view without touching a single quest. And playing as Miles as just that little bit of swag you won’t find with Peter Parker. You can pick this one up alongside Spider-Man Remasted or as a standalone game. Either way, it’s definitely a must-play if you own a PS5 and want to see what the system can crank out.

6) Astro’s Playroom

Actually, this game’s already in your library. It’s a free game that comes pre-installed on every PS5. And it’s a playhouse that shows off all the features of the system such as the Dual Sense controller and the super-fast SSD. But it’s still an excellent platformer that you should definitely check out– if only for the relatively easy platinum trophy you can get. It’s absolutely colorful and beautiful. And the “game” has you exploring various parts of the hardware. If you haven’t spent time in Astro’s Playroom, then you’re really missing out on a really solid and fun FREE game.

5) Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut

One of Sucker Punch’s phenomenal games, it’s like you’re playing a movie. And the Director’s Cut features a bunch of new additions that make it a must-have for the PS5. There’s the Iki Island expansion, added Dual Sense support, and a graphics upgrade to an already beautiful game. You get to play a samurai in feudal Japan and explore the gorgeous countryside as you tear down foes with your katana. By the end of the game, you feel like a complete beast. Add it to your library if you want a unique experience.

4) Returnal

Now, this game isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires patience, skills, and a willingness to accept your death and start over again and again. However, if you’re up for the challenge, you have a fun time on your hands that will push you to your limits. It fully capitalizes on the power of the system. The particle physics are amazing and the amount of things being thrown at you on the screen can be overwhelming at times, but it’s worth it when you scrape out those small victories.

3) Elden Ring

From the minds that brought you Dark Souls and Game of Thrones, Elden Ring is one of the best games released on the console recently. It’s everything you’d expect from a Souls game but open world. I think that’s enough to make you want to buy it right now.

2) Kena: Bridge of Spirits

If you’re looking for a good platformer with some solid combat, then you will get a kick out of Kena: Bridge of Spirits. You play as the spirit guide Kena, and your goal is the help all the trapped spirits in the world. It features some good puzzles and it’s a fun a cute game I’d recommend for everyone.

1) Horizon Forbidden West

This is the long-awaited sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. It follows in the step of its predecessor and expands and improves on everything we loved about the first thing. And there’s just something so uniquely awesome about giant robot dinosaurs. It’s on par with The Witcher III with the number of high-quality side quests and worldbuilding. And the graphics are hands down some of the best you will see coming from the PS5 right now. 

At the time of writing, God of War: Ragnorak hasn’t been released but be on the lookout because we will update this list if it or any other game deserves a top 10 slot!


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