The 10 Best PS5 Games, According to Metacritic

  By Thomas Heath

  Published 1 day ago


  The PS5 is home to many great games, including some huge exclusives. According to Metacritic, these are the best.


  The PS5 may still be in its first year, but it already boasts an impressive library of high-quality games for players to sink their teeth into. Launch titles such as Demon’s Souls, have been bolstered by releases such as co-op hit It Takes Two and Insomniac’s latest title Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

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  There are plenty of games across numerous genres for?you to try out on PlayStation 5. Players of all types will be sure to find an experience well-suited to their own interests, whether that be action-platforming, story-driven RPGs, or?games with crushing difficulty.


  Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade Episode Intermission

  Release Date:?06/10/2021

  Metacritic Rating:?87

  The PS5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake further enhances an already impressive remake, offering performance and graphics-based modes?that make the most of the extra power offered by the PlayStation 5. It also offers faster loading times, and an exclusive new episode featuring Yuffie?and her arrival in Midgard.

  The first chapter in the remake project takes?you up to the escape from Midgard and is a fantastic reimagining of one of the greatest RPGs of all time. It’s the best action RPG available on the PS5 and is well worth buying if you’re?looking for an intense experience to commit dozens of hours to.

  Mortal Kombat 11

  Release Date: 11/17/2020

  Metacritic Rating: 88

  Mortal Kombat has long been one of the best fighting games on offer, and its 11th mainline installment is no different. This version comes with two outstanding campaigns, and the 37 character roster means?you have lots of different types of fighters to use and master.

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  Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate also features guest characters such as Robocop and Terminator, as well as an unprecedented level of customization through unlockable gear and character skins. It’s the most visually impressive game in the series too, offering 4K 60FPS fighting on PlayStation 5.


  Nioh Promotional Cover Image

  Release Date: 02/05/2021

  Metacritic Rating: 88

  The Nioh Collection offers both games in the series, with 4K visuals and 120FPS support. Both games are fantastic action RPGs, and this version comes complete with all the story expansions across both games, making it a perfect starting point for newcomers to the series.

  The Japanese setting is brilliantly realized, and the combat system — which makes players utilize different types of sword stances against different enemies — ensures that combat is constantly challenging. There’s also a wealth of different weapons to use too, including swords, axes, bows, and rifles.

  guilty gear strive psych burst

  Release Date: 06/08/2021

  Metacritic Rating: 88

  Guilty Gear -Strive- presents a content-packed single-player mode, as well as an expansive multiplayer offering. It has a striking visual style too, with a cell-shaded 2D/3D art style that makes combat a delight to watch, especially because of the visual effects that are present after every attack, dodge, and special move.

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  -Strive- is one of the most attack-focused entries in the series, rewarding players who are willing to relentlessly attack opponents instead of playing more cautiously. Inevitably, this makes the online matches a lot more interesting, especially because the new netcode makes 99% of encounters in the online mode smooth and without issue.


  Cody May kill Cutie the Elephant in It Takes Two

  Release Date: 03/26/2021

  Metacritic Rating:?88

  It Takes Two is one of the biggest surprises of 2021, releasing to critical acclaim and showing how ambitious co-op games can truly be. Across its approximately 12-hour runtime, it constantly offers refreshing and creative gameplay experiences, all of which are presented at the highest quality.

  It rarely reuses the same ideas and offers a surprisingly well-put-together experience for such a seemingly light-hearted adventure. This is, in part, down to a fantastic script, which is as humorous as it is heartfelt. It Takes Two is a special game, and well worth experiencing in all its boundary-pushing glory.

  Dante using motorcycle as weapon

  Release Date: 11/12/2021

  Metacritic Rating: 88

  Devil May Cry 5 was already a great addition to the series, and this ultimate version adds a list of new features that further enhance the experience. Dante’s brother Vergil is a brand new playable character, and the new turbo mode?lets you to play through the game at a faster speed, making combat even more frantic.

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  It’s one of the best hack and slash games of recent years, the story is great too, pitting players up against a demon invasion whilst searching for a mysterious figure from Dante’s past. Players looking for a no hold bars action experience shouldn’t look any further than this special edition of DMC 5.


  Disco Elysium Karaoke Night onstage

  Release Date: 03/30/2021

  Metacritic Rating: 89

  Disco Elysium?is a fantastic story-driven RPG, offering players an unprecedented level of choice in how they act, with each small action having significant repercussions on the game’s world. You’re put into the shoes of a detective who must piece together his own memory, as well as solving a murder mystery, all within a world ravaged by a war decades earlier.

  There’s no combat, with the focus instead being placed on careful decision-making and demanding?that you respond appropriately to events that take place within the world. As long as you’re prepared for a lot of reading, there are few better experiences on PlayStation 5 than Disco Elysium.

  Ratchet and Clank standing on a platforming with confetti falling by them in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

  Release Date: 06/11/2021

  Metacritic Rating: 89

  The latest entry in the Ratchet & Clank series is also one of the best. Rift Apart presents?you with an intergalactic quest that sees characters both old and new come together as they explore multiple dimensions in order to put an end to another plot by returning villain Dr. Nefarious.

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  Rift Apart makes excellent use of the PlayStation 5 hardware, utilizing both the Dualsense controller and the revolutionary SSD in order to provide an experience unlike any other on the system. New weapons and gadgets are as creative as ever, and it is no doubt one of the most visually impressive games ever released.


  Chad Muska grinds a ledge on the Venice Beach map in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

  Release Date: 03/26/2021

  Metacritic Rating: 90

  Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is an example of a remake done right, with the classic skateboarding game being brought into modern times without losing any of the charm that made the original games so great. The PS5 version offers a few enhancements including a 120FPS mode, haptic feedback, and more general upgrades to visual and audio design.

  Gameplay is orientated around high scores and trick combos,?and you’ll need to execute complex skills in order to score more points.?You?also have the option to create your own skater, as well as a skate park of your own. There’s also an online multiplayer mode that pits?you against six other skaters and works in the same way as the single-player modes.

  the taurus demon on top of the ramparts in the undead burg

  Release Date: 11/12/2020

  Metacritic Rating: 92

  Bluepoint Games’ recreation of the first Souls game has been remade from the ground up for PlayStation 5. The challenge remains the same, but this remake presents?Boletaria in incredible detail, with a whole host of refinements having been made to the new version of this classic title.

  Demon’s Souls is unfairly difficult at times, but it rewards players who are willing to take the time to improve and learn from each and every death they suffer. It isn’t for everyone, but anyone willing to not give up will experience one of the best experiences available not?just on PlayStation 5 but of the last few years of gaming.

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  Thomas Heath

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  Tom Heath is a writer currently completing his journalism masters in the UK. At the tender age of 22, his experience is limited but he’s worked as a lifeguard and food courier alongside completing his degree. Having been a gamer from the age he could pick up a controller, he’s been in love with Nintendo and Playstation ever since. When he isn’t writing about, or playing games, he loves to cycle, workout, watch football and consume 20th century history.


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