Must have games for PlayStation 5

The holidays are upon us and that means lots of gift shopping. It’s hard enough to figure out what to get the people on your holiday shopping list, let alone those who have gotten or will be getting a PlayStation 5 for the holidays.

Don’t you fret, because I’ve got you covered when it comes to PlayStation 5 games, be it for the die hard fan, your fun loving little cousins and everyone in between. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the must have games for PlayStation 5 this holiday.

Must have games for PlayStation 5Spider Man: Miles Morales

Platform: PlayStation 5
Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single player
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Spider Man: Miles Morales is a sequel to the 2018 PS4 mega blockbuster, Marvel’s Spider-Man and is an all new adventure and story in the Spider-Man universe. You take on the role of Miles Morales, a fifteen-year-old teenager, friend of Peter Parker and son of police officer Jefferson Davis—as he becomes his own Spider-Man.

It’s now Miles’ turn to be a hero, protect innocent citizens and face new challenges. With the PS5’s new DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback you’ll feel every punch, venom blast, web shot, and web-sing . The promises to be one of the PlayStation 5’s biggest titles this holiday season.

Get Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition for PS5
Buy Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition for PS5

Must have games for PlayStation 5Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Platform: PlayStation 5
Developer: Sumo Digital
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Platformer
Modes: Single player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a brand new 3D platforming adventure from Sumo Digital. Unlike other LittleBigPlanet games, this time you can fully explore 3D open environments with up to three other players.

Vex, a near-mythical being born of chaos and fear, has kidnapped Sackboy’s friends. It is up to you, Sackboy, to rescue your friends either alone or with others as you travel across snowy mountains, jungles, underwater realms, and space colonies.

Get Sackboy: A Big Adventure for PS5

Must have games for PlayStation 5Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Platform: PlayStation 5
Developer(s):Treyarch, Raven Software
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Platformer
Modes: First-person shooter
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a direct sequel to Back Ops and takes place in the early 1980s. You are dropped into the depth of the Cold War, in an experience where nothing is as it seems. The game picks up after the original, where players fight alongside fan favourite-characters like Woods, Mason and Hudson.

Players soon learn that everything isn’t what it seems in this conspiracy-filled thrill ride. The game fuses elements of 1980s pop culture through a mind-bending conspiracy story in a gripping single-player Campaign. In addition to the story campaign, Black Ops Cold War brings an arsenal of Cold War weapons and equipment into the next generation of multiplayer combat, new content into Warzone, and an all-new co-operative gameplay experience with Zombies.

Moreover, this new game features cross-play support across current and next generation systems with cross progression across all modes. This means PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC players can all play together.

Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for PS5

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Platform: PlayStation 5
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action-role playing
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla you play as Eivor, a fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory. The game takes you to a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages.

Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in the ninth century AD, you lead your clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England’s broken kingdoms. There you carve out a new future for your clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors.

As you and your clan of Vikings begin to settle into your new home, you encounter resistance from the Saxons, including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces you and your clan as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England.

The combat system has been revamped from previous games and now includes the ability to dual-wield weapons. To secure resources, you can lead raids to select locations using your longship to earn much-needed riches and supplies.

Get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for PS5

Demon’s Souls

Platform: PlayStation 5
Developer: Bluepoint Games
Publisher:Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action role-playing
Modes: Single player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

In Demon’s Souls you return to the kingdom of Boletaria unlike you’ve ever seen it before. It is a  place where every room, corner, and corridor has a story to tell. Everything has been remastered from the ground up and brought to life with amazing next-generation graphics and sound.

The game has been fine-tuned  to ensure it feels fresh and appeals to new players who are accustomed to modern controls and experiences. And, through the power of the DualSense’s haptics, you feel every visceral blow.

Buy Demon’s Souls for PlayStation 5

Must have games for PlayStation 5 this holiday

Regardless of age or gaming preference the PlayStation 5 has games for everyone this holiday season. I hope you have a happy holiday and found my list of the must have games for PlayStation 5 this holiday helpful.

Which game(s) are you picking up for the PlayStation 5 gamer on your holiday shopping list? Let me know in the comments below.

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