Top games on PS5

The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 are some of the most popular consoles in recent history. The PS4 has sold over 115 million units globally. And, the PS5 is the fastest selling console on the market with more than 4.5 million units sold globally in the past 5 months since launch.

Over the past several years, we have seen a ton of great games released on PS4. And, since launch in November 2020, the PS5 has gotten its fair share of fantastic titles. Let’s take a look at the top games on PS5 and PS4, as well as a few exciting upcoming games!

Top games on PS5Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Platform(s): PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4
Developer(s): Sumo Digital
Publisher(s): 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. You can read my full review of Sackboy A Big Adventure here.

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Spider Man: Miles Morales

Platform(s): PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4
Developer(s): Insomniac Games
Publisher(s): 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. You can read my full review of Spider Man Miles Morales here.

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Ghost of Tsushima

Platform(s): PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 (via backwards compatibility)
Developer(s): Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action-adventure, stealth
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world adventure game that brings players into ancient Japanese history. Set in the late 13th century, Ghost of Tsushima’s story takes place during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. The Mongol Empire is on a rampage and has devastated many countries. Tsushima is all that is left between the Mongols and mainland Japan.

As a result large areas of the island were quickly conquered and its inhabitants enslaved. You assume the role of one of the island of Tsushima’s last samurai, Jin Sakai. As one of the only few survivors of his clan, Jin sets out to reclaim the island from General Khotun Khan of the Mongol Empire and free its inhabitants.

Originally released for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima is backwards compatible on PS5 and runs at a buttery smooth 60 frames-per-second. You can read my full review here.

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The Last of Us Part II

Platform(s): PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 (via backwards compatibility)
Developer(s): Naughty Dog
Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action-adventure, survival horror
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)

The Last of Us Part II is one of, if not the greatest games on the PS4. The game takes place 5 years after the events of The Last of Us. Joel and Ellie return to take centre stage in the story. Where as The Last of Us centres around love, The Last of Us Part II centres around hate. As the story unfolds throughout the game, you learn via a series of flashbacks what has taken place and the consequences that ensued because of them during the past 5 years.

The gameplay mechanics have been expanded and been improved upon from its predecessor. Ellie is now the main playable character in the game, which gives you a greater freedom to explore the world around you by jumping, and climbing. Honestly, I can’t help but say enough good things about the game. If you are a fan of narrative driven games, you’ll find that The Last of Us Part II is a masterpiece in pretty much every aspect.

Originally released for the PS4, The Last of Us Part II is backwards compatible on PS5. You can read my full review here.

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God of War

Platform(s): PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 (via backwards compatibility)
Developer(s): Santa Monica Studio
Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)

God of War‘s story revolves around Kratos’ struggle to protect his son Atreus as a new danger threatens his family. And, given his tragic loss in Greece, Kratos refuses to let history repeat itself. Along with a closer camera position, comes entirely refreshed gameplay. God of War eschews the traditional chained blade combat in favour of more visceral, up-close combat. Your main weapon is a Norse ice axe that can be tossed or used to hack-and-slash foes. You also get a deployable wrist shield good for blocking projectiles or holding off rushing enemies.

Originally released for the PS4, God of War is backwards compatible with PS5. And, a patch has been released for the game so that it runs at 60 frames-per-second and in 4K. You can read our full review here.

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Upcoming games on PS5 and PS4

Now that we have looked at the top games on PS4 and PS5, let’s take a look at some upcoming games for both systems.

Resident Evil Village

Platform(s): PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Developer(s): Capcom
Publisher(s): Capcom
Genre: Survival horror
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)

Over the last 25 years, the Resident Evil series has shipped more than 107 million units. It has introduced some of video games’ most iconic characters and gameplay systems. The next entry in the game series is coming soon with Resident Evil Village. The game takes place a few years after Resident Evil 7 and you re-assume the role of Ethan Winters.

Ethan is living happily with his wife and daughter but is kidnapped by Chris Redfield and taken to a mysterious European village. Ethan must find and rescue his daughter in this strange and unusual village. Additionally, the fan-favourite “The Mercenaries” game mode returns and provides variety and replayability beyond the main gameplay.

Those who purchase Resident Evil Village will also get access to the free multiplayer experience called Resident Evil Re:Verse. Resident Evil Village releases worldwide on May 7, 2021.

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Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart

Platform(s): PlayStation 5
Developer(s): Insomniac Games
Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Platformer, third-person shooter
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

This is a game that wouldn’t be possible without the power of PlayStation 5. It features more vibrant worlds than ever before and the speed of PS5’s SSD allows you to leap across the galaxy nearly instantly. Ratchet and Clank find themselves at odds with their archnemesis, Dr. Nefarious. Only this time, he’s equipped with the dangerous Dimensionator, a device with the power to open portals to other dimensions. As usual, Nefarious’s plan goes off the rails, and our beloved intergalactic duo go dimension hopping.

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart releases June 11, 2021 on PS5.

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Top games on PS5Returnal

Platform(s): PlayStation 5
Developer(s): Housemarque
Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Third-person shooter, psychological horror
Modes: Single-player
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Returnal is a third-person shooter, psychological horror game with roguelike elements. It takes place in a futuristic science fiction setting where you play as a space pilot named Selene. A broadcast signal of unknown origins draws Selene to an unmapped world. When she arrives on the planet, an explosive mid-orbit accident sends her ship spiralling into a crash landing.

Luckily, her suit’s systems are still active and tracking the broadcast. Selene sets off, armed with only a sidearm and a scientist’s tenaciousness to find the origin of the broadcast. Between the signal’s origin and her are multiple biomes, each a labyrinth of interconnected areas. Selene must adapt artifacts to fight off highly aggressive creatures. And when she fails to do so, two inevitabilities: you resurrect at the site of the crash, and this weaponised world has reshaped itself around you.

Returnal launches April 30, 2021 for PS5

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Top games on PS5 and PS4

And, that wraps our look at the top games on PS5 and PS4 as well as a few upcoming games. Let me know in the comment section below what your top PS5 and PS4 games are. Also, let me know what upcoming games on these systems that you are looking forward to.

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