What Games to Pick Up When You Finally get a PS5

The PS5 continues to be out of stock at major retailers and can only be found online by resellers who jack up the price. Since Sony is taking measures to get their console in the hands of more gamers, it’s becoming more likely that you can pick it up at MSRP, if you’re patient.

The PS5 boasts impressive load times, beautiful graphics, and a solid library of exclusive titles. When you finally get your hands on the elusive system, these are the games that you should pick up!

For a Nice Intro to the PS5’s Dualsense Controller

Astro’s Playroom (free)

This cute title is a small demonstration of just how powerful the PS5’s controller can be. While Astro isn’t as well-known as some of the other gaming mascots, the level design, and mechanics in this game are refreshing! Players get a nice walk down memory lane as the storyline portrays several pieces of Sony history. For a free title, it’s definitely worth trying out to experiment with the controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Astro's Playroom on PS5

For the Action Platformer Crowd

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart ($69.99)

The Ratchet and Clank series is known for wacky weapons, silly dialogue, and action-packed battles. Our heroes debut on PS5 with more of the same plus some stunning visuals and a solid storyline. Critics and gamers alike praise the game for its smooth gameplay, brilliant level design, and full use of the PS5 hardware. It’s an addictive adventure that many have called the best in the series!

Ratchet and Clank PS5

For the Masochists Who Welcome a Challenge

Demon Souls ($69.99)

It’s not hard to justify shelling out this kind of money for a remake when the developers executed it so well. Demon Souls is in the upper echelon of difficult games and you will be reminded of this hundreds of times as you die throughout the story. However, this Souls game rewards preparation, practice, and patience, and is truly satisfying once you’ve mastered the combat mechanics. Additionally, you can enjoy playing cooperatively or competitively online to test your strength against human-controlled characters!

Demon Souls PS5

For the Stealthy Among Us

Hitman 3 ($39.99)

Have you ever wanted to be an assassin who stalks their prey and puts a swift end to their life? In this conclusion of the Hitman series, you’re equipped to do just that with an array of weapons and strategies. This is a slow-paced game that forces players to do their research on the target and choose the right moment to attack. Levels are masterfully designed, offering several avenues to accomplish your mission. All in all, Hitman 3 builds on what the first two games did really well.

Hitman 3

For the Superhero in You

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered ($49.99)

The second remastered title on the list happens to be one of the best-looking games available. This PS5 installment of Spiderman follows Spidey’s journey in breathtaking 4K detail, with ray-tracing that allows for graphics that are surprisingly realistic. We also got quality of life improvements, updated animations, and some captivating audio when paired with the PS5 headset. The original won a ton of awards, and the remastered version does everything better while adding some great bonuses!

spiderman remastered ps5

For the Battle Royale Enthusiast

Apex Legends (Free)

With Call of Duty plagued by cheaters, Apex Legends has risen to the top of the charts in the BR world. The developers have created an intertwined world of characters with rich backstories and exciting potential. Unique character abilities and an ever-growing pool of weapons ensure the game stays fresh from season to season. Even though crossplay is a bit frustrating when playing PC vs console, it’s nice to have the option to play with friends on other platforms.

Apex Legends

For the Fan of RPGs 

Final Fantasy VII Remake ($53.99)

When Final Fantasy VII was first released in 1997, the gaming world was in awe of the gripping story, the loveable cast of characters, and creative combat mechanics. We waited for two decades before getting a remake, and the wait was well worth it! The PS5 version isn’t the same game with upgraded graphics. It adds new storylines, characters, and a real-time combat system to switch things up. If you’ve played the original, you absolutely need to play the remake. If you’re new to RPGs, FF7 Remake is the first one you should try out on the PS5!

FF7 Remake on PS5

What games are you most excited to pick up on PS5? Are there any titles that you think are must-haves for PS5 owners? Join the conversation in the comments section, below!


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