April 25, 2024


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The Best PS5 Games 2021: Essential PlayStation 5 Games

Even though it’s still early in its lifecycle, the PS5 already has an impressive library of games across a wide variety of genres. And 2022 has brought a few new games that are top-tier PlayStation 5 experiences. We’ve rounded up the best PS5 games right now, from first-party exclusives to generation-defining third-party hits. Only some of the games listed here–Demon’s Souls, Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, to name a few–are PS5 exclusives, so most of these titles are also available on PS4. For the purposes of this list, both native PS5 games and some PS4 games that got big PS5 updates are included, and we’ll continue to update this list periodically to consider new releases. We’ve listed our picks in alphabetical order.

If you’re still looking to get a PS5, you can check out our PS5 restock guide as well as our guide for moving from PS4 to PS5. Those who have a PS5 should check out our roundups of the best monitors and 4K TVs that make the most of the PS5’s power. And if you own other systems too, take a peak at our guides to the best PS4 games, best Xbox Series X games, best Xbox One games, and best Nintendo Switch games.

Best PS5 Games