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The Best Rated PlayStation 5 Games

Since its release, the PlayStation 5 has taken the gaming world by storm, offering players unparalleled performance, stunning visuals, and a huge library of games (if you count full PS4 compatibility).

With all these titles to choose from, it can be challenging to determine which ones are truly worth your time. So, to help you navigate the vast landscape of PS5 games, here’s a list of the best-rated PlayStation 5 Games!

10. Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 6

Metascore: 92

With its stunning graphics and fluid animations, Street Fighter 6 offers an immersive experience for both casual players and seasoned veterans. The roster features a diverse array of characters and a highly evolved combat system with three control types. So, whether it’s duking it out with friends in local multiplayer or testing skills against competitors online, this game captivates with its intense action and unparalleled sense of mastery. 

Slant Magazine said, “Street Fighter 6 is the most feature-rich, welcoming, and inclusive package ever crafted for a fighting game—a stylish reassertion of creative dominance for the series that started it all, and an endlessly rewarding new foundation for its future.”

9. Demon’s Souls

Demon's Souls

Metascore: 92

From its intricate level design to its challenging combat mechanics, every aspect of Demon’s Souls demands skill, patience, and perseverance. Not to mention, the game’s beautiful visuals and haunting soundtrack create a sense of dread and awe, which only work to enhance the immersive experience. 

XGN said, “Demon’s Souls is an amazing game to show off that the PS5 is a graphical powerhouse. The mechanics from the original are intact, just like the grim and mysterious atmosphere. This might be the best launch game on the PlayStation 5.”

8. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Final Fantasy Rebirth
Square Enix

Metascore: 92

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth reimagines the beloved classic with breathtaking visuals and immersive storytelling. In fact, the game masterfully balances nostalgia with modernity, delivering a fresh and engaging experience while staying true to the essence of the original. With its compelling characters, epic battles, and emotionally resonant narrative, the game transports players to a vibrant and fantastical world.

Screen Rant said, “What Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth does is challenge the idea that FF7 can’t be topped within its own in-game universe; in my eyes, that’s already been done, in the middle game of a trilogy no less, and now we’ll just have to wait and see if Square Enix can stick the landing on what’s been an incredible, must-play two-parter thus far.”

7. Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4

Metascore: 93

Resident Evil 4’s over-the-shoulder perspective and fluid controls provide an immersive experience. Not to mention, its intricate level design and challenging puzzles keep players on the edge of their seats. Plus, with its gripping storyline, memorable characters, and relentless action, Resident Evil 4 set a new standard for horror games, influencing countless titles in its wake.

Vgames said, “In a generation where we get remakes one after the other, it’s hard to think of a remake that really reinvented itself to the point where it felt almost completely new. No longer do we need to look at Resident Evil 4 as a nostalgic memory, it is here, freshly new and almost any complaint I have on it is just a nitpick. One of the best remakes Capcom – and anyone else for that matter – ever did.”

6. Tetris Effect: Connected

Tetris Effect: Connected
Enhance Games

Metascore: 93

The game’s seamless integration of gameplay and audiovisual design creates an immersive experience that transcends traditional Tetris games. With its dynamic multiplayer features, including co-op and competitive modes, Tetris Effect: Connected fosters a sense of connection and camaraderie among players.

Vandal said, “The perfect Tetris game arrives on PS5 with PSVR2 compatibility to deliver one of the most unbelievable experiences one can have playing something as deceivingly simple as Tetris.”

5. Hades

Supergiant Games

Metascore: 93

Hades shines with its captivating narrative, fluid combat mechanics, and stunning art style. The game’s dynamic storytelling and rich character development draw players into a meticulously crafted world inspired by Greek mythology. And, with its fast-paced action and strategic depth, Hades keeps players engaged and challenged as they navigate through its procedurally generated levels.

PlayStation Universe said, “Hades is an absolutely stellar experience that will keep you hooked in from the beginning, with a beautiful visual design and score, not to mention an excellent narrative and intricate gameplay that will keep you coming back again and again for just one more run.”

4. God of War: Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarok
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Metascore: 94

With its breathtaking visuals, immersive world-building, and visceral combat, this game transports players to the heart of Norse mythology. The dynamic relationship between Kratos and Atreus, combined with the game’s ambitious scope and cinematic presentation, ensures an unforgettable gaming experience that pushes the boundaries of storytelling in video games. 

Forbes said, “God of War Ragnarok is a beautiful, moving game, no longer purely centered on a father getting to know his son, but also about vengeance, forgiveness and attempting to change both prophecy, and the people we used to be, both of which prove to be equally difficult. It’s almost impossible for me to imagine those who loved the last God of War will not also appreciate this one just as much, minus a lagging stretch here or there, and the fact that it can’t be as transformative as the initial leap from the Greek games.”

3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition

The Witcher 3
CD Projekt Red

Metascore: 94

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition stands as a definitive masterpiece on the PS5. Offering an immersive and expansive open-world experience unlike any other, the game transports players to a dark and fantastical world filled with political intrigue, magic, and monsters. Plus, the enhanced graphics and performance on the PS5 elevate the game to new heights, allowing players to fully immerse themselves in the lush landscapes and intricate details of the Northern Realms. 

VGC said, “While some cracks are beginning to form around the edges, the people who’ve played the game 10 times already won’t care, and will be thrilled to hear that the next-gen version of the game provides a definitive console experience and a great reason to head back out into the wilds.”

2. Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3
Larian Studios

Metascore: 96

Baldur’s Gate 3 brings the beloved Dungeons & Dragons franchise to life on the PS5, offering an expansive and immersive role-playing experience filled with epic adventures and memorable characters. With its deep storytelling, tactical combat, and player choice-driven narrative, the game transports players to the iconic world of Faerûn, where they embark on an epic quest to uncover ancient secrets and battle formidable foes. 

PC Games said, “Baldur’s Gate 3 is also on the PS5 the masterpiece that all role-playing game fans have been hoping for and so much more. The gameplay freedom, the great characters, the top-notch narrative, the satisfying combat system are unparalleled and blend in perfect harmony to create a true work of art.”

1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring for PS5

Metascore: 96

From the creators of Dark Souls and George R.R. Martin, Elden Ring combines FromSoftware’s signature difficulty with Martin’s captivating storytelling to create a mesmerizing experience. Elden Ring offers players unparalleled freedom to explore and forge their own path through a dark and mysterious fantasy realm. 

GameMAG said, “Elden Ring is the true triumph that FromSoftware was striving for all those years. Complete and utter triumph.”