You’re in luck if you just dropped some serious cash on a PlayStation 5, as the PS5 is packed with some of the best video games ever made. You can’t miss the dozens of must-play games that have been released for it since its introduction in late 2020, including some console-exclusive games.
Do not worry if you do not have the funds to purchase a PS5. Sony’s greatest 2023 games, including God of War Ragnorök, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West, have been ported to PS4 due to the console’s persistent scarcity. Although Sony’s concentration on its newer, more powerful console may cause this tendency to fade over time.
If you’re looking for more PlayStation game suggestions, I recommend checking out our 2022 and 2023 lists. The games listed here are the finest PlayStation titles available in the year 2023.
In terms of value for money, Elden Ring ($59.99) is far and by the best option on this list. This new game from the creators of Dark Souls and Bloodborne has the same challenging yet rewarding gameplay as its predecessors, but does so in a massive open world that begs to be explored.
If you’re just starting out, Elden Ring might not be the greatest choice until you’ve put in some practise time. The game’s initial foes waste little time putting you in your place, yet they never do so unfairly. Those familiar with the developer’s previous work will feel right at home in Elden Ring, and we at The Verge are confident that you will, too.
Gran Turismo 7
If you like cars and jazz, this is the game for you. New features in Gran Turismo 7 allow for even greater depth in the player’s love of fast cars compared to previous instalments of the racing simulator.
The game’s story mode is particularly interesting because it explores the history, present, and potential future of iconic automobile types, told from the perspective of the people responsible for manufacturing them. Like I said before, jazz music will be playing in the background while you play.
In addition, Gran Turismo 7 includes all the trimmings of a contemporary racing game, such as online competition, a photo function, and extensive personalization options for each vehicle.
Playing this game is soothing because all you have to worry about is where you stand in the race, rather than the dozens of goals that you have to keep track of in most games.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Naughty Dog remade both of the PS4 Uncharted games for the PS5, enhancing the visuals, reducing load times, and adding excellent haptic feedback via the DualSense controller.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, the most recent (and possibly final) chapter in the main Uncharted plot line, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy are both included in the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.
The Lost Legacy is a more compact adventure that is just as enjoyable because to its focus on supporting characters and a fresh setting.
You won’t be sorry if you buy this set if you like puzzles, buttkicking, and witty characters in the vein of Indiana Jones. You can get your hands on this set for PS5 and PC.
If you like first-person shooters and trying to beat your own best times as you progress through stages, then Neon White is the game for you. The feature of the game is the rapid, responsive action that motivates replays to break the time trial records set by your friends online. The game includes amazing visuals and a lively soundtrack.
There are a tonne of exciting levels in Neon White, all of which have been thoughtfully designed with obstacles and bonuses in mind. Once you’ve mastered the layout of each level and are zipping through them like a pro, the game really starts to pick up speed and become enjoyable.
If you compare the price of this book to the others on our list, you’ll see that it’s a steal for just $24.99. For both PS5 and PS4, you can get it.
Horizon Forbidden West
Early in 2022, the follow-up to the action-adventure game Horizon: Zero Dawn was released on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
Like any good sequel, this one benefits from having the original game under one’s belt. If you’re interested in skipping the first game and jumping right into the sequel, you’ll be pleased to know that this newer instalment includes a comprehensive summary of the first game.
Forbidden West’s aesthetic eye candy and realistic characters and landscapes are hard to resist, and no one can blame you. This game is a single-player experience only; no multiplayer features are included.