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11 Best PS5 Games to Play In 2021 (Top Rated)

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If you are a gamer and you own a PS5, then this blog post is for you. With the launch of the next-gen console, it’s time to start thinking about which games to play on your ps5 console. We put together a list of our top-rated ps5 games that we think are worth playing when they release.

Best ps5 Games 2021

  • #1 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • #2 Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • #3 Control Ultimate Edition
  • #4 Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • #5 Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • #6 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
  • #7 The Pathless
  • #8 Returnal
  • #9 Astro’s Playroom
  • #10 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • #11 Destiny 2

#1 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

The latest Assassin’s Creed game is one of the best in the series. The expansive map and engrossing story are wonderfully realized with PS5 graphics that will blow your mind or keep you glued to your screen for hours on end, whichever way you want it. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is a refreshing take on the Assassin’s game. Players get to explore new worlds and learn about Norse mythology in this immersive, open-world RPG game that starts off slow but truly rewards players for how deep they choose to sink into it.

Combat and story may start out at an easy level, but each gets more difficult as you progress further through the skill trees — which are also worth exploring deeper because of what all these different levels build-up towards!

#2 Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Spider-Man Miles Morales

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the newest and most exciting game from Marvel Games is a captivating gem that captures all of what made its predecessor so great. With an improved frame rate to allow for smoother gameplay on next-generation consoles as well as new ray tracing technology, this title promises to be one of the best experiences you’ll find in any console release during 2018.

And with talk about DLC content already coming out soon after launch day (and hinting at more surprises), it would seem like no level will ever feel too difficult or overwhelming again! The follow-up to one of gaming’s greatest adventures from the last generation, Spiderman features a silky smooth frame rate and next-gen ray tracing that create an immersive visual experience like no other.

Marvel might have just created their best cinematic universe yet with this game because it not only slaps in your ears but also is visually stunning making you feel as if you’re actually a part of the movie action!

#3 Control Ultimate Edition

Control Ultimate Edition

When you enter the Oldest House, it’s like stepping into a nightmare. The corridors are dark and eerie as they stretch on for infinity. The developers of Control have gone back to the drawing board with their Ultimate Edition and released some new updates. One major change is that they now allow you to play at a higher frame rate, meaning your experience will be smoother and more enjoyable than ever before!

Control was an overlooked masterclass last generation, but its Ultimate Edition for PS5 fixes many issues players faced. Namely: frame rates. The developers went back to the drawing board with this edition after receiving feedback from fans about how much it made them miss out on potential experiences in-game – so one big fix has been allowing gamers to enjoy high-frame-rate visuals when playing games like Control.

The developers have also fixed the loading pause issue that plagued Control on PSVR. This is something we’ll be getting into in more detail later, but suffice to say they’ve made a lot of improvements there too!

#4 Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza Like a Dragon

The Yakuza series has always been a standalone success and an inviting entry to the 16-year-long tale of crime lords, family, and memorable sidekicks. The latest in this long-running saga is no exception; Ichiban Kasuga would love for you to join his group as they take on foes through compelling yet conventional storylines that are sure not be forgotten anytime soon!

You’ll feel right at home in the streets of Isezaki Ijincho, complete with turn-based combat and a jobs system. Summon your foes’ worst nightmare–the demonic crawfish! The game also includes memorable locations from past games such as Tokyo’s Shibuya district of Yokohama Chinatown.

A standout for the series Like A Dragon features both turn-based gameplay and an original job system that lets players customize their character to fit different playstyles without losing progression, while not straying too far away from what fans have come to expect from this classic JRPG franchise including familiar shops like Tokyo’s famous Shibuya District (from Persona) or Yokohama’s Chinatown (Tokyo Xtreme Racer).

#5 Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sackboy A Big Adventure

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a game that will have both children and adults excited to run, jump, paint the world with beautiful colors, and help new friends in need. The platformer includes all of Sackboy’s favorite tools from his series such as stickers for terrain modification or creating projectiles like missiles or water balloons; more traditional items like hammers are also available so players can smash through obstacles just before they reach them.

The PS5 has many games geared towards younger gamers but there’s one particular title on this system worth mentioning specifically because it combines two classic franchises into an adorably cutesy experience – Sackboy: A Big Adventure! This adorable adventure features everything you’d expect including cute cartoon graphics reminiscent of Pixarars The Incredibles and the use of tools like stickers to modify the environment, all while avoiding obstacles with a mix of platforming.

The gameplay is really easy to learn because it’s so straightforward but still offers enough challenge for gamers who want something more than just point-and-click play. It’s perfect for families looking for a game that’s challenging enough to keep their kids engaged but not so hard it frustrates them.

#6 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

No matter how old you are or what your skateboarding experience, there’s something for everyone in this remastered Tony Hawks Pro Skater Collection. Whether you want to revisit a childhood favorite or learn the ropes of virtual skating with friends and family members, these games have got it all: from classic levels like School II to new additions such as Shred town and Downhill Jam. You can even play online multiplayer!

The original Tony Hawk Pro Skater game has been a beloved video game franchise for decades, with the first two games being released in 1999 and 2000. The latest version of this iconic title is packed with new features like improved graphics, customizable multiplayer mode, cheat codes that allow users to warp through levels at will as well as create their own maps.

#7 The Pathless

The Pathless

The Pathless is a game about motion, and that makes using words hard. It’s like watching the lo-fi Princess Mononoke on mute, in which you can trace every brush stroke with curiosity instead of frustration because there are no voices to obscure the beauty.

A third-person action-adventure at its core– but with more than just fighting or navigation as gameplay mechanics– The Pathless will have players running through great landscape paintings via aerial view perspective; stealthing past cursed spirits while completing puzzles always have something behind them (and not all of those things may be what they seem).

#8 Returnal


The first thing you’ll notice about Returnal is its chilling atmosphere. From the writhing limbs of increasingly alien horrors to the suspiciously normal suburban home a rogue astral explorer finds herself returning to, this game will truly test your nerve as it takes on an oppressive feel that will leave players feeling uncomfortable and uncertain in their surroundings.

But don’t sit still for too long because while each run might be different from one another they all follow similar patterns: monsters are always lurking just out of sight, waiting patiently until it’s time strike again; strategically battling bosses only leads up to those same encounters over and over again with no end or relief in sight – so keep moving forward at any cost!

Return is a game that will push you to your limits. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay is unforgiving, and with every new level, it becomes more difficult than before. But if bullet hells are what get you going then this might be just up your alley!

#9 Astro’s Playroom

Astros Playroom

Astro’s Playroom is a 3D platformer that has been developed by Team Asobi. This game serves as the sequel to Astro Bot Rescue Mission and also doubles up as an excellent tech demo for Sony’s DualSense controller system.

In this game, you play as Astro and must use your controller to throw robots around the level. The goal is not just about jumping on platforms but also trying to collect all of the stars in each level. For example, one stage might have a robot that can turn into an airplane so if you jump onto its back it will fly up

In the end, Team Astro’s Playroom managed to create a game that is not only good for children but can also be enjoyed by adults as well. The game has been given a lot of praise from various sources and this might just lead to more games being developed on Sony’s DualSense system in the future!

#10 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart

The rat and his robot are back in their most recent installment, which is guaranteed to be a gamer’s delight. Insomniacs have put an incredible amount of effort into the graphics with portals that look like they’re straight out of Ghostbusters. It might seem plain at first glance but don’t miss these little details– it’ll make all your friends jealous when you post pictures on social media!

Personality can truly get lost amidst technology nowadays, especially if there are too many technical aspects to cover; however, this time around Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart manages impressively by balancing its graphical prowess against personality-filled dialogue so gamers will never find themselves bored or without something new to see next as they venture through space trying not only savior the universe but also their old pal Clank.

The graphics are incredible and have so much detail that you can clearly see what is happening in-game. The portals look like they’re straight out of Ghostbusters, which makes it even more exciting being inside this world and seeing these little details– not to mention how impressed all your friends will be when they come over and you show them this game.

#11 Destiny 2

Destiny 2

Destiny 2’s first impression leaves players with a ton of options and indecision. Destiny 2 isn’t the easiest first-person shooter game to get your head around in its free-to-play version. One minute you’re on missions, then suddenly there are more choices than where do I start? Playing through Destiny’s quick introductory mission is liable to leave you feeling like none of these decisions seem right or good enough for what seems like an overwhelming amount of content available – it’ll also give no clear idea which choice should be picked over all others as being “the best option”.

So, now that we have listed some of the best PS5 games to play on a newly-released console, what are your thoughts? Are there any more games you would recommend or do you know about other consoles coming out soon? Please let us know in the comments below!