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5 Best Free-to-Play Games on PlayStation 5 (2022)



One of the best things about having a PlayStation and PS Plus is the ability to play a ton of free-to-play games. The system has a large list of free games to choose from, and many of them are high-quality games that you can play without spending any money. With so many to choose from, though, it can get a bit tough to tell which games are worth your hard drive space, and which ones you should avoid downloading altogether. Below are five games that have completely blown away gamers all over the world with their free and fun gameplay.


5. Genshin Impact

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It's safe to say that Genshin Impact changed the world of free-to-play games. Genshin is a game that can be played completely for free and gives you tons of opportunities to earn new characters. The game gives you a full team to start with and sends you off to adventure around the world of Teyvat, a huge open world. Genshin Impact is updated around every six weeks with new content. In addition, it also continued to grow in popularity since its release.

It's an RPG with real-time combat that changes from character to character. You run a four-person team that you must level up by gathering items and defeating bosses. There is also a co-op option that allows other players to assist you with Domains and boss fights. Best of all, the story is highly praised, with many putting it on par with popular JRPGs. The game currently features three full regions and hundreds of hours of gameplay. This makes it the perfect single-player choice.


4. Fortnite

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Fortnite rose to popularity as soon as it launched in 2017. The game helped to popularize the battle royale genre while adding some unique twists. It allows players to use a huge variety of skins, including those from famous franchises. The gameplay combines building with shooting mechanics to keep players on their toes during a match. Of course, it's rather hard to keep yourself alive with all the completion surrounding you. It's easy to accidently run into an opponent, so you will need to learn each map to survive.

Fortnite is rated for players of all ages and regularly adds new content. The game also has unique events like concerts that help bring the player base together in unique ways. This has helped the game keep a fresh feel while adding in innovative content to entertain gamers. The game does have competitive players, so if you're looking for a game to test your skills, get involved with the Fortnite seasons.


3. Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone is the perfect pick for players who like battle royales, but aren't keen on Fortnite. The game places you in a shrinking arena, where you must kill the other players to survive. It's free-to-play, which is rather surprising given the money most gamers are willing to drop on the franchise. You can spend money on cosmetics, but you can also play the game without worrying about having to spend any money at all.

The gameplay will likely appeal to anyone looking for a more realistic game, as it's not as cartoony as Fortnite. While both games do have their place in competitive gaming, older gamers tend to gravitate towards Warzone more. You also will be drawn to the game if you like more realistic guns. Like the other games on this list, Warzone does receive regular updates. In addition, a sequel to Warzone is on the way that will offer even more features for you to try out.


2. Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is now a free-to-play game with a huge budget behind it. While the game had a rough start at first, it now has plenty of players. The free base game lets you get a real taste of how Destiny works without having to risk your money. The game is a shooter, where you pick a class with special abilities. You can play through the game with multiple characters to try out different strategies. The biggest draw is the ability to team up with other players to take on events and levels.

If you are into looter shooters, then you will fall in love with Destiny 2. When you finally get the drop you want, it's the best feeling in the world, and playing with friends is a blast. If you really like the game and want more content, then you can buy the expansions. The game is still going strong, so it regularly gets updated with new content. This gives you the ability to keep playing without spending money or go all in and pick up the additional content. These expansions will take you dozen of hours to beat and are well worth the money.


1. Apex Legends

Apex Legends is another battle royale, but this time everything is based around heroes. Every hero has a different ability, and getting to know them all is your key to victory. The game offers several different ways to play, including teaming up with a squad of friends. You will need to figure out how to balance out your roster, though, as running the wrong characters can be fatal. You will also need to get a grip on the layout of the map of the game to get the upper hand on other players.

Apex is constantly being updated, and new seasons are opening up. This makes it easy to get started in, especially if you are looking for a competitive hero shooter. These updates do change the game, as with each hero added, strategies change. Successful players will need to adapt to each new obstacle to climb the rankings and win their matches. If you like to master a wide range of gameplay types, then this will likely appeal to you more than Fortnite or Warzone.


So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there any games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jessica is a resident otaku and Genshin-obsessed writer. Jess is an industry veteran who takes pride in working with JRPG and indie developers. Along with gaming, you can find them collecting anime figures and having too much faith in Isekai anime.