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5 Best PlayStation 5 Games of All Time

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Hades: Best PlayStation 5 Games

PlayStation 5 has been a staple for new and old gamers alike since Sony slapped the new number on the console. Its library is always full of game releases, but for those who love to stay ahead with a living list, here are ten of the best PlayStation 5 games of all time.  

10. God of War: Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarök - State of Play Sep 2022 Story Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

PS owners often remember the entry in the God of War series pioneering cross-generation release in the series. God of War: Ragnarok launched in 2022 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The sequel marks the ninth installment in the series and a sequel to 2018’s God of War.

The game is very similar to the prequel. However, this entry comes with a variety of new enemy types, and mini-bosses. Players also have a control camera with an over-the-shoulder view, making the gameplay much more rewarding.  

9. Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village VR Mode - Gameplay Trailer | PS VR2

As the tenth entry in the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil Village is undoubtedly a top pick on PS. The game's main focus is on combat. In fact, combat feels like the least you can do, if not all. 

When your daughter is kidnapped and you are forced to find her in a mutant, creature-filled world, what other options do you have? Pick your best armor and weapons, and march forth into the treacherous journey to save your daughter while defeating all adversaries in your way.

8. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - Full Cinematic Trailer | PS5, PS4

Endwalker came as the fourth expansion of Final Fantasy XIV, the 2021 multiplayer online role-playing game from Square Enix. Battle it down in a beacon of excitement at the climax of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story. Playing as the Warrior of Light, confront Zenos and the nihilistic Ascian Fandaniel, who want the Final Days to occur and wipe out everyone. 

7. Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West - State of Play Gameplay Reveal | PS5

Guerrilla Games imagined exploring the Western United States in post-apocalyptic times and pieced up Horizon Zero Dawn. The game would then open up a path to the Horizon series, with Horizon Forbidden West following up as the second iteration.

Like its predecessors, the sequel is set in post-apocalyptic times in the US. However, it follows the events after the swarm’s extinction, assigning players as Aloy, a hunter cast in a land of animalistic machines.  Your duty is to explore and complete quests armed with melee and ranged weapons to smash the hostile robots.  

6. Elden Ring

Elden Ring - Official Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4

If you’ve played FromSoftware Inc. games like Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you know their 2022 RPG will most probably get you hooked. And true to these words, it’s among the top games you can catch on PlayStation 5, test your dungeon-delving skills, and get rewarded for each attempt.

The game mimics Dark Souls and Bloodborne’s open-world setting, where players explore the land’s interesting dark-hole scars. Players will always love the Elden Ring’s exaltation from exploring the linear and hidden dungeons on Torrent or in fast travel. 

5. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut - Launch Trailer | PS5, PS4

Drawing inspiration from Interplay Productions' works like Fallout, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut’s developers present a groundbreaking RPG in a bizarre detective story. You play as a detective with an impressive skills system and a whole city’s stretch to create your path.

Plot twist: You are a drug-addicted detective who has a problem with memory. Regardless, you will have to look forward to unraveling the city’s secrets. Grill unforgettable characters, unravel mystery murders or become a millionaire, pocketing bribes to eventually become the hero or the city’s untold disaster. 

4. Deathloop

Deathloop - Launch Trailer | PS5

Immerse yourself in a timed first-person shooter gameplay with Deathloop. It is an award-winning title from Arkane Lyon that reminisces about the developer’s previous games like Prey and Dishonored in its gameplay.

Playing as Colt, the assassin, you will use a mix of guns, stealth, gadgets, powers, and attack skills to take out the Visionaries on Blackreef Island. The enemies are a group of eight targets whom you must kill before midnight. Should the time lapse before they are all dead or you die before taking them out, you restart the gameplay at the beginning of the time loop. 

3. Persona 5 Royal

Persona 5 Royal - Finish 'Em Trailer | PS5 Games

After being accused of assault and being put on probation in your former school, you’re up for an even more cunning encounter in your next school. Don the mask and join your new squad, the Phantom Thieves of Heart.

You play as this high school kid codenamed Joker. In the new school, Joker and his peers awaken to a newfound power that enables them to rob malevolent intentions from people’s hearts and alter them. But that doesn’t happen without some epic showdowns. The Joker and his party encounter foes, known as Shadows, whom they battle in their mythical avatars, the Personas. 

2. Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - Immersion Trailer | PS5 Games

Final Fantasy 7 was an enriching game right from the original installations. And for those who’ve maintained a count of every franchise, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth sets itself apart with its immersive gameplay.

Players continue the FFVII narrative as Cloud, who, along with his party members, set out to fight Shinra and save the planet. However, it’s the game’s mechanics and features that make the latest entry stand out from preceding titles like the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. From the real-time exploration, the main story and side-quests, characters and weapon abilities and skills, to the extensive open world, you will undoubtedly give Square Enix a thumbs up on this one. 

1. Hades

PlayStation Underground - Hades Gameplay | PS5

Supergiant Games broke the hack-and-slash world in 2020 with the action roguelike game Hades. It’s a one-of-a-kind hack-and-slash video game whose every feature makes it deserve to be at the creme of the 10 best PlayStation 5 games of all time, despite being a few years on the scene already. 

It’s a fast-paced action game that gives you the perfect sense of progress as you battle it out as the immortal underworld Prince, knowing that the Olympians have your back. With the powers and mythic weapons you wield, nothing holds you back from unleashing your fury on the god of the dead. 

So, what’s your take on our list of the 10 best PlayStation 5 games of all time? Let us know here on our socials or down in the comments section. 

Cynthia Wambui is a gamer who has a knack for writing video gaming content. Blending words to express one of my biggest interests keeps me in the loop on trendy gaming topics. Aside from gaming and writing, Cynthia is a tech nerd and coding enthusiast.