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Best-Looking Games on PlayStation Portal

Thanks to Sony’s new PlayStation Portal, you can stream all your PlayStation 5 games on the go. Whether it’s on the couch, in the bedroom, or outside at your favorite coffee shop, the PlayStation Portal is capable of streaming all PS5 games. You only need to have a strong WiFi connection and connect your PlayStation Portal to a powered-on (or in rest mode) PS5 console. 

While the handheld PS5 streaming device is still hot on the market, you may be wondering which games have the best graphics. Generally, all the PS5 games streamed onto your PlayStation Portal will look great. That's because the portal buffs graphics to a maximum  of 1080p and a maximum 60fps refresh rate. However, some games simply outshine the others. So, cuddle up and get cozy as we break down the best-looking games to play on PlayStation Portal right now.

5. Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West - Announcement Trailer | PS5

If you’re looking for the best game for exploration with the best visuals, Horizon Forbidden West is the way to go. In fact, the game may be one of the most extensive exploration games on the PS5. So, boot up your PlayStation Portal and jump under the blankets for hours of fun. You’ll, once again, play the role of Aloy as she, once again, strives to save humanity. She explores new realms, takes on more giant machines, and meets new tribes.

In a world filled with oceans, scenic forests, and vast landscapes, you’ll find yourself exploring to your heart’s content. Literally, as if you were there yourself, you’ll skid off the mountains and feel the thrust of the bow. Thanks, in part, to the Portal’s DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. 

Sure, the original Horizon looked stunning. But Horizon Forbidden West completely kicks the ball out of the park, especially running on PS5. Each detail seems meticulously crafted. Further, when paired with the changing weather effects, be it snow, fog, mist, and more, it begins to feel like treading the real world.

Machine design and character models don’t get left behind, either. Both have impressive detail up close. Each body part, whether the character's hair or the machine’s intricate parts, comes together to create a spectacle.

4. Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7 - PlayStation Showcase 2021 Trailer | PS5

Adrenaline junkies can have a piece of the pie too. Forza Horizon had been the reigning champion for a while. However, Gran Turismo 7 takes us back to the GT series' glory days, reminding us what makes it special. You don’t need to love cars to enjoy this game. There’s a little something for everyone. You can choose to collect cars from the whopping 400-car roster on offer. Alternatively, you can stick to the track circuits and still have a blast. 

From the cars to the tracks, realism is upheld to a high standard. Racing on circuits shimmering under dynamic lighting creates the feeling of driving on a real-life road. Even moments where you descend into a tunnel and emerge on the brighter end feel as surreal as they can be. Using ray tracing technology, you can take screenshots of multimillion-dollar cars that match their real-world counterparts to a T.

Along with additional content and charming racing gameplay, Gran Turismo 7 takes full advantage of DualSense's haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. It translates to every screech around a corner and every bump on the road to perfection. Thus, it is one of the best return-to-form racing games for racing fans to experience on the PlayStation Portal.

3. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits - State of Play Trailer | PS5, PS4

Hands down, one of the best-looking games on PlayStation Portal, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, finds the perfect balance between action-oriented sequences and chill, relaxing gameplay. It follows Kena, a young girl who has the magical power to send off adorable Rot, otherwise deceased people, from the physical world into the spirit world. The beauty in Kena’s world is its rich, vibrant landscapes and lush world, no doubt nowhere close to our real world but stunning in its unique art style and depiction.

Such design results in an expressive adventure where, sure, Kena won’t have pores on her skin, but her eyes will shimmer with delight, and she’ll cower with fear in perfect response to the situation at hand. You can see the developing team really put their best foot forward here, and it’s deeply delightful to appreciate their work on the other end of the design process.

2. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut - Announcement Trailer | PS5, PS4

A good number of PS4 games have been enhanced for the PS5, one of the best among them being Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut. It’s the perfect example of a game that doesn’t catch the eye the first time. But, once reworked, it could keep your jaw dropped, gallivanting across its environs for any number of hours.

By far the most definitive way to experience Sucker Punch’s open-world samurai adventure, players strive to protect Iki Island during the 13th-century Mongol Invasion of Japan. Even in the midst of war, ancient beauty reigns supreme as you traverse the vast countryside, expansive terrains, and ancient landmarks and experience weather effects from snow to hot springs.

1. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - Launch Trailer I PS5 Games

Many PlayStation Portal reviews are using Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 to showcase how good the portal’s visuals are. Web slinging across a massive, deeply curated New York is awe-inspiring. As either Peter or Miles, you'll weave in and out of skyscrapers and bridges, over vast oceans, and in high skies. You get to see wondrous designs, and at such breakneck speed, it’s inevitable for chills to run down your spine.

You may also think that the speed will have frame rate drops here and there. But Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 manages to maintain a steady 60 fps through and through. Furthermore, you can see ray tracing any chance you get, with the sun rays bouncing off of your suit and skyscrapers as they would in real life. With a much bigger New York to explore, including additional areas like Brooklyn and Queens previously missing from the prequel, you should have a blast marveling at its design wonders.

So, what’s your take? Do you agree with our best-looking games on PlayStation Portal? Are there more games we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here.

Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.