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10 Best PvP Games on PlayStation 5

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For PvP enthusiasts, few feelings are as satisfying as overcoming your opponent. This feeling is at the core of what makes these games so enjoyable and replayable. That said, the PlayStation 5 has become home to a ton of great PvP games. While they differ in their mechanics and presentation, all of these games retain a strong competitive foundation. So, if you are a fan of PvP games, enjoy our list of the 10 Best PvP Games on PlayStation 5.

10. Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Season of the Wish - Normandy Crew x Destiny | PS5 & PS4 Games

We are starting off today's list with a bang. Here, we have Destiny 2. For fans of the massively multiplayer FPS epic, Destiny 2 holds a special place in many players' hearts. Whether it be through the increasingly popular PvE content or the well-polished mechanics of the game's PvP mode, this title's popularity speaks for itself. And while the game's PvP mode isn't necessarily a focus, the offering on hand is easily enough to make it one of the best games for PvP enthusiasts on PlayStation 5.

9. Smite

SMITE - God Reveal | Nut, Goddess of the Sky

We are continuing right along with Smite. If you are someone who enjoys the fast-paced yet tactical nature of MOBA games, this entry is for you. Smite brings with it not only a great level of polish and ease of access but fantastic gameplay mechanics and accessibility as well. In the game, players step into the shoes of many different gods and goddesses, each with their own unique set of abilities to use against their opponents in intense PvP battles. For both its solid presentation & core gameplay mechanics, we consider Smite to be one of the best PvP games on PlayStation 5.

8. Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose - Launch Trailer | PS5

We are taking a drastic turn in both tone and scale with our next entry. Hell Let Loose is a massively popular tactical shooter that pits players against one another throughout various battles set in World War 2. The game features both an impeccable sense of sound design and art direction, as well as stellar teamplay mechanics. While the more realistic damage model may make for a somewhat steep learning curve, what awaits players who learn the game is undoubtedly one of the best PvP tactical shooter experiences available on PlayStation 5.

7. Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown | Gameplay Trailer

Our next entry is one that many players who are fans of the battle royale genre will no doubt enjoy. Hunt: Showdown brings with it not only unique mechanics and match structures but also a satisfying sense of variety through its use of PvP and PvE elements. This ensures that no matter what kind of FPS experience you are searching for, this title has you covered. Additionally, the game features an aesthetic style that is unlike any other PvP game available on PlayStation 5. For those reasons, we consider it to be one of the best PvP games on the platform.

6. Fortnite

Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 5 Season 2 - Myths & Mortals | Launch Trailer

The next entry on our list is one that hardly needs an introduction. Here, we have Fortnite. The world of Fortnite, by this point, has transcended its humble beginnings as a cartoony battle royale title to become one of the most prominent driving forces in the PvP gaming space. The game features not only multiple ways to enjoy the game but also one of the most well-polished UI & some of the most impeccable core gameplay systems on the market today. All around, if you are looking for one of the best PvP games on PlayStation 5, give Fortnite a try.

5. The Finals

The Finals - Launch Trailer | PS5 Games

Our next entry is one that had a heavy weight on its shoulders when it was released. The Finals is a competitive FPS title unlike any other on today's list. The game features fully destructible environments, an impeccably designed, near-infinitely replayable gameplay loop, and stellar gunplay. This has made it one of the most prominent PvP games of this generation. If players haven't checked out the free-to-play title, now is certainly a great time to do so as well. In short, The Finals is one of the best PvP games on PlayStation 5.

4. Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 6 - Ed Gameplay Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

Street Fighter 6 is one of the fighting game community's premier titles. The game not only features gameplay that builds upon years of lessons learned by the beloved franchise but also some of the most fluid and responsive gameplay from the series to date. In addition to this, the game has become more accessible to newer players through the implementation of the game's core Drive mechanic. All around, if you are a Street Fighter fan or simply a fan of fighting games, then Street Fighter 6 is a title that deserves its due praise.

3. Tekken 8

Tekken 8 - Launch Trailer | PS5 Games

We are staying somewhat in the same vein for our next entry. Here, we have Tekken 8. Much like the previous entries on this list, the Tekken franchise had a lot to live up to with its latest iteration. Well, we are glad to report that with Tekken 8, not only were the game's visuals and core mechanics improved. But also, the fighting animations saw sweeping changes, making for a more kinetic and smooth experience. So, if you are someone who enjoys fighting games or PvP games in general, make sure to check out Tekken 8.

2. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege: Year 9 Cinematic Trailer

Our next entry is one that has managed to stay relevant and improve throughout the years. Here, we have Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. While the hero shooter-themed tactical shooter is a far cry from what it initially promised to be. This game still manages to offer one of the most well-polished and methodical PvP experiences on PlayStation 5. For those unaware, this PvP-focused title pits players up against one another in teams of five. Here, they must either eliminate the enemy team or complete a wide array of objectives. All in all, this game currently offers one of the best PvP experiences on PlayStation 5.

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

Multiplayer Trailer | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

Our final entry should come as no surprise to any fan of PvP games on PlayStation 5. Here, we have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. This title not only had an immense legacy to live up to, but the incorporation of classic maps left many long-time fans leary of this title. Well, as the game has progressed, many fans have been pleasantly surprised with what the game offers. That being old-school map design with improved gunplay mechanics. It is this winning combination that has maintained this title's relevancy far after its release. For these reasons, we consider Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III to be one of the best PvP games on PlayStation 5.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best PvP Games on PlayStation 5? What are some of your favorites? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.