Best PS5 Games 2022: Must-Play PlayStation 5 Games

Even though it's still early in its lifecycle, the PS5 already has an impressive library of games across a wide variety of genres. And 2022 has brought a few new games that are top-tier PlayStation 5 experiences. We've rounded up the best PS5 games right now, from first-party exclusives to generation-defining third-party hits. Only some of the games listed here--Demon's Souls, Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, to name a few--are PS5 exclusives, so most of these titles are also available on PS4. For the purposes of this list, both native PS5 games and some PS4 games that got big PS5 updates are included, and we'll continue to update this list periodically to consider new releases. We've listed our picks for the best PS5 games in alphabetical order.If you're still looking to get a PS5, you can check out our PS5 restock guide as well as our guide for moving from PS4 to PS5. Those who have a PS5 should check out our roundups of the best monitors and 4K TVs that make the most of the PS5's power. And if you own other systems too, take a peak at our guides to the best PS4 games, best Xbox Series X games, best Xbox One games, and best Nintendo Switch games.Best PS5 Games Astro's Playroom Astro’s Playroom may be preloaded on every PS5 console, but it’s also genuinely one of the best platformers in recent years. It’s one of the rare 3D platformers that captures a distinct charm and sense of magic as much as Super Mario. Astro’s Playroom brilliantly introduces PS5 owners to the DualSense and its myriad of new features. Throughout its more than 20 vibrant and colorful levels scattered across six worlds, Astro’s Playroom makes great use of the DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, which truly immerse you further into the game. It's also an ode to PlayStation history, with Easter Eggs from the games (and tech) that've made the platform iconic through the years. Astro’s Playroom is a simply delightful platformer that would be worth the full price of admission, and it’s certainly the game you should play first on PS5 to marvel at the innovation. See our Astro's Playroom review. See on PlayStation Store Chicory: A Colorful Tale Chicory: A Colorful Tale started its life as a PlayStation console exclusive before being ported to Nintendo Switch. That said, we'd argue that the best way to play Chicory is on PS5 in large part due to the DualSense's haptic feedback. A Colorful Tale sees you take up a magical brush after the previous wielder abandons the tool. With the brush, you can color in A Colorful Tale's black-and-white world as you see fit, using paint to solve puzzles and help people with their problems. To explain why A Colorful Tale is so special would be to spoil one of the best games of 2021. Just know that this game has mechanics and puzzles that cleverly embody its themes of self-doubt and the frustration of feeling directionless. And don't worry, it's not all doom and gloom--A Colorful Tale includes plenty of charming moments and silly jokes that are sure to make you smile. It easily earns its spot on this list as one of the best PS5 games.See our Chicory: A Colorful Tale review. See on PlayStation Store Control: Ultimate Edition While Control was a great game when it launched in 2019, it had some issues with performance on PS4, especially on base models. With the power of the PS5, Control runs amazingly well. The particle physics really pop in 4K, and the performance is silky smooth. The Ultimate edition comes with both of Control’s expansions, which expand on a story that’s full of surprises and gripping performances. In Control, you play as Jesse Faden, the n

Best PS5 Games 2022: Must-Play PlayStation 5 Games

Even though it's still early in its lifecycle, the PS5 already has an impressive library of games across a wide variety of genres. And 2022 has brought a few new games that are top-tier PlayStation 5 experiences. We've rounded up the best PS5 games right now, from first-party exclusives to generation-defining third-party hits. Only some of the games listed here--Demon's Souls, Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, to name a few--are PS5 exclusives, so most of these titles are also available on PS4. For the purposes of this list, both native PS5 games and some PS4 games that got big PS5 updates are included, and we'll continue to update this list periodically to consider new releases. We've listed our picks for the best PS5 games in alphabetical order.

If you're still looking to get a PS5, you can check out our PS5 restock guide as well as our guide for moving from PS4 to PS5. Those who have a PS5 should check out our roundups of the best monitors and 4K TVs that make the most of the PS5's power. And if you own other systems too, take a peak at our guides to the best PS4 games, best Xbox Series X games, best Xbox One games, and best Nintendo Switch games.

Best PS5 Games