15 PS5 Games That Are Extremely Addictive

With this feature, we take a look at 15 of the most addictive games that you can try right now on the PS5.

Posted By | On 17th, Apr. 2024

15 PS5 Games That Are Extremely Addictive

The PS5 has no shortage of games that have impressed gamers with their level of quality, but only few games are able to take those feelings and sustain them over a long period of time. These games can be really addictive in nature, and that addiction can stem from a wide variety of reasons including but not limited to a sense of progression or just the element of fun within the mechanics themselves. With this feature, we will be taking a look at 15 of the most addictive games that you can enjoy on the PS5. 

No Man’s Sky

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Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky didn’t start out on the best foot forward, but it was able to turn its fates around for the better thanks to a slew of meaningful content updates over the years. As of now, No Man’s Sky is one of the best space exploration games on the market – and a lot of that can be credited to the interesting procedurally generated geometry that never fails to amaze a player with the sheer amount of diversity and flora and fauna. It’s a game that will almost never run out of content, which makes it something worth sticking with in the long run. 

Remnant 2

The original Remnant was a breakout hit, and the sequel Remnant 2 builds upon that goodwill with its set of engaging mechanics and visually appealing world design. The combat is a mix of ranged and melee, and intense enemy encounters ensure players always have challenging fights to look out for as they make their way through the darkest depths of evil. Remnant 2’s set of mechanics enable players to express themselves through their builds, and this is one of the biggest reasons why it can be such an addictive experience to boot.

Monster Hunter Rise 

The monster hunting genre has been making waves in the industry thanks to recent games like Wild Hearts getting global appreciation from hundreds of thousands of fans, but it is Monster Hunter Rise that arguably represents the best of what the genre has to offer. It’s chock full of different monsters to hunt that are spread across a wide array of biomes, but what makes it so special is the sense of gradual progression as you slowly and steadily knock down monsters and craft the perfect gear for your future monster slaying sessions. 

Gran Turismo 7

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Polyphony Digital’s latest Gran Turismo 7 takes what worked in the prior entries, and spins a vast net of gameplay ideas and content that make it a grand sequel in more ways than one. The core gameplay of simulation oriented driving is as crisp and precise as ever, but what hooks you in the long run is the sheer breadth of cars available to collect and upgrade. Of course, the vast amount of different content types also help to prevent the gameplay from becoming too monotonous. There are still some issues related to the payouts, but Gran Turismo 7 is a really great game that deserves to be experienced by every racing fan or motorhead in general.

Returnal 

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Housemarque’s clockwork adventure Returnal might not be everyone’s cup of tea on account of its high difficulty, but those who have bested through Atropos’ toughest challenges will tell you that it is one of the most rewarding experiences of recent memory. Returnal’s gunplay rewards careful movement and dynamic strategies, and while getting used to its peculiar style of gameplay and brutal punishment can be tough at first – but once you start seeing the first signs of progress, there’s no going back. 

Grand Theft Auto Online

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Grand Theft Auto Online continues to be one of the best multiplayer games on the market. Rockstar has done an amazing job of providing meaningful content updates on a regular basis that keep players coming back time and time again. Be it street races or daring heists like the Cayo Perico heist or even just roleplaying in a random server, Grand Theft Auto 5 never fails to amaze the player not only in terms of the quantity of the content but also the quality of the content itself. 

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

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The Final Fantasy 7 Remake saga is going strong with the recent release of Rebirth. The second chapter of this trilogy is chock full of twists and turns that will keep you hooked to the edge of your seat at times, and the adrenaline pumping action gameplay continues to be an entertaining ride through and through. There’s plenty of side content to check out as well, and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a game that will leave you awestruck with its sense of grandeur and general scope of it all.

Destiny 2 

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Much like Grand Theft Auto that we discussed previously, Destiny 2 is one of the best games that will serve you well for hundreds upon hundreds of hours. The gunplay is polished to an immaculate sheen, and the constant sense of progression that comes from getting better gear and more specialized builds hooks the player from the core and doesn’t let go. In addition to this, the constantly evolving setting of Light and Dark will also keep you coming back with each new expansion. 

Dragon’s Dogma 2

2024 delivered a grand sequel with Dragon’s Dogma 2. It takes the foundations of the genre, and expands upon those ideas in new and interesting ways resulting in an RPG that keeps on giving thanks to its emergent systems and mechanics. This is precisely why Dragon’s Dogma 2 is so addictive once you get the hang of it, and suffice to say – there’s plenty of content to respect your time once you get lost in its richly realized world. 

Dead Cells

Dead Cells is easily one of the best roguelites of recent memory, and that alone speaks volumes about its level of quality. Motion Twin has created a smooth flowing combat loop that’s simple on the surface, but has plenty of depth in terms of the many builds and weapons that you can try out. Add to that procedural level design and gorgeous pixel art, and Dead Cells can become pretty hard to put down.

Minecraft 

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Minecraft is a game that’s all about the joy of creating. This sandbox simulator gives you a lot of freedom in terms of exploration, building, and crafting – and the fun just comes from expressing yourself through your creations. Minecraft’s simple yet extremely addictive nature is what makes it almost timeless in certain aspects, and it’s a game that will keep you coming back for more and more. 

Descenders

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There’s just something special about offroading through uncertain terrain whilst seated in a dirt bike, and RageSquids’ Descenders is a game that provides those special feelings in oodles. The bike handling provides a great balance between accessibility and depth, and the procedurally generated worlds ensure that you keep facing new and interesting challenges at regular intervals. 

Sifu 

Sloclap delivered a great action game in the form of Sifu, which impresses with its brutal combat mechanics and permadeath based gameplay. Based on a hard boiled story of revenge, Sifu can be an extremely tough game at best – but the depth of the combat mechanics and fair challenge is what keeps you motivated to trudge through it all. Beating the game is only the start though, and the real joy comes from mastering those mechanics and trying to beat your personal best over and over again. 

Helldivers 2

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Helldivers 2 is undoubtedly one of the biggest surprise hits of the year, and a lot of that could be credited to the addictive nature of its gameplay. The gameplay is heavily dependent on careful co-operation, and enemies can quickly overwhelm you in numbers if you aren’t operating at your best. Helldivers 2’s best merits don’t stem from the amount of content or the progression on offer, but rather its ability to generate memorable moments and emergent narratives that will keep you laughing and crying at moments unnoticed. 

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

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Like A Dragon is a series renowned for its eccentricity and the vast swaths of content on offer, and its latest iteration Infinite Wealth is no different in that regard. Infinite Wealth takes you on a tropical vacation punctuated with all sorts of interesting activities that will leave you grinning all along. There are pancake killer robots, side quests, and Pokemon Snap styled snapping missions all meshed together in one cohesive experience, and it’s honestly a wonder that it all works as beautifully as it does. 


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