The PlayStation 5 first launched on November 12th 2020 in North America and Japan before becoming available worldwide on November 19th. It was highly sought after and almost one year later with 13.4 million units sold, it shows no signs of being anything less. Despite high-profile delays like God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7, the PS5 has seen a number of excellent releases. From big exclusives and compelling third party titles to enhanced versions of beloved classics, it serves as a strong reminder on the importance of games for a console’s success.
One year later, we’re looking back on the 25 best games released thus far for the PS5. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
Hades is many things. It’s a showcase of Supergiant Games’ deft character writing with a litany of well-written characters based on Greek mythology, each with hundreds of lines and dozens of interactions. It’s an incredible rogue-lite which balances its progression with the story, slowly unraveling more plot details with each escape attempt. And most importantly, it’s a great action game with stellar variety thanks to Boons and weapon upgrades that you want to jump into again and again, especially at 4K/60 FPS on the PS5.