One of the keys to the tremendous success of the PlayStation was, among other things, its remarkable and extensive catalog of titles, which consists of some of the extraordinary video games of the previous generation.And Sony seems to want to repeat that success with the PlayStation 5 and to show this list of the best PS5 games (so far).
The new console is off to a good start, thanks to backward compatibility with PS4 and the PS Plus Collection, a handful of previous-generation blockbusters available to all subscribers to the service. Although we talk about new games, the initial catalog of the PlayStation 5 is not bad at all.
Over the previous few years, IO Interactive has nailed it with its new Hitman trilogy of games. In 2016, the series’s reboot introduced some very clever stage and level design that served to refresh a long-standing franchise, and subsequent games have remained solid and consistent in that modernization ever since.
The levels are excellent and offer a lot of variety in terms of completing them, especially the one on Dartmoor that gives a very striking mystery movie tone to the action. Also, Hitman 3 is a hub in which to play all the most recent trilogy titles. It allows importing the levels of Hitman and Hitman 2, thus becoming the definitive Hitman of the most recent age of Agent 47.
Control: Ultimate Edition
Control became a crowd favorite in 2019. The Remedy game mixes third-person action elements with a very bizarre Twin Peaks–style story. It gives rise to highly imaginative abilities and powers in general. In 2021, it is available for new consoles in a package called the Ultimate Edition that includes the downloadable content released for the original game.
And this version improves the original game, especially in the technical part. The versions of previous-generation consoles had various problems, primarily related to the rate of frames per second; On the other hand, on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X or S, that was no longer a problem thanks to a much more stable frame-per-second rate and the inclusion of ray tracing technology. Therefore, all those who have not tried the original have the Ultimate Edition the perfect excuse to enter the Control’s remarkable universe.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Every time a new console is released, the most sought-after games somehow take advantage of the new hardware. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is that type of game, one of the largest and most ambitious open worlds that Ubisoft has made in its history.
There are many activities to complete throughout this virtual recreation of England between sieges, drinking competitions, settlement building, and of course, massive battles. The primary campaign lasts about 60 hours, but those who want to see it all will have to easily invest more than 100 hours, making it a perfect option for those who can buy only one game that will keep them busy for a long time.
Astro’s Playroom is part of the second group, and it is a sequel to Astro Bot Rescue Mission, one of the best virtual reality games on the market.
You have to go through the different areas of the console in the style of a platform game, using specific mechanics that explain how the new sensitivity of the triggers works. The game is concise, and for the same reason, it is almost a technical demo. However, it is still an unmissable adventure and even more so if it is included in each PlayStation 5.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
This is one of these video games that acquired a bit misplaced in the center of the new consoles’ launch seeing that it went on sale in the equal week as the PlayStation 5; therefore,there was a struggle to seek the public’s attention.
Sackboy is excellent in both creativity and charisma. That translates into a delightful adventure that might have received a lot more attention if launched at any other time. If you did not know it or did not play it before and have a PlayStation 5 (or a PS4), do not miss it.
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Assassin’s Creed is its flagship, but there are also other exciting options in the French company’s catalog, and Immortals Fenyx Rising is one of them.
Although this is a new franchise that does not have the history of other Ubisoft games, there is potential to become an exciting saga. Unlike other Ubisoft games, there is less emphasis on completing activities on the map and emphasizing exploring and discovering various secrets throughout a striking and colorful world based on Greek mythology. Immortals Fenyx Rising is a game to watch out for.
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They can be downloaded and played as free to play and are Valorant, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Pubg.