Sony’s Playstation 5 has been out for quite some time now and game developers around the world are just starting to put out games that use the full features list of the console. However, in the short span of the PS5, we’ve already seen some stunning games showcasing the true power of Sony’s next-gen console.
Here are the five best games that utilize PS5’s hardware to the maximum:
1- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is a third-person platforming shooter game developed by Insomniac Games. Ratchet and Clank is arguably one of the best PS5 games out there. It combines breathtaking visuals with lighting fast load times to give players the authentic PS5 experience. Jumping into a completely new world at the press of a button is a testament to just how good the PS5’s SSD is.
2- Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales
Another game from Insomniac that catches the true essence of the PS5’s capabilities. Miles Morales is a direct spin-off sequel to 2018’s Marvel’s Spiderman. And it is nothing short of spectacular. Miles Morales allows you to play at 60 frames per second at 4k resolution. It also has Ray tracing enabled. Standing in front of a reflective surface and looking at Miles’s reflection or watching the light bumping of Mile’s suit is a sight to behold. A $400 console achieving that amount of fidelity was unheard of until now. Swinging through the streets of New York as Spiderman has never been this beautiful before.
Returnal came as a pleasant surprise to everyone. Developed by Housemarque, Returnal is a roguelike. And just based on that, you can determine if you want to play it or not. But that is not the point here. Returnal is another swashbuckling showcase of the PS5’s capabilities. Returnal’s spooky environments are nerve-racking and beautiful at the same time. And combine that Housemarque’s brilliant use of PS5’s 3d audio features and the Dualsenes’s Haptic feedback, Returnal is an experience you’ll not want to miss.
4- Astro’s Playroom
Astro’s Playroom is a game that comes preinstalled when you buy a PS5. It’s a fun platformer that is not very exceptional to look at when you first see it. But believe me, Astro is an absolute blast. Astro’s Playroom is an excellent platformer, but at its core, it’s a demo for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. The Adaptive triggers and Haptic feedback are firing on all cylinders here. There is a certain tension in the triggers when Astro fires his bow. The feeling of walking on sand and swimming in the water is astonishingly real in your hands, thanks to the Haptic Feedback.
5- Resident Evil: Village
Resident Evil: Village is the only third-party game on this list and there is a good explanation as to why. A survival horror game depends a lot on its environments and settings to make it feel more immersive. And with the PS5’s 3D audio features, Village is a different experience altogether. From the dreadful sound of approaching footsteps to the shrieking of a nearby Lycan, 3D audio makes Village so much more immersive and Scarier. Adaptive triggers are also very well implemented in Village as they give every weapon a different feeling.
Written by: M. Ibrahim Shahid
Reported by: M. Ibrahim Shahid