The Must-Play PS5 Games Of 2022
The latest console generation started two years ago, so the PlayStation 5 does not have an extensive games library yet. Still, you can find some quality titles for Sony’s console.
It offers remakes and sequels of the classics like Horizon Zero Dawn: Forbidden West and The Last of Us. Look deeper, and you will find surprisingly good ones with unfamiliar titles.
Fortunately, this article will help you skip the search with five recommendations. You can expect great graphics with most games nowadays so we will focus on their gameplay.
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Elden Ring
- Spider-Man Remastered
- Cyberpunk 2077
1. Ghost of Tsushima
This first game uses the Mongol Invasion of Tsushima in 1274 as its setting. You play the samurai Jin Sakai as he and his allies stop the foreigners from taking over his humble island.
The game lets you play as an honorable warrior charging headfirst into battle. On the other hand, you may take the stealthy approach by taking out enemies from the shadows.
The combat is snappy, letting you deflect most attacks with the L1 button. Time it correctly, and you briefly gain an opportunity to inflict a counterattack.
You will also have to learn how to adapt to each enemy type. Constant button mashing will land you in trouble, so you must know when to evade and deflect attacks.
Note that the enemy variety can feel stale near the end of the game. Also, some of the quests may feel restrictive as they have rigid requirements for completion.
Ghost of Tsushima boasts awe-inspiring graphics, and it knows. The game lets you trek through Tsushima’s expansive grasslands, lush bamboo groves, and frigid snowscapes.
More importantly, it has an intuitive photo capturing mode. Press the right directional button, and it will pause the game. Then, you can freely manipulate the background and the characters to compose the best screenshot.
You can find numerous photos from fans on social media. As a result, the game accumulated such popularity that the mayor of Tsushima Island designated Ghost of Tsushima’s developers as official tourism ambassadors.
The director of the movie John Wick, Chad Stahelski, is currently making a movie adaptation. That is why Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most high-quality PS5 games!
2. Elden Ring
You may have heard of this game if you are an avid gamer. Many fans will tout how its difficulty sets it apart from other PS5 games. Elden Ring’s introduction will immediately make you feel that.
Other PS5 games pour too many tutorials and tips that may feel condescending to experienced players. However, Elden Ring will have you figuring out everything by yourself as you face constant danger.
Your goal is to reach the magical giant Erdtree and become Elden Lord. Save points called Sites of Grace point where to go, but they will not tell you the exact location.
You will have to keep your wits about you to progress. Regular enemies can quickly reduce your health to zero in two hits. Meanwhile, you require more attacks to beat them.
Fortunately, you have a wide variety of playstyles. You can play as an ordinary sword-and-shield knight, or you could rely on cunning and stealth as a ranged fighter.
You may also use magic spells to deal damage from afar. Even better, you can combine these methods to make you feel like you are playing a brand-new game.
Elden Ring is one of the PS5 games that pushes players to their limits. If you want to play a game to relax, this might not be for you. Otherwise, you may fling your controller across the game in frustration!
Contrary to popular belief, the difficulty attracted millions of players worldwide. It has earned 10/10 video game reviews and Game of the Year Awards.
More importantly, FromSoftware creative director Hidetaka Miyazaki received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the gaming industry.
Only a handful of people like Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto have earned such acclaim. Can you find other PS5 games that have such high acclaim?
3. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Let us turn to a more colorful title for your PlayStation 5. You play as Marvel’s web-slinger, except you are not Peter Parker. As the name suggests, you play as his successor Miles Morales.
As other video game websites say, this game will make you feel like Spider-Man. It lets you swing across Harlem, New York, to take out baddies and save the day.
The setting is a virtual reimagining of Harlem, New York. Walk around the streets and find a city bustling with activity. The extra realism makes helping NY citizens more satisfying.
Of course, you can expect Morales to be as quippy and quirky as Parker, enhancing the game’s charm. Also, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is one of the PS5 games to utilize the new DualSense controller fully.
The haptic feedback from the buttons provides more impact to each action, again letting you feel like Spider-Man. Moreover, Morales has more powers than his predecessor.
You start the game with the original web-slinging and wall-crawling abilities. However, you also receive bioelectric venom that lets you zap enemies.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales lets you play without much stress. However, you may find the side missions a bit repetitive and simple.
Did you ever want to play as a real-life cat in a video game? Stray lets you enjoy this niche experience by playing as an orange tabby cat in a futuristic world.
The game starts with a brief walk with your cat crew. However, an accident has your feline tumbling down a dumpsite. Your main goal is to return to your buddies.
Humans have long been extinct in the game, so robots replaced them. However, they have emulated human behaviors. Strangely enough, some of them will help you in your quest.
Your character moves like any other stray kitty. It traverses back alleys, ceilings, and other spaces that are too narrow for most people. You may even engage in silly cat behaviors like knocking things off ledges or scratching carpets.
It may seem mundane, but many players love the chill vibe of the game. Unlike most PS5 games, Stray does not involve combat. Instead, you must outwit enemies to evade them.
Of course, this title is not for you if you want more action while gaming. Otherwise, Stray is one of the PS5 games worth checking now.
5. Cyberpunk 2077
Countless movies have depicted futures where people have tech implants. However, Cyberpunk 2077 is one game that lets you fully immerse yourself in such a setting.
You can start the game with one of three paths: Street Kid, Nomad, and Corpo. Then, you enter a series of events that lead you to have an advanced AI implanted into your brain.
Believe it or not, the Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves plays the AI companion named Johnny Silverhand. You uncover more details about your current situation and find a way to separate from each other.
It is one of the story-driven PS5 games where your actions affect the game’s ending. You will not realize your impact until later, so you may try playing in different ways.
This article will not spoil every plot point. However, you should know that the plot can be quite convincing. It is one of the biggest reasons why people play Cyberpunk 2077.
People tried it recently with the release of the Netflix series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The show effectively depicted the game’s lore, causing a 550% increase in the player count!
In the words of Keanu Reeves, the game is “breathtaking” with its stunning visuals and engaging plot. However, Cyberpunk 2077 had numerous game-breaking bugs in its initial release.
Recent updates have polished the game. However, developers should release video games with little to no bugs and glitches. Cyberpunk is now one of the must-play PS5 games, but gamers should not condone such behavior.
The PlayStation 5 has not yet many games as it is only two years old. However, it offers a few gems that gamers should check out, such as Elden Ring.
These recommendations could help you have more fun with your current PS5. If you do not have one yet, perhaps you should wait until next year to buy one.
Sony will release a lighter model of the PlayStation 5 soon. Moreover, you will see more PS5 games released in the coming months. As a result, your patience may pay off with a better gaming experience.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best PS5 game right now?
Some highly recommended PS5 games include Ghost of Tsushima and Elden Ring. However, your experience will depend on your preferences.
How many PS5 games right now?
At the time of writing, there are roughly 513 PS5 games available. It can be difficult and expensive to try them all, so you may want to check the recommendations above.
Is Elden Ring that hard?
Elden Ring is one of the PS5 games that do not have difficulty options. You cannot select Easy Mode to breeze through the game quickly. As a result, it is currently one of the hardest titles.
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