Finally, after (hold on tight) two years since release, the PlayStation 5 is readily available to U.S. customers. As the console approaches its third holiday season, it’s got itself quite the decent line-up of first-party titles and essential plays. So read on for the 15 best games you can play on the Sony system.
First, know this: The vast majority of games playable on the PS4 are playable on the PS5 via backward compatibility. (Here’s our list of the best games for that console.) Then of course the revamped PS Plus means either system can get access to a wealth of PS1, PS2 and PS4 titles, as well as stream those from PS3. No matter what, you’ll rarely be short of terrific things to play on the PS5.
But if you’re looking for something suitably cutting-edge—something designed with this new console in mind—then read on. Many of these are still being released for the PS4, but they’re unquestionably better looking, and better running, on the more modern machine. Here, without further ado, are the best games for the PS5.