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The PS5 exclusives list is already pretty awesome, despite the fact the PS5 isn't yet two years old.If you've managed to grab a PS5 stock update then these are the games you're going to at least want to add to your wishlist. After all, what good is a PS5 if you can't make your PS5-less friends jealous by playing all the exclusive games you can't play anywhere else.
Because we're still relatively early in the console's life cycle, which means the majority of PlayStation games are cross-gen, meaning they launch simultaneously on PS5 and PS4. Further narrowing the pool of true-blue PS5 exclusives are cross-platform games, which are available on Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch. All that being said, there is an ever-growing list of actual, honest-to-goodness PS5 exclusives that you truly can't play on any other platform, and we've collated every single one of them into this handy guide.
Read on for all the PS5 exclusives available now or confirmed.
PS5 exclusives available now
Astro's Playroom may seem like a mere tech demo to showcase the new PS5 features, from ray tracing to the adaptive triggers of the DualSense PS5 controller, but that assumption couldn't be farther from reality. This pocket-sized adventure (around 3 hours of length, with potentially more for the platinum) is an endearing tribute to the PlayStation franchise, featuring callbacks to previous consoles and games. But it also manages to provide a platforming experience that is charming as it is polished, and the fact that it comes pre-loaded with the console means that you can, and should, start playing right away while you finish setting everything up.
All stories start somewhere. FromSoftware's legacy began 11 years ago with Demon's Souls, one of the most intriguing and challenging titles of the PS3 era. Now, under Bluepoint’s vision (the studio that brought back Shadow of the Colossus) the beginning of the 'soulsborne' genre gets the remake treatment on PS5. This is the same experience we remember, but it's almost indistinguishable over a decade later. With only a few touches here and there in terms of gameplay, Demon's Souls' biggest change comes from the way it looks and plays on this new console generation - it's a remarkable PS5 launch game that you shouldn’t miss.
Destruction AllStars introduces itself as a new IP of multiplayer competitive racing. Don't picture it as regular races, however - this is akin to the battle arenas of the Twisted Metal series or the collisions that you would see in a Burnout game, packed with a cast of 16 distinct characters. Perhaps its biggest twist comes when your car is destroyed: you will automatically enter a third person view of your racer and move them around the map as if it was a different game.Its player base isn't as active as it was at launch, but if you can find a match in a timely matter it can be a fun way to spend a couple hours with your PS5.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Insomniac Games' Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is as triumphant a return as they come for the titular duo; a visual showcase for the PS5, a well-written story right up there with the best Pixar movies, and simply a blast of a platformer from front to back. If you want something to show off what your PS5 can do, you can't beat Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and it comes with the bonus of being an incredibly polished, well-made platformer/shooter even without considering its technical accomplishments.
As stunningly beautiful as it is blisteringly challenging, Housemarque's 2021 roguelike Returnal will test your patience at the same time as it challenges your expectations about what's possible in the new generation. It makes full use of Sony's new hardware to deliver a visual spectacle, buttery smooth performance, and a new level of immersion thanks to its creative utilization of the DualSense's adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. Returnal is another fantastic choice to wow your friends and family with as you show off your PS5, but don't make them too jealous as you'll likely need their support after you die for the thousandth time.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade
It's an expanded and remastered version of one of 2020's best RPGs, itself a remake of one of the best RPGs of all time, and you absolutely need to play it if you have a PS5. Make no mistake, this is more than just a simple remaster. Intergrade itself adds "classic" battle controls for the game's normal difficulty mode, a photo mode, and improved frame rate and resolution. But the PS5-exclusive Yuffie DLC, formally titled Episode Intermission, is a whole new chapter where you get to play as Yuffie Kisaragi.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade is available as a free upgrade from the PS4 version, but Episode Intermission is a paid expansion unless you bought Intergrade as a standalone purchase.
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
A beautifully remastered version of one of 2018's best superhero games, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered takes an already great game and makes it better. Thanks to 4K resolution, ray tracing support, and a buttery smooth 60 FPS (in performance mode), swinging around New York City as Spider-Man and beating up goons is more satisfying than ever. The framerate boost is especially appreciated during fast-paced, high-intensity scenes, which let's face it, make up about 90% of the game. Even if you've played the original game on PS4 already, be sure to pick up the remaster (it's free if you own the game on PS4) and give it another go.
If you fancy taking a stroll through an empty, totally haunted version of the Japanese capital, then Ghostwire: Tokyo is the PS5 exclusive for you. Although it is also available on PC, it's a PS5 console exclusive, and really does look excellent on Sony's latest console. You play as the last human in a Tokyo where all the other living things - bar some adorable dogs, cats, and tanooki - have been whisked away to the spirit world. You'll need to rescue your sister and discover the stories of the spirits that still linger, trapped between worlds, all the while fending off all the horrific creatures that do roam the streets. It's creepy, atmospheric, and a fantastic world to exist in.
Gran Turismo 7
PlayStation's premium racing sim is back with Gran Turismo 7. Although it's had a ropey launch with online and maintenance issues, and discussions around updates making the need for microtransactions slightly more prevalent, it's still a fantastic racer. It's a huge and utterly beautiful racing game that will no doubt earn it a position among the best PS5 games of all time eventually.
The Last of Us Part 1
Naughty Dog's masterpiece originally released on the PS3 has now made it way to the PS5 in the form of The Last of Us Part 1. This remake has been rebuilt from the ground up for the PS5, with upgraded visuals, DualSense features, modernised gameplay and mechanics, and accessibility options. It's the same game, but brought into the PS5 generation in so many ways.
Upcoming PS5 exclusives
Release date: January 24, 2023
Forspoken seems like a highly ambitious project, even for prolific publisher Square Enix. It's being developed by an all-star team of talent called Luminous Productions, formed from the dev team behind Final Fantasy 15. Better yet, Square Enix recruited Gary Whitta (of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story fame) and Amy Hennig (creative director on the first three Uncharted games) to build the world and write the story.
Forspoken stars a young woman named Frey from New York City, who celebrates her 21st birthday by being transported to the world of Athia, "where fantasies and nightmares are suddenly very real", reads the Sony blog post. It's coming sometime in Spring 2022 exclusively on PS5.
Final Fantasy 16
Final Fantasy 16 is dropping exclusively on PS5 at some point in Summer 2023. Set in the world of Valisthea, the people there once lived in peace thanks to the crystal mountains found there, known as the Mothercrystals. But, that wasn't meant to last, as there's now a Blight spreading across the world. The story will revolve around humans called Dominants, who are able to control Eikons, which are deadly and incredibly powerful creatures. Gameplay wise, this will be an interesting change in combat style, with a more action-orientated focus.
Horizon Call of the Mountain
Release date TBC
Horizon Call of the Mountain is an upcoming PSVR2-exclusive game based in the Horizon Zero Dawn/Forbidden West universe and developed by Guerrilla Games. Main Horizon protagonist Aloy will be in the game in some form, but Horizon Call of the Mountain stars a brand new protagonist. If that isn't enough to excite you, former Forbidden West world designer Chris James recently said Call of the Mountain will "change what AAA means for VR," which is honestly almost too much hype for us to handle right now.
Announced during the 2021September PlayStation showcaselast year, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will see the two Spider-Men - Peter Parker and Miles Morales - team up. There's only been a teaser trailer so far and a loose 2023 release window, but we know we'll be ready to swing through New York again when it drops.
Release date TBC
PS4 and PS5 cross-gen exclusives
There are some titles that are PS5 exclusives, but also happened to simultaneously debut on the PS4 too. We'll list those games below:
God of War: Ragnarok
Coming November 9, 2022
God of War: Ragnarok is that kind of sequel that any tidbit of news is poured over with a fervor. Following on the narrative from the 2018 God of War reboot, we'll back with Kratos and Atreus ahead of the world-shattering Ragnarok event, as they search for answers - and allies. Various Norse Gods and monsters will try to stand in their way as they travel the Nine Realms sometime in 2022.
Horizon Forbidden West
Aloy's second adventure arrived in March 2022, taking her to lands anew. As the title suggests, Horizon Forbidden West sees Aloy heading west into locales like Las Vegas and San Francisco in search of the source of a blight that's killing the Earth. What she finds are new tribes, fresh threats, but also friends old and new. It's a brilliant tale in one of the most impressive and full open worlds to date.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Sackboy: A Big Adventure launched as a launch title for PS5, but also dropped simultaneously on PS4. However, it's definitely best experienced on the newer console as the game really looks fantastic, and utilises the haptic feedback in the Dualsense to great effect. It's Sackboy's first foray away from the LittleBigPlanet name too, so don't expect the creative elements of that original series here. This is a stunning story-driven title, with support for co-op too. It's inventive, playful, and utterly adorable, so well worth a play.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Arriving as a PS5 launch title, and also launching on PS4, this smaller Spider-Man story follows the titular Miles Morales as a direct sequel to the last PS4 Spider-Man game. He's just got his powers, and he's figuring out how to be his own version of the friendly neighbourhood superhero. Peter Parker is his mentor, but he has his own powers - including electric venom blasts, camouflage, and other gadgets. It's set in the same world but with the focus being on Spanish Harlem, and Morales' immediate friends and family. It might be a more compact story than the main Spider-Man entry, but Spider-Man: Miles Morales is probably more impactful.
Stray is a game where you play as a cat. That's all you need to know, really, isn't it? Free with a PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium subscription, Stray tells the story of a lost ginger tabby who finds itself trapped in a locked-down city inhabited by robots. Quickly making friends with a tiny drone called B-12, you'll meet the citizens and try to find a way back to the world you knew before. Filled with amazing little stories and plenty of ways to enjoy being a cat, Stray is a delight.
Some of the PS5 exclusives also include Director's Cut editions of PS4 games - essentially re-releases of the PS4 titles but with souped up graphics, and other additional features like DualSense haptics.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut
Not only did the Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut give us a brilliant graphical upgrade, but it also gave us the top-notch DLC - Iki Island - bundled in for good measure. This is a 4K 60fps experience on PS5, with support for 3D audio and DualSense haptic feedback too. It's the premium experience for Jin's story, and it's one of the best PS4 games ever so give it a look.
Death Stranding: Director's Cut
Death Stranding was the second Director's Cut to emerge and again brought this PS4 exclusive to PS5 with a new 4K 60fps sheen. It features additional story content, weapons and vehicles, a competitive ranking system, and more among the usual PS5 additions like DualSense haptics. Kojima calls it the "definitive" Death Stranding experience, and who are we to argue?
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- Upcoming PS5 games
- Best PS5 games
- PS5 launch games
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More about ps5
Based on our definition above, the PS5 has 12 major exclusive games: Astro's Playroom. Deathloop. Demon's Souls.Does PS5 have any exclusives? ›
Some of the PS5 exclusives also include Director's Cut editions of PS4 games - essentially re-releases of the PS4 titles but with souped up graphics, and other additional features like DualSense haptics.What PlayStation exclusives are on PS5? ›
Here all the PS5 exclusives that you play: Astro's Playroom. Demon's Souls. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.Will there be a PS6? ›
Based off a 2021 job listing from Sony that suggests the development of a new console, we can assume that the PS6 release date will be around 2026.What games will be PS5 only? ›
- Astro's Playroom (Preinstalled on PS5 consoles)
- Demon's Souls remake.
- Destruction AllStars.
- Death Stranding: Director's Cut (Also available on PC)
- Deathloop (Also available on PC) (Also available on Xbox following exclusivity window of one year)
- Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.
They also both run RDNA 2 graphics. However, the Xbox Series X has a slight upper hand with its GPU having 12 TFLOPS of power across 52 CUs. In comparison, the PS5 has 10.3 TFLOPS of power across 36 CUs. This effectively means that developers can potentially eke more from the Series X than PS5.Which console has the best exclusives? ›
Both PlayStation and Nintendo are home to many incredible exclusives, but looking specifically at the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch, the edge would have to go to the PlayStation 4.Is a PS5 Pro coming? ›
In terms of release date, it has been suggested that Sony will follow the similar three-year release gap as it did with the PS4 Pro model, making the PS5 Pro likely for late-2023.What is the first PS5 exclusive? ›
The first major PS5 exclusive to launch after the system first debuted was Returnal, a game with an engaging loop and a mysterious story.What is the most popular PS exclusive? ›
- God Of War (2018) - 94. ...
- LittleBigPlanet (2008) - 95. ...
- Persona 5 Royal (2019) - 95. ...
- Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (2001) - 95. ...
- The Last Of Us Remastered (2014) - 95. ...
- Uncharted 3: Among Thieves (2009) - 96. ...
- Gran Turismo (1997) - 96.
PC doesn't make you choose as long you have powerful enough hardware. That hardware is expensive, but the option is there. In 2022, we'd recommend most people seek out a PS5. It'll save you a lot of money, and you'll get an excellent gaming experience for years to come.Is PlayStation better than Xbox? ›
It may seem odd to come to a conclusion on the best last-generation console, but as these machines are still getting games made for them, they are far from irrelevant. Ultimately, the PS4 is the overall winner, all down to its larger selection of exclusive games.Is the PS5 the last PlayStation? ›
With so many new advancements in tech, like cloud gaming and mobile gaming, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X just might be the last traditional video game consoles.How much money is a PS6? ›
The PS6 release date would be around 2026 at least. The PS6 price would be around $500-$600 dollars as well, that is if we don't see another shortage of electronic chips.What does a PS6 cost? ›
Since the prices of several game consoles recently launched by Sony are almost all between $400 and $500, so it can be assumed that the PS6 price is at least $600.What games are not on PS5? ›
- Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One.
- Hitman Go: Definitive Edition.
- Just Deal With It!
- Robinson: The Journey.
- TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2.
- We Sing.
One of the biggest benefits of the PS5 is its backwards compatibility, giving users the ability to play games from the PS4 and even the PS3 on the next-generation console.What can PS5 do besides gaming? ›
- Share play and share screen. ...
- Share your console. ...
- Play PS5 games remotely on PS4. ...
- Activities and games help. ...
- Mute game audio. ...
- Remap controller buttons. ...
- Chat transcription. ...
- Region-free gaming.
Best Graphics: Microsoft Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X is the most powerful home console ever created, powering up to 12 teraflops of graphical performance for hyper-detailed native 4K games at up to 120 frames per second on supported screens.
The APU on the Xbox runs hotter, despite the lower power consumption and the lower ambient temperature during our tests, primarily because of the more relaxed fan speed profile and secondly because it uses plain thermal paste, while the PS5 uses a more exotic solution, liquid metal.
A lot of words have been spoken about the Nintendo GameCube in the 20 years since the console's release, but the one you're most likely to hear if you ask fans about their thoughts on the console's legacy is “underrated.” In fact, the popular sentiment is that the Nintendo GameCube is the most underrated console ever ...Did PlayStation lose exclusives? ›
PlayStation is going to be losing one of its best console exclusives of 2022 to Nintendo Switch in just a couple of short months.Will the PS5 Pro be 8K? ›
Despite that, the PS5 still isn't able to output 8K images. According to a blog post right before the launch of the PS5, 8K resolution will eventually be brought to the console in a system software update in the future.Will there be a PS5 pro in 2023? ›
According to a report by journalist Tom Henderson (via Insider-Gaming), Sony will new PS5 model in 2023. It's a big surprise, but it's not the PS5 Pro. Apparently, it's a new version that comes with a fancy hybrid disc driver. The company will put a removable disc drive in the new console.How much would a PS5 pro cost? ›
The PS4 Pro launched three years later at the same price. Sony also reduced the price of the original PS4 to make it more enticing for budget gamers. On the other hand, the PS5 launched at the price of $499 / €499 / £449 for the standard disk edition and $399 / €399 / £359 for the digital-only one.Why is a PS5 rare? ›
Unfortunately, Sony's facing three major issues. First is the global health crisis. The global pandemic caused another problem: a global chip shortage. Many chip manufacturers haven't been able to supply as many semiconductor chips which would help PS5 production meet the gamers' demand.Are there 2 versions of PS5? ›
What's different between the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition? As you may have worked out by now, there are only two key differences between the each PS5 model - disc drive and price. The standard PS5 has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player that will let you play games from physical discs, as well as watch Ultra HD movies.Who owns the first PS5? ›
Sony's PlayStation 2 is the best-selling game system overall with over 155 million units worldwide.Which is the best PS for gaming? ›
The PlayStation 5 features a handful of excellent games, such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Returnal, but the system itself is extremely hard to purchase for many reasons. Thankfully, the PlayStation 4 is far easier to come by, and it has a top-tier library that's still worth exploring.
But in the meantime, if it's a choice between the two, you only have $500 to spend, then you best buy a PlayStation 5. It'll even be able to play the best PS5 games and upcoming PS5 games that aren't available on PC, even through emulators.Is PS5 true 4K? ›
Today, the PS5 is another 4K console, alongside the Xbox Series X, that's not just marketed as capable of 4K but as capable of up to 4K/120FPS and even 8K/60FPS. The problem is that 4K games on PS4 Pro, and Microsoft's 4K Xbox One counterpart the Xbox One X, often weren't really 4K games.How powerful is PS5 compared to PC? ›
PS5 on the other hand has much better specs, that are at lease 50% to 100% faster compared to the current average spec PCs. Things like a much better processor, a GPU that is equivalent to Nvidia's RTX 2070 or RTX 2070 Super, 16 GB DDR6 RAM, and 800+ GB superfast SSD. All in all, PS5 is much faster than the average PC.Which console won the console war? ›
Sony effectively won the last generation's console war by selling an outrageous number of PS4s and by publishing some of the greatest games of all time on it. The PS4 was the definitive gaming platform, but what happens when PlayStation doesn't have the games to back up its console anymore?Why do people want a PS5? ›
Also, a console is dedicated on gaming alone, which should make games load faster, since it doesn't run any other programs on the background. Plus, consoles are better when a group of people wants to play games. Playing with your friends on a PS5 has a cozy feeling that you cannot get by playing alone on your computer.What does PS5 have that Xbox doesn t? ›
Sony's exclusives make special use of the PS5's DualSense controller, which has a built-in speaker and sensitive haptic feedback that's not available on Xbox. PS5 also has a proprietary spatial surround sound system for players who use headphones, giving them a unique 3D audio experience.What is the PS5 lifespan? ›
Couple this with console generations typically lasting six-to-seven years on average, and that would be roughly half of the PS5's life gone with so much potential only hinted at.How many years do PS5 last? ›
The life-cycle of the PlayStation 5 should last for “six to seven years,” according to Sony's Masayasu Ito, who was interviewed by Game Informer as part of a big feature about the first 25 years of the PlayStation brand.Is PS5 noticeably better than PS4? ›
The PS5 is Sony's newest console, replacing the PS4 Pro as its most powerful gaming system. It boasts a better CPU, GPU, and an internal NVMe SSD, making the PS5 a faster and more capable console.Why is the PS5 1000 dollars now? ›
Right now, PS5 disc editions are going for around $1,000 due to scalpers cleaning up the market and jacking up prices beyond the original $500 retail price. There is still a digital version available but it's also marked up although it's out there for less than a grand.
The PS5's built-in 1TB drive can fill up pretty quickly, especially with the monthly PlayStation Plus games and the regular updates for big games like Call of Duty: Warzone and others, so another internal drive is something you may want to consider.Is the PS5 still $500? ›
PlayStation 5 vs. PlayStation 5 Digital EditionReturn to table of contents↴ There are currently two iterations of the PS5: the PS5 ($499.99) and the PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99). There is very little difference between the two — the Digital Edition just lacks the ability to play disc-based games.How long will PS6 come out? ›
So, historical lessons suggest we'll get a console that costs around £400, releases in 2027 and is called the PS6.Is the PS5 quieter than the PS4? ›
The PS5 isn't exactly completely silent, but it is much quieter than the PS4 and most other gaming consoles on the market. There is also a bit of variation in noise levels depending on which manufacturer's fan is in your particular console. Sony put in a huge effort to reduce noise with the PS5.How much is a PS7? ›
|Model No||Capacity||List Price|
|PS7-G||5 / 7 lb (Gray)||$45.00|
|PS7-B||5 / 7 lb (Blue)||$83.00|
|PS7-P||5 / 7 lb (Pink)||$83.00|
There are two PS5 models: the regular PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. The two share identical specs, though, as the name suggests, the Digital Edition will only play digitally downloaded games. It does not have a disc drive.How many games does the PS5 come with? ›
Yes, all PS5 systems come with one free game pre-loaded: Astro's Playroom. While a standalone (albeit somewhat short) game in its own right, Astro's Playroom also serves as a demonstration of what the DualSense controller is capable of.What games are still PlayStation exclusive? ›
- PS5PS4. VALKYRIE ELYSIUM PS4&PS5. $59.99.
- PS5PS4. Inscryption. $19.99.
- PS5PS4. Stray. Extra. ...
- PS5. Rollerdrome. Premium. ...
- PS5PS4. Salt and Sacrifice. ...
- PS5. Premium EditionVampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt - Founder's Ultimate Edition. ...
- PS5. Ghostwire: Tokyo. ...
- PS5PS4. Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach.
P.S. 6 was founded in 1894 and named after the feminist author and reformer Lillie Devereaux Blake. The school was originally located several blocks to the north on 85th Street. The current red brick building on Madison Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets was constructed in 1953.Which edition is best of PS5? ›
The standard PS5 is the way to go if you want a disc drive for physical games and 4K Blu-rays. Get the PS5 Digital Edition if you're looking to save $100 and don't mind buying all of your games digitally.
Open your profile, located in the top right corner of the screen. Scroll across to the Games tab. This will then display a list of every game you have played using that PSN account.How many GB are most PS5 games? ›
- 10/10 F1 2021 (109.5 GB)
- 9/10 Call Of Duty: Vanguard (110.9 GB)
- 8/10 Metro Exodus (121.7 GB)
- 7/10 Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut (122.4 GB)
- 6/10 Assassin's Creed Valhalla (125 GB)
- 5/10 The Elder Scrolls Online (153.9 GB)
- 4/10 Cyberpunk 2077 (158.7 GB)
While the PS5 officially has 825 GB of internal storage space, it only has 667.2GB free for games, as system files take up the remaining 157.8 GB. This is generally more than enough space if you want to install multiple PlayStation 5 games.What is the biggest PlayStation exclusive? ›
- Persona 5 Royal (2019) - 95. ...
- Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (2001) - 95. ...
- The Last Of Us Remastered (2014) - 95. ...
- Uncharted 3: Among Thieves (2009) - 96. ...
- Gran Turismo (1997) - 96. ...
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty (2001) - 96. ...
- Tekken 3 (1996) - 96.
Do PS Plus free games expire? No, once you claim it, it stays there in your account. But PS Plus expires… and without active PS+ subscription, you can't access any PS+ free games in your library until you subscribe again. The PS Plus Games are only free for one month.