Top PS5 Games: New and Upcoming Releases

Softonic Editorial Team


The PS5 is here. Sony’s next-gen console is making a big splash as the star of the most successful PlayStation launch to date. With unlimited power and providing a whole new dimension of sensations thanks to its revolutionary DualSense controller, PS5 has already dazzled players around the world. This is the most powerful console that Sony has ever created. But what’s a console without a game library?

The PlayStation 5 launch has been accompanied by a fantastic selection of titles to welcome the new console. There are exclusive Sony console games like the spectacular remake of Demon’s Souls or the exciting Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales as well as vastly improved versions of titles we already knew, like Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition. But that’s just the beginning!

PS5 already has a game library that will delight every gamer, but there’s much more to come. Sony’s The Future of Gaming conference made it clear that there are great titles on their way that will leave us speechless. Want to know which ones?

In today’s article, we’ll review the best PS5 launch games as well as the video games that are going to drop in 2021. Let’s get to it!

Exclusive PS5 launch games

Demon’s Souls

We start our list off with Demon’s Souls, the spectacular remake of the From Software masterpiece that inspired other greats such as the Dark Souls saga, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice or the superb Bloodborne.

The game is an exact recreation of Miyazaki’s original title, once again plunging us into the kingdom of Boletaria to face the curse. After succumbing to a demon, we will need to collect souls to recover our body and have any chance of defeating the threat menacing us.

Visually stunning and as challenging (and frustrating!) as the original, Demon’s Souls is a classic resurrected to make the most of Sony’s new console. Are you ready to die again?

Astro’s Playroom

Astro’s Playroom is the alluring way your PlayStation 5 will welcome you to the next generation of video games. The title is pre-installed on all PS5s and is designed to demonstrate all of the console’s new functions, especially the possibilities of its innovative DualSense controller.

In Astro’s Playroom you accompany the adorable Astro through various worlds where you can pick up all kinds of PlayStation collectibles. They will teach you how the DualSense controller is capable of interacting with the movement of your hands, and even when you blow into the mic. You’ll also discover how it can transfer the feeling of sensations and textures to your hands.

Fun, endearing, and full of nods to the story and characters we’ve known since the birth of the first PlayStation, Astro’s Playroom is a great, free game you shouldn’t pass up

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Sackboy, the mascot of the LittleBigPlanet saga, returns to PlayStation to welcome the new Sony console. But don’t let the name fool you, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is not just another addition to the sack-folk franchise. In this new game we leave behind the creation and exchange of levels to focus on something completely different: a challenging co-op platform to overcome with three more friends.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure shelves the 2.5D graphics typical of the LittleBigPlanet saga to offer us tantalizing 3D graphics to maximize the power of PS5. As on every good platform, your skill and reflexes are key to pass the 60 levels of the game. Their musical levels are especially memorable (and fun!). You have to coordinate your movements, jumps, and falls with the melodies that accompany the level. Sounds fun, right?

If you like the platforms or are looking for a good title with local co-op multiplayer, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a great addition to your PS5

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

After the success of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Insomniac Games brings back Spider-Man for the long-awaited Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. We have a new superhero for a new generation of players and consoles and the truth is, as always, Spidey delivers.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the direct continuation of the original 2018 game. If you haven’t played it, don’t worry, because the Ultimate version of Miles Morales comes with a remastered version of the original. In it, Peter Parker leaves the city for a few weeks, leaving Miles to keep the peace in New York City. The Underground organization and the ROXXON corporation, however, are not going to make it easy for us.

With improved gameplay and a huge dose of action, Miles Morales provides a unique experience on PS5 thanks to the DualSense controller. The game offers hours of fun and action spread over a ton of both primary and secondary missions. To top it off, it has a great soundtrack and a good number of easter eggs that will delight fans of good-ole Spider-Man. What are you waiting for?

Third-party games for PS5

We have already told you about the exclusive PlayStation 5 games that are available with the launch of the console. But that’s not all! PS5 has a superb selection of games from other companies to make the most out of your new console. Some of them, like Godfall, are exclusive to the console. Others, such as Borderlands 3, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Mortal Kombat 11, etc. can be upgraded to PS5 if you already have a PS4 version.

We’ve included the complete list of third-party games available since the release of PS5 for you below.

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Bugsnax (incluido en PS Plus)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • DiRT 5
  • For Honor
  • Fortnite
  • Godfall
  • Hyper Scape
  • Just Dance 2021
  • Maneater
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Mortal Kombat XI Ultimate
  • NBA 2K21
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • The Pathless
  • WRC 9
  • Warhammer Chaosbane
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Games that can be upgraded to PS5 if a PS4 version is available 

As we said above, there are plenty of PS4 games that can be upgraded to PS5 completely free of charge if you have a copy of them. At the moment, these are all the confirmed PS4 games that will allow this free update.

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Sólo con la Cross-Gen o Ultimate)
  • Control (sólo para quienes posean la edición Ultimate)
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Destiny 2
  • DiRT 5
  • Doom Eternal
  • Far Cry 6
  • FIFA 21
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Hitman 3
  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Little Nightmares 2
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom
  • NBA 2K21 (Sólo con la edición Mamba Forever)
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Riders Republic
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • WRC 9
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Se actualizará en 2021)

Games included in the PS Plus Collection 

In addition to the launch games, PS5 offers a free collection of its best PS4 titles to enjoy on the new console. Many of them have been enhanced by Game Boost technology, and all you need is a subscription to PlayStation Plus to access them.

The full list of games available in the PlayStation Plus Collection is:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 7
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Until Dawn
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Upcoming PS5 Games

We’ve already talked about all the games that are available this 2020 or those we’ll be able to enjoy at the beginning of 2021. But Sony also presented a large selection of titles that will gradually expand its game library but whose exact release dates are still up in the air.

Below you’ll find a list of all PlayStation 5 games confirmed to date.

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Resident Evil 8: Village
  • Deathloop
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • GTA 5
  • Project Athia
  • Pragmata
  • Stray
  • Outriders
  • El Señor de los Anillos: Gollum
  • Rainbow Six: Quarantine
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Gothic Remake
  • Nascence: Anna’s Song
  • Quantum Error
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Destiny 2
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Dying Light 2
  • Chorus: Rise as One
  • Roots of Pacha
  • Martha is Dead
  • Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2
  • MicroMan
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
  • Gotham Knights
  • Temtem
  • Haven
  • Ride 4
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • God of War 2: Ragnarok

Which PS5 game are you most looking forward to? Share in the comments section!

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