Top 5 Generation Defining PlayStation 5 Games

Published 11/11/2023, 10:36 PM EST

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It’s been three years since the PlayStation 5 first launched, and it is no doubt an example of how to do gaming consoles right. It looks good, and it’s a massive upgrade over its predecessor. Besides that, its controller, the Dualsense, is in itself something very interesting; with haptic feedback and dynamic adaptive triggers, it is the best way to experience games.

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A console as generation-defining should have at least a few games to show how good it is. They should use all of its features, from its graphical capabilities to its inventive gamepad. And quite a few games do exactly that; let’s check out the five best of those games.

1. Demon Souls Remake


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While this title launched with PlayStation 5 at its release, not many played it, given the fact that it was a souls-like, and back then, this genre still had a niche audience. Elden Ring was still a couple of years away, and this genre had yet to blow up.

It still looks much better than many games released nowadays; it used every feature of the controller, and its haptic feedback was such that players could feel exactly what kind of material they were hitting with their weapon, whether solid walls or soft-skinned enemies.


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2. Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart

Insomniac games know how to create mind-blowing experiences. They have proven it time and time again. This game was no different, only it looked way better. It looked mind-blowing. It had a graphical mode where this game ran at 60 fps with ray tracing on. What kind of magic was Insomniac playing here?

Whatever it was, this was the result, and it blew every one of its fans away.

3. Returnal

Many often forget that tempest 3D audio is a feature of the PlayStation 5, and it works pretty well. While Demon Souls, Ratchet, and Clank use it very well, Returnal uses it. Those environments, massive boss fights, and every environment of this game were painstakingly designed to be used, and it made this experience much better.

Here’s hoping Housemarque is doing something similar yet again.

4. Horizon Forbidden West

Every time someone saw an open-world game, they saw either a fault in character design or in the environment. The only game that perfected this combination was Red Dead Redemption 2. But guerilla games decided to create a similar experience. And they did too.

A vast open world and every bit as detailed as other linear Sony offerings This game is quite a feat.

5. Spider-Man 2


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Of course, how can one leave out Spider-Man 2 from this list? Exploring the sprawling recreation of New York City in this game is something else. As with Insomniac’s previous game Ratchet and Clank, this one too has 60 fps with ray tracing mode but is somewhat better.

It just looks brilliant through and through.


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This can only be counted as the beginning of the PlayStation 5’s life cycle, and fans can be sure that there’s a lot more to come. This console would no doubt be full of games that would look mind-blowing and run like butter.

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Written by:

Rohit Sejwal


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Rohit Sejwal is a senior eSports writer at EssentiallySports. Rohit has an MSc. in Journalism and was a part of OMLogic and other organizations working in a diverse range of content creation fields, including editing, content writing, and scriptwriting.
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Ananya Giri




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