The PlayStation 5 has been out for just over a year now, and the list of games available on the console continues to grow. With developers taking advantage of the PS5’s advanced hardware capabilities, gamers have access to some of the most visually stunning and immersive gaming experiences to date.
In this article, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best PlayStation 5 games for 2023, including some that have already been released and others that are set to release later in the year.
Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2023. Developed by Guerrilla Games, this action RPG is the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn and takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is struggling to survive against the machines that dominate the land.
Players will once again take on the role of Aloy, a skilled hunter, and archer, as she ventures west to uncover the secrets of a dangerous new threat that is spreading across the land. With an expansive open world to explore, stunning visuals and improved gameplay mechanics, Horizon Forbidden West promises to be one of the standout games of the year.
God of War Ragnarok
God of War Ragnarok is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). Developed by Santa Monica Studio, this action-adventure game follows the story of Kratos and his son Atreus as they journey through the Nine Realms of Norse mythology.
Set after the events of the first game, God of War Ragnarok promises to expand on the story and characters of the previous game, as well as introduce new gameplay mechanics and enemies. With the same stunning visuals and immersive gameplay that made the first game a success, God of War Ragnarok is sure to be one of the biggest games of 2023.
Elden Ring is an upcoming action RPG developed by FromSoftware, the studio behind the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne. Set in a world created by acclaimed author George R.R. Martin, Elden Ring promises to be a challenging and immersive gaming experience that combines the best elements of both the Soulsborne series and open-world RPGs.
Players will take on the role of a Tarnished, an exiled warrior tasked with hunting down powerful demigods known as the Great Runes. With a vast open world to explore, an intricate combat system, and deep lore to uncover, Elden Ring is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2023.
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 is the latest installment in the long-running racing series developed by Polyphony Digital. With improved graphics and gameplay mechanics, Gran Turismo 7 promises to be the most realistic and immersive racing experience on the PS5.
Players will be able to compete in a variety of racing events, including circuit races, endurance races, and rally races, and will have access to a vast collection of real-world cars to customize and upgrade. With an emphasis on realism and attention to detail, Gran Turismo 7 is sure to be a must-play for racing fans.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a platformer developed by Insomniac Games, the studio behind the Spider-Man series. Set in a vibrant and colorful world, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart follows the adventures of the titular duo as they travel through different dimensions to stop an evil emperor from taking over the multiverse.
With stunning visuals, fast-paced gameplay, and the ability to switch between different dimensions on the fly, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a must-play for fans of the series and newcomers alike.
Returnal is a third-person shooter developed by Housemarque, the studio behind popular arcade-style games like Resogun and Nex Machina. This sci-fi action game follows the story of Selene, a space pilot who is stuck in a time loop on a mysterious planet. Players must navigate a constantly changing environment filled with dangerous creatures while uncovering the planet’s secrets and Selene’s past.
Returnal combines fast-paced shooting mechanics with roguelike elements, meaning that each playthrough is different, and players must learn to adapt to new challenges and environments. With stunning visuals and an immersive story, Returnal is one of the standout games on the PS5.
Deathloop is a first-person shooter developed by Arkane Studios, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Dishonored series. Set on the island of Blackreef, Deathloop follows the story of Colt, an assassin stuck in a time loop. Players must navigate through the island and take out eight targets before the day resets, all while being pursued by another assassin named Julianna.
Deathloop combines a unique time-loop mechanic with immersive gameplay mechanics and an intriguing storyline. Players must learn from each loop and use their knowledge to gain the upper hand in subsequent playthroughs. With an emphasis on player choice and decision-making, Deathloop promises to be one of the most innovative games of 2023.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Tango Gameworks, the studio behind the survival horror game series, The Evil Within. Set in modern-day Tokyo, Ghostwire: Tokyo follows the story of a protagonist who has the power to see and fight against supernatural creatures that have taken over the city.
Ghostwire: Tokyo combines elements of horror and action to create an immersive gaming experience. Players will be able to use a variety of supernatural powers to take on enemies and will uncover the secrets of the city as they progress through the story. With stunning visuals and a unique storyline, Ghostwire: Tokyo is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2023.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an action-adventure game developed by Ember Lab, a studio known for their stunning animation work on various commercials and short films. Set in a magical world, Kena: Bridge of Spirits follows the story of a young spirit guide named Kena who travels to a forgotten village to help the trapped spirits move on to the afterlife.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits combines immersive gameplay mechanics with stunning visuals and a heartwarming story. Players will be able to use Kena’s magical abilities to explore the world and solve puzzles, while also taking on challenging enemies. With a focus on exploration and storytelling, Kena: Bridge of Spirits promises a unique and unforgettable gaming experience.
Final Fantasy XVI
Final Fantasy XVI is the latest installment in the long-running Final Fantasy series, developed by Square Enix. Set in a new world called Valisthea, Final Fantasy XVI follows the story of Clive Rosfield, a young knight tasked with protecting his kingdom from the threats of the surrounding nations.
Final Fantasy XVI combines the iconic storytelling and immersive gameplay mechanics of the series with stunning graphics and improved combat systems. With an emphasis on character development and an epic storyline, Final Fantasy XVI promises to be one of the standout games of 2023.
The PlayStation 5 continues to offer gamers some of the most visually stunning and immersive gaming experiences available. From action-packed RPGs to heartwarming platformers, the PS5 has something for every type of gamer. As we look forward to the rest of 2023, we can’t wait to see what new games and experiences the console will offer.