Even though the PlayStation 5 is less than two years old, there are still a ton of great games available for it spanning numerous genres. The PS5 has everything from shooters to sports games, RPGs, and platformers, along with a wide variety of open-world adventures. While “open world” isn’t necessarily a genre in and of itself, it’s a style that millions of players have fallen in love with over the years. These days, open-world games are quite common, meaning the competition to grab your attention is much stiffer. And with the likes of God of War Ragnarok down the pipeline, there will be plenty more to play in the future.
Despite this, there are so many fantastic open-world games available on the PS5. Some lean into horror, others send you to historical periods, while one, in particular, lets you explore the entire galaxy. There is no shortage of open-world games to play on PS5, and here, we’ll go through all of the best ones to choose from.
Elden Ring is an incredible example of redefining a familiar formula for the better. The tried-and-true Souls games haven’t strayed much from their core mechanics over the years, and while we love those games, Elden Ring is a nice change of pace, due in part to its open world. After spending dozens of hours with this game, it’s clear just how impactful this game’s open world is. For instance, it introduces a meaningful sense of exploration, doubling down on some of the ideas from previous Souls games but raising the stakes a substantial amount. Elden Ring is absolutely massive and gives players the freedom to complete areas in any order, leading to different experiences across the board. This is also a game that is littered with little moments or experiences that are easy to miss, making it fun to discuss with other players. It brings us back to the days of being on the playground, talking about our favorite games, and learning about their secrets from others. This isn’t just one of the best open-world games on PS5, it’s one of the best games ever made.
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