Luka’s Top 5 PlayStation 5 games

Luka Turanjanin, Sectional Editor

The PlayStation 5 has finally arrived. Now, roughly after a month, the console has sold more than 2.5 million units, and its demand is still incredibly high. (Good luck trying to buy it online).

With the many games announced to come to the PS5, I figured I can, and should, list out my five biggest game recommendations for the PS5.

Do note that not all of these games have been released during the writing of this list, and you could potentially purchase these games on other consoles and the PC. Now, whether you manage to get the console this Christmas, or later in the future, these games are my top choices:

1) Spider Man: Miles Morales

“Spider Man: Miles Morales” focuses on the newest Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe, the titular Miles Morales. This game’s story weaves through Miles’s life as Spider-Man as he tackles new threats harming New York City, and fighting foes more personal than expected. You’ll fall in love with the visuals of an open-world NYC with the PS5’s 4K resolution, and the gameplay mechanics make fighting enemies quite unique. Having already been out now for a month, I’d recommend checking out this game, whether you’ve played the previous Spide-Man games on the PS5 console or not.

2) Cyberpunk: 2077

“Cyberpunk: 2077” has been a highly-anticipated game for many years. It was first revealed in May 2012, and it only started to receive larger amounts of attention in 2019. Developed by CD Projekt, the Polish game developing company that gave gamers the Witcher Franchise, many people’s standards have held high for this game after all the delays it has undergone since its initially-planned release in April 2020. Set in the dystopian future in the fictional Night City, the whole setting suffers from a variety of frequent criminal activities, all for the players’ galore. Did I forget to mention that popular actor Keanu Reeves voices a prominent character in the cast? The game is also available for both Xbox One Series X and PlayStation 4 and 5, as well as PC. So, anyone with a PlayStation 5 should look into this one.

3) Demon’s Souls (Remake)

“Demon’s Souls” is the predecessor of the iconic “Dark Souls” franchise, although not connected directly. Having been originally released in 2009 on the PlayStation 3, a remake of the game was released in November. Now, with a remake on the PlayStation 5 that supports beautifully-enhanced visuals along with some substantial improvements to gameplay, “Demon’s Souls” is set up to be an incredibly interesting role playing game. The game’s environment and plot are both very eerie and dark, so be wary of that. This game is also known to be notoriously difficult, which is representative of the “Dark Souls” franchise as well.

4) Resident Evil VIII: Village

The next major sequel in the “Resident Evil” series, also known as “Biohazard” in Japan is set after the events of “Resident Evil 7,” featuring main character Ethan Winters and his wife, Mia, living a quiet life in a European Village. Suddenly, a longtime character of the series, Chris Redfield, returns back into Ethan and Mia’s lives. As a counter-terrorist soldier who stops bioweapons, Redfield has come to the village to find a dark secret, as new mutated monsters and biological disasters have occurred once again. As the driving conflict of the “Resident Evil” series, there are multiple bioweapons that mutate humans into abominations, and its influence has expanded into the village in which “Resident Evil 8” is set. This game is set to be released in 2021, this adventure-horror game, and the Capcom-created game could be an interesting pick for those who like horror.

5) Final Fantasy XVI

“Final Fantasy” is back at it again. The heavily-acclaimed Japanese role playing game now has another major sequel in the works, developed by the RPG powerhouse Square Enix. The game is set for a 2021. The story is set in a region known as Valisthea, home to six nations. A driving force in the game is a species called Eikon, creatures which can reside in humans who have the ability to call upon them. These people are known as Dominants. The main character Clive is expected to become a Dominant due to his status as the firstborn son of the Archduke, meaning he will inherit an Eikon. But when conflict arises and peace is threatened in Valisthea, Clive embarks on a grand journey with the help of his siblings. For PlayStation 5 owners with experience in RPGs, or fans of fantasy games in general, this game will likely be a reliable choice for your collection.