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The PlayStation 5 brings heaps of new power to its excellent and ever expanding-library of games, making them all look better than ever, whether they launched on the console itself, bridged the gap between the last and new-generation, or are big remasters of classic games. With its DualSense controller, haptic feedback is a big addition to even the most classic of games, making this fun catalog feel fresh and dynamic no matter what your favorite genre is.
With the PS4’s library to fall back on and an ever expanding collection of newer releases, the PS5’s game library is already expansive, making it hard to pick the best of the best. But whether you like horror, action, Esports or anything in between, there’s something for you. These are the best games for PS5 you can buy today.
With almost universal praise, Resident Evil Village is one of the most beloved horror games released in recent years, and one of the best Resident Evil games ever made. It combines the vivid horror storytelling of Resident Evil VII with the beloved combat and structure of Resident Evil IV, with some iconic characters and gorgeous set pieces setting the mood perfectly. It doesn’t have the best puzzles in the series and the boss fights aren’t to everyone’s tastes, but it’s a supremely polished horror/action experience, making it one of the very best games you can play on the PS5.
The first game in the iconic series, Demon’s Souls is a classic to many and a game that is on more than one to-beat list. With this remake released for the PS5, it’s easier than ever to get to grips with this fantastically difficult, and now, fantastically good looking game.
One of the true pioneers of the eponymous “Souls-like” genre, Demon’s Souls is far from an easy game, but enjoys that same addictive gameplay loop that so defines the series. If you have the skills and the energy to take on some of the devilishly difficult boss monsters and the oppressive atmosphere, Demon’s Souls on PS5 is an absolute treat.
Mortal Kombat 11 isn’t quite as cutting edge as some of the other PS5 games on this list, having released on the previous generation first, but this Ultimate Edition includes all of the DLC, skins, and extra characters, providing a total of 37 playable characters. That includes special releases like Robocop and John Rambo, the latter of which is voiced by original Rambo actor Sylvester Stallone.
The PS5 version is also enhanced with 4K resolution support, improved visuals and much faster loading times thanks to the use of the PS5’s internal SSD. It’s not a completely new game, but its classic Mortal Kombat action with a bevy of new characters and locations makes it the best fighting game on PS5 right now.
God of War was a console generation defining game. Its aesthetic was gorgeous, its combat intense and challenging, and its story was heartfelt and expressive. It received almost universal praise for practically every aspect of its creation, from the art direction to the level design, and it still holds up even on a new-generation console.
Taking on the role of Kratos, the former Greek God of War, you and your son Atreus, have to travel to the highest peak of the nine realms, facing off against terrifying gods and monsters on the way. It has intense action and light roleplaying elements that combine with a good narrative for a sublime gaming experience.
God of War is very much a PS4 game, but it looks just as good on the PS5. And it loads faster, making it a more seamless game to enjoy.
Another PS4 crossover, World Rally Championship 9, or WRC9, is a fantastic rally sim, and an excellent racing game in general. It expands upon its predecessors and pedigree, with more tracks, more cars, and improved visuals, with smooth 60 FPS gameplay at 4K.
Although it’s a great game to play with a racing wheel, Kylotonn has done a great job leveraging the new DualSense controller’s haptic feedback for a racing experience like no other. The trigger “pedals” have resistance where they should, and gear shifts give you a satisfying clunk with each shift. It’s one of the best games for the PS5, giving you a racing experience that lets you feel the roads and tracks beneath your wheels.
Returnal is one of the best PS5 games locked exclusively to the Sony platform, with many of its other greats making the leap to PC now, in the future, or even stretching across to Microsoft’s console too. It’s a dastardly difficult roguelike, sci-fi experience, with some exciting gameplay elements, and gorgeous visuals, all wrapped up with some existential dread. What’s not to love?
After you crash land on an alien planet, you have to contend with flora, fauna, truly horrifying moments from your past and the intricacies of time loops. It’s a mind bending, often challenging shooter experience that will leave even hardcore gamers wanting more.
Fortnite is free to play on every platform and you can download it from the PlayStation store directly. It’s the most popular Battle Royale game in the world right now and with good reason: it’s fast, frantic, combines building with third person shooter action in a sublime way and its ever evolving world map means there’s always something new to play with.
The new weapons, characters, skins, and unlocks all make Fortnite a great game to return to round after round, even if winning any match is extremely difficult. If you want to play as any of a number of DC heroes and villains, check out the Fortnite Last Laugh bundle for some fun options.
The Devil May Cry series has given us some of the best action games on the PlayStation in multiple generations, and the fifth entry now spans two, offering fantastic gameplay to PS4 and PS5 gamers. This Special Edition brings a new character, Virgil, to the playable roster, and by all measures he could be the most fun Devil May Cry protagonist yet, with extreme bravado and a combat style that rewards light roleplaying.
The PS5’s new power is used to great effect, delivering butter smooth gameplay with 4K resolution and ray tracing enabled, and the game even has a new Legendary Dark Knight mode for returning players. It gives a huge challenge to experienced DMC gamers, making this one of the best PS5 games to buy even if you’ve played it before.
One of the PS5 launch titles that was used to showcase the sheer speed of gameplay that the new hardware allows, Spider-Man Miles Morales builds upon the success of its predecessor in a big way. It’s a smaller story than its base game, but a more intimate one, and with the full 60 FPS support and new visual effects, the New York City in this game feels more alive than ever—especially while you swing past it at breakneck speed.
It’s the perfect world to explore, with extensive free roam options for traversing the city and a limited HUD helping you feel immersed in whatever takes your fancy. The expansive draw distance really makes the views at the tops of the tallest buildings worth chasing too.
If you like your shooters arcade like and backed up by a great single player story—or training mode for multiplayer as some people treat it—then Call of Duty has always been a great franchise for you. CoD: Black Ops Cold War is a real mixed bag of content that has something for everyone. It combines the typical set-piece-driven campaign mode with some exciting spy thriller elements, with a solid, fast-paced multiplayer mode and the ever-fun cooperative Zombie survival experience.
If you like digging into the campaign, you’ll find some intriguing puzzle and strategic elements that aren’t always a big part of CoD gameplay, though the multiplayer is as run-and-gun-frantic as ever, with heaps of unlocks and ranks to work your way through. Black Ops Cold War also looks fantastic on the new-generation consoles, making it one of the best shooters on PS5 right now.
Control may have been used as the poster-child for Nvidia’s ray tracing and DLSS technologies, but it’s still an amazing game on the AMD-GPU-driven PS5, and the ultimate edition really hammers home its strengths, making this one of the best releases of Control yet.
Putting you in the shoes of the director of a shadowy organization that has to deal with a sizeable outbreak of supernatural elements, the Ultimate Edition lets you work through the base Control experience, as well as both The Foundation and AWE expansions. Thanks to the power of the PS5, this release also includes locked 30 FPS ray tracing mode or the option of a smoother 60 FPS gameplay experience without ray tracing—both rendered at 1440p. Depending on your playstyle and aesthetic preference, you’ll get a slightly different looking and feeling Control experience, but both look gorgeous, and offer a fantastic way to experience The Federal Bureau of Control for the first (or second) time.
Disco Elysium is a unique game in the RPG genre that goes heavy on the narrative, while giving you deep customization options that come straight from complex board games and tabletop RPGs. If you like to really get into the role of your character, though, and like your games to have a taste of self-loathing and existentialism, then Disco Elysium could be the game for you.
You’re a drunk detective just trying to get through the day, without even the ability to stop grinning like an idiot. You’ll investigate crimes, deal with local labor unions, and barter with the locals to try and keep a roof over your head. You’ll do it by leveraging your uniquely rolled and chosen stats to perform every action from persuading those you’re interrogating to making a jump over a wall. It’s a unique experience that is only enhanced by this gorgeous physical edition from IAM8Bit.
It Takes Two wasn’t made for the PS5, but it’s still the best cooperative experience for couples and those who really want to work together to achieve a goal. Playing as two parents who have decided to divorce but are forced to work together by their daughter’s anthropomorphic dolls, it’s an experience that can be quite hard hitting for parents or those who have gone through rough patches in their relationship, but it could be a cathartic one too.
Combining gorgeous visuals with unique powers and abilities—all designed to complement one another in the spirit of working together towards a shared goal—It Takes Two is the epitome of everything a cooperative game can be, and that makes it one of the best games for PS5 you can buy today.
The original Tony Hawk 1 and 2 games are some of the best sports games ever made, let alone the best skating games, so the fact that they’re back and remastered for PS5 is a treat for gamers new and old. The games look better than ever on the new PS5 hardware, and the implementation of the DualSense feedback gives tangible feel to the game that just wasn’t there before.
The arcade skating elements are still as you’d expect them, with heaps of challenges to complete, and a solid campaign mode with heaps of tricks to unlock and learn. They’re expanded with new objectives and an improved Create a Park mode, letting you build the perfect arena to show off your skills in. With smooth performance and the same great gameplay of the original PSX launches, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is easily the best retro classic game on PS5.
Sony's wild new PS5 controller concept could be a game-changer – Creative Bloq
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By published 17 January 22
It’s fair to say we weren’t enamoured with the design of Sony’s DualSense controller when it was revealed last year. Like the PS5 itself, the controller is somewhat, er, chonky – but it seems Sony is already working on slimmer design concepts.
A new patent filing reveals the company is working on a new controller design featuring a collapsible control stick. This means the joystick could retract into the body of the controller itself, allowing for a more svelte (and potentially more comfortable) design. And while it might just be a patent, at this rate it might well arrive before the next PS5 restock.
The patent filing itself offers little in the way of information about how the controller will work, simply describing: “A controller, thumbstick, or system comprising a thumbstick body, a thumbstick shaft coupled to the thumbstick body wherein the thumbstick shaft is configured to retract into the thumbstick body and wherein the thumbstick body and the thumbstick shaft is freely rotatable together around a pivot centre within the controller body.” (You know when you read a word so many times that it loses all meaning? Yeah, thumbstick.)
But it seems the concept is all about comfort. “Analog nubs are portable but also very uncomfortable for the user,” Sony says in the filing. “The user moves the flat surface or rough area with pressure from their thumb. This can become quite uncomfortable after a while because the required friction between the user’s thumb and the surface.”
As with all patents, whether this design will ever see the light of day remains to be seen, but it’s certainly intriguing – and we can’t help but wonder if it’s offering us a glimpse of the next generation of DualSense. If a PS5 ‘Slim’ ever makes it to market (hey, every PlayStation generation has had one), perhaps it’ll arrive complete with a redesigned controller?
Indeed, a collapsible thumbstick could potentially transform the feel of the controller for gamers, offering a much more personalised and therefore comfortable experience. And it could do wonders for storage too – perhaps we’ll even end up with some kind of ‘DualSense Slim’ charging case. And we’re sure it could look pretty cool – better than that horrendous McDonald’s DualSense concept anyway.
It seems Sony is finally ready to give gamers more options when it comes to the look of the PS5. From those new coloured faceplates to rumours of a console redesign, the days of being restricted to Sony’s reverse-oreo (sorry, white-on-black) design are coming to an end. And perhaps in the near future, we’ll have a brand new controller to enjoy too. Want to start gaming right now? Check out today’s best games console deals below.
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Rainbow Six Extraction: Is It PS5 & Xbox Series X Enhanced? Answered – Twinfinite
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In Ubisoft‘s latest tactical first-person shooter, Rainbow Six Extraction, you’ll be spending a lot of your time gunning down waves of parasitic alien critters known as the Archaeans. On the whole, all the moment-to-moment action is pretty damn slick visually, but what if you’re playing on next-gen consoles? In this guide, we’ll answer the all-important question: Is Rainbow Six Extraction enhanced on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles? Without further ado, let’s get into it.
Thankfully, the short answer is: Yes, Rainbow Six Extraction is indeed enhanced on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Those playing on next-gen consoles can look forward to a 4K resolution boost and 60 frames-per-second gameplay.
For comparison’s sake, those playing on PS4 and Xbox One, you’ll be limited to just a 1080p resolution and 30 frames-per-second, which is understandable.
Unfortunately, for those wondering if Rainbow Six Extraction will support 120 frames-per-second on high-refresh-rate TVs, we’ve got some bad news for you. At the time of writing, there’s currently no support for 120fps for Rainbow Six Extraction on consoles.
It could be possible that Ubisoft deploys a patch allowing high-refresh-rate support for Rainbow Six Extraction in the future. However, there’s no official word on it just yet. That said, we’ll make sure to update this post if we hear anything more concrete.
But that’s about everything you need to know about whether Rainbow Six Extraction is enhanced for PS5 or Xbox Series X. For more tips, tricks, and guides, search for Twinfinite, or head on over to our dedicated wiki for the game. And for any questions you have that aren’t answered on the site, do feel free to reach out in the comment section below and we’ll do our best to lend a hand.
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How to Watch Illinois vs. Purdue: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds – The Champaign Room
It’s a MLK Day matinee.
Game Time: 11 a.m.
TV Channel: Fox
Online Streaming: FoxSportsGO
Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information.
Odds: ILL +8.5, O/U 151.5
Head Coach: Brad Underwood (5th season)
2020 Record: 24-7 (16-4 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Matt Painter (17th season)
2020 Record: 18-10 (13-6 Big Ten)
Jan. 2, 2021: Illinois 66, Purdue 58
When Andre Curbelo hits the floor, good things happen for Illinois.
In a game that featured four runs of double digits, the Illini used a 20-5 run — sparked by Curbelo’s fifth straight game with five or more assists — in the second half to hold off the pesky Boilermakers, beating Purdue, 66-58.
Despite Twitter head coaches begging for the freshman to be featured in the starting lineup, the playmaker was quick to show his appreciation for his current role.
“I actually like coming off the bench,” Curbelo said.
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