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The Best PS5 Games For Every Genre In 2021 – Forbes

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Demon’s Souls is a gorgeous remake that combines all of the excellence of the modern day, with some … [+] of the best gameplay elements of the past.
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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X are for sale now for Walmart Plus subscribers – The Verge

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Both the disc-based PS5 and the Digital Edition are up for grabs
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In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s becoming ever-so-slightly less of a maddening exercise to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Granted, it’s still harder than it should be, but recent retailer restocks have taken longer to sell out than they used to. So, here’s hoping that you’re able to purchase whichever console you want during today’s restock at Walmart, which is specifically for paid Walmart Plus subscribers and going on right now.
Walmart is offering the $499.99 PS5 with a disc drive, the $399.99 PS5 console that can only play digital titles, as well as the $499.99 Xbox Series X. These consoles are available to non-trial Walmart Plus members, meaning you actually have to opt-in to pay Walmart for the service to get access (here’s where you can sign up for Walmart Plus). Though, Walmart is calling these “early access” deals, perhaps suggesting that they’ll open up to non-Plus customers after a window of time. In the past, the window of exclusivity has been three hours.
To ease the checkout process, make sure you have your shipping and payment info ready to go ahead of time.

Sony’s flagship next-gen console, which includes a disc drive, allows you to play both digital and physical games for the PS4 and PS5.

The PS5 Digital Edition costs $400. Compared to the standard PS5, this console is $100 less and does not include a Blu-ray disc drive.

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console, serving as its most powerful (and biggest) option. While the Series S is aimed at smooth 1440p performance and takes a disc-less approach, the $500 Series X is focused on fast, 4K gameplay.
In case you plan to get lucky with buying a console today, there are several excellent games and accessories that we recommend. Starting with games, head over to this list to see the PS5’s best games of 2021.

An open-world, third-person sword fighting game that has your character trying to prevent the Mongolian invasion of Japan.

Insomniac Games’ latest adventure in the Ratchet & Clank series is the most fun entry yet. It’s also the first to launch on PS5, and it’s both a showcase for amazing graphics and fast loading speeds.

The midnight black DualSense controller sports the same hardware as the original — haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, etc. — only with a two-tone black design reminiscent of PS2, PS3, and PS4 consoles.
If you’re on team Xbox, you may already know about Game Pass Ultimate, which gives you discounts and access to an ever-expanding catalog of Game Pass games, along with online multiplayer. You may never need to pay full price for a game for your new console. Though, whether you do want to pay full price or you just need some ideas on what to play, check out the Xbox’s best games of 2021.

You don’t have to miss a call while you game thanks to Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset, which is currently selling for $96.99 instead of $99.99 at Target. In our review, we found it to be a comfortable, intuitively designed headset that’s well worth the price. In addition to working well with Xbox consoles, it can connect to another device simultaneously via Bluetooth.

Of course, you can buy faster storage to add onto your Series X / S console, but it’ll cost you significantly more money than the option above. Microsoft partnered with Seagate to make proprietary SSDs that can be inserted into the rear of either console. The SSDs are currently available in multiple configurations, including a 512GB model for $139.99, a 1TB variant for $216.95, and a 2TB version for $399.99. All three are supposedly just as fast as the storage inside your new console, so this is the best place to keep all of the new games you want to quickly load and switch between at will.

Update January 13th, 4:11PM ET : Walmart has sold out of consoles for now.
Update January 13th, 3:00PM ET: We’ve updated the copy and headline to reflect that the PS5 and Xbox Series X are now available to Walmart Plus subscribers.
Update January 13th, 12:09PM ET: We’ve updated several prices in the product cards, as well as the language in the post to reflect the timing of the event.
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PC Building Diary: Assembling my first gaming rig and why I should have gone pre-built instead – 9to5Toys

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Like many other console gamers through the past few years, the allure of switching over to a PC finally got the best of me. There’s just the problem of actually making the jump, considering just how hard things are with the ongoing stock shortages. Detailing the entire experience of building a PC for the first time, down below you can follow along as I go through all the components in my first rig and my thoughts on why I should have just gone for a pre-built in the first place.
After having a chance to check out a pre-built machine from CLX as a loaner, it got the ball rolling in my head that it might be time to invest in a system all my own. In what was a test for “will I even use a gaming PC in the first place,” I inevitably decided that my mixed experience with that brand shouldn’t deter me, and I sent out to build my own gaming PC and see what the other side of the table had in store. After all, there has to be a reason why everyone is so gung ho about crafting their own gaming rig.
In what was perfect timing with NZXT launching a new case and some coolers to go with it, I took those debuts as the perfect chance to dive in. So what did I ultimately decide on for my first machine?
To start things out, I built the entire PC around NZXT’s new H510 Flow case. While I am hardly one to push my system to the point of really needing the improved airflow capabilities that give this case its namesake, the peace of mind is certainly nice. I was originally debating getting one of the brand’s more compact machines, though after assembling everything inside of the mid-sized case, I am glad I had the extra room to work with. That pairs with the NZXT C850 power supply to get things started.
As for the CPU, I was recommended the Intel i7-11700 chip by 9to5Toys’ own PC builder extraordinaire Patrick. The suggestion has turned out to serve my gaming needs quite well and should be more than capable for any workstation-related tasks in the unlikely event that I make the switch from macOS. I am not going to bore you with benchmark results or anything trying to contend that this is the best value out there for the price point, but the CPU seems like it will be able to hold me over well into the future.
Once settling on the CPU, it was time to get the hardest component of my PC build. That’s right, the graphics card. In what ultimately seemed to come down to fate, I was able to score an NVIDIA RTX 3060 for a little more than its retail price. Its performance has been worth every penny over its MSRP and has meant that my rig can handle pretty much every I throw at it in the gaming department. Even if all I seem to be playing right now is Halo Infinite and Overwatch.
On the RAM side of things, I am rocking four sticks of CORSAIR’s Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 memory. This gives me a total of 32GB for multitasking and is the perfect kind of overkill for my gaming rig. Adding to CORSAIR’s claim on my gaming PC, I also have one of its CORE 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSDs as the main boot drive. It has been nothing short of a beast even with how little I push the limits of its 4,700MB/s max transfer speeds.
On the all-important front of cooling, I mentioned earlier that this entire build was inspired by some of NZXT’s latest releases. So it’s only fitting that the brand’s Kraken Z73 all-in-one cooler is what helped me pull the trigger on the entire system.
The refreshed white design was a big selling point for having a uniform PC in the looks department, and its actual performance has kept me happy with it over the past month or so of gaming. I particularly love the built-in screen which can do everything from monitor system stats like temperature or CPU utilization to displaying gifs, which might be my favorite part.
And to tie it all together, I am rocking one of NZXT’s N7 B550 motherboards. Keeping up with the slick white theming, it has a matching coat of paint to the rest of my system and more I/O than I thought I could ever need. Lastly, I threw in an extra pair of NZXT’s AER RGB 2 120mm fans for some extra cooling. Though if I am being entirely honest, the extra RGB lighting is really the reason I splurged here.
While assembly could have gone better than expected, the experience of actually building a PC wasn’t all that bad. It may have taken an afternoon to get all of the components slotted into place, and more time than I’d like to admit for installing Windows, but eventually everything was ready to go. Even though I don’t necessarily regret the process of sourcing my own machine, I am getting some envy from just going the pre-built route.
Shortly after finishing my own build, the holidays arrived and I picked up one of NZXT’s H1 Mini PCs for my significant other so we can game together. And the whole experience there was honestly night and day to what I had gone through with CLX. That’s to say I was impressed with the process from the second I clicked buy all the way until it was finally plugged in and ready to go. That’s in contrast to doing all of the work myself to end up with a similar, yet much messier setup. Seriously, don’t judge my cable management, I know it could be better!
Even if now isn’t the best time to be getting into the PC gaming space for the first time in terms of actually sourcing parts, I am shocked by how much value is offered by the mid-tier gear found in this build. I feel confident that my machine should last well into the future without having to sacrifice too much on performance for any new games that the next few years may hold. And honestly, if it wasn’t for the shortages, now would be such an amazing time to dive into the world of PC gaming with just how much competition there is in the space churning out better and better products.
That’s to say after experiencing both sides of the equation, I would go the pre-built route for myself if I had to do it all over again. Even if I ended up saving a little bit of cash, having a package ready to go out of the box that I could have tailored to my liking over time seems like a far better compromise for this casual gamer than having to do all of the hard work to get a perfect rig right from the start.
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Anbernic may be developing a Windows handheld gaming PC – Liliputing

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Anbernic is a Chinese company that makes handheld gaming devices, most of which are powered by Android or Linux software and designed for retro gaming. But it looks like the company may be developing its first handheld gaming PC that runs Windows.
That could make the new device an option for gamers looking to play modern PC games, although the new model will also probably be Anbernic’s most expensive system to date – most of the company’s current devices tend to sell for between $50 and $250.

Anbernic hasn’t officially announced the new Windows handheld, but a set of pictures included in a recent patent application make it pretty clear that the device is designed to run Windows.
Like many handheld game consoles, it has a display surrounded by dual analog sticks, a D-Pad, action buttons, start and select keys, and four shoulder buttons/triggers. There’s also a home key on one side, and a Windows key on the other, which will likely function as a Start Key.
On the left side of the device there’s also a switch that lets you toggle between game controller and mouse modes, a feature we’ve seen on some other Windows-powered handhelds, which makes Windows a little easier to navigate on devices without a mouse or physical keyboard. This will most likely let you move a cursor with an analog stick while using action buttons for left and right-click actions.
Other features appear to include a USB Type-A port, what may be a USB Type-C port, stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as what looks like a microphone.
There’s no word on the specs or pricing, but it seems like a safe bet that a Windows-powered handheld will have a more expensive processor than most of Anbernic’s systems to date, which will drive up the price tag accordingly.
If and when Anbernic’s Windows-powered handheld comes to market, it will join an increasingly crowded space that’s currently dominated by small Chinese companies like GPD, One Netbook, and AYA as well as the upcoming Valve Steam Deck (which will ship with the Linux-based Steam OS, but which has all the hardware necessary for Windows gaming if anyone feels the urge to replace the operating system).
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What are they trying to patent? Buttons and switches where your hand will be gripping and more prone to accidentally activating (ie. bad idea)?
Also, if their handheld looks like this, how are they expecting to compete with the other Chinese handhelds (let alone the Steam Deck)? Price? The bar handhelds are all pretty much the same with different tweaks here and there.
At this rate, I feel like whatever part of the market the Deck isn’t able to capture will just be shared equally among the rest of these small companies.
Now more manufacturers in the game, waiting for Alienware and Razer to join this party, they had UFO and Switchblade concepts in the past
I feel a tiny bit sorry for GPD – after years of being the “only game in town”, now they have competitors coming out of the woodwork!
Still, it seems like good news for everyone else!
If it’s pocketable, then I’d get it. Otherwise, if I’m getting a non-pocketable slab/bar PC handheld, then it’s only the Steam Deck for me.
Judging from the USB Type-A port, this thing’s pretty large. It’s not any more pocketable than the other slabs so pass. The Steam Deck it is.
Waiting for a hologram of Roseanne Barr to explain the meaning of the device’s name to me.
🙂 Close enough to Ambergris
🙂 Close enough to Ambergris
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