Best PS5 games of 2024

Looking for the best PlayStation 5 games that were released in 2023? Here is our list of the 11 best PS5 games to grace Sony's flagship gaming console this year!

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Best PS 5 games of 2023

Best PS5 games of 2023

Ever since Sony launched its newest PlayStation iteration, the PlayStation 5, in 2020, the flagship gaming console has paved the way for some of the greatest games and exclusives. Today, if you have a PS5, no matter which kind of a gamer you are, you will find the perfect title to quench your thirst for interactive entertainment. However, if you are planning to invest your gaming hours into one of the latest PS5 titles released in 2023, you have found the right page! 

In this listicle, we have counted down the best PS5 games that came out this year. So, grab a cup of coffee or any beverage of your choice and scroll through our list to check some of the best titles that graced the PS5 games library in 2023.

11 best PlayStation 5 games of 2023

Now, before proceeding to the top PS5 games of 2023 list, it is worth mentioning that it includes games that are PS5-exclusives as well as those that are not. You can find the details about each of the games listed below. With that said, let's take a look at some of the best PS5 games of 2023.

11. Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Platforms - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5

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Image via Sega

Like a Dragon: Ishin is the remake of the popular video game, Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!, which was released exclusively in Japan in 2014. The game was released for the PlayStation 5 in February 2023 and became a popular choice for Yakuza fans. It is an action RPG set in late-1800s Japan when the regime in the region was going through a change. Players can take the role of Sakamoto Ryoma, who resembles Kazuma Kiryu, the former Lika a Dragon series protagonist.

10. Cocoon

Platforms - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

Image via Geometric Interactive

Released in September 2023, Cocoon is an excellent puzzle-adventure game that could make players think and then amaze them. It has been developed by Geometric Interactive and published by Annapurna Interactive.

In the game, players take control of a beetle-like character that can hop between different worlds to solve puzzles and uncover hidden mysteries. The game received praise for its intelligent puzzle-solving gameplay and unique art direction. So, if you are into relaxing puzzle games, this is the game to play on your PS5.

9. Remnant II

Platforms - PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

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Image via Gunfire Games

Remnant II is the sequel to the 2019 title, Remnant: From the Ashes, which was released in July 2023. It is a third-person action RPG that provides an immersive action-adventure experience with great visuals and combat systems. Developed by Gunfire Games and published by Gearbox Publishing, the game sold over 2 million copies by September 2023. So, if you love action games, you can try playing Remnant II on your PlayStation 5 console.

8. Lies of P

Platforms - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, macOS, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

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Image via Neowiz Studios

Lies of P is a great game to play on the PS5 if you like Soulslike action RPG. Released in September 2023, the game brought a fresh spin to Soulslike gameplay with a unique gameplay system. It is loosely based on the uber-popular novel from 1883, The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. In the game, you will fill the shoes of a humanoid Pinocchio, traversing through the fictional city of Krat and fighting various non-human enemies. Although the game can get a bit tough and frustrating at times, it is worth a try on the PS5 if you are into Soulslike games.

7. Street Fighter 6

Platforms - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Arcade game, Microsoft Windows

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Image via Capcom

The latest iteration of the popular Street Fighter video game series from Capcom, Street Fighter 6 is a fun action RPG that any gamer would enjoy. Announced in February 2023, it was one of the most-hyped games when it was finally released in June this year. Within a month of its release, the game sold 2 million copies. So, if you love fighting-genre video games and want to get an action-packed gaming experience on your PlayStation 5 console, start playing Street Fighter 6 right now, and thank us later!

6. Final Fantasy XVI

PS5 Exclusive

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Image via Square Enix

Developed by Square Enix, Final Fantasy XVI is one of the best action RPGs for the PS5 to come out in 2023. Taking inspiration from epic series like Game of Thrones and Devil May Cry, FF16 delivers a genre-bending gaming experience on the PlayStation 5, thanks to its amazing visuals and excellent gameplay.  Although it was released as a PS5 exclusive in June this year, a Windows port is on the cards. However, it has not come out for PC yet. So, if you are into action RPG and have a PS5, there is absolutely no reason why you should not play Final Fantasy XVI.

5. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Platforms - PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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Image via EA 

The sequel to 2019's highly-rated Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is another great addition to the PlayStation games library that came out this year. The game takes place five years after the final events of its predecessor and follows the journey of the young Jedi Knight, Cal Kestis, in his fight to survival. Released in April 2023, the game instantly became a hit amongst gamers, especially Star Wars fans. So, if you are a Star Wars fanatic, who often gets into imaginary lightsaber battles, you should definitely play Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on your PS5.

4. Resident Evil 4 (Remake)

Platforms - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox Series X/S, iOS, iPadOS, macOS

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Image via Capcom

The remake of the 2005 Resident Evil 4 video game, Resident Evil 4 2023 released in March, and is better in every way compared to its elder sibling. Capcom really hit it out of the park with the new RE4 title by not only upping the visuals but also tweaking parts of the story and levels that did not work in the previous title. So, if you are into the horror-adventure genre of video games, the new Resident Evil 4 is a must-try on your PS5 console. It will surely immerse you in a bone-chilling story with excellent gameplay and advanced combat systems.

3. Diablo IV

Platforms - Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

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Image via Blizzard Entertainment

The fourth installment in the uber-popular Diablo video game series, Diablo IV was released in June 2023. The game comes with a mix of familiar elements as well as new ones that provide a thrilling gaming experience on the PS5. Developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Diablo IV became an instant hit amongst gamers, thanks to its dark aesthetic and narrative. So, if you are a fan of the Diablo series and own a PS5, you can definitely go for this thrilling game.

2. Alan Wake II

Platforms - Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows

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Image via Remedy Entertainment

Alan Wake II is a sequel to the original Alan Wake game that was released back in 2010. So, you can understand the hype the game generated before it was released in October 2023, more than a decade after the original game. It is a survival-horror game in which you will take the role of the titular character, who is a best-selling novelist, trying to escape an alternate dimension. Alan Wake II is a TPP, single-player title with a linear story arc that can be played as Alan Wake as well as Saga Anderson, a character in Wake's novel. The game is a must-try if you are into the horror genre and like jump-scares.

1. Marvel's Spider-Man 2

PS5 Exclusive

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Image via Insomniac Games

One of the most highly-anticipated sequels to the 2018 Marvel's Spider-Man game, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 did not disappoint when it was released exclusively for the PS5 in October this year. Developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony, it delivers an amazing gaming experience on the PlayStation 5 console, thanks to excellent visuals and gripping storytelling.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is an open-world, action-adventure RPG that entices players with its swift gameplay and advanced combat systems. So, if you are a Marvel fan with a PS5 set up on your desk, it would be a crime not to play Marvel's Spider-Man 2, especially when the game is not available on any other platform.

So, that concludes our list of the best PS5 games of 2023. Let us know which one of these are you planning to play on your gaming console!

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