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Next-gen games to buy for PS5 right now, from exclusives to revamped classics

Although it’s selling out faster than we can keep track, the Sony Playstation 5 isn’t exactly overflowing rife with games right now.

Although there is a lot of new games coming soon, the Playstation Showcase revealed a few exclusives for next-gen consoles.

These are some new PS5 games that you can play now, while you wait for Spider-Man 2’s release.

DEATHLOOP



Deathloop was part of Sony's State of Play reveal
DEATHLOOP has a unique multiplayer element – and a mind-boggling timeloop feature

It only came out last week, but Bethesda’s ‘Groundhog Day’-style assassin battler has already wowed critics, nabbing a Metacritic score of 88. DEATHLOOP is an action-first-person game that features two assassins fighting for victory on Blackreef, an illegal island.

But here’s the catch. Colt, your character, is trapped in a loop that repeats every hour and you have until midnight to kill eight targets. If you die, your body will wake up at the beginning of the loop. You can use the knowledge gained from previous loops in order to gain victory and then escape the loop.

DEATHLOOP is praised for its compelling retrofuturist visual style and environment design. It features explosive action, smooth parkour and tons of combat puzzles.

You can also play as Julianna, the rival agent who must track down the main character. This could lead to you causing havoc in the games of other players.

DEATHLOOP is available to buy now for £59.99

Returnal



Returnal is a spooky roguelike that sees players survive on an ever-changing planet
Returnal is a spooky roguelike that sees players survive on an ever-changing planet

What is it with the PS5 and timeloops? This third-person horror roguelike from ‘Nex Machina’ developers Housemarque sees players adopt the mantle of Selene, a heavily-armed space pilot who has crash landed on the alien planet of Atropos⁠.

You quickly realize that Atropos is not an easy place to escape from as Selene discovers her own corpses. Every time Selene dies, the loop sends the player back to the start⁠—and the planet changes in new and terrifying ways with each reset.

Returnal has been highly praised by critics for its atmospheric design, and how it makes use of the PS5’s new 3D audio capabilities. Returnal is not for everyone. If you are looking for a traditional combat/reward game, this might not be the right game for you.

Returnal is available to buy now for £69.99

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart



The new Ratchet & Clank uses the PS5's ultra-fast loading times to experiment with new gameplay ideas
The new Ratchet & Clank uses the PS5’s ultra-fast loading times to experiment with new gameplay ideas

Perhaps the first genuine next-gen exclusive for PS5, fans of Sony’s swashbuckling fur / steel duo have been blown away by the new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

The PS5’s 4K graphic technology is praised as well as the storyline that allows for dimension-hopping and the combat between the two to take on an evil ruler from another reality.

Players control not only Ratchet & Clank but also Rivet, a female Lombax from another dimension. You can now buy Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for PS69.99. This game introduces instantaneous interdimensional travel on the PS5 using its SSD.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart can be bought now for £69.99

Demon’s Souls



Demon's Souls (PEGI 18) - one of the best remasters
Demon’s Souls was the first ‘Souls’ game, now lovingly restored for PS5

Known as possibly one of the hardest videogames ever made, Demon’s Souls is the original entry to the uber-hard ‘Dark Souls’ franchise. This fully-HD 4K remake of Demon’s Souls was first released in 2009.

Demon’s Souls lets players explore Boletaria’s cursed landscape. There they will encounter some extremely tough bosses as well as unlock powerful weapons and power-ups. You will lose your health and any non-boss enemies you kill during a level.

The PS5 Demon’s Souls Remake adds new weapons and features, as well as amazing new graphics. It’s a great challenge for anyone who loves it.

Demon’s Souls is available to buy for £69.99

Control: Ultimate Edition



'Control' is set in the same narrative universe as Remedy Entertainment's other game, 'Alan Wake'
‘Control’ is set in the same narrative universe as Remedy Entertainment’s other game, ‘Alan Wake’

Okay, I’ll admit it, this one is cheating slightly. Although Control was technically last-gen in 2019, it fell off most people’s radars. However, the ‘Ultimate Edition” upgrade has given Control a complete makeover for next-gen consoles.

Developed by ‘Alan Wake’ creators Remedy Entertainment⁠—and set in the same narrative universe⁠—Control follows Jesse Faden, the new Director of the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control, as she tries to conquer the paranormal forces that have taken over the FBC’s ‘Oldest House’ HQ and save reality from destruction.

Control has been updated twice and received major graphics enhancements for the PlayStation 5. This is the perfect game for fans of classic shows like Twin Peaks or X-Files.

The price is half that of other PS5 launch titles, making it a great value.

Control: Ultimate Edition is available for £32.99

Next-gen games to buy for PS5 right now, from exclusives to revamped classics
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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