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11 best PS5 games you should play first in 2024

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Sony released PlayStation 5 as its next-gen gaming console towards the end of 2020. It has now completed three years in its lifecycle and has amassed an impressive library of games. It does not matter what genre of games you enjoy playing, there is surely something for you to install and start playing.

It is also the reason it can get overwhelming what PS5 games to play first once you get your hands on the console. But do not worry as we are here to help you out. Check out the 11 best PS5 games you should play first in 2024.

God of War: Ragnarok

God of War: Ragnarok is a deserving sequel to the critically acclaimed and multiple award winner title God of War (2018). You continue the journey of Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir along with many other characters as you travel through the Nine Realms of Norse mythology. While you will be fighting literally gods in the game, it also has a story that fills you with all sorts of emotions as you keep moving ahead. The best part is that Santa Monica Studios recently released a free DLC GoW Ragnarok: Valhalla for every game player.

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God of War: Ragnarok
  • Feel your journey through the Norse realms, made possible by immersive haptic feedback and adaptive trigger functionality.
  • Take advantage of multidirectional 3D Audio; hear enemies approaching from any direction. (3D audio with stereo headphones...

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is the third title in the popular game series from Insomniac Games. The game lets you play as both Spider-Men i.e. Peter Parker and Miles Morales. It is time to battle new supervillains in the gorgeous-looking New York City. And yes, this title also features Venom as one of the characters that keeps you hooked to the story.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Launch Edition Includes: Arachknight Suit for Peter early unlock (includes three color variants), Shadow-Spider Suit for...
  • Spider-Men, Peter Parker and Miles Morales, return for an exciting new adventure in the critically acclaimed Marvel’s...

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful open-world games that you can play on PlayStation 5. It continues Aloy’s journey from the point where it ended in Horizon Zero Dawn (2017). The game introduces new machines like giant robot dinosaurs that you need to take down. It has a world where you can do a lot of things aka side-quests while you get immersed in its beauty.

Horizon Forbidden West
  • An epic Action/RPG Adventure:
  • Brave an expansive open world - discover distant lands, new enemies, rich cultures and striking characters.

Balder’s Gate 3

Balder’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios is considered a masterpiece by many, especially those who are into RPG titles. It deservingly won the Game of the Year award at The Game Awards 2023. This is a game that gives you a Dungeons & Dragons-like experience featuring a wide range of characters. It gives you the flexibility of how you approach the game and craft your unique story. You can further choose to dive into the game as a single-player or with co-op multiplayer mode.

Get Balder’s Gate 3 on PS Store

Alan Wake 2

It was a wait that spread over a decade but the much-awaited Alan Wake 2 finally released this year. Remedy Entertainment has released a psychological thriller sequel which has been worth the wait. It undoubtedly features cover star Alan Wake but also introduces FBI agent Saga Anderson. Both characters have their storylines but they are interconnected which leads to a gripping conclusion.

Buy Alan Wake 2 on PS Store

Elden Ring

Elden Ring is another amazing title from FromSoftware, a studio known for creating the Soulsborne genre. It is packed with boss fights that will make you want to throw your controller away at times but isn’t that the reason you love these games in the first place? It surely is a game/genre not for everyone but for those who enjoy it, it is an experience that they are unlikely to forget. There is a reason it won the Game of the Year award in 2022 at The Game Awards.

Elden Ring
  • Collaborating with George R.R. Martin to create the ELDEN RING mythos has been a genuinely delightful experience and a source...
  • This is a From Software title through and through, rich in fantasy and RPG action. We sincerely hope you look forward to...

Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake is a survival horror game and remake of the popular Resident Evil 4 from 2005. Capcom has done an amazing done with the remake and even if you have played the original title, you will enjoy playing this new version. All visual improvements make this game scarier than ever. Your task as Leon S. Kennedy is to rescue the president’s daughter Ashley Graham who has been taken hostage in a rural Spanish village.

Resident Evil 4 Remake
  • Reawaken a Classic – Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original game, now reconstructed using Capcom’s...
  • Modernized Gameplay – The team from 2019’s Resident Evil 2 returns to build upon the series’ modern approach to...

The Last of Us Part 1

Naughty Dog remastered its popular title The Last of Us (2013) for the latest console PlayStation 5 in 2022. If you have not played this zombie-filled action-adventure game or want to replay it on PS5, you will not be disappointed. The game features the story of Joel and a young girl Ellie in the post-apocalyptic world of the United States.

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The Last of Us Part 1
  • Enhanced visuals: Completely rebuilt from the ground up using Naughty Dog’s latest PS5 engine technology to improve every...
  • Fast loading: Initial loading times are near instant, and seamless after the first instance thanks to the PS5 console’s SSD...

Gran Turismo 7

If you are into racing games, you cannot go wrong with Gran Turismo 7. It is the latest entrant in the popular Gran Turismo series, widely regarded as the real driving simulator. There are tons of cars, tracks, and races to compete in along with an experience that gets as real as it can. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes. It is undoubtedly the best PS5 racing game that you can get.

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Gran Turismo 7
  • With the return of classic cars, iconic tracks, and fan-favourite modes like GT Simulation and Sport Mode - Gran Turismo 7 is...
  • Find your line. Whether you're a racer, collector, tuner, designer, photographer or arcade fan - immerse yourself in the...

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is the latest entrant in the series from Ubisoft. It is a game that goes back to its roots after recent titles that explored the open-world territory. This game’s story takes place in the beautifully designed world of Baghdad during the Islamic Golden Age. You follow the journey of a young man Basim’s transformation from a street thief to a Master Assassin.

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Assassin's Creed Mirage
  • Discover a tightly crafted, narrative-driven action-adventure experience that follows the transformation of a defiant young...
  • Journey to Alamut, the legendary home of the Assassins who laid the foundations of the Creed in this heartfelt homage to the...

Astro’s Playroom

Astro’s Playroom comes pre-loaded with every PlayStation 5 console. It is a fun game that lets you experience everything that Sony’s new DualSense controller is capable of. It is essentially a video game designed with the sole intention of showing what you can feel with the controller. You will feel the immersion of DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers at a level that no other game does. If you have not tried it yet, do it right away.

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Ajit Singh
Ajit is a freelance tech reporter who loves everything tech but has a soft corner for Android. He started his stint in tech journalism in 2015 and has previously worked with publications like Digit India and Android Headlines. You can also find his work on MySmartPrice.

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