The Best PS5 Games of 2021 at Walmart
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Sony’s PlayStation 5 is approaching its first birthday and there are already a ton of amazing games to play. From big-budget Hollywood-style blockbusters like Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut to artistic indie titles like Aragami 2, the PS5 has it all. If you’re thinking of buying the new PS5 console (or have already made the splurge!), you’ll need to know what PS5 games to get. To help hone your search, we dove deep on the games now available and those being released in early 2022—and picked our 27 favourites.

Deathloop PS5 game

Action-Adventure Games

Deathloop

From the makers of Dishonored and Prey comes a new ‘60s-inspired world that’s trapped in a mysterious time loop. You take on the role of Colt, an assassin that must take down eight targets before midnight. If you fail, you’ll have to replay the day all over again.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PS5 game

Action-Adventure Games

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

This family-friendly adventure sets Ratchet and his comedic robot buddy, Clank, on an intergalactic platforming trip through time and space. You’ll have a blast instantly warping between worlds in real-time as you uncover the identity of a new female Ratchet look-alike.

Resident Evil Village PS5 game

Action-Adventure Games

Resident Evil Village

Capcom’s popular zombie series returns on PS5 with a scary new first-person adventure situated in a remote village full of werewolves and other monstrosities. As Ethan Winters, you’ll need to contend with a new virus called Megamycete that’s turning the local villagers into grotesque beings with superhuman abilities.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy PS5 game

Action-Adventure Games

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Loaded with comedy? Check. All your favourite Guardians: Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Drax the Destroyer? Double check. This hilarious intergalactic adventure coming October 26 has everything fans love about the series, plus a few surprises (like a funny and unexpected romance!).

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania PS5 game

Action-Adventure Games

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Celebrating 20 years of the Super Monkey Ball franchise, this star-studded release headed to PS5 on October 5 features the original monkey team alongside special guests like Sonic and Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog), Beat (Jet Set Radio) and Kiryu (Yakuza). With over 300 stages and 12 fun minigames, this is the ultimate adventure for those who love monkeying around!

Lost Judgment PS5 game

Action-Adventure Games

Lost Judgment

SEGA’s crime thriller franchise returns on September 24 with an intense story featuring courtroom drama and another mystery to solve. As detective Takayuki Yagami you must search Tokyo and Yokohama for the truth—while also enjoying some downtime to play minigames like dancing, skateboarding and poker.

The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes PS5 game

Action-Adventure Games

The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes

On October 22 the long-running Dark Pictures series returns with yet another haunting tale where your decisions determine who lives and dies. House of Ashes is perfect for thriller fans that enjoyed hits like Sony’s Until Dawn or Heavy Rain.

Horizon 2 Forbidden West PS5 game

Open-World Games

Horizon 2 Forbidden West

Aloy’s epic adventure continues in Horizon Forbidden West, an all-new game where she travels to 31st-century versions of California, Utah and Nevada. This action role-playing game, which arrives in February 2022, showcases the PS5’s graphics with breathtaking scenery and dozens of new machines, some even based on turtles, boars and woolly mammoths.

Far Cry 6 PS5 game

Open-World Games

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 has everything fans love about Ubisoft’s hit franchise, like a massive Caribbean island to explore and dangerous new villains to meet, alongside new features including animal companions (like a crocodile!) and the ability to holster your gun and blend in with the locals. The wait’s not long, since Far Cry 6 releases on October 7.

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut PS5 game

Open-World Games

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

Sony’s open-world smash hit from last year comes to PS5 with exciting enhancements like immersive DualSense haptic feedback, Japanese lip-sync and, best of all, a huge new island called Iki to explore. Samurai wanting the full Jin Sakai story and experience should definitely check this game out.

Death Stranding Director's Cut PS5 game

Open-World Games

Death Stranding Director's Cut

From the legendary game director Hideo Kojima comes an enhanced version of Death Stranding releasing September 24 that includes new story content, new delivery missions, and new delivery gadgets like a cargo launcher and a robotic Buddy Bot. As if that weren’t enough, it also includes a new race track and a shooting range where you can hone your skills.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human PS5 game

Open-World Games

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Zombie fans, this open-world survival game, releasing February 4, 2022, was made for you. Set 20 years after the first game, Dying Light 2 has you become a Wanderer who must explore a vast open world to help save a city that has fallen back into the Dark Ages.

Call of Duty Vanguard PS5 game

Multiplayer Games

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard is a must for any first-person shooter gamer in your family. The game, which drops on November 5, takes players back to World War II to experience influential battles across the Eastern and Western Fronts of Europe. The signature online Multiplayer and Zombie modes are also back for near-endless replayability.

Back 4 Blood

Multiplayer Games

Back 4 Blood

This thrilling co-operative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise is coming to PS5 on October 12. As the title hints, it’s a four-player game where you and your crew of “Cleaners” will need to rid the world of a terrifying undead horde.

Chivalry II PS5 Game

Multiplayer Games

Chivalry 2

This silly and addictive multiplayer first-person slasher is inspired by cinematic medieval movie battles. You become a heroic warrior and must wage war in epic online battles across a variety of game modes with up to 64 players.

Aliens Fireteam Elite

Multiplayer Games

Aliens Fireteam Elite

Unleash your Aliens power fantasy in Fireteam Elite, available now on PS5. This online three-player co-op game features six character classes with different abilities to master, plus 12 campaign missions where your team will engage in life-or-death battles against the bloodthirsty Xenomorphs.

Battlefield 2042 PS5 game

Multiplayer Games

Battlefield 2042

Battlefield fans won’t want to miss the large-scale warfare and futuristic arsenal found in this highly anticipated new entry, which arrives on October 22. With massive 128-player team battles and real-time natural hazards (like a tornado!), gamers can expect incredible action and unforgettable moments online with friends.

NBA 2K22 PS5 Game

Sports and Racing Games

NBA 2K22

If your family is big on shooting hoops (let’s go, Raptors, let’s go!), then NBA 2K22 could be just your thing. The big new feature in this year’s edition is a robust MyCareer story experience where you’ll explore a vast city as you journey to the NBA and beyond.

NHL 22 PS5 Game

Sports and Racing Games

NHL 22

EA’s perennial hockey game comes to PS5 on October 15 with its most realistic experience yet. In addition to greatly improved visuals, hockey fans can enjoy gameplay improvements like Superstar X-Factor abilities that let you perform signature moves inspired by the league’s top talent.

Hot Wheels Unleashed PS5 Game

Sports and Racing Games

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Kids (or the young at heart) in your home will love putting the pedal to the metal in Hot Wheels Unleashed, coming to PS5 on September 30. This racing game lets you get behind the wheel of classic Hot Wheels cars like the Back to the Future Delorean, the Batmobile and even the Ninja Turtle’s Party Wagon.

Riders Republic PS5 Game

Sports and Racing Games

Riders Republic

This multiplayer sports playground coming to PS5 on October 28 lets you free-roam through a massive open world on bike, snowboard, skis and even a wingsuit. You can race against friends in different events or compete in larger six-versus-six arena modes. And for a backdrop, you’ll explore iconic U.S. national parks such as Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley and Sequoia Park.

Just Dance 2022 PS5 Game

Sports and Racing Games

Just Dance 2022

Ubisoft’s ultimate dance party game is back on November 4 with 40 chart-topping hits including “Level Up” by Ciara, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry and “Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake. Not only can your family enjoy these great tunes but there’s also an exercise mode where you can create your own custom routines and playlists.

Cris Tales PS5 Game

Role-Playing Games

Cris Tales

This homage to classic Japanese role-playing games has a beautiful art style and top-notch voice acting. The turn-based combat is also unique with your main character’s ability to send enemies into the past or the future. RPG fans won’t want to miss this one.

Tales of Arise PS5 Game

Role-Playing Games

Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise is an epic role-playing game—out now on PS5—that’s easily one of the best games of the year. From its high-quality graphics to its deep, satisfying combat, this is a must-play for fans of the series or JRPGs.

Elden Ring PS5 Game

Role-Playing Games

Elden Ring

Elden Ring is from the creative minds of Hidetaka Miyazaki (Dark Souls, Bloodborne) and fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones). This dark fantasy role-playing game, which comes out on January 21, 2022, has challenging combat and stunning art design reminiscent of the Souls franchise.

Aragami 2 PS5 Game

Indie Games

Aragami 2

The much-anticipated sequel to 2016’s Aragami comes to PS5 on September 17. This action-adventure indie title has beautifully stylized graphics and improved gameplay over the original, such as a new stealth system and expanded supernatural ninja skills.

Hades PS5 Game

Indie Games

Hades

Hades is one of the highest-rated games of the year for good reason: it’s stunning in every respect. This roguelite indie game has jaw-dropping graphics and animations, phenomenal gameplay and has some of the best voice acting ever in video games. If there’s one game not to miss this year, Hades is it.