The 30 Hottest PS5 Games to Play in 2022

Products of four video games of 2022 including Wonderland, Horizon, Gran Turismo 7 and Elden Ring

Sony’s PlayStation 5 celebrated its first birthday 18 months ago and it already has an impressive—and growing—games library to play. From big-budget Hollywood-style blockbusters like Horizon Forbidden West to hit indie titles like Among Us, 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 available now and those coming in 2022—and picked our 30 favourites.

In this guide
1. Action-adventure games
$ 59.48

Ghostwire: Tokyo

Ghostwire: Tokyo transports you to a stunningly realistic version of Tokyo corrupted by supernatural powers and teeming with vengeful Yokai. You play as Akito, a young man gifted with elemental powers who must track down an occultist bent on consuming the city in a sinister fog.

$ 64.96

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Two of the greatest PS4 games—Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy—have been beautifully remastered and bundled together on PS5. The Legacy of Thieves Collection adds haptic feedback to feel every punch, jump and vehicle rumble with greater immersion, plus 3D audio to hear the world around you with incredible clarity.

$ 79.96

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

The latest LEGO game from Warner Bros. offers unrivalled value with nine campaigns spanning all three Star Wars trilogies. From the swamps of Dagobah to the lava pits of Mustafar to the Imperial Center of Coruscant, you can venture to 23 legendary Star Wars planets to relive some of the most iconic moments from the films all with a hilarious LEGO twist.

$ 89.96

The Quarry

The team that gave us PS4’s interactive drama hit Until Dawn is back with another teen horror game in The Quarry. It features an all-star cast including David Arquette (Scream), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) Justice Smith (Jurassic World), Lance Henriksen (Aliens) and more. This spooky adventure lands on PS5 on June 10.

$ 49.98

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires

Koei Tecmo’s tactical action game Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires delivers exciting 1 vs 1,000 gameplay with you as the commander in charge. The game lets you live the dramatic Three Kingdoms period of ancient China, complete with 94 playable characters including the fearsome and famous officers Lu Bu, Cao Cao and Zhang Liao.

$ 79.96

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 has everything fans love about the series, plus a few surprises (like a funny and unexpected romance!).

$ 49.96

Life is Strange: True Colors

Experience the deep relationships and real emotions in this bold new narrative adventure game from Square Enix. Life is Strange: True Colors puts you in the shoes of 21-year-old Alex Chen to solve the mystery of her brother’s death while grappling with her supernatural ability to absorb the emotions of others.

2. Open-world games
$ 89.96

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 showcases the PS5’s graphics with breathtaking scenery and dozens of new machines, some even based on turtles, boars and woolly mammoths.

$ 69.98

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, the next entry in the popular Borderlands series from 2K Games has arrived on PS5. In this high fantasy looter shooter you’ll create and customize your own heroes, then blast your way through outlandish monsters as you explore treasure-filled dungeons. 2K is going big with an all-star Hollywood voice cast including Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, Will Arnett and Ashly Burch.

$ 79.96

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Zombie fans, this open-world survival game 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.

$ 79.96

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 game is available now on PS5.

$ 89.96

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

Sony’s open-world smash hit from 2020 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.

$ 63.66

Death Stranding Director's Cut

From the legendary game director Hideo Kojima, comes an enhanced version of Death Stranding 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.

3. Multiplayer games
$ 49.96

Evil Dead: The Game

Evil Dead: The Game, which launches May 13, brings together the biggest characters from the franchise, including Ash, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Simon Bolivar, Pablo and Scotty for a thrilling action experience against the forces of darkness. You can play co-operatively in a team of four to seal the breach between worlds or you can take control of the evil Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and his friends with over-the-top PvP combat.

$ 89.96

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard is a must for any first-person shooter gamer in your family. The game 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.

$ 39.96

Back 4 Blood

This thrilling co-operative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead is out now on PS5. 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.

$ 37.98

Battlefield 2042

Battlefield fans won’t want to miss the large-scale warfare and futuristic arsenal found in this critically acclaimed new entry. 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.

$ 49.96

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction

Ubisoft’s next entry in the popular Tom Clancy franchise is a one to three player co-op game where you choose from 18 elite Operators and face off against a deadly new parasite threat. The gameplay fuses stealth and tactical combat as your team infiltrates containment zones harbouring a variety of deadly creatures that thrive off a black organic substance called Sprawl.

4. Fighting games
$ 59.96

The King of Fighters XV

SNK’s long-running fighting series is back with 39 playable characters including classic popular characters and resurrected fan favourites. The signature three-on-three team battle system returns, along with a dramatic story mode that caps off the explosive saga that began in King of Fighters XIV.

$ 64.96

Sifu Vengeance Edition

Following its digital release on PS5 in February, the much-anticipated boxed edition has arrived. Sifu sets you on a path to become a Kung Fu master through rigorous practice over the game’s five ultra-challenging levels. What’s unique about this game is its never-before-seen aging mechanic that allows you to rise after death at the cost of aging your character.

5. Sports and racing games
$ 89.96

MLB The Show 22

Sony’s flagship baseball series is back this year, bigger and better than ever with expanded cross-platform play, more than 150 playable legends and a brand new commentary team featuring Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Chris Singleton. MLB The Show 22 also brings back fan-favourite modes like Diamond Dynasty, Road to the Show, March to October and Exhibition.

$ 69.98

WWE 2K22

After taking a year off, the WWE 2K series’ next installment is here featuring Rey Mysterio on the cover. The game offers a huge range of modes from the 2K Showcase starring Rey Mysterio to MyGM, MyFACTION and MyRISE modes that let you manage a roster of superstars, create a four-person faction or experience being a WWE Performance Centre rookie all the way to becoming a WWE Legend.

$ 89.96

Gran Turismo 7

Whether you’re a competitive or casual racer, Gran Turismo 7 has racing modes for you. GT7 reintroduces the fan-favourite Simulation Mode where you’ll race your way through a rewarding solo mode, while the online Sport Mode is perfect for going head-to-head with other players. With over 420 cars and 90 track routes, it’s the biggest Gran Turismo game yet.

$ 62.74

NBA 2K22

If your family is big on shooting hoops (let’s go, Raptors!), then NBA 2K22 is 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.

$ 64.96

NHL 22

EA’s perennial hockey game comes to PS5 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.

6. Role-playing games
$ 89.96

Disgaea 6 Complete Deluxe Edition

Dood! Following its release on Nintendo Switch last year, Disgaea 6 is coming to PS5 on June 28. This latest entry doubles down on the rich tactical JRPG gameplay, zany Netherworld action and hysterical writing that’ll keep you laughing. This version includes all previously released downloadable content including new playable characters and cosmetics.

$ 59.96

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong asks the question: What if vampires lived among us? In this narrative RPG, you play as three vampires, each over a hundred years old, who work in the shadows of Boston. Each vampire has their own special abilities that can be upgraded and your choices determine their ultimate fate.

$ 79.96

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 has challenging combat and stunning art design reminiscent of the Souls franchise.

$ 79.96

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a new action RPG from Ninja Gaiden and Nioh developer Team Ninja. You take on the role of Jack and explore a dark fantasy world to find and defeat Chaos. This more mature Final Fantasy game features challenging, real-time combat and brings back familiar character classes like warrior, dragoon and black mage.

7. Indie games
$ 40.48

Ikai

Dark Japanese folklore comes to life in this first-person psychological horror where you play a defenseless main character who comes face-to-face with Yokai monsters. You’ll need to rely on stealth and your wits to overcome these evil spirits and escape a nightmarish version of feudal Japan.

$ 44.96

Exophobia

In Exophobia, you’ll find yourself on an abandoned spaceship filled with unforgiving hordes of aliens. This retro inspired first-person shooter pays homage to FPS classics like Doom and features richly detailed pixel art and adrenaline-pumping electronic music.

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Based in Toronto, Paul is a proud Canadian, lifelong gamer, and consumer of all things tech! He is one of Canada’s most trusted gaming and technology experts with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. He is well known for sharing his view on what’s hot and what’s not in an honest, down-to-earth manner. On a personal note, Paul is a dedicated husband and father, and loves travelling with his family to the US and Japan. Come say hi on his Twitter channel @NextGenPlayer.

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