PlayStation 5

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
PS5Alphadia Genesis 2 (DL only)2021Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Alphadia Neo (DL only)2023Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Ambition Record (DL only)2022Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Asdivine Saga (DL only)2021Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg2023Turn-BasedGustA remake of the first (previously JP-only) Atelier game, with a bevy of QoL upgrades including an unlimited mode, new events, and more modern navigational features
PS5Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy (DL only)2021Turn-BasedGustA rare direct sequel in the series; refines the gameplay found in its predecessor; lots of research and exploration to do to better your alchemical skills
PS5Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key2023Turn-BasedGustFlashier combat, massive maps, expanded synthesis possibilities; an undeniable step forward for the series as a whole
PS5Babylon's Fall2022ActionPlatinumGamesNot even Platinum's oft-lauded combat gameplay can save this drab dumpster fire of a games-as-a-live-service model... attempt
PS5Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom (DL only)2021Turn-BasedRideonSee Switch
PS5Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light (DL only)2023Turn-BasedHit MakerSee PSP, but with QoL features
PS5Chroma Quaternion (DL only)2021Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee Switch
PS5Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion2022ActionSquare Enix/ToseAdds many QoL features and alters the visuals/voices to be more in line with FFVII Remake
PS5Death Stranding Director's Cut2021ActionKojima ProductionsAdds some Metal Gear Solid-esque story missions, as well as features like buildable racetracks and a buddy bot to help you carry things
PS5Demon's Souls2020ActionFromSoftware/BluepointRevitalizes the original Souls game, adding some handy item management QoL features; just as difficult as the original
PS5Demoniaca: Everlasting Night (DL only)2022ActionAKI/EastasiasoftSee XS
PS5Disgaea 6 Complete2022StrategyNippon IchiSee Switch, but with a much better framerate and all DLC included
PS5Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom (DL/Asia English)2022SimulationMarvelousSee Switch
PS5Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot2023ActionCyberConnect2See XBO
PS5Dragon Prana (DL only)2022Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (DL only)2022Action-PlatformRabbit & Bear Studios/NatsumeAtariA side story side-scrolling Metroidvania-lite with additional town-upgrading elements and fun characters
PS5Elden Ring2022ActionFromSoftwareO you don't have the right to ignore the impact of this open-world Soulslike (with creative input from George R. R. Martin)
PS5Eternal Kingdom Battle Peak (DL only)2022MMORPGAsobimoSee PS4
PS5Fairy Elements (DL only)2022Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord2023StrategyCompile Heart/Idea Factory/StingRequires familiarity with Advent Dark Force and manages to adapt the quirks of gameplay of the original (Fairizing, utilizing sub-fairies) well to its new format
PS5Fate/Samurai Remnant2023ActionOmega ForceAn Edo-themed shake-up to the standard musou formula with a standalone Fate story; with minigames to be found, SRPG-like sections, and magic/assists to give combat some oomph
PS5Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade2021ActionSquare EnixA graphically spiffed-up version of the first part of the remake with additional story content
PS5Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (DL only)2021MMORPGSquare EnixBrings the Hydaelyn/Zodiark story to a conclusion... ON THE MOON
PS5Final Fantasy XIV Online2021MMORPGSquare EnixSee PS4
PS5Final Fantasy XVI2023ActionSquare EnixTake traditional Final Fantasy concepts, add Game of Thrones politicking and tone, mix in Devil May Cry combat, add a dash of kaiju fights, and you have yourself a bold new step for the series
PS5Forspoken2023ActionLuminous ProductionsAn isekai ARPG with dialogue that in an attempt to be modern works heavily against it
PS5Front Mission 1st: Remake (DL only)2023StrategySquare Enix/Forever EntertainmentSee Switch
PS5Fuga: Melodies of Steel (DL only)2021Turn-BasedCyberConnect2Part of the Little Tail Bronx series (Solatorobo); a turn-based RPG centering around tank combat (one tank with various controllable/upgradable turrets) and the impact of war
PS5Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (DL only)2023Turn-BasedCyberConnect2See XS
PS5Gale of Windoria (DL only)2022Turn-BasedHit-PointSee XS
PS5Ghost Sync2021Turn-BasedExe-CreateA rare lady-led Kemco game with neat battle mechanics like possessing enemies and a decent skill tree system
PS5Ghostwire: Tokyo2022ActionTango GameworksFirst-person ARPG gameplay (complete with XP and leveling) that is both stylish and supernatural
PS5Heirs of the Kings (DL only)2023Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Infinite Links (DL only)2022Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest - The Adventure of Dai2023ActionSquare Enix/Kai GraphicsSee XS
PS5Judgment2021ActionRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee PS4, but with a smoother framerate and gradient changes that may not be preferable to the original
PS5Justice Chronicles (DL only)2022Turn-BasedHit-PointSee 3DS
PS5Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society2023Dungeon CrawlerNippon IchiSee Switch
PS5Legend of Ixtona (DL only)2022StrategyWorldWideSoftwareSee Switch
PS5Like a Dragon: Ishin!2023ActionRyu ga Gotoku StudioA remake of the previously JP-exclusive Ishin, taking place in the late Edo period with all the hand-in-hand drama and hijinks the series is known for
PS5Live A Live (DL only)2023Turn-BasedSquare Enix/HistoriaSee Switch
PS5Lost Epic (DL only)2023Action-PlatformTeam Earthwars/oneoreightSee Switch
PS5Lost Epic (DL only)2022ActionTeam Earth Wars/oneoreightA Vanillaware-like side-scrolling ARPG, very grindy, Souls-like combined currency/experience that is lost on death
PS5Lost Judgment2021ActionRyu ga Gotoku StudioA dark detective story follow-up to Judgment, continues the beat-em-up gameplay from its sister Yakuza series, pettable cats, a dog can join you in your crime-solving
PS5Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Code Fairy (DL only)2021ActionB.B. StudioSee PS4
PS5Mon-Yu: Defeat Monsters And Gain Strong Weapons And Armor. You May Be Defeated, But Don't Give Up. Become Stronger. I Believe There Will Be A Day When The Heroes Defeat The Devil King.2023Dungeon CrawlerExperienceHas options for first-time dungeon crawler players as well as genre vets, but doesn't do much to rewrite the book; also has the worst name ever
PS5Monark2022StrategyFuRyuCreated by some of the original SMT staff with a heavy emphasis on psychology, featuring turn-based gridless tactical combat
PS5Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten2023Turn-BasedAquaplusA prequel to other Utawarerumono games, with a vastly different combat system and some arguable pacing issues
PS5Monster Hunter Rise (DL only)2023ActionCapcomSee Switch
PS5Monster Menu: The Scavenger's Cookbook2023Dungeon CrawlerNippon IchiRoguelike in exploration, but combat with enemies is done in a strategy-type format, places a focus on the survival element of needing to eat (often, your fallen foes) to help increase stats/gain skills
PS5Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters2023ActionCompile Heart/Idea FactoryTakes battle cues from the Tales series and leans into slightly darker tones than previous entries with more modern tongue-in-cheek writing
PS5Neptunia ReVerse2021Turn-BasedCompile Heart/FelistellaA definitive version of Hyperdimension Neptunia featuring a new mode with many gameplay quality and balance changes
PS5Nioh 2 Remastered - The Complete Edition (DL only)2021ActionTeam NinjaContains all available DLC and graphical/framerate upgrades, as well as speedier load times
PS5Nioh Remastered - The Complete Edition (DL only)2021ActionTeam NinjaContains all available DLC and graphical/framerate upgrades
PS5Octopath Traveler II2023Turn-BasedAcquire/Square EnixA true iterative improvement over the first game; more detailed character interactions between a new eightfold-cast with HD-2D visuals
PS5One Piece Odyssey2023Turn-BasedILCASee XS
PS5Onigo Hunter (DL only)2023Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Overrogue (DL only)2022Card-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Persona 5 Royal2022Turn-BasedAtlusSee PS4, but with spiffed-up graphics and framerate
PS5Puyo Puyo Tetris 22020PuzzleSega/Sonic TeamFeatures Skill Battles wherein you must reduce your opponent's HP to 0 with the help of selected skills (and level up in other modes)!
PS5Raging Bytes (DL only)2023Turn-BasedHit-PointSee XS
PS5Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (DL only)2021Action-PlatformTeam LadybugA Metroidvania on the shorter side with shallower systems, but nonetheless satisfying elemental attacks
PS5Redemption Reapers2023StrategyAdglobeSee Switch
PS5Relayer2022StrategyKadokawaA slow start, but otherwise engaging mecha SRPG gameplay featuring aggro management and complicated character customization
PS5Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles2023Turn-BasedNippon IchiRemaster of Rhapsody II and III, previously unlocalized, a direct sequel to the first game (II) and side stories of the series (III), both with elements of monster collection and musical comedy
PS5Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered (DL only)2022Turn-BasedSquare Enix/BulletsSee Switch
PS5RPGolf Legends (Asia English/DL)2022SportsArticNetSee Switch
PS5Ruinverse (DL only)2021Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee Switch
PS5Samurai Maiden (DL/Asia English)2022ActionShade Inc.It's clunky poorly-written ecchi, with affection levels raising stats and skills
PS5Scarlet Nexus2021ActionTose/Bandai NamcoA flashy ARPG with two different storylines to choose from and a bevy of psychic powers to play with
PS5SD Gundam Battle Alliance (Asia English/DL)2022ActionArtdink/AlvionSee XS
PS5Silver Nornir (DL only)2022Turn-BasedWorldWideSoftwareSee XS
PS5Sonic Frontiers2022Action-PlatformSonic TeamMore of an open-world platformer (a first for the series), but the hedgehog does have various stats to increase
PS5Soul Hackers 22022Turn-BasedAtlusA modern-day interpretation of cyberpunk themes with character bonding moments and the usual demon fusion
PS5Soulvars (DL only)2023Turn-Based/Card-BasedGinolabo/SuccessSee XS
PS5Star Ocean: The Divine Force2022ActionTri-AceA return to dual protagonists and the most dynamic combat system in the series to date
PS5Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life2023SimulationMarvelousSee XS
PS5Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin2022ActionTeam NinjaCampy Chaos killing! An ARPG take of sorts on the first Final Fantasy game, with Nioh-like combat and many creative liberties
PS5Sword of Elpisia (DL only)2022Turn-BasedExe-CreateSee XS
PS5Tactics Ogre: Reborn2022StrategySquare EnixRevises the combat from the PSP version (Let Us Cling Together) and remasters the sound (but not the sprites)
PS5Tales of Arise2021ActionBandai NamcoMakes changes both welcome and unwelcome to the series, including a shared pool of points used for healing/buffs, comic book-style skits, removal of post-battle banter, and the cutest Tales mascot EVER
PS5The Caligula Effect: Overdose2023Turn-BasedAquria/HistoriaSee PS4
PS5The DioField Chronicle2022StrategyLancarse/Square EnixReal-time (ish) strategy and political intrigue abound, battles move more quickly than expected, decent unit variety
PS5The Legend of Dragoon (DL only)2023Timed Turn-BasedSony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX, but with modern QoL features like rewind and quick save
PS5The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie2023Turn-BasedFalcomThe culmination of the Sky, Cold Steel, and Crossbell arcs, and beginning of a new merged storyline
PS5The Nioh Collection2021ActionTeam NinjaThe remastered Nioh and Nioh 2 put together in one package
PS5The Smile Alchemist (DL only)2023SimulationAsoboxSee XS
PS5Touhou: New World2023ActionAnkake SpaA blend of hack-and-slash with the Touhou series' hallmark frantic bullet hell, featuring protagonist Reimu
PS5Trinity Trigger2023ActionFuRyuHarkens back to classic ARPG design with Secret of Mana-styled ring menus and mascot companions that also serve as weaponry
PS5Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi2022Dungeon CrawlerExperienceSee XBO
PS5Valkyrie Elysium2022ActionSoleil/Square EnixA side game (but not really) that leans far, far, far more heavily into action than RPG elements, with a skill tree to upgrade stats and general disappointment for fans of the series
PS5Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (DL only)2022Turn-BasedSquare EnixSee PSP
PS5Void tRrLM();++ //Void Terrarium++2021Dungeon CrawlerNippon IchiSee PS4, but with extra areas to explore and some cosmetic additions
PS5Wild Arms (DL only)2022Turn-BasedMedia.VisionSee PSX
PS5Wild Arms 2 (DL only)2023Turn-BasedMedia.VisionSee PSX, but with modern QoL features like rewind and quick save
PS5Wild Hearts2023ActionOmega ForceSee XS
PS5Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty2023ActionTeam Ninja/Koei TecmoSee XS
PS5Yakuza: Like a Dragon2021Turn-BasedRyu ga Gotoku StudioSee XBO
PS5Ys IX: Monstrum Nox2023ActionFalcomSee PS4, but with cosmetic DLC included
PS5Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana2022ActionFalcomSee Vita, with some slightly enhanced visuals