Best PS5 Games Summer 2024
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Last week, we asked the Push Square community to vote on the PS5 games that impressed them the most across all of this summer's gaming events. In the poll, we included 36 titles that were shown during PlayStation's latest State of Play, the Summer Game Fest Live Showcase 2024, and the Xbox Games Showcase 2024.

Readers could vote for up to three games of their choosing, and over 2,500 votes were cast. For this results article, we've gathered the top ten in descending order.

Let's take a look...

10. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater - 106 votes (4%)
9. Black Myth: Wukong - 107 votes (4%)
8. LEGO Horizon Adventures - 113 votes (4%)
7. Assassin's Creed Shadows - 117 votes (5%)
6. Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 - 141 votes (6%)

5. Star Wars Outlaws - 142 votes (6%)

Star Wars Outlaws

When you consider the sheer popularity of a property like Star Wars and combine that with an open world game that certainly looks the part, Star Wars Outlaws was always going to attract a lot of votes. Ubisoft gave us a fairly comprehensive look at the upcoming release, showcasing the game's overall structure, some great looking environments, and a bit of combat. It does feel like Outlaws is going to be a homerun for everyone involved.

4. Phantom Blade Zero - 151 votes (6%)

Phantom Blade Zero

Acting as the closer of Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest Live Showcase, Phantom Blade Zero has looked very impressive across various trailers and gameplay clips. With developer S-GAME clarifying that this isn't a Soulslike, interest seems to have spiked, as the title effectively distances itself from similarly-angled projects like Black Myth: Wukong and Where Winds Meet. Ultimately, though, it's all about that fast-paced and dazzling combat — it just looks so damn good.

3. Metaphor: ReFantazio - 218 votes (9%)

Metaphor ReFantazio

It's really starting to look like Atlus has another surefire hit on its hands with Metaphor: ReFantazio. Seemingly built on the back of proven gameplay mechanics that can be found in the developer's Persona and Shin Megami Tensei games, this is a fantastical RPG that looks incredible. The October-bound title received a rousing trailer and a gameplay deep dive, resulting in renewed excitement. Honestly, at this point, we're wary of watching more. Just give us the game!

2. DOOM: The Dark Ages - 293 votes (12%)

Doom The Dark Ages

DOOM: The Dark Ages looked a lot like DOOM in its reveal trailer — and no one's complaining. Steeped in medieval fantasy vibes and already boasting some glorious gore, this was a standout of the Xbox showcase, as evidenced by the title's placing on this list. It ain't easy racking up 12% of the vote when you're up against 35 other games, but people are clearly primed for more demon-gutting chaos. A vague 2025 release window, though? It's going to be a difficult wait.

1. Astro Bot - 595 votes (23%)

Astro Bot

Leading the vote by a significant margin is the one and only Astro Bot — and such a victory doesn't come as a huge surprise. This is a PS5 exclusive that we've all been asking for since Astro's Playroom bounced into our lives with the launch of Sony's current-gen console. Heck, some fans have been demanding a fully-fledged Astro platformer since Astro Bot Rescue Mission went criminally underappreciated on PSVR.

Anyway, the bottom line is Astro Bot looks like everything we've ever wanted from the robotic mascot — and it's dropping later this year!

So there you have it, the ten best PS5 games of all the summer showcases, according to readers of Push Square. But do you agree with how this has turned out? Are you at all surprised by the winner? Argue your case in the comments section below.