All PS5 Launch Games Guide

Looking for a list of all PS5 launch games? You probably want to know which PlayStation 5 games you'll be able to buy alongside the system. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to list all PS5 launch games. You can also find out more about the PS5 release date, PS5 price, PS5 pre-orders, and PS5 accessories pre-orders through the respective links. For more information, refer to the following guides: All PS5 Announced Games, All PS5 Rumoured Games, All PS5 First-Party Exclusives, and New PS5 Game Release Dates in 2020. You can also find out more through the following links: PS4 to PS5: All Games with Confirmed Free Upgrades and PS5 Smart Delivery: Does PlayStation 5 Have Smart Delivery for PS4 Games?

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All PS5 Launch Games

Below you'll find a list of all PS5 launch games. It's worth stressing that release dates are subject to change, although we're committed to updating this page so bookmark it for the latest information. We should also add that all of these games will be available prior to the PlayStation 5's launch in Europe on 19th November, but some will release shortly after the US release date of 12th November.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla PS5 PlayStation 5

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla converts Ubisoft’s distinctive sandbox style to the vicious story of the Vikings, as you assume the role of Eivor and forge your own path through the brutal battlefields of ninth century England.

Astro's Playroom

All PS5 Launch Games Guide Astro's Playroom

Astro Bot is breaking away from PlayStation VR and into a 3D platformer on PS5. The adorable robo-mascot is getting a game that takes full advantage of PS5's capabilities, and what's more, it comes pre-installed on the hardware. That's right — if you buy a PS5, you'll automatically own Astro's Playroom. Cool!

Borderlands 3

All PS5 Launch Games Guide Borderlands 3

Gearbox's flagship looter-shooter franchise will make its PS5 debut at launch, as the studio rolls out its next-gen upgrade featuring 60 frames-per-second gameplay at 4K resolution. This version even has four-player split-screen support, and is a free upgrade if you already own the title on PS4.

Bugsnax

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 1

Kinda bug and kinda snack, try to catch ‘em in your trap… You know how the song goes already, but Bugsnax’s inclusion in the PS5 launch lineup is sure to add something a little different to your day one gaming rotation. PS Plus members will even get it as part of their subscription. Hooray!

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War PS5 PlayStation 5 1

Alright, you’ve caught us out. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches a day after Sony’s system in the United States, but will be available at launch in Europe. As such, we’re counting the jam-packed military outing as a launch title, but some of you may have to wait 24 hours before being able to boot it up on your next-gen console.

Dead by Daylight

Dead By Daylight Ps5 Playstation 5

If you fancy some multiplayer in your horror games, Dead by Daylight's your best bet. One player is a terrifying monster while the others must run for their lives in this asynchronous title. It's coming to PS5 on day one, so you can scare each other silly in higher fidelity than ever before.

Demon's Souls

All PS5 Launch Games Guide Demon's Souls

Bluepoint Games is famed for creating incredible remakes of past favourites, and this PS5 reimagining of Demon's Souls is no exception. This hardcore action RPG game led onto the Dark Souls series as we know it, and it's looking absolutely amazing on PS5. We can't wait to die hundreds of times in this one.

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition PS5 PlayStation 5

Capcom’s glitzy character action Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is getting a PS5 overhaul, complete with eye-popping raytracing effects, as well as the addition of Vergil as a playable character. Other upgrades include Legendary Dark Knight difficulty, Turbo mode, and much more to sweeten the deal.

DIRT 5

All PS5 Launch Games Guide DIRT 5

Codemasters is bringing us an arcadey off-road racer for the PS5's launch, and it's looking good. Supporting a free upgrade path from PS4 to PS5, the game sports a career mode starring the likes of Nolan North and Troy Baker. It also has plenty of next-gen features, like support for 120 frames per second, super fast loading, and more.

Fortnite

Fortnite Battle Royale PS5 PlayStation 5

Epic Games’ battle royale sensation will leap from the Battle Bus in time for the PS5’s launch, and all of your progress and unlocks will make the jump with you.

Godfall

All PS5 Launch Games Guide Godfall

Godfall is a self-titled looter slasher, meaning it's a PS5 game all about stylish melee combat and getting bigger and better gear. Coming from new studio Counterplay Games, it has three-player co-op against all kinds of enemies and bosses. If you're into loot drops, Godfall has you covered.

Goonya Fighter

Goonya Fighter PS5 PlayStation 5

Never heard of it? We don't blame you. It's a party fighting game with floppy physics, and that's about all you need to know. Sony lists it as a PS5 launch game, so here it is.

King Oddball

King Oddball PS5 PlayStation 5

Perhaps the most bizarre inclusion in the PS5 launch lineup is the re-release of an old PS3 and PS Vita mobile port called King Oddball. In this game you control a giant moon, and must fling rocks at enemies using your tongue. We're not making a word of this up.

Maneater

Maneater PS5 PlayStation 5

Hungry for something a little different to accompany your PS5 at launch? Maneater is the world’s first ShaRkPG – an aquatic adventure where you evolve a Great White by feasting on seafood. With upgraded visuals, including raytracing and performance, this underwater outing is some-fin special for sure.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

All PS5 Launch Games Guide Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

The follow-up to Marvel's Spider-Man is nearly here, and it's coming alongside PS5 at launch. As the title suggests, this game focuses on Miles, one year after the events of the first game. As well as continuing the storyline, it'll be full of exciting combat, a snowy city to explore, and no doubt new suits to unlock. Thwip!

Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered PS5

Available as part of the Ultimate Edition of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – or via a paid upgrade inside the spin-off – Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is an overhaul of Insomniac Games’ iconic 2018 superhero smash, featuring completely revamped visual assets and an entirely new Peter Parker.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate PS5 PlayStation 5 1

Mortal Kombat 11 is an absolutely massive game, and this Ultimate iteration will prove the best way to play all of its kontent in one place. It's technically launching on 17th November, so it's lagging a few days behind the US console launch, but will be ready day one in Europe.

NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21 PS5 PlayStation 5

2K Sports’ iconic basketball simulation dunks the PS5 just in time for the new season, with overhauled presentation and gameplay features. If you purchased the Mamba Forever Edition of NBA 2K21 then you’ll be able to upgrade to the next-gen release for free.

No Man's Sky: The Next Generation

No Man's Sky PS5 PlayStation 5 1

The massively enhanced No Man's Sky update for PS5 will be available at launch, meaning existing owners of the game will be able to upgrade for free — or you'll be able to experience the magic of Hello Games' ever-evolving world for the first time on your next-gen console.

Observer: System Redux

Observer System Redux PS5 PlayStation 5

You may be looking elsewhere for your neo-future, sci-fi, cyberpunk fix right around the PS5’s launch, but Bloober Team’s gritty detective drama Observer: System Redux is promising an alternative option to CD Projekt RED’s anticipated role-playing release. Boasting brand new visuals, this could be worth a look if you love dystopian worlds.

Overcooked: All You Can Eat

Overcooked All You Can Eat PS5 PlayStation 5

Overcooked: All You Can Eat bundles together all the content from the two PS4 co-op cooking games, and remasters it all for PS5. A team of up to four players must fulfil orders in hectic and crazy kitchens. In this next-gen package, everything runs at a smooth 4K and 60 frames-per-second, and there are some brand new accessibility options to boot.

The Pathless

The Pathless PS5 PlayStation 5

Abzu developer Giant Squid is abandoning the oceans in favour of the wilds, with its rhythmic open worlder The Pathless. With no map to guide you, this enormous sandbox is yours to discover at 60 frames-per-second, with each area harbouring scintillating secrets for you to uncover.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Planet Coaster Console Edition PS5 PlayStation 5 1

Looking for something a little different for your PS5 day one? Planet Coaster: Console Edition is a more laidback theme park builder, where you'll need to balance your resort's finances while still constructing a destination that adrenaline junkies will enjoy.

Poker Club

All PS5 Launch Games Guide Poker Club

We hope you've got your poker faces on, as it's time for cards. Ray-traced cards, to be exact. Supporting a free upgrade from PS4 to PS5, you'll be able to win big bucks as you go from rookie player to poker superstar. With 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, and even support for DualSense's capabilities, this is the optimal way to play some virtual poker.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

All PS5 Launch Games Guide Sackboy: A Big Adventure

If you have a LittleBigPlanet-shaped hole in your heart, never fear. Sumo Digital is working on Sackboy: A Big Adventure, dropping the creative elements in favour of a fully fledged 3D platformer. With support for four-player co-op, this should be a lighthearted riot with a few buddies. The handmade world of Sackboy is sure to be a joy to explore on PS5.

Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition

Warhammer Chaosbane Slayer Edition PS5 PlayStation 5

You can get your Warhammer on with Chaosbane's Slayer Edition, coming to PS5 on launch day. This is an isometric action RPG that's being beefed up on Sony's new system with 4K and 60 frames-per-second. It's also set to include all previously released content as well as some brand new stuff to see and do.

Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion PS5 PlayStation 5 1

Recruit anyone and everyone in Ubisoft’s sandbox adaptation of neo-future London, where the city is your ally. Play as dithering grandmas and James Bond-inspired super spies, as you hack your way to the centre of England’s iconic capital city.

WRC 9

All PS5 Launch Games Guide WRC 9

If you're looking for some straight-faced rallying to kick off your PS5 launch, look no further than WRC 9. The next-gen edition is arriving right alongside the new console, bringing officially licensed rally racing to PS5 on day one.


Which PS5 launch games will you be buying alongside your PlayStation 5? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to refer to our PS5 guide for more information.