What are the best free games on PS5? With this evolving list, the Push Square community will be the ones calling the shots, ranking and rating your favourite free-to-play games on PS5.
The free-to-play model has really come into its own during the last few years, and it continues to grow, offering more diverse and high-quality games as time goes on. Many of the biggest games in the world are totally free, not even requiring a PS Plus subscription to play them. If you want to see what the fuss is all about with games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warframe, you can do so at no cost.
Almost all free games are competitive online multiplayer games, but that's not always the case. On PS5, there are a handful of great multiplayer offerings that won't cost you anything, but there's more to it than that. There are one or two titles that aren't online at all, but can still be accessed for free — Astro's Playroom being the prime example.
Basically, what we're saying is that you can find lots of interesting and fun games to play on PS5 without spending a penny. This list is all about showing you the best free games on PS5, and we've enlisted your help to define the order. See something on this page you don't agree with? You can use the below search bar to find your favourite free-to-play PS5 game and then rate it by clicking the star icon. These ratings are all fed into the running order, meaning this list will shift and change over time, depending on how the community rates each title.
Note: A game will need at least 10 ratings before it's included on this page. It's down to you if you want to see any changes, so visit a game's page or use the above search bar to make yourself heard.
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Now, let's take a look, shall we? Below is a list of the best free games on PS5, defined by you.
10. eFootball (PS5)
In the face of intense pressure from EA Sports’ unstoppable FIFA franchise, Konami made the bold move to transition its historically popular PES property to a free-to-play format. The resulting product, eFootball, is not without its issues: the gameplay is turgid, the content is limited, and the visuals are a step back for the series. This is conceived as an ever-evolving live series, however, and the Japanese publisher has promised big updates for the future – including the return of fan favourite single player mode, Master League. As such, this is relegation fodder that could yet make a great escape. Maybe.
The most popular game on the planet is also totally free to play. Fortnite needs no introduction — it's a kid-friendly multiplayer shooter that brought battle royale to the forefront. It keeps people playing with its simple but engaging gameplay, and ever-evolving playlists and modes ensure there's almost always something new to try. Beyond the core game, what's even more impressive is Fortnite's usage as a digital venue; movie nights, concerts, and more have been held inside, playing to a virtual audience of millions. A cultural phenomenon, and it's showing no signs of slowing down.
Dauntless takes the formula popularised by Monster Hunter and makes it free-to-play. That means you're getting an action RPG all about slaying powerful beasts either alone or in co-op. The addictive loop has you going out on hunts, then bringing the resources you've collected back to the hub, crafting better gear, and doing it all over again. With several weapons to master and a never-ending source of monsters to defeat, this is an engaging experience with plenty to offer. The PS5 version refreshes the visuals, improves the framerate, and throws in support for DualSense feedback, making it the best way to play on console.
If you're looking for a straightforward third-person shooter, Rogue Company will certainly fill that gap. From the creators of SMITE and Paladins, this is a more realistic free-to-play game from Hi-Rez Studios that focuses on squad-based matches for up to 12 players. Taking control of Rogues, each with unique abilities, you'll play objective-based rounds and tactical skirmishes, earning XP and in-game currency so you can get stronger and unlock better equipment. It's fairly straightforward and has decent third-person action that's worth giving a shot.
It took a good few years to get there, but Warframe is now comfortably one of the most successful free-to-play titles in gaming. The sci-fi action RPG has been transformed into an absolute colossus by developer Digital Extremes. It boasts a truly immense amount of content to chew on, ranging from co-op enabled missions to full-on open world exploration. Admittedly, Warframe can be difficult to penetrate these days if you're a total newcomer, but a galaxy's worth of adventure awaits those who join the Tenno ranks.