Best Gacha Games on PS5 1
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Looking for the best gacha games on PS5? Gacha games occupy a spectrum of different genres and styles, but are unified by one consistent gameplay element: loot boxes – or a gambling aspect, similar to gashapon machines. Typically, these titles will have live service elements, and will regularly introduce new characters and content which can be unlocked through time-limited banners using in-game currency. While also popular on PC and mobile, gacha games have become extraordinarily popular on PS5 of late, and thus we’ve listed the best options below.

5. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Battle Chronicle (PS5)

Inspired by the light novel series of the same, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Battle Chronicle – or DanMachi Battle Chronicle for short – is a fairly straight-forward action RPG made up of simple combat gauntlets interspersed with story scenes. There’s an online multiplayer component as well, and regular updates ensure there are always new characters and content to unlock, but the relatively rote gameplay is arguably better suited to mobile play.

4. Tower of Fantasy (PS5)

Tower of Fantasy lacks the polish of its immediate rival Genshin Impact, but its shared world MMO aspects and more meaningful co-op gameplay give it an identity of its own. With attractive anime characters and a colourful open world to explore, this is a free download that’s deserving of a little of your time.

3. Genshin Impact (PS5)

Genshin Impact earned an estimated $2 billion during its first year on the market, and has gone on to become something of a cultural touchstone. Also available on smartphones, the PS5 version of this staggeringly popular RPG truly brings developer HoYoverse’s vision to life, with vibrant visuals and a slick, responsive refresh rate. Those not caught in its gacha trap may lament its pricey microtransactions and demanding investment levels, but this is unquestionably a signature service game with a huge and dedicated fanbase to boot.

2. Disney Speedstorm (PS5)

Can you really go wrong with a kart racer which lets you pit Mickey the Mouse up against Baloo from The Jungle Book? This likeable arcade racer builds on the blueprints of Mario Kart by adding some meaningful depth to the Nintendo favourite’s gameplay, introducing class types, defensive utilities, and grind rails. While its controversial gacha system involves elements of pay-to-win, its Disney-inspired circuits are beautifully realised, and its roster of characters is getting bigger and bigger with each season.

1. Honkai: Star Rail (PS5)

HoYoverse’s free-to-play turnbased RPG Honkai: Star Rail delivers a dense space-faring soap opera, filled with colourful anime characters and strategic team-building challenges. With an ever-expanding world, spanning an ice planet through to an ethereal theme park, this is a more linear affair than its contemporary Genshin Impact, but its idle gameplay aspects and lesser reliance on grinding make it more respectful of your time overall.

That concludes our list of the best gacha games on PS5, but which are your favourites? Let us know which franchises you're pulling for in the comments section below.