Best PS5 Open World Games

What are the best PS5 open world games? In this PS5 list, we'll be counting down our favourite sandbox titles on Sony's current-gen console. The genre has come a long, long way over the course of the last generation, and even more powerful hardware should ensure that open world games become even more impressive over the next few years.

But before we get started, it's worth noting that all of the games from our Best PS4 Open World Games list also work on PS5 thanks to backwards compatibility. If you're looking for a much broader list of open world titles, be sure to check it out.

Best PS5 Open World Games

Below is a list of the best PS5 open world games. These are our favourite PS5 sandbox games, as determined by our editorial team.

6. No Man's Sky (PS5)

No Man's Sky (PS5)No Man's Sky (PS5)
Publisher: Hello Games / Developer: Hello Games
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

No Man's Sky has come a long, long way since its initial launch back in 2016 on PS4. A number of hefty updates have transformed the sci-fi title into a true time sink. Once you're settled into the experience, with a ship to call your own and a taste for intergalactic adventure, there's nothing quite like No Man's Sky. It's even better on PS5, where the frame-rate's been doubled and it runs like a dream. If you want endless exploration and in-depth systems from your open world game, look no further than this.

5. The Pathless (PS5)

The Pathless (PS5)The Pathless (PS5)
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Giant Squid
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 12th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

The Pathless is a stylish open world adventure that's all about movement and momentum. It can take a little while to get up to speed (both figuratively and literally), but once you've got a grip on the game's mechanics, The Pathless becomes a delight to play. Soaring across the title's lovely looking environments can be a real rush, especially as you start chaining actions together as second nature. A number of fluid boss fights do a lot to elevate the experience as well.

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4. Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5)

Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5)Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Quebec
Release Date: 3rd Dec 2020 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

Immortals Fenyx Rising comes from the same Ubisoft studio that brought us Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and the comparisons are obvious. Delving even deeper into Greek mythology, Immortals is a very by-the-numbers open world adventure at first glance, but there's a great sense of exploration at its core. Also taking heavy cues from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there's a potent mix of power-based puzzle solving and crunchy action combat that helps keep you hooked. Addictive open world fun at its best.

3. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales can feel like more of an expansion than a full-blown release, but its compact nature allows the story beats to stand out, and there's simply no denying the quality that's on display. This is a gorgeous PS5 launch title, and its snowy open world makes for some memorable web-swinging. Sure, you can breeze through Miles Morales in just a few sessions, but its relatively short runtime makes it feel like you're taking part in a particularly punchy super hero movie.

2. Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS5)

Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS5)Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS5)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 12th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Assassin's Creed Valhalla places a heavy emphasis on its main story, stressing its central cast of characters and their struggles. Because of this, it feels like a more focused open world game than its predecessors — although it's still very lengthy. Indeed, a huge chunk of medieval England is yours to conquer, with heaving castle battles being a recurring highlight. Meanwhile, combat starts off a little clunky, but find a weapon setup that you like, equip your favourite abilities, and you'll soon come to love watching body parts fly. It's also worth noting that Ubisoft has pledged long running support for Valhalla, split between both free content updates and premium expansions. And given the publisher's track record with the latter, we've got high hopes for the game's future.

1. Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered (PS5)

Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered (PS5)Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered (PS5)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Marvel's Spider-Man was one of the PS4's best exclusive games, and it's even better on PS5 (assuming that you're okay with Peter Parker's redesigned face!). Much like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, this remastered re-release is stunning to behold, and the 60 frames-per-second upgrade makes the already fantastic action all the sweeter. You simply can't go wrong with this spectacular open world excursion.

What do you think are the best open world games on PS5? Do you agree with our list so far? Prepare for a grand adventure in the comments section below.