Best PS5 Single Player Story Games Guide 1

What are the Best PS5 Single Player Story Games? No matter whether they're exclusive or multi-platform titles, Sony is known for delivering fantastic single player experiences on its systems. The PS5 is shaping up no differently with a handful of great titles already on offer that you need to check out for yourself. As part of our PS5 guide, we've compiled the Best PS5 Single Player Story Games you can play right now. And then if you're planning to utilise PS5 backwards compatibility, we recommend referring to our Best PS4 Single Player Story Games guide.

Best PS5 Single Player Story Games

Listed below is what we consider to be the Best PS5 Single Player Story Games. These titles have an excellent single player campaign that prioritises narrative.

5. Bugsnax (PS5)

Bugsnax (PS5)Bugsnax (PS5)
Publisher: Young Horses / Developer: Young Horses
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Yes, we're talkin 'bout Bugsnax once more. This delightful trek across Snaktooth Island in the name of catching Bugsnax and meeting all manner of charismatic folk is not one to be missed. You've got a good seven to ten hours of single player action here, complete with experimentation that'll determine how you catch each and every creature as well as side quests that reveal more about the island's inhabitants. Oh, and that ending! This is a story you won't forget about any time soon.

For more information, read our Bugsnax PS5 review.

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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)

You'd be forgiven for thinking all Ubisoft did last year was visit near-future London in Watch Dogs Legion and dress up as a Viking in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, but it actually did put out another PS5 title in early December. Immortals Fenyx Rising took players back to ancient Greece for a tongue-in-cheek adventure with the mythical gods of the time, and while the narrative itself wasn't all that great, it did have an open world worth exploring. Attempting to emulate The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it prioritised exploration and left you to your own devices much of the time. Throw in some decent combat and impressive, colourful visuals and you've got something worth checking out if you've got a spare week or two.

For more information, read our Immortals Fenyx Rising PS5 review.

3. Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)

Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)
Publisher: 505 Games / Developer: Remedy
Release Date: 2nd Feb 2021 (USA) / 2nd Feb 2021 (UK/EU)

Remedy is known for its fascinating narratives, and Control may be the developer's finest achievement yet. Set inside the Federal Bureau of Control, it's Jesse Faden's job to investigate the otherworldly happenings of the building and begin to harness the powers she has adopted in the process. Bundled alongside the game's two pieces of post-launch DLC, The Foundation and Alan Wake tie-in AWE, this is the definitive Control experience. Fast and frantic gameplay keeps you on your toes while the story itself is sure to intrigue and keep you on the lookout for every collectible you can get your hands on. Control really is intriguing stuff.

For more information, read our Control: Ultimate Edition PS5 review.

2. 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)

While it may operate on a smaller scale when compared to Peter Parker's initial PS4 adventure, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales shouldn't be skipped by fans of the superhero. Equipped with all-new venom powers that deal some serious damage, this follow-up fills the gap nicely between the 2018 entry and the inevitable full-blown sequel on PS5. Miles really comes into his own with a story focused entirely on the web-slinger and a cast of characters we hope play a major role in what's to come. The gameplay may look like more of the same, but when it's already of such a high quality, there's no turning down another 10-hour adventure with the world's most popular Avenger.

For more information, read our Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 review.

1. Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5)

Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5)Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: Yakuza Studio
Release Date: 2nd Mar 2021 (USA) / 2nd Mar 2021 (UK/EU)

With the tale of former protagonist Kazuma Kiryu done and dusted, it's the turn of Ichiban Kasuga to pick up the pieces and get the Yakuza franchise back on track with a new direction. The charming and wild hero is the centrepiece of this brand new adventure, taking him from the neon-lit streets of Kamurocho to the slums of Yokohama, and everywhere in between. Turn-based battles are all the rage and so too is Ichiban's quest to reunite himself with his former Yakuza mentor. With the predictably unpredictable substories to experience on the side, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is more than 50 hours of unbridled enjoyment. The pinnacle of what PS5 has to offer in the single player space right now.

For more information, read our Yakuza: Like a Dragon PS5 review.


Do you agree with our list? Are these the Best PS5 Single Player Story Games? Which one is your favourite? Let us know what your own picks are in the comments below.