Sony launched the PlayStation 5 in the United States last week, but now the next-gen console has arrived in Europe as well. It marks the end of an extremely long week for most of our readers, but the beginning of an exciting period for the iconic brand. We’ve played the new console to death already, and to complement your release day experience, we’ve compiled all of our content in one place. Whether you’re waiting for work to end, patiently anticipating a package, or just wondering where to get started – here’s all of our PS5 coverage in one place.
PS5 Launch Round Up
Below you’ll find a list of all of our major PS5 launch content, but don’t forget there’s a wealth of other news articles and opinion to find on the homepage.
- PS5 Review: Should You Buy It?
Our full-length PS5 review delves into every aspect of the next-gen console, including all of its features and functions. If you're still on the fence about whether to snag Sony's new system, this is a great starting point.
- 10 Things to Do First with Your New PS5
Just got your shiny new PS5 but not sure where to get started with it? No worries, here are the 10 things you should do first with your new PS5.
- Hands On: Best Uses of PS5 DualSense Controller So Far
DualSense is a revolutionary new controller, but how are developers implementing its features so far? We look at the best – and worst – implementations of PS5's new pad.
- Hands On: Does PS5's 3D Audio Live Up to the Hype?
It's made up a huge portion of PS5's marketing campaign, but does 3D audio really live up to the hype? These are impressions of Sony's impressive new tech.
- 20 Secret PS5 Features You May Not Know About
You've been reading about the PS5 all year, but we bet you don't know all of its secrets. Not yet, anyway. Here's our guide to some of the system's lesser known features and functions.
- 10 Things PS5 Needs to Improve
PS5 is great, but it's not perfect by any stretch. In this article we consider 10 things PS5 needs to improve on over the coming weeks.
- PS5 Stock: When and Where Can You Buy PlayStation 5?
Eyeing the European launch with jealousy? Not got your PS5 yet? Don't worry, we're updating our PS5 stock guide daily.
- Astro's Playroom PS5 Review
Astro’s Playroom is deserving of every single superlative you’re likely to hear associated with it. As a platformer, it’s a varied and entertaining experience that’s constantly introducing new and exciting ideas over the course of its campaign. And as a DualSense tech demo, it’s similarly effective at showcasing the power and potential of Sony’s new hardware. But perhaps above all, this is a love letter to the legacy of PlayStation, and it feels fitting that as we enter an exciting new chapter from an undeniably iconic gaming brand, we take a moment to remember the milestones that got us to this point.
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 Review
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is effortlessly cool. The overall gameplay structure may prove samey for those who failed to fall in love with Insomniac Games’ previous effort, but everyone else will have a blast with this generous spin-off story. Great characters, tons of activities, and some epic set-piece moments round out a must play superhero romp – and with the developer on this kind of form, we can’t wait to see more of the full-scale sequel that it’s inevitably cooking up.
- Demon's Souls PS5 Review
Teensy quibbles aside, it’s difficult to imagine how this Demon’s Souls remake could be any better. It looks great, it sounds amazing, and it’s extremely respectful of the PS3 original, which has aged surprisingly well after all these years. This is an exceptional remake, and it’s exactly what Demon’s Souls deserves.
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure PS5 Review
There’s a lot of love been poured into Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and thus it’s hard not to love it back. This is a brilliant platformer with tons of imaginative ideas and a strong sense of style. The lack of online multiplayer at launch is a bit disappointing, but it’s coming as a free update before the end of the year, so we can forgive the developer that. If you’re looking for something bright and breezy to begin your PS5 journey, then this is a near-flawless romp when it’s at its pomp.
- Planet Coaster: Console Edition PS5 Review
If you enjoy business management simulations, then we recommend purchasing a ticket for Planet Coaster: Console Edition. While the coaster creation controls can be unwieldy, Frontier’s done a generally decent job of mapping a very complicated title to the DualSense controller. The title allows for a ton of creativity, but time-strapped entrepreneurs can also have fun with the many pre-made assets available. It’s the kind of game where, once you begin building a park, you’re basically pledging the next 30 hours of your life to doing it properly – but once you start seeing those profits rolling, you may find it difficult to quit.
- PS5 Guide: Ultimate PlayStation 5 Resource
Reckon you know everything there is to know about about PS5? You probably don't. This guide walks you through every aspect of the next-gen console, from how much storage space is available at launch to what the system's Tempest Engine does.
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Help
A complete guide to Assassin's Creed Valhalla's finer details, including all armor sets and where to find them and the best skills in the game.
- Demon's Souls Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies
A gigantic resource for Demon's Souls newcomers and veterans alike, which includes boss strategies and help with picking a class to get your adventure in Boletaria underway.
- Astro's Playroom Guide: Tips, Tricks, and All Collectibles
A full Trophy walkthrough for PS5's free pack-in, revealing the location of all collectibles and how to get the Platinum Trophy.
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Guide: All Trophies, Collectibles, Tips, and Tricks
A breakdown of all the Trophies and collectibles in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, as well as a guide to all of the game's suits and how to unlock them.
- Bugsnax Guide: Tips, Tricks, and How to Catch Every Bugsnak
Free with PS Plus, we show you how to catch every Bugsnak in the bizarre Bugsnax, as well as how to unlock the Platinum Trophy.
Thanks for reading all of our PS5 content this year, and we hope you find some of this content helpful, whether it's deciding what to buy or getting the most out of your games.