Metacritic’s Ranking of the Top 10 PlayStation 5 Games with the Highest Ratings

PlayStation 5 has been a tremendous success since its launch in 2020. There are numerous PlayStation 5 games that are critically acclaimed and simply add to the PS5’s appeal. The PlayStation 5 possess something for everyone, from action-packed AAA blockbusters to innovative and niche indie titles. Metacritic is a great place to start if you are looking for new games to play on your console.

Metacritic is a two-decade-old website that aggregates reviews from critics all over the world. For each video game, the scores from each review are averaged. This makes for a fair review system, away from outside interference or paid reviews. This article covers the ten highest-rated PlayStation 5 games listed on Metacritic.

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The 10 Highest-Rated PlayStation 5 Games

10. Cocoon – 92

Cocoon is the latest game to come out on this list. This game, developed by Geometric Interactive, is a puzzle game that allows you to play as a beetle that can hop between worlds. You solve mysteries to unravel the world’s biggest mysteries. The game’s beautiful art style blends elements of both 2D and 3D, giving it a whimsical and atmospheric feel. The gameplay is solid & the puzzles are hard but rewarding. Cocoon is an underrated title that you must get your hands on.

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9. Street Fighter 6 – 92

Any gaming list would be incomplete without mentioning this classic fighting game. Street Fighter 6 blends elements of realism and stylization in its art style. The game features a variety of new gameplay features, such as the Drive Gauge system and the Drive Impact move. The new features make the game feel fresh from previous instalments in the series while keeping the classic Street Fighter gameplay we know and love.

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8. Demon’s Souls – 92

Demon’s Souls is a game specifically designed for the PlayStation 5 and is exclusive to that platform. FromSoftware, the creators of Bloodborne and the Dark Souls games developed this dark fantasy action role-playing game. The dark atmosphere of the game, coupled with its grotesque and gothic environments, gives the game a unique yet familiar feel to those who have played Dark Souls.

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The combat-focused gameplay is definitely the highlight of the game. If you were a fan of Bloodborne on the PlayStation 4, there is no reason for you to miss out on Demon’s Souls.

7. Tetris Effect: Connected – 93

This classic arcade game makes its way to the PlayStation 5. The game’s retro art style will take you back to your childhood. You can take part in a campaign mode or compete against your friends in a multiplayer mode. The game adds a Zone mechanic and the Journey mode to the classic Tetris gameplay players are familiar with.

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6. Resident Evil 4 – 93

The fourth instalment in this classic survival horror series has been remade for the PlayStation 5. The remake gives the game modern graphics while still retaining the gameplay and feel of the 2005 horror game. Once again, you step into the shoes of a rookie police officer named Leon Kennedy and are tasked with rescuing the president’s daughter from a cult. The game is a must-play for anybody who is into survival horror games.

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5. Hades – 93

Hades is a give-year-old game that was recently released for the PlayStation 5. The game has garnered 10/10 reviews on Steam. This dungeon-crawler video game will leave you in awe with its art style as it combines Greek Mythology with modern influences. You play the Zagreus, the son of Hades, as you attempt to escape the underworld to get to Mount Olympus. The most underrated part of the game is its soundtrack, which features a mix of metal, rock and electronic music.

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4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 94

The Witcher series has become a mainstream franchise, not just in video games but also with its critically acclaimed Netflix TV Series featuring Henry Cavill. The game is visually stunning, with a vast and detailed world to explore. The game features an excellent soundtrack, mixing folk music with orchestral pieces. The Witcher 3 won Game of the Year in 2015 and is considered one of the best video games ever to have been made.

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3. God of War: Ragnarok – 94

God of War(2018) for the PS4 was looked at as a perfect game. The game did everything right and did not miss in any aspect. Somehow, Santa Monica Studios have outdone themselves with God of War’s sequel, God of War: Ragnarok. This third-person action game set in Norse Mythology delivers an impeccable story mixed with solid gameplay and stunning graphics. If you own a PlayStation 5, this is a game that you must have in your collection.

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2. Baldur’s Gate 3 – 96

Baldur’s Gate 3 is looking to be the game of the year in 2023. The game has received widespread praise from critics and gamers alike. This role-playing game features a variety of gameplay mechanics mixed with the freedom to explore the vast world. The Forgotten Realms campaign setting of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop game heavily influences the game’s art style. Baldur’s Gate 3 is a game every game should play in 2023.

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1. Elden Ring – 96

This spiritual successor to Dark Souls provides a fitting conclusion to this list. The second game on this list, by FromSoftware, is an open-world action role-playing game. Elden Ring gives a fresh change from the dark and grotesque environments generally featured in FromSoftware’s games. The game does so while retaining its stellar combat and gameplay experience. There is a reason this game was awarded the Game of the Year award in 2022, and it deserves every bit of its success.

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