The Best Card Games for Playstation 5

Update : C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield added at rank #31.
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Balatro (2024)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox Series X

Balatro is a thrilling blend of poker and roguelike deck-building that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Master the art of poker hands and harness the power of unique Joker cards to outsmart your opponents. Explore a dazzling world filled with challenges, upgrades, and the addicting rush of unlocking new strategies with every play. Are you ready to take on the ultimate card battle?


What we like:
  • Unique blend of poker and roguelike mechanics
  • Deep customization with Jokers and booster packs
  • Engaging boss mechanics that add to the game's challenge
  • High replay value with endless run and challenge modes
  • Accessible to newcomers while offering depth for veterans
What could be improved:
  • Reliance on luck can lead to frustrating runs
  • High difficulty curve may deter some players

  • card
  • rogue-like
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • deck
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • battler

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Android IOS iPhone

Get ready for Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, the ultimate digital card game with over 10,000 unique cards! Experience fast-paced duels, build powerful decks, and challenge players worldwide. Immerse yourself in captivating stories and enjoy the stunning HD graphics and dynamic soundtrack. New or seasoned, this game has something for everyone!


What we like:
  • Player-friendly ecosystem
  • Every card attainable through Craft System
  • Impressive visuals and sound effects
  • Fun Solo Mode
  • Ample customization options
What could be improved:
  • Lags behind TCG/OCG
  • Only best-of-one matches
  • Can feel repetitive with top decks

  • card
  • competitive

3

Inscryption (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Inscryption is a digital card game full of charm, humor, and mystery. You move a token on a board one step at a time, encountering different sets of cards, items and buffing your existing ones. Engage in simple turn-based battles against AI foes and take on boss battles for an extra challenge. Uncover hidden secrets in the form of items, cards and lore as you progress through each act.


What we like:
  • Simple gameplay dynamics
  • Addictive
  • Strategize for victory
  • Interesting story
  • Rough-like elements to help you progress
What could be improved:
  • Luck dependent
  • Potential for missed secrets in playthroughs

  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • rogue-like

4

Neon White (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Neon White is an exciting game that combines elements of first person shooter, platformer, and visual novel. You play as White as you explore Heaven and take on demons in an arena-style battle for a chance to stay in Heaven for a year. Along the way, you'll discover secrets from your past and develop relationships with other characters.


What we like:
  • Fast-paced action
  • Satisfying weapons with unique abilities
  • Great writing and voice acting
  • Fun characters to get to know
  • Humorous nods to contemporary memes
What could be improved:
  • Predictable plot line at times
  • Some levels can be difficult to figure out the first time through without hints
  • Boss fights are too long without checkpoints

  • card
  • demons
  • first-person
  • shooter
  • platform
  • anime
  • visual-novel
  • parkour
  • fps
  • assassin

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Marvel's Midnight Suns (2022)

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Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X

Marvel's Midnight Suns is a turn-based tactics game featuring superheroes and card-based combat. You must stop Lilith, the Mother of Demons, by creating a custom character and meeting familiar and new heroes. With dynamic battles, customizable characters, explorable hubs with secrets, and comedic banter between characters, it has something for everyone.


What we like:
  • Dynamic card combat system
  • Robust customization options
  • Fully explorable hub with secrets
  • Humorous jokes between characters
  • Unique abilities for each hero
What could be improved:
  • Bloated with currencies and resources
  • Poor visuals for idle animations
  • Visual bug for concealed units
  • Occasional freezing/crashing when saving manually

  • card
  • tactical
  • superhero
  • turn-based
  • strategy
  • battle
  • rpg
  • combat

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I Was a Teenage Exocolonist (2022)

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Linux Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Mac OS PC Windows

Spend your teenage years on an alien planet in this narrative RPG with card-based battles. Explore, grow up, and fall in love. The choices you make and skills you master over ten years will determine the course of your life and the survival of your colony.


  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • choices
  • sportball
  • narrative

7

Gordian Quest (2022)

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early access PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch j Playstation 5

Gordian Quest is a deckbuilder RPG that draws inspiration from old-school RPGs and Dungeons & Dragons. The game features addictive gameplay and endless replayability with multiple play modes. With an aesthetically pleasing art style, and unique heroes to choose from, this game is a must-play for deck-builder and RPG lovers.


What we like:
  • Engaging mix of roguelite, deckbuilder, and classic Dungeons & Dragons
  • Ten unique and customizable heroes with four starting decks each
  • Addictive gameplay and endless replayability with multiple play modes
  • Aesthetically pleasing hand-drawn art style
  • Boldly blazes its own trail
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty curve can spike unexpectedly and may require grinding
  • Repetitive gameplay loopLack of variety in some battles
  • Universe with limited appeal and lack of major gameplay innovations
  • Experimentation can be a problem during single-player campaign

  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • battler
  • dragon
  • dungeon
  • rogue-like
  • combat

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The Knight Witch (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 4 Playstation 5

The Knight Witch is a Metroid Vania shoot 'em up with spell casting and rogue lite elements. You take control of Rayne, a former Knight Witch trainee on a mission to save her town from an evil emperor's revived golem army. Experience the thrill of battle as you level up and choose between "Knight" and "Witch" skill sets to customize your playstyle.


What we like:
  • Non-linear and utility gated map exploration
  • 360 degree aiming system
  • Accessible shooting mechanics
  • Card system for spell casting
  • Rogue lite elements like hidden bosses and ambushes
  • Armor purchasing with durability and perks
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty of bosses/ambushes not always consistent or explained in game

  • card
  • twin-stick
  • bullet-hell
  • deckbuilder
  • metroidvania
  • shooter
  • battler
  • shoot-em-up
  • exploration
  • boss
  • hand-drawn
  • choices
  • boss-fight
  • fight
  • action-adventure

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Iris and the Giant (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X Android IOS iPhone

Iris and The Giant is a fusion of the CCG, RPG and roguelike genres. You play as Iris, who must brave her fears in her imaginary world. Dive into a melancholic and gripping adventure, filled with cute monsters and buried memories. Ready to face your inner demons?


  • rogue-like
  • card
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • battler
  • demons
  • strategy
  • dungeon-crawler
  • mouse
  • replay-value

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Roguebook (2021)

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PC Windows Linux Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Mac OS

Enter the magical world of Roguebook, where each page holds a new challenge and adventure for you to conquer. Build your deck, choose two heroes with unique skills, and battle over 40 bosses and enemies. With procedurally generated maps and over 200 cards and relics, you'll never get bored exploring. Can you defeat the Roguebook?


What we like:
  • Engaging gameplay with character progression
  • Excellent deck-building RPG rogue-lite
  • Top-notch graphics and art with fantastic mechanics and balance
  • Highly addictive and infinitely interesting with casual gameplay
  • Offers endless possibilities for strategy and replayability
What could be improved:
  • Fixation on deck size restricts building strategies
  • Deck bloat with no way to remove cards

  • card
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • rogue-like
  • deckbuilder
  • deck
  • strategy
  • turn-based

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