The Best Open-world Games for Playstation 5

Update : Final Fantasy VII Rebirth added at rank #14.
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Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)

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stadia Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Cyberpunk 2077 is an immersive and soulful game, full of intrigue and violence unlike any other. It offers a world of depth and breadth, with freedom of choice in story and combat. With its neon-lit streets, stunning visuals, complex characters, diverse quests, upgrade tree for abilities and rich dialogue choices - this game has it all!

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What we like:
  • Absolutely gorgeous visuals
  • Freedom of choice in story and combat
  • Immersive game world to date with complex characters
  • Diverse quest types including main jobs side jobs gigs police scanner hustles etc
  • Upgrade tree for abilities
What could be improved:
  • Shorter than expected campaign length

  • open-world
  • rpg
  • stealth
  • first-person
  • cyberpunk
  • shooter
  • driving
  • narrative
  • tabletop
  • fps
  • crafting
  • combat
  • futuristic
  • dystopian
  • heist

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Hogwarts Legacy (2023)

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

Hogwarts Legacy is a magical fantasy game that puts you in the shoes of a wizarding student at Hogwarts, the world-famous school for witchcraft and wizardry. Explore countless nooks and crannies to uncover secrets, hone your magical skills in classes like Charms and Herbology, meet other students and go on quests to flesh out the world, and discover every secret that Hogwarts has hidden away.


What we like:
  • Captures the magic of Harry Potter lore
  • Engaging story blended with nods to original series plus unique flourishes
  • Plenty of hours of gameplay
  • Explore Hogwarts castle and grounds with many secrets to uncover
  • Interact with other students through quests
What could be improved:
  • Minor loading times when opening doors
  • Occasional weird lighting changes when going from dark area to bright area

  • open-world
  • book
  • rpg
  • combat
  • fantasy
  • puzzle
  • exploration

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Horizon Forbidden West (2022)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5

Horizon Forbidden West is an action-adventure game that follows Aloy as she hunts for a backup of Gaia in order to avert another disaster. Along the way, she must battle against villains and explore new areas of the planet. Players will be able to take part in engaging story telling with great in-game cinematics, immersive haptic feedback, and thrilling combat.


What we like:
  • Engaging story telling with great cinematics
  • Satisfying combat mechanics and fluid climbing mechanics
  • Variety of enemies with different weaknesses
  • Robotic dinosaurs!
What could be improved:
  • Range attacks are superior than melee attacks which can make combat challenging on higher difficulties

  • open-world
  • underwater
  • combat
  • stealth
  • dinosaurs
  • narrative
  • post-apocalyptic
  • fight
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • battle
  • crafting
  • skill
  • puzzle
  • robots

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Elden Ring (2022)

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PC Windows Android Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4

Elden Ring is the bold new collaboration between Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and legendary game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. It's an open-world RPG that allows you to explore a land of beauty, horror, mystery, and adventure. There are 10 starting classes with specific starting items and abilities for you to choose from as well as an array of weapons, magic, equipment, and tools at your disposal. Get ready for some epic boss battles with terrifying foes as well as plenty of hidden secrets waiting to be uncovered!


What we like:
  • Immersive open-world design
  • Varied biomes
  • 10 playable classes
  • Huge range of weapons & magic
  • Stunning visuals & lighting
  • Excellent enemy & boss designs
  • Empowering character customization options
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive optional dungeons
  • Intense difficulty in some boss fights

  • open-world
  • boss
  • dungeon
  • boss-fight
  • rpg
  • souls
  • fantasy
  • exploration
  • combat
  • fight
  • crafting
  • cooperative

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Goat Simulator 3 (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Android Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Pilgor's baaack! Gather your herd and venture forth into Goat Simulator 3; an all-new (at least on Steam), totally realistic, sandbox farmyard experience. Invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage as a team, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends anymore.


  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • physics
  • cooperative
  • parody
  • multiplayer
  • split-screen
  • comedy
  • online
  • skateboard
  • simulation
  • goat
  • local

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The Pathless (2020)

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

Embark on an epic adventure on a mystical island to dispel the curse of darkness in The Pathless. With your eagle companion, explore breathtaking landscapes and engage in unique boss battles against giant corrupted spirits. The emotionally resonant story, fast-paced gameplay, and stunning visuals and music make for an immersive experience that you won't forget.


What we like:
  • Well-written characters and story
  • Satisfying movement mechanics and puzzles
  • Stunning visuals and music
  • Unique boss fights
  • Relaxing gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Lack of tutorial and map system
  • Potential overpricing
  • Inconsistent performance
  • Tedious exploration

  • open-world
  • boss-fight
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • boss
  • stealth
  • archery
  • shooter
  • adventure
  • battle
  • action-adventure
  • rhythm
  • stylized
  • story
  • narrative

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Tchia (2023)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Playstation 5

Embark on a magical adventure with Tchia, a young girl set on a rescue mission in a vibrant tropical world. Use her unique Soul Jumping ability to possess objects and animals, play Soul Melodies on her ukulele to control the environment, and explore the vast landscape at your own pace. Tchia's heartfelt story, stunning visuals, and innovative gameplay will captivate you.


What we like:
  • Unique Soul Jumping ability adds a new dimension to gameplay
  • Immersive open-world environment with stunning visuals
  • Challenging yet accessible gameplay
  • Diverse mechanics, including exploration, combat, and puzzle-solving
  • Exceptional sound design and enchanting music
What could be improved:
  • The map can be awkward to use
  • Second half of the game can feel slowed down by a combat-heavy quest line

  • open-world
  • exploration
  • sandbox
  • sailing
  • rhythm
  • instrument
  • adventure
  • physics
  • narrative
  • underwater

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2022)

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

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is the very best Lego game to date, and one of the best Star Wars games ever made. With 45 levels and 140 side missions, you can explore more than 20 planets while engaging in lightsaber combat, third-person shooting, and melee combat. Enjoy a combination of classic slapstick humour, brilliant sight gags and great voice acting as you collect 731 puzzles, 135 level challenges, and 380 characters.


What we like:
  • Revamped formula with new camera angle
  • Lightsaber combat better than ever
  • Third-person shooting feels great
  • Huge amount of things to do
  • Hilarious writing
  • Open areas full of secrets to explore
What could be improved:
  • Melee combat could be better
  • Lack of levels dedicated to spin-off films such as Rogue One or Solo
  • The Mandalorian only represented by a playable character

  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • cover
  • puzzle
  • combo
  • combat
  • boss-fight
  • battle
  • tps
  • split-screen
  • exploration
  • sandbox
  • third-person
  • platform
  • shooter

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (2020)

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an action RPG that allows players to explore a semi-open world and take part in power-soaked battles as one of several main characters. Players can level up their character and learn new special moves, as well as boost their stats by assigning characters to communities.

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What we like:
  • Vibrant colors
  • Engaging voice acting
  • Incredible score
  • Rhythm-based combat
  • Never died once during battle
  • Plenty of tools to make winning easier
  • Lots of collectables and side missions
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive fetch quests derail momentum from story beats
  • Occasional graphical stutter
  • Some key moments and characters were omitted

  • open-world
  • fight
  • rpg
  • anime
  • battle
  • combat
  • action
  • combo

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (2023)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Unleash the force in STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor! Join Cal Kestis on an unforgettable, galaxy-spanning adventure packed with stunning visuals, satisfying gameplay, and a captivating storyline. Face thrilling boss battles and explore vast worlds. Are you ready to protect the Jedi Order?


What we like:
  • Gripping narrative
  • Visually stunning
  • Satisfying gameplay
  • Improved character development
  • Exciting boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Technical performance issues
  • Lackluster exploration
  • Some animations lack polish

  • fight
  • combat
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • platform
  • open-world
  • narrative
  • battle
  • boss
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • skill
  • action
  • story
  • souls

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