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15 Best PS5 Games (2023): ‘Diablo IV’, ‘Star Wars’, And More

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A Revamped ClassicResident Evil 4 Remake

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The Empire Strikes Back (Again)Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Read moreOne of the nice things about living in a world where console exclusives are less common than ever before is that just about every new game comes out for just about every platform. The only down side is you never get a reprieve! Every year there’s a torrential downpour of great games, and now that we’re deep into the PS5’s lifecycle, you don’t have to go searching to find great games that take advantage of the PS5’s next-gen hardware. These are some of our favorites!

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Updated July 2023: We’ve added Diablo IV, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Resident Evil 4, and Dead Space.

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A Revamped ClassicResident Evil 4 Remake

One of the most acclaimed games of all time has finally gotten the full-on Capcom remake treatment, and now it’s even better than the original. Not only does the Resident Evil 4 remake feature improved graphics, but the gameplay and even the story have seen some very welcome changes and additions—Leon is less sexist toward Ashley, for instance, and you can move while you aim.

If you enjoyed the original, this new version will definitely impress, it’s as much a love letter to the original game as it is a modern re-imagining.

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The Empire Strikes Back (Again)Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

In Star Wars Jedi: Survivor you find yourself rejoining Cal Kestis five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Just like our boy, Survivor has done some growing up. It’s a much bigger game than its predecessor, packed with side quests, environments to explore, and a whole host of new skills and lightsaber stances.

One of the coolest parts is that Cal keeps all the major skills you have at the end of Fallen Order. That progression really makes it feel like you’re growing as a Jedi, moving from your apprentice years into your time as a powerful and capable Jedi Knight. It’s probably the best Star Wars game we’ve ever played.

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Let’s Go to HellDiablo IV

Diablo IV is a lot of fun on the PS5. I grew up with this game series, and I’ve always thought of it as a PC game first and foremost, but sitting on a couch in front of a big flat screen, you really get to drink in all the lavish detail Blizzard has poured into the world of Sanctuary.

It’s familiar and new at the same time, and it seems like every environment, from the tiniest dungeon to the most breathtaking vista, is just packed full of intricate detail. The PS5 really does the game justice, and it includes couch co-op, which is always a huge plus.

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Let’s Go to Space HellDead Space

Dead Space was a groundbreaking game when it first came out. The combat system was built around non-standard weapons, and it was a third-person action game set in a dark sci-fi horror setting. The remake is all that and more.

The 2023 version of Dead Space rebuilds the game from the inside out, and achieves things that the original just couldn’t do due to hardware constraints. For instance, zero gravity sequences have you floating through microgravity instead of sailing from one surface to another.

The ill-fated space hulk, the Ishimura, is more detailed than ever before, and includes all-new areas to explore. Plus, our hero Isaac Clarke has a voice! He is a fully voiced character in this story instead of the silent protagonist he was in the original.