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Best Free Games on PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 is the follow up to the PlayStation 4, released in 2019. It moves the system to a super fast solid state drive as well as improved visuals and sound. There's a focus on the photo-realistic ray-tracing feature in many games. You can play all PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games on the new system.

You can use the DualShock 4 controllers from the PlayStation 4 to play those games on PlayStation 5, but you need to use the new DualSense controller to play PlayStation 5 games. This adds a feature that offers resistance on the trigger buttons to emulate in-game actions like guns jamming.

  • PlayStation 5 - includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray for digital or boxed game purchases
  • PlayStation 5 Digital - without a disc drive for digital-only purchases

DetailsPlatform Details

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Physically Active, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Race, Role-Play, Shooting, Simulation, Sports and Strategy
Era: 2013 - 2022
Total Games: 56
Total Likes: 516
 

 

Astro's Playroom

Release Date: 19/11/2020

Platforms: PS5

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Astro's Playroom is a running and jumping game that launched with the PlayStation 5. It not only showcases the PS5's new DualSense controller but offers a loveable adventure with novel interactions and considerable substance.

Fortnite

Release Date: 25/07/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Fortnite (sometimes misspelled Fortnight) rose to popularity via its Battle Royale mode where 100 players fight against each other in online battles to the death. While they play, using shooting, evasion and building skills to survive, a storm is...

War Thunder

Release Date: 21/12/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

War Thunder is a shooting game where you drive a range of vehicles in warfare combat. Similar to Wargaming's World of Warplanes it creates realistic battles on air, land, and sea. The attraction of the combat is that each vehicle or craft’s...

Splatty's Adventure (Dreams)

Release Date: 25/04/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Splatty’s Adventure is a running, jumping and fighting game where you play a small (4-year-old) hero who must escape an oversized bedroom and get on your way to save the world from destruction. Like stepping into a Toy Story film, but here you wield a...

Enlisted

Release Date: 10/11/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Enlisted is an online shooting game set in historically accurate World War II battle. You play a squad of soldiers and can switch between them as you take on other players doing the same in large online battles. It's unusual not only for its historical...

Ensamey (Dreams)

Release Date: 28/10/2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Ensamey is a narrative game where you run and jump to explore a story told by a 4 year-old and their father. As the child tells the story, what they say and draw appears in the game for you to interact and play with.

Knockout City

Release Date: 21/05/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Knockout City is a futuristic sports game where rival crews take on dodgeball style battles. It combines arena battles with projectile combat. With the focus on the ball as much as the other players, this brings more strategy and a great emphasis on...

MultiVersus

Release Date: 26/07/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

MultiVersus is a fighting game like Smash Brothers where you team up with or against other players. The novelty is this teamwork and the deep catalogue of characters you can fight with. Batman, Shaggy from Scooby Do, Superman, Bugs Bunny and so on.

Tren (Dreams)

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Tren is a puzzle platform game where you explore a hand-crafted world as a wooden train, sailing boats and helicopters. You control points, shunt trucks around, operate cranes and generally move cargo from one location to the next. Like an escape room...

Dreams Party! (Dreams)

Release Date: 17/03/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Pieces: Dice

Dreams Party is a turn based family board game for up to 4 players. There are two boards to choose from, Welcome Garden and Halloween. Like Mario Party, it creates the fun of a real board game but combines it with mini-games when players land on the...

Kuro: A Shadow's Dream (Dreams)

Release Date: 20/02/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Kuro: A Shadow's Dream is a running and jumping puzzle game. You play as a boy ninja called Kuro who is chasing a mysterious caped figure through a colourful painted landscape. It's unusual because although you collect special abilities (higher jumps or...

LOCK (Dreams)

Release Date: 17/10/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

LOCK is a puzzle game about escaping rooms. LOCK stands for Logic Operated Combination Keep, referring to a digital password protected door lock. You must discover secret four letter word clues by exploring each space, in order to unlock panels, collect...

Temple of Sun and Moon (Dreams)

Release Date: 31/08/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Temple of Sun and Moon is a running and jumping game with a puzzle element. This is set in an ancient temple dedicated to the gods of the sun and the moon. Collect 25 coins to complete the game, however some coins are easier to get to than others, and...

Colour With Crayons (Dreams)

Release Date: 27/07/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Colour with Crayons is a running and jumping game. You are a crayon in a world made from art supplies. Find the required number of transparent boxes and colour them in to progress. It's an unusual premise extended by the optional hunt for cones to...

The Snowgardens (Dreams)

Release Date: 14/07/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

The Snowgardens is a running, jumping and exploration game where you are a child stranded on a beautiful archipelago. Once the home to an ancient time-altering civilisation but now abandoned, leaving strange technology for you to operate to progress.

Dog's Run (Dreams)

Release Date: 30/01/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Dog's Run and the sequel Dog's Run Generations are simple running, jump and digging games where you play a dog searching for their lost bones. It's novel because of the focus on simple exploration, jumping and collecting gems. This do get a little more...

Red and the Phantom Castle (Dreams)

Release Date: 15/01/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Red and the Phantom Castle is a fantasy adventure game. This is the first part in a series of games featuring the character Red. It combines running and jumping, combat and collecting to make an exciting adventure set in a world that has lost all its...

Claustrofactory (Dreams)

Release Date: 30/11/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Claustrofactory is a time management factory simulation. You build factories on a grid to connect their processes and make products using conveyors and assemblers and pickers. It's an unusual efficiency challenge where the best system will score the...

Ruckus (Dreams)

Release Date: 20/06/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Ruckus Just Another Natural Disaster (to use its full name) is a fighting game where you are destroying the city rather than other players. You play a Godzilla-style monster and must cause as much havoc before the missiles land and end your reign of...

The War to End All Wars (Dreams)

Release Date: 14/02/2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

The War to End All Wars is a point-and-click game set in a World War One battlefield visitor centre. However, as you interact with the exhibits you get taken back in time to live the experience through the eyes of a soldier. Unusually, it uses...

Ball World Adventures (Dreams)

Release Date: 26/04/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Ball World Adventures is a rolling and balancing game where you move a marble through an obstacle course, like the classic Monkey Ball game. It's unusual not only for its dexterity challenge but the tactile feeling it creates as you roll along different...

Dreamscape (Dreams)

Release Date: 21/03/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Dreamscape is a running and jumping adventure with a dimension shifting twist. You play Rygan, a wingless teenage drake (a type of dragon). Rygan spends most of his day chasing sheep around until he discovers Gryphon, a wise spirit that teaches him...

Trip's Voyage (Dreams)

Release Date: 07/01/2022

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Trip's Voyage is a running, jumping and collecting game. You play as a cat in a sailor uniform, collecting bells and anchors over a series of colourful platform-filled worlds. Inspired by open world 3D games like Super Mario Odyssey and Banjo Kazooie...

A Little Perspective (Dreams)

Release Date: 06/04/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

A Little Perspective is a puzzle game where you rotate the world to see things from a different angle and find new paths to the goal. Like an Escher picture (and like the PlayStation 3 game, Echochrome) the perspective affects which platforms you can...

A Puzzle in Time (Dreams)

Release Date: 12/02/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

A Puzzle in Time is a puzzle game set in a laboratory. Your task is to escape the room and prove time travel is possible by solving puzzles set over four different years. Inspired by games like Portal and The Witness this short but challenging game has...

Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale (Dreams)

Release Date: 30/11/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Ancient Dangers: A Bat's Tale is an action puzzle adventure. You play Scoria, a female orc, searching for a herb that will stop her Granny from snoring. However, the plant can only be found in a castle guarded by dragons. With your sword and shield and...

Art's Dream (Dreams)

Release Date: 11/02/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Art's Dream is an adventure game featuring different game styles, including running and jumping, combat and puzzle solving. It's particularly unusual as it has music threading through it like a musical. You play as Art, a depressed double bass player,...

Pig Detective 3: Death on Detox Island (Dreams)

Release Date: 26/03/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pig Detective 3 - Death on Detox Island is a point and click adventure. You play as Pig Detective who has been invited to Relax Island for a holiday, but soon his investigation skills are needed. The world is populated by talking animals in a 1930's...

Qubo's Quest: Into the Wild (Dreams)

Release Date: 31/01/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Qubo's Quest: Into the Wild is a running and jumping game with some combat. You play as a tiny robot in an environment where pencils are weapons and pin tacks are deadly. There are two worlds to explore, an office and a garden. You must avoid the deadly...

Rally 2020 (Dreams)

Release Date: 22/02/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Rally 2020 is a single-player rally racing game. Drive through a cross-country course in Germany from the viewpoint of the driver with your co-driver giving you navigation. It's novel because of the simple intensity of this task. Don't fall in the water...

Tectonic (Dreams)

Release Date: 12/07/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Tectonic is a timed single-car racing game. It starts out as an ordinary race through an American city, but soon develops into an exciting experience as you drive through the city while it is being wrecked by an earthquake. Buildings fall all around you...

Cyber Trigger (Dreams)

Release Date: 14/12/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Cyber Trigger is a retro running, jumping and shooting game. You play a space adventurer answering a distress call from a planet overrun with alien robots. It's a love letter to classic pixelated platform games with a mix of cave adventure, combat, and...

Dirt n' Stone Off-Road (Dreams)

Release Date: 28/07/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Dirt n' Stone Off-Road is an off road driving game for four players, controlled with a single button. You play from side-on and press to accelerate or release to brake. The challenge is to apply the right amount of momentum to get your car over the...

Ethan Goes to Work (Dreams)

Release Date: 26/02/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Ethan Goes to Work is an action adventure game where Ethan McCormick just wants to get to work and not even invading aliens on his home planet of Waffle can stop him. It's a quirky tale featuring hand-to-hand brawling with a briefcase, a gun that turns...

Great Job Human (Dreams)

Release Date: 03/09/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Great Job Human is a running, jumping and puzzle game. You play as a robot with his companion searching for twelve ancient relics in a world made of microchips. It's an unusual mix of platforming and world manipulation. You must try not fall off the...

Happy Jack (Dreams)

Release Date: 13/10/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Happy Jack is a puzzle adventure with running, jumping and fighting. You play as a pumpkin called Jack who lives in Halloweeenville. The Halloween Spirit is corrupting everyone in town and all the candy has mysteriously disappeared. Jack must save the...

Hawks Quest (Dreams)

Release Date: 01/02/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

In Hawk's Quest Trials of the Adventurers Guild you explore a toy-like world as a small girl and after the comprehensive tutorial, discover a large world full of enemies and puzzles to solve. It looks like the remastered Legend of Zelda Links Awakening,...

Homescreen (Dreams)

Release Date: 23/03/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Homescreen is a puzzle game. You play as a duck trapped in a house. Escape the house by solving puzzles and unlocking rooms. Escape rooms are rarely played from this top down angle and it makes for the unique experience, as if you were a giant peering...

Ommy Kart (Dreams)

Release Date: 16/07/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Ommy Kart is a single player racing game. Race around Starfish Island as either Ommy, Frederick Fox, Artio, or Stanley the Bear. Try to beat the computer-controlled drivers to the finish line. You can collect offensive and defensive items along the way,...

Press X to Puzzle (Dreams)

Release Date: 26/07/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Press X to Puzzle is a one button puzzle game. You press or hold a single button in order to progress to the next screen. Sounds simple, but it's actually more cryptic as you have to decipher the instruction. For some screens the solution is obvious,...

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