Gaming in the modern age has the unique benefit of having something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a deep story-driven experience or a gameplay-focused one, there’s a wide range of new titles to choose from every year, and you’ll never have to wait for a choice in either.
For a gamer on a budget, the constant stream of new releases can be a little intimidating, and it can be difficult to sort through and figure out which games offer the most bang for your buck. To help those of you who are looking for a title that’s really worth the price, this overview contains some of the most infinitely replayable titles available for the Playstation 5, all of which will surely justify your purchase for years to come.
10 Guilty Gear -Strive-
Guilty Gear -Strive- is without a doubt one of the best fighting games for the PS5 and a title that will undoubtedly be hard to put down. It takes a lot of practice and gameplay knowledge to defeat your opponents, and each playable character has a unique playstyle worth exploring to see which one suits you best.
There’s a wealth of side content to explore at your leisure once you’ve completed the game’s relatively lengthy story mode, including an arcade mode, and numerous different online modes to try once you gain a little confidence won in your ability. However, being a fighting game, it has a relatively tricky nature that may not be to everyone’s liking and requires a lot of patience to really progress.
Returnal will break you the first time you play it, no doubt about that. It’s insanely difficult and tells you very little when you start. Couple that with the fact that the game resets when you die and you have a truly punishing experience at your fingertips.
The thing is, though, it’s also an incredibly rewarding experience to advance, with each new step forward feeling like a real win. Each run through this stark, visually arresting world will be different than the last, as the game features some unique roguelike elements and is randomized with each new save. If you’re ready to face the horrors of his world, Returnal has the potential to provide hundreds of hours of great fun.
8th Tony Hawk’s Pro Skaters 1 + 2
Rebuilding two classic titles from the ground up with love and care, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is easily one of the best remakes of all time. The basis of these two original games has held up fantastically over the years and remains one of the most addictive gameplay formulas to ever grace our screens.
You’ll want to bounce back into each of the remake’s 19 levels multiple times, with multiple objectives to complete in each one, and even if you’ve completed all of these, trying to get as high as a combo still sucks as possible. Combine that with the game’s robust multiplayer functionality, and you have a package that’s sure to be on your console for a long time to come.
7 Nioh 2
The sheer amount of character build variety available in Nioh 2 is astounding, as you start out with 9 very different weapons to choose from, each with 3 different stances to choose from. There are also 3 Yokai forms, a type of demon ability that itself changes your gameplay a lot in one run depending on which one you choose.
With so many options to choose from, each playthrough of Nioh 2 is going to feel significantly different than the last, and you’re bound to spend a lot of time playing around with other styles and combinations, trying to find the perfect build for you. However, the game can be quite challenging and it may take some time to get used to its extreme circumstances.
Arguably the greatest roguelike role-playing game ever released, Hades brings a breath of fresh air to the genre, with many unique systems and elements that you can only experience by playing this title. Due to the nature of the genre, you can easily accumulate 100 hours without ever seeing the end, with each new run providing new mechanics and abilities for you.
The game can be mind-bogglingly difficult at times, but it can also be just as rewarding when the stars are right and you get the perfect run. If you’re willing to tackle the game’s rather steep learning curve, you’ll find a title that has a surprise around every corner that you certainly wouldn’t be able to see all of in one playthrough.
5 Nobody’s heaven
An infinite number of planets spanning an infinite number of solar systems – an entire universe to explore, right at your fingertips. That’s the pitch No Man’s Sky is selling, and it’s a pitch that after years of updates and expansions can finally live up to.
Although the main objective of the game is for you to travel towards the center of the known universe, there is a massive amount of side content to engage with and you’re never forced to follow the storyline outside of the first few hours of the tutorial . Instead, the universe becomes your oyster – you can be a galactic trader, a thieving pirate, or even a lonely adventurer looking to see the unknown. With a universe full of opportunities, this is sure to be one you’ll be playing for years to come.
4 dive bar 2
Indie titles have done an excellent job of keeping 2D platforms alive, with many of the best games in this genre recently being released by an indie studio. One of the absolute best examples of 2D platforming done right in modern times is Spelunky 2, which employs some unique mechanics to stay fresh in a crowded market.
The most notable of these mechanics is the customization of roguelike elements, with the levels between runs being completely random. No two players will have exactly the same experience playing through Spelunky 2, and you won’t even have the same experience on your second playthrough. For those of you looking for an excellent PS5 platformer that will keep you entertained with hours of challenging gameplay, look no further.
3 hit man 3
IO Interactive made the ingenious decision when it released Hitman 3 to bundle the levels from the first two games with the new ones, giving you a total of 21 massive areas to explore. Each mission has its own separate replay value, with each one having multiple different paths to completion.
This is an entire trilogy of the best Hitman content ever released; all packed in one wonderful package. Whether you’re a fan of the series in general or you’re just looking for a game that can consume countless hours, this is undoubtedly one of the best options available.
2 Fourteen days
Fortnite will have an especially easy time justifying its price point since its price point is at zero dollars. Considering it’s possibly one of the best competitive multiplayer titles of all time, this price point is incredibly impressive!
Now that the game has been out for a number of years, the overall skill level of the player base has increased and it takes a decent amount of practice to start winning games, especially when playing solo. This isn’t a complaint though, as it’s always loads of fun to play, with refreshing shooter mechanics and a constant update schedule that keeps the game fresh even years later.
Notch had no idea how big Minecraft would eventually become when he started developing this small indie title in 2009. This indie darling went on to become one of the best-selling video games of all time and certainly brought something special to the table and still serves years later.
With a range of possibilities limited only by your own imagination, Minecraft can be so many different things at once. A hack and slash adventure, a building sandbox, a toolbox for crafters. The game is whatever you want, and it’s easily the most replayable game of all time, let alone on the Playstation 5.
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