The Best PlayStation 5 Single-Player Games

The PlayStation 5 library is full of games for all of us. If you want to jump into shooting with your friends, there is a game for you. If you want to explore a huge world with a friend from your couch, you can do it. But if you just want to sit down and play out a charming story yourself, look no further.



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You will find many of the best single player games on PS5. There are some open-world adventures, some horror, and even some puzzle-based platformers. The options are available regardless of the type of single player journey you wish to embark on.

10 Wanderer

The cat in Stray walks down a side street lined with neon signs.

Stray is a single player title where you control a cat in a futuristic city. The inhabitants are droids, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other dangerous creatures lurking in the area. You will have to solve puzzles and find the right paths to discover an ancient secret.

Despite Stray’s serious tone, remember that you are primarily a cat. You can interact with the environment just like a cat. There are balls of yarn to play with, places to sleep and tight spaces to crawl. This is the perfect game for cat lovers to play casually.

9 Returnable

Selene stands in front of a wall of broken helmets in Returnal.

If you like survival games with a bit of horror, Returnal is a great choice for single player. The story goes that Selene, an actor, crash-landed on an alien planet. A Groundhog Day scenario then unfolds where he has to start over every time he dies.

Each time you go through a Returnal, the planet and available equipment changes. You have to adapt to these changes quickly, otherwise you will be back at the beginning. However you choose to play, make sure you collect upgrades and ammo. The best way to destroy aliens is with bullets.

8 Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade

A group of characters in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade stand near the edge of a cliff overlooking a construction site, with Cloud on a motorbike.

It’s no secret that Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most popular games of all time. And deservedly so. FF7 was the pinnacle of the Final Fantasy series and has stood the test of time. The FF7 Remake Intergrade release simply made it better.

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This remake expands on the popular entry and is the first title in a long saga that reimagines Final Fantasy 7. Intergrade covers all the way to the escape from Midgar part of the game. It also offers a separate story where you play as Yuffie and are tasked with infiltrating a Shinra compound.

7 Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet asks someone off-screen in Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart.

Ratchet and Clank is a staple of PlayStation consoles. On PS5, you can once again play as a duo in Rift Apart. This time, they must stop the robot emperor from ruling not only their world, but multiple worlds in multiple dimensions.

It’s a multi-universe exploration title that opens up a lot of possibilities for the Ratchet and Clank series. You’ll encounter Rivet, a comrade of Lombax’s rebellion from elsewhere, and you can discover alternate versions of the locations you’ve come to know and love during Ratchet and Clank’s many adventures.

6 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Miles stands on a roof in the rain without his mask in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Marvel’s Spider-Man product puts you in the shoes of Miles Morales about a year after he gains his spider-like abilities. It’s winter, New York is covered in snow and the city is getting ready to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Of course, the city that never sleeps is always under attack by some nefarious villain.

Peter is out of the country with Mary Jane, so you are the only Spider-Man to protect NYC. Warring factions are trying to take control and it’s up to you to stop them before their war destroys Miles’ home and harms his family and friends.

5 Horizon Forbidden West

Aloy draws her bow and aims an arrow at Horizon Forbidden West.

After the events of the first game, Aloy has far more questions than answers. In Horizon Forbidden West, you take a young woman on another adventure. She will head west to the lands of Nevada and California, with many mechanical beasts along the way.

On this journey through the open world you will encounter new characters, both friendly and hostile. The landscape of Horizon Forbidden West consists of mountainous areas, lush forests and long-forgotten cities. When you finally arrive in the Forbidden West, prepare to unlock a secret that changes Aloy’s future.

4 Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

With BD-1 on his back, Cal Kestis grimaces and lights up a blue lightsaber in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor puts you back in control of Cal Kestis. There are multiple planets to explore, collectibles and side missions to complete, and multiple lightsaber positions to help you destroy the invaders and the empire.

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Cal is clearly the more experienced Jedi at this point in his life. With cameos from several Star Wars icons, you’ll be able to see Cal take on the rest of the Star Wars universe. Customize his appearance and weapons to your liking and fight against the Galactic Empire.

3 The Last Of Us Part 1

Ellie sits behind Joel on the horse in The Last Of Us Part 1.

Originally called The Last Of Us, the remastered version for PlayStation 5 received Part 1 at the end. This zombie apocalypse thriller received critical acclaim and received its own television adaptation on HBO Max. It’s an intense ride from start to finish.

If you don’t know the story, you are in control of Joel. He hired him to take a young girl named Ellie to a research center across the country, through both infected creatures and dangerous people. What begins as a reluctant mission turns into a bond between them with an ending you won’t see coming.

2 God of War Ragnarok

Kratos stands still with his ax as Thor runs towards him with his hammer in God Of War Ragnarok.

God of War Ragnorak continues the story of Kratos and his son Atreus in the Norse kingdoms. The prophecy of Ragnarok is about to come true, so you should prepare yourself. You will travel through each of the nine kingdoms, facing beasts and gods from Norse mythology along the way.

The story features Kratos fighting to protect his family and his survival as the gods seek to stop him at all costs due to the events of the first game. With upgraded combat and movement capabilities, you’ll have no trouble carrying the ax and bow of Atreus to the enemies you face.

1 An older ring

Tarnished fights a giant frozen creature outside the temple in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring is a fantastic action role-playing game developed by experts from FromSoftware, the creators of Dark Souls. You create a character known as Tarnished and travel to the Lands Between where you must find the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord. For this you will need to design your play style with the right weapons, armor and spells.

Like the FromSoftware game, the map is full of enemies. There are tons of bosses that will really test how far you’ve come with your strength and skills. If you want a single player game that will take up a lot of your time, Elden Ring is it. Just prepare for the frustration that is sure to follow.

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