The platform genre is one of the most popular. Platform games have been around since the dawn of gaming itself, and the PlayStation console series is home to some of the best. These are games that have jumping and fighting through their levels to reach the goal that awaits.
On the PlayStation 5, you’ll find a good selection of platform games to delve into. Some of them are out-of-this-world new experiences, while others are entries into familiar series from PlayStation’s past. Each allows you to establish your own platform with different stories and visuals for everyone to enjoy.
6 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Lego games are one of the most fun platform games out there. Add Star Wars to the mix and you’ve got yourself a wonderful PS5 platformer title. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga lets you jump, climb, complete puzzles and fight your way through all nine major episodes of the series.
However, you don’t have to play as the main character in these episodes. There are over 400 characters to choose from and you can switch between them whenever you want after initially completing the level. The game takes Star Wars and adds a little more silliness to it, but still gives you the cinematic experience of the movies. It’s just in Lego form.
5 Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Crash Bandicoot is one of the key PlayStation mascots. Over the decades, he made his way through various adventures. In its fourth outing, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time joins the multiverse theory explored by so many games and movies.
Crash and Coco team up in the game It’s High Time and must stop Cortex and Tropy by combining four quantum masks. Everything that made Crash popular is found. You’ll be jumping, flipping, spinning and blasting your way through the universes. And of course, Crash wears his jorts throughout the game.
4 It takes two
It Takes Two is a platform game created exclusively for cooperative play. Two actors will take on the roles of Cody and May, a struggling couple who have been turned into dolls by a magic spell. You will have to work together to save their lives along with their relationship.
To progress through It Takes Two, you and your partner will have to put your heads together to solve puzzles, discover how to achieve objectives, and fight off angry mammals and wild squirrels. In each level, you’ll find new character abilities to help you overcome the game’s challenges and character differences in one of the most unique experiences on PS5.
3 Sun ash
In Solar Ash, you play as a Voidrunner named Rei. The game is set in a surreal dreamscape where you will constantly come across abandoned cities and settlements with a lot of history to discover. And all this happens while you are on a mission to save your planet from the destruction of the Ultravoid, whose eternal hunger is ready to devour everything in its path.
There are giant beasts that will chase you as you skate away, grind rails and rush towards the end of each level. Solar Ash offers a fast-paced adventure with highly stylized graphics that will keep you coming back for more. There are many mysteries to uncover about the state of Rei’s planet and what she must do to ensure her survival.
2 Sackboy: The Great Adventure
Sackboy has become an iconic part of PlayStation history over the years. The tiny hero featured in Little Big Planet is no stranger to taking on countless challenges on his own. In Sackboy: A Big Adventure, the main character’s friends are kidnapped by an evil creature known as the Vex. It’s up to you to save them.
Vex forces Sackboy’s companions to build a machine that will turn the Craftworld into a land of vile and vile nightmares. You’ll have to stop him before it’s too late by using Sackboy’s abilities to platform, solve puzzles, defeat enemies and overcome surprises throughout the levels. Take on this challenge alone or bring some friends to thwart Vex’s plans in up to four player co-op.
1 Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is the ultimate platformer on PlayStation 5. The duo returns for a multi-faceted adventure that showcases popular locations in a different light. There are returning characters, new partners joining the fray, and the same mechanized combat that made the series popular.
In Rift Apart, a villain threatens to take control of the multiverse. As Ratchet and Clank, you’ll need to discover new weapons, use ability upgrades, and figure out how to travel through dimensions to save the day. The same goes for their opponents, Rivet and Kit, who are occasionally playable throughout the game.
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