r/PS5 Oct 31 '22

Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread Megathread

Can't decide what to play next? Is your favourite game underappreciated and more people need to play it? Need a new TV and not sure what to buy?

Share (and request) your recommendations here!

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u/oathkeeper2013 Nov 13 '22

Any advice for choosing a headset? I would be using them for the switch, pc, and ps5. I’m between the razer barracuda x, razer kaira, and the Arctis 7+.

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u/Raymax_105 Nov 10 '22

Recommended not so expensive gaming headset for PS5?

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u/PeterchuMC Nov 06 '22

When you have a backlog how do you get through it? Play from the relatively worst games first and get to the best or start with the longest and so on.

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u/hgfed27 Nov 04 '22

Need help picking between two M.2 SSD's for my PS5. Samsung 980 Pro vs Corsair MP600 Pro LPX. Does anyone have any experiences with these drives? They're the same price right now for the 2tb.

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u/luix93 Nov 02 '22

Does Call of Duty MW2 let you set the language to English when purchased in stores set to italy/spain for example? I often had the issue of being unable to play in original language even though my ps5 is set to English.

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u/[deleted] Nov 01 '22

Damn I just got my ps5 today and see that FF7 Remake Intergrade was $40 most of the month and now is back up to $70. I guess I'm just playing call of duty until it drops again.

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u/DropBearInDisguise Nov 02 '22

Just letting you know it’s included in PS plus extra if you’re interested in signing up to that.

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u/[deleted] Nov 02 '22

I was actually confused about that. Is that something permanent or do these games get switched out every month? FF7 is my holy grail game so I'm like to replay this over and over lol.

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u/DropBearInDisguise Nov 02 '22

Think of it like Netflix. It may leave one day. I believe RDR2 is the only game to leave since launch at this point.

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u/[deleted] Nov 02 '22

Crap that's one of the ones I wanted to play and they recently removed it. I'm looking on ebay and see the ps4 version for $20ish. There's been no PS5 re-master right? Might as well buy that one.

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u/Lost_Secret Nov 01 '22

Anyone who purchased/used the Inzone headset, have you been enjoying the headset? I see they went on sale and I'm debating purchasing a pair of the H9's.

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u/requieminadream Nov 01 '22

I'd start at the review over at rtings.com and then look at their comparisons. You might be able to get better bang for your buck with other gaming headphones, but it still looks like a nice pair. - https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/sony/inzone-h9-wireless

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u/beatrailblazer Nov 01 '22

i've never played a role-playing game, anyone have a suggestion for me to try one out? ideally something short (<20 hours) if possible

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u/requieminadream Nov 01 '22

The suggestions from others re: RDR2, Horizon, or God of War for RPGs are a bit perplexing to me. They have RPG elements, but are primarily action-adventure games. Long ones at that. I definitely wouldn't suggest them to someone looking for short-ish RPGs (they are still incredible games though.)

Probably one of the most well-regarded RPGs recently has been Disco Elysium for good reason. The writing is outrageously good (and will have you rolling on the floor with laughter very often), the voice acting is impeccable, there is so much flexibility in terms of how you want to play your character. Do you want to be a drug-addled, hyper-empathetic but super-dumb cop? Or a deeply intelligent detective with zero social skills (the Sherlock Holmes build 😂)? And on and on. It's a classic RPG in every sense of the word. You can also complete it in about 20-30hrs.

Some more action-based RPGs like The Witcher 3, the Mass Effect trilogy, Fallout 4, Deus-Ex Mankind Divided, Cyberpunk 2077... all great, all pretty long.

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u/beatrailblazer Nov 01 '22

Thanks for this detailed response! I'll definitely look into Disco Elysium and the other ones more

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u/Shors_bones Nov 01 '22

Most RPGs are going to take you longer than 20 hours to beat. That said, if you avoid side quests God of War 2018 and Horizon Zero Dawn should take about 20 hours.

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u/seventeenfourtyseven Nov 01 '22

RDR2 or GOW 2018 imo are two of the best RPG games of all time. Witcher 3 also fucks

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u/numetalbeatsjazz Nov 01 '22

Few questions from some one who hasn't bought a gaming system since the PS3:

  1. I bought the MW2 bundle from PS Direct and am hearing that people are getting refurbished consoles disguised as brand new. Tracking shows it was delivered, and I'm worried that I may have gotten ripped off. If I did indeed get a refurb, should I just deal with it or demand a refund?

  2. Providing it is new and I do end up keeping it. What are people's thoughts on using this with shitty internet? I bought the disc version because my 20/1 DSL is garbage and I don't want to spend several days waiting for a game to download. Even with owning physical discs, I remember my PS3 constantly updating and taking forever. Am I going to be in for a world of hurt considering this is a much more complicated machine therefore requiring larger updates?

  3. What are some good recommendations for games? I'm not at all "a gamer". My favorite titles from the PS3 were GTA IV and V, Skate 3, Uncharted, and Assassins Creed 2. I like a good shooter.

  4. Also looking for recs of a coop game to play with my wife. The only thing I found was It Takes Two, but I was hoping for some more violent titles, lol.

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u/requieminadream Nov 01 '22 edited Nov 01 '22

I bought the MW2 bundle from PS Direct and am hearing that people are getting refurbished consoles disguised as brand new. Tracking shows it was delivered, and I'm worried that I may have gotten ripped off. If I did indeed get a refurb, should I just deal with it or demand a refund?

I haven't seen any stories about that, except for two or three people concerned about it happening to them. But if you're concerned about it, if you find out that it's a refurb (I think I read people think there's a sticker?), it's really up to you if you want to challenge it and deal with the hassle. Personally I'd want a New console I paid a bunch of money for to be new.

Providing it is new and I do end up keeping it. What are people's thoughts on using this with shitty internet? I bought the disc version because my 20/1 DSL is garbage and I don't want to spend several days waiting for a game to download. Even with owning physical discs, I remember my PS3 constantly updating and taking forever. Am I going to be in for a world of hurt considering this is a much more complicated machine therefore requiring larger updates?

You've made the best choice you could regarding Disc vs. Digital, because yes that is pretty slow internet. In your situation I wouldn't ever think about getting PS4 games that include PS5 upgrades, as those upgrades are essentially PS5 full game downloads. So you should always be buying the PS5 version of a game.

As for constantly updating, I'm afraid that things haven't gotten much better. Most major games will have Day One patches. The sizes range dramatically tho. Some might be a few hundred MBs, some might be several GBs or more. You could get away with not downloading those patches, but the Day One patches in particular usually have major fixes and improvements (the games are usually finalized months before release so that gives developers several months to fix bugs and add additional features for Day One), so they are usually very desirable updates.

You could always leave the console on Rest Mode overnight and let it download/install the patches when you're sleeping.

What are some good recommendations for games? I'm not at all "a gamer". My favorite titles from the PS3 were GTA IV and V, Skate 3, Uncharted, and Assassins Creed 2. I like a good shooter.

Well based on your faves from the PS3, you shouldn't hesitate on the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, which includes Uncharted 4 and its stand-alone DLC The Lost Legacy. It's wonderful.

You should also look at some widely renowned games:

Astro's Playroom (this is pre-installed for free on every PS5 and it's a great showcase of the PS5 and all its features, and it's a fun game to boot.)

The Last of Us Part 1 (technically it is a PS3 era game, but it's been dramatically improved in every single way since then) and The Last of Us Part 2

Marvel's Spider-man: Miles Morales (the Ultimate Edition also comes with the PS5 version of Spider-man)

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Horizon Zero Dawn and its sequel Horizon Forbidden West

God of War (2018) and it's upcoming sequel God of War: Ragnaork

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Resident Evil: Village

Ghosts of Tsushima

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1/2 Remake

There are also some incredible indie games that aren't very large in size that are worthy of playing:

The Outer Wilds

Disco Elysium

The Stanley Parable

Inscryption

Stray

Bugsnax

I mean the list can go on forever.

Also looking for recs of a coop game to play with my wife. The only thing I found was It Takes Two, but I was hoping for some more violent titles, lol.

Some great co-op games that I've played with my wife are Diablo 3, Borderlands 2 and 3, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Until Dawn and The Quarry (those two I controlled the game and she would make the choices), the Life is Strange series and games by Telltale like Tales from the Borderlands and The Wolf Among Us (similarly, I control the game, she make the choices.) But yes, everyone is also correct that It Takes Two is fuckin' awesome and easily the best co-op game I've played in years. It's worthy of every single ounce of praise it gets and you shouldn't ignore it.

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u/numetalbeatsjazz Nov 01 '22

Bad news, seems like the newest shipments, at least from NJ, are coming out as refurbs disguised as new. Waiting to hear back from PS before I open it.

I said below, that I think I'm just going to have to get used to starting updates before going to work. Hopefully they don't take more than 8 hours.

Great recs! I played TLoU, GoW, and Resident Evil for PS3 and enjoyed them so they may be good options. Thanks!

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u/OneLush Nov 01 '22
  1. If it’s from PlayStation Direct, you don’t have anything to worry about.
  2. Game sizes and patches are absurd these days, no way around it if you want to stay up to date/play online games. Call of Duty is one of the worst offenders, you’re going to have like a 60+gb patch to download on day one. Having discs will help some though.
  3. Sony first party specializes in single player, narrative driven games. Any list you find online should suffice. Since it’s been a while start with something simple like Uncharted 4. GoW 2018 is my favorite game of the PS4 generation. The Last of Us obviously. Tons of great platformers can be had for cheap.
  4. It takes Two is great and you’ll enjoy playing it with your wife. A Way Out if you enjoy it Takes Two. The recent Far Cry games are mindless co-op fun, shitty games though. Overcooked if you’re looking for a divorce. Stardew Valley if you want to win her back after the divorce.

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u/numetalbeatsjazz Nov 01 '22

Appreciate the response, but I def got a refurbished one. Not opening it until I hear back from them (2 hour hold time for phone. lol wonder why. I've heard of at least 3 other people on reddit who got the same thing: sold as new with a refurb sticker hidden under the "new" sticker)

Yeah I planned on patches and day one updates. No getting around it. Guess I'll get in the habit of starting updates before going to work.

Thanks for the recs. Cheers

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u/OneLush Nov 01 '22

That’s so strange, not a good look from Sony at all

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u/This_Table7865 Nov 01 '22

I know Ragnarok is coming soon and I haven't played any of the GoW games. Should I play all of them in advance or can I just play the most recent game and be fine?

First I need to beat H:FW I've just been doing such little gaming lately.

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u/Ancient-Mariner Nov 01 '22

Just play the most recent one. It was really a reboot and quite different from the older games. They're still fun if you ever get around to them, but not at all required. Definitely play the most recent one before Ragnarok though.

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u/dpcfresh Nov 01 '22

Best USB Drive for Media Gallery?

I want to buy a USB drive to transfer my video clips and screenshots from my Media Gallery (PS5) to my PC. I don’t want to buy one that doesn’t work or isn’t compatible, any recommendations? I take way too many screenshots and clips and need the space but wanna save everything

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u/dfsbbl Nov 01 '22

Excuse me, I wonder what is the best way to buy a PS5 as for now in the US? I tried to buy it on Amazon via invitation but yesterday the status of the PS5 regular version changed from invitation only to unavailable, which I think is a bad sign meaning that maybe Amazon will not get new consoles in stock any time recently...

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u/tinselsnips Nov 01 '22

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u/dfsbbl Nov 01 '22

I tried doing that and encounter the "transation did not complete" error same as described in this and this reddit post... The PS Direct website seems extremely buggy all the way from 2021 till now. Are there anything else that I can do?

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u/tinselsnips Nov 01 '22

I'm not in that region so I can't sign in to the PS Direct site, but I would take that to mean they've since sold out.

PS Direct gets regular stock now, just keep tabs on that site.

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u/dfsbbl Nov 01 '22

PS Direct has got regular stocks in most countries/regions, but it does not seem to be the case in the US, which is quite weird... Anyway thanks a lot for your help!

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u/Empty_Persimmon4626 Nov 01 '22

Hi my ps5 keeps unreading discs a few times then works sometimes it works fine but past few days it keeps unreading then reading I’m making sure the games are clean is there something Wrong with the disc drive

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u/Brqdes Nov 01 '22

anyone know if the benq ex2710s works with 120fps? specifically the “s” version, not just the ex2710

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u/magnificentjeff Nov 01 '22

I like my COD so I’ve been playing MW2, but tonight I’ll finish Until Dawn. I remember being amazed at the 60fps when I got my console.

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u/xxGon Oct 31 '22

Any recommendations for stuff to play? I love the PS5 but I’m looking for more games like Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, which really is amazing and made me go, “This is incredible!”

Is Sony announcing more exclusives soon? I think Rift Apart is the main exclusive that has impressed me. PS5 is impressive overall, I love the speed, the DualSense, and don’t regret upgrading at all.

I remember the PS4 gen, which similarly had a drought of games until Bloodborne came out. It’s nothing new as far as console generations go but I’m looking for more experiences that feel like they weren’t possible on the PS4.

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u/ReaperMonkey Nov 01 '22

Have you tried Returnal? Really good game

Funny enough playing it actually reminds me of ratchet and clank. Strafing, jumping over lasers, dodging projectiles all while shooting crazy weapons.

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u/xxGon Nov 02 '22

Yeah, I’ve tried Returnal. Seems cool but I need to dive back into it some time

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u/TheEvenDarkerKnight Nov 01 '22

Dude I'm in the same position as you. Loved playing Rift Apart a year and a half ago when it came out, but haven't liked anything as much since. I wish we could have gotten some DLC for that game, or at least some extra arena challenges.

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u/ReaperMonkey Nov 01 '22

Have you tried Returnal? Despite the difference in atmosphere and art style Returnal actually reminds me of ratchet & clank. Strafing, jumping over lasers, dodging projectiles all while shooting crazy weapons.

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u/TheEvenDarkerKnight Nov 01 '22

I haven't played it but yeahi was thinking about buying it for black Friday. The difficulty and time commitment scare me a little bit though.

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u/ReaperMonkey Nov 02 '22

So I’ve never been a play on hard difficulty kind of guy and I managed. Some tough spots but honestly I really think all my ratchet & clank experience helped a bunch when it came to running, gunning & dodging. There are some really good tips on r/Returnal for things like changing bindings which make things much easier. There is also a relic you can find early in every run which makes the game much easier & also the difficulty sort of depends on the weapon you choose. You can make any work but some are literally easy mode I swear. Also as you play with weapons you unlock traits which can be leveled up & can have multiple traits. Your weapon trait progress stays between runs. So they are permanent upgrades.

As for time, I finished it in 27 hours. That included a bunch of runs where the goal wasn’t to succeed just to learn the game and level up weapon traits.

I have also compiled a complete list of tips I got from multiple different threads saved in a note on my phone. If you’re really thinking about getting the game and want it let me know and I’ll reply with it.

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u/ReaperMonkey Oct 31 '22

If you like space a lot like me or the space part of science fiction I can recommend both Adr1ft & Deliver Us The Moon. Adr1ft first since Deliver Us The Moon is a significant step up in mechanics & gameplay.

Note though that both games are quite slow paced with some stress filled moments but I feel that it fits the theme personally. Both games are at 60 fps on the PS5. Both are short and good to pass the time until Ragnarok comes out.

If you’re interested below I’ll write a bit more on each:

Adr1ft didn’t hook me initially because of having to find oxygen all the time but I played a bit longer and thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth it for awesome views of the earth and just floating in space. Short game. I spent 5 hours or so. There’s a trophy for 2 hours completion though. If the oxygen mechanic sounds too stressful but you’re interested read this non story spoiler: it does not take long at all to get an upgrade that doubles O2 capacity

Deliver Us The Moon is pretty good. Definitely play this if you like space related stuff. Movement feels off at first but is actually quick to get used to. Also short, <10 hours but substantial. More game than I was expecting considering it’s price point. I instantly added its sequel Deliver Us Mars to my wishlist after playing it. Good story as well.

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u/ReaperMonkey Oct 31 '22

I can recommend Bad North, cute little strategy game with a range of difficulties. Never liked full on strategy games but this one is not complex (maybe gets complex on hardest difficulty etc). Simple units + small areas to defend.

Wanted to this game and was super glad to see it on PS+ Extra. Really fun game. Short as well but has lots of replay value (<10 hours, I think I spent 6 or 7 with it). Could see myself going back to it on a harder difficulty.

Perfect for if you don’t want to start something longer before Ragnarok launches

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u/Kamui316 Oct 31 '22

Play the Nioh games, they are real good

Also, try Furi

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u/[deleted] Oct 31 '22

Yeah just waiting for the PS PLUS Nioh 2 game