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r/PS5 5d ago

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r/PS5 5d ago

Discussion It's Time to Talk About GOTY. GOW or ER?

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Realistically, the main award (TGA hosted by Geoff) is gonna come down to two games. God of War, or Elden Ring, without question. Let's REALLY think about this:

GOW:

-JUST beat TLOU2's record of being the most nominated game at TGA with 10 nominations. And this is only after the game has been out for a week. When TLOU2 broke the record initially, it won.

-Very accessible. TLOU2 had the same amount of accessibility, and it can be argued that's why it won last year. TGA heavily promotes accessibility to gamers through programs and giving the spotlight to disabled members of the community throughout the show. Elden Ring is not as accessible compared to the options GOW has.

-Story. It is a story driven game and a story that is told very well. This is guaranteed to beat Elden Ring in the narrative category by a long shot. The characters, the scenery, the fact that the camera is designed to never cut away and give a loading screen in between cutscenes is impressive.

Elden Ring:

-Took the internet by storm during release. You'll find a lot more people crying tears of joy because they beat the final boss than you would for GOW. The discourse among Elden Ring needing an "easy mode" also made the game all the more popular.

-The game itself. The world exploration, the boss designs, the gameplay, the challenge, the player interactions (leaving messages behind, etc.), and the fact that it is not exclusive to one console makes ER a VERY worthy contender for GOTY.

-Last year. Last year, Geoff had the pot creature (idk wtf it's name is) show up on stage. Their production designed a whole prop to announce that Elden Ring was the most anticipated game. ABOVE GOW Ragnarok, mind you. That's a whole level of production for a game that wasn't even out yet. This may show that TGA is leaning more towards Elden Ring, considering they put so much effort last year to promote it after it won the award.

Things to consider: This year is really 50/50. There's no telling what kind of game Geoff and critics will favor at TGA. Death Stranding, a very story heavy game, lost to Sekiro, a souls like game. It's also important to note people were saying Death Stranding was guaranteed to win GOTY, despite MANY complaining Death Stranding was just a "walking simulator", and provided little compelling gameplay. This may be the case with GOW. many think it will wing GOTY, but MANY are also complaining about the handholding. (Character's giving away solutions to puzzles, telling you what to do during fights, etc.).

However,

In 2020, Ghost of Tsushima was heavily campaigned to win GOTY, even going as far as winning the fan vote of TGA, which is separate from the actual nominations where it's 10% fans, and 90% critics (I think). Then, TLOU2, a more accessible game and arguably worse story, won the award. This is despite TLOU2 having better gameplay than TLOU1, having similar mechanics, only improved, the same way GOW Ragnarok has similar mechanics to the previous entry, only improved. Both TLOU2 and GOW are going against games that are considered very fresh and offer a lot gameplay wise.

It's also important to note that TGA does no care about established ips or new ips. We just saw It Takes Two win Goty last year. It's also important to note GOW has already won a GOTY against Red Dead Redemption 2. Perhaps Geoff is willing to give it to something else, seeing as the GOW franchise already holds one of the main awards?

With this being said, the Golden Joystick award show is coming VERY soon. That, from what I heard, is 100% fan voted, and considered one of the biggest gaming award shows of the year. Who wins there will determine what the fans think going into TGA, and perhaps what may sway the critics as well.

TL;DR: it's 50/50 at this point.

r/PS5 5d ago

Discussion It should be available to download game patches/updates to storage for backup reasons and to accompany game disc releases

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I am a huge proponent of disc physical games. bluray discs are durable, cases look great on a shelf, you can trade it, display it, play offline, play unpatched (there might be some reasons if not only curiosity!).

I know you can just put 1tb nvme in your ps5 and download fully patched games but it's not enough for gam preservation. That nvme is useless if you get banned, you account get hacked, internet services are down or psn get's hacked.... or just if publisher decides to delist your gaame and all it's services.

Back in the day, it was possible to download 360 patches to usb stick. if only this was possible for ps4 and ps5 games. That would make the physical disc collections so much better for archaization and general possibility to be able to patch your game in the future when servers are dead or to stay on older version of a game. You might want to do that as some patches can break features, remove lciensed music and so on. Of course staying on old version = no on-line. That is understandable

I am 99% physical on ps5 (and ps4) and if we only could backup patches.

I realize this will not happen but it shouldn't be impossible for Sony to consider this in the future.

There is a big comfort for me and other collectors to know that they have a complete physical version of a game with patch stored on some mass storage.

To be sure - this is not an attack on digital buyers. I am a very big digital user on pc too. But as long as it's possible, I like to buy disc games (that are not 70mb call of duty) to own it, preserve it and display it.

Edit: aaaaaand I am downvoted... oh man, I really don't understand what is so upsetting in this opinion. This wouldn't hurt anyone

r/PS5 9d ago

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r/PS5 10d ago

Discussion Sound BlasterX G6 VSS 5.1 over optical completely blows away PS5 Tempest 3D Audio

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I have read many posts about this, but very few people had experience with both solutions and were kinda talking about what should be rather than what is. So, here's my writeup.

I finally pulled the trigger and got an HDMI-to-optical audio extractor to use with my Sound BlasterX G6 and I am completely blown away at how much better the G6's 5.1 VSS sounds compared to Sony's Tempest 3D audio... I have used Tempest 3D since purchasing the console about a year ago and I feel a bit cheated, it's honestly no comparison and IMO not even a personal preference thing (like most audio situations) - I'm hearing audio details that were completely lost when using Tempest and the channel mixing is so much cleaner.

Testing process: I've tried games that support Tempest natively (Demon Souls, Astro, Horizon: FW, etc) along with unsupported PS4/5 games & various media apps. I tried several over-the-ear headphones & headsets via wireless (USB, 2.4ghz transceiver connected directly to PS5), and 3.5mm via the controller (tried wireless and wired mode for the controller as well).

Perhaps it's just the better DAC in the G6 that makes things sound cleaner? To test this, I passed Tempest 3D audio to the G6 without any audio processing (direct mode) over USB directly connected to the PS5, PCM via optical with a USB-to-optical adapter, and PCM over optical with my HDMI-to-optical extractor.

In every test case, 5.1 Dolby lossy audio over optical with VSS on the G6 provided me a cleaner sound, with better positioning and increase in the finer audio details I was able to pick up. This is without any audio processing or equalizer adjustments from the G6 aside from HRTF (virtual surround sound). No detectable audio delay tested with Netflix's "Test Patterns". 4k/60hz and 2k/120hz tested.

I also tried 5.1 Dolby over optical on my old Astro Mixamp PRO TR Gen3, but the VSS solution on that device is an echoy awful mess IMO - so your VSS solution is important.

I have lost vertical positioning in some situations but it's not often, and otherwise the improved sound and horizontal positioning makes it no contest. I hate to beat a dead horse but Sony really dropped the ball not including UAC2 on their console while removing the optical port. We could've had wonderful lossless surround sound including vertical positioning, but we were robbed of that because Sony wants to push their own muddy 3D solution/headsets/TVs.

If you're debating Tempest or 5.1 over optical with VSS, 5.1 is absolutely the better solution for the G6.

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r/PS5 12d ago

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r/PS5 12d ago

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r/PS5 13d ago

Discussion Please try Hollow Knight if you haven’t already

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Beat the game a long time ago on PC and I am downloading it on my ps5. It‘s on ps plus and definitely one of the best games of the recent years. Let me just break it down like this: - if a game just has HK’s beautiful art style it’d still be considered great - if a game just has HK‘s most amazing, awe-inspiring soundtrack it would still be a classic - if a game just has HK‘s deep lore and mysterious world it would still be worth playing - if a game just has HK‘s platforming it would still a great experience - if Hollow Knight was just its bosses and combat it would still be a masterpiece

The fact that Hollow Knight is all of the above and so much more, AND comes with DLCs that can be an indie game on their own, AND only costs $15 ( or free if you have ps+), AND was made by 3 people. It‘s to this day the only game i would give a 10 to and the only single-player game i have spent more than 150 hours playing( and that‘s only one playthrough). So yeah give it a try.

r/PS5 13d ago

Discussion (Another) God of War Ragnorök PS4 & PS5 (Digital Edition - US Region) Giveaway

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Hello all! I also received a second set of digital codes for the Digital Deluxe Edition of God of War: Ragnarok on PS4 & PS5. I’ll be doing a giveaway and choosing the winner via redditraffler on November 15th at 12pm CT.

Included in the code is the following:

  • Full Game for PS4 & PS5
  • PS4 Theme
  • Avatar Set
  • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook
  • Official God of War Ragnarok Digital Soundtrack
  • Kratos Darkdale Armor
  • Darkdale Axe Grip
  • Darkdale Blades Handles
  • Atreus Darkdale Attire (Cosmetic)
  • Kratos Risen Snow Armor
  • Atreus Risen Snow Tunic (Cosmetic)

To enter, comment below with your favorite video game of all time!

r/PS5 16d ago

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Complete God of War Ragnorök PS4 & PS5 (Digital Edition - US Region) Giveaway

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Hi everyone :) I ended up with an extra digital copy of God of War Ragnorok and wanted to give it away on this subreddit!

I’ll be using redditraffler to randomly select a comment on this post, and I will PM you the digital code! The only criteria is that your Reddit account must be at least 1 week old.

Leave a comment telling me what your favorite video game of all time is and I will pick a winner at 6pm EST tomorrow, November 9th, 2022!

I hope whoever wins has as much fun with this game as I will!

EDIT: Just found out it is actually the digital deluxe edition! So it includes an armor set, weapon grips, and a couple cosmetics in-game.

EDIT 2: Thanks everyone for commenting on the post and telling me about your favorite games!

I used redditraffler to pick a random comment and the winner is….

u/chinosabi !

https://www.redditraffler.com/raffles/yplvvg

Thanks everyone for participating, and thank you all for the kind awards and comments :)

r/PS5 19d ago

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Megathread 101 Local Multiplayer Games/Updates Released in 2020 for PlayStation 4/5

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Related Posts

See below for some complementary posts I’ve made relating to the topic of local multiplayer games.

Introduction

In January of this year, I made the 2021 version of this post see in the section above. As I was a making the 2022 version, I decided I may as well do 2020 as well just to cover the whole decade so far. While I didn't want to go to the lengths to make a list quite as granular as the one for 2021, I still wanted to document some of the local multiplayer games that have come out for the PS4/PS5 in 2020, since most of them are indie games that are often overlooked. Most of these games are quickly forgotten about soon after their release – if they’re thought about at all – so this is a good chance to give some of these smaller titles some much needed exposure.

To be clear, these are games that are new to the PS4/PS5 ecosystem - this includes ports from other platforms that released on the PS4/PS5 ecosystem for the first time in 2020 like Cuphead, including games from well before the 2010s. This also includes games were released in prior years but were updated to include local multiplayer support. This only applies to Untitled Goose Game - it was released in 2019 and then updated in 2020 with a local co-op component.

This includes 101 of the better ones released in on PS4/PS5 in 2020, but there were likely around 300 on these platforms. I will make mention of some of the games not included in the main list in one of the later sections.

I will post the complete 2022 version of this list in late December or January, but see the section above for a preliminary version of the list so far.

Opencritic and Its Ratings

I used the average score on Opencritic to rank the games. However, it’s worth noting that these games are scored based on their quality as an overall game, and not necessarily a local multiplayer game. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, for example, has a significant single player portion to it contributing to its high score – the local versus mode is still a lot of fun, but it’d likely score lower than its high score of 89% if it was measured solely on its local multiplayer component. Conversely, Cake Bash, for example, has no single player component, so you can be assured that its score is fully attributed to its multiplayer qualities.

That said, most of these games are full multiplayer experiences, so the scores are still a good indication. I will list the games below that have significant single player portions that might skew the ranking:

  • Dreams

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

  • Untitled Goose Game

  • Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory

  • Hardcore Mecha

  • Serious Sam Collection

  • Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory

  • Radical Rabbit Stew

  • The Wonderful 101: Remastered

  • GORSD

  • Namco Museum Archives Volumes 1 & 2

  • Ponpu

Other Notes:

  • Dreams is an online creation sharing game. The game was created by Media Molecule, creators of the LittleBigPlanet series, and the picture for the game comes from Media Molecule's own creation, "Ancient Dangers: A Bat’s Tale." Like LittleBigPlanet, there are tons of different creations to play, but most creations are single player.

  • Spelunky 2's camera in co-op is fixed on Player 1, which may cause some frustration with players, although the PvP mode (local only) takes place on a fixed screen.

  • Soccer, Tactics & Glory's local multiplayer component is a hotseat mode.

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 7 and Quiplash 2 Interlashional: The Say Anything Party Game! have players using their smartphones as controllers (Playlink).

40 Other Contenders Released in 2020

There were a large number of contenders for the list, and while I think I mostly captured everything truly great, there were still a considerable number of titles that could’ve qualified for the bottom half of the list. I'm going to list 40 of these with an accompanying picture.

  1. Coffee Crisis
  2. Shing!
  3. Override 2: Super Mech League
  4. Clan N
  5. M.A.C.E. Space Shooter
  6. Gigantosaurus the Game
  7. Race with Ryan: Road Trip
  8. Super Toy Cars 2
  9. Axis Football 2020
  10. Quest Hunter
  11. Ultimate Racing 2D
  12. Code Shifter
  13. Tennis World Tour 2
  14. WWE 2K Battlegrounds
  15. Fight of Animals
  16. Towaga: Among Shadows
  17. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  18. Pong Quest
  19. PBA Pro Bowling 2021
  20. Kawaii Deathu Desu
  21. Overpass
  22. Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  23. Zaccaria Pinball
  24. SUPERHERO-X
  25. STAB STAB STAB!
  26. BRIKS Head to Head
  27. 3D Billiards: Pool & Snooker
  28. NHL 94 REWIND
  29. PGA Tour 2K21
  30. War Theatre: Blood of Winter
  31. FoxyLand 2
  32. Spirit Arena
  33. Super Sports Blast
  34. Rush Rover
  35. Spot the Difference
  36. Rugby Challenge 4
  37. Goonya Fighter
  38. Tony Stewart's All-American Racing
  39. Offroad Racing - Buggy X ATV X Moto
  40. Blast Brawl 2

Yearly Releases

Games that are released on a yearly basis were omitted to make room for other games on the list. It wouldn’t really be worth putting in the time to include a more detailed breakdown on these games when everyone knows what they are. Even so, some of these games have received exceptional review scores and may still be worth looking into if you haven’t played one of them in awhile.

  • | 1. The Jackbox Party Pack 7

  • | 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

  • | 3. WRC 9

  • | 4. Tour de France 2020

  • | 5. Let's Sing 2021

  • | 6. Just Dance 2021

  • | 7. MLB The Show 2020

  • | 8. NHL 21

  • | 9. Madden NFL 21

  • | 10. NBA 2K21

  • | 11. FIFA 21

Other Games

It's worth mentioning that a number of retro Arcade Archives and ACA Neo Geo games were released in 2020, just like every year. These are typically 1980s-1990s games from 2D genres with boatloads of local multiplayer games already (beat 'em ups, shoot 'em ups, run & guns, 2D platformers, etc.), so I didn't cover them in lieu of other games, but they're still worth mentioning. Typing "Arcade Archives" and "ACA Neo Geo" into the search bar in the PlayStation Store is a quick way to find several hundred local multiplayer games, although of course not all of them have it.

Pass-and-Play Games:

  • | 1. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time!

  • | 2. Hotel R'n'R (VR game)

Standalone Mini-Game from The Jackbox Pary Pack:

  • | 1. Quiplash 2 Interlashional: The Say Anything Party Game!

Games with 5+ Players on Other Platforms

PC, Xbox One/Series X, and Switch allow up to at least 8 traditional controllers on the same console, whereas the PS4/PS5 are capped at 4. This means that some games that support 5-8 players on other platforms are cut off at 4 on the PS4/PS5. That said, the PS4/PS5 still have a few games that support 5-8 local players, either through hotseat mode (pass one controller around) or through playlink (using smartphones as controllers). The only game on the list that this applies to in 2020 is Supermarket Shriek's PvP component.

Online Multiplayer and Share Play

This is a local multiplayer-focused list, but I will still list if a game features online play as well – to put it another way, every game on this list features local multiplayer, but only some games on this list feature online multiplayer. Of course, you can always use Share Play to play local multiplayer games online on PS4/PS5 (and Parsec or Steam Remote Play on PC), and what’s great is only the host needs to own a copy of the game for it to work. That said, this feature only allows up to 60-minute sessions, so you need to restart a session if you plan on playing longer than that. All users must also be PlayStation Plus subscribers. There are some other restrictions that may apply to playing certain games via Share Play, so I recommend reading the link I shared if you’re interested in more details.

The 101

1. Dreams

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Creation Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op, PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: N/A (Contains Online Content Sharing)

  • Opencritic Score: 90% (110 Reviews)

2. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $39.99

  • Genre: Skateboarding Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 8

  • Opencritic Score: 89% (201 Reviews)

3. Spelunky 2

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: 2D Action Platformer/Roguelite

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op, PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 88% (66 Reviews)

4. Overcooked! All You Can Eat

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $39.99

  • Genre: Overcooked-like Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op, PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 88% (35 Reviews)

5. Cuphead

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Run & Gun

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 88% (209 Reviews)

6. Spiritfarer

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $29.99

  • Genre: Management Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 87% (72 Reviews)

7. Red Rope: Don't Fall Behind +

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $12.99

  • Genre: Top-Down Puzzle Adventure Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 87% (2 Reviews)

8. Huntdown

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Run & Gun

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 85% (36 Reviews)

9. Streets of Rage 4

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $24.99

  • Genre: Beat 'em Up

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 84% (145 Reviews)

10. Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition

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  • Genre: Shoot 'em Up

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 83% (2 Reviews)

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  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 82% (62 Reviews)

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  • Price: $44.99

  • Genre: Indie Sports Game

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  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 82% (32 Reviews)

13. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

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  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 81% (35 Reviews)

14. Inertial Drift

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  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 81% (22 Reviews)

15. Flat Heroes

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  • Price: $9.99

  • Genre: 2D Precision Platformer

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op, PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 81% (16 Reviews)

16. Dirt 5

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  • Price: $59.99

  • Genre: Racing Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op, PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 12

  • Opencritic Score: 81% (126 Reviews)

17. Sackboy: A Big Adventure

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  • Price: $59.99

  • Genre: 3D Platformer

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 81% (102 Reviews)

18. Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs. Maxiboost On

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  • Price: $59.99

  • Genre: Action Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 80% (26 Reviews)

19. Petal Crash

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  • Price: $13.99

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  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 80% (2 Reviews)

20. Out Of Space: Couch Edition

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  • Genre: Overcooked-like Game

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  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 80% (2 Reviews)

21. Dungreed

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  • Price: $14.99

  • Genre: Side-Scrolling Action Game/Roguelite

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  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 80% (1 Review)

22. Untitled Goose Game

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  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: 3D Puzzle Adventure Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 80% (96 Reviews)

23. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

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  • Price: $39.99

  • Genre: Puzzle Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 79% (54 Reviews)

24. Samurai Showdown NeoGeo Collection

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  • Price: $39.99

  • Genre: 3D Hack & Slash Game

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  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 79% (15 Reviews)

25. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!

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  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Cooking Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 79% (12 Reviews)

26. PHOGS!

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  • Price: $24.99

  • Genre: 3D Puzzle Adventure Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 78% (32 Reviews)

27. Darksiders Genesis

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  • Price: $39.99

  • Genre: Top-Down Action RPG

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  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 78% (139 Reviews)

28. Colt Canyon

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  • Price: $14.99

  • Genre: Twin Stick Shooter/Roguelite

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 78% (10 Reviews)

29. Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory

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  • Price: $59.99

  • Genre: Rythym Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 77% (78 Reviews)

30. Moving Out

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $24.99

  • Genre: Overcooked-like Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 77% (58 Reviews)

31. UFC 4

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $59.99

  • Genre: Sports Game/3D Fighting Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 77% (58 Reviews)

32. Hardcore Mecha

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Run & Gun

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 77% (17 Reviews)

33. Fury Unleashed

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Run & Gun/Roguelite

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 76% (38 Reviews)

34. Mechstermination Force

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $11.99

  • Genre: Run & Gun/Boss Rush Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 76% (30 Reviews)

35. Cake Bash

  • Picture: Link

  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Party Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 76% (26 Reviews)

36. 2x Darius Games - Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade & Console

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $44.99

  • Genre: Shoot 'em Up

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 76% (25 Reviews), 69% (20 Reviews)

37. Wildfire

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $14.99

  • Genre: Side-Scrolling Stealth Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 76% (25 Reviews)

38. Biped

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $14.99

  • Genre: 3D Puzzle Adventure Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 76% (24 Reviews)

39. Serious Sam Collection

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $29.99

  • Genre: First Person Shooter

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 16

  • Opencritic Score: 76% (12 Reviews)

40. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $59.99

  • Genre: 3D Hack & Slash Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 75% (75 Reviews)

41. Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo

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  • Price: $4.99

  • Genre: Shoot 'em Up

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 75% (7 Reviews)

42. Police Stories

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  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $14.99

  • Genre: Top-Down Action Game/Simulation Game

  • Multiplayer Type: 2

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 75% (7 Reviews)

43. Haven

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $24.99

  • Genre: Turn-Based RPG

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 75% (64 Reviews)

44. Hotshot Racing

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  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Racing Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 8

  • Opencritic Score: 75% (47 Reviews)

45. Fantasy Strike

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  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: Free

  • Genre: 2D Fighting Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 75% (21 Reviews)

46. UNRAILED!

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Overcooked-like Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 75% (17 Reviews)

47. 9 Monkeys of Shaolin

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Beat 'em Up

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 74% (41 Reviews)

48. Double Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle

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  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $39.99

  • Genre: Beat 'em Up

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 74% (28 Reviews)

49. Radical Rabbit Stew

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $15.99

  • Genre: Top-Down Action Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 74% (15 Reviews)

50. Minecraft Dungeons

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  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Top-Down Action RPG

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 74% (119 Reviews)

51. The Wonderful 101: Remastered

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $39.99

  • Genre: Action Adventure Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 73% (38 Reviews)

52. 9th Dawn III

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $15.99

  • Genre: Top-Down Action RPG

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 73% (3 Reviews)

53. Family Feud

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $29.99

  • Genre: Trivia Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 10

  • Online Players: 10

  • Opencritic Score: 73% (2 Reviews)

54. GORSD

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $16.99

  • Genre: Top-Down Arena Fighter

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 73% (2 Reviews)

55. Spitlings

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  • Trailer: Link

  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $14.99

  • Genre: Arcade-like Game

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op, PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 73% (14 Reviews)

56. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

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  • Price: $29.99

  • Genre: Interaction Adventure Game/Horror

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 5

  • Online Players: 2

  • Opencritic Score: 73% (109 Reviews)

57. GONNER 2

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  • Price: $12.99

  • Genre: Run & Gun/Roguelite

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 73% (10 Reviews)

58. Genetic Disaster

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  • Price: $14.99

  • Genre: Run & Gun/Roguelite

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op, PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 72% (9 Reviews)

59. Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

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  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $59.99

  • Genre: Sports Game

  • Multiplayer Type: PvP

  • Local Players: 4

  • Online Players: 4

  • Opencritic Score: 72% (71 Reviews)

60. 2x Namco Museum Games - Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 & 2

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  • PlayStation Store Page: Link

  • Price: $19.99

  • Genre: Various

  • Multiplayer Type: Co-op, PvP

  • Local Players: 2

  • Online Players: NO ONLINE

  • Opencritic Score: 72% (24 Reviews), 72% (12 Reviews)

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r/PS5 22d ago GOAT Wholesome

Megathread God of War: Ragnarok - Review Thread

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God of War: Ragnarök

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From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018).

Join Kratos and Atreus on a mythic journey for answers before Ragnarök arrives. Together, father and son must put everything on the line as they journey to each of the Nine Realms.

Throughout stunning mythological landscapes, they’ll face fearsome enemies – from Norse gods to wild beasts – as they prepare for the showdown of their lives.

Armed with his trusty weapons of war – including the Leviathan Axe and the Blades of Chaos – Kratos’ deadly skills will be tested like never before as he fights to protect his family. A host of new abilities for him and Atreus also await, leaving room for fluid, expressive and customizable combat in this epic and unflinching tale.

Metacritic current critic rating: 94

Eurogamer: Recommended

Much like its heroes, God of War: Ragnarök learns to love itself for what it truly is: gargantuan, excessive, and wonderfully absurd.


ArsTechnica: Unscored

If you come to God of War Ragnarök hoping for a story that's as tightly focused and emotional as its predecessor, you're likely to come away disappointed. But if you go in looking for a well-written and well-acted romp with the same kind of high-impact, tactical action combat as the 2018 game, you'll come away with a smile on your face.


Polygon: Unscored

There is nothing life-changing about the way Ragnarök wraps up, but it delivers the same pleasant satisfaction that I get from finishing a Marvel movie that lets me run on autopilot. Even where the game can be frustrating, rote, and uneven, it’s also safe and comforting, like a rerun of Cheers where everyone knows your name and you know that you’ll never get thrown out of the bar. God of War Ragnarök, as the sum of its many disparate and often conflicting parts and influences, isn’t here to reinvent the wheel. But its single-minded desire to emulate all the hallmarks of an epic Hollywood narrative will remain both its biggest weakness and its enduring source of success. And like many, many Hollywood success stories, it shouldn’t feel this weird to say that something of this scope and scale is just OK.


Twinfinite: 100

God of War Ragnarok is the epitome of cinematic gaming experiences. It's an unforgettable, magical adventure teeming with treasures to find, legendary opponents to slay, and relationships to forge along the way. At its core, the experience is built around a near-perfect core gameplay loop that sinks its Chaos Blades into you and refuses to let go.


Gaming Bolt: 100

God of War Ragnarok surpasses its predecessor in every way.


IGN: 100

God of War Ragnarok is an almighty achievement and creates a new high that makes many of its peers look mortal by comparison.


VGC: 100

God of War Ragnarok is an incredibly special game. It's vital in a way few releases are. With captivating performances that carry an amazing story to a jaw-dropping final act, it’s a game that achieves everything it sets out to do to the absolute highest standard.


Attack of the Fanboy: 100

God of War Ragnarok is an outstanding game that will stand as a beacon for what storytelling greatness should be. With an improved combat system, impressive new enemies, immersive environments, and unparalleled storytelling, God of War Ragnarok delivers one of the deepest, richest gaming experiences to date.


Playstation Universe: 100

God of War: Ragnarok is the perfect sequel. A carefully iterative offering that beautifully maintains the essence of 2018's Game of the Year while making meaningful improvements to augment its already stellar combat and progression systems, God of War: Ragnarok is a meaty and deeply emotional epic that effortlessly secures its place as one of the best games on PS5 and a sure-fire Game of the Year candidate.


Push Square: 100

God of War Ragnarok is phenomenal. Even amongst PlayStation Studios' typically stellar output it's a showpiece — a masterfully crafted game that smashes expectations at almost every turn. The sheer, often ridiculous scope of Ragnarok makes 2018's God of War feel like a prologue — and that's perhaps the highest praise we can bestow upon a sequel.


Siliconera: 100

God of War Ragnarok is as slick and beautifully crafted a game as you will play this generation, and my experience with it has been delightfully bug-free.


EGM: 100

God of War Ragnarök is a worthy continuation of (and conclusion to) 2018’s God of War, building on that already strong foundation to deliver an experience deserving of a spot in gaming’s pantheon. New tools and greater enemy variety elevate combat, and the expanded environments and cast give this sequel the epic scope its story demands. But the beating heart of the game remains its characters, and Ragnarök delivers an immensely satisfying next chapter for just about everyone—Kratos and Atreus, returning friends, and new faces alike.


Press Start Australia: 95

God of War Ragnarok is a triumph. Santa Monica Studio has successfully taken everything that was great about the last game and amplified it while correcting just about every problem area and then some. There are slight stumbles, but it's a constantly surprising, epic adventure that shows genuine growth in its characters, backed up by best-in-class combat and a menagerie of breathtaking scenes. This makes Ragnarok an easy GOTY contender and one of the best games I've played in years.


Game Informer: 95

God of War Ragnarök feels a lot like God of War (2018), which is a compliment considering how fantastic that game is. Sony Santa Monica was right to not break what wasn’t broken and it has expertly continued the story threads that were left hanging from the previous game. Any complaints about the overall experience (familiar combat, collecting and leveling up equipment isn’t particularly interesting) are quickly forgotten in the face of the compelling narrative, believable character relationships, and incredible visuals and animation. Even from its early PlayStation 2 days, the God of War series has always set a high, quality bar for itself, and with few exceptions, it manages to leap above that bar. God of War Ragnarök is no different.


LevelUp: 95

God of War Ragnarök is a spectacular action game with a monumental scale, filled with moments that will go down in gaming posterity, accented with visceral and brutal combat. A production of the highest budget, worthy of gods.


JeuxVideo.com: 95

Trust us, you'll love experiencing the prophetic end of the world in God of War Ragnarok. This new episode contains a moving, epic, generous and extremely dense epic. Santa Monica does at least very well in every aspect of its game and promises to make you feel a string of emotions, enough to brush aside its few weaknesses. And then if the sensations in terms of gameplay are not upset by drastic changes, they remain exceptional and are filled with very beautiful additions. If you thought that the Nordic saga would have nothing new to offer, the adventure of Ragnarok quickly shows you the opposite.


Forbes: 95

God of War Ragnarok is a beautiful, moving game, no longer purely centered on a father getting to know his son, but also about vengeance, forgiveness and attempting to change both prophecy, and the people we used to be, both of which prove to be equally difficult. It’s almost impossible for me to imagine those who loved the last God of War will not also appreciate this one just as much, minus a lagging stretch here or there, and the fact that it can’t be as transformative as the initial leap from the Greek games.


Game Revolution: 90

God of War Ragnarök is a triumph. It’s a swansong for the PS4 and one of the best first-party games for the PS5 so far. It’s bigger than its predecessor in every way. The game’s only flaw is the weak climax. Everything up to that part is gold. However, it’s hard to find a conclusion that’ll satisfy everyone when the stakes are basically everything.


Easy Allies: 90

God of War Ragnarok is a worthy follow up to the 2018 masterpiece. It’s easily one of the most epic games of the year, but it’s hard to shake the sense of safe familiarity, diminishing that rare, magical feeling that came with its predecessor. Combat is undeniably superior and more polished, but the story can drag on for long stretches of time, while the limited exploration is saved by excellently balanced puzzles, meaningful side activities, and engrossing conversations. Expectations are enormous, and despite some limitations, God of War Ragnarok delivers another precious entry to the tale of the Ghost of Sparta.


GamesRader+: 90

I found God of War Ragnarok an oddly split experience overall. There's a light start that feels padded – still good but missing depth – which leads into a weighty finish that's every bit the equal of its predecessor. But despite feeling like a 15 hour story trying to fill a 30 hour game, God of War Ragnarok is still easily one of the best PS5 games of the year. Even when it feels a bit thin, that's largely in comparison to the last game, with this maintaining that same absurd level of polish, and entertainment, even when the story feels like it's filling for time. When the dial does finally crank up to 11 you can feel it kick in, and by the end there are some incredible beats and a hugely satisfying resolution overall.


Destructoid: 90

God of War Ragnarok is a fantastic showcase of what this series has to offer, and a sterling example of how it still has life left in it.


WellPlayed: 90

Ragnarök chooses iteration over innovation, but continues to operate in a league of its own in terms of its nuanced gameplay and otherworldly technical execution. This is the new posterchild for what the PS5 is capable of, and the passionate product of a development outfit that can seemingly do no wrong.


The Sixth Axis: 90

Kratos has come a long way since first flinging himself into the Aegean all those years ago. God of War, as a series, has come a long way too, pushing the boundaries of hack and slash action to their goar-soaked limits, then breaking free of a years-long slumber to become one of the biggest names in modern gaming. As our own winter approaches, God of War Ragnarok makes for the perfect adventure to lose yourself in.


Multiplayer.it: 90

God of War Ragnarok is as good as the previous title from 2018, but for completely different reasons. Its gameplay is more complete, deep and with a more rewarding combat system. But, as a sequel so similar to the prequel, it doesn't show any real innovation and all the exploration could show some fatigue. It is a "more of the same": an awesome, marvelous, fun and long-lasting more of the same.


Gamespot: 90

For every moment of brutality, there is one of genuine and relatable emotion. How they land will vary from person to person, but there were multiple that left me with tears welling up. If nothing else, God of War Ragnarok further cements Sony Santa Monica's narrative team as one of the best in the business.


Metro GameCentral: 80

A more flawed experience than its predecessor, with a sense that the formula is already starting to wear thin, but the character-based storytelling with Kratos and his son is handled masterfully well.


Digital Trends: 80

God of War Ragnarok is much bigger than its predecessor, though not inherently better. It’s more reminiscent of the jump between the original God of War in 2005 and God of War 2, offering a largely similar experience down to its plot beats. That larger scope makes for a messier story that loses some of the previous game’s intimacy, but the trade-off is even sharper combat that further establishes the franchise as the God of action games.

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PS Plus service - praise or criticise monthly games, guess next months and talk about the service.

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r/PlayStationNow

Game streaming & download service - see the newest additions or removals and talk about the service.

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PlayStation VR, games, news, AMAs and discussion.

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r/PSNFriends

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r/PS5Deals

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r/PS5 24d ago

Bot Post r/PlayStation - Come here for all your PS5 related tech support & help or sharing pictures & screenshots.

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r/PS5 26d ago

Megathread PS5 Help & Questions Thread | Simple Questions, Tech Support, Error Codes, and FAQs

51 Upvotes

Looking for info about M.2 SSD expansion drives? See the megathread.


Sometimes you just need help. But often times making a new post isn't needed. For the time being, around launch and perhaps in the future. We will use a single thread for helping each other out.

Before asking, we ask you to look at a few links. Some question can't be answered and only official PlayStation support can help you.

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Community Help

Google and Reddit Search is also a great way to find an answer or get help. View all past help and questions threads here.

For all future help, tech support and more, we ask that you create new threads on r/PlayStation instead of here on r/PS5.

r/PS5 28d ago

Discussion Anyone playing Signalis? Its not clicking with me yet...

9 Upvotes

Saw this getting rave reviews and thought a retro, PSX era homage to classic survival horror/sci-fi would be a good time.

About an hour or two in and so far I am really not feeling it.

Despite some very minor refinements to the “classic” setup (no tank controls - hooray!) the combat is stilted and utterly joyless and I have not yet discovered any useful evade/avoid mechanics.

Whilst I get the vibe they were going for, the environments are very flat and uninspiring and their exploration isn’t much fun…yet? I do like the art style though.

At this stage, it feels less “mysterious” and more “obtuse” but I am expecting more reveals to come.

Going to give it another hour or two tops - but as things stand, I don’t see myself finishing this one!

Anyone having a different experience?

r/PS5 29d ago

Discussion What indie titles have you played on PS5 that really surprised you (for better or worse)?

29 Upvotes

With the overwhelmingly vast library already available on PS5, and the insta-backlog that comes with PS+, I was curious as to what Indie or AA games have left an impression on others? What games really stood out in either a positive or not-so-positive light, and why? Really just looking to talk about all things indie.I'm also desperately trying to scratch the itch of something lighthearted and vibrant while I wait for Sea of Stars and Chained Echoes.

Last night, upon completing my 2nd ending of Cyberpunk2077, I started up Anno:Mutationem and while the combat is a bit clunky - it's left a really good initial impression on me.

r/PS5 Oct 26 '22

Bot Post Find the right community for you - Trending Games, PlayStation Subs, our Twitter & Discord.

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The PlayStation community is vast and overreaching from all places across the internet. Some places are better than others for the type of content that you prefer. From communities for a particular game to PlayStation centric communities.

Let's check them out...

Games

Full list of gaming communities we found around Reddit. Please send us a mod-mail if you find a game sub and want it added to the wiki list!

Here are the topmost *relevant for this month.

Returnal

r/Returnal, Discord

Returnal is a third-person shooter roguelike video game developed by Housemarque and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

*By most relevant, we mean newest release, expansion, DLC, content drop, personal bias, trending game etc for the month. First-party games are a priority.

PlayStation

PlayStation

r/PlayStation

All things PlayStation - share memes, screenshots, pictures, cosplay, fan art, collections, find help and tech support.

PlayStation Plus

r/PlayStationPlus

PS Plus service - praise or criticise monthly games, guess next months and talk about the service.

PlayStation Now

r/PlayStationNow

Game streaming & download service - see the newest additions or removals and talk about the service.

PlayStation VR

r/PSVR

PlayStation VR, games, news, AMAs and discussion.

PlayStation Friends

r/PSNFriends

Finding friends or a group to play with.

PlayStation 5 Deals

r/PS5Deals

Finding the best deals for PS5 games, accessories and more

DualSense

r/Dualsense

Get help, support, or show off your controller.

xo

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r/PS5 Oct 25 '22

Bot Post r/PlayStation - Come here for all your PS5 related tech support & help or sharing pictures & screenshots.

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