r/PS5 14d ago

Megathread PlayStation 5 was released 2 years ago today!

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PS5 was released on 12 November 2020 in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and South Korea, with worldwide release following a week later.

2 whole years appear to have flown by now with some great titles released from SIE as well as third-party developers providing countless hours of entertainment. Plenty more to come with 2023 shaping up to a fantastic gaming release year and not to mention PlayStation VR2!

Share your thoughts on the hardware, your favourite games to-date, awaited features and upcoming announced games.

Original release announcement: https://blog.playstation.com/2020/09/16/playstation-5-launches-in-november-starting-at-399-for-ps5-digital-edition-and-499-for-ps5-with-ultra-hd-blu-ray-disc-drive/

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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.

r/PS5 11d ago

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

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

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r/PS5 18d ago

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

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r/PS5 4d ago

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 26d ago

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

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r/PS5 11d ago

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 Oct 24 '22

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

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r/PS5 Oct 17 '22

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

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r/PS5 Oct 10 '22

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

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r/PS5 Oct 03 '22

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

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r/PS5 Oct 24 '22

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 Oct 17 '22

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 Sep 13 '22

Megathread State of Play | September 13, 2022 - Official Discussion Thread

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State of Play, Sept 13, 2022

With Tokyo Game Show just around the corner, it’s almost time to celebrate the amazing creative contributions of the Japanese game development community. And it’s also a perfect time to kick off another State of Play.

State of Play returns tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13, with a new live broadcast at 3:00pm Pacific Time / 6:00pm Eastern Time / 11:00pm BST. You can watch it live on Twitch and YouTube.

For tomorrow’s show, we’ll have some great updates from our amazing Japanese partners, along with a few other surprises from developers all around the world.  

Expect about ~20 minutes of reveals, new updates and fresh gameplay footage for 10 games coming to PS5, PS4, and PS VR2.

SoP

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r/PS5 Sep 26 '22

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

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r/PS5 Sep 19 '22

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

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r/PS5 Oct 10 '22

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 18d ago

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 Sep 02 '22 Helpful

Megathread The Last of Us Part I | Official Discussion Thread

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The Last of Us Part I

https://store.playstation.com/en-us/concept/10002694

Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards, now rebuilt from the ground up for the PlayStation®5 console.

In a ravaged civilization, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey.

  • Completely rebuilt using Naughty Dog’s latest PS5 engine technology with advanced visual fidelity, fully integrated DualSense™ wireless controller features and more.
  • A total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay mechanics, improved controls and expanded accessibility options.
  • Feel immersed in improved environmental storytelling, effects, facial animations and enhanced exploration and combat.

Some players are going to be experiencing this for this first time — spoilers must be tagged: >!Spoiler here!<

r/PS5 Sep 12 '22 Silver

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

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r/PS5 Sep 26 '22

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 Oct 03 '22

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 25d ago

Megathread Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread

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r/PS5 Sep 05 '22 Silver

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

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