Top 5 open world games to try on PS5 in 2023

The list of best open-world games that can be played on PS5 is not as large as some might think. So, we have compiled a list of the top 5 open-world PS5 games for you in this article.

Are you a Playstation fan too? Nowadays most games feature an open-world setting so players can enjoy its map without limitations. Over the years, Playstations have become immensely popular. And, the result is a plethora of free-roaming, large-scale games with plenty to see and do on PS5. Games with an open world can take many forms in terms of shapes and sizes. PS5 has many features to love, a great controller, exclusive games that load quickly, and digital audio compatibility. Many of them are set in real-world environments while others immerse you in fantastical landscapes. No matter what kind of open-world game you choose, PS5 offers a great deal of freedom to stroll around and just exist within these virtual worlds. In these games, there is plenty of life to explore. You can replay them over and over again and you can be transported to an unimaginable world that one can not even imagine.

On the PS5, you can run PS4 games as well as open-world games, however, we will look at the best ones in that category only. It is also important to note here that open-world games built from scratch for the PS5 are few and far between. This is because the PS5 was just released a short while ago.

Although we could discuss the open world the entire day yet we still know that you are here to know about the best PS5 games you can enjoy at present. So, here goes our list of the top 5 open-world games that you can try on PS5 in 2023:

Top 5 Open-World PS5 Games

1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring

Elden Ring easily tops all the lists of open-world PS5 games since it is also the winner of Game Awards 2022. The sprawling epic was released in 2022 only and still holding up top positions for gaming enthusiasts. Designed as an open-world RPG, Elden Rings takes place in the Lands Between, which is home to gangly beasts eager to slaughter you. A distinctive aspect of Elden Ring is the freedom you get to explore both on your spectral steed and within your character's build. There is a sense of mystery that shrouds almost everything in Elden Ring as an open world. It's a great game with never ending maps, challenging bosses, and quests that live up to expectations. Elden Ring is probably like no other open world you have ever seen before. Being a fan of Soulslikes one should definitely try Elden Rings. The open-world game is developed by FromSoftware and is compatible with PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S platforms.

2. No Man's Sky

No Mans Sky

The world of No Man's Sky is filled with unique planets, lifeforms, and constant dangers and actions that an evident game lover would love from classic science fiction. First released in 2016, Man's of Sky did not have the best receptions when it was launched for the first time. However, the developers made significant improvements in the game and made a promising comeback. The game involves everything a lowly space wanderer would do such as finding out your purpose in all this, upgrading your ship, and communicating with aliens. Additionally, there are hundreds of thousands of planets and solar systems to be explored by the players that are procedurally generated. There is no doubt that No Man's Sky can be considered the most popular open-game set in space currently. If you love exploring exotic alien wildlife and love dressing up in a spacesuit you should definitely try out No Man's Sky. The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

3. Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West

From the critically acclaimed developers of Horizon Zero Dawn comes Horizon Forbidden West. Awarded the most-anticipated game at the Game Awards 2021, Horizon Forbidden is actually a sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn and it takes from where its predecessor left in 2017. In this game, you are named after hunter Aloy who explores a post-apocalyptic Western USA full of animal-like robots that are both menacing and beautiful. Apart from this, you can observe, a huge improvement over its predecessor in this game and fixes a lot of mistakes made in Horizon Zero Dawn.

Its developers the Guerrilla Games used a completely different programming for their second Horizon game resulting in much better performance. The gamers will absolutely adore the graphics and love how realistic everything feels in the open world. There is now even greater engagement and challenge in the world thanks to the newly-introduced water mechanism. Overall, the story is moving, the graphics are stunning and the gameplay is thrilling. Horizon Forbidden West game is worth trying if you haven't already. This PlayStation exclusive is available on both platforms PS5 as well as PS4.

4. Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

Ghost of Tsushima Director

Another entry that dominates the list of best open-world games is Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut. The game offers an amazing experience on PS5. The objective of the game is to protect Tsushima Island from Mongol invasion in Japan as Samurai, Jin Sakai. Throughout the game, you will experience many heartbreaking and emotional moments, which makes its plot very well written.

The PS5 version of Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut is a re-release of the critically acclaimed Ghost of Tsushima and comes with additional features and benefits. With Dualsense, you get wonderful trigger effects and vibrations in the game. A powerful SSD on the PS5 even makes it possible for the game to load very quickly. In general, the PS5 experience is totally optimized. This game from Sucker Punch Production with an open-world setting has a lot more to offer and is available on PS4 and PS5.

5. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

The surprising entry in our list of top 5 open-world games on PS5 is Cyberpunk 2077 despite a disappointing launch it had. Yes, the game indeed failed to impress at the time of launch and the developers took almost a year or so to fix all the issues but they succeeded. At present, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most ambitious open-world games developed by the CD Projekt Red. The plot of the game is set in a futuristic and beautiful city called Night City. With this game, you can have a real feel of what a great future would be like with flying cars and laser beams. In this futuristic city, almost everything is possible.

It is worth mentioning here that Cyberpunk on PS5 has undergone a skill system overhaul along with update 1.5. You get a lot of freedom to customize your protagonist. Character creation features a dedicated system for changing every detail of the protagonist. Also, a lot of experimentation is possible with skills and you can combine any of them you want.

Bottom Line

So, it was our list of the best open-world games to try on PS5. With this wrap up now it's time for you to explore and find the best for you from the above-mentioned open-world PS5 games.


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