We list some of the best free games for the latest Sony console.
On November 19, 2020, the PlayStation 5, the most recent console of
Sony that like its direct competitor, the Xbox Series X, seeks to offer a new gaming experience to consumers thanks to its new hardware. Among the new functions of the console it stands out that the 4K gradually becomes the standard resolution, you can achieve a better frame rate relative to what we saw in its immediate predecessor, the loading times are agile thanks to its new storage architecture and control DualSense offers a new experience thanks to its adaptive triggers and technology haptic.
Agile loading times, 4K and 60 FPS are the constants in many of the games on the list.We know that investing in a new console is not something that can be taken lightly, so in addition to the games that those with a PlayStation Plus subscription receive each month, we have prepared a list of the best games you can download for free on the console. The fact that they are free does not detract from quality, far from it, in fact, we are facing some highly featured games of the platform’s catalog despite the fact that its business model is different from the traditional one.
In the list that you will find below there are
a little of everything and for all tastes, because although the battle royale has become almost a standard when talking about free games, there are proposals for various genres. All that remains is to present this selection and tell us in the comments which games are missing from this list and which are your favorites. You can also check our list of the 13 best free Nintendo Switch games, or the 27 best free PC video games. Soon we will also publish the list of games on Xbox.
ASTRO’S Playroom This is definitely the first game that anyone playing for the first time on a PS5 should play. This platforming adventure is a beautiful technical demo of what the PS5 can accomplish with features like its immediate load times and Dualsense controller features like adaptive triggers and haptic support. A free game of an unforgettable 5 hours for any owner of the console, full of fanservice of the brand.
Call of Duty Warzone Activision’s entry into the battle royale competition has been very fruitful and Call of Duty Warzone has been a success, surpassing 100 million players last April. The popular free-to-play game is now in its second season with constant updates, including a recent event bringing action heroes from the 1980s to the game.
Destiny 2 Since October 2019, Destiny 2 became a free-to-play game, offering a good part of its base content to anyone who wants to try it. Although to keep up to date with recent events and updates you have to pay for expansions and season passes, the contents of the free version include the original campaign of the game, perfect to enjoy the performance of the game at 4K and 60FPS on PS5, up to 120FPS on his PvP mode.
Fortnite Fortnite is a game that will never be missing from any list of free games and it also stands out among the free offers that can be enjoyed on PS5. The battle royale of Epic Games has been revolutionary and marked trend, of course it cannot be missing from any enthusiast of the genre it represents on the PS5.
Apex Legends Also Electronic Arts has a strong representative in the free battle royale scene, Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends has already exceeded 100 million players and its Season 8 had an average of more than 12 million weekly players. Currently, Season 9 includes exciting new features, such as the arena mode that features 3v3 player firefights to refresh the experience.
Rocket League Although it started out as a premium game, Epic Games’ acquisition of Psyonix led to the popular game becoming free-to-play. Fortunately, Rocket League lost nothing by becoming a free game and the only thing that happened was that it adopted the system of seasons in which players decide whether or not to purchase a pass that gives them access to additional cosmetic rewards.
Auto Chess In mid-2019 the popularity of the Auto Chess genre grew a lot, after the small studio Drodo worked on a DOTA 2 mod that offered an exciting strategy game with strong random components. Auto Chess has also reached PS5 and in addition to being free, it has new functions such as the use of DualSense control and exclusive content, as well as cross-play with PS4, PC and mobile phones.
Genshin Impact One of the biggest hits of 2020 was Genshin Impact, a game that is recognized for its high quality, game mechanics, and robust content that is not tied to micropayments. Genshin Impact is now also available on PS5 and, although it does not take advantage of the benefits of Sony’s new controller, it is presented in 4K, with faster loading times and HDR compatibility, in addition to all the contents of patch 1.5.
Enlisted One of the surprises that this year has left us is the free game Enlisted, a free FPS MMO inspired by World War II that runs on the same War Thunder engine. Among its attractions are large-scale battles of more than 100 combatants in detailed and destructible scenarios. Another element that makes it special is that it offers you the opportunity to play alongside a squad of AI-controlled characters.
War Thunder We cannot put aside this classic of free games. War Thunder is an MMO with land, air and sea vehicles that puts us to fight in battles inspired by the Second World War and the Korean War. Its developer, Gaijin Entertainment, has extensive experience in combat games and War Thunder has been offering an experience that does not stop growing and expanding with new content and events for many years.
CRSED: F.O.A.D. One more from Gaijin Entertainment and we return to the battle royale with a title that was originally born as a joke in which 30 players in their underpants competed on a map in which they were looking for weapons, many of them kitchen utensils. At the end of last year the game received a new name and was greatly transformed. Cuisine Royale Second Edition: Fullfillment of All Desires arrived on next-gen consoles with all its gory action.
SMITE We turn to the games from Hi-Rez Studios, another of the companies with the longest track record and experience when it comes to high-quality free games. SMITE has been on the market for several years and has conquered audiences with its MOBA proposal in which gods from ancient mythologies face off. The game has been kept up to date and has had interesting collaborations, such as the arrival of the Ninja Turtles to their battle.
Rogue Company One of the most interesting phenomena in the free game scene last year was Rogue Company, also from Hi-Rez Studios, a very fun shooter that relies on unbridled action and is also available on PS5. After being in the testing stage in the summer of 2020, Rogue Company reached its open beta stage in October of last year and is currently continuing to add content to consolidate its proposal.
Warframe With years of growth, Warframe is also one of the most traditional games on the free games market. This third-person online shooter debuted in November last year on PS5, launching in 4k and 60 FPS with optimized loading times. As expected, those who have played it previously on PS4 have the possibility to transfer their progress to the most recent Sony console.
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