Backward compatibility: PlayStation®4 games playable on PlayStation®5

Backward compatibility: PlayStation®4 games playable on PlayStation®5

The PS5™ console is backward compatible with the overwhelming majority of PS4™ games. That means an amazing collection of thousands of PS4 games can be played on your PS5 console.

PS4 games playable on PS5 consoles

The overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles. 

  • Select PS4 games will benefit from the PS5 console’s Game Boost, which may make PS4 games run with a higher or smoother frame rate. 

  • Although many PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles, some functionalities that were available on the PS4 console may not be available on PS5 consoles. In addition, some PS4 games may exhibit errors or unexpected behavior when played on PS5 consoles.

  • Before purchasing add-ons to play with your PS4 games on PS5 consoles, please try to boot and play your PS4 games on your PS5 console to see if you are happy with the play experience.

  • PlayStation VR games are included among the thousands of PlayStation®4 games that are playable on PlayStation®5. Playing PS VR games on a PS5™ console requires a PS VR headset, PlayStation®Camera for PS4™* and a PlayStation®Camera adaptor (no purchase required. Visit playstation.com/camera-adaptor for details). For the best PS VR experience on PS5 we recommend using a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller. Selected games may require PlayStation®Move motion controllers or be compatible with the PlayStation®VR aim controller. The new HD camera for PS5 is not compatible with PS VR. The PS VR headset, PS Camera, DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, PS Move controllers and PS VR aim controller are all sold separately from PS5.
    *Model CUH-ZEY1 or CUH-ZEY2

  • Always update your PS5 console to the latest version of the system software.

PS4 only games

While the majority of PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles, below is a list of PS4 games that are playable on PS4 only. On PlayStation™Store, PS4 games that are not playable on the PS5 console will be marked with ‘Playable on: PS4 only’.

DWVR

Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One

TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2

Just Deal With It!

Shadow Complex Remastered

Robinson: The Journey

We Sing

Hitman Go: Definitive Edition

Shadwen

Joe's Diner

This list is subject to change and excludes demos, media, and non-game applications.

Playing PS4 game discs on a PS5 console with a disc drive

  1. Insert the PS4 game disc. You may need to download an update.

  2. Select the game hub from your Games home.

  3. You will need to keep the disc inserted each time to play the game.

PS4 game discs can’t be used with the PlayStation®5 Digital Edition. 

Transfer digital games from a PS4 console to a PS5 console

  • You can transfer digital games and game data from a PS4 console to a PS5 console using WiFi data transfer. 
  • You can access PS4 games and game data on a PS5 console directly from a compatible USB storage drive that you may already be using with a PS4.

Install a PS4 digital game on a PS5 console

  1. Select game library from your Games home.
  2. Select the game you want to play.

  3. If you haven't already downloaded the game, select Download.

  4. The game will install automatically. Depending on the game, you may have the option to copy and play a portion of the game right away.

Upgrade eligible PS4 games to the PS5 version

You may have the option to upgrade your PS4 game to the digital PS5 version. Please visit the page below for more information.

Compatible controllers on PS5 consoles

  • The DualSense™ wireless controller, DUALSHOCK™4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work on PS5 consoles with supported PS4 games. 
  • Specialty peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games. 
  • The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 consoles (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5 consoles). 
  • Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5 consoles. 
  • Playing PS VR games on a PS5™ console requires a PS VR headset, PlayStation®Camera for PS4™* and a PlayStation®Camera adaptor (no purchase required. Visit playstation.com/camera-adaptor for details). For the best PS VR experience on PS5 we recommend using a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller. Selected games may require PlayStation®Move motion controllers or be compatible with the PlayStation®VR aim controller. The new HD camera for PS5 is not compatible with PS VR. The PS VR headset, PS Camera, DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, PS Move controllers and PS VR aim controller are all sold separately from PS5.
    *Model CUH-ZEY1 or CUH-ZEY2 
  • PS5 games can only be played with DualSense wireless controllers. 
  • To adjust the strength of controller vibration on PS5 consoles, go to Settings > Accessories > Controllers > Vibration Intensity

Please note: Not all PlayStation officially licensed or third-party controllers may work on PS5. We recommend checking with the manufacturer to confirm whether a product will work on PS5 and specific titles.

PS5 backwards compatibility limitations

  • The SHARE menu cannot be displayed during PS4 gameplay on PS5 consoles. You can take screenshots and images by pressing the create button on your DualSense wireless controller to show the create menu. Additionally, you can use the button shortcuts to start/stop video recording or to save screenshots as follows:

    • Single press the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to show the create menu
    • Press and hold the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4)  to take a screenshot  
    • Double press the create (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to start and stop video recording manually.
  • The HD Camera is not compatible with PS VR on PS5. You’ll need to use the PS Camera (for PS4), and the PS Camera adaptor (no purchase required), to use PS VR on PS5.
  • HDR is automatically switched on for PS5 consoles. To turn off HDR, go to Settings Screen and Video > Video Output > HDR and select SDR.
  • The tournaments feature on PS4 is not supported on PS5 consoles. To participate in a tournament for PS4 games, please continue to use your PS4 console.
  • In-Game Live from PlayStation is not supported on PS5 consoles. 
  • PS5 consoles do not support the PS4 Second Screen app or game companion apps.

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