Great backwards compatible PS4 games to play on PS5

The Last of Us™ Part II

Play if you enjoy: Games that aren't afraid to challenge both your skills and your emotions.

Developer: Naughty Dog
Genre: Action adventure

What is the true cost of revenge? That's the question posed by Naughty Dog's emotionally complex and frequently surprising sequel to 2013's critical smash. It’s an audio-visual triumph, a masterclass in interactive storytelling and an expertly designed stealth-action game. It’s definitely the game you have to play.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Play if you enjoy: Remakes of things you loved being given the respect they deserve.

Developer: Square Enix
Genre: Role-playing game

With its glorious visuals, completely new action battle system and greatly expanded story, this long-awaited return to the world Final Fantasy VII fully earns its 'Remake' suffix. Revisit familiar characters and locations given sublime makeovers and delve deeper into the troubled city of Midgar than ever before. Better still, it's only the first episode.

Ghost of Tsushima

Play if you enjoy: Mixing and matching skills, weapons, and tactics for a unique immersive combat experience.

Developer: Sucker Punch
Genre: Open-world action adventure

Venture beyond the battlefield to experience feudal Japan like never before. Roam vast countrysides and expansive terrain to encounter rich characters, discover ancient landmarks, and uncover the hidden beauty of war-torn Tsushima. When the island is invaded by the Mongol army, samurai warrior Jin Sakai must do whatever it takes, at any cost, to protect his people and reclaim his home. He must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.

God of War 

Play if you enjoy: That rare mix of tender father-son relationships and exhilarating fantasy combat.

Developer: Santa Monica Studios
Genre: Open-world action adventure

This outstanding revitalisation of God of War sees Kratos far from Greece and living a humble life with his son Atreus. Now in the land of Norse deities, the Ghost of Sparta and his boy embark on an adventure that's epic in the truest sense of the word. Experience endlessly gratifying combat, instantly memorable characters and a world of jaw-dropping beauty and scale.

Horizon Zero DawnTM Complete Edition

Play if you enjoy: Original post-apocalyptic science fiction and the thrill of the hunt.

Developer: Guerrilla
Genre: Open-world action adventure

Guerrilla Games takes us to the 31st Century, where humans have reverted to tribal, technology-free lifestyles and robotic machines resembling organic creatures roam the planet. In this outstanding action-RPG you'll guide the resourceful and resilient Aloy on an unforgettable journey to discover the shocking truth behind the machines' existence. The Complete Edition includes the essential Frozen Wilds expansion.


Play if you enjoy: Not always understanding what's going on, but thoroughly enjoying the ride regardless.

Developer: Remedy
Genre: Action adventure

Jesse Faden is the unwitting new Director of the Federal Bureau of Control and is immediately plunged into a reality-bending battle against a hostile paranatural force. Armed with your trusty transforming Service Weapon and an evolving range of psychokinectic powers, explore the shape-shifting Oldest House and survive spectacular battles against possessed agents in this superlative third-person action adventure.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Play if you enjoy: Meticulously crafted open-world settings and grand, narrative-driven adventures.

Developer: Rockstar Studios
Genre: Open-world action adventure

After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. Explore a vast, atmospheric world in the latest adventure from Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games.

Tetris Effect

Play if you enjoy: Tetris, only more.

Developer: Resonair and Monstars
Genre: Puzzle

How do you take something as elegant and perfectly formed as Tetris and make it better? You give it to gaming legend Tetsuya Mizuguchi and his team to turn it into a completely transcendental experience. Tetris has never looked or sounded quite this magical, and when you experience it in PSVR it's nothing short of transformative.

Persona 5 Royal

Play if you enjoy: Deep interlocking narratives, larger than life characters and tactical turn-based combat.

Developer: Atlus
Genre: Role-playing game

The most stylish Japanese role-playing series returns with its characteristic, contrasting mix of everyday high school life and surreal, metaphysical heroics. Become Joker and help his band of Phantom Thieves stage audacious heists in the twisted psyches of corrupted individuals. The upgraded Royal edition boasts a wealth of additions, including a new party member and an entire new school semester.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition

Play if you enjoy: Losing yourself in a vast fantasy adventure where you can wander away from the beaten track for hours at a time.

Developer: CD Projekt Red
Genre: Open-world role-playing game

Widely regarded as one of the greatest role-playing games of all time, The Witcher 3 presents you with the huge expanse of the Northern Kingdoms to explore freely. As Geralt of Rivia, you'll discover a staggering number of memorable side stories, monsters and characters as you attempt to halt the devastating march of the Wild Hunt. The Complete Edition comes with two story expansions that provide hours of new adventures.

Death Stranding

Play if you enjoy: A story where the journey is more important that the destination.

Developer: Kojima Productions
Genre: Action

The desire for human connection drives the genre-defying action of Kojima Productions' latest game. An all-star cast including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Léa Seydoux brings to life Hideo Kojima's tale of an Earth ravaged by a supernatural plague that threatens to drive humanity to extinction. A uniquely meditative open-world experience.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Play if you enjoy: Coming out of retirement for one last, incredibly dangerous and unbelievably thrilling job.

Developer: Naughty Dog
Genre: Action adventure

Nathan Drake is pulled out of retirement when his older brother Sam - long thought dead - re-emerges with a chilling dilemma and an irresistible offer. This cinematic, globetrotting action-adventure represents the best of Naughty Dog, providing one stunning set piece after another. If you're in need of more, don't miss out on the captivating spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

Apex Legends

Play if you enjoy: The idea that everyone really is out to get you.

Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Genre: First-person shooter

This free-to-play battle royale set in the Titanfall universe comes from first-person shooter maestros Respawn. Participate in the Apex Games with your squad of Legends and combine your complementary skills and abilities and be the last team standing. Apex Legends is always evolving, with each new season bringing new Legends, environments, features and cosmetics.

NieR Automata™:Game of the YoRHa Edition

Play if you enjoy: Gratifying combat, inventive narrative and having your heart broken by robots.
Genre: First-person shooter

Action gaming geniuses PlatinumGames bring the inimitable vision of director Yoko Taro to life in a glorious action RPG quite unlike anything you've seen before. Set in the far-flung future, NieR Automata is both explosive and philosophical, thrilling and heartbreaking. With 26 possible endings, it's a game that demands and rewards multiple playthroughs.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2

Play if you enjoy: The dazzling allure of skate culture, but not the years of practice and inevitable broken bones that come with it.
Developer: Activision
Genre: Sports

Look beneath the impressive graphical overhaul and you'll discover the tight, addictive gameplay of the PlayStation classics is just as good as ever. The nuts and bolts - the skaters, the tricks and the locations - are all here, bolstered by a few popular additions from later in the series. Add to that an expanded soundtrack and a new generation of skating greats and there's nothing here to not love.

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Play if you enjoy: Creeping around dilapidated houses while being pursued by a psychopathic family.

Developer: Capcom
Genre: Survival horror

The seventh instalment of the series redefines the survival horror genre it spawned, shifting to a darker tone, a new protagonist and a claustrophobic new player perspective. Capcom's powerful RE Engine brings the terror ever closer to reality, particularly when playing in PSVR. Not recommended for the faint of heart.


Play if you enjoy: Combat that makes your heart race and lore that makes your skin crawl.

Developer: FromSoftware
Genre: Action adventure

Evolving and redefining their signature brand of visceral, exacting combat, FromSoftware's spine-chilling cosmic adventure is a must for both RPG and horror fans. The town of Yharnam and it's many uncanny locales is awash with nightmarish aberrations that you, the Hunter, must defeat whilst struggling to uncover the unseen eldritch forces at work.

Monster Hunter: World

Play if you enjoy: Taking down screen-sized wyverns and farming their parts for those boots you really want.

Developer: Capcom
Genre: Action-role-playing game

Evolving and expanding the multi-million-selling Monster Hunter series in it's biggest entry to date, this critical smash feels nonetheless wonderfully familiar. It's also the most accessible Monster Hunter to date, not to mention the most handsome, so, if you've never faced down the ferocious Anjanath or any of its many larger cousins, then this is the perfect place to start.

Gran Turismo Sport

Play if you enjoy: Driving the world's most desirable cars without worrying about speed limits.

Developer: Polyphony Digital
Genre: Racing simulation

Gran Turismo's PlayStation 4 debut is the first video game officially recognized as part of the real motoring world by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile). That's testament to the unmatched accuracy and authenticity that Polyphony Digital brings to its Real Driving Simulator series. Get behind the wheel of more than 320 vehicles and participate in the single-player GT League, or compete for real-world glory in two online championships.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Play if you enjoy: Refining your skills of stealth and swordplay to such precision that you'll swear you're actually ninja.

Developer: FromSoftware
Genre: Action adventure

From the creators of Dark Souls and Bloodborne comes an expansive ninja saga which feels both dazzlingly fresh and yet oddly familiar. Drawing from a wide pool of inspiration, Sekiro carves its own path with a greater emphasis on movement and stealth than FromSoft's previous games, combined with a tough new combat approach. It's undoubtedly punishing, but the sense of accomplishment is unmatched.


Play if you enjoy: Letting your creativity run completely wild and sharing the products of your fruitful mind with the world.

Developer: Media Molecule
Genre: Creation system

Create whatever your imagination can conjure with this accessible suite of creative tools from the makers of LittleBigPlanet. Shape your own Dreams, surf through community creations and enjoy a magical story created by Media Molecule. Now with added PSVR compatibility, Dreams is your opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a limitless digital playground.

PS Plus Collection

Enjoy a curated library of 20 generation-defining PS4 games with the incredible PlayStation Plus Collection. Available to all PS5 console owners with PlayStation Plus, it offers a mix of Worldwide Studios and third-party titles, including God of War, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Uncharted 4 and many more.

Backwards compatibility on PS5 explained

The PS5™ console is backwards 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.