Best PS5 games: NZ buying guide

We're diving into the best PlayStation 5 games that have everyone reaching for their controllers.

Last updated: 28 February 2024

On the hunt for your next PlayStation 5 game? You’ve landed in the right spot. Whether you’re into sprawling open worlds, heart-pounding action or puzzles that'll have you scratching your head for hours, we’ve got the game for you. We're diving into the most buzzworthy PS5 games that have everyone reaching for their controllers.

Top PS5 games in NZ

Looking for your next PS5 game? Here are our top picks:

1. Spider-Man 2 PS5

Spider-Man 2 is not just another sequel; it goes into a more dynamic New York City with Peter Parker and Miles Morales at the helm. The game builds on the beloved mechanics of its predecessor, introducing new villains and challenges. What's exciting about this instalment is the collaboration between Peter and Miles, meaning lots of co-op gameplay. Suitable for teens and above. 

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2. Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5

Dive into a detailed world packed with lore, magic, and intricate character development. Baldur’s Gate 3 has highly advanced AI and physics, brings a level of realism and unpredictability that hasn’t been seen in RPGs. One of the game's standout features is its multiplayer aspect. You can play with friends and change the story based on what you all decide together. Suitable for mature audiences.

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3. Crash Bandicoot PS5

The return of Crash Bandicoot to the PS5 is an awesome celebration of the series' legacy. Multiplayer modes add another layer of fun, letting players challenge friends or family in competitive or cooperative play. What's more, the game's developers have incorporated creative Easter eggs, making each level a treasure hunt. Suitable for all ages. 

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4. God of War PS5

God of War for the PS5 is a continuation of Kratos's journey, but it’s also packed with breath-taking landscapes and a storyline that tugs at the heartstrings. And with the design of mythical creatures and intricacies of Norse lore, it also has an educational layer to it. Suitable for mature audiences.

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5. Minecraft PS5

Minecraft on the PS5 improves the classic sandbox experience with better graphics and smoother performance. One of the most interesting parts of Minecraft is its vast community of players. It’s a continually evolving space of collaboration and innovation. Suitable for all ages. 

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6. Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5

In Red Dead Redemption 2, every sunset paints a story. It’s not just a journey through the wild west; it's an epic tale of life on the frontier — full of depth, drama, and detail. Whether you're chasing down bounties, bonding with your horse, or simply soaking in the landscapes, Red Dead Redemption 2 promises not just hours, but weeks of gameplay.

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7. Gran Turismo 7 PS5

Gran Turismo 7 is the dream for racing enthusiasts. With hyper-realistic graphics and physics that make every race feel like you're truly behind the wheel, you can experience the rush of speed like never before. From classic cars to modern speed demons, Gran Turismo 7 lets you create the ultimate garage, each customisable to match your racing style. 

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8. Ghost of Tsushima PS5

In the Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll fill the shoes of Jin Sakai for an action-packed tale of honour, courage, and sacrifice. Use strategic combat that honours the way of the samurai and stealth tactics to outsmart your enemies. With the PS5's superior graphics, you won’t be disappointed with the visuals. Every blade of grass, gust of wind, and drop of blood tells a story of a land under siege. 

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Level up with PS5 accessories

With the newest accessories, you can customise your setup and take your gaming experience to new heights. Here are our favourites:

1. PS5 controller

The DualSense controller is not just your average gamepad. With its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, it brings games to life in ways you never imagined. Feel the tension of drawing a bowstring or the rumble of a speeding car as you navigate through immersive worlds. Plus, its built-in microphone lets you chat with friends without needing a headset. 

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2. PS headset

Experience stunning 3D audio with a compatible PS5 headset. Whether you're exploring ancient ruins, engaging in intense firefights, or racing against the clock, a high-quality headset means you’ll hear every footstep, gunshot, and explosion with crystal-clear clarity. Not to mention, it lets you stay connected with friends and teammates during multiplayer matches.

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3. PS5 storage accessories

Running out of storage space on your PS5? Why not invest in external storage accessories like external SSDs or expansion cards. With more storage capacity, you'll never have to delete your favourite games to make room for new ones again.

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4. Charging dock

If you get tired of swapping out batteries or connecting charging cables to your controllers, a charging dock can solve that problem. Simply dock your controllers when not in use, and they'll be fully charged and ready to go whenever you are. It's a convenient and clutter-free way to keep your controllers powered up and always within reach.

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5. Media remote

Want to use your PS5 for more than just gaming? A media remote allows you to navigate streaming apps, control playback, and adjust volume. Whether you're watching movies, streaming TV shows, or listening to music, the media remote makes it simple to enjoy all your favourite entertainment content on your PS5.

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Game on

For adrenaline-pumping action, deep narrative-driven adventures or family-friendly fun, choosing the right game comes down to your personal gaming style. Look out for the best deals on Trade Me, and check out the accessories that will help make the game even better. And remember — the real worth of a game is how much fun you get from it, not just its price.  

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