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The best PlayStation 5 games to play in August 2023

Gamers have a golden console in their hands with the PlayStation 5. With a hefty arsenal of cool games, there’s always something to play. Though we understand all too well that sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees.

That’s why every month WANT lists the best games for the console. Simply so that novice, but also experienced gamers can get away with it. As far as we are concerned, these are the titles.

Best PlayStation 5 games in August 2023

Every month countless new games are released for the PlayStation 5, but the real gems are unique. There are plenty of titles coming out next month that we look forward to with anticipation. Though it does feel wrong to forget the toppers that came before them.

If you really want to get the most out of your PlayStation 5 in August 2023 and don’t know which titles are worth your time, the following games are really more than fine:


What makes Deathloop so incredibly good is hard to explain. I personally always call it an improved version of Dishonored, which, don’t get me wrong, is already a mighty game an sich.

The style, story and gameplay make for a fantastic experience on the PlayStation 5. The time loop concept, where protagonist Colt is constantly experiencing the same day on Blackreef, is really well handled. Add to that the weapons, special abilities and flexible gameplay (you can choose what you want) and you know what this PlayStation 5 title has to offer you.

Deathloop PlayStation 5Deathloop (Image: Bethesda)

PlayStation 5: Elden Ring

Elden Ring has been called a masterpiece by many. That certainly has to do with the challenging battles gamers are presented with and the story. But the major strength is surely the breathtaking game world.

The Land Between is large, beautifully designed and perhaps the best open-world ever. With more space for exploration and more combat, Elden Ring does more than other titles in the Soul series without losing the power of that series. Gamers with a PlayStation 5 should, without a doubt, give Elden Ring a chance.

Elden Ring SkyrimEnjoy (Image: Bandai Namco)

God of War: Ragnarok

God of War is a PlayStation franchise that has become an icon. Its insane story becomes even better thanks to the most recent title, God of War: Ragnarok, thanks to the excellent writing of its creators.

In the PlayStation 5 game, the father-son dynamic of Kratos and Atreus once again plays a major role, while new characters manage to enrich the story. Those who play games for insane storytelling are really more than fine with this title.

God of War Ragnarok, PlayStation 5(Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

PlayStation 5: Horizon Forbidden West

Dutch Guerrilla Games has practically done the impossible: released a powerful sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. The studio has addressed design flaws, improved gameplay and given the title the evolution it needed.

Horizon Forbidden West makes Aloy’s story in a crazy world even better. Captivating themes such as climate and the danger of technology play a major role. The gameplay is powerful, the visual picture picture perfect. This is without a doubt one of the finest games on the PlayStation 5.

Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation 5Horizon Forbidden West (Image: Guerrilla Games)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales unexpectedly makes the beloved Marvel’s Spider-Man even better. It is, by introducing Miles, the perfect prequel to Spider-Man 2 which comes out later this year.

The game offers a delightful story with in-depth conflicts, lets gamers explore New York in impressive ways and has gameplay that I can enjoy to the fullest with every playthrough (and there are quite a few by now). Highly recommended for anyone with a PlayStation 5 in their home.

Spider-Man Miles MoralesThe game looks top notch (Image: Sony)

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Besides God of War, Ratchet & Clank can also be called a PlayStation icon. However, the most recent installment, Rift Apart, shows that it is also excellent at keeping up with the times. This game takes full advantage of the PlayStation 5’s capabilities.

The realistic relationship between Ratchet and Clank is impressive to follow. The cracks in the worlds give the game a unique element and the battles are old-fashioned good. Rift Apart is without a doubt a good next-gen experience that continues to consistently impress.

PlayStation 5 owners get these top games via Playstation PlusRatchet & Clank: Rift Apart takes advantage of it (Image: Insomniac Games)

PlayStation 5: Returnal

After classics like Super Stardust HD and Resogun, developer Housemarque decided it was time to leave the arcade style behind. With Returnal, it took a bold step toward big-budget gaming, and man, what a great deal that move paid off for the company.

The terrifying sci-fi shooter retains the precision-based gameplay of their previous titles and slaps a Groundhog Day-like setting on top. While that works extremely well, however, it is Returnal’s story that makes the game so incredibly good. People with a PlayStation 5 in their home and a love for in-depth storytelling really want to give this game a chance. Even though this may not be the genre they get excited about.

Returnal PlayStation 5A second chance (Image: Housemarque)

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