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LIST: 5 Best Free Games on PlayStation 5 in 2023


The PlayStation 5 is the latest iteration of the PlayStation console. While there are plenty of paid games on PS5, nothing beats free games. It’s free entertainment, after all! With that said, let’s fill your gaming library with free games for the PlayStation 5 this 2023.

Just Dance 

Let’s start the list with this upbeat, family-friendly game. Just Dance is a rhythm game where you dance to the beat of the songs choreographed by the dancers on screen. Then, using motion controllers and video capture technologies, you are scored based on how accurate and on the beat you are to the song!

Multiple people can play the game, making it ideal for socializing and having fun with friends and family. Moreover, the game offers many difficulty levels to accommodate players of all skill levels. Enjoy dancing with Just Dance without having to feel awkward or under pressure. It’s enjoyable, simple to play, and sure to get you dancing!

Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor 

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an action-adventure game made by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game takes place in the fantasy world of Middle-earth, written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The game’s timeline takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Players take on the role of Talion, a ranger whose family is killed by Sauron’s armies. A Wraith then possesses Talion, and together they set out on a quest for revenge. 

Shadow of Mordor features an open-world environment, a dynamic and adaptive enemy AI, and a combat system that emphasizes player choice. The game also features the Nemesis System, which creates unique enemies who remember previous encounters and react to the player’s actions.

Fulfill your inner child’s desire to explore the unknown (If you haven’t read the book) and immerse yourself in the world of Middle Earth!

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact took the gaming world by storm with its breathtaking sceneries, immersive music, and engaging story. In addition, the game features open-world gameplay where players encounter monsters and NPCs that share a bit of the world. 

The story follows a pair of twins that used to be gods, but they separated when an unknown god caught them. The protagonist of the story is one of the twins that the player will choose. However, the story won’t be affected by the selected twin.

Besides its characters, the game’s main appeal is its battle system which revolves around elemental reactions. Each character has a unique element, except for the player’s selected twin, which can theoretically control all elements. 

The seven elements, Pyro, Hydro, Cryo, Geo, Anemo, Dendro, and Electro, has one god each. Each god governs a different region in Teyvat, the name of the game’s world. Moreover, each region is themed around real-life areas, such as the city of Mondstat was based on Germany.

Although the game is free-to-play, it has some in-game transactions that allow you to get your favorite character and their respective weapon using the gacha system. Even still, the game is still enjoyable even if you don’t own the character of your choosing!

Apex Legends

One of the most famous Battle Royale games, Apex Legends, is playable on the PS5 despite its movement-centered playstyle. You’ll play the Apex Games with two other people and survive the onslaught of battle that will ravage the arena!

Apex has 19 playable agents, each with varying roles, playstyles, and abilities. Therefore, besides mechanical skills, you also need to strategize your team composition and play style according to what map is currently being played. 

Apex also has the signature “the circle,” the same as another battle royale, first-person shooters. The circle is a way to force players to fight each other by shrinking the map, thus, limiting each game to approximately 30 minutes. 

Apex is the best game to play if you love fast-paced games that require quick, in-the-moment thinking! Moreover, Apex Legends has a cross-play function, which means you can play with your friends using other consoles or even from PCs!

Fall Guys

Another battle royale entry on our list, Fall Guys, added a twist to the conventional way of battle royales. This platformer, obstacle course, and racing battle royale is an entertaining game due to its wacky, cartoonish character designs and goofy movements.

Although Fall Guys is fun and easy to learn and master, the challenges are always challenging. The game is best played with your friends as you test each other over who gets to stand on the final platform!

Closing Remarks

Yes, there aren’t many free games on the PS5. However, you can connect to other video game distribution platforms such as Steam and Epic Games. These gaming platforms often give sales, and Epic Games has a weekly free game giveaway! – WhatALife!/Vaughn

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Also read: LIST: 5 Best Free Games on Nintendo Switch for 2023!

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