Without a doube, this is one of the best roguelike games on PS5. Returnal from Housemarque offers an unforgiving exploration onto an unknown planet, where its roguelike elements form part of the game’s narrative.
You see, protagonist Selene realises she’s stuck in a loop. If she dies, she simply awakens back where she started, at the site of her crashed ship. In order to solve the mystery of the loop, she needs to push through the planet, uncovering its secrets along the way. And hopefully, she’ll find a way to break the loop and maybe, just maybe, get back home. Is it a possibility? You’ll have to play and find out.
A third-person action game that makes excellent use of the PS5’s features, Returnal is a game that quickly gets its hooks in you. Its brutal difficulty may put some players off, but if you can handle a challenge, there’s a lot to love here. From a wealth of otherworldly enemies to defeat to a myriad of weapons and upgrades to find, every run is just as exhilarating as the last. And not to mention the absolutely heart-stopping boss fights. We can’t get enough of it.