Looking for a tennis game to play on PS5? There aren’t too many, but we’ve rounded up the best of them.
In fact, when it comes to tennis games on PS5, there’s only one that’s actually made for PS5. That’s Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition, and you’ll find more information about it below. There’s a new one coming soon, which we have high hopes for – Matchpoint: Tennis Championships. But until then, there’s thankfully a selection of PS4 tennis games available to play on PS5 thanks to backwards compatibility.
The games on this list are a mixed bunch, varying from being ultra arcade-like to serious sims. So no matter what type of tennis game you’re into, hopefully you’ll find something to suit. Read on to see the best tennis games you can play right now on PS5.
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1. Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition
Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition is the only game on this list that has a native PS5 version. That means it hits the highest resolutions and should perform and look better than any other game here. It’s also perhaps the best of all the tennis games on PS5, thanks to its focus on realistic action, a wealth of different game modes, and inclusion of real tennis players. If you want to literally step in Andy Murray’s shoes, here’s the place to do it.
2. AO Tennis 2
Like Tennis World Tour 2, AO Tennis 2 concerns itself with realistic graphics and sim-like gameplay. You might consider it a competitor of sorts – until you realise both games have the same developer and publisher (Big Ant Studios and Nacon, respectively). It’s a weird case, but we’ll take it. AO Tennis 2’s unique selling point is that it’s a community-driven game. In it, you’ll create your own players and compete against other real players to climb the ranks. It’s one of the best realistic tennis games on PS5, then, but without much competition it’s not too much of an accolade.
3. Super Tennis Blast
It may look cute and easy-going thanks to its adorable cartoonish art style, but that’s only there to lure you into a false sense of security. That’s right, despite its visuals, Super Tennis Blast is a serious tennis game, offering up a challenge that requires players to show some real tennis skills. There’s a realistic score system here (30-Love!) and its AI opponents are ready to kick butt.
Our favourite thing about Super Tennis Blast, though, is the ability to play locally with up to three friends thanks to local doubles matches. And its control system allows for all sorts of fancy moves. Cute but hardcore, Super Tennis Blast is one of the best tennis games on PS5.
4. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game
Based on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, there’s more to this one than just tennis. In fact, tennis is just one of 30 sports you can play in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game. But despite it not being the sole focus of the game, it’s actually a great place to play tennis. It’s simple to pick up and play, and controls very well even though it’s a little basic. There’s a realistic scoring system, and you can even dress up your avatar in a bunch of ridiculous costumes. Just check out that tennis-playing cowboy above. What more could you want from one of the best tennis games on PS5?
5. Table Tennis
Forget the open court: how about a game of table tennis instead. Table Tennis from Sabec Limited does exactly what it says on the tin, and we’re including it on our list of best tennis games on PS5 simply for the fact that it’s dirt cheap. It’s often on sale, and at full price it’s only £8. You can play against friends and family locally, or attempt to beat the game’s three AI levels. Sure, it’s simple, but table tennis is simple. And sometimes, the simplest things are the best.
6. Bonus Best Tennis Game on PS5: Tennis in the Face
Tennis in the Face isn’t really a tennis game at all. But it has the word ‘tennis’ in it, and your character – Pete Pagassi – is clearly a tennis pro. So we’re including it in our list of best tennis games on PS5 all the same. Why? Because it’s heaps of fun, that’s why. You might not be playing on a court, and you might not be tasked with winning an opponent, but here you’ll be hitting tennis balls to destroy targets. It’s simple, arcade-style fun, and it’s well worth jumping into.