We love all things weird and wonderful – and thankfully, the PS5 has more than a handful of weird games.
We all probably define ‘weird’ in a slightly different way. For us, a weird game is a joyful, bizarre experience that brings something different to the table. Maybe it mixes up elements in an unexpected way. Or maybe it’s just so completely off-the-wall that we never saw it coming. Either way, we heartily recommend each one of the weirdest games on PS5 we’ve picked out below.
And so, if you’re looking to play something a little left-field, a little oddball, a little zany, do yourself a favour and pick up one of the games below. If you like weird games, you won’t regret it.
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1. One Hand Clapping
It’s not so much the gameplay of One Hand Clapping that makes it one of the weirdest games on PS5: it’s how you control it. You see, to move lifts up and down or shift obstacles out of the way, you need to use your voice. Your actual, real voice. Yes, One Hand Clapping has you singing into your controller like a loon. What you sing doesn’t matter. Make random noises or belt out David Bowie at the top of your lungs. It’s up to you. All that matters is that you’re having fun while you do it.
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2. Goat Simulator 3
We doubt the Goat Simulator franchise needs much introduction at this point, but there’s no denying it still deserves a spot amongst the weirdest games on PS5. Putting you in the, er, hooves (?) of a goat, your only real goal is to cause as much mayhem as possible. Run around, destroy stuff, hold up traffic… whatever you want. You’re a goat and the world is your oyster. What’s more weird and random than that?
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3. Them’s Fightin’ Herds
Them’s Fightin’ Herds took us by surprise. This is essentially My Little Pony by way of Street Fighter. Yes, you read that right: this is a fighting game with animated ponies. The most surprising thing about Them’s Fightin’ Herds, however, is how well it places itself as a serious fighting game. Its mechanics are incredibly solid, and if you’re a fan of the genre you’ll find a lot of mileage in kicking ass as a flaming pony. There’s a sentence we didn’t think we’d be typing.
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4. Justice Sucks
In Justice Sucks you take on the role of… wait for it… a killer robot vacuum cleaner. No, we’re being deadly serious. You’re a Roomba out for revenge, and honestly? It’s so much fun. Stealth your way around various environments, using your abilities to disrupt the electrics around you to take out enemies. Once they’re down, you’ll erase all evidence by… sucking up their blood and bones. Delightfully grim, and undoubtedly one of the weirdest games we’ve played on PS5.
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Inscryption is perhaps one of the weirdest games on PS5 simply because of how suprising it is. Its twists and turns are genuinely unexpected, and making your way through the game is quite the ride. What starts off as a horror-themed card-building game quickly evolves into something else. When your cards start talking to you, it’s one thing, but that’s just the beginning of a hugely enjoyable trip. We don’t want to tell you more because we’ll spoil it for you. But trust us: Inscryption is delightfully weird in all the right ways.