If you own Sony’s latest console and love blood, guts and viscera, you might be interested in games that have them in abundance.
For that reason, we’ve created a list of the goriest games on PS5. All of the games on this list will be repulsive to some people. But others will play them with glee, as blood and other things that should be on the inside of a person suddenly find themselves on the outside. We’re in the latter category, obviously. Otherwise, how could we have put this list together?
All of the games on this gore-filled list are available natively on PS5, so that means you get to see it in stunning detail. There are a varied range of genres, too, everything from action RPGs to fighting games. So, if you’re after the goriest games on PS5, scroll down and take note, as soon you’ll know which titles you should be playing.
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1. Dead Island 2
Dead Island 2 is undoubtedly one of the goriest games of all time, let alone just on PS5. It’s designed to be so, with developer Dambuster Studios creating a special gore system for the game to allow to take down zombie in great detail. So, hit a zombie in the face with a hammer and its jaw might start to hang off. Hit another with a weapon infused with acid and its skin will burn away. Needless to say, this game isn’t for the faint-hearted. But for the gore-hounds out there, you can’t really get any better.
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2. The Last of Us Part 1
The main reason you should play The Last of Us Part 1 is because it’s an absolutely brilliant game. One of the best games of all time, even. But also, if you’re after the goriest games on PS5, you won’t be disappointed. The combat here is brutal, and in the course of making your way a post-apocalyptic America you’ll no doubt end up dismembering limbs, crushing skulls and a whole lot more, all in grisly detail. If you really love gore you might want to die on purpose at times, too; your enemies have some very nasty ways of finishing you off.
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3. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is a bit of a hidden gem on PS5 if you like stealth games that also involve a lot of sniping. It does have the word sniper in its title, after all. What’s notable here, though, is that Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 includes long-range sniping with high-calibre rifles that can decimate foes. Arms, legs, heads; they can also be taken clean off or at least badly mangled, striking fear into those that are unaware of your position. And of course, other weapons at your disposal leave their mark, too.
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4. Mortal Kombat 11
As a series, Mortal Kombat has always prided itself on its gore. This eleventh mainline entry is no different, with multiple fatalities available for each character allowing you to deliver your opponents over-the-top deaths with blood, guts and viscera aplenty. The thing with Mortal Kombat 11 is these these finisher are so ridiculous now that you can’t help but watch them with a cheesy smile on your face – they’re just so comical. Still, gore is gore, and Mortal Kombat 11 delivers bucketloads of it.
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5. DOOM Eternal
Rip and tear, states the promotional material for DOOM Eternal. And so of course it’s one of the goriest games on PS5. This first-person shooter that has you fighting your way through hellish environments demands that you deconstruct your enemies in a myriad of ways. Suffice to say, when you’re not blowing them to bits with a rocket launcher, you could be splitting them in two with a chainsaw, or simply pounding them with a super-powered punch. Rip and tear indeed.
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6. Dead Space
Being a game that asks you dismember your enemies in order to put them down for good, this remake of Dead Space will no doubt make lover of gore very happy. As players make their way around the USG Ishimura, trying as hard as they can to find an escape from the nightmare they’ve found themselves in, countless foes are thrown at them, grotesque in nature. Thankfully the weapons at your disposal such as a plasma cutter and a blade thrower are designed to break your enemies down. And if they don’t cut the mustard, why not violently stomp enemies to death instead?
7. The Callisto Protocol
Created by some of the talent behind the original Dead Space which the remake above improves upon, The Callisto Protocol is another space-based action-horror that throws grotesque enemies at you left, right and centre. There’s not quite as much emphasis on blowing them to bits, though, with melee combat instead having much more of a focus. Regardless, there’s lots of blood, guts and gore to be found, especially if your foes manage to get the better of you.
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8. Wanted: Dead
We didn’t reckon all that much to Wanted: Dead when we reviewed it, which is a shame because we wanted to like it. One thing’s for sure though: it’s rather gory. Equipped with a katana, limbs don’t stay attached to enemies for too long if you engage them in close combat. And other weapons, such as grenades and shotguns, are also capable of causing grievous wounds to enemies.
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9. Resident Evil 2
Our oldest memory of the Resident Evil series is seeing a zombie’s head blown clean with a shotgun. It’s something you can still do in this remake of Resident Evil 2, and you can also blow off other body parts, too. It may not be the goriest game on PS5, but it’s certainly one of them. But more importantly, it’s just a bloody good game overall. In fact, we’d say it’s essential. A gory game is good, but a good gory game is even better – that’s our motto.
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10. Sniper Elite 5
The Sniper Elite series has been entertaining players for years now, and the latest entry is not only the biggest, but also the best and most goriest yet. Find a good sniping spot, pull out your rifle and take aim; you’re then all set to witness some glorious carnage. The X-ray kill-cam employed here loves to get you up close to the action, showing you what happens when your bullets enters your target and then leaves. And thanks to the power of the PS5, it’s more detailed than ever before.
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