23 Best PS5 Games and Accessories You Can Get Today
It's hard to believe that Sony's PlayStation 5 gaming console was released all the way back on Nov. 12, 2020. Why? Because it's been almost impossible for gamers to get their hands on it.
The eagerly awaited PS5, which was released in both a standard version and a slimmer, digital edition, has been sold out almost nonstop since its release. Retailers are still struggling to keep them in stock, so checking frequently is the best way to scoop one up. If you haven't succeeded yet, don't fret.
Check these links to see if one's available at your favorite retailer:
Whether you've already snagged one or you're still waiting, these awesome accessories and games are the perfect additions to take your PS5 gameplay (now or when your console finally arrives) to the next level. Happy gaming.
PlayStation DualSense Wireless Controller
Why it’s a must-have: What's the point of buying a PS5 at Best Buy or Walmart if you don't have the right controller to go with it?
The new DualSense Wireless Controller is well worth the upgrade, with a built-in microphone, a better layout for more comfortable gameplay and haptic feedback that brings your gaming experience to life.
What gamers have to say: "The controller feels much nicer than the DualShock 4. It’s bigger, so it will also be a nice change for people with bigger hands." —Richard
Get it for yourself: PlayStation DualSense Wireless Controller – Midnight Black, $69
Playstation DualSense Charging Station
Why it’s a must-have: Once you try out the Playstation DualSense Charging Station, it'll be hard to remember how you functioned without it. It frees up your PS5's USB ports and eliminates the annoying three hours of recharge time.
Since it charges two controllers at once, just swap them out when one of the batteries is getting low. It's also way more attractive than having it hooked up to the PS5 with unsightly USB cords.
What gamers have to say: "Just arrived and this thing works like a charm. It plugs into a wall outlet for its power, which is ideal to keep controllers fully charged and ready to go. Controllers just fall into position and start charging. I would have liked for it to have a USB port to charge headphones, but I'm still happy with it." —Ralph O.
Get it for yourself:Playstation DualSense Charging Station, $29.99
Playstation Media Remote
Why it’s a must-have: The PS5 is way more than just a gaming console. You can use it to stream movies on Netflix, play music from Spotify, surf YouTube and more. This remote is basically just a simplified controller, but it's a nice addition to your PS5 accessories collection.
What gamers have to say: "The PlayStation Media Remote is great at what it does. Realistically, it’s not essential because the DualSense controller can do most everything it does to get to and control media on the PS5. But it’s nice to have when you just want to utilize your PS5 as a media console, and the PS5 is very good at that. I love the specialized Disney+, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube buttons on it. They’re very useful and I’d say they will probably endure during the PS5’s heyday, which if it is like the previous PlayStation consoles, should be about 7 years or so." —David M. Lisa
Get it for yourself: Playstation Media Remote, $29.99
Playstation HD Camera
Why it’s a must-have: A camera isn't a necessity for all gamers, but if you plan on streaming to Twitch with your PS5, you'll need an HD camera that's up to the task.
This one has a wide-angle lens that helps you to capture your gameplay in real time. You can even remove the background if you'd like to replace it with something other than your couch.
What gamers have to say: "This looks really good. While it won't knock your socks off, it is more than adequate for first-time streamers who stream directly from the PS5. It is also a huge improvement over the previous generations camera in regards to image quality." —Russell A. Horton
Get it for yourself: Playstation HD Camera, Black, $56
Avolusion PRO-5X Series 4TB USB 3.0 External Gaming Hard Drive for PS5
Why it’s a must-have: New PS5 games are coming out all the time. To prevent you from running out of space for them on your PS5 console, this 4TB gaming hard drive can hold all your favorites for later.
What gamers have to say: "Works as promised. Setup was easy, and it works great with my PS5. Plus the style matches great!" —RB
Get it for yourself:Avolusion PRO-5X Series 4TB USB 3.0 External Gaming Hard Drive for PS5 Game Console, $99.50
Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset
Why it’s a must-have: The Razer Kraken gaming headphones check all the boxes: immersive, 7.1 Surround Sound for PC gaming, ultra-comfy headphones that are lighter than air, and a bendable, noise-canceling mic, plus a perfectly positioned volume control wheel and a switch to shut off the mic.
These are proof that gamers don't have to shell out hundreds to play their PS5 without bugging the neighbors. They also come in a version with cute cat ears.
What gamers have to say: "I bought these for my daughter. She is an avid gamer and uses them at least 6-7 hours a day when she isn't in school. They are very light and she said they have much better sound and clarity than her previous headset. She also likes how they don't look huge on her head. Her previous set looked so big on her head and these are comfortable and don't look like they were made for a giant. The adjustable band has a good range of size and my husband says they are comfortable on his head (which is much bigger than our daughter's.)" —Jenn B.
Get it for yourself:Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound Capable, $35.99
Drop + Sennheiser PC38X Gaming Headset
Why it’s a must-have: For gamers who want the absolute best when it comes to audio quality, this is it. A new version of the beloved Drop PC37X headphones, this set features a collaboration with Sennheiser. Sennheiser is already known for its uncompromising audio quality, and these are no exception.
They offer crystal-clear audio and angled drivers that help PS5 gamers better pinpoint the location of enemies while the noise-cancelling mic makes it effortless to communicate.
What gamers have to say: "The PC38X’s are absolutely the best-sounding gaming headset that I have heard. I’ve owned the Astro A50’s which for the money there is no comparison. The sound quality is unbelievably better on the PC38X, and at $130 cheaper, they are a steal. I have also owned the PlayStation Gold headset which aren’t bad at all but can’t touch the Sennheiser’s for sound quality." —Julie and Jamie
Get it for yourself:Drop + Sennheiser PC38X Gaming Headset, $180
Toshiba 43-inch Smart 4K UHD TV
Why it’s a must-have: If you (or your teenager) games in their bedroom, this 43-inch TV fits the bill. The smart TV feature is convenient, and it's a reasonably priced option for newer gamers.
What gamers have to say: "My best testimonial. I bought one. Then went back and bought five more. Great picture. Great sound. Super value." —J. Shelby
Get it for yourself:Toshiba 43LF621U21 43-inch Smart 4K UHD with Dolby Vision, $349.99
Hisense 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV
Why it’s a must-have: A dedicated low-latency gaming mode, and a smart TV? That's 4K Ultra HD. And it's Perfection. Admittedly, there are way more elite TVs out there, but for a truly giant TV with 4K resolution under $800, it's a great buy to elevate your PS5 gaming experience.
What gamers have to say: "Impressive. All my other TVs are high-end Samsungs, LGs and Sonys, I bought this TV for my workout room. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a TV where people would be slinging kettlebells and jumping around. And no, I am not going to lie and say this TV looks as good as by Samsung 9 series, but for the price, it is darn good. The sound quality is very clear, and you can turn it up without it getting too harsh." -XLR8QUIK
Get it for yourself:Hisense 75A6G 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV with Alexa Compatibility, $789.99
Pheanoo Soundbar with Subwoofer
Why it’s a must-have: Whether you get the PS5 at Walmart or Target, a gaming system that awesome deserves a sound system to match. While the best systems can be hundreds of dollars or more, this soundbar delivers impressively deep bass for such an affordable setup.
What gamers have to say: "Received the soundbar today and hooked it up with the HDMI cable. It did the rest. Such an easy setup. I immediately went to Prime Video and checked out the movie sound and I have to say that there is a bunch of bang for your buck here." —Don
Get it for yourself:Pheanoo Soundbar with Subwoofer, $126.99
KontrolFreek FPS Freek Galaxy White for Playstation 4 (PS4) and Playstation 5 (PS5)
Why it’s a must-have: If you're not an amazing gamer, the best advice is to practice. That said, if you'd like to give yourself an edge, these textured thumbsticks make it easier to grip your controller, all while reducing strain on your wrist and hands.
What gamers have to say: "Awesome, definitely helps a lot. As far as an increase in player performance, well, that's dependent on the player. Stuff doesn't make you good, practice does. That said, I notice a HUGE increase in my ability to snipe with these. I love these where the movement stick is lower and the camera movement on is higher. The lower one helps you keep grip so as you're holding run your finger doesn't slip off." —Drjeebus
Get it for yourself:KontrolFreek FPS Freek Galaxy White for Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 Performance Thumbsticks, $16.99
Dowinx Gaming Chair
Why it’s a must-have: Need the ultimate gaming chair? This might be it. The vintage leather chair reclines from 90 degrees to 180 degrees, and the lumbar support pillow comes with a massage feature. The soft, cushioned seat also keeps your legs from falling asleep during long gaming sessions with your PS5.
What gamers have to say: "I work from home and game for hours after, so a comfortable, durable chair is something that is a necessity. I have not had this chair long, but the initial assessment is that it should hold up to intense use. On top of this, the aesthetics of the chair are pleasing. It has the ergonomic design and features of a gaming chair, but unlike a lot of gaming chairs, it blends into a mature home office. This design is a pleasant change, and for a long time, something I have been searching for." —Ami
Get it for yourself:Dowinx Gaming Chair Office Desk Chair with Massage Lumbar Support, Vintage Style, $212.49
BestOffice High Back Gaming Chair
Why it’s a must-have: For a less pricy gaming chair, this is a great pick. Made of breathable PU leather, it supports up to 250 pounds and assembles in minutes. More importantly, it comes with adjustable lumbar support and can lock at multiple reclining angles.
What gamers have to say: "I have a 6’3” 250 lbs. 'Gentle Ben' of a teenage son that loves his computer games but he was going through office chairs at a rate of one per quarter. How? I couldn’t tell you, but they would fall apart. This chair so far has been the most durable and one of less expensive models." —Jess
Get it for yourself:BestOffice High Back Gaming Chair, $80.92
Best Choice Products Swivel Gaming Chair
Why it’s a must-have: You know that one person at parties who's always sitting on the floor? If that person is you, you're officially a floor person. This unique gaming chair helps you enjoy your new PS5 from your favorite spot without propping yourself up with a stack of pillows. It also reclines and has an adjustable back cushion for ultimate comfort.
What gamers have to say: "Super happy with this purchase, the chair actually arrived way ahead of schedule so we got it in time for Father’s Day. 'Gamer dad' was super excited to try out his new chair. He is 6’1", chair works well for his height and reclines just fine. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a sturdy chair that is comfortable for the 'big and tall' video gamer in your life. Also seems like it would work just as well for a regular lounging chair if you’re the type who likes to recline back and just read a good book every now and then." —Miri A.
Get it for yourself:Best Choice Products Swivel Gaming Chair 360 Degree Multipurpose Floor Chair, $89.99
Horus X Blue Light Gaming Glasses
Why it’s a must-have: As more people have shifted to working remotely, blue light glasses have become more popular. They're not just for work, however. Anyone who stares at screens for long hours can relieve eyestrain with glasses that block blue light. This pair of gaming glasses blocks both blue light and UV rays to help gamers enjoy the new PS5 without getting a headache.
What gamers have to say: "This is the fourth pair of gaming glasses I've bought. I'm not a gamer, just a guy who spends way too much time on the computer. I've bought the orange-tinted ones, the clear ones, the yellowy ones and others. All of them left my eyes blurry after long use as well as changing the color of the screen. I realized if I did nothing to protect my eyes, continued computer use would have a serious effect on my vision. This will sound fake, but the moment I put these on, they felt as if I had made the right purchase." —Amazon Customer
Get it for yourself:Horus X Blue Light Gaming Glasses, $34.90
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PlayStation 5 Gold Steelbook Edition
Why it’s a must-have: This ever-popular "Assassin's Creed" game is a must for anyone who'd prefer to be a Viking instead of a regular person. The folklore element adds depth to the game, and on PS5, it plays better than ever in comparison to the PS4 version.
What gamers have to say: "Can't pass on a Steelbook. Comes with Season Pass as well. Lucky enough to find a PS5 out the gate, and this game is a great launch for the system!" —Sean
Get it for yourself:Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PlayStation 5 Gold Steelbook Edition, $223.95
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Why it’s a must-have: "Call of Duty" wouldn't be complete without zombies, and this PS5 game has plenty. The multiplayer game is super addictive, and the visuals take the series to an entirely new level.
What gamers have to say: "Seriously, I've played them all and idk how people don't enjoy this one. The speed (char weight and map size) is great, campaign is fire, zombies is unique and actually enjoyable again. Customization is fantastic too. I think people aren't realizing yet that it's just different, but there are tons of choices. Best COD ever prob. Would give 10 stars if I could. This is the first game in a long time I've woken up at night to play before work." —Dana
Get it for yourself:Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, $67.95
DeathLoop Deluxe Edition
Why it’s a must-have: A contender for 2021's game of the year, "Deathloop" centers around the main character, Colt, getting stuck in a time loop on a deserted island. It's a unique cross between a first-person shooter and a detective game, and it's one of the best games released for the PS5 so far.
What gamers have to say: "The hype is real with Deathloop. This was my first Arkane game and I loved it. The story was very good and I like the overall puzzle of figuring out the final loop. Some clues are spelled out for you, other things you need to play detective to figure out. The graphics are great on PS5 and the music is AMAZING." —PSguy
Get it for yourself:DeathLoop Deluxe Edition, PS5- $79.99
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Why it’s a must-have: It's not the newest "Final Fantasy" game, but it's a worthwhile remake for fans of the series. With all-new 4K resolution graphics, more immersive gameplay and an all-new episode, it's well worth the PS5 upgrade.
What gamers have to say: "A fantastic upgrade to an already beautiful game. The Remake pops off the screen with this 4K upgrade and the Yuffie side story is a great addition to the lore of FF7. Story, characters, gameplay and music are some of the best you’ll find in any video game. Even if you’re completely new to the series, cannot recommend this game enough." —David H.
Get it for yourself:Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, $49.99
Resident Evil Village - PlayStation 5 Standard Edition
Why it’s a must-have: For gamers who have followed the "Resident Evil" series, "Resident Evil Village" is a great addition to the lineup. A successor to "Resident Evil 7," the game revives the series' horror roots.
What gamers have to say: "This game is a great continuation of Ethan Winter’s story. Even though the game takes an average 6-8 hours to beat, I enjoyed every second of it. Capcom has turned down the horror a notch and delivered us a more classic RE experience." —Diane G.
Get it for yourself:Resident Evil Village - PlayStation 5 Standard Edition, $44.99
Why it’s a must-have: If you're up for a challenge, Returnal is insanely difficult. It can be repetitive, but it quickly becomes addictive, and the visuals are nearly unmatched.
What gamers have to say: "I can’t believe how smooth this game plays and how the graphics and 3D Audio are on point and phenomenal. The gameplay mechanics are solid! The guns and melee weapons are fun to use. Everything is upgradable in an alien way that works with human technology." —Prestige Prime Shopper
Get it for yourself:Returnal - PlayStation 5, $59.95
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Launch Edition
Why it’s a must-have: While many games are intended for teens and adults, "Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart" is completely family-friendly, yet still completely fun to play.
The addition of haptic feedback makes the game feel more immersive. Pair the superb gameplay quality with endearing characters, and you have a winner for the PS5.
What gamers have to say: "The most graphically impressive game I have played in my 25 years of gamingm and honestly nothing comes close ... nothing. This is like playing a Pixar movie in IMAX 3D. And also the game itself is great and super fun." —Joshua LaFrance
Get it for yourself:Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Launch Edition, $72.99
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Why it’s a must-have: "Sackboy" is a favorite among younger gamers. Explore an enticing 3D world with all new moves, gadgets and thrilling lands to discover.
What gamers have to say: "I love it so much! It's like a much better version of Super Mario 3D World paired with the unmatched charm of LittleBigPlanet and the great experience of playing on PS5. My favorite purchase for PS5 so far!" —Zack Campbell
Get it for yourself:Sackboy: A Big Adventure – PlayStation 5, $39