PS5 Free Games: Best Free Games You Can Play On PS5 Right Now
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PS5 Free Games: Best Free Games You Can Play On PS5 Right Now

Gemma Le Conte
18 November 2020

The best free games for your shiny new console.

The PS5 is here and players are diving into games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and more.

The new next-gen console itself is pretty expensive so some aren't able to dish out money for new games.

No worries, we've got you covered!

Here are five of the best free games you can get on the PS5 right now.

Free PS5 Games

Bugsnax

Bugsnax is available for free for all PS5 players subscribed to PlayStation Plus and will remain a free download for all subscribers until January 4. Once downloaded, the game is yours to keep forever and play as much as you want as long as you maintain an active subscription to the service. 

PlayStation Plus Collection

In addition to Bugsnax, PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS5 can also enjoy the "PlayStation Plus Collection," which grants subscribers access to a smattering of some of the finest games on PS4, all of which are not only playable on PS5 but have been improved for PS5. 

Check out the full list of games here.

Fortnite

Sure, it's not for everyone, but Fortnite is inarguably the game of an entire generation in terms of its cultural impact.

Whether you're jumping in to complete challenges, looking for a Victory Royale, or just looking to hang out with your friends, Fortnite is Series S and Series X optimised – and you can play with friends on other platforms, too.

Apex Legends

Now into its seventh season of content, Apex Legends might be able to give Respawn's dormant Titanfall franchise a shot of life in the coming years.

A squad-based battle royale where trios duke it out with weapons and character-specific abilities, Apex Legends' greatest gift to the gaming world is its blend of fast movement, responsive shooting, and Ping system that means you don't need to connect a mic to come up with winning strategies.

Rocket League

Now available as a free-to-play game, Psyonix's worldwide phenomenon just gets better and better.

"Football with cars" may sound reductive, but in reality, Rocket League is much more than that – it's chaotic, competitive, and great fun with friends and limited-time modes keep things fresh from season to season.

Destiny 2

After a whole host of updates, both paid and free, Destiny 2 has become a truly excellent shooter/RPG hybrid.

While much of the free-to-play version's content is being "Vaulted", the game offers some of gaming's most satisfying shooting mechanics and both co-operative and competitive multiplayer.

Warframe

Despite launching before the last console generation, Warframe has gone from strength to strength.

A game that puts players in the armour of a "Space Ninja" (seriously, how cool is that), players can carve through enemies with melee and third-person shooter combat, with a huge variety of mission types and randomly generated levels.

Smite

While MOBA titles have traditionally been most at home on PC, Smite shifts things to a third-person perspective.

Allowing players to take control of deities from mythology across the world, players can expect plenty of limited-edition content – including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

World of Tanks

Who doesn't love tanks?

World of Tanks has quietly grown into an incredibly popular vehicular shooter, with seemingly endless customisation and some amazing crossover content. In fact, at the time of writing, there's a Hot Wheels event going.

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