7 Best Free Games to Play on PS5

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We've all been there; sitting in front of our PS5, wanting to blow off some steam with a round of gaming but not the slightest clue on what to play. You have plenty of games but none are quite what you want. So why not check out some free games?

There is a seemingly neverending list of free games in the PlayStation store, however, so we've collected some of the best titles to play to help your decision.

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7. Astro's Playroom

Astro's Playroom is a great free game on PS5.
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What's better than a free game? A free game that comes pre-installed of course! Astro's Playroom is an incredible nostalgia trip through the history of PlayStation, providing a fun platforming experience that fully showcases the console's potential, especially with the DualSense controller.

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6. Rocket League

Rocket League is one of the best free games on PS5
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When it comes to free games that are easy to just pick up and play, the chaos of Psyonix's Rocket League is something that isn't quite matched. Be it in one vs one or even the full four vs four matches, zipping around at superspeed as you try to overcome your opponents will always be fun and is a free game you need to play on PS5.

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5. Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a free game you should play on PS5
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Despite beginning its life as a paid-for game, Destiny 2 became free-to-play in 2019 with its New Light update. Now you can explore all that Bungie's Sci-fi MMO has to offer without having to pay a penny and with all the content added over the years, Destiny 2 is a great game for groups of gamers looking for something to play together.

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4. Call of Duty Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone is a must-play free game on PS5
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One of the most successful free games currently available on the PS5, Call of Duty Warzone has held a massive amount of players since its introduction back in 2020. With several seasons of content, endless loadout possibilities and more players than most people can imagine, Warzone is a great game to jump into at any point.

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3. Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a Free game you need to play on PS5.
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Respawn's free-to-play battle royale was a surprise hit when it first arrived in 2019, with many having written off the genre outside of its mainstays by that point. In the years since then, however, Apex Legends has only gotten better with a breakneck pace, some of the best gunplay in gaming and its innovative ping system. Apex Legends is a must-play free game for Playstation.

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2. Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is a must-play free game on PS5.
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One of the most popular games in the world right now, MiHoYo's Genshin Impact has grown at an insane rate since its launch in late 2020, mostly thanks to its frequent updates and additions to the world. The addictive nature of its gacha mechanics is just the icing on the cake for Genshin, with players praying to pull the heroes they want as they continue the adventure. This, of course, is merely optional and the game can be enjoyed without spending a penny.

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1. Fortnite

Fortnite is a must-play free game on PS5.
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What else? Epic Games' global sensation Fortnite is enjoyed by gamers of all ages across the world and has established itself as a global phenomenon as it continues to establish itself in mainstream pop culture. 2022 has seen Fortnite go to another level, however, with its no-build mode making the game more accessible than ever for players who don't have the time to learn its complex meta of wood-plank-placing. There is something for everyone in Fortnite, so it has to be a must-play free game for your PS5.