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Which PS4 Games Will Work on PS5?

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Which PS4 Games Will Work on PS5?

Sony has said that the "overwhelming majority" of PS4 games will work on PS5 at launch. It's since added that it expects 99 per cent of PS4 games to be compatible with PS5. While the vast majority of PS4 games will work flawlessly on PS5, there are some exceptions. Below is a list of all PS4 games that don't work on PS5 as well as all PS4 games that may exhibit errors on PS5. You can rest assured that unless the game is listed below, then it'll work without any problems.

All PS4 Games That Don't Work on PS5

At the time of writing, there are just 10 PS4 games will not be backwards compatible on PS5. On the PlayStation Store, these titles will be accompanied with a description reading "Playable on: PS4 only". The full list is as follows:
  • Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  • DWVR
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  • Joe's Diner
  • Just Deal With It!
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Shadwen
  • TT Isle of Man — Ride on the Edge 2
  • We Sing

All PS4 Games That May Exhibit Errors on PS5

While the vast majority of PS4 games will work on PS5 without any errors, Sony has marked some games on the PlayStation Store with the following warning:
"When playing on PS5, this game may exhibit errors or unexpected behaviour and some features available on PS4 may be absent."
It's important to note that any PS4 games carrying this message will load and be playable on the PS5, but they may exhibit errors like minor graphical glitches or bugs. The full list of all PS4 games that may exhibit errors on PS5 is as follows:
A Summer with the Shiba Inu
Active Soccer 2 DX
American Ninja Warrior: Challenge
Anomaly 2
APB Reloaded
Ape Escape 2
Arcade Land
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Trilogy Pack
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Assetto Corsa
Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition
Atrapa La Bandera
Batman: Return to Arkham - Arkham City
Battlezone
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Chicken Police
Clan N
Close to the Sun
Crossout
Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade
Daylight
Dead Island Retro Revenge
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune Free-to-Play Version
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet
Deliver Us The Moon
Dino Frontier
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King
Doki-Doki Universe
DOOM VFR
Dungeon Rushers
DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires
DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires Free Alliances Version
DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
Entwined
EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone
Everybody's Golf
Feral Fury
Filthy Lucre
Flinthook
Frisky Business
Game of Thrones
Gensokyo Defenders
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
GRIP
Hardware: Rivals
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition
Kickbeat Special Edition
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Left Alive
Let's Sing 10
Let's Sing 2018
Lightfield
LittleBigPlanet 3
Mafia III The Complete Edition
Mafia III: Definitive Edition
Manhunt
Metal Slug Anthology
MLB 14 The Show
MLB 15 The Show
MLB The Show 16
MLB The Show 17
MLB The Show 18
MLB The Show 19
MOTHERGUNSHIP
NBA 2K19
NBA 2K20
Need for Speed
NHL 19
Nobunaga's Ambition Souzou
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence
OKAGE: Shadow King
Onigiri
Operation Warcade
Paddle Vs. Paddle
Pinball Arcade
PixARK
PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate
Prey
Primal
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 LITE
Project CARS
Project CARS GOTY Edition
Pure Hold'em
Pure Hold'em - World Poker Championship
Pure Pool
Realm Royale
RIGS Mechanized Combat League
RISK
Roundabout
Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul
Sea of Solitude
Season Match 2 HD
Season Match 3 Curse of the Witch Crow
Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
Senran Kagura Estival Versus
Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash
Shuttle Commander
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
SMITE
Space Junkies
Star Ocean Second Evolution
Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time
STAR STRIKE ULTRA
STAR STRIKE ULTRA VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Super Kids Racing
Super Stardust Ultra
Super Stardust Ultra VR
Survive Said The Prophet VR Experience
Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
Tennis World Tour
The Golf Club 2019
The King of Fighters 2000
The Surge
The Tomorrow Children
The Walking Dead: Season 1
The Warriors
Tooth and Tail
True Fear: Forsaken Souls Part 2
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Valhalla Hills
Velocity 2X
Werewolves Within
WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Will Physical PS4 Game Discs Play on the PS5?

Yes, physical PS4 game discs will play on PS5*. You'll be able to insert physical PS4 game discs into the PS5 and play them, as well as download digital software you've purchased from the PlayStation Store. Note that you won't be able to use physical game discs on the PS5 Digital Edition as it doesn't have a disc drive.
Before purchasing add-ons to play with your PS4 games on PS5 consoles, please try to boot and play your PS4 games on your PS5 first to see if you are happy with the play experience.
*There is at least one exception that we know of where the physical PS4 disc will not boot on a PlayStation 5, and that is Fortnite.
Error when booting a Fortnite PS4 disc on the PlayStation 5

Will PS4 Games Purchased from the PS Store Work on PS5?

The PS5 is backwards compatible with PS4 software, so this means both physical and digital software will work on the next-gen system. Assuming you’re using the same PSN account on PS5, you will have access to all of your PS4 purchases from the PlayStation Store. This includes PlayStation Plus titles – but you will have to ensure your subscription is active in order to play these.

Will PS4 Games Play Better on the PS5?

PS4 games will play better on PS5 through the use of a "boost" mode, however this may cause compatibility issues and may not apply to every single game. You also might need to ensure that your PS4 games are installed to the PS5's SSD, although you will have the option to save space by using a more traditional external HDD. Any games stored on the latter, of course, will not benefit from the speeds of Sony's super-fast SSD.
Here's what Sony has to say about PS4 games running better on PS5:
"We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions. We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers."

Will PSVR Games Work on PS5?

Sony has said that PlayStation VR will be fully backwards compatible with the PS5, meaning that you’ll be able to plug your current headset into the next-gen console and experience virtual reality. As the PlayStation 5 is also backwards compatible with PS4 software, this means that you’ll be able to play PSVR games on the PS5 – regardless of whether you own them digitally or physically.
For the best PS VR experience on PS5 we recommend using a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller. Select games may require the PlayStation Move motion controllers or be compatible with the PlayStation VR aim controller.
You will need a special Camera adapter in order to connect your existing PS4 Camera* to the PS5, as the new PS5 HD Camera is not compatible with PSVR.
*PS4 Camera Models CUH-ZEY1 or CUH-ZEY2
How to Get a FREE PS5 PlayStation Camera Adaptor for PSVR !
If you want to get your hands on a PS5 PlayStation Camera adaptor for free, you'll need to order one via Sony. That is done through an official PlayStation support page which you can access through
this link.
You will need to enter the serial number associated with your PSVR. This can be found on the rear side of the headset's Processor Unit and does not include any dashes or spaces. After that, you will need to fill in your personal and shipping details so that Sony knows where to send the FREE PlayStation Camera adaptor for use with PSVR on PS5!

Will the PS5 Play PS3, PS2, or PS1 Games?

PS5 is not backwards compatible with PS3 games, although it is backwards compatible with PS4 games, meaning some remasters are playable on PlayStation 5. Some high-profile examples of PS3 to PS4 remasters you'll be able to play on PS5 include The Last of Us Remastered and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. It's worth noting that PS3 Blu-ray discs and PS3 PS Store purchases will not be compatible with the PS5, however.
Some PS2 games that were ported to the PS4 will be playable on PS5. This includes essentials such as Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. However, you'll need to have purchased the PS4 versions to be able to play them on PS5. The PS5 cannot play PS2 DVDs and any PS2 Classics you may have purchased on the PS3 will not be compatible either.
PS5 is not backwards compatible with PS1 games. This includes PS1 game discs and PS1 Classics that you may have purchased on PS3 or PSP in the past. There are a few PS4 remasters like PaRappa the Rapper and MediEvil that you'll be able to play on PS5, as well as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

PS5 Backwards Compatibility Limitations

  • The SHARE menu cannot be displayed during PS4 gameplay on PS5 consoles. You can take screenshots and images by pressing the create button on your DualSense wireless controller to show the create menu. Additionally, you can use the button shortcuts to start/stop video recording or to save screenshots as follows:
    • Single press the CREATE (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to show the create menu
    • Press and hold the CREATE (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to take a screenshot
    • Double press the CREATE (DualSense) or SHARE button (DUALSHOCK4) to start and stop video recording manually.
  • The PS5 HD Camera is not compatible with PSVR on PS5. You’ll need to use the PS4 Camera Models CUH-ZEY1 or CUH-ZEY2, and the PS Camera adaptor (no purchase required), to use PSVR on PS5.
  • HDR is automatically switched on for PS5 consoles. To turn off HDR, go to Settings
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    Screen and Video
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    Video Output
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    HDR and select SDR.
  • The tournaments feature on PS4 is not supported on PS5 consoles. To participate in a tournament for PS4 games, please continue to use your PS4 console.
  • In-Game Live from PlayStation is not supported on PS5 consoles.
  • PS5 consoles do not support the PS4 Second Screen app or game companion apps.

Legal

  • "PlayStation", "PS5", "PS4", "DUALSENSE", and "DUALSHOCK" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
  • "SONY" is a registered trademark or trademark of Sony Corporation.
  • Other system and product names are generally trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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