As time goes on and more developers unlock the full potential of the PS5, this list will continue to grow.
One of the most exciting features of the PS5, and the console’s near-instant load times, is its ability to support ray tracing. For the uninitiated, ray tracing is a sophisticated rendering technique that produces more realistic lighting effects by mimicking the light in natural environments. It can be quite laborious even on a powerful PC, but on the PS5, ray tracing has been enabled for many different games, some of the best PS5 games you can play.
Most games with quality and performance modes only support ray tracing in their quality mode (these are sometimes called preferred graphics mode, resolution mode, or quality mode). If you choose a performance-friendly mode (sometimes called frame rate mode), you usually don’t get ray tracing. There are exceptions to this rule, like Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, which offers ray tracing in both graphics and performance modes. In this case, you may see differences in how ray tracing is implemented and how well it works, but still render for both.
list PS5 games with ray tracing
|game||PS5 Ray Tracing||solve||Frame rate with ray tracing|
|Astro’s Game Room||Yes||4K||60 frames|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||Yes||Dynamic 4K||60 frames|
|Control Ultimate||Yes||1440p||30 frames per second|
|infinite loop||Yes||4K||30 frames per second|
|Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition||Yes (performance and graphics)||1080p (performance) 4K (graphics)||60 FPS (performance and graphics)|
|Dirt 5||Yes||Dynamic 4K||60 frames|
|Doom Eternal||Yes||Dynamic 1800p||60 frames|
|ghost walker||Yes||4K||60 frames|
|Racing 7*||Yes||4K||60 frames|
|Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy||Yes||Dynamic 4K||30 frames per second|
|Metro Exodus||Yes||—||60 frames|
|NBA 2K21||Yes||4K||60 frames|
|Watcher: System Restore||Yes||—||—|
|Ratchet and Clank: Rift||Yes||Dynamic 4K||60 frames|
|Resident Evil Village||Yes||Dynamic 4K||—|
|ride 4||Yes||Dynamic 4K||60 frames|
|Spider-Man: Miles Morales||Yes||4K||60 frames|
|Spider-Man Remake||Yes||Dynamic 4K||60 frames|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||Yes||4K||30 frames per second|
*Unreleased games/updates confirmed by developer will support PS5 ray tracing. Expected resolutions and frame rates may change at launch.
Ray tracing can be used for a variety of functions, including more accurate lighting and realistic reflections in glass and metal and liquid pools.
We’ve also compiled a list of all PS5 games that support DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, as well as a list of PS5 games that support 120 FPS. If you haven’t tested the true capabilities of DualSense, I highly recommend checking out Astro’s Playroom, which is included with every PS5 console. This is a superb showcase of the incredible engineering Sony has done.
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