List of PS4 games that require a PS5 patch

There are PS4 games that need a PS5 patch. In this PS5 guide, we’re going to be listing some of our favorite PS4 games that have not yet been optimized for PS5, which means either their frame rate will stay at 30 or their resolution needs to be improved.

To be clear, a lot of PS4 games have been updated to run better on PS5. See the guide below for a list of PS4 games that use the PS5’s Game Boost feature:

  • PS5 Game Boost: All the significant improvements to the PS4 game

For more information on PS5 backward compatibility, please refer to these guides: PS5 Backward Compatibility: Can you play PS4 games on PlayStation 5? and PS5 Backward Compatibility: Any PS4 games that don’t work.

But yeah, we’re here to highlight titles that could use a boost of their own to make them run better than ever on Sony’s current console. We consider most of the games on this list top-notch PS4 titles, so it’s a real shame they haven’t been updated.

Blood transferred

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: 1080p

Let’s start with the obvious. Bloodborne is a certified PS4 classic, and honestly, it’s a fucking shame it still hasn’t been updated for PS5. Rumors of a remaster or remake have been around for years. Still, honestly, a relatively simple 60fps patch would do us fine. Now listen, we know Bloodborne has some weird frame rate issues – issues that mean simply unblocking the frame rate isn’t an option – but modders have already figured out ways to get around this. So it would take a little effort, but come on – Bloodborne at 60fps would be a dream come true.

LittleBigPlanet 3

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: 1080p

While it could be argued that the pretty good Sackboy: A Big Adventure essentially fills the LittleBigPlanet-shaped hole on PS5, it would still be nice to have the extensive platformer fully updated to Sony’s newest system. Even today, LittleBigPlanet 3 has a lot going for it in terms of user-generated content, and the ability to explore such a rich tapestry at a higher frame rate would make it all a lot more appealing. A burst of dissolution wouldn’t hurt either.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: Dynamic 1800p

Assassin’s Creed Origins changed the gameplay formula Ubisoft’s series badly needed when released in 2017. Many fans would argue that it is still the best open-world Assassin’s Creed game. Its Egyptian setting is strikingly excellent, and it has an addicting RPG structure. The only problem is that it is limited to 30fps.

Fortunately, there is reason to believe that Ubisoft could update Origins. The sequel Assassin’s Creed Odyssey received a PS5 patch at 60 frames per second, and that game now runs like a dream on Sony’s current system. Let’s hope Origins gets the same treatment.

Alien: Isolation

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: 1080p

Alien: Isolation, a fan-favorite horror experience on PS4, can still be a tense affair – but it would be even more terrifying at 60 fps. As with almost every game on this list, an improved frame rate would mean more responsive gameplay. Extra control over the terrified protagonist from Isolation would be of great help in the hairier moments of the title.

Dying Light

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: 1080p

Dying Light is still pretty much the best zombie game on PS4 – and if it runs at a much smoother 60fps, that would be a perfect reason to revisit the infected zone on PS5. The gameplay premise remains unique all those years later, as you (and a few co-op friends if you wish) park over the undead-infested island from a first-person perspective and beat zombies with all kinds of improvisation weapons.

Concrete genius

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: Up to 1440p

Concrete Genie is an overlooked PS4 exclusive. While it’s unlikely to knock anyone’s socks off, it’s a lovingly crafted adventure backed by a ton of whims and wonders. It looks pretty, too – its magical graffiti pops against realistic environments. Honestly, this game deserves another try, and a solid PS5 update could be the catalyst. All of these neon monsters would pop at 60 fps.

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: Up to 1440p

It’s a shame Spyro: Reignited Trilogy isn’t running at a silky 60 on PS5. This collection of beautiful remasters deserves improved performance as they are otherwise pretty much perfect. There is no question that the original Spyro games are absolute classics. Still, the work that went into the Reignited Trilogy shouldn’t be ignored. We should enjoy these lovingly crafted revivals at their best.

Fallout 4

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: Up to 1440p

The biggest problem with Fallout 4 on PS4? This is often a terrible frame rate. The busiest areas of the game can boost performance on last-gen hardware, but playing through the open-world title on PS5 removes a lot of the drops. It’s a good start, but limiting the frame rate would be a welcome next step, assuming, of course, that the PS4 version of Fallout 4 can even hit the holy 60. It could also make the sometimes sluggish fight feel much more responsive.

DriveClub

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: 1080p

This is a strange shot, but be patient. DriveClub was (and maybe still is) one of the best racers on PS4, but it was discontinued long before its time. The game was removed from PlayStation Store in 2019. Its multiplayer servers were abandoned in 2020 – but what a joy it would be to get behind the wheel again on PS5, even if it was just for a few sessions. This dream update deserves a 60fps upgrade, but of all the games on our list, this dream update is the most unlikely.

Final Fantasy XII: The Age of Zodiac

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: Up to 1440p

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a top-notch remaster of an excellent RPG and has it all. Significantly improved graphics and significant gameplay tweaks make up one of our most popular Final Fantasy titles of the last decade – but it’s a real shame it’s still limited to 30 frames per second. Final Fantasy XII isn’t a fast-paced action game that requires a higher frame rate. Still, silky performance is pretty much the only thing missing from this near-perfect remake.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

  • Frame rate: 60 fps
  • Resolution: 1080p

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection hits rock-solid 60fps on PS5 (hooray!), But that 1080p resolution is a bit of a kicker. Granted, the first two Uncharted games don’t look great these days, but a nice increase in resolution would still work wonders on a good 4K display. After all, these are three classic PlayStation titles, and it would be cool to have them up to date on PS5.

Middle-earth: Shadow of war

  • Frame rate: at 30. limited
  • Resolution: Dynamic 2160p

Action games are always better at 60fps. There is simply no getting around this fact. And while Shadow of War isn’t quite Devil May Cry, it still feels way too sluggish at 30 fps. The game itself proved divisive when launched in 2017 (primarily because of its microtransactions which were later wholly removed). However, we’d argue that there’s still a fantastic and addicting gameplay loop here that revolves around that important “nemesis system” turns. The bottom line is that decapitating orcs will never be fun, and that pleasure could easily be enhanced with a PS5 patch.

Until Dawn

  • Frame rate: 60fps target
  • Resolution: 1080p

A memorable camp horror title is another game that has often been let down by poor performance on PS4, Until Dawn. The game can still be great fun to play through with a group of friends, but as a cinematic experience here in the current generation of consoles, its seedy frame rate, and 1080p resolution leave a lot to be desired. Reinforcement in both departments would be desirable.

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