Next-generation consoles like PS5 or Xbox Series X | S have many virtues, but Sony has a differentiating element in the use of its Dualsense controller, thanks to haptic vibration and adaptive triggers. Therefore, today we review the games that have best used the Dualsense.
With 2023 already taking its first steps, it is a good time to look back and see which games have used the Dualsense best in 2022and that is why it is worth trying them on the Sony console.
As a general rule, they are games of quite varied genres, in case someone is thinking that most of them are going to be shooters. There are various titles that use the adaptive triggers or vibration for much more than just shooting firearms.
We tested DUALSENSE EDGE, the new PS5 controller, very PRO (and very expensive)
Add to that the fact that we’ve already tested the DualSense Edge – the new official (and very expensive) Pro controller for PS5 – things could even improve in the coming months.
Therefore, we are going to start with a game of legendary saga on PlayStation consoles. A driving title that has arrived this year to stay among the best, for many.
2022 games with better use of Dualsense, haptic vibration and adaptive triggers
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 was the seventh installment of Polyphony Digital in the Gran Turismo franchise, which also came to PS4. Although to enjoy yourself better, it is recommended to play on PS5 thanks to the functions that it adds with the command of the next-generation console.
With the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller players can get a more detailed feel for the road, as well as the push when accelerating. Other examples are the gear change, the ruts in the asphalt, the anti-lock system or the braking resistance of each car, to mention a few details.
Stray is BlueTwelve Studio’s indie cat adventure, explore a cyberpunk city like a michi. But that’s not all, since it can meow or scratch surfaces just like any kitten would.
With the ps5 controller, meows are heard over the speaker and when scratching on posts, sofa arms or carpets you must alternate L2 and R2 with pressure where each surface changes the sensation (and different hardness on the triggers). In addition, they also feel footsteps or when touching each object.
Horizon Forbidden West
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Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn for PS4 and PS5 by Guerrilla Games. Aloy’s new adventure through the Forbidden West is enjoyed on the new and last generation of consoles, but better on playstation 5where there are details and differences beyond the command.
When playing with the Dualsense we can feel each footstep of the protagonist on the different surfacesbut especially when it comes to tightening the bows and feeling the sound they make when it is ready along with many other details of the game.
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Sifu is a spectacular and demanding martial arts game, available for PS4, PS5 and PC. But let’s not despair, it is also coming to Xbox and Steam in early 2023 along with a free update with a new game mode.
With the PS5 DualSense you will be able to feel a lot of details, from the wind of a fan hitting our character, the vibration of the music from a disco or even the force of the blows with our parrys and blocksdetails that trigger Sifu’s enjoyment.
Cyberpunk 2077- Gameplay on PS5 in performance mode
With Cyberpunk 2077 we know what you are going to say: it is a 2020 game. But its Next Gen update for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S It arrived in February of this year, and it left improvements in FPS, loading times, animations and DualSense controller functions.
CD Projekt added details for Dualsense such as recoil for each weapon, while melee weapons -katana or electric- have haptic feedback… You can feel every action in the game through the controller and that’s good after the patch Cyberpunk 1.5.
The Witcher 3 Next Gen
The same goes for The Witcher 3 Next Gen, the game from the Polish studio returns to Geralt de Rivia in his third adventure for Xbox Series X|S and PS5having in the PlayStation version various extra improvements.
Now, the remote registers many more actions and transmits them to our hands, whether it is when diving, collecting herbs and/or riding a horse; all this noticing each movement and blow, each conjured sign and even the ground when stepping on…
The Callisto Protocol
The Callisto Protocol has been one of the last releases of is 2022, the game by Striking Distance Studios It has some good implementations of the DualSense beyond the haptics in the triggers or the movement controls.
There are subtle vibrations in Jacob Lee’s actions as he climbs the stairs at each rung, hangs on handholds, and when the elevators are called you hear the roar; not to mention that he feels the hum of the fans.
GTA V and GTA Online – Now available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S
GTA V came to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, which left us with a series of improvements and a comparison with the PS4 version that takes advantage of functions such as 3D sound through Tempest Engine or the Dualsense haptic response to damage, weather effects or the surface on which we drive.
And there’s more: when the police are chasing us, the lights on the controller flash red and blue; If we pick up an audio record or there is a call, it is heard through the speaker of the controller and the vibrations give a pleasant sensation of the action and movement on the screen.
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The Last of Us Part 1
The Last of Us Part 1 is the tuning of the Naughty Dog game for PS5a remake that only came to PS5 to take advantage of its features on the new generation of consoles.
Its haptic function allows you to feel each weapon and rain, but also its adaptive triggers allow you to feel the resistance of each weapon, be it Joel’s or Ellie’s bow. In addition, as we said, it is also our recommended game for blind players due to its accessibility options and use of the controller.
Returnal Ascension is the expansion of Returnal, the base game already had awesome features with the DualSense controller. We know that the housemarque game It was released in 2021, but this 2022 DLC brought it back to the most rabid news for its improvements and additions.
Again, the haptic controls give sensations to each weapon and when running in the hands there is a strong jolt that accentuates Selene’s rapid acceleration and even feeling the force of impact when she jumps.
And we have even arrived with this curious report, as you can see, it seems that 2022 has left quite a few games that take advantage of the DualSense controller; but 2023 may be even better.
Now that you know what the 2022 games that best use Dualsense, haptic vibration and adaptive triggersAre you going to play them if you haven’t?