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List of PS5 games that support DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers

Marvels Spider Man Miles Morales September 2020
Marvels Spider Man Miles Morales September 2020 (Image credit: PlayStation)

The PS5 doesn't just bring in better graphics and higher framerates—it also gives players a new controller, the DualSense. This successor to the DualShock 4 features a higher-quality built-in microphone, a refined touchpad, an improved battery, and most importantly, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Those latter two features can be used by game developers in unique ways. For example, haptic feedback can give unique sensations, like the pattering of rain or a blast of energy, in a more focused and accurate way than rumble motors. Meanwhile, adaptive triggers can provide a variety of functions with different weapons due to the special physical functions implemented, essentially offering gameplay features that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

To provide a couple of examples, the adaptive triggers of the DualSense are being used in Arkane Studios' Deathloop so that if a gun jams, the trigger physically locks. Meanwhile, in Insomniac Games' Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, you can pull a trigger partially to fire one barrel on a particular gun or pull it all the way to fire both barrels.

Meanwhile, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart also uses the haptic feedback to make it feel like Ratchet is running across various surfaces, with polished metal walkways feeling completely different than moving through tall grass or slogging in mud. Other games can simulate rain falling on a player head or a rough-and-tumble landing. 

Accounting for all the different ways the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers can be used with the PS5 would start to border on impossible, so instead, we've listed all the games confirmed to take advantage of one or both of these unique features. Here's a list of PS5 games that support DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Note: We're still unsure if some of the games below will utilize both the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. We've marked those games accordingly.

PS5 games that support DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers

GameAdaptive TriggersHaptic FeedbackRelease date
Alan Wake RemasteredYes-Oct. 5, 2021
Astro's PlayroomYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Assassin's Creed ValhallaYesYesNov. 10, 2020
AvengersYesYes2021
Back 4 BloodYesYesOct. 2021
Borderlands 3YesYesNov. 13, 2020
BugsnaxYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarYesYesNov. 13, 2020
Call of Duty: VanguardYesYesNov. 5, 2021
ControlYesYesFeb. 2, 2021
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About TimeYesYesMarch 12, 2021
Crusader Kings 3YesYesMarch 29, 2022
Cyberpunk 2077YesYesFeb. 16, 2022
DeathloopYesYesSept. 14, 2021
Death's DoorYesYesNov. 23, 2021
Demon's SoulsYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Destruction AllStarsYesYesFeb. 2, 2021
Devil May Cry 5 Special EditionYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Diablo 2: Resurrected-Yes2021
DiRT 5YesYesNov. 12, 2020
FIFA 21-YesDec. 4, 2020
Final Fantasy XIV: EndwalkerYesYes2021
FortniteYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Genshin ImpactYesYesJuly 21, 2021
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's CutYesYesAug. 20, 2021
Ghostwire: TokyoYesYesMarch 25, 2022
GodfallYesYesNov. 12, 2020
God of War: Ragnarok--2022
Goodbye Volcano High-Yes2022
Gran Turismo 7YesYesMarch 4, 2022
Grand Theft Auto 5YesYesMarch 15, 2022
Guardians of the GalaxyYesYesOct. 26, 2021
HadesYes-Aug. 13, 2021
Heavenly BodiesYesYes-
Hell Let LooseYesYes2021
Hogwarts LegacyYes-2022
Hood: Outlaws & Legends--May 7, 2021
Horizon Forbidden WestYesYesFeb. 18, 2022
Immortals Fenyx Rising-YesDec. 3, 2020
Jett: The Far Shore-Yes2021
Kena: Bridge of SpiritsYesYes2021
Life is Strange: True ColorsYesYesSept. 10, 2021
Madden 21-YesDec. 4, 2020
Maneater-YesNov. 12, 2020
Marvel's AvengersYesYesMarch 18, 2021
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Marvel's Spider-Man RemasteredYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Marvel's Spider-Man 2YesYes2023
Marvel's WolverineYesYes-
Metro ExodusYesYesJune 18, 2021
MXGP 2020UnknownUnknownDec. 16, 2020
NBA 2K21YesYesNov. 12, 2020
No Man's SkyYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Nour: Play With Your FoodYesYes-
Observer: System ReduxYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Oddworld: SoulstormYes-April 2021
Overcooked! All You Can EatUnknownUnknown2020
Praey for the GodsUnknownUnknownQ1 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartYesYesJune 11, 2021
Resident Evil VillageYesYesMay 7, 2021
ReturnalYesYesApril 30, 2021
Ride 4YesYesJan. 2021
Sackboy: A Big AdventureYes-Nov. 12, 2020
SifuYesYesFeb. 8, 2022
Sniper Elite 5YesYesMay 25, 2022
The Callisto ProtocolYesYes2022
The PathlessYesYesNov. 12, 2020
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of AshesYesYesOct. 22, 2021
The QuarryYesJune 10, 2022
Tiny Tina's WonderlandsYesYesMarch 25, 2022
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves CollectionYesYesJan. 28, 2022
Vampire: The Masquerade – BloodhuntYesYesApril 27, 2022
WarframeYesYesNov. 12, 2020
Watch Dogs: LegionYesYesNov. 12, 2020

As this list grows and the generation goes on, we'll be sure to expand the table with further details and confirmed games. While titles from PlayStation Studios are basically sure to use these features, third-party support may be more sparse as time goes on.

These are just some of the more advanced features possible on the PS5. The newer hardware also allows some PS5 games to support different kinds of ray-tracing. Meanwhile, a few other PS5 games even support 120 FPS. All these different features combine to help set the PS5 apart from last-generation console gaming, as none of these things are possible on the PS4.

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The unique features of the DualSense set it apart from other controllers and provide new ways of enjoying games. There are a few options, too, as you can grab one in white, black, red, purple, pink, or blue.

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Sony isn't resting and just stopping there, either. With new updates, the company is introducing a list of PS5 games with VRR support, further improving the framerate in multiple titles. VRR means that a game doesn't have to be locked to a particular screen framerate in order to properly refresh, providing a smoother experience.

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In our PS5 review, Android Central Games Editor Jennifer Locke was truly impressed with the DualSense and cited it as a major plus for Sony's console, saying that it truly must be felt to understand why it's so good. If you haven't managed to grab one yet, keep an eye out for PS5 restocks so you can jump in on the latest generation of gaming.

To keep your controllers charged up and ready to go, you might want to grab a DualSense charging station. We've noticed that the more a game uses the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback features, the faster the battery drains. There's no consistent pattern to this, but, in general, from our testing, a DualSense controller with a healthy battery used to play Astro's Playroom will last just under three hours.

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PlayStation gift cards are an easy way to grab games on the PlayStation Store. Grabbing PS5 games digitally means no worries about physical copies for games that take advantage of the DualSense feature.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert