Boxing games are seeing a resurgence on consoles, with key developers confirming some big games with big partnerships are in the works. But, unfortunately right now the PS5 boxing games aren’t as widespread as one would hope.
But don’t worry – there are plenty of options for those of you looking to make your name in the blue or red corner. While quite a few PS5 boxing games are still in development, there are still a number of boxing games worth checking out on your new-gen console, courtesy of backwards compatibility.
These are the best PS5 boxing games:
- Box VR
- Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game
- Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions
- Creed: Rise to Glory
- EA Sports UFC 4
The second VR games on this list, BoxVR targets the fitness audience and is playable on PS5 with the PlayStation VR headset.
The game will have you boxing along to more than 20 hours of workouts choreographed by fitness instructors, encouraging you to break records and burn calories.
The game has proved to be a huge hit online, so if you’re looking for a way to get fit and you have a PSVR, this is a must-buy.
2. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Ok, this one is cheating a little bit but SEGA’s Tokyo Olympics videogame is a surprisingly solid collection of mini-games. One of the highlights in the package is boxing, which is snappy, quick, and offers simple controls that anyone can pick up.
Boxing mini-games are hard to come by these days but the one in the Tokyo Olympics videogame is a great way to have some fun with the sport. Plus, it comes with the added benefit of being packaged alongside a number of other mini-games, such as climbing, swimming, and athletics.
3. Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions
This boxing game has more of an arcade feel to it than some of the others on this list, but if you’re a fan of the Rocky films, that’s all you need in your life.
With 20 iconic characters from the films, like Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago, and more, Big Rumble Boxing offers a true pound-for-pound boxing experience that feels rewarding and fun.
This is a PS4 game by design, but it looks and feels good on PS5.
4. Creed: Rise to Glory
This is another Rocky-inspired boxing game, except this one follows the journey of Adonis Creed in VR. Here you’ll get the chance to go toe-to-toe with menacing opponents both in a story-based career mode and online.
The training modes are great and really let you improve your overall fighting abilities, all while Rocky Balboa oversees your sessions. And in VR, this is a true workout.
5.EA Sports UFC 4
This is an MMA game, so it offers much more than just boxing, but if you’re looking for an authentic fighting game that blends different martial arts in with a true blow-for-blow experience, you can’t do much better than EA Sports UFC 4.
Plus, this iteration is much better than its predecessors. Clinch control is much more fluid, takedowns are more slick, and ground punches actually feel as devastating as they look.
Undisputed, previously known as Esports Boxing Club, isn’t actually out yet, but it looks quite promising. This PS5 boxing game’s early access release has just been delayed, but given it’ll star some big boxing names like Muhammad Ali and Tyson Fury, expect it to run rings around the other games listed here.
The game has a talented and dedicated team behind it in the form of Steel City Interactive and the experience is being expanded beyond the initial pitch. The first gameplay demonstration for the game racked up almost one million views and it’s quickly become a hotly anticipated upcoming PS5 games.
There you have it, our best PS5 boxing games. Hopefully some of these will tickle your fancy, but if you’re looking for more variety, check out our list of the best PS5 gamesas well as the PS Plus games for this month.