PS5 and Xbox Series X games with 120fps support

We are seeing more and more PS5 and Xbox Series X|S games with 120fps support. Between blockbuster hits and charming indie platformers, more titles are taking advantage of 120fps support. As long as you have a compatible display, then that’s fantastic news for you.

We’ve previously been stuck in the doldrums of running games at a treacle-like 30fps on last-gen consoles. But with higher framerates now becoming more readily available, that’s no longer the case. Gamers can enjoy the benefits of reduced input latency, a smoother image, and significantly more responsive gameplay.

Thankfully, now is an excellent time to pick up a 120Hz-capable display, thanks to the Cyber Monday deals. Whether that’s one of the best 4K TVs or one of the best gaming monitors, there’s plenty to choose from. They’ll be an excellent addition to any Cyber Monday PS5 deals or Cyber Monday Xbox Series X deals that run until November 28. Keep up with all the best deals with our Cyber Monday Live Blog.

120fps support was exclusively reserved for PC gamers with powerful enough hardware. However, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S owners with a 120Hz, HDMI 2.1 compatible display can hit the lofty heights of 4K and 120fps, though its usually one or the other on consoles. Those who have 120Hz, HDMI 2.0 displays can also take advantage of 120fps, but only at 1080p (and sometimes 1440p).

So which PS5 and Xbox Series X games offer 120fps support? And does the Xbox Series S also benefit? We’ve rounded up all the games below in an easy-to-read format so you can see which games take advantage of higher framerates on either system. We’ll also be updating this list in the future as more games receive 120fps support. 

If you’d like to play games at a blistering 120fps, here’s how to enable 120Hz on PS5 and how to enable 120Hz on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S 120fps: why is 120fps better than 60fps?

Does having a higher framerate really matter? Put simply, yes, but right now it’s a luxury for many. 120fps support is a huge plus in competitive games, where a split-second action can make all the difference. Running games at a higher framerate makes games look incredibly smooth in motion, helping to offset motion sickness and make games generally look cleaner. 

But it’s also a graphically intensive feature, hence why it isn’t supported by every game out there. It simply wasn’t possible on the last-gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One families. 

While it’s always hard to showcase the benefits of 120fps fully without experiencing it for yourself, the video below shows Ori and the Will of the Wisps running at 60fps and 120fps. The difference between the two is stark, even though 60fps is still considered to be the sweet spot for framerates. Ori appears as though it’s more stop-start at 60fps, while at 120fps it’s noticeably more fluid in motion

120Hz vs 120fps: what’s the difference? 

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S: 120Hz vs 120fps – What’s the difference?

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It’s easy to get the two confused, but it’s important to know the difference between them. Hertz (Hz) refers to the number of times your display refreshes per second. Most TVs are limited to 60Hz, but you may have seen some monitors that support 144Hz and even 360Hz. If your TV only has a 60Hz refresh rate, you won’t be able to play at 120fps, the maximum refreshes per second it can achieve is 60. For 120fps, you’d need a 120Hz capable display.

Frames per second (fps) is the number of individual images generated by a console or a PC. Developers often lock framerate to a set figure: either 30, 60 or 120, to provide a steady and consistent experience. If you’ve ever played an unlocked 30fps game, it’s often extremely unpleasant, as the game wildly fluctuate between different framerate values. That leads to a choppy, inconsistent experience. 

The main takeaway is this: if a display is capable of 120Hz, then it can run games at 120fps on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, providing it has a HDMI 2.0 or HDMI 2.1 port. Again, a HDMI 2.1 or 2.0 connection will affect what resolutions you are able to run at when hitting 120fps.

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S 120fps: Supported PS5 games

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While the PS5 doesn’t include 120fps support for quite as many games as Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, its library of titles is growing slowly. Check out all the PS5 games with 120fps support below. 

Apex LegendsBorderlands 3Bright Memory: InfiniteCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarCall of Duty: VanguardCall of Duty: Warzone 2.0Cyber ShadowDestiny 2Devil May Cry 5 Special EditionDirt 5Doom EternalF1 2021F1 22FortniteGod of War RagnarokGhostrunnerGhostwire: TokyoJumanji: The Video GameKnockout CityMonster Boy and the Cursed KingdomOlliOllie WorldOverwatch 2QuakeRainbow Six SiegeRocket League (via backwards compatibility)Rogue CompanyShinorubiThe Nioh CollectionTony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2The TourystUncharted: Legacy of Thieves CollectionWRC 9Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S 120fps: Supported Xbox Series X games

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The Xbox Series X has far more games with 120fps support compared to PS5. Microsoft’s backwards compatibility feature, FPS Boost, helps by increasing the framerate of older Xbox One games. Check out all the Xbox Series X games with 120fps support below. 

As Dusk FallsAsphalt 9: LegendsA Plague Tale: InnocenceAlien Isolation (via FPS Boost)Battle Chasers: Nightwar (via FPS Boost)Battlefield 1 (via FPS Boost)Battlefield 4 (via FPS Boost)Battlefield 5 (via FPS BoostBattlefield Hardline (via FPS Boost)Black Desert OnlineBorderlands 3Bright Memory InfiniteCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarCall of Duty: VanguardCall of Duty: WarzoneCall of Duty: Warzone 2.0CrossCodeCrossfireXDescendersDestiny 2 (Crucible)Devil May Cry 5 Special EditionDirt 4 (via FPS Boost)Dirt 5Doom EternalDon’t Starve: Giant Edition (via FPS Boost)ExoMechaF1 2021FortniteGears 5 (multiplayer)GhostrunnerGolf with your Friends (via FPS Boost)Halo InfiniteHalo: The Master Chief CollectionHalo: Spartan Assault (via FPS Boost)Hellblade: Senua’s SacrificeHollow Knight: Voidheart Edition (via FPS Boost)Hyper Scape (via FPS Boost)Island Saver (via FPS Boost)JydgeKing OddballKnockout CityLEGO Marvel’s Avengers (via FPS Boost)LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (via FPS Boost)LEGO The Hobbit (via FPS Boost)Mad Max (via FPS Boost)Mass Effect Legendary EditionMetro 2033 Redux (via FPS Boost)Metro: Last Light Redux (via FPS Boost)Moving Out (via FPS Boost)My Friend Pedro (via FPS Boost)Metal: HellsingerMinecraft DungeonsMirror’s Edge Catalyst (via FPS Boost)Monster Boy and the Cursed KingdomNew Super Lucky’s Tale (via FPS Boost)OlliOlli WorldOri and the Will of the WispsOrphan of the MachineOvercooked 2! (via FPS Boost)Overwatch 2Paladins (via FPS Boost)Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (via FPS Boost)Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (via FPS Boost)Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (via FPS Boost)Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (via FPS Boost)Psychonauts 2QuakeRainbow Six SiegeRealm Royale (via FPS Boost)Rocket League (via backwards compatibility)Rogue CompanySamurai ShodownSea of ThievesSecond ExtinctionSkeletal AvengerStar Wars Battlefront (via FPS Boost)Star Wars Battlefront 2 (via FPS Boost)Star Wars: SquadronsSMITE (via FPS Boost)Superhot (via FPS Boost)Superhot: Mind Control DeleteSuper Lucky’s Tale (via FPS Boost)The Gardens Between (via FPS Boost)The FalconeerThe LEGO Movie Videogame (via FPS Boost)The TourystTitanfall (via FPS Boost)Titanfall 2 (via FPS Boost)Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2Totally Reliable Delivery Service (via FPS Boost)Unravel 2 (via FPS Boost)Unruly Heroes (via FPS Boost)Untitled Goose Game (via FPS Boost)WRC 9Zombie Army 4

 Xbox Series S games with 120fps support 

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S 120fps: Supported Xbox Series S games

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The Xbox Series S is fully capable of hitting 120fps, but not every game that hits 120 frames per second on Xbox Series X is doable on Microsoft’s cheaper Xbox. Still, there are plenty of games to choose from if you’re searching for 120fps games, and far more titles available than what you’ll currently find on PS5. 

Check out all the Xbox Series S games with 120fps support below.

A Plague Tale: InnocenceBattle Chasers: Nightwar (via FPS Boost)Battlefield 4 (via FPS Boost)Battlefield Hardline (via FPS Boost)Call of Duty: WarzoneCrossCodeDirt 5Doom EternalDon’t Starve: Giant Edition (via FPS Boost)ExoMechaFortniteGears 5 (multiplayer)Golf with your Friends (via FPS Boost)Halo Infinite (multiplayer)Halo: The Master Chief CollectionHalo: Spartan Assault (via FPS Boost)Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition (via FPS Boost)Hyperscape (via FPS Boost)Island Saver (via FPS Boost)JydgeKing OddballKnockout CityMetal: HellsingerMetro 2033 Redux (via FPS Boost)Metro: Last Light Redux (via FPS Boost)Monster Boy and the Cursed KingdomMoving Out (via FPS Boost)My Friend Pedro (via FPS Boost)New Super Lucky’s Tale (via FPS Boost)Ori and the Will of the WispsOrphan of the MachineOvercooked 2! (via FPS Boost)Overwatch 2Paladins (via FPS Boost)Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (via FPS Boost)Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (via FPS Boost)Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (via FPS Boost)Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (via FPS Boost)Psychonauts 2QuakeRainbow Six SiegeRealm Royale (via FPS Boost)Rocket League (via backwards compatibility)Rogue CompanySamurai ShodownSecond ExtinctionSkeletal AvengerSMITE (via FPS Boost)Star Wars Battlefront (via FPS Boost)Star Wars: SquadronsSuper Lucky’s Tale (via FPS Boost)Superhot (via FPS Boost)Superhot: Mind Control DeleteThe LEGO Movie Videogame (via FPS Boost)The FalconeerThe TourystTitanfall 2 (via FPS Boost)Totally Reliable Delivery Service (via FPS Boost)Unravel 2 (via FPS Boost)Unruly Heroes (via FPS Boost)Untitled Goose Game (via FPS Boost)

Interested in playing at 120fps on PS5 or Xbox Series X, then? Check out the best 120Hz 4K TVs for Xbox Series X and PS5. These TVs will let you take full advantage of all the next-gen consoles’ new features, and hit the silky-smooth heights of 120fps.

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