Table tennis has quite a popular following when it comes to game versions available on the PlayStation.
We’ll have a look at the top 4 table tennis titles you can enjoy on your PS5 that will have you grabbing your VR headset or PS controller with haptic feedback and settling in for hours of enjoyable gameplay.
4 Best table tennis games on PS5:
- Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR
- VR Ping Pong Pro
- International Table Tennis
- Table Tennis
1. Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR
Arguably the best table tennis game and simulator, for that matter, has to be Racket Fury. Published by Cmoar Studio in 2018, this table tennis game will have you playing so much that you may want to consider turning Pro.
You may be thinking well, you can’t really build table tennis skills if you are playing PS5 with a controller. The thing is, this game is based in VR (Virtual Reality).
That means you will need to get yourself a PSVR headset to play, but the Racket Fury title owners insist it is worth your investment just to play this game. If you have the cash to burn, then you may even want to consider getting your hands on PlayStation VR2, which is only compatible with the PS5.
Racket Fury is built with the most realistic and accurate physics, and another reason you may want to consider turning Pro after playing this game is that it was developed with the cooperation of elite table tennis professional players.
The game comes complete with a campaign mode that will challenge you against 16 unique opponents throughout four challenging competitions (cups).
Playing these competitions can be done in “simulation” or “full arcade” mode. These modes essentially let you change the physics of the game, with arcade mode being the easier of the two.
The 16 AI opponents can prove quite challenging, so there is a practice mode letting you hone your skills.
Besides that, each AI is based on motion-capture animation, meaning that all will have their own unique play style.
In addition to single player, you are able to play with friends and via multiplayer. The multiplayer feature gives you access to global rankings, direct matches, and quick matches. You can customize your avatar and change the background scenery of each game you play.
During the game, if anything feels uncomfortable in terms of table placement, you have the option to adjust that too.
In terms of further customization, you are able to adust the following:
- Paddle hand
- Paddle angle
This is by far the best table tennis title we have on this list. If you are truly a fan and want a really enjoyable challenge, then you should definitely look into Racket Fury.
A large downside that could be a deal breaker is that you need a VR headset. However, being an avid table tennis fan it could be worth it.
- Fully customizable
- 16 unique AI options to play against
- Online multiplayer
- Different physics modes
- You will need a VR headset
Check out Rocket Fury; Table Tennis VR on the PlayStation store here
2. VR Ping Pong Pro
This is another arcade simulator table tennis game built for VR. Released in 2019 and published by Merge Games Limited, VR Ping Pong Pro is the subsequent game made due to the incredible success of VR Ping Pong, which was released in 2016.
Comparing VR Ping Pong Pro to Racket Fury, you can immediately tell that the environments are more realistic. Racket Fury is built with a specific theme in mind that has its setting based on “off-world,” having you pick your AI and your avatars based on robots.
VR Ping Pong Pro has environments based on real-life locations. Although the locations are beautifully designed, they and the menu do have room for improvement compared to Racker Fury. Your menu options are based on:
In terms of racket customization, you can adjust the way the racket looks, and you are able to adjust the following settings:
- Serve mode
You can choose five locations when playing single-player, and the option for “world cup” mode is also available. For each single-player location, you also have a choice between five difficulty levels.
Once in the game, you will only be prompted with an AI featuring a paddle floating in mid-air, not any specific or unique avatars.
All-in-all, the physics are just as good as Racket fury, and the prices for each game are pretty much the same, with Ping Pong Pro costing $1 more than Racker Fury. This means you might want to purchase one of these games based on aesthetics alone.
- Relatively cheap
- Environments based on real-life locations
- Five different locations with five levels of difficulty to choose from
- Multiplayer and world cup mode
- VR headset is expensive
- Menus and surroundings seem a bit lackluster
- No unique AI avatar
Check out VR Ping Pong Pro on the Playstation Store here
3. Olympic Games Tokyo 2021
Although not specifically a table tennis title, it is one of the sports you can choose to compete in. It is developed for the PS4, but it would help if you remember that PS4 games are backward compatible with a PS5.
Moreover, compared to other PS4 table tennis titles like International Table Tennis, this title is “hands down” the best choice. Although not a VR title, this game features decent graphics based on a particular art style, and the gameplay is fantastic.
Customization is in-depth and sophisticated in this game, allowing you to fully personalize your avatar in the way of:
- Skin tone
- Hair Color
- Face shape
- Facial features (eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, wrinkles, facial hair, and glasses)
Playing the game allows you to unlock special characteristics that can improve your avatar’s performance in-game. Some of these include:
Choose your country and avatar and go to was trying to get the gold in Tokyo 2020 as one of the top tennis players in the world.
This game has many great features that allow you to play with multiple friends online, and it does support multiple languages.
Although not particularly a table tennis title, you would be able to purchase it just based on that. If you do opt to buy it, then you also have an array of other sporting events you can tackle and go for gold.
- Supports up to 8 online players
- Supports remote play
- PS4 Pro enhanced
- PS Plus is required to play online
- Not specifically a table tennis title
Check out Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on the Playstation Store here
4. Table Tennis
Last on the list of available table tennis games for the PS5 is a game which is aptly named Table Tennis. Released in 2020 and published by Sabec Limited, this game offers no frills but then also no fuss. It’s easy to play and easy to enjoy.
Also developed for the PS4 but backward compatible, it is PS4 Pro enhanced, which means that improvements to such features as resolution, framerate and the ability to play in HDR are available.
It is a classic take on the game that allows you to play relaxed with family and friends or if you prefer more of a challenge, then start up a game with the AI. Simple in its design, the AI difficulty modes come in the all-to-standard modes of:
The AI is similar to VR Ping Pong Pro in that it does not feature a specific avatar but; rather, you will test your skills against a floating paddle.
The environment is set in a school of all places, and loading up a game gives you the option to pick one of eight locations based around it.
Easy to play, easy to enjoy, and easy on the wallet. This game costs less than half compared to the other titles on this list, and you don’t need VR to enjoy it.
- Fun to play (gets the job done)
- Eight different locations to choose from based in a school environment
- Only three difficulty settings
- No unique custom avatar
- No VR
Check out Table Tennis on the Playstation Store here
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