Top 10 PlayStation 5 Games – Best Games for 2023

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If you just got a PlayStation 5 or you recently purchased it for someone else, then you probably want to know what games you should get first.

Maybe you want to buy some games for yourself, or maybe your kids are on break from school, and they want to find some new games to play during their days off. It’s also possible that you’re just thinking ahead as you shop for games that you could buy for a birthday or holiday present. Regardless of the situation, you are in there are a lot of great games available for the PS5 consoles – especially when you factor in the PS5 consoles’ backward compatibility.

When you are looking for a new game for yourself, your kids, or someone else there are 3 things to keep in mind. The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing which games to buy is to make sure that they’re something you, or whoever you are buying it for, will enjoy playing. The next thing to keep in mind, especially if you are buying a game for young kids, is to check the game’s content rating to make sure that the game is age-appropriate. And lastly, with so many games offering online play, buying popular games might increase the chances that you will be able to play with your friends.

Before we show you our list of the most popular games, we wanted to show you a few games that we really enjoy. If you want to skip directly to the list of the most popular games, click here.

Here Are Some of Our Favorite PlayStation 5 Video Games

NBA 2K23 - PlayStation 5

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NBA 2K23 came out on September 8, 2022, and is considered by many to be the best basketball video game out there. If you are an NBA fan or a basketball fan in general NBA 2K23 should be on your must-have video game list. So if you are looking for a video game for that basketball fan in your life NBA 2K23 will give them hours of entertainment.

Sonic Frontiers - PlayStation 5

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Whether you are talking about long-time gamers or younger gamers who want a fun age-appropriate game, Sonic the Hedgehog has a long history of fun and popular games. Sonic Frontiers, which was released on August 17, 2022, is the latest game in the popular franchise.

In his latest adventure, Sonic the Hedgehog is stranded on an ancient island full of unusual creatures as he searches for the missing Chaos emeralds. As he makes his way across the massive Starfall Islands Sonic will encounter action, adventure, and mystery, which will require him to use all of his speed and agility to navigate through it. With challenges and puzzles around every corner, this open zone platforming adventure is sure to please!

 

Far Cry 6 PlayStation 5 Standard Edition

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Released on October 7, 2021, Far Cry 6 is the sixth offering in the Far Cry series. The action takes place on the fictional Caribbean island of Yara, which is ruled as a dictatorship by “El Presidente” Antón Castillo who is raising his son Diego to follow in his rule. Players of Far Cry 6 play as Dani Rojas, who is a guerilla fighter trying to overthrow the Castillo regime. If you are looking for an action-adventure first-person shooter game set in an open-world environment Far Cry 6 is a popular option.

Here is a promotional video that gives you a feel for the game’s storyline.

 

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - PlayStation 5

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If you are looking for a fun adventure game that is appropriate for most of the family, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is rated E10+ for everyone 10 or older, might be just the ticket. In this visually impressive video game, you can help Ratchet & Clank stop a robotic emperor intent on conquering cross-dimensional worlds, as their own universe is next in the firing line. This latest installment of the PlayStation exclusive franchise was released on June 11, 2021, and really takes advantage of the more powerful PS5 consoles. The trailer for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is shown below.

 

FIFA 23 - PlayStation 5

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The FIFA Soccer franchise from EA Sports is one of the most polished sports video games out there. FIFA 23 is a must-have video game for that soccer player in your life. It was released on September 27, 2022.

 

Madden NFL 23 – PlayStation 5

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Every year football fans and video game fans eagerly await the latest version of the Madden NFL franchise. This year it arrived on August 19, 2022. Madden NFL 23 is sure to please both football and sports video game fans alike.

 

Just Dance 2023 Edition - Code in box, PlayStation 5

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If you are looking for a party game and like music and dancing, Just Dance 2023 is a terrific game to buy. This newly updated version of the popular franchise was released on November 22, 2022, and is great fun during holiday gatherings or other get-togethers.

 

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Standard Edition - PlayStation 5

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The latest installment in the LEGO Star Wars video game series, The Skywalker Saga, became available on April 5, 2022, for the PlayStation 5 console.

The game encompasses the nine-part Skywalker saga and features over 300 characters to play as well as 100 vehicles and various puzzles to solve and enemies to defeat. The game also includes a multiplayer mode, making it a fantastic way for families to spend time playing together.

 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PlayStation 5 Standard Edition

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On November 10, 2020, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest offering in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, was released. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla you become Eivor, a legendary Viking raider on a quest for glory. Explore England’s Dark Ages as you raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power. You will shape the growth of your character and your clan’s settlement with every choice you make.

 

Marvel's Avengers (PS5)

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September 4, 2020, was a good day for Avengers fans as that was the day that Marvel’s Avengers video game was released. In this game, you get to play an original Avengers story that includes Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor with both single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online and defend the Earth from escalating threats. Marvel’s Avengers is rated: T for Teen

 

Call of Duty: Vanguard

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The 18th and newest game in the Call of Duty series is Call of Duty: Vanguard, which was just released on November 5, 2021. This visually impressive first-person shooter is set during WWII where you will experience combat around the globe.

Any game franchise that has been around this long has a large fanbase and with that fanbase comes high expectations meaning these Call of Duty (COD) games have a lot to live up to. To be fair we should mention that with COD: Vanguard some diehard fans feel that it is too similar to some past titles, while others believe the game offers too little innovation in the gameplay department. That said, between its campaign, multiplayer, and zombie modes Call of Duty: Vanguard most people will find that it is a very fun game to play.

Below is a trailer that gives you a feel for the game.

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5)

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If you’re not into WWII and want a game based in a more recent time period, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which was one of the most exciting combat games to be released in 2020 could be what you are looking for. Offering tactical, grounded gameplay and player choice, it is hard to go wrong with this franchise for online combat fans. This edition of the popular video game franchise takes place in the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s and puts you in locations like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more.

Here is a promotional video that gives you a flavor of what the game is like.

 

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - PlayStation 5

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In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy video game, you play as Star-Lord, a heroic space pilot who has persuaded a crew of unlikely heroes to join him on his adventures. After a chain of catastrophic events, it’s up to you to help the Guardians of the Galaxy save the universe. A world of surprises awaits. If you think it’s going to be easy, you’ve got another thing coming. You’ll encounter powerful new beings and you’ll meet classic characters in an all-new story. Released on October 26, 2021, this highly regarded game will be sure to both please and surprise Guardians of the Galaxy fans. This game is rated T for Teen.

 

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition – PlayStation 5

 

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In Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition, Miles Morales discovers explosive powers that distinguish him from his mentor, Peter Parker. You’ll learn how to perfect using explosive bio-electric venom blasts and covert camouflage power, web-slinging acrobatics, and gadgets and skills when you’re swinging around town. With a war breaking out in New York between a reprehensible energy corporation and a high-tech criminal group. Miles must use his powers for the greater good. As his personal and crime-fighting life become intertwined, he will discover who he can trust and what it means to be home. Released on November 12, 2020, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is rated T for Teen.

 

Minecraft Starter Collection - PlayStation 4

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Between allowing players to turn their imaginations on while playing in creative mode and going on adventures in survival mode the action in Minecraft never ends. You can play alone or with friends in split-screen multiplayer and online. That is why Minecraft has been a favorite on PlayStation consoles since 2014. Thanks to the backward compatibility offered by the PS5 consoles you can continue to play this fan favorite. Know that as with most games these days you need the PlayStation Plus Membership in order to play Minecraft online with friends. Minecraft is rated: E for Everyone 10+.

 

Gran Turismo 7 Launch Edition - PlayStation 5

 

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Gran Turismo the celebrated driving simulator, which has been a PlayStation exclusive for 25 years, returned on March 4, 2022, with Gran Turismo 7 Launch Edition.  Whether you’re a racer, collector, tuner, designer, photographer, or arcade fan; with the return of classic cars, iconic tracks, and fan-favorite modes like GT Simulation and Sport Mode, Gran Turismo 7 has something to offer everyone. Plus with the Launch Edition, you will also get 100,000 CR (in-game credit) and a three-car pack that includes MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT Stealth Model, Porsche 917 LIVING LEGEND, and a Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S).

Here is a video clip from the Gran Turismo trailer.

Below is a list of the Top 10 Most Popular PlayStation 5 Games for 2023. Enjoy.

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MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 – PS5 Launch Edition
  • Launch Edition Includes: Arachknight Suit for Peter early unlock (includes three color variants), Shadow-Spider Suit for Miles early unlock (includes three color variants), Web Grabber gadget early unlock, +3 Skill Points
  • Spider-Men, Peter Parker and Miles Morales, return for an exciting new adventure in the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise. Swing, jump, and utilize the new Web Wings to travel across Marvel’s New York, quickly switching between Peter Parker and Miles Morales to experience different stories and epic new powers, as the iconic villain Venom threatens to destroy their lives, their city, and the ones they love.
  • An evolution of the Spider-Man story: The incredible power of the symbiote forces Peter and Miles to face the ultimate test of strength, both inside and outside the mask, as they balance their lives, friendships, and their duty to protect those in need.
  • Experience two playable Spider-Men: Quickly swap between both Spider-Men as you explore an expanded Marvel’s New York. Experience Peter’s new symbiote abilities and Miles’ explosive bio-electric venom powers, and discover upgradeable, high-tech equipment that enhances the combat experience for extensive gameplay depth and variety.
  • Battle iconic Marvel Super Villains: Fight against a variety of new and iconic villains, including an original take on the monstrous Venom, the ruthless Kraven the Hunter, the volatile Lizard, and many more!
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Madden NFL 24 - PS5
  • American football simulation game brings all the intensity and realism of NFL players, drafts, and strategies to your console - Game modes include Superstar: The League, Superstar: Showdown, Franchise, Madden Ultimate Team, and Cross-play for endless variation.
  • Anatomically accurate player skeletons are more responsive, achieving true-to-life player motion during gameplay - Field SENSE animation technology provides greater control, realism, and immersive Ness when performing complex maneuvers.
  • AI enhanced movement makes it easier for your team to execute your gameplan with ball carrier pathfinding and QB and DB awareness.
  • Skill-based Passing 2.0 has improved accuracy, DB behavior, and catching for more intuitive throwing and defensive actions.
  • Hit Everything 2.0 gives your teammates greater situational awareness, allowing them to push the pile and gain ground to attack the football more effectively.
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CRYMACHINA: Deluxe Edition - PlayStation 5
  • CLASSY: Destroy larger than life foes with flashy, action-packed RPG combat that flows seamlessly between exploration.
  • STYLISH: Eye-catching visuals are supported with alluring sci-fi artwork from Rolua and Yoshi6054, bringing the bleak, dark world of CRYMACHINA to life!
  • STRONG: This emotional story dives deep into the qualities of humans and pushes players to question their perception of humanity.
  • Deluxe Edition includes: CRYMACHINA GAME, Digital Soundtrack (download code), Softcover Art Book, Reversible Cover
  • (Playback Language)
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No Man's Sky - PlayStation 5
  • Embark on an epic voyage, find your own destiny in this epic space adventure
  • Includes 6 years of updates
  • An entire universe to explore on the go in the palm of your hands
  • For the first time ever, PlayStation 5 physical edition as well as Nintendo Switch (physical & digital)
  • English (Playback Language)
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Hogwarts Legacy - PlayStation 5 | English | EU Import Region Free
  • EXPLORE AN OPEN WORLD. The wizarding world awaits you. Freely roam Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest, and the surrounding Overland area.
  • BE THE WITCH OR WIZARD YOU WANT TO BE. Learn spells, brew potions, grow plants, and tend to magical beasts along your journey. Get sorted into your house, forge relationships, and master skills to become the witch or wizard you want to be.
  • EXPERIENCE A NEW WIZARDING WORLD ADVENTURE. Experience the wizarding world in an unexplored era to uncover a hidden truth from its past. Battle against trolls, Dark Wizards, goblins, and more as you face a dangerous villain threatening the fate of the wizarding world.
  • Please note that although this game is Region Free or Region Unlocked and will work on all systems, this is the international version and may differ from the local version in age rating, labeling or instructions. DLC content may not work unless using an EU Playstation account as stated this is an EU Import Region Free Version
  • English (Publication Language)
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Marvel's Avengers (PS5)
  • Now also includes the following additional free content containing new characters, story content, and more
  • Taking AIM featuring Kate Bishop
  • Future Imperfect featuring Clint Barton, the original Hawkeye
  • Marvel's Avengers is a unique take on these iconic Super Heroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor. This character driven story celebrates authentic Marvel heroism and humanity in a cinematic campaign filled with single player and co op missions.
  • Unlock powerful skills and new gear to build your ideal version of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. When combined with original, fan favorite, and classic outfits, there are nearly limitless ways to customize these iconic Heroes..Up to four players can assemble online to defend the Earth from escalating threats. The narrative will be delivered over multiple years, with no random loot boxes or pay to win scenarios. Every new Super Hero and region will be delivered to players at no additional cost if you own the core game.
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Sonic Frontiers - PlayStation 5
  • Race across five massive overworlcl islands, each with their own unique action-platforming challenges and hidden secrets to uncover
  • Blaze a trail as you see fit and discover side quests, solve puzzles, scale enormous structures, go fishing, and encounter a firendly face or two along the way
  • Unlock Cyber Space levels featuring signature 3D platforming at Sonic speeds and a variety of challenges to test your skills like never before
  • Use the all-new battle system and skill tree upgrades, combining moves such as dodges, parries, counters, combos, and the new Cyloop ability to take down mysterious foes
  • Become Sonic and journey to uncover the mysteries of the remains of an ancient civilization plagued by robotic hordes
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5)
  • As Elite operatives, you will Follow the trail of a shadowy Figure named perseus who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history.
  • Descend into the dark center of this global conspiracy alongside iconic characters woods, Mason and hudson and a new cast of operatives attempting to stop a plot decades in the making.
  • Beyond the campaign, players will bring a cold war arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next generation of multiplayer and Zombies experiences.
  • Includes PS5 version on disc. Not playable on PS4 system or disc less PS5 system.
  • Some features may require an internet connection and an online subscription
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EA SPORTS UFC 5 - PlayStation 5
  • EA SPORTS UFC 5 is as real as it gets.
  • Your favorite fighters now have unparalleled character likenesses to complement next-level environment fidelity that’ll make their walk to the Octagon feel like a PPV main event.
  • The all-new Real Impact System brings the intensity and strategy of a fight to life, as cuts and strikes absorbed can affect mobility, defence, stamina, and more.
  • Take too much damage, and the doctor could stop the fight. For lovers of the ground game, Seamless Submissions makes grappling feel more fluid and realistic than ever before.
  • UFC 5 updates with fresh new Fight Week content, features, and challenges every single month around real-world UFC events. Plus, Alter Egos offer new versions of your favourite fighters to play with every month.

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