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.

Bestseller No. 1
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!
SaleBestseller No. 2
Capcom Street Fighter 6 (PS5)
121 Reviews
Capcom Street Fighter 6 (PS5)
  • Stunning visuals and an all new battle system depicts the world of Street Fighter with unprecedented detail.
  • For the first time ever, SF6 provides an ever evolving immersive storytelling experience that gives power to the player to create their own World Warrior and truly engage in the Street Fighter Universe
  • SF6 provides the gold standard fighting experience for both casual and battle-tested pros can enjoy for years to come.
  • 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
Bestseller No. 3
Madden NFL 24 - PlayStation 5
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Madden NFL 24 - PlayStation 5
  • SAPIEN TECHNOLOGY – A leap forward in character technology introduces new anatomically accurate NFL player skeletons that are more responsive and true-to-life player motion.
  • INCREASED CONTROL AND REALISM – The newest iteration of FieldSENSE provides an enhanced gameplay foundation giving you greater control and delivering realism to all the ways you play.
  • YOUR STARDOM. YOUR STORY. – Achieve greatness in your NFL career with game-changing control. Select your position, body type and customize your Superstar and build your legacy.
  • AI ENHANCEMENTS – Smarter AI enables smoother and more realistic player action and reaction to the plays you call, providing more confidence your AI teammates will execute your gameplan the way you intend.
  • DUAL ENTITLEMENT - Madden NFL 24 includes Dual Entitlement, which lets you upgrade your copy of Madden NFL 24 from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5. *Conditions apply.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Gran Turismo 7 Standard Edition - PlayStation 5
  • With the return of classic cars, iconic tracks, and fan-favourite modes like GT Simulation and Sport Mode - Gran Turismo 7 is the complete Real Driving Simulator, 25 years in the making.
  • Find your line. Whether you're a racer, collector, tuner, designer, photographer or arcade fan - immerse yourself in the facets of automotive culture that matter most to you.
  • Connect and compete. Join an international community of drivers to share race strategies, tuning tips, livery designs and photos, before taking to the track to go head-to-head.
  • English (Subtitle)
SaleBestseller No. 5
The Last of Us Part I – PlayStation 5
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The Last of Us Part I – PlayStation 5
  • Enhanced visuals: Completely rebuilt from the ground up using Naughty Dog’s latest PS5 engine technology to improve every visual detail, The Last of Us experience has been faithfully enhanced with more realistic lighting and atmosphere, more intricate environments and creative reimaginings of familiar spaces.
  • Fast loading: Initial loading times are near instant, and seamless after the first instance thanks to the PS5 console’s SSD – so you can pick up where you left off in the story and load specific encounters and chapters more quickly.
  • Haptic feedback: DualSense wireless controller haptic feedback support for every weapon elevates combat encounters, and environments are brought to life through DualSense wireless controller haptic sensations of subtle falling rain, the crunch of stepping on snow and more.
  • Adaptive triggers: All The Last of Us iconic weapons, including Joel’s revolver and Ellie’s bow, now deliver dynamic DualSense wireless controller trigger resistance and kickback on firing for deeper combat immersion.
  • 3D Audio: Designed to make use of the PS5 console’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, Naughty Dog’s newly upgraded audio engine delivers richer soundscapes, bigger explosive moments and more visceral gameplay through compatible stereo headphones (analogue or USB) or TV speakers.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Just Dance 2023 Edition (Code In Box) for PlayStation 5
  • For the first time ever, dance to BTS with ""Dynamite"" and other top chart hits including: Harry Styles – As It Was, Lady Gaga Ft. Beyoncé - Telephone, Billie Eilish – Therefore I Am, Cast from Encanto - We Don't Talk About Bruno, BTS - Dynamite, Glass Animals - Heat Waves, Justin Timberlake - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!, BTS Ft. Halsey - Boy With Luv, Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven, K/DA Ft. Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Lexie Liu, Jaira Burns & Seraphine - More, Linkin Park - Numb, Dua Lipa - Physical, Ava Max - Sweet but Psycho, Imagine Dragons - Radioactive, Apashe ft. Alina Pash - Witch, Doja Cat – Woman AND MORE…
  • New User Interface: Spend more time dancing and less time searching thanks to a new, more modern, and intuitive user interface. Everything is one click away: playlists, game modes and songs!
  • Personalized Experiences: Unlock custom-made sessions and songs tailored to your preferences and playing habits. Plus, Just Dance will keep track of your progress and scores, so you can show off your dancing skills!
  • Download code only - This product does not contain a CD or disc. Internet connection, Ubisoft Account and PlayStation Network Account required to redeem the code.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - PlayStation 5
1,855 Reviews
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - PlayStation 5
  • Call of Duty: Modern Wafare II PS5
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the sequel to 2019’s blockbuster Modern Warfare.
  • Featuring the return of the iconic, team leader Captain John Price, the fearless John "Soap" MacTavish, the seasoned Sergeant Kyle "Gaz” Garrick, and the lone wolf himself, fan favorite Simon “Ghost” Riley, players will witness what makes Task Force 141 the legendary squad it is today.
  • (Playback Language)
Bestseller No. 8
NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition - PlayStation 5
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NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition - PlayStation 5
  • Pre-order a physical copy of NBA 2K24 at Amazon to receive Bonus Digital Content: 2,000 Virtual Currency, 95 OVR Free Agent Joel Embiid, and a 2K League Compression Shirt.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Riders Republic PlayStation 5 Standard Edition
  • Battle against over 50 players simultaneously in a massive multiplayer playground.
  • Compete in an all-out mass start race—collide, grind, and fight your way to the finish
  • Customize your character to show off your style to your friends or show up the competition.
  • Bike, ski, snowboard, or wingsuit through a seamless open world in Career mode or multiplayer events.
  • Go wild on the heights of iconic US national parks like Yosemite, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition - PlayStation 5
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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition - PlayStation 5
  • Miles morales discovers explosive powers that set him apart from his mentor, peter parker. Master his unique, bio-electric venom Blast attacks and covert camouflage power alongside spectacular web-slinging acrobatics, gadgets and skills.
  • A war for control of Marvel's new York has broken out between a devious Energy Corporation and a high-tech criminal army. With his new home at the heart of the battle, miles must learn the cost of becoming a hero.
  • Traverse the snowy streets of his new, vibrant and bustling Neighborhood as miles searches for a sense of belonging. When the lines blur between his personal and crime-fighting lives, he discovers who he can trust, and what it feels like to truly be home.

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