Top 10 PlayStation 5 Games – Best Games for 2021

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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 buy popular games to increase your 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 most popular games, click here.

Here Are Some of Our Favorite PlayStation 5 Video Games


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NBA 2K22 came out on September 10, 2021, 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 2K22 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 2K22 will give them hours of entertainment.

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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.

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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.

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The FIFA Soccer franchise from EA Sports is one of the most polished sports video games out there. FIFA 22 is a must-have video game for that soccer player in your life. It was released on October 1, 2021.

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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 20, 2021. Madden NFL 22 is sure to please both football and sports video game fans alike.

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If you are looking for a party game and like music and dancing, Just Dance 2022 is a terrific game to buy. This newly updated version of the popular franchise was released on November 4, 2021, and is great fun during holiday gatherings or other get-togethers.


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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.


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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

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The 18th and the 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.

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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.


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GET RID OF THIS ONE-If you have some young Harry Potter fans that you are shopping for the LEGO Harry Potter Collection is a great choice. This super-affordable collection follows Harry Potter on all 7 years of his adventures. Since it is rated E for Everyone 10+ it is suitable for most young gamers. Not only are Lego video games fun, but with this huge collection of games, the fun will last for a very long time.

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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, and 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.

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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.


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Between allowing players to turn their imaginations 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+.

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Gran Turismo the celebrated driving simulator, which has been a PlayStation exclusive for 25 years, is returning 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 2021. Enjoy.

SaleBestseller No. 1
NHL 22 - PlayStation 5
  • Powered by Frostbite, EA SPORTS NHL 22 gets the superstar treatment with a huge leap forward in graphics along with the arrival of Superstar X-Factors that elevates the league’s biggest stars with an all new layer of class-based play.
  • This is breakthrough hockey.
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Riders Republic PlayStation 5 Standard Edition
  • Bunny Pack pre-order bonus is a printed insert with code included inside case
  • 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.
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Madden NFL 22 - PlayStation 5
  • Madden NFL 22 is where gameday happens.
  • All-new features in Franchise include staff management, an enhanced seasons engine, and weekly strategy.
  • Share avatar progress and player class between Face of The Franchise and The Yard.
  • For the first time ever in Ultimate Team, adjust Superstar X-Factors at halftime
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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - PlayStation 5
  • TAKE THE LEAD - Become Star-Lord and call the shots for the Guardians in and out of battle
  • ALL-NEW STORY - Face a cosmic threat you unleashed in this fresh take on Guardians of the Galaxy
  • BECOME FAMILY - Turn your band of outlaws into legendary heroes on a wild ride across space
SaleBestseller No. 5
Far Cry 6 PlayStation 5 Standard Edition
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Far Cry 6 PlayStation 5 Standard Edition
  • Play as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran, as you fight alongside a modern-day guerrilla revolution to liberate Yara!
  • Fight against Castillo’s regime in the most expansive Far Cry to date, through jungles, beaches, and Esperanza, the capital city of Yara!
  • Employ an arsenal of resolver weapons, backpacks, and vehicles to take down Castillo’s ruthless regime.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Hot Wheels Unleashed - PlayStation 5
  • Drifting - Drift like crazy to charge your Boost
  • Boosting - Use your Boost to Blast through loops
  • Gravity - gravity will affect races, be fast or fall!
SaleBestseller No. 7
Sackboy: A Big Adventure – PlayStation 5
  • Face thrilling, unpredictable challenges as you explore distinctive hand-crafted lands through deeply immersive and expressive controls.
  • PERILOUS PLATFORMING EXPERIENCE - Explore here, there and everywhere as you utilize Sackboy’s cool, diverse move-set to face a huge variety of thrilling challenges, fierce enemies and startling surprises.
  • RE-STUFFED. RE-STITCHED. RE-ZIPPED - Sackboy returns to the big time stuffed with fresh moves and game-changing gadgets in an awe-inspiring and downright fun 3D adventure in this new, but familiar world.
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - PlayStation 5
  • The intergalactic adventurers are back with Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart. Help them stop a robotic Emperor intent on conquering cross-dimensional worlds, with their own universe next in line.
  • Built from the ground up by acclaimed studio insomniac games, go above and beyond with the mind-blowing speed and immersive features of the PS5 Console.
  • Brand-new haptic feedback and adaptive trigger Technology creates astonishing physical sensations, bringing in-game actions to life in your hands via the dual sense wireless Controller.
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Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut - PlayStation 5
  • Beyond war, ancient beauty endures: Roam vast countryside and expansive terrain to encounter rich characters, discover ancient landmarks and uncover the hidden beauty of Tsushima.
  • The rise of the Ghost: Seek support from old friends and new unlikely allies to reclaim Tsushima.
  • Mud, Blood and steel: challenge opponents with your katana for an immersive Samurai combat experience.
  • Become legends together: play with friends or via online matchmaking in a series of two-player story missions or four-player wave-based survival missions in the legends online co-op
  • A whole new island to explore: Travel to Iki Island to investigate rumors of a Mongol presence in a brand-new story with deeply personal stakes.
SaleBestseller No. 10
FIFA 22 - PlayStation 5
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FIFA 22 - PlayStation 5
  • HyperMotion gameplay technology elevates every match across every mode.
  • Advanced full-team mocap data and machine learning heighten gameplay.
  • Live out your dreams as you create and manage your custom club in career mode.
  • Volta Football returns with more flair all over the pitch and new ways to express your style.
  • Build your dream squad and compete in FIFA Ultimate Team.

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