Top 10 PlayStation 5 Games – Best Games for 2024

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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 2024. Enjoy.

Bestseller No. 1
EA SPORTS College Football 25 - PlayStation 5
  • Pre-order EA SPORTS College Football 25 today and receive:
  • Alma Mater Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 134)
  • Cover Athlete Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 3)
  • Return to Glory Ultimate Team Uniform Item
  • English (Subtitle)
Bestseller No. 2
Rise of the Ronin - PlayStation 5
  • Haptic feedback: Feel the impact of combat as you clash blades and trade blows with haptic feedback through the DualSense wireless controller.
  • Adaptive triggers: Experience the tension of your bow string and the click of your matchlock rifle’s trigger through the DualSense wireless controller’s adaptive triggers.
  • Tempest 3D AudioTech: Become immersed in the sounds of Bakumatsu-era Japan – from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s streets to the tranquil sounds of nature as you traverse the landscape with 3D spatial audio.*
  • Ultra high-speed SSD: Get straight to the heart of the action with the PlayStation5 console’s lightning-fast load times.
  • Ronin (Actor)
SaleBestseller No. 3
MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 – PS5 Standard Edition
  • 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!
  • English, English (Playback Language)
SaleBestseller No. 4
MADDEN NFL 24 Standard PS5 | VideoGame | English
  • 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.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Elden Ring - PlayStation 5
  • ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware Inc. and produced by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG and FromSoftware's largest game to date, set within a world full of mystery and peril
  • Journey through the Lands Between, a new fantasy world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series, and George R. R. Martin, author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Traverse the breathtaking world on foot or on horseback, alone or online with other players, and fully immerse yourself in the grassy plains, suffocating swamps, spiraling mountains, and foreboding castles
  • Create your character in FromSoftware’s refi ned action-RPG and defi ne your playstyle by experimenting with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities, and skills found throughout the world
  • Charge into battle, pick off enemies one-by-one using stealth, or even call upon allies for aid - many options are at your disposal as you decide how to approach exploration and combat
SaleBestseller No. 6
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)
SaleBestseller No. 7
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - PlayStation 5
  • Continue Cal’s Journey - No longer a Padawan, Cal has come into his own and grown into a powerful Jedi Knight.
  • Go Beyond Your Training – The cinematic combat system returns with additional Force abilities and new lightsaber fighting styles.
  • Explore an Untamed Galaxy – Discover new planets and familiar frontiers in the Star Wars galaxy, each with unique challenges, and enemies.
  • The Dark Times are closing in – with enemies surrounding him, Cal will need to decide how far he’s willing to go to save those closest to him.
  • Some features may require an internet connection and an online subscription.
Bestseller No. 8
Star Wars Outlaws - Limited Edition (Amazon Exclusive), PlayStation 5
  • Only at Amazon! Limited Edition Content* - The Rogue Infiltrator Character Pack includes cosmetics for Kay and Nix.
  • Discover a galaxy of opportunity. Explore distinct locations with bustling cities and cantinas. Race across sprawling outdoor landscapes on your speeder. Each location brings new adventures, unique challenges, and enticing rewards if you’re willing to take the risk.
  • Experience an original scoundrel story. Live the high-stakes lifestyle of an outlaw. Turn any situation to your advantage with Nix by your side: fight with your blaster, overcome enemies with stealth and gadgets, or find the right moments to distract enemies and gain the upper hand.
  • Embark on high-stakes missions. Take on high-risk, high-reward missions from the galaxy’s crime syndicates. Steal valuable goods, infiltrate secret locations, and outwit enemies as one of the galaxy’s most wanted. Every choice you make influences your ever-changing reputation.
  • Jump into the pilot seat. Pilot your ship, the Trailblazer, as you engage in thrilling dogfights with the Empire and other foes. Find the right opportunities to chase, evade, and attack to get the upper hand.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Sonic Superstars - PlayStation 5
  • A new Spin on a Classic: You've never played classic Sonic like this before!
  • Multiply, swim up waterfalls, change form, and more with the powers of the Chaos Emeralds.
  • lay as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose, using their unique abilities to explore and uncover new paths and secrets.
  • More Friends, More Fun: Play with up to 3 other players in local Co-op and challenge players from around the world in Battle Mode!
  • (Playback Language)
Bestseller No. 10
Stellar Blade - PlayStation 5
  • Stunning PS5 visuals: Explore vibrant futuristic environments, and engage with a cast of original friends and foes from the creative minds of the SHIFT UP team, led by renowned artist Kim Hyung Tae.
  • Ultra high-speed SSD: Explore new locations, overcome powerful enemies, and encounter jaw-dropping revelations as you advance relentlessly through EVE’s mission with lightning-fast load times.
  • Adaptive triggers: Unleash devastating yet graceful acrobatic moves, and interact with the technological remnants of an abandoned Earth using the DualSense wireless controller’s adaptive triggers.
  • Haptic feedback: Feel the thrill of combat as your blade slashes its way to victory, with sensations enriched by the DualSense wireless controller’s responsive vibrations.

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