9 nice video games on your PlayStation from 2022

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If you happen to just bought a PlayStation 5, there are a bunch of nice video games so that you can play on that console. Since its launch in late 2020, dozens of must-play video games have appeared, together with a number of console-exclusive video games that you simply gained’t be capable to play anyplace else.

If you happen to don’t have the money to spend on a PS5, don’t fear. As a result of continued issue of discovering PS5s in inventory, Sony has launched PS4 variations of a few of its greatest 2022 titles, together with God of Struggle Ragnorök, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West. Nonetheless, that pattern might ultimately fizzle out, with Sony shifting extra of its focus to the newer, extra highly effective console.

I recommend testing our 2020 and 2021 lists for video games to play on PlayStation when you want some additional suggestions. As for what’s under, these are the very best PlayStation video games to play in 2022.


The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s newest, strongest console but. When related to a excessive refresh charge show, it could actually run some video games at 4K at as much as 120Hz.

Screenshot pf a character fighting a beast from the Elden Ring game.

Elden Ring
Picture: FromSoftware

Costing $59.99, no different recreation on this checklist comes near providing as a lot replay worth for the value as Elden Ring. It’s the newest recreation from FromSoftware, the makers of Darkish Souls and Bloodborne, and it options extra of that firm’s signature difficult-yet-rewarding gameplay, however it’s set in an enormous open-world surroundings that encourages exploration and experimentation.

Elden Ring isn’t the only option for learners until you’re prepared to decide to honing your expertise. Even the starter enemies waste no time placing you in your house, however it’s by no means unfair. If you happen to’re a fan of the builders’ previous video games, which a number of of us at The Verge are, we expect you’ll rapidly discover your groove in Elden Ring.


The newest launch from Bloodborne and Sekiro developer FromSoftware, Elden Ring is, at its most simple, an try to merge the studio’s distinctive action-RPG system with an expansive open world. Consider it like Darkish Souls meets Breath of the Wild, and also you’re shut.

A red Nissan sportscar enters a city tunnel.

Gran Turismo 7
Picture: Sony

That is the sport to get when you’re a lover of vehicles — and jazz. Gran Turismo 7 is the newest iteration of the automotive racing simulator, and it allows you to get much more granular along with your automotive obsession than earlier than. The sport rapidly offers you the instruments to spec vehicles to your liking, and this recreation stands out with its story mode that delves into the previous, current, and way forward for traditional automotive fashions, offered by individuals who had been chargeable for making them. And as I discussed earlier, it performs jazz over your gameplay.

On the aspect, Gran Turismo 7 has the entire options you is perhaps anticipating from a contemporary racing recreation, together with on-line play, a photograph mode, and an enormous array of customization for every automotive mannequin. This recreation is stress-free to play, letting you merely focus in your place within the race as a substitute of juggling myriad aims, which is what most video games ask of you.


Polyphony Digital’s newest within the long-running “Actual Driving Simulator” collection, Gran Turismo 7, is a celebration of vehicles, with an in depth marketing campaign mode and photograph mode.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Developer Naughty Canine remastered its two PS4 Uncharted titles for PS5, bringing alongside higher graphics, quicker loading occasions, and a few spectacular haptic suggestions on the DualSense controller. The Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Assortment contains Uncharted 4: A Thief’s Finish and Uncharted: The Misplaced Legacy, the previous being the newest (and probably, the ultimate) act in the primary Uncharted plot line. The Misplaced Legacy is a smaller journey that focuses on aspect characters in a brand new surroundings and is equally entertaining.

If you happen to get pleasure from Indiana Jones-style tomb raiding, puzzle fixing, butt-kicking, and characters loaded with quips, this assortment is a purchase order that you simply doubtless gained’t remorse making. This assortment is offered on PS5 and PC.


A remastering and rerelease of each Uncharted: A Thief’s Finish and Uncharted: The Misplaced Legacy for PS5.

Neon White is the proper recreation for individuals who get pleasure from first-person shooters in addition to racing by way of ranges to get the bottom time attainable. The sport has nice visuals and a enjoyable soundtrack, however the spotlight is the quick, responsive gameplay that encourages replays to beat time trial data set by your folks on-line.

Neon White is loaded with dozens of enjoyable ranges, every fastidiously constructed with power-ups and enemies. The true enjoyable within the recreation comes whenever you start to grasp every stage’s structure, making you are feeling like a speed-running wizard. This title is cheap in comparison with many on this checklist, costing $24.99. It’s out there for PS5 and PS4.


On this trendy indie recreation, you’ll run, bounce, and shoot your approach to the end line of dozens of meticulously crafted ranges. Then, you’ll play them once more to beat your earlier greatest time (and the very best outcomes of your folks).

A woman warrior peers through a garden at a figure in the distance.

Horizon Forbidden West
Picture: Sony Interactive Leisure

The sequel to Horizon Zero Daybreak arrived on PS5 and PS4 in early 2022, increasing on the unique action-adventure recreation with a good greater world and story. As with every sequel, you need to play the primary recreation first to completely perceive the stakes. Nonetheless, this newer recreation supplies an intensive recap of the primary entry in case you simply need to begin with the sequel. Nobody can blame you since Forbidden West supplies extra quality-of-life gameplay tweaks, in addition to extra graphical eye sweet with its reasonable characters and environments. Simply to notice, this recreation is a single-player expertise, and it doesn’t have any multiplayer parts.


Guerrilla Video games’ newest installment within the Horizon collection, Horizon Forbidden West, places you again answerable for Aloy to traverse an enormous open world stuffed with machine animals and expansive quests.

Two people with their backs to us walk along a forest path.

The Final of Us Half I
Picture: Sony Interactive Leisure

The Final of Us has turn out to be a multimedia property, increasing from video video games to its personal HBO TV present coming in early 2023. To prime viewers for the survival-horror drama they’ll doubtless see play out within the present, Naughty Canine remastered The Final of Us for PS5. The sport initially launched for the PS3 in 2013 (it was remastered for the PS4 a yr later).

The Final of Us Half I, because it’s known as, is offered on the PS5 and is coming to PC in 2023. It’s a gritty and violent recreation, advised from the attitude of Joel and Ellie as they try to bludgeon their means by way of a zombie-like apocalypse with the hopes of discovering a remedy to avoid wasting humanity.

As was anticipated, it enormously improved the graphics and gameplay to make it appear and feel much like The Final of Us Half II, which launched in 2020. With this remaster, taking part in these video games back-to-back to soak in the entire story ought to really feel extra seamless.


Sony and Naughty Canine gave The Final of Us a contemporary coat of paint to make it look, sound, and play extra like The Final of Us Half II. If you happen to missed out on the 2013 hit, you’ll need to test it out earlier than the HBO present launches in 2023.

Screenshot from God of War Ragnarök featuring Kratos gently touching the face of his son, Atreus, in comfort

God of Struggle Ragnarök
Picture: Santa Monica Studio

God of Struggle Ragnorök is yet one more sequel on this checklist that’s price taking part in. It follows the 2018 God of Struggle title, going down proper after that recreation’s ultimate scene (it gives a recap, however you need to search out a YouTube abstract, because the recap’s not complete).

Whereas Ragnorök’s third-person motion gameplay feels much like its predecessor, its story is much extra formidable. As Kratos needs to bury his previous, he’s attempting to persuade his younger son, Atreus, to not observe a tempting path at discovering his godhood and defying prophecy. In fact, issues don’t go as deliberate, however that’s what makes this recreation so enjoyable. God of Struggle Ragnorök is offered on PS4 and PS5.


Whereas Ragnorök’s third-person motion gameplay feels much like its predecessor, its story is much extra formidable. As Kratos needs to bury his previous, he’s attempting to persuade his younger son, Atreus, to not observe a tempting path at discovering his godhood and defying prophecy.

In the game Stray, a cat runs from one-eyed aliens in a watery cave.

Picture: Annapurna Interactive

Whereas many of the video games on this checklist put you answerable for a revenge-seeking humanoid, in Stray, you’re only a cat. For cat lovers, that alone would possibly make it price taking part in. There’s even a devoted “meow” button. However there’s an amazing recreation beneath the appeal in Stray. It’s a puzzle-based stealth recreation the place you need to see options as a cat would and infrequently run on your life from the all-consuming zurk species. In the course of the seven-hour or so journey, you’ll befriend different cats and an equally cute robotic, who will help you in puzzles and ultimately aid you translate your cat chatter. Stray is offered for the PS4 and PS5.


There’s an amazing recreation beneath the appeal in Stray. It’s a puzzle-based stealth recreation the place you need to see options as a cat would and infrequently run on your life from the all-consuming zurk species.

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

A man in armor faces a huge antlered monster.

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Picture: CD Projekt Crimson

Whereas this recreation didn’t launch in 2022, its massive, free next-gen patch did. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt now gives ray-traced graphics, quicker loading occasions, and different refinements on the PS5, making this the very best time to leap in. CD Projekt Crimson initially launched this recreation in 2015 on the PS4, and it was a miraculous achievement on the time — and nonetheless is. It’s one of some open-world RPGs that has an enormous map that’s price totally exploring and enjoyable, memorable missions that ought to preserve you entertained for dozens of hours.

If you happen to’re deciding between The Witcher III: Wild Hunt or CD Projekt Crimson’s newer, flashier recreation Cyberpunk 2077, I extremely recommend testing the previous first. It’s a extra polished and enjoyable expertise front-to-back.


CD Projekt Crimson lately debuted its next-gen patch for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt that vastly overhauls the in-game graphics, shortens loading occasions, and provides some quality-of-life enhancements.

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