Last year, Sony sparked a true craze around the world with the release of PlayStation 5. Hundreds of people were seen lined up in front of stores to buy Sony’s newest console. According to the company itself, a total of 18 million units are expected to be sold eventually. Add to that 110+ million PS4 units, and you’ll see that there is a huge number of people who can play brand-new PlayStation games in 2022.
The question is which PS4 and PS5 games are people playing the most this year? That’s what we’re going to examine in this post. So, let’s start!
Best Sports PS Games for 2022
Sports games have been getting a lot of attention in recent times all around the world. However, different games are popular in different parts of the planet. For instance, users from the United States love Madden NFL 22, an EA Sports video game focused on American football.
Over in Europe, the most popular sports games are FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer 2022. No surprise there, as football (soccer) is by far the most popular sport on this continent. Actually, the popularity of football is high in many other parts of the world. Which explains why those two titles are also among bestsellers in Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America.
Those are the most popular PS sports games for Arab players as well. However, people living in the Middle East also love the game Winning Post 9. A horse racing video game that has caught a niche audience in that part of the world. Developed by Japanese software company Koei Tecmo, the ninth edition of the game series can be played both on PS4 and PS5.
Best FPS Games for PlayStation
First-Person Shooter (FPS) games are among the most popular types of games, especially when played in the online multiplayer mode. What this basically means is that you can play these games against other players from the comfort of your home.
So, which FSP games should you try in 2022? Crytec’s Hunt: Showdown is definitely one of them. Set in the 19th century, the game puts you in the role of a bounty hunter in Louisiana.
Back 4 Blood is another must. The game was developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive in 2021, becoming an instant fan favorite.
Then, there’s also Ubisoft-powered Far Cry 5, which many believe to be the very best installment of the legendary game series.
Finally, we also mustn’t forget Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which is an absolute favorite of gamers and one of the most widely played games in esports tournaments.
Top Strategy Games for PlayStation Owners
When you think of elaborate strategy games that require days of playing time, your mind probably goes to PC games. However, PlayStation players too can enjoy these types of games as well. In fact, there are literally hundreds of strategy games you can choose from.
If you would like to start your strategy game journey with the very best PS games, our recommendation is Northgard. Combining Norse mythology with military tactics, this game takes you on a journey to a mysterious new continent that needs conquering.
If you would like to head back to the Wild West, Desperados III is our recommendation. For PS strategy games set in the present time or near future, we say go for John Wick Hex, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, or Rebel Cops.
Keep in mind that all the aforementioned games contain violence. If you would like to play a peaceful strategy game, worry not, there are plenty of those to select from as well. Tropico 6 is probably the best example of a violence-free game that can be fun and engaging is The Sims.
An Essential Buyer’s Guide
Not only are PlayStation consoles pricey, but games too can cost you a lot, especially if you’re a passionate gamer. The good news is that there are several ways to solve this problem. It’s essential to carefully check what the game is all about before making the purchase. Actually, we would recommend reading reviews and even watching walkthrough videos on YouTube before paying any money.
Another way to save money on PS games is to rent them rather than buy them. This is possible with physical copies (game discs), which should be several times cheaper to rent.
And if you don’t want to pay any money at all for PS games, there’s a solution for that too! Head to the official website of PlayStation and look for free-to-play games. The selection of available games changes from time to time, but you can be sure that there will be many dozens of games at your disposal at any given moment.