The Most Popular PlayStation Games of 2023 According to Push Square Readers
2023 has been an exciting year for gamers, marked by the release of various titles for the latest PlayStation 5 console. Since its launch in late 2020, the console has seen steady growth in the gaming industry, and prompted many of the biggest game developers to produce the highest quality games for the systems. Push Square exists as an independent website dedicated to covering the intricacies of the PlayStation gaming world, and its readers have spoken on what they believe are the most popular releases of 2023.
10. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
After a successful reboot launch on the PlayStation 4 in 2018, Spider-Man Miles Morales returned as the top 10 most popular game this year according to Push Square readers. Developed by Insomniac Games, the blockbuster title allows gamers to traverse a massive open city as Miles Morales, a young teenage superhero. The game packs plenty of action and fresh content with several new abilities, gadgets, colorful character designs, and exciting plot twists.
9. Demon’s Souls Remake
Demon’s Souls is an iconic gaming series that first emerged on the PlayStation 3 and the remaster on the Playstation 5 proves that the classic still stands the test of time. The remake drew attention across the industry for the superior graphics and revamped game mechanics, and Traffic Square readers voted this one of the most popular games of 2023. The action role-playing game follows an adventurer as they conquer perilous dungeons, face off against demons, and take on the myths that surround the world.
8. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Insomniac Games returns as one of the top developers of the year with the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Fans of the original PlayStation 2 version will be happy to know that the beloved action-adventure game has received drastic overhauls in graphics and game mechanics. The game follows Ratchet and Clank, two interdimensional heroes, as they traverse through two universes using a rifts in space. With its immersive storyline, highly detailed graphics, and characters, it came as no surprise that this would become one of the most popular games of 2023.
7. Resident Evil Village
The Resident Evil franchise is no stranger to success. The latest installment marks the eighth primary installment for the series with a darker, sinister undertone. Set in a medieval village, Resident Evil Village follows an elite soldier as they battle their way out of the cursed town. Gamers can expect to find the same survival horror gameplay along with an expansive open world and puzzles to solve. Fans of the series held this one in the highest regard and it remains as one of the most popular releases of the year.
Returnal is a third-person shooter game developed by the studio Housemarque and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It follows an astronaut who crashes on an alien planet and struggles to survive against the indigenous lifeforms and melting reality. The intense gameplay and groundbreaking use of graphics have drawn plenty of attention to this highly-rated game, making it popular enough to break into the top 10 list.
5. Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 marks the seventh installment of the popular racing simulator game and comes with plenty of new upgrades. The game powers up visuals and introduces more detailed car models, tracks, tracks and complicated game mechanics that make it stand out. The huge selection of vehicles and unique customization options also add to the charm and gamers quickly saw this as one of the most popular releases of the year.
4. Horizon Forbidden West
The Horizon Forbidden West takes on an open world western landscape with gorgeous graphics and unique characters. Developed by Guerrilla Games, the game focuses on a female protagonist who travels to various locations to discover secrets and uncover ancient mysteries. Along with a breathtaking soundtrack, the game introduces a new set of characters, dungeons, enemies, weapons, and more. It’s easy to see why this game made it to the top 5 Playstation games of 2023.
3. Ghost of Tsushima
Despite pushing five years as the most popular PlayStation game, Ghost of Tsushima remains a fan favorite. It follows a brave samurai through the chilling island of Tsushima as they battle their enemies during the Mongol invasion. Players can take their experience to the next level with the dynamic weather conditions and changing seasons that create complex gameplay scenarios. The visuals and historically accurate world make it one of the must-play games of 2023.
2. Final Fantasy XVI
The popular Square Enix RPG series returns with a revamped installment of Final Fantasy XVI. Set in a post-industrial worlds, players are taken through an action-packed journey as a young warrior-in-training. The game features a huge selection of weapons, magical abilities, and customizeable elemental abilities. It also introduces a new take on the classic turn-based RPG with its uniquely designed battle system that has players thinking on their feet. All of these factors contribute to its high acclaim and makes it one of the most beloved PlayStation games of 2023 according to readers.
1. God of War Ragnarok
Kratos and Atreus return in the sequel to the popular God of War title for the PlayStation 5. The highly lauded game takes gamers back to the world of Norse mythology and introduces plenty of exciting content. Along with a gripping storyline and stunning visuals, the game also introduces new gaming mechanics, combat strategies and a host of magical abilities for Kratos. It’s no surprise that God of War Ragnarok topped the list as the most popular PlayStation game according to Push Square readers.