Popular PlayStation Games — July 24th, 2022

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Stray proves a smash hit with PS Plus Extra subscribers this week as it claws to the top spot of the most popular PlayStation games. Meanwhile, Multiversus and Marvel's Avengers debut as Final Fantasy VII Remake resurges.

Stray got to be the big winner this week after its debut into the PlayStation Game Lists for Extra and Premium. With other PS Plus new games for July 2022 making waves around the chart, it seems like Sony has made a great investment.

StrayStray kitty does good for PS Plus Extra and Premium

Our Stray review was glowing, but the massive games the cute cat has kicked out might not be so happy with its virality, like Fall Guys, Call of Duty, and FIFA 22. To debut that high was exceptional work and speaks strongly to a subscription service's ability to get interesting indies in front of more gamers. Let's just hope that the team has earned its money back, but the performance in week one of release has been exceptional.

Then, slightly lower down the scales, PlayStation Plus rears its head again. Despite a headache inducing start, Final Fantasy VII Remake managed to reenter at 26th after it became one of the July additions to PS Plus Extra. Similarly, just below it in 27th is Marvel's Avengers. It's been a rocky road for Crystal Dynamics' live-service game, but it does occasionally pop back into the fray even if it can't match the heights we see of other constantly updated games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla in 21st or Destiny 2 in 12th. It's not just indie games that are PS Plus fuelled, but big AAA games that folks were unwilling to test out previously.

assassins creed valhallaAssassin's Creed Valhalla shows Marvel's Avengers how position maintenance is achieved

Finally, we just have to shout out the wonderful Multiversus. It was an open playtest, but somehow it is already finding the bottom of the chart. That is promising, to say the least. On top of that, it is rather good! That's it for a rather truncated week of popular PlayStation game fun. How wonderful, now browse the list at your leisure!

Here are the top 40 popular PlayStation games for the week ending July 24th, 2022.

Most played PlayStation games (w/e July 24th, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconStrayAnnapurna Interactive-
2 iconFall GuysEpic Games1
3 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts2
4 iconFortniteEpic Games3
5 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision4
6 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts7
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
9 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment8
10 iconDestiny 2Bungie12
11 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios10
12 iconCrash Bandicoot 4: It's About TimeActivision6
13 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo11
14 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment13
15 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment14
16 iconNBA 2K222K Sports15
17 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive21
18 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment16
19 iconCall of Duty: VanguardSony Interactive Entertainment22
20 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games17
21 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft19
22 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft20
23 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment24
24 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment18
25 iconGod of WarSony Interactive Entertainment Europe23
26 iconFinal Fantasy VII RemakeSquare EnixRE
27 iconMarvel's AvengersBandai Namco Entertainment-
28 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision27
29 iconMarvel's Spider-Man RemasteredSony Interactive Entertainment29
30 iconMarvel's Guardians of the GalaxySquare Enix25
31 iconReturnalSony Interactive Entertainment28
32 iconMultiVersusWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment-
33 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision30
34 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts31
35 iconThe Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of MedanBandai Namco Entertainment26
36 iconFinal Fantasy XIVSquare Enix32
37 iconWarframeDigital Extremes33
38 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment35
39 iconWWE 2K222K GamesRE
40 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt34
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 1.1 million active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright GameInsights.
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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