Popular PlayStation Games — August 7th, 2022

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

The PS Plus monthly games — Yakuza, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2, and Little Nightmares — have hit the most popular PlayStation games for this week. Meanwhile, MultiVersus continues growing in stature as it shocks the top 10.

With the PS Plus games for August, 2022 available, the Most Popular Playstation Games chart for the week has changed a lot since last week. In particular, the presence of MultiVersus has shocked some long-term residents of the top echelons.

multiversusMultiVersus reigns supreme in the ring

We were impressed last week when the WB-published MultiVersus found sixth place on the chart in a week that contained lovable PS Plus hit Stray (now in 6th itself). Now, we are bowled over as players keep struggling toward finishing those tricky MultiVersus trophies and buoy the game into the top spot. Since last week, the player count has increased by 27%, with a 3:2 ratio of players on the PS5. Mind you, it has only just pipped FIFA 22 to the post with a 0.2% difference between the two total player counts.

PlayStation Plus is making life equally as interesting across the rest of the chart as games find their first position since becoming 'free' for players with access to Essential games. The best performer is Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 in fifth, which is a blazing hot start for most games. This remake is class, even if it has some of the harder trophies in the PS Plus catalogue this month.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon TrophiesYakuza: Like A Dragon is pretty wild, even by Yakuza standards

Then we have Yakuza Like a Dragon all the way down in 16th. We are a little surprised by this even for a relatively niche JRPG, especially considering the other Yakuza games are coming to PS Plus later this month and throughout the year. Following that, Little Nightmares manages a low debut at 29th, but this is generally a big month of games and there is more competition than ever with Extra games and Premium games filling up players' libraries.

What do you think of the list, then? Anything sticking out to you? Shocked that Yakuza couldn't find the top 10? Let us know in the comments! Here are the top 40 popular PlayStation games for the week ending August 7th, 2022.

Most played PlayStation games (w/e August 7th, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconMultiVersusWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment6
2 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts3
3 iconFortniteEpic Games4
4 iconFall GuysEpic Games2
5 iconTony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2Activision-
6 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
7 iconStrayiam8bit1
8 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision7
9 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts8
10 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix10
11 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios9
12 iconDestiny 2Bungie12
13 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment11
14 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo13
15 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment14
16 iconYakuza: Like A DragonSEGA-
17 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment16
18 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment17
19 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft23
20 iconNBA 2K222K Sports18
21 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft22
22 iconCrash Bandicoot 4: It's About TimeActivision15
23 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games21
24 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive20
25 iconCall of Duty: VanguardSony Interactive Entertainment19
26 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment24
27 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment25
28 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision27
29 iconLittle NightmaresBandai Namco Entertainment-
30 iconGod of WarSony Interactive Entertainment Europe26
31 iconMarvel's Spider-Man RemasteredSony Interactive Entertainment30
32 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts35
33 iconMarvel's AvengersBandai Namco Entertainment28
34 iconFar Cry 6UbisoftRE
35 iconFinal Fantasy VII RemakeSquare Enix29
36 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision33
37 iconReturnalSony Interactive Entertainment32
38 iconFinal Fantasy XIVSquare Enix34
39 iconMarvel's Guardians of the GalaxySquare Enix31
40 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment37
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 840,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright GameInsights.
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and explosive racers — before an evening swim.