Popular PlayStation Games — August 30th, 2022

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

While MultiVersus can't maintain its crown, Fall Guys manages to once again win the race to the top 3 most popular PlayStation games. The other PS Plus contenders have slipped away while we wait for new games.

MultiVersus has been supplanted at the top of the most popular PlayStation games by Fall Guys, though both lose out to the mighty FIFA 22 and Fortnite. Meanwhile, the PS Plus Extra, Premium games for August 2022 have entered the fray with surprising results.

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At the top of the table, we have MultiVersus dropping from third place to seventh. The fun brawler's achievements so far have been mighty, but maintaining the top spots is hard work — as proven by a 31% decrease in the total player count since last week. That means nearly a third of players have dropped the game this week, suggesting that you need more than tough MultiVersus trophies to keep a game going strong.

If you want a good example of this, look no further than Fall Guys. It is up to third, a one place increase on last week but more than enough to replace MultiVersus. In the ten weeks since the new launcher was released, it has made the chart every time thanks to continued events and costumes and despite a 9% decrease in player numbers this week. If MultiVersus has that stickiness through thick and thin, it could be a new top ten mainstay. Alternately, it could fumble around the edges of the ten like Genshin Impact, which has made a massive progression this week from 13th to 9th.

Genshin ImpactGenshin Impact makes a splash once again!

The PS Plus games for August have landed, with both Uno (36th) and Ghost Recon Wildlands (34th) making a debut. However, despite the Extra games having succeeded in the past, it looks like it isn't tempting many as the pair debut at the lower end of the table. If we ask ourselves why this is, it's probably simply because it was a weak lineup this month despite the bonus games on the service.

Well, here our analysis ends! So, without further ado, here are the top 40 popular PlayStation games for the week ending August 30th, 2022.

Most played PlayStation games (w/e August 30th, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts2
3 iconFall GuysEpic Games4
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
5 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision6
6 iconDestiny 2Bungie10
7 iconMultiVersusWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment3
8 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts7
9 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo13
10 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix8
11 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios9
12 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment12
13 iconTony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2Activision11
14 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment15
15 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment18
16 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment17
17 iconCall of Duty: VanguardSony Interactive Entertainment24
18 iconStrayiam8bit14
19 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive16
20 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft21
21 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment20
22 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games22
23 iconYakuza: Like A DragonSEGA19
24 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft23
25 iconNBA 2K222K Sports25
26 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision27
27 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment26
28 iconMarvel's Spider-Man RemasteredSony Interactive Entertainment28
29 iconFinal Fantasy XIVSquare Enix31
30 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts33
31 iconGod of WarSony Interactive Entertainment Europe30
32 iconCrash Bandicoot 4: It's About TimeActivision29
33 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision32
34 iconTom Clancy's Ghost Recon WildlandsUbisoft34
35 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt37
36 iconUNOUbisoft36
37 iconMarvel's AvengersBandai Namco Entertainment35
38 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment38
39 iconReturnalSony Interactive Entertainment39
40 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic ArtsRE
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
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.