Top PS5 games — PS Plus game beats out Assassin's Creed Mirage debut

Our 40 top PS5 games of the week are here, bringing with them the debut of Assassin's Creed Mirage and the latest PS Plus games. The Callisto Protocol succeeds!

Top PS5 games — PS Plus game beats out Assassin's Creed Mirage debut
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson

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Using TrueGaming's original data, we have compiled the 40 top PS5 games of the week from across active PSN accounts. Full of the best PS5 games, this week's real highlights are the raw numbers leaping into The Callisto Protocol on PS Plus and players beginning a Baghdad journey collecting Assassin's Creed Mirage trophies on the way!

Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin's Creed, and The Callisto Protocol perform

It's been week after week of big game debuts, but before we jump into yet another big release with Assassin's Creed Mirage, it's worth taking a look at those players currently diving deep into those Cyberpunk 2077 trophies as they blast through the game's Phantom Liberty DLC. The game has held the same position on our chart, though the total player count has dropped by 9% week-on-week. This will happen for the single-player title as players naturally wrap up the story, but people are clearly big fans of the work developer CD Projekt Red has put in.
Now, the next biggest re-debut worth talking about is The Callisto Protocol. If the much-hyped horror-action title struggled to get the critics onside after a rock late 2022 debut, patching the game into the perfect state and releasing it to everyone on PS Plus is certainly one way to get everyone onside again.

It comes in eighth position on the chart, saddled straight in between Rainbow Six Siege in seventh and Apex Legends in ninth. That is a very impressive debut and proved that the game had maintained interest from players, but no one was willing to spend their money on a game deemed below a 7/10 on most review aggregators.

As a part of the other games in the PS Plus October 2023 lineup, we have Farming Simulator 22 in 20th and Weird West in 23rd. That's not bad in either case given that they both belong to niche subgenres. However, we are willing to bet that Farming Simulator 22 sticks around for longer than expected — the folks into that genre are really into it! We hope Weird West sticks around, but we suspect that it will not be, and not for lack of quality, but simply due to an inability to sustain a large enough audience week-on-week.
Then we have Assassin's Creed Mirage! Coming in at 12th, this might be slightly lower than expected for most players eagerly leap of faith-ing into the return to the old ways. However, it's only been on sale for a weekend, so we could reasonably expect a rise in fortunes next week. Games like FIFA 23 will give way to it, and then Mirage only has a small gap of player count to close between itself and eighth place, so we are expecting a bit of a jump. Hopefully, we will have our review ready for you then, too!

If you are looking for another data deep-dive, check out We Were Here Expeditions The FriendShip PS5 player boost story Lee made last week! Well, that wraps up the analysis for the week. What do you think of Assassin's Creed Mirage's debut? We will see you in the comments and, without further ado, here are the top 40 PlayStation games of the week ending Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Top 40 PS5 and PS4 games of the week (ending Sunday, October 8, 2023)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare IIActivision1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconEA SPORTS FC 24Electronic Arts3
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
5 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt5
6 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
7 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft8
8 iconThe Callisto ProtocolKRAFTONRE
9 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment9
10 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios11
11 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts6
12 iconAssassin's Creed MirageUbisoft-
13 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts12
14 iconNBA 2K242K Games13
15 iconMortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. Games10
16 iconBaldur's Gate 3Spike Chunsoft15
17 iconMY HERO ULTRA RUMBLEBandai Namco Entertainment20
18 iconGenshin ImpactCognosphere19
19 iconFall GuysEpic Games16
20 iconFarming Simulator 22Giants Software-
21 iconResident Evil 4Capcom Entertainment14
22 iconDestiny 2Bungie18
23 iconWeird WestDevolver Digital-
24 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment21
25 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision22
26 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games24
27 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts23
28 iconSaints RowDeep Silver17
29 iconDisney SpeedstormGameloft35
30 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision26
31 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment30
32 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts25
33 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive27
34 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts28
35 iconElden RingFromSoftware36
36 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Games29
37 iconDiablo IVBlizzard Entertainment34
38 iconMarvel's Spider-Man RemasteredSony Interactive Entertainment38
39 iconLies of PNeowiz33
40 iconNBA 2K232K Sports32
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 3.2 million active PlayStation accounts (not just TrueTrophies accounts). Chart information is copyright GameInsights. Regarding this data:
  • Popularity is measured by a game being booted up and played, not by the length of time played.
  • Our data is good for suggesting general trends — we represent this using percentages, not numbers.
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and Sony news. He writes about PS5 games like LEGO Horizon Adventures, Assassin’s Creed Shadows, Kingdom Come Deliverance II, Concord, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of PlayStation gaming. He also covers PS Plus news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, God of War, and The Last of Us — before an evening swim.
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