Most popular PS5 games — God of War Ragnarok Valhalla conquers top 3

We have our list of the most popular PS5 games! Here are the top 40 games for the week with God of War Ragnarok's free DLC performing well.

Most popular PS5 games — God of War Ragnarok Valhalla conquers top 3
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson


God of War Ragnarok is sat at the top of the best PS5 games for a reason, and this week's top 40 most popular PS5 games prove it's right to be there! Using data pulled from 3.2 million tracked PSN accounts, that free Valhalla DLC has given Kratos & Co a boost up the popularity chart.

God of War Ragnarok's new free DLC is immensely popular

When the God of War Ragnarok Valhalla announced, we had no idea what to expect even with all the details. Well, with a 372.8% increase in player count week-on-week, we're wondering if everyone you know and love knows what God of War Ragnarok Valhalla is all about. The rogue-lite experience is a bit of an epilogue to Ragnarok — a damn good one at that — so download it for free and have a go yourself!
In other chart news, there isn't too much to shout about. PowerWash Simulator is still performing in sixth, but the two other PlayStation Plus December 2023 monthly games have all sunk like a stone as Lego 2K Drive is down 10 places to 20th and Sable hasn't even made it to the chart. Alan Wake 2 and Call of Duty Modern Warfare (the 2019 one) did return the chart this week, as well.

If you want more fun data, Lee has a piece all about the PS Plus monthly games 2023's total value. What do you think of all the data we've pulled out for you? Are you surprised by God of War Ragnarok Valhalla? Let us know all in the comments down below. So, here they are fully listed! The top 40 most popular PS5 games for the week ending Sunday, December 17, 2023.

Most popular PS5 games of the week (ending Sunday, December 17, 2023)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare IIActivision2
3 iconGod of War RagnarökSony Interactive Entertainment21
4 iconEA SPORTS FC 24Electronic Arts3
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
6 iconPowerWash SimulatorSquare Enix5
7 iconMarvel's Spider-Man 2Sony Interactive Entertainment6
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix8
9 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment7
10 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft9
11 iconNBA 2K242K Games12
12 iconBaldur's Gate 3Spike Chunsoft14
13 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts13
14 iconDestiny 2Bungie16
15 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt11
16 iconMortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. Games18
17 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios15
18 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment19
19 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts20
20 iconLEGO 2K Drive2K Games10
21 iconFINAL FANTASY XVISquare Enix17
22 iconGenshin ImpactCognosphere23
23 iconDiablo IVBlizzard Entertainment22
24 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games24
25 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive25
26 iconFall GuysEpic Games26
27 iconResident Evil 4Capcom Entertainment27
28 iconElden RingFromSoftware29
29 iconHogwarts LegacyWarner Bros. Games30
30 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment28
31 iconWarframeDigital Extremes38
32 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision31
33 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts32
34 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment33
35 iconAstro's PlayroomSony Interactive Entertainment34
36 iconAlan Wake 2Epic GamesRE
37 iconStreet Fighter 6Capcom Entertainment36
38 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts35
39 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivisionRE
40 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision39
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:
  • When an account opens a game, this is registered as a game being played. Accounts can only register a game once per week.
  • 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 exclusives like Horizon, The Last of Us, God of War, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of playing PlayStation games. He also covers PS Plus and trophy news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and some indie gems — before an evening swim.
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