Most popular PS5 games — Need for Speed leads new PS Plus Extra games

This week's most popular PS5 games chart sees Need for Speed Unbound leading PS Plus Extra's newest additions, while Helldivers 2 someone gets even bigger.

Most popular PS5 games — Need for Speed leads new PS Plus Extra games
Lee Brady

Lee Brady


PS Plus Extra subscribers are rushing to pick up Need for Speed Unbound trophies, according to our chart of the top 40 most popular PS5 games from last week. Elsewhere, Foamstars has dropped right off the chart and Helldivers 2 supersedes EA Sports FC 24 as more and more players realize that it's one of the best PS5 multiplayer games on the console to date.

PS Plus Extra games for February 2024 make the top 40

First off, let's take a look at some of the new PlayStation Plus February 2024 Extra and Premium games, most of which have failed to really land in the top 40. However, it is a hectic month for popular games, what with Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth, Persona 3 Reload, Skull and Bones, and Granblue Fantasy Relink all still clinging to the most popular PS5 games list.
Breaking through the last wave of popular new 2024 games is Need for Speed Unbound, which scored the most new players out of all the Extra games this month. Assassin's Creed Valhalla also saw a strong performance, although seeing as more players have already experienced its length before, we shouldn't be too surprised to see it getting less love than Need for Speed. There's also The Outer Worlds pulling in just about the cut-off line in 39th place.

Further up the charts, we can see the continuation of Helldivers 2's PS5 player count rise, which defies all expectations by growing for a third week in a row. The game is now the third most popular on PS5 and seems to be fairly biting into the player count of Call of Duty at this point. Can it topple the free-to-play giants in first and second place? It seems unlikely, but let's be thankful it has done this well in the first place.
Elsewhere, let's take a moment to pour one out for Foamstars. The day-one PS Plus game's PS5 and PS4 player count drop has continued to the point where it no longer charts in the Top 40. That's quite the drop-off after the game initially launched in the top 10!

Finally, let's give a quick nod to the games that are seeing more players as a result of the news: Elden Ring and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. That Elden Ring DLC trailer dropped, seemingly reminding players that they should actually try and finish the base game someday.
Meanwhile, the launch of our Final Fantasy VII Rebirth first impressions (and the reviews on other sites) has even more players trying to get ahead of the story before the PS5 exclusive launches Thursday, February 29, 2024.

So, without further ado (I really ought to get back to my Elden Ring playthrough ASAP), here are the top 40 most popular PS5 games for the week ending Sunday, February 25, 2024.

Most Popular PS5 games (week ending Sunday, February 25, 2024)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare IIActivision2
3 iconHELLDIVERS 2Sony Interactive Entertainment5
4 iconEA SPORTS FC 24Electronic Arts3
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
6 iconRobloxRoblox6
7 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft9
8 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment7
9 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts8
10 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix10
11 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios11
12 iconElden RingFromSoftware20
13 iconNBA 2K242K Games12
14 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts13
15 iconFinal Fantasy VII RemakeSquare Enix19
16 iconTEKKEN 8Bandai Namco Entertainment14
17 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment15
18 iconNeed for Speed UnboundElectronic ArtsRE
19 iconFall GuysEpic Games18
20 iconGenshin ImpactCognosphere16
21 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games17
22 iconMarvel's Spider-Man 2Sony Interactive Entertainment22
23 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive29
24 iconDestiny 2Bungie23
25 iconPersona 3 ReloadSEGA24
26 iconBaldur's Gate 3Spike Chunsoft26
27 iconThe Last of Us Part II RemasteredSony Interactive Entertainment21
28 iconGod of War RagnarökSony Interactive Entertainment27
29 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision30
30 iconLike a Dragon: Infinite WealthSEGA28
31 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts33
32 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment35
33 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoftRE
34 iconGranblue Fantasy: RelinkCygames32
35 iconDiablo IVBlizzard Entertainment31
36 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt34
37 iconSKULL AND BONESUbisoft37
38 iconWarframeDigital ExtremesRE
39 iconThe Outer Worlds: Spacer's Choice EditionPrivate Division-
40 iconTHE FINALSEmbark Studios36
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 Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Final Fantasy VII Rebirth), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium games), and his secret third eye on junk he really likes (Sonic games; Kingdom Hearts). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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