Best PS4 Games in 2022: Top PlayStation games ranked

The best Sports/racing

Madden NFL 20

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No reason to get all sweaty playing sports in real life when you can enjoy from your couch. That's how it works, right? Regardless, you can get your fair share of football, soccer, baseball, and more with the sports games that PS4 has. Plus, there are some racing games thrown in for good measure.

Madden NFL 22

As usual with yearly sports franchises like this, Madden NFL 22 will (probably) only be the best until Madden NFL 2023 comes along. Until then, this is the very best football game that money can buy, featuring cover athletes Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Madden NFL 22 received a much-needed upgrade to its franchise mode, but fundamentally it's fairly similar to previous entries in the series. Even though it doesn't bring much new to the table, it's still a solid football title for PlayStation 4.

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Madden NFL 22

The latest installment of the yearly franchise features Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on the cover, both recently Super Bowl champions in previous years.

FIFA 21

Now's time for fake football, or as we Americans call it, soccer. Again, being part of a yearly sports franchise, FIFA 21 will likely be outshined by FIFA 22 when it releases. VOLTA Football returns from Fifa 20, focusing more on smaller street games of the sport.

Sports games like this are the best way to get in on the action yourself without risking your health if you're not the athletic type. Also, let's be honest, none of us are professional-level athletes. This is the only way we're living out those dreams.

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FIFA 21

Not the athletic type? Take one of the world's most popular sports straight into your living room with FIFA 21. You don't even need to leave the comfort of your couch. Who needs exercise, anyway?

MLB The Show 21

Xbox used to lack a top-tier baseball simulator, but that changed with MLB The Show 21. Still, it made its way to PlayStation 4 as usual, and it even features cross-play. MLB The Show 21 features a new ballpark creator that gives players more customization options than ever before, allowing you to change up the dimensions and more while playing.

If neither football nor soccer interest you, maybe you just need to step up to the plate. I've heard from multiple people that MLB The Show 21 is one of the best baseball games out there and is even fun for some people who don't usually play games at all.

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MLB The Show 21

You won't get a better baseball game than what PlayStation has to offer in MLB The Show. Try out its new ballpark creator and let your imagination run wild.

Gran Turismo Sport

Where other games sometimes go for a more arcade racing type experience, Gran Turismo is all about realism and immersion. Gran Turismo Sport features hundreds of cars and over 80 race tracks that players can choose from. A big chunk of the game focuses on online multiplayer, but a single-player campaign was added via DLC.

This type of racing experience can be hit or miss for some people, with the amount of realism actually being a turn-off. So it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it is a fantastic game nonetheless.

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Gran Turismo Sport

Racing simulation has never been better. You won't find a more realistic racing game than Gran Turismo Sport. With Gran Turismo 7 in development and right around the corner, now's the time to get in on the series.

The Crew 2

Like its predecessor, Ubisoft went for an open-world design in The Crew 2, rather than sticking to traditional race track levels. Its persistent online world isn't for everyone, but traveling across the scaled-down version of the U.S. is fun in its own right, even if you aren't racing anyone at the time.

Like most racing games, if they even have one, to begin with, the story is nothing to write home about and is largely forgettable. The real hook here is in the action, the racing, and Ubisoft delivers.

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The Crew 2

Discover the beautiful open world of The Crew 2, from cascading mountains to the deserts. In addition to cars, players can also race boats, plans, and motorcycles.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.