Top 10 Downloaded PS4 Games In 2018 Revealed

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Sony has announced the top downloaded games in 2018 across each of its systems. The lists are divided into PS4, PSVR, Free-to-Play, PS Vita, PS4 Themes, and PS Classics.

2018 didn't see quite as many popular first-party exclusives on its systems in comparison to 2017, so it's no surprise to see a lot more third-party titles getting into the top spots this year. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 takes the top spot for PS4, while Job Simulator is number one on PSVR, Fortnite Battle Royale is first for free-to-play (no real surprise there), and God of War: Collection is the most downloaded title on PS Vita. The Monster Hunter: World theme is the most downloaded PS4 theme and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas proves it still has legs and comes in on top for PS Classics.

It is pretty incredible to see both Marvel's Spider-Man and God of War get nudged out of the top spots by both Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2, as both exclusives released much earlier in the year and are both critically acclaimed. However, Red Dead Redemption 2 did earn Game of the Year from a few outlets--including us--so it might have had a surplus of downloads in December. Also, Black Ops 4 did shake up the Call of Duty formula by dropping a traditional single-player campaign and adding a new battle royale mode. Perhaps the biggest surprise is seeing Grand Theft Auto V in the top five games for PS4. With that game repeatedly remaining in the top 10, it's a wonder there's still enough people to keep downloading the game each year.

The full list for each category is outlined below. Remember, these lists are not ranked by quality. They only reflect which games and themes were downloaded the most in 2018.

Most Downloaded PlayStation Games And Themes In 2018

PS4 Games

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man
  4. God of War
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. FIFA 19
  8. Monster Hunter: World
  9. Far Cry 5
  10. Madden NFL 19

PSVR Games

  1. Job Simulator
  2. Beat Saber
  3. Superhot VR
  4. PlayStation VR Worlds
  5. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
  6. Arizona Sunshine
  7. Moss
  8. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  9. Driveclub VR
  10. Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality

Free-To-Play Games

  1. Fortnite Battle Royale
  2. H1Z1: Battle Royale
  3. Brawlhalla
  4. Warface
  5. Paladins
  6. Warframe
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Lite
  8. Fallout Shelter
  9. DC Universe Online Free-to-Play
  10. America's Army: Proving Grounds

PS Vita Games

  1. God of War: Collection PS Vita
  2. Persona 4 Golden
  3. Jak and Daxter Collection
  4. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
  5. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory
  6. Stardew Valley
  7. Adventures of Mana
  8. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
  9. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – HD Edition PS Vita
  10. Undertale

PS4 Themes

  1. Monster Hunter: World – Theme
  2. Legacy Dashboard Theme
  3. Friday the 13th: The Game Theme
  4. The Last of Us Outbreak Day Theme
  5. The Last of Us Part II Ellie Theme
  6. Assassin's Creed Odyssey – New Dynamic Theme
  7. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Original Theme
  8. BioShock: The Collection Theme
  9. Undertale Dynamic Theme (Ruins)
  10. Tropical Skeleton Dance HiQ Dynamic Theme

PS Classics

  1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  2. Bully
  3. Destroy All Humans! 2
  4. Destroy All Humans!
  5. Metal Slug Anthology
  6. The Warriors
  7. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
  8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  9. Psychonauts
  10. Twisted Metal: Black

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Black ops 4 trash at number one. My faith in the PS4 gamers is at an ultimate low. It doesn't get crappier than Black ops 4. It doesn't even have a single player campaign ffs. It's just a multiplayer map pack that they try to pawn off as a game.

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@quinnd6: You obviously have not played it if that what you think BLOPs 4 is only about. This COD has more content than Battfield 5, Battlefront 2, Titanfall 2, and etc. but you wouldn't know that because you don't play COD of your misconceived notions. Do you also hate on Overwatch? or Dota? or League? or Siege?

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COD and Fortnite 1st place. Shows a lot about the age and IQ of many gamers. No surprise when i watch profiles of greifers in RDR online, i see those 2 games installed on their level 3 trophy accounts

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@antihero1939: I don't understand why the gaming community has to bash people for their tastes. I play more games than anyone I personally know. Have over 40 platinums (level 24) and a wide array of genres I play and still enjoy a good COD (which is only Treyarch these days). So why insult people who enjoy shooters. COD is probably the most well-rounded shooter out right now.

I don't want to hear the gripe that the game is recycled from past iterations. Because it isn't, the only people who say that are the ones who don't play it. So Please explain how your taste in gaming is better. I truly would like to know. The people who hate on COD are just like the people who hate on Nickleback. They do it because its the popular thing out and it seems edgy to hate what brings other people happiness. You should really grow up.

To be honest, you are probably one of the ones with a lower IQ if you cannot understand the mass appeal of games like fortnite (which i don't play can't stand the game, doesn't mean i bash those who do enjoy it) and Cod. There popular for a reason. Get off your high horse and maybe you will start to enjoy life once you stop being bitter about other people's happiness.

Anyhow, I hope you have a great day, and your life turns around to where you can learn to appreciate the things you like without bringing others down to make yourself feel better.

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@drthanatos: Sorry i triggered you my friend lol. I don't judge people by their tastes indeed i dont care and it doesn't makes me feel better. What i fuckin hate is being shot in the back while i do my things by example, and noticing in the game list of those people, those 2 always come back. You perfectly know that COD attracts more ADD and douchebags than other games. Or open you eyes my friend. And for Fornite well it's another story.

Have a nice day too buddy

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@antihero1939: Fortnite is absolute cancer.

CoD had redeeming qualities like 10 years ago. Not anymore.

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@Richardthe3rd: Totally agree

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Blows my mind GTAV is still on there. You'd think everyone who wanted it had it by now.

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@olddadgamer: GTA 5

5 Years and counting ?

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@olddadgamer: Funny thing is I don't know anyone who is playing it, I don't see it on friends lists, I don't get it

Do people buy it for $5, play it for 5 min, and then throw it in the garbage? Is it like Conspiracy Theory where every time some dude sees it in the store he's compelled to buy it? Is there subliminal messages in Ovaltine commercials? Does it come with a secret free demo of GTAVI?

People you know they're not going to make GTAVI if y'all still buying GTAV. Why make a new one if the old one is like DO:PRINT"MONEY":LOOP?

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@girlusocrazy: I know! It's inexplicable. I felt the same way about minecraft being on this list for years and years and years. You'd think that you'd just get to a point where everyone who wanted it had it.

Probably the ovaltine.

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Xbox, PC, Nintendo need a tissue?

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@Terminator95: actually I do, just got a PS4 and this 30 fps trash is making my eyes burn and water.

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@Richardthe3rd: I don't get the 30/60FPS discussion. I tried different games with 60FPS and 30FPS, but I can't see any difference. Although I don't play FPS. Only racing, action- and sport games. I never saw any difference. Therefore my settings are always locked on 30FPS.....

(I8700K, GTX1060 6GB, 16GB RAM)

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@al_bundy: yeah I'm just bluffing. Personally I play at 144 frames on my PC and cant tell the difference between 20 frames I mean what's the big deal lolololol.

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@Richardthe3rd: Yeah, try to show a couple of people a video with 30FPS and then the same with 60FPS. Then ask them wich video was 60FPS. I bet no one will be able to give you the correct answer. And the one who does.....well....there is a 50/50 chance....

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@al_bundy: Your comment doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

We're not talking about a video, we're talking about games.

I may not be able to tell the diff between 30fps & 60fps on a video, but I guarantee you I can tell the diff when playing a game.

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@aross2004: Yeah, sorry for the confusion. I indeed meant games. At the moment I'm playing Forza Horizon 4. And 30 or 60 FPS makes no difference for me. As I said, it could be possible that even I would see it on a first person shooter. But I can't see a difference in FH4, Tomb Raider or GoW 4.

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@al_bundy: I get it I mean 5 frames is enough tbh totally cant tell the difference when it goes up from there.

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@Terminator95: WTF does this have to do with any other systems?

I swear, everything you post is seriously ignorant.

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@aross2004: It shows ONLY PS4 Games can be played on a >>>>>>P.......S........4 !

So the rest need tissues for their salty tears !!

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@Terminator95: Ugh.

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@Terminator95: Most of these games are multiplat.

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@Barighm: He just has to make everything about system Wars, all... the... time...

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I'm guessing these are the rankings for US only?

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@origamibomber:

I think so, the December figures seemed to be NA only

EU figures a are different

https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2019/01/11/what-was-playstation-stores-most-downloaded-game-of-2018/

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How is GTAV STILL on the top 10? Hasn’t this game reached its saturation point yet? Who doesn’t have it??

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I'm not surprised San Andreas took the top spot there. It was a good game to say the least.

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@crimsonllama:

Yeah, you'd think that would be a shoo-in for them, but it's strangely absent.

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Interesting that Persona 4 Golden is there as a matter of fact I actually bought it recently and completed it myself for the first time.