Best PlayStation Gifts In 2022: Games, Accessories, And Merch
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After five console generations and thousands of games, PlayStation has established itself as one of the biggest and most enduring brands in the industry. Thanks to that reach, the company has branched out into merchandising, which means that finding a gift for the gamer in your house is easier than ever. Just about anything with a PlayStation logo on it will put a smile on the face of the receiver, and we've gone through the options to find some of the best gifts that you can purchase quickly and easily right now.
Below, you'll find range of gift ideas that you can browse through. These range from reliable clothing options to handy gadgets, and we've also included a number of hot games and highly anticipated titles that are sure to win you big points during the holiday season.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
There's a reason why Call of Duty is always one of the best-selling games of the year, and that's because it packs plenty of content into a design that combines cinematic storytelling with best-in-class action. This year is no different, as the latest entry in the Modern Warfare series is a visual rollercoaster of action, suspense, and feature-rich design.
God of War Ragnarok
The grand conclusion to the Nordic saga that began in 2018's God of War, God of War Ragnarok is an action-packed adventure across the realms. With deities to slay and an army of minions standing in his way, the latest God of War game combines refined combat with superb graphics to tell an epic tale on PS5 and PS4.
Releases November 9
The Last of Us Part I
Ahead of the upcoming HBO Max series, developer Naughty Dog released a remake of its iconic The Last of Us, bringing the original game up to spec with its critically-acclaimed sequel. It's a brutal tale of survival in an unforgiving world, but it's a story told with mature charm and breathtaking visual presentation.
Horizon Forbidden West
One of the big early releases of the year, Horizon Forbidden West is a breathtaking dive into a future world where robots rule the land. Continuing the story of Horizon Zero Dawn, Forbidden West is a PS5 showcase with it design, has plenty to do within its sandbox, and feels great to play thanks to the DualSense controller.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn
A remake of a classic turn-based strategy game, Tactics Ogre Reborn is perfect for anyone who enjoys strategy and a leisurely trek across a fantasy kingdom. It has a great story, a quirky cast, and some thrilling battles. This version looks to stay true to the roots of the original while adding some quality-of-life upgrades to the mix.
Releases November 11
The next Sonic the Hedgehog game looks to be the most ambitious one yet for the Blue Blur, as he finds himself stranded on the Starfall Islands and surrounded by gigantic Guardians determined to keep him there. A celebration of speed, Sega's latest adventure starring its iconic mascot looks like a sandbox without limits as players are given free rein to explore the islands and escape their tropical prison.
Releases November 8
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Crisis Core has been long overdue for a rebirth in the modern age, and it looks like this remaster will do justice to the PSP classic. A prequel that helps set up the events of Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core tells the story of underrated hero Zack Fair in his quest to become a legend, a path that is fraught with danger. Updated for the current generation of gaming, expect classic gameplay and upgraded visuals in this reborn spin-off.
Releases December 13
Marvel's Midnight Suns
If you've been holding out for a hero, then Marvel's Midnight Suns has a whole bunch ready to spring into action. From XCOM studio Firaxis, Midnight Suns is a tactical-RPG starring an all-star roster of Marvel heroes as they tackle a supernatural threat. As the newest spell-slinger on the block, you'll need to balance your own skills with the unique powers of your team as you take on the forces of Lilith in this strategic slobber-knocker.
Releases December 2
The Callisto Protocol
The holiday season might be focused on wholesome content, but if you're looking to escape the festivities, then this journey into the dark heart of horror should do the trick. With development spearheaded by the mastermind behind Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol looks like a terrifying adventure that promises edge of your seat suspense and a grisly demise if you don't pay attention to the threats that lurk around you.
Releases December 2
Gran Turismo 7
One of the purest and most detailed racing games around, Gran Turismo 7 is a treat for the eyes and a riveting experience. It's all about building your personal legend as the best driver to ever hit the tracks, and with each car featuring accurate handling, it's an authentic dive into the world of motorsports.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted is one of the best franchises on PlayStation, and the Legacy of Thieves collection celebrates the iconic action-adventure series by combining A Thief's End and The Lost Legacy together for one swashbuckling adventure. Both games have been remastered for PS5, and you'll be able to play as Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer as you set out to forge a legacy as the world's greatest treasure hunters.
PS5 DualSense controller
The DualSense controller has become one of the best gaming devices of this generation, and is an easy gift that will be greatly appreciated by any gamer in your household. Available in a range of vibrant colors, these advanced peripherals deliver incredible feedback from games and they're compatible with PS5, PS4, and PC.
Victrix Pro wireless controller ($180)
It might be expensive, but this controller for PS5 has some premium features that make it a good buy. With an emphasis on modularity, the Victrix Pro is highly customizable, looks great, and is packed with plenty of extras to make it a great alternative to next year's DualSense Edge.
The Art of God of War: Ragnarok ($45 - $117)
There's a lot of work that goes into making a video game, and for a project as epic as God of War: Ragnarok, mountains of concept art were generated to nail the look of that sequel. If you'd like to peek behind the development curtain, you can grab an art book chronicling the production of the game. You can grab either the standard hardcover book, or for the God of War fan at home, a deluxe edition that throws in a few extras.
God of War: Ragnarok T-shirt
T-shirts are always a safe bet when it comes to gaming gifts, and you can outfit the gaming fan in your life with this contemporary piece of clothing. It's a simple design that bears the Nordic symbols of God of War: Ragnarok, but it's also an eye-catching garment.
God of War: Ragnarok snapback cap
To complete the look, you can add a God of War snapback cap to your online basket. Adorned with a leather patch featuring the God of War: Ragnarok logo, the underside of the bill has a serene blue color scheme.
Horizon Forbidden West complete soundtrack
For the gaming audiophile in your life, you can celebrate the stunning soundtrack of Horizon Forbidden West as intended with this complete CD set. Not just a six-disc set with dozens of impactful and beautiful music, there's also gorgeous art in this collection that you can admire while listening to the score.
Playstation Icons light set
Light up your office and room with this collection of iconic PlayStation shapes! This box illuminates the dark with a soft colorful glow, has three different light modes, and can be powered by either USB or with batteries.
Playstation Icons light set XL
For a more contemporary arrangement of PlayStation shapes, check out this modern set of lights. They're bright, they're nostalgic, and they're also music-reactive for that extra touch.
Playstation Icons desk mat
Add a touch of class to your working space with this desk mat, which features a subtle and artistic arrangement of PlayStation shapes. It's quite large as well, so you'll be able to easily fit a keyboard, mouse, and your smartphone on this surface.
PlayStation icons gift set
An easy stocking-stuffer, you'll get a PlayStation controller light, PlayStation icons steel water bottle, and gadget Decals in this themed set. There's also a handy PS4 controller alarm that you can add to this purchase, which makes for some quirky bedside decor.
PlayStation logo long-sleeve shirt
PlayStation has some of the most recognizable branding around, and this warm top is certain to give its lucky recipient some nostalgia right out of 1995 with its design.
PlayStation classic logo T-shirt
Sure, it might look like it hasn't been washed since 1997, but that design is all the rage these days. For just 20 bucks, you can get your hands on a new T-shirt that looks convincingly vintage.
PS5 DualSense charging stations
The DualSense controller packs plenty of power into its compact frame, but you'll need to keep it regularly recharged between gaming sessions. Having a charging dock makes that easy to do, and there are both first and third-party options available. Sony's official charging dock is slightly pricier, but it can take two controllers and top them up quickly. The PowerA option also takes two controllers and has its own stylish design to place the peripherals inside of.
PS5 console stand and controller dock
For an all-in-one approach, this PS5 console stand does plenty. It can keep a PS5 more stable when its in its vertical orientation; it can store two controllers for charging; and it has a rack that you can store your game cases in. Handy, convenient, and a great way to organize your gaming setup.
KontrolFreek Performance Thumbsticks
For that added edge in competitive play, these KontrolFreek thumbsticks are great small gifts. Each set features a unique thumbstick design that your thumbs can easily get a grip on, and they also increase the overall comfort of the DualShock 4 or DualSense controller. Simply click them into place and enjoy an upgraded gaming experience.
KontrolFreek Performance Hand Grips
To get a better grip on your DualSense controller, check out these KontrolFreek wraps. This accessory wraps your DualSense controller in a combination of materials that add better grip, support, and comfort.
Hori PS5 and PS4 racing wheel
There's no better way to play a racing game than with a dedicated steering setup, and this piece of hardware from Hori hits a sweet spot for great technology at an affordable price. It comes with pedals, can work on both PS5 and PS4, and has a sturdy mounting option.