Siliconera’s 2023 PS5 Games Holiday Gift Guide  

As we head deeper into the holiday season, one of the more highly requested gifts is likely to be a PS5. Here is a guide to the best PS5 games and other possible gift ideas for the PlayStation fan in your life.

Which PS5 bundles are available for the 2023 Black Friday holiday shopping season?

First, let’s talk bundles. The major PS5 bundle this year is the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 bundle, which is available from most major retailers. You can also get it direct from Sony themselves through PlayStation Direct. It’s normally $559, but keep an eye out for Black Friday sales that might knock a few dollars off that price.

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Guide to PS4 and PS5 games that make a great holiday gift for everyone

This is a small selection of notable games released this year that will appeal to players of all skill levels. The price for each of these is its standard price, but there’s a chance many of these will see sales reductions. Note that all games listed here have physical releases, as you can’t gift a digital release.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage – $49.99

Final Fantasy XVI – $69.99

Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 – $59.99

Mortal Kombat 1 – $69.99

Resident Evil 4 – $59.99

Spider-Man 2 – $69.99

Star Ocean: The Second Story R – $49.99

Street Fighter 6 – $59.99

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PS5 games that make a great holiday gift for more advanced or niche players

These games are likely to be skipped over by total beginners, but there are plenty of gems for those willing to invest a little more time into their games.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon – $59.99

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk – $39.99

Disgaea 7 – $59.99

Eternights – $29.99

Lies of P – $59.99

Like a Dragon: Ishin! – $59.99

Octopath Traveler 2 – $59.99

Persona 5 Tactica – $59.99

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line – $49.99 (it’s a PS4 release, but will work perfectly on PS5)

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Fun novelties that are PS5-adjacent

One of the simplest places to find PlayStation related merchandise with a lot of appeal is via Sony’s own PlayStation Gear store. One particular highlight that’s likely to win over many PS5 owners is an adorable plush of Astro from PS5 pack-in game, Astro’s Playroom. You can pick it up from either Sony’s own site or through Fangamer for $32.

The Good Smile Company is usually a good place to look for figures of beloved video game characters. In terms of PlayStation characters, there is currently a Nendoroid of Horizon Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy. It’s available from their US store and costs $59.99.

For more culinary PlayStation fans, there is always the official God of War Cookbook. This book contains 60 recipes based on the game’s brand of Norse mythology. Each recipe is accompanied by commentary from Tyr along with original illustrations of the cast. It’s available from most bookstores for around £39.99.

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