PlayStation is one of the biggest gaming platforms, with an expansive store where almost everyone could find something to suit their gaming preferences. One of the easier methods of acquiring any of the store’s contents are PSN gift cards. This article breaks down how to get and use a PlayStation Network card, and provides suggestions of what can be bought for each amount of currency.
How to spend your PlayStation gift card well
The redemption process is different depending on the device you’re using: PS4, PS3, PS Vita, or PC. On PS4, PS3, and PS Vita you need to visit the Store after logging in and look for “Redeem codes” or an equivalent phrase. For PC and PlayStation App you need to log in and look a similar phrase on your account page or the app menu.
Top PlayStation Gift Cards
What games can you buy for each type of cash card?
$10 price range
Shadow of the Colossus barely requires an introduction. This touching story of a young man who’ll do whatever it takes to resurrect a friend from his village is punctuated by awe-inspiring battles against massive colossi which hold the magic required for the resurrection to take place.
The Last of Us (PS3)
The Last of Us is one of the most critically acclaimed games of the last gen and held up very well on PS4 too. Ostensibly about the zombie-infested world, TLoU is a series of tense stealth and action sequences given context by a story about a journey of a jaded man escorting a teenage girl who has never known the world before the plague.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year (PS3)
Indiana Jones of the modern age, Nathan Drake is a charming smart-ass treasure hunter with the voice of veteran VA Nolan North. Drake’s Deception is the third game and definitely doesn’t fall short of excellence typical for the Uncharted series.
$20 price range
Although Yakuza 0 is a prequel which sets up the story which unfolded in previous Yakuza games, it stands well on its own. Thanks to vivid characters, engaging combat system, and tightly packed map, Yakuza 0 feels alive like few seemingly bigger games do.
Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
If Uncharted 3 is not enough for you, you can get the first three games for just below 20 dollars. It’s a perfect way to catch up with the series before playing Uncharted 4, a conclusion of Nathan’s story. Three excellent games for less than $20 is a steal.
Persona 5 (PS4)
Join a group of high schoolers who through mystical means battle the corruption in the minds of adults of their city. Take part in turn-based battles, help the teens figure out their lives, but be mindful of time.
$50 price range
Before Sekiro came around, Nioh was the latest trip to Sengoku-period Japan. Become a samurai called William, based on a real historical figure, mingle with the great figures of the period, and fight your way through demons and humans alike using a tight combat system.
Far Cry New Dawn Deluxe Edition (PS4)
FC New Dawn takes place years after the finale of Far Cry 5, after the bombs fell and Montana was thrown into chaos. Meet some old friends who have aged a bit, solve a new crisis, have fun disrupting the daily lives of bandits and animals.
God of War Digital Deluxe Edition (PS4)
Join Kratos and his B O Y as they travel across Scandinavia to fulfill the dying wish of the B O Y’s mother. God of War is a visually stunning third-person perspective battle-filled journey across Norse mythology.
$60 price range
A sequel to one of the most beloved games of the PS3 era, Red Dead Redemption 2 speaks of a time before John Marston left van der Linde’s gang, and its protagonist is Arthur Morgan, one of the key people in this band of misfits. Travel across a fabulously detailed world, interact with believable NPCs, live a harsh dream about the Old West.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4)
The latest game by FromSoftware speaks of a lone shinobi who, in order to serve his young master, needs to face enemies who seek immortality in all the wrong places. Experience a tense, rapid, aggressive combat system like nowhere else.
Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
The stunning conclusion to the saga about Sons of Sparda. DMC5 is a stylish, fast, and purposefully ridiculous spectacle fighter game where defeating an enemy isn’t as important as doing it with Smokin’ Sexy Style. Three characters and several difficulty levels to master make DMC5 good fun for a long time.
$75 price range
If you’re starved for a more tactical and slow-paced entertainment, XCOM 2 has that in spades. Fight for humanity’s liberation from alien overlords over the course of turn-based tactical skirmishes, improve your mobile headquarters, and choose which crises to address, because you can’t be everywhere at once.
Watch Dogs 1+2 Standard Editions OR Watch Dogs 2 Deluxe Edition (PS4)
Two urban open-world games about activist hackers. Roam around Chicago as sour Aiden Pearce, and enjoy the sunny San Francisco as energetic Marcus Holloway, as they pit their wits against the invasive ctOS city-management system.
Prey + Dishonored 2 bundle (PS4)
Two excellent stealth/action games developed by Arkane Entertainment can be yours. Explore an alien-overrun space station and your own memories in Prey, and enact your vendetta on the streets of a sunny city of Karnaka as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2.
$100 price range
The latest entry in the venerable Mortal Kombat series smashes together the universe’s past and present due to the time-manipulating Kronika. If you ever wanted to see the modern battle-hardened Johnny Cage smash the smug face of his younger self, now it’s your chance. It’s a fighting game for the ages.
Tekken 7 – Ultimate Edition (PS4)
If you’ve got a taste for the good ol’ virtual fisticuffs, but MK’s tone and style doesn’t interest you, try the martial arts fiesta that is Tekken, with its generational conflicts, boxing kangaroos, tight mechanics, and precise hitboxes.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Gold Edition (PS4)
Go and restore order in Washington D.C., thrown into disarray after a pandemic ravaged the United States. As a member of The Division you are uniquely trained and equipped to deal with this, as long as you have the assistance of other agents. This multiplayer urban action RPG will keep you absorbed for long hours.
Cash cards are a gift
The list above is just a small portion of games you could buy with each cash card value, and we didn’t even mention numerous themes letting you make your PlayStation screen more stylish. There is little chance of you (or the recipient of your gift) not getting the value for your money, regardless of which card you buy.