Sony announced in March that they would be splitting their Playstation Plus service into three tiers. The basic ‘essential’ tier works exactly like Playstation Plus did before, enabling online multiplayer and giving you access to a couple free games each month. In addition to those features, the two new tiers; ‘Extra’ and ‘Premium’, also give you instant access to a wealth of games from across the generations.
Sony have unveiled a sample of the games that will be included in the two new Playstation Plus tiers. Check out the available games by platform as well as the must-plays from the revealed list below.
PS5 Games - (Included in the Playstation Plus Extra and Premium plans)
It’s not surprising that the lineup of PS5 games is a little thin. Though the console released in 2020, it’s still early days in its lifecycle. Only a handful of true PS5 exclusives have been released, which does mean the lion’s share of Playstation Plus games will be made up by the incredible PS4 library.
- Demon’s Souls:
The remake of the game that kickstarted a whole genre. Demon’s Souls is a vital game for any Darksouls, Bloodborne or Elden Ring fan. Just don’t expect an easy time.
A truly unique PS5 exclusive that mixes rogue-like elements with a gripping narrative. Its graphics are as beautiful as its gameplay is unforgiving.
- Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut:
Save the island of Tsushima in the PS5 version of this visceral Samurai game. Whether you’re lurking in the shadows or facing enemies head on, cutting down foes never looked so good.
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales:
Thwip around New York city with bafflingly short load times as Miles Morales. This standalone expansion to Marvel’s Spider-Man only improves on what its predecessor achieved. It also features Spider-Cat, which is reason enough to check it out.
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy:
Unfortunately falling under the radar of a lot of gamers, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a single player adventure that has a lot of fun with its source material. Great combat, interesting decisions, and hilarious dialogue make this an easy must-play.
Other PS5 Games Coming to Playstation Plus:
PS4 Games - (Included in the Playstation Plus Extra and Premium plans)
Making up the meat of the Playstation Plus games list are PS4 titles. With even more games to be revealed, there’s a lot of choice on offer here. This means that no matter what type of gamer you are, you’re bound to discover a new title to love.
Another Playstation exclusive ‘Souls’ game, Bloodborne is a grim and difficult experience from the very start. Yet, it's widely regarded as one of the best in the series.
- Infamous Second Son:
One of the first exclusives to release on PS4, Infamous Second Son still holds up. It boasts some of the best combat and fluid movement mechanics on the PS4 to this day.
- Marvel’s Spider-Man:
Of course, we can’t talk about great combat and fluid movement without bringing up Marvel’s Spider-Man. Pushing the PS4 to its limits, it is an excellent experience that should be played by anyone who can get it into their web.
- Horizon Zero Dawn:
Unfortunately launching the same week as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a lot of gamers passed up on Horizon Zero Dawn. However, it is absolutely worth your time, and now that it’s included in the Playstation Plus lineup, you’ve got another chance to pick up your bow and fight robot dinosaurs.
- Red Dead Redemption 2:
Easily the best game out of the selection, Red Dead Redemption 2 has everything. Awaiting you is an expertly crafted story, intense gameplay, and a huge map filled to the brim with activities and quests. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a must-play for any gamer.
Other PS4 Games Coming to Playstation Plus:
PS3 Games - (Included in the Playstation Plus Premium plan, available to stream to PS4, PS5 and PC)
Unfortunately, due to a myriad of technical issues, native PS3 games won’t be coming to PS5s in the foreseeable future. However, Sony still wanted to give gamers a chance to play games from the old system. To achieve this, they’re allowing Playstation Plus Premium subscribers to stream PS3 games to their consoles (or computers) as part of their subscription plan.
- Devil May Cry HD Collection:
Including the first three Devil May Cry games now in HD, who could possibly pass up chronicling the crazy chaotic combat combos one more time?
- Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare:
While unfortunately not including the full critically acclaimed base game, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is a standalone expansion where you must save your farm from hordes of the undead. You can also tame the four horses of the apocalypse, which is pretty cool, too.
- Infamous + Infamous 2:
These classic PS3 games give you the true feeling of being a superhero (or villain) in the golden era of open world sandbox games. Make challenging decisions, fight difficult bosses, or just cause mayhem, the world is your conduit.
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West:
Underrated gem, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a reimagining of the Chinese novel, Journey to the West. Inspired by titles like Ico (also coming to Playstation Plus), Enslaved is a game that all gamers should monkey around with.
- Tokyo Jungle:
Another overlooked PS3 title, Tokyo Jungle is a survival game where you play as an animal that has to fend for itself in an apocalyptic Tokyo. With interesting mechanics and a unique charm, it’s the perfect game for the player that wants to try something a little different.
Other PS3 Games Coming to Playstation Plus:
- Asura’s Wrath
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
- Crash Commando
- Demon’s Souls
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds + World Invitational
- LocoRoco: Cocoreccho
- Lost Planet 2
- MotorStorm Apocalypse + RC
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
- Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty + A Crack in Time + Into the Nexus
- Resistance 3
- Super Stardust HD
- When Vikings Attack
PS1 Games - (Included in the Playstation Plus Premium plan)
There are plenty of PS1 classics already available on the Playstation store, and while the vast majority aren’t listed here, it wouldn’t be surprising if they showed up sooner or later. However, for now, this tiny selection is all the information we have.
- Ape Escape:
There’s a reason so many people love Ape Escape. It truly is a game unlike any other that demands a chance. An early 3D collect-a-thon with heaps of charm, and even more monkeys.
- I.Q. Intelligent Qube:
This game has built up something of a cult following over the last decade. Possibly ignited by how rare the game is, this unique puzzle title is about as hard to beat as it is to get a copy of.
- Syphon Filter:
Like Ape Escape, Syphon Filter didn’t invent its genre, yet it's an early entry that still has countless fans to this day. This is an interesting third-person-shooter with an AI that was way before its time.
- Tekken 2:
Coming soon to Playstation Plus in all its blocky glory is Tekken 2. This was many people’s first introduction to 3D fighting games. Get ready to relive the glory days of long nights, button spamming, and broken controllers.
- Worms Armageddon:
While the other games on the PS1 list have aged like fine milk, Worms Armageddon still looks great thanks to its iconic art style. Take cover and don’t forget to fire up this fantastic game for a quick blast of nostalgia.
Other PS1 Games Coming to Playstation Plus:
- Hot Shots Golf
- Jumping Flash!
- Mr. Driller
- Worms World Party
According to Sony, this is just a taste of the “700+” games coming to the new Playstation Plus tiers. The new service will be rolled out in phases, starting with Asia on the 24th May, America on the 2nd June, and finally Europe, Australia and New Zealand on the 23rd June.
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