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You’ll get PlayStation Plus free games every month with your subscription, at no extra cost. The offering changes monthly, with three games usually up for grabs. These tend to range from recent AAA experiences to cult classics from years past.
With PS Plus, you’re given a range of free games for the PS5 and PS4 consoles (PS3 and PS Vita games have unfortunately been dropped) each month. PS5 owners will also get access to the PS Plus Collection, which gives you 19 free games to download and play at your leisure. This collection includes a handful of titles like Persona 5, Monster Hunter World, and more.
To help make sure you’re getting most out of your PS Plus subscription, here’s all of the free games available right now. This list includes December’s free PS Plus games, and it’s a great selection. First up is Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, which packages the original trilogy, with updates for modern systems. It includes all major DLC, and boasts all new visuals and performance features. There are two other games that you can pick up for free this month. Here’s what’s on offer.
PlayStation Plus free games: December 2022
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (PS4)
First up is Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. This is a remaster of the original sci-fi RPG trilogy. DLCs are included, and the original visuals have been upgraded. Jump back in to experience the epic tale of Commander Shepherd and their crew.
Divine Knockout: Founder’s Edition (PS4/PS5)
Battle other gods in mythical brawls in Divine Knockout: Founder’s Edition, which launches directly into PlayStation Plus. Choose from one of 10 playable gods to hurl boulders as Hercules or wield Mjolnir as Thor. Then battle across arenas, each with their own mechanics to master. Play 3v3 Arcade mode with friends to explore a variety of game modes, or duke it out in hardcore 1v1 and 2v2 Duels.
BioMutant allows you to customize your very own raccoon killing machine. After that, you’re thrown into an open-world to shoot, loot and climb your way to the top of the food chain.
The December PS Plus lineup will be available to download from December 6 – January 2, 2023.
PlayStation Plus free games: November 2022
Nioh 2 (PS4/PS5)
First up is Nioh 2, which is the sequel to the Souls-like action RPG Nioh. It’s developed by Team Ninja and has a focus on precision combat and tough boss battles. There’s even more combat styles this time around, and arguably tougher enemies to contend with. If Souls-like games are your thing, this is one of the best around.
Lego Harry Potter Collection (PS4)
This Lego game collection bundles together both Lego Harry Potter games, spanning years 1-4, and then years 5-7. It’s a perfect game for kids to jump into, with fun block-breaking action and neat magical puzzles to solve. These games can be played in local co-op as well, which isn’t something you see all that much these days.
Heavenly Bodies (PS4/PS5)
Finally, we have Heavenly Bodies. It’s a puzzle game that tasks you with solving a series of puzzles that play out in space. Without gravity, you’ll need to clamber around spacecrafts completing tasks. It’s all physics-based, and can be played with a friend in tow.Great for fans of puzzle games, and those fascinated by how different
Nioh 2, Lego Harry Potter Collection and Heavenly Bodies will be available to download from November 1 – December 6, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: October 2022
Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS4/PS5)
Hot Wheels Unleashed lets you live the Hot Wheels dream without any physical clutter. In it, you can collect, build and race, earning new cars which you can either race against friends in two-player split-screen, or online against up to 12 others. If you like to flex your creativity, the game even has a track editor so you can build your own wild, Hot Wheels tracks which can be shared for others to try.
Injustice 2 (PS4)
Calling all DC and fighting game fans – this one’s for you. Injustice 2 is a game from the creators of Mortal Kombat which allows you to choose from a roster of DC superheroes and villains and put them against one another in seriously intense battles. You can either take on other players online or, if you like a bit of story, there’s also a single-player story campaign.
If you’ve got an FPS itch, Superhot will surely scratch it. An innovative, refreshing and widely-praised addition to the genre, in Superhot, time only moves when you do. This forces you to engage your brain, assess the situation and think about your next move. Plus, its clean, bright visuals are always a pleasure to play in.
Hot Wheels Unleashed, Injustice 2 and Superhot will be available to download from October 4 until October 31, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: September 2022
Need for Speed Heat (PS4)
Put your foot down and race through the streets of Palm City in Need for Speed Heat, one of the stronger entries in the racing series. You’ll divide your time between day and night with a system that sees you take part in legitimate races during the former to earn cash for customization. During the latter, though, you sneak off to illegal street races to increase your reputation. It’s all about balance.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PS4)
Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a colorful, fast-paced 2.5D fighting from Arc System Works, a studio with a strong reputation for fighting game adaptations. Granblue Fantasy: Versus has received praise for its solid mechanics.
Toem is the PS5 game for this month and it’s a charmer, not to mention a BAFTA award-winner. With its hand-drawn black and white visuals and whimsical world, the clever photographic adventure offers a refreshing change of pace from the other titles in September’s offering.
Need for Speed Heat, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and Toem will be available to download from September 6 until October 3, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: August 2022
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4/PS5)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is arguably one of the best JRPGs of recent years and a total stand-out title in the overall Yakuza series. And it’s now a PS Plus game! If you’ve never played Yakuza before then this game is a pretty good entry point, letting you get stuck into its sprawling world, fun sidequests and excellent writing, without having to worry too much about how to play the Yakuza games in order.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle (PS4/PS5)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a remaster of the first two titles in the classic skateboarding series. In our review we called it a “faithful remake” and “the best skateboarding game in what feels like forever”, so if you were a fan of the originals then this is a total win. If you weren’t, then here’s your chance to find out what you were missing out on.
Little Nightmares (PS4)
Rounding out August’s free games is Little Nightmares, a horror platformer with a tiny protagonist that makes a big impression. It’s on our list of the best horror games because it’s “a great example of a game that manages to inspire fear and disgust without using traditional blood and gore.” Little Nightmares puts you in the sneaking shoes of Six as she attempts to escape the dark, disturbing world that is The Maw, avoiding the wide array of giant and grotesque creatures that populate it.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and Little Nightmares will be available to download from August 2 until September 6, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: July 2022
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS4/PS5)
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is an excellent sequel to 2017’s N. Sane Trilogy. Retconning all of Crash’s previous sequels beyond the third entry, It’s About Time sees us fighting Dr. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy once again, who’ve launched an attack on the entire multiverse. It’s not just Crash this time, we can also play as Coco, Tawna, Dingodile, and more.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (PS4)
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is another branching, cinematic horror game that we’ve seen arrive in recent years. Developed by the creator of Until Dawn and The Quarry, we find five friends going on a holiday diving trip, which quickly goes badly wrong. Your choices determine whether these playable characters live or die, and you can have five other friends join you.
Arcadegeddon sees us playing as Gilly, a local arcade owner looking to save his business that’s threatened by a mega-corporation. Looking to make a new game to counter them, the company inject a virus into it, and this online co-op multiplayer shooter sees us taking up the fight.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and Arcadegeddon will be available to download from July 5 until August 2, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: June 2022
God of War (PS4)
God of War offered a fantastic reinvention of Kratos back in 2018. Adapting to unfamiliar Norse lands, this gave him a second chance at fatherhood. Together with his son Atreus, this action-adventure sees us setting out to fulfill a deeply personal quest.
If you’re playing on PS5, God of War has a 60fps patch, offering an even smoother experience. However, it’s been available through the PS Plus Collection on Sony’s latest console since it launched.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (PS5 & PS4)
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a licensed beat ‘em up reminiscent of Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Crossing over Nickelodeons different series, that includes SpongeBob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Danny Phantom, The Wild Thornberrys, and plenty more.
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (PS4)
Naruto to Boruto is a co-op fighting game that pits characters from the Naruto universe against each other in 4v4 battles. Set Naruto Shippuden and Boruto: the Next Generation, this open arena fighting game tries to recreate Naruto’s action feel, letting you create your own avatar or play as your old favorites.
God of War, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker will be available to download from June 7 until July 5, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: May 2022
FIFA 22 (PS5 & PS4)
The latest entry in the long-running soccer sim series, FIFA 22 on PS5 breathes new life into the series’ once-familiar gameplay with the addition of HyperMotion technology while making well-intentioned strides to refresh its most dated modes, including Career mode. FIFA 22‘s inclusion in PS Plus marks the first time a game in the series has been available as part of Sony’s PlayStation Plus service.
Tribes of Midgard (PS5 & PS4)
Tribes of Midgard is a co-op roguelike adventure that’s garnered lots of positive reviews on Steam. The game tasks you with defending your Viking village from relentless creatures determined to bring about Ragnarok (the end of days). The longer you and your tribe survive, the greater the rewards.
Curse of the Dead Gods (PS4)
Curse of the Dead Gods is a roguelike dungeon crawler that will feel familiar to those who have played the critically-acclaimed Hades.
“You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters,” the Steam description reads.
FIFA 22, Curse of the Dead Gods and Tribes of Midgard will be available to download from May 3 until June 7, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: April 2022
Hood: Outlaws & Legends (PS5 & PS4)
An ambitious “PvPvE” multiplayer title, Hood: Outlaws & Legends pits teams of heroes and bandits against one another – and scores of AI-controlled enemies – to dominate control points on various maps.
Slay the Spire (PS4)
Arguably one of the best deck-building games out there, Slay the Spire sees you ascending a tower, all while building unique decks of cards for use in turn-based combat. Each character has their own unique sets of cards, and the game’s roguelite elements loves to throw in random events that’ll either help or hinder your progress.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated (PS4)
THQ Nordic’s remake of this classic platformer is delightfully silly, and is of a surprisingly high quality considering it’s a licensed title. While fans of the cartoon will certainly get the most out of this game, it’s a solid platformer in its own right that should provide you with hours of underwater fun.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Slay the Spire and SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated will be available to download from April 5 until May 2, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: March 2022
A fast-paced, first-person adventure that mixes deadly blade combat with amazing parkour, Ghostrunner will test your reflexes and mobility. Battle up a megastructure tower city, and engage in a never-ending dance with death.
Ark: Survival Evolved (PS4)
Harvest resources, craft items, and build shelters in this MMO survival game. This twist is, you’ll have to either kill, tame, or breed leviathan dinosaurs and other creatures that roam the land.
Team Sonic Racing (PS4)
Go fast with Sonic and friends in this team-based multiplayer racer. Work together as a team to share power-ups and speed boosts, and unlock countless customization options to suit your racing style.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends (PS5 & PS4)
Ghost of Tsushima’s standalone cooperative multiplayer mode is available to PS Plus members this month. You can choose between four unique classes and progress through story missions with three other players.
Ghostrunner, Ark: Survival Evolved, Team Sonic Racing, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be available to download from March 1 until April 4, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: February 2022
Planet Coaster: Console Edition (PS5)
Build the theme park of your dreams in Planet Coaster: Console Edition. Run your park, keep your guests happy, and unleash your creativity as you build death-defying rollercoasters and new attractions for your customers to enjoy.
EA Sports UFC 4 (PS4)
Ultimate Fight Championship fans can step into the octagon and beat the snot out of their opponents in this authentic recreation of one of the most brutal sports in the world. UFC 4 features new responsive controls, online championships to compete in, and more gameplay mechanics that bring the world of mixed martial arts to life.
Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure (PS4)
Released in 2013, this standalone Borderlands adventure sees you choose from six unique Vault Hunters as you delve into a world full of fantasy, fun, and some crazy goings on. However, things can change in an instant Tiny Tina is in control and is keen to mix things up in the most chaotic way possible.
Planet Coaster: Console Edition, EA Sports UFC 4, and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep will be available to download from February 1 until February 28, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: January 2022
Deep Rock Galactic (PS5 & PS4)Take control of a crew of badass space Dwarves in this 1-4 player co-op FPS game, as you dig, explore and fight your way through procedurally-generated caves and hordes of alien monsters. Teamwork is key if you want to survive and collect all the planet’s valuable resources.
Dirt 5 (PS5 & PS4)
Drive across gravel, ice, snow, and sand as fast as you can in Dirt 5. With over 70 routes across 10 global locations, as well as adaptive trigger and haptic feedback support, there’s plenty of track to tear up in this excellent arcade racer.
Persona Strikers (PS4)
Embark on an epic new adventure in the stylish world of Persona in this explosive action combat game. You’ll need to hack and slash your way through hundreds of enemies and utilize your team’s unique abilities.
Deep Rock Galactic, Dirt 5, and Persona Strikers will be available to download from January 4 until February 1, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: December 2021
Godfall: Challenger Edition (PS5 & PS4)
Godfall is a looter-slasher action RPG set in a high fantasy world. Players take on the role of one of the last exalted Knight’s Order, with the aim of stopping a major apocalyptic event. Godfall offers plenty of weapon classes, armor sets and enemies to take down to keep you riveted. The Challenger Edition of the game offers three end-game modes: Lightbringer, Dreamstones, and the Ascended Tower of Trials. Players can jump into these quickly, however, as this edition equips them with the gear and skill points needed to partake in end-game content, while also letting you team up with up to two other players in co-op.
Lego DC Super-Villains (PS4)
This Lego-themed adventure sees you creating your own supervillain to wreak havoc alongside DC villains like the Joker, Harley Quinn, and Lex Luthor. But, rather than causing chaos for the Justice League, this band of villains instead is tasked with protecting the earth from alternative dimension supervillains who are masquerading as heroes, following the League’s disappearance.
Mortal Shell (PS4)
Mortal Shell is a single-player action RPG with Soulborne influences that sees you tracking down hidden sanctums of devout followers in an effort to discover your “true purpose”.
PS Plus subscribers can also still download the PSVR games from November’s lineup (see below).
Lego DC Super-Villains, Godfall: Challenger Edition and Mortal Shell will be available to download from December 7 until January 3. The Persistence, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, and Until You Fall remain available to download until January 3, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: November 2021
Knockout City (PS5 & PS4)
Duck, dive and dodge in Knockout City, an epic dodgeball game that requires fast reactions and some super teamwork. This online multiplayer game has more depth than you might give it credit for and has tons of customization options to unlock. Give it go, but make sure you don’t get tagged.
First Class Trouble (PS5 & PS4)
You’ll need to use your deduction skills to determine which players are not what they seem in First Class Trouble. Two players take on the role of Personoids and will need to lie, deceive and do whatever it takes to prevent the other four players from shutting down a rogue A.I.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PS4)
Imagine if R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston teamed up to make a game… well, imagine no more! Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a pleasing remaster of an old action-RPG cult classic, so if you missed out the first time around, you’ve got no excuses not to play it now.
The Persistence (PSVR)
Can you survive aboard a doomed deep space colony starship? In The Persistence, you’ll have to escape a mutated crew and prevent your ship from being torn apart in this sci-fi virtual reality horror game.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (PSVR)
Step into the world of The Walking Dead in Saints & Sinners for PlayStation VR. As you make your way through the ruins of New Orleans, you’ll need to fight, sneak, scavenge and survive against the walkers who have infested the city. The problem is: even other humans might not be friendly.
Until You Fall (PSVR)
Swing your sword in the fantasy synthwave fighting game, Until You Fall. Move your arms to the soundtrack as you cast spells, attack enemies, and delve deeper into the fantasy, neon-lit world.
Knockout City, First Class Trouble, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be available to download from November 2 until December 6. The Persistence, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, and Until You Fall will be available to download from November 2 until January 3, 2022.
PlayStation Plus free games: October 2021
Hell Let Loose (PS5)
Take part in 100-player military warfare as infantry, tanks, and artillery in Hell Let Loose. Set in World War 2, experience 50v50 skirmishes across a dynamically shifting frontline, and choose between one of 14 playable roles.
PGA Tour 2K21 (PS4)
Available for PS Fore (get it?), PGA Tour 2K21 brings the popular game of golf to life with stunning, real-life courses. You can also play online, customize your golfer and take part in custom tournaments.
Mortal Kombat X (PS4)Crush bones, spill blood, and vanquish your enemies in Mortal Kombat X. The long-running franchise returns with a new robust roster of fighters, a cinematic-style presentation and so much more.
All three games will be available on Tuesday, October 5 and will be available until Monday, November 1.
PlayStation Plus free games: September 2021
Overcooked: All You Can Eat! (PS5)
Team up with three friends or go it alone in this cooperative cooking game where plating up is only half the challenge. Overcooked: All You Can Eat! includes remastered versions of Overcooked! and and Overcooked! 2, along with new accessibility options so more people can play.
Step into the polished shoes of Agent 47 in Hitman 2, and track and assassinate targets across a variety of exotic locations. With new ways to play, new game modes and new features, Hitman 2 lets your creativity (when it comes to killing) run wild.
Predator: Hunting Grounds
In this asymmetrical shooter, you’ll either face off or take control of the Predator. Complete missions before the Predator hunts you down, or become the hunter yourself and use alien weaponry like the iconic shoulder-mounted Plasma Caster.
All three games will be available from Tuesday, September 7 to Monday, October 4.
PlayStation Plus free games: August 2021
Hunter’s Arena: Legends (PS5)Hunter’s Arena: Legends is a battle royale set in Ancient Asia, featuring 30-player PvP and PvE combat. If you love a battle royale, but have grown weary of Fortnite, Apex Legends and PUBG, then Hunter’s Arena is well worth a go.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (PS4)Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a whacky first-person shooter that sees you partaking in a suburban skirmish, fighting for (you guessed it) either brainless zombies or fierce plantlife. Plants vs. Zombies is ridiculous fun and offers the perfect opportunity for players to jump into online multiplayer madness that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Tennis World Tour 2 (PS4)For those who have had their tennis pro aspirations fueled by Wimbledon, Tennis World Tour 2 is well worth a go. Playing as the world’s top players, Tennis World Tour sees you setting out to dominate the world circuit – topspinning, backhanding and serving your way to the top.
These titles are available from August 3 until September 6.
PlayStation Plus free games: July 2021
A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5)
This month’s free PS5 title is A Plague Tale: Innocence, which has been upgraded to target 60fps at a native 4K resolution. You’ll follow the tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo as they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 brings the series’ iconic zombies back into the fray, and includes a large-scale multiplayer battle royale mode called Blackout, which paved the way for Call of Duty: Warzone.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds (PS4)Lay the smackdown in WWE 2K Battlegrounds in this over-the-top arcade action game. Pull off special abilities, make use of power-ups and enjoy classic match modes like steel cage matches and the Royal Rumble.
A Plague Tale: Innocence, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and WWE 2K Battlegrounds are available from July 6 to August 2.
PlayStation Plus free games: June 2021
Operation: Tango (PS5)Operation: tango is a cooperative spy adventure that sees you and a friend teaming up – one as a hacker and one as an agent – to bring a global tech menace down, using only your voice to communicate (so you do need a microphone to play). Solve puzzles together, execute missions across the globe and utilize a bunch of hi-tech tools to become an unstoppable duo. Operation: Tango is online co-op only.
Star Wars Squadrons (PS4)
Want to know how it feels to take part in a Star Wars space battle? Then you’re going to want to try Squadrons. Squadrons sees you taking part in first-person multiplayer dog fights alongside a squad of other pilots – either the Empire or the New Republic. What’s more, you also have the option to play Squadrons in PSVR for an even more immersive experience.
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown (PS4)
A remaster of the classic 3D fighter, Virtua Fighter 5 is a must-play for those who love one-on-one fighting games. While the original was a classic, Virtua Fighter 5 makes plenty of improvements on the original including HD graphics and new online features.
Operation: Tango and Star Wars Squadrons are available from June 1 until July 5. Virtua Fighter 5 is available from June 1 until August 2.
PlayStation Plus free games: May 2021
Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last (PS5)
From the developers of FlatOut, Wreckfest is a vehicular combat racing game that sees players racing and upgrading old bangers, adding extra armor and making them aesthetically look more pleasing before sending them out to the racetrack/destruction derby. With online multiplayer allowing for up to 24 players, carnage is almost certain to ensue.
Wreckfest has previously released on last-gen consoles, but the PS5 version is releasing on the day it arrives on PS Plus – May 4. That means PS5 owners can get their hands on the next-gen version on day one, as long as you’re an active PS Plus subscriber.
Battlefield 5 (PS4)
Battlefield 5 is a first-person shooter set in World War 22 and the most recent entry in the Battlefield franchise. Players have the choice of jumping into online multiplayer modes, such as Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or to take on the single-player campaign War Stories.
Stranded Deep (PS4)
Open-world survival adventure Stranded Deep sees players stranded in the Pacific Ocean following a plane crash. It’s up to you to survive, hunting for supplies and crafting weapons, tools and shelter to stay alive.
Wreckfest, Battlefield 5 and Stranded Deep are available from May 4 until May 31.
PlayStation Plus free games: April 2021
Oddworld: Soulstorm (PS5)
Abe is back and, once again, this accidental hero turned revolution leader is trying to save his fellow Mudokons. This time there are more than 1000 Mudokons to save and teamwork is the name of the game – with your army of rebels using their collective energy to help Abe solve the various puzzles he encounters.
Soulstorm serves as the second game in the Oddworld quintology, but promises to look much better than ever before, with 2.9D environments and stunning visuals – at a greater scale.
What’s more SoulStorm on PS5 utilizes the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback, allowing you to feel Abe’s heartbeat during moments of suspense.
While Soulstorm is also available to purchase on PS4, only the PS5 version is free with PS Plus in April.
Days Gone (PS4)
PlayStation’s first-party action-survival horror Days Gone focuses on outlaw-turned-drifter Deacon St John as he battles to survive in a post-apocalyptic world and to be reunited with his wife.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War (PS4/PS5)
Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a third-person shooter from the makers of Sniper Elite, which sees you gunning down zombies in 1940s Europe, either alone or with up to three friends. Thanks to a free PS5 upgrade for Zombie Army 4, PS5 players can take advantage of dynamic 4K @ 60fps with reduced load times.
Oddworld: Soulstorm, Days Gone and Zombie Army 4 are available from April 6 to May 3, Destruction Allstars continues to be available until April 2.
PlayStation Plus free games: March 2021
Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4)
First released in 1997, Final Fantasy 7 immediately cemented its place as one of the best JRPG titles around and introduced millions of gamers around the world to the genre. The critically acclaimed Final Fantasy 7 Remake does that legacy justice, completely recreating the opening portion of the original game, expanding a five to eight-hour section into a full 40-hour RPG, and showcasing some of the best gameplay and storytelling we’ve seen in a Final Fantasy game in almost 20 years – making it one of the best PS4 games around.
Maquette, a first-person narrative puzzler from Annapurna, explores the relationship of Kenzie and Michael through a series of flashbacks and memories, starting with their meet-cute in a coffee shop where they scribble together in a sketchbook. But this isn’t a simple romance tale. Far from it. Instead, their story is told through the exploration of the game’s recursive puzzle world. With each step of progression and solved puzzle unearthing further memories that begin to piece together their relationship – and perhaps why it’s being told in the past tense.
Remnant: From the Ashes (PS4)
Remnant: From the Ashes is a fantastic third-person shooter that sees you playing as one of the last remnants of humanity, determined to rebuild and retake your world after it’s been ravaged by an ancient evil from another dimension. You can play alone or squad up with a team of up to three players.
Farpoint is one of the best PSVR games on the market. It’s a first-person VR shooter that sees you landing on a hostile alien planet after a routine mission goes wrong, with the aim being to find any survivors and keep yourself alive. Farpoint can be played alone or co-op with a friend and is perfect for those who love a sci-fi adventure.
Remnant, Maquette, Farpoint and Final Fantasy 7 Remake are available from March 2 until April 5, while Destruction Allstars continues to be available until April 2.
PlayStation Plus free games: February 2021
Destruction AllStars (PS5 only)
Destruction AllStars was supposed to be a PS5 launch title, but it’s now available for free as part of PlayStation Plus. Choose between 16 competitors in this vehicular combat game, which combines parkour and driving with destruction and mayhem.
Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5 and PS4)
Unleash your supernatural abilities in this third-person action adventure from Remedy Entertainment. You get the PS5 version as part of this giveaway, which means you can benefit from ray tracing support or a smoother frame rate.
Bring a polluted town back to life using a magic paintbrush. Create Genies whose magical powers will aid you in overcoming puzzles and the pack of bullies that pursue you using Living Paint. Concrete Genie also includes two additional modes for PSVR owners.
Destruction AllStars is available February 2 until April 5. Control: Ultimate Edition and Concrete Genie are available until March 1.
PlayStation Plus free games: January 2021
This month’s PS5 game is Maneater, a single player survival game where you play as a shark. You’ll need to find the right resources and evolve far beyond what nature intended. Be prepared to gobble up some humans, too.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara returns for another epic adventure in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Once again outgunned and outnumbered, Lara will need to use her surroundings to her advantage and strike from the shadows. Get ready to plunder plenty of tombs and overcome deadly puzzles.
Greedfall gives you the freedom to shape your abilities, spells and skills in any way you see fit. Befriend or betray companions, discover riches, secrets and fantastic creatures, and explore uncharted lands in this impressive action RPG.
Maneater, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Greedfall are available to download from January 5 to February 1, 2021.
PlayStation Plus free games: December 2020
Think you know Worms? Think again. Worms Rumble ditches the turn-based combat of old for real-time arena-based combat for up to 32 players. Bring the pain to your wiggling opponents and wield a variety of weapons like the classic Bazooka in your bid to win.
Just Cause 4
Dive into an open-world sandbox experience in Just Cause 4. You can cause chaos using all sorts of weaponry, vehicles and gadgets, and create some truly explosive moments. Oh, and you also have access to a wingsuit so you can soar across the skies.
A 3v3 online shooter, step into the shoes of fantastic heroes as you blast your way past the opposition to win. Expect lots of rockets, comebacks and smack talk in this one.
Worms Rumble, Just Cause 4 and Rocket Arena are available to download from December 1 to January 4, 2021.
PlayStation Plus free games: November 2020
Bugsnax (PS5 only)
The very first PS5 game to join PlayStation Plus is Bugsnax, a bonkers first-person adventure where you play as an investigative journalist who has to explore Snaktooth Island, which is teeming with legendary half-bug half-snack creatures. Hence the name Bugsnax.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Slay orcs and take on the foes of Mordor in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, fans of JRR Tolkien’s iconic world won’t want to miss this freebie.
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
A challenging and atmospheric Metroidvania, this engrossing 2D explorative platformers is one of the best indie games of this generation. Can you uncover the mysteries buried beneath the surface in Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition?
Bugsnax will be available to PS Plus members on PS5 from November 12 until January 4, 2021. Both Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Hollow Knight Voidheart Edition are available to download from November 3 to November 30.
PlayStation Plus free games: October 2020
Need for Speed: Payback
Put pedal to the metal in Need for Speed: Payback, a four-wheeled action blockbuster. There are three different characters to choose from, each with their own set of unique skills and abilities, but all of them are extremely capable behind the wheel.
This third-person action RPG from Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has you playing as a doctor turned vampire. You’ll need to use your supernatural abilities to fight or flee from the forces of evil, and try not to succumb to your thirst for bloodlust.
Both Need for Speed: Payback and Vampyr are available to download from October 6 until November 2.
PlayStation Plus free games: September 2020
PUBG: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (also known as PUBG) is the daddy of battle royale games. If you’ve ever played the likes of Fortnite or COD: Warzone, then you have PUBG to thank. While PUBG originally released in 2017, it remains one of the most played games on Steam and Xbox Live. So picking it up for free in September is an absolute steal – and a great chance for newbie battle royale enthusiasts to check it out.
Street Fighter V
Street Fighter V is sure to please fighting game fans, offering a classic side-scrolling fighting experience which will please old and new fans of Capcom’s veteran franchise.
PUBG and Street Fighter V will be available to download from September 1 to October 5.
PlayStation Plus free games: August 2020
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
Relive the explosive single-player campaign from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 all over again in this high-definition remaster of the 2009 blockbuster. If you’re not a fan of Call of Duty’s frantic multiplayer mode, the campaign is well worth a go.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
A massively multiplayer party game with up to 60 players online, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout challenges you over multiple chaotic rounds until one player remains. Expect a lot of laughs and screams of frustration when playing this one.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered is available to download from July 28 until August 31, and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is available to download from August 4 until August 31.
PlayStation Plus free games: July 2020
If you love shooting hoops, NBA 2K20 is one of the most realistic representations of basketball to date. With an upgraded motion engine and signature styles for all your favorite players, this is a must have for basketball fans.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara uncovers an ancient mystery but also crosses paths with a dangerous organization called Trinity. From snowy tundras to crumbling ruins, Lara’s epic adventure is full of thrills and fast-paced action.
As a bonus to celebrate 10 years of PlayStation Plus, Sony is also giving away Erica to subscribers. A feature-length cinematic experience, Erica merges Hollywood production values with engaging and tactile gameplay.
All three games are available to download from July 7 until August 3.
PlayStation Plus free games: June 2020
Call of Duty: WW2
Call of Duty: WW2 puts players on the front lines of the second world war. Land in Normandy on D-Day, battle across Europe, and enjoy a classic Call of Duty experience that brings the series back to its roots.
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Fight it out in iconic locales from the Star Wars universe in Star Wars Battlefront 2. With 25 free game updates since launch, and all your favorite heroes and villains as playable characters, it’s a love letter to a galaxy far, far away.
Call of Duty: WW2 is available to download from May 26 to July 6, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 is be available from June 2 to July 6.
PlayStation Plus free games: May 2020
You don’t need to wait for planning permission to build the mega-city of your dreams in Cities: Skylines. Your decisions will determine whether your metropolis flourishes or fails, as you manage an ever-growing populace in this top-tier city builder sim.
Farming Simulator 19
You’ll quite literally reap what you sow in Farming Simulator 19, as you toil the land to maintain a happy homestead. Tend to livestock, harvest crops and jump behind the wheel of your favorite tractor. The only thing that’s missing is fresh air.
Both of these titles will be available to download from May 5 until June 1.
PlayStation Plus free games: April 2020
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Just a few months after Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection hit PS Plus, Sony is offering the final chapter in the Uncharted series for free.
Uncharted 4 sees Nathan Drake coaxed out of retirement by his estranged brother Sam for one last adventure – to uncover Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure. The action-adventure rounds off the intrepid explorer’s story in spectacular fashion and will keep you enthralled for hours on end.
Dirt Rally 2.0
Codemaster’s rally racing game for those who love their tracks rough and ready. Dirt Rally 2.0 utilizes real driving physics to give you an immersive – and filthy – racing experience.
PlayStation Plus free games: March 2020
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus is a stunning game that takes you on a journey through magical lands to seek out big beasts called Colossi. The game originally released on PlayStation but has been remade for PlayStation 4 – making it one of the best PS4 games on the market.
In this Sonic game you need to build an army to take the world back from the evil Dr. Eggman. You can defeat your enemies with speed as Modern Sonic, catapult past platforms as Classic Sonic, and create your very own Custom Hero Character equipped with a variety of powerful gadgets.
PlayStation Plus free games: February 2020
BioShock: The Collection
A brilliant addition, to be sure. BioShock: The Collection packs in BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite for a journey through the entire franchise, from the underwater city of Rapture to the floating town of Columbia. Expect trippy powers, unnerving enemies, and a good dose of steampunk sci-fi.
The Sims 4
While we wait for The Sims 5 – whenever that might be – the console version of the latest Sims title should keep you busy building your dream house and filling it with tiny simulated humans, either to ensure their happiness or inflict needless romantic drama with their neighbours. The important thing is that you get to choose.
PlayStation Plus free games: January 2020
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Chart the journey of adventurer and explorer Nathan Drake in this collection of the first three Uncharted games: Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drake’s Deception. Full of action, lively landscapes, and unimaginable treasures, this bundle of three games is a great treat to kick off the new year with.
As if the bundle enough wasn’t enough to keep you busy, you can also cause a different kind of chaos with Goat Simulator – the absurd and meme-ready game about throwing a goat into objects to cause property damage. If you’re done with Untitled Goose Game and looking for more animal nuisance, this may be the game for you.