PlayStation Plus offers several benefits for subscribers. While the service initially featured one tier, the new system provides multiple. Depending on what level you subscribe to, you’ll also get additional games, and PlayStation adds more games monthly on top of the standard PlayStation Plus titles.
Though there’s plenty to claim as a PlayStation Plus member, keeping track of all the titles can be copious. Check out this comprehensive list of what you get as a paying subscriber on PlayStation consoles.
PlayStation Plus Catalog Premier Titles (September 2022)
While all PlayStation Plus subscribers get free monthly games, those who subscribe to the Extra and Premium tiers get more games each month. Even though higher tiers cost more, the benefits are substantial. We’ve listed price comparisons for each level of PlayStation Plus below.
- Essential: $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
- Extra: $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
- Premium: $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
On September 20, the following titles join the PlayStation Plus Extra catalog.
Another day, another death. Welcome to the time loop, Colt. In Deathloop, take control of Colt on his quest to kill eight Visionaries, all on the same day before it ends. Missing even one means the time loop continues. Explore different venues for clues and insight on how to corral these criminals together and take out several at once. Master psychic powers, use unique weapons, and fight Juliana Blake, a rival assassin, to complete your quest through one of 2021’s most vital titles (in my humble opinion.)
Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4)
Assassin’s Creed’s first entry after rebooting its gameplay, Assassin’s Creed Origins, lets users embrace RPG mechanics. Head to Egypt for a stunning new setting and characters to explore. Find interchangeable armor and weapons, level up, and witness the birth of the Assassin Order. (I haven’t played this title, but several friends tell me it’s fantastic.)
Watch Dogs 2 (PS4)
If hacking is your style, Watch Dogs 2 may work for you. Take control of Marcus and join his hipster friends trying to ruin powerful corporations. This title expands upon the shaky first entry to create a solid open-world title. Though I wouldn’t put it at the top of my list, it’s a fun title from Ubisoft, though its plot and characters are pretty forgettable.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4)
If you’re a fan of anime and Dragon Ball Z, Xenoverse 2 is a game you will surely enjoy. Create your character with customizable skills and build the Saiyan of your dreams. Relive classic moments from the Dragon Ball Z anime and play other users online for intense arena combat. Even after half a decade, this Dragon Ball title from Bandai Namco still gets updates featuring new characters, including some from the Dragon Ball SUPER HERO movie. While I don’t watch Dragon Ball Z, I love the combat and feel of the Xenoverse games and plan to play this one again.
Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition (PS4)
If you’re looking for a heartwarming title from a passionate indie developer, Spiritfarer is an excellent option. Play as Stella and help spirits come to terms with their deaths. Corral and comfort souls on your ferry while they get their bearings. Once the spirits finish their affairs, they’ll pass on, which can be rather emotional. I watched this title and regularly felt the plot tugging on my heartstrings.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale (PS4)
If you’re looking for a charming adventure game, Chicory is an excellent option. Use your magic paintbrush to return color to the Picnic Province. Solve puzzles with your paint and unlock new abilities to progress through this title from Greg Lobanov and Finji. It offers creativity only found in indie games and boasts overwhelmingly positive reviews online. You may even meet a few unforgettable characters along the way!
Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 5 (PS4/PS5)
Monster Energy’s motocross release allows players to race locally or online during the fifth entry in their gaming franchise. Full disclosure: this game is not good. I would steer clear from any Monster Energy motocross games unless you want to laugh with some friends about how bad they are. For that reason alone, you may want to add it to your library.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (PS4/PS5)
Alex Kidd is back and rebuilding for a new generation. Relive 1986’s classic rebuilt with new graphics, features, modes, and levels. If you’re a fan of the original, you can even enjoy the definitive version of this title in retro mode. While this may be my first time hearing about the game, I’m always down to try a new platformer, especially for free.
Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show (PS4)
If you’ve somehow avoided Rabbid fatigue, then Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show might make your day. Play through 20 Rabbids Invasion episodes and take control of the Rabbids via motion controls. Compete with family and friends across these competitive social experiences. If you’re a parent, I strongly recommend omitting this game from your child’s library, from someone who lost love for the Rabbids long ago. This game exists for a particular audience.
Rayman Legends (PS4)
Rayman returns for another platforming adventure! When the teensies go missing, Rayman and company go on a wacky adventure to save their little friends. Platform through dozens of levels, fighting enemies, and even dancing to orchestral arrangements! Collect hundreds of the teensies and restore order in one of the best Rayman titles in recent memory. Considering this title was the last Rayman game launched in 2013, there isn’t much competition, is there? We’re ready for a sequel, Ubisoft. Please stop going our
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition (PS4)
After the license for Scott Pilgrim expired at Ubisoft, the game disappeared from digital storefronts. Only those who had access before its exodus could enjoy this 2D beat ’em up. Thankfully, in 2021 the title returned. Now you can battle Ramona’s evil exes on current platforms with all of the DLC! Take up to three friends with you to beat the League of Evil Exes. As a biased party, I’ll go on record and say that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition is absolutely worth your time. After dozens of hours playing this title with my friends and on my own, I still return to this title years after its original release.
Classic Catalog Updates (PS Plus Premium)
In addition to the games listed above, PS Plus Premium Subscribers get access to several more classic games on September 20. Here’s every title coming this month.
- Syphon Filter 2 (PS1)
- The Sly Collection (PS3)
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
- Bentley’s Hackpack (PS3)
- Toy Story 3 (PSP)
- Kingdom of Paradise (PSP)
PlayStation Plus Catalog Premier Titles (August 2022)
You’ll find each of the PS Plus Extra titles from August below. If you’re a Yakuza fan, you’re in for a treat.
Yakuza 0 (PS4)
Sega’s beloved Yakuza series lets players experience a prequel to the original Yakuza game. This title is the perfect entry point for new players, as it introduces fans new and old to Kiryu and Majima, two integral characters in the franchise. Battle with three different styles for each main character. Enjoy this romp through 1988 Japan with these Sega Icons. I’m playing this title for the first time, and while I can’t say much just yet, fans of the franchise promise this is an action title you don’t want to miss.
Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
Once you’ve finished Yakuza 0, it’s time for Yakuza Kiwami. Play the original Yakuza title rebuilt from the ground up for PS4. Take control of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, as he rises through the Yakuza ranks. The 2006 title features improved gameplay and an expanded cinematic story. If you’ve played Kingdom Hearts, think of this version as a Final Mix of sorts.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)
Kiryu’s back for round three. Yakuza Kiwami is another remake in the Yakuza franchise. Take part in a Yakuza war in this sequel. Enjoy another chapter in Kiryu’s story on his Yakuza journey. Beat and battle your way through hordes of Yakuza foes in the traditional Yakuza battle system. Enjoy more minigames, side content, and improved visuals in this excellent Sega title.
Dead by Daylight (PS4)
Fans of the survival horror franchise will love Dead by Daylight. I’ve lost many multiplayer game partners to this legendary horror celebration. Take control of a survivor and avoid the killer hunting you and your allies or become a killer and hunt the survivors before they escape. Popular characters from beloved horror titles in movies and games congregate here. Ghostface, Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, and more are on display. While I’m not a fan of survival horror, I can’t deny how great this game is. Give it a shot, especially if you’ve got a few friends.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4)
Tom Clancy fans can hop into Ghost Recon: Wildlands for a multiplayer open-world experience. Use different weapons and explore this sandbox-style Ubisoft title. While it’s not a fantastic title by any means, it has an audience that loves it. For free, it’s worth checking out, even if it doesn’t click with you. What have you got to lose? (Excluding valuable gaming time.)
Talkin’ ’bout Bugsnax! Head to Snaktooth Island to discover the wild creatures known as Bugsnax. Meet a village filled with quirky characters, and turn them into the animals you feed them. Collect 100 Bugsnax and find Elizabert Megafig by unraveling the mysteries of this island. This title is excellent, equal parts intriguing and hilarious with a story that draws you in.
Additional August Titles (PS Plus Extra)
Along with the titles listed above, the following games are also available. I recommend UNO and Monopoly Plus for game nights with your friends, provided you don’t mind a few fights during sessions.
- Metro Exodus (PS4)
- Trials of Mana (PS4)
- UNO (PS4)
- Monopoly Madness (PS4)
- Monopoly Plus (PS4)
PlayStation Plus Catalog Premier Titles (July 2022)
The following games are available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members on July 19, 2022. As long as users stay subscribed to PlayStation Plus, they’ll have access to these games after adding them to a user library:
First up for July is Stray. Take control of an unnamed cat in this adventure title while exploring a city run by automatons. Embark on an adventure to unravel the mysteries of this strange city. The cat also joins up with a B-12 drone. The team explores the city and interacts with the world in this title from BlueTwelve Studios. Unlike the other titles in July, Stray releases on July 19, joining the PlayStation Plus lineup on day one. We loved Stray at Press SPACE to Jump; you can see our Stray review here.
Final Fantasy VII: Remake Intergrade (PS5)
2020’s hit Action RPG, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, also joins PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium on July 19. Action RPG fans, in particular, will feel at home in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. This Story-driven title leads players through the story of Cloud Strife, a SOLDIER for hire working with a ragtag group of freedom fighters to free the city of Midgar. Take on corporate overlords, summon fantastic beasts, and uncover the truth behind this corrupt city with the first installment of a three-part remake epic. I couldn’t recommend this title enough for RPG fans, as it’s genuinely a remake in a class of its own.
Marvel’s Avengers (PS4/PS5)
Finally, rounding out July’s most notable release is Marvel’s Avengers. Fight to save the earth with iconic Avengers like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, while new characters like Ms. Marvel fight to help save the world from MODOK. Players can also party up with friends for the game’s story missions for cooperative play. Level up and master several unique heroes in this title from Eidos Montreal.
Though the other titles are PlayStation console exclusives, Marvel’s Avengers is available on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. While this game’s multiplayer and gear-grinding aspect is miserable, the story is endearing and enjoyable. Remember that once those end credits roll, drop this title like a bad habit. As someone who suffered through the endgame, I promise you aren’t missing anything.
Additional July Titles (PS Plus Extra)
Not only do players get the premier titles listed above in July, but the following titles are also available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers. While these titles are older, it’s still a nice bonus, as players can download each game for free.
- Assassin’s Creed Unity (PS4)
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
- Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered (PS4)
- Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry (PS4)
- Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (PS4)
- Saints Row Gat out of Hell (PS4)
- Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition (PS5)
- Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure (PS4)
- Jumanji The Video Game (PS4)
- Paw Patrol on a Roll! (PS4)
- ReadySet Heroes (PS4)
Classic Catalog updates (PS Plus Premium)
In addition to the above titles, PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers can play legacy titles from older PlayStation titles. The following games are exclusive to the PS Plus Premium subscription plan.
- No Heroes Allowed! (PSP)
- LocoRoco Midnight Carnival (PSP)
While this month’s offerings are PSP games, legacy titles include releases from the previous PlayStation titles.
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