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 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 Extra Catalog Title (January 2023)
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
The January 2023 PlayStation Plus Extra Catalog selections released on January 17 include the following titles.
Back 4 Blood | PS4, PS5
Partner with up to three other players and fight the Ridden in this co-op FPS from Turtle Rock Studios. Progress through several chapters with increasing difficulty and a wide variety of undead enemies. Use one of eight customizable Cleaners, each with its strengths. Head online and play PvP against human-controlled Ridden or take control of the undead to rip the Cleaners to shreds.
Dragon Ball FighterZ | PS4
Take on friends, AI, or online opponents in the action fighting game from Arc System Works. Use iconic characters from the expansive Dragon Ball Z universe to participate in tense 3v3 Tag matches or experience a story mode with an original character from the creator, Akira Toriyama.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition | PS5
Return to the devil-slaying world of Devil May Cry with DMC 5: Special Edition. Play the enhanced version of this PS4 title with improved framerates, textures, and ray tracing. Take control of Dante, Nero, and V to stop the end of the world in the fifth mainline entry in Capcom’s popular action franchise. The Special Edition even has the new Turbo Mode, Legendary Dark Knight Mode, and all Deluxe Edition content at no additional cost.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm | PS4
Chloe Price is a troubled teen attending Blackwell Academy in Arcadia Bay, but her life is changed forever after she has a chance encounter with Rachel Amber, the school’s most popular girl. Head on an adventure with these fast friends as they work to uncover a family mystery and the corruption lying beneath the quiet little Oregon town.
Life is Strange | PS4
Set a year after Before the Storm; Life is Strange follows Max Caufield, a senior at Blackwell Academy. After Max finds out she can rewind time, she reunites with Chloe Price, her best friend. Together, the pair work to unravel the disappearance of Rachel Amber. Discover the dark secrets of Arcadia Bay on this episodic mystery title.
Jett: The Far Shore | PS4, PS5
Join an action adventure across the galaxy. Mei heads to an ocean planet, piloting a Jett and exploring this aquatic world. Discover an open world with several supporting characters aiding you on this expedition. Witness a five-act story as Mei discovers all the galaxy has to offer.
Just Cause 4: Reloaded | PS4
In the definitive edition of Just Cause, return to the open-world sandbox in the chaotic third-person shooter. Take part in over-the-top action as you blast your way through a tropical landscape in Solis as Rico Rodriguez as he works to uncover the mysteries of his past. The Reloaded edition of Just Cause 4 comes with additional premium content and additions not included in the initial 2018 release.
Omno | PS4
Embark on a single-player journey filled with puzzles, obstacles, and mysteries in Omno. Explore a lost and forgotten civilization in forests, deserts, and the sky. See unique lifeforms, friendly and hostile, as you see this world full of wonders.
Erica | PS4
A live-action interactive thriller lets players in Erica choose how they shape the story. Play as Erica, a lady plagued by traumatic visions of her father’s murder. Find the truth of your father’s demise by unearthing clues along the way. Your choices will change the ending, so be careful as you put the pieces of this story together.
PlayStation Plus Premium | Classics Updates
Subscribers to the PlayStation Plus Premium service get several classic titles each month. There are three additional classic titles in the January 2023 update.
- Syphon Filter 3 | PS1
- Star Wars Demolition | PS1
- Hot Shots Golf 2 | PS1
PlayStation Plus Extra Catalog Titles (December 2022)
December’s PlayStation Plus Extra titles joined the catalog on December 20, 2022.
WWE 2K22 | PS4
After retiring from annual releases, 2K brought WWE back with WWE 2K22. Take control of some of the most famous professional wrestlers of all time and pit them against one another. Take part in the campaign, create your own character, and battle with established wrestlers across various modes in this 2022 title. You can even add some friends to the mix with local and online multiplayer matches!
Far Cry 5 | PS4
The fifth mainline entry in the popular Far Cry series from Ubisoft joins PlayStation Plus! Head to Hope County, Montana, and confront a fanatical cult known as The Project at Eden’s Gate before they completely take over this patch of the USA. Dethrone Joseph Seed, the leader of the cult, and his direct subordinates, the Heralds, to free the people from his tyrannical rule. Master different weapons, skills, and vehicles to aid you in your quest, playing alone or online with a friend in co-op.
Far Cry New Dawn | PS4
If you’re in the mood for more Far Cry, there’s more added to PlayStation Plus in December. Far Cry New Dawn takes players back to Hope County 17 years after a nuclear catastrophe wiped out the people there. Fight against Highwaymen in a battle for resources in this post-apocalyptic FPS title.
Far Cry Primal | PS4
Far Cry Primal is the third and final addition to the Far Cry series joining PlayStation Plus in December 2022. Immerse yourself in the Stone Age, a time of ancient tribes and powerful beasts, as you work to survive in an unforgiving environment as the last member of your tribe. There might not be any guns in this addition to the Far Cry franchise, but plenty of combat and adventure is waiting.
Mortal Shell | PS4, PS5
Mortal Shell should be right up your alley if you’re a fan of the Dark Souls gameplay style. Enjoy a challenging action RPG from Cold Symmetry with formidable enemies, challenging combat, and unforgiving bosses. You’ll likely die a lot, but it wouldn’t be a Soulslike without the pain of losing progress along the way. This 2020 title will test you, and only the skilled will survive.
Judgment | PS4, PS5
In Judgment, you play Takayuki Yagami, a private investigator and disgraced attorney working to solve several mysteries in this psychological title. Search for clues, tail suspects, and help bring criminals to justice. The action combat title comes from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the team behind the Yakuza franchise. While you’re not playing as Kiryu or Ichiban, you’ll recognize the combat systems that made the Yakuza franchise famous.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon | PS4, PS5
It’s time for a new story in the Yakuza franchise. The famous franchise from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio moves away from longtime protagonist Kiryu in favor of a new face: Ichiban Kasuga. Return to Tokyo after serving 18 years in prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Uncover the mystery behind your detention and discover who’s responsible for this atrocity. Use a new turn-based combat system with interchangeable classes for each party member during this crime drama. Don’t worry; there are plenty of Yakuza-inspired minigames here, including go-carts, baseball, karaoke, and business management sims. It wouldn’t be Yakuza without them!
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life | PS4
Witness the end of Kazuma Kiryu’s saga in the Yakuza franchise with this conclusion to the Dragon of Dojima’s story. Become a faster father to Haruto and explore the plot behind an attack on your foster child’s mother. Head back into the criminal underworld of Japan one more time to save Haruto from a nefarious organization and get answers by any means necessary.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor | PS4
Delve into Mordor, the world from Lord of the Rings, as Talion, a ranger barred from death. Team up with a ring wraith to explore the unforgiving world of Middle-Earth as you fight hordes of Orcs, using your powers to infiltrate their ranks. Thanks to the Nemesis system, enemies remember players after death and change with each fight. Form your own Orc army to help you fight Sauron and end the saga of the Rings of Power.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War | PS4
The sequel to Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War, resumes Talion’s fight to dominate Mordor with an army of Orcs behind him. Explore the expanded Nemesis System with new enemy types, subsets, and stories for each enemy you encounter. Enjoy more impressive confrontations and battles with large-scale battles for even follower fights. Take on Sauron once more and put his Ringwraiths down in the second chapter of this story from WB Games.
The Pedestrian | PS4, PS5
Enjoy a side-scrolling puzzle platform game where players rearrange and connect signs for various environments and settings. Help guide characters from start to finish with inventive mechanics in this title from Skookum Arts.
Evil Genius 2 | PS4, PS5
Become an Evil Genius bent on world domination in this lair-building game. Create your lair and outfit it with weapons, devices, and even henchmen! Make a fortress powerful enough to beat back the Forces of Justice and build a Doomsday Device to become unstoppable.
Adventure Time Pirates of the Enchiridion | PS4
Explore the high seas with Finn and Jake from the popular Adventure Time TV series in Pirates of the Enchiridion for PS4. The Land of Ooo is submerged, and it’s up to Finn, Jake, and their friends to save the day! Use spells, items, potions, and abilities to fight on your escapades and save The Land of Ooo from this strange phenomenon.
Ben 10: Power Trip | PS4, PS5
Become the wielder of the Omnitrix and transform into a host of aliens in Ben 10’s 3D action title. Stop the longtime villain, Hex, from taking over by changing into iconic creatures from Ben’s catalog of creatures, including Fourarms, XLR8, Wrath, and Diamondhead. Fight monsters, solve puzzles, and save the townspeople from destruction. You can also have a friend join in with a drop-in, drop-out co-op feature.
Gigantosaurus The Game | PS4
Enjoy the TV tie-in for Disney’s Gigantosaurus. Explore the world as the main characters from the show in this 3D platformer and racing game. It’s a great title for young kids, so download it if you have any younger siblings or relatives coming by sometime soon.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition | PS4
Obsidian Entertainment’s award-winning RPG is back and bigger than ever, thanks to the Ultimate Edition. The god, Eothas, awakens from a long slumber, wreaking havoc on your realm during its return. Eothas destroys your castle and steals a piece of your soul, and only you and your companions can stop him from destroying Deadfire Archipelago. Enjoy an expansive open world with a colorful cast of characters with every significant update and expansion included in the package.
Worms W.M.D. | PS4
The Worms are back with another tactical 2D turn-based game. Use weapons to widdle down your opponents’ forces with various attacks. The last fighter with Worms on the field wins. Play through 30 levels of the campaign to master the tools, weapons, and strategies before you head to local or online multiplayer and fight up to five friends with worm armies of their own.
The Escapists 2 | PS4
The Escapists are back in Escapists 2! Continue your strategy RPG adventures in this title from Mouldy Toof Studios and break out of increasingly complex prisons as the game continues. Take up to three friends with you on your prison break adventures and craft clever escape routes online or locally.
PlayStation Plus Premium | Classics Updates
Along with the above titles, a few new classic titles are available to those who subscribe to the Premium tier of PlayStation Plus. December brings four additional entries from four separate consoles.
- Ridge Racer 2 | PSP
- Heavenly Sword | PS3
- Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus | PS1
- Pinball Heroes | PSP
PlayStation Plus Extra Catalog Titles (November 2022)
The titles below joined the PlayStation Plus Extra catalog on November 15, 2022.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition | PS4, PS5
Explore Bethesda’s most popular title, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and become the Dragonborn. Create a character that specializes in the field of your choice and take part in a journey, unlike any other player. Get this expansive RPG with all DLC and additional content free of charge. You’ve probably played this game already, but Bethesda seems to think we’ll never get tired of Skyrim.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege | PS4, PS5
Party up with four other players and participate in a tactical shooter that prioritizes teamwork above all else. Compete against other teams with unique Operators and abilities across multiple multiplayer maps. Only the strongest will survive.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX | PS4
Final Fantasy and Disney collide! Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX collects four classic Kingdom Hearts titles and remastered cinematics for others. Experience the journey of Sora, Donald, and Goofy with Kingdom Hearts Final Mix. Explore Castle Oblivion in Chain of Memories. Confront the Nobodies in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and take control of Terra, Ventus, and Aqua in Birth by Sleep Final Mix.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue | PS4
Once you finish Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5, there’s one last collection to complete before you head on to Kingdom Hearts III. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue collects three different stories leading up to the third game’s events. Play Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance and participate in Sora and Riku’s Mark of Mastery exam. See Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage to catch up with Aqua after the events of Birth by Sleep. Watch Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover to learn about the Foretellers before diving into the end of the story arc that started with the first title in 2002.
Kingdom Hearts III | PS4
The end is near. Complete the Xehanort saga in Kingdom Hearts III when seven lights and 13 darknesses collide. Sora, Donald, and Goofy are back to explore more Disney worlds as they gather allies for a new Keyblade War. Explore new areas from Frozen, Tangled, Toy Story, Monster’s Inc., and more in this conclusion to a story arc two decades in the making.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory | PS4
Enjoy the Kingdom Hearts series music in the rhythm game Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory. Use over 20 characters and battle through 140 tracks to earn the highest score. Once you’ve mastered the game, head online to play vs. mode and test your skills against others.
Oddworld: Soulstorm – Enhanced Edition | PS4, PS5
Abe returns in Oddworld: Soulstorm. This action-adventure platformer follows Abe on his path to revolution. Help free his people and rise against power-hungry tyrants in this 2021 title. The Enhanced Edition also comes with the new “Toby’s Escape” game mode.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 | PS4
Head to Washington, DC, for Ubisoft’s action shooter RPG. Liberate the city and worth with other agents and civilians to protect the area from enemy factions. Protect resources and locations using gear and armor you scrounge up during your adventures. Only the best weapons will do, so grind for better items as you progress through the story.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint | PS4
Become a Ghost in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Use your spec ops soldier skills to complete a special mission in Auroa. Take down a rogue spec ops team led by former brothers-in-arms before that can silence you. Play alone or take the fight online with up to three friends.
Chorus | PS4, PS5
If you’re shooting for the stars, Chorus may grab your attention. Play as Nara, and her AI companion Forsaken and take on space combat. Obtain and upgrade powerful weapons that help you take on hordes of enemies in this starfighter title.
What Remains of Edith Finch | PS4, PS5
Wander the Finch house as Edith and look for stories about her family history to uncover the mystery of her solitude. What Remains of Edith Finch lets players experience the haunting tale of this lonely girl with stories from the past and present.
The Gardens Between | PS4, PS5
Head to a mysterious world where time flows in all directions. Bend time to your will to solve puzzles in The Gardens Between. Enjoy an impressive narrative as you work through this puzzle game from The Voxel Agents.
Additional November Titles | PlayStation Plus Extra
- Earth Defense Force: World Brothers | PS4
- Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain | PS4
- Onee Chanbara Origin | PS4
PlayStation Plus Premium | Classics Updates
- Ratchet & Clank | PS3
- Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando | PS3
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal | PS3
- Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked | PS3
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction | PS3
PlayStation Plus Extra Game Catalog (October 2022)
The following titles joined PlayStation Plus Extra on October 18, 2022.
GTA: Vice City–The Definitive Edition | PS4/PS5
Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Take a trip down memory lane in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’s Definitive Edition upgrade. Though this title had a rocky launch, several updates have made the game more manageable, and for no extra cost, it’s worth giving a try, if only for the goofy animations this remake is known for. Just don’t expect GTA V levels of quality, and you’ll have a good time.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition | PS4
Become the Luminary and head out on an adventure with a band of loyal companions to stop the end of the world, all while the powers aim to end him! Experience a beautiful world with characters brought to life by the legendary Akira Toriyama. Enjoy turned-based combat, a heartfelt story, and additional upgrades afforded to the definitive edition of this 2017 classic from Square Enix. While this title wasn’t my cup of tea, it’s an excellent time for any who enjoys the Dragon Quest franchise.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey | PS4
Become an assassin in ancient Greece in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Fight armies, take control of a sea-faring vessel, and take down a sinister order. Fight to free your family from a corrupt organization while mastering new abilities in this RPG from Ubisoft. There are over 100 hours of content for players to explore in the base game, but it’s one of the most vital titles in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I couldn’t recommend this one enough.
Dragon Quest Builders | PS4
If sandbox games are more your style, Dragon Quest Builders is an excellent alternative that inhabits the Dragon Quest universe. Gather materials, items, and tools to create the landscape of your dreams in this action RPG.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 | PS4
The sequel to Dragon Quest Builder also debuts on PlayStation Plus extra with improved mechanics, graphics, and capabilities for the would-be farmers in the world of Dragon Quest. Enjoy a single players story, or bring some friends for a casual building adventure. This is a title any fan of Minecraft and Terraria is sure to enjoy.
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below | PS4
Another spinoff of the Dragon Quest franchise, Dragon Quest Heroes, lets players hack and slash their way through mobs of enemies, just like in the Dynasty Warriors franchise. While this title saw mediocre reviews, it’s a fun yet forgettable romp through the world of Dragon Quest with more control and freedom in battles in this 2015 title. I haven’t had a chance to check this series out, but I love the Dynasty Warriors format and hope to get my hands on it soon.
Dragon Quest Heroes II: Explorer’s Editions | PS4
The sequel to Dragon Quest Heroes, Dragon Quest Heroes II, lets players return to the hack-and-slash format for another story set in the Dragon Quest series. Gather up to four friends and participate in cooperative multiplayer as you shred swarms of monsters threatening the world and its inhabitants. Heroes II is another mixed title that fans found okay, but it couldn’t hurt to give this game a try for no extra cost!
Inside | PS4
Experience the puzzle platform game by Playdead from 2017, beloved by fans and critics alike. Make your way through a harsh landscape as a nameless boy. Solve puzzles, avoid enemies, and immerse yourself in this psychological thriller with a story as fascinating as the game’s art style. This one has been on my backlog for years, so it might be time I finally took a shot at Inside.
The Medium | PS5
To fit the Halloween spirit, PlayStation Plus Extra adds another psychological horror game in The Medium. Travel between the physical world and the spiritual world as you work to unearth the secrets of The Maw. Solve the mystery of an unspeakable tragedy in this narrative title from Bloober Team. It’s the perfect title for those looking for a spooky story this October and is a solid game to invest your time in.
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker | PS4
I’m not giving up. That’s my nindo, my Ninja Way! Return to the world of Naruto in this four-player team fighting game from Bandai Namco. Use iconic characters like Naruto Sasuke, Boruto, and Sarada across several generations of ninjas to compete locally or online. Enjoy a cell-shaded art style, dynamic maps, and movement, and create your ninja as you battle to be the best shinobi in the Land of Fire! I prefer the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series, but this is a fun way to kill a few hours for Naruto fans.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China | PS4
Head to Ming Dynasty China in 1526, assuming the role of Shao Jun, the last Assassin in the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. Platform and fight through several hours of this Assassin’s Creed spinoff as you work to earn your revenge against those who slaughtered your order. AC Chronicles: China is the first of three unique Assassin’s Creed franchise entries.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India | PS4
The second entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles franchise takes players to India. Control Embody Arbaaz on his quest through 19th century India to punish the colonizers who would defile his homeland. Use unique kill moves and attacks exclusive to this Assassin, aiming to right the wrongs of imperialism in this sophomore entry of the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia | PS4
The final entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series puts players in the shoes of Nikolai Orelov. Fight through the aftermath of the October Revolution as you work to redeem yourself in this sad story. Though the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles franchise saw mixed reviews, it’s an excellent romp through a series for AC superfans.
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered | PS4
Head back to the Revolutionary War in colonial America as Connor, a Native American assassin. Fight to free the Native American people from the grasp of colonizers of the 17th century. Master a new set of weapons, skills, and abilities as you trek through the battlefields of 1775’s war grounds, all with a fresh coat of pain in the remastered edition. Enjoy all of the game’s DLC, including the Tyranny of King Washington and the Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered title. Though this AC entry saw mixed reviews, I loved the combat and weapons at Connor’s disposal.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate | PS4
Travel to London during the Industrial Revolution in 1868 and fight to form a brotherhood in this corrupt city. Take control of twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye, each with their skills and abilities. Swap between these two siblings interchangeably during the story and fight against corrupt upper-class tyrants to make this French city a haven for those who join your order. I enjoyed my time with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and it’s the game that got me to come back to the franchise after the awful launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Hohokum | PS4
Enjoy a cute and calm adventure in Hohokum, where players become flying kite creatures traveling the world, meeting new friends, and navigating puzzles. It’s an adorable title that’s great for gamers of any age.
PlayStation Plus Premium | Classics Updates
On top of the titles mentioned above, those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus Premium get can play several additional titles, which you can see below:
- Yakuza 3 Remastered | PS4
- Yakuza 4 Remastered | PS4
- Yakuza 5 Remastered | PS5
- Limbo | PS4
- Ultra Street Fighter IV | PS4
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow | PS3
- Everyday Shooter | PS3
PlayStation Plus Extra Catalog Titles (September 2022)
Check the list below to see what games joined PlayStation Plus Extra in September. Fans of single-player games should have plenty to enjoy here.
Deathloop | PS5
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 into 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 in 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 with 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 shades 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 it years after its original release.
PlayStation Plus Premium | Classics Updates
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 Extra Catalog 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.
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.)
Bugsnax | PS4/PS5
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 Extra Catalog Titles (July 2022)
The following games are available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members from 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:
Stray | PS4/PS5
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
The 2020 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
PlayStation Plus Premium | Classics Updates
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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