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Complete list of free PlayStation Plus games (updated monthly)

Every month, Sony serves up a fresh batch of free PlayStation Plus games for PlayStation consoles.

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This includes information about the completely redesigned user interface – of which PlayStation Plus is a key part – as well as backwards compatibility details.

Finally, there is the PlayStation Plus collection. This is a library of 18 PS4 backwards compatible games made available for free to PS Plus subscribers when they buy a PS5. It's a fantastic list of games too – check it out below.

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • God of War
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Until Dawn

What are this month's free PlayStation Plus games?

Release Month Games Offered
  • Nioh 2
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection
  • Heavenly Bodies
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Injustice 2
  • Superhot
  • Need for Speed Heat
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Toem (PS5)
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
  • Little Nightmares
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
  • Arcadegeddon
  • God of War
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • FIFA 22
  • Tribes of Midgard
  • Curse of the Dead Gods
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
  • Slay the Spire
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Team Sonic Racing
  • Ghostrunner
  • Ghost of Tsushima: Legends
  • Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition (PS5 only)
  • Persona 5 Strikers
  • Dirt 5
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Godfall: Challenger Edition
  • LEGO DC Super-Villains
  • Mortal Shell
  • The Persistence (PS VR)
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (PS VR)
  • Until You Fall (PS VR)
  • Knockout City
  • First Class Trouble
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PS4)
  • The Persistence (PS VR)
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (PS VR)
  • Until You Fall (PS VR)
  • Hell Let Loose (PS5)
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • PGA Tour 2K21
  • Overcooked: All You Can Eat! (PS5)
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds
  • Hitman 2
  • Hunter's Arena: Legends
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborvillk
  • Tennis World Tour 2
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • WWE 2K Battlegrounds
  • Operation: Tango (PS5)
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last (PS5)
  • Battlefield V
  • Stranded Deep
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm (PS5)
  • Days Gone
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Maquette (PS5)
  • Destruction AllStars
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Farpoint
  • Destruction AllStars (PS5)
  • Control: Ultimate Edition
  • Concrete Genie
  • Maneater (PS5)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Greedfall
  • Worms Rumble
  • Just Cause 4
  • Rocket Arena
  • Bugsnax
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
  • Need for Speed: Payback
  • Vampyr
  • Street Fighter V (PS4)
  • PUBG: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PS4)
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (PS4)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered (PS4)
  • NBA 2K20 (PS4)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4)
  • Erica (PS4)
  • Call of Duty: WWII (PS4)
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 (PS4)
  • Cities: Skylines (PS4)
  • Farming Simulator 19 (PS4)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
  • DiRT Rally 2.0 (PS4)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
  • Sonic Forces (PS4)
  • Bioshock: The Collection (PS4)
  • The Sims 4 (PS4)
  • Firewall Zero Hour (PSVR)
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
  • Goat Simulator (PS4)
  • Titanfall 2 (PS4)
  • Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame (PS4)
  • Nioh (PS4)
  • Outlast 2 (PS4)
  • The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
  • MLB The Show 2019 (PS4)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)
  • Darksiders III (PS4)
  • WipeOut Omega Collection (PS4)
  • Sniper Elite 4 (PS4)
  • Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
  • Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4)
  • Sonic Mania (PS4)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
  • Overcooked (PS4)
  • Conan Exiles (PS4)
  • The Surge (PS4)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (PS4)
  • The Witness (PS4)
  • For Honor (PS4)
  • Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4)
  • Divekick (PS3/Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
  • Gunhouse (PS4/Vita)
  • Rogue Aces (PS4/Vita)
  • Steep (PS4)
  • Portal Knights (PS4)
  • Zone of the Enders (PS3)
  • Amplitude (PS3)
  • Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (Vita/PS4)
  • Super Mutant Alien Assault (Vita)
  • Soma (PS4)
  • Onrush (PS4)
  • Steredenn: Classic (PS3)
  • SteinsGate (PS3)
  • Iconoclasts (PS4/Vita)
  • Papers, Please (Vita)
  • Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4)
  • Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PS3)
  • Arkedo Series (PS3)
  • Burly Men At Sea (PS4/Vita)
  • Roundabout (PS4/Vita)
  • Friday the 13th: The Game (PS4)
  • Laser League (PS4)
  • Knowledge is Power (PlayLink)
  • Master Reboot (PS3)
  • The Bridge (PS4/PS4/Vita)
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS4/Vita)
  • 2064: Read Only Memories (PS4/Vita)
  • Destiny 2 (PS4)
  • God of War III Remastered (PS4)
  • Knowledge is Power (PlayLink)
  • Here They Lie (PSVR)
  • Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (PS4/PS3/Vita)
  • QUBE Director's Cut (PS4/PS3)
  • Foul Play (PS4/Vita)
  • Sparkle 2 (Vita)
  • Mafia III (PS4)
  • Dead By Daylight (PS4)
  • Knowledge is Power (PlayLink)
  • Here They Lie (PSVR)
  • Bound By Flame (PS3)
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE (PS3)
  • Draw Slasher (PS Vita)
  • Space Hulk (PS Vita)
  • Absolver (PS4)
  • Heavy Rain (PS4)
  • Rayman 3 HD (PS3)
  • Extreme Exorcism (PS3)
  • Space Overlords (Vita/PS4)
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (Vita)
  • XCOM 2 (PS4)
  • Trials Fusion (PS4)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (PS3)
  • Zombie Driver HD Complete Edition (PS3)
  • Squares (Vita)
  • Atomic Ninjas (Vita)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)
  • Rayman Legends (PS4)
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords (PS3)
  • Eat Them! (PS3)
  • King Oddball (Vita)
  • Furmins (Vita)
  • Mad Max (PS4)
  • Trackmania Turbo (PS4)
  • In Space We Brawl (PS3)
  • Toy Home (PS3)
  • 99 Vidas (Vita)
  • Q*Bert Rebooted (Vita/PS3/PS4)
  • Bloodborne (PS4)
  • Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
  • Legend of Kay (PS3)
  • Mighty No. 9 (PS3/PS4)
  • Claire: Extended Cut (PS4/Vita)
  • Bombing Busters (PS4/Vita)
  • RiME (PS4)
  • Knack (PS4)
  • Spelunker HD (PS3)
  • Mugen Souls Z (PS3)
  • Grand Kingdom (PS4/Vita)
  • Exile's End (PS4)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)
  • Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4)
  • Sacred 3 (PS3)
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PS3)
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4/Vita)
  • Uncanny Valley (PS4/Vita)
  • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of the Legendary Legends (PS4)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR)
  • That's You! (PS4)
  • Xblaze Lost: Memories (PS3)
  • Syberia Collection (PS3)
  • Forma 8 (PS4/Vita)
  • Wanted Corp (Vita)
  • Worms Battlegrounds (PS4)
  • Bound (PS4)
  • R-Type Dimensions (PS3)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu (PS3)
  • Dungeon Punks (PS4/Vita)
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (Vita)
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
  • Amnesia: Collection (PS4)
  • RIGS: Mechanised Combat League (PSVR)
  • That's You (PS4)
  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds (PS3)
  • Hustle Kings (PS3)
  • Hue (PS4/Vita)
  • Sky Force Anniversary (PS4/Vita)
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
  • Child of Light (PS4)
  • RIGS: Mechanised Combat League (PSVR)
  • That's You (PS4)
  • Truck Racer (PS3)
  • Handball 2016 (PS3)
  • We Are Doomed (PS4/Vita)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend (PS4/Vita)
  • Just Cause 3 (PS4)
  • Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry (PS4)
  • That's You (PS4)
  • Super Motherload (PS3)
  • Snake Ball (PS3)
  • Downwell (PS Vita)
  • Level 22 (PS Vita)
  • Until Dawn (PS4)
  • Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series (PS4)
  • Tokyo Jungle (PS3)
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection (PS3)
  • Element4l (PS Vita)
  • Don't Die, Mr Robot (PS Vita)
  • Killing Floor 2 (PS4)
  • Life is Strange (PS4)
  • Abyss Odyssey (PS3)
  • WRC 5 (PS3)
  • Neon Chrome (PS4, Vita)
  • Spy Chameleon (PS4, Vita)
  • Alienation (PS4)
  • Tales from the Borderlands (PS4)
  • Blood Knights (PS3)
  • Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants (PS3)
  • Laser Disco Defenders (PS4, Vita)
  • Type: Rider (PS4, Vita)
  • Drawn to Death (PS4)
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PS4)
  • 10 Second Ninja X (PS4, Vita)
  • Curses 'N Chaos (PS4, Vita)
  • Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom (PS3)
  • Alien Rage (PS3)
  • Tearaway Unfolded (PS4)
  • Disc Jam (PS4)
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (PS3)
  • Earth Defense Force 2025 (PS3)
  • Lumo (PS4, Vita)
  • Severed (Vita)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
  • Not a Hero (PS4)
  • Starwhal (PS4, PS3)
  • Anna: Extended Edition (PS3)
  • Ninja Senki DX (PS4, Vita)
  • TorqueL (PS4, Vita)
  • Day of the Tentacle: Remastered (PS4, Vita)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4)
  • Blazerush (PS3)
  • The Swindle (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Azkend 2: The World Beneath (PS4, Vita)
  • Titan Souls (PS4, Vita)
  • Stories: The Path of Destinies (PS4)
  • Invisible, Inc. (PS4)
  • Hyper Void (PS4, PS3)
  • Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Color Guardians (PS4, Vita)
  • VVVVVV (Vita)
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PS4)
  • The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PS4)
  • Dirt 3 (PS3)
  • Costume Quest 2 (PS3)
  • Letter Quest Remastered (PS4, Vita)
  • Pumped BMX+ (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Resident Evil (PS4)
  • Transformers: Devastation (PS4)
  • Mad Riders (PS3)
  • From Dust (PS3)
  • Code: Realize ヨ Guardian of Rebirth (Vita)
  • Actual Sunlight (Vita)
  • Lords of the Fallen (PS4)
  • Journey (PS4, PS3)
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3)
  • Datura (PS3)
  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Amnesia: Memories (Vita)
  • Tricky Towers (PS4)
  • Rebel Galaxy (PS4)
  • Yakuza 5 (PS3)
  • Retro/Grade (PS3)
  • Patapon 3 (Vita, PSP)
  • Ultratron (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar (PS3)
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell (PS4)
  • Furi (PS4)
  • Fat Princess (PS3)
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (PS3)
  • Prince of Persia: Revelations (Vita, PSP)
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (Vita)
  • NBA 2K16 (PS4)
  • Gone Home: Console Edition (PS4)
  • Echochrome (PS3)
  • Siren: Blood Curse (PS3)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (Vita, PSP)
  • Little Deviants (Vita)
  • Tropico 5 (PS4)
  • Table Top Racing: World Tour (PS4)
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (PS3)
  • Locoroco: Cocoreccho! (PS3)
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra (PS4, Vita)
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Vita, PSP)
  • Dead Star (PS4)
  • Zombi (PS4)
  • I Am Alive (PS3)
  • Savage Moon (PS3)
  • A Virus Named TOM (Vita)
  • Shutshimi (PS4, Vita)
  • Broforce (PS4)
  • Galak-Z: The Dimensional (PS4)
  • Super Stardust HD (PS3)
  • The Last Guy (PS3)
  • Flame Over (PS4, Vita)
  • Reality Fighters (Vita)
  • Helldivers (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Pixeljunk: Nom Nom Galaxy (PS4)
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
  • Grid Autosport (PS3)
  • Lemmings Touch (Vita)
  • Nova-111 (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Hardware: Rivals (PS4)
  • Grim Fandango Remastered (PS4, Vita)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
  • Nihilumbra (Vita)
  • History Legends of War (Vita)
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)
  • King's Quest ヨ Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (PS4)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3)
  • SSX (PS3)
  • Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (Vita)
  • Freedom Wars (Vita)
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two (PS4)
  • Magicka 2 (PS4)
  • Dragon Fin Soup (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Mass Effect 2 (PS3)
  • Beyond Good and Evil HD (PS3)
  • Invizimals (Vita, PSP)
  • Broken Age (PS4, Vita)
  • Super Meat Boy (PS4, Vita)
  • Unmechanical Extended (PS4, PS3)
  • KickBeat (PS3, Vita)
  • Kung Fu Rabbit (PS3, Vita)
  • Chariot (PS3)
  • Grow Home (PS4)
  • Super Time Force Ultra (PS4, Vita)
  • Twisted Metal (PS3)
  • Teslagrad (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • La-Mulana EX (Vita)
  • Xeodrifter (PS4, Vita)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4)
  • Limbo (PS4)
  • God of War: Ascension (PS3)
  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (PS3, Vita)
  • Rocket League (PS4)
  • Styx: Master of Shadows (PS4)
  • Rain (PS3)
  • MouseCraft (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved (Vita)
  • Entwined (PS4)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
  • Skulls of the Shogun: Bona-a-Fide Edition (PS4)
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (PS3)
  • Cloudberry Kingdom (PS3)
  • Futuridium EP Deluxe (PS4, Vita)
  • Super Exploding Zoo (PS4, Vita)
  • Driveclub: PlayStation Plus Edition (PS4)
  • Ether One (PS4)
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PS4)
  • The Unfinished Swan (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Race the Sun (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Murasaki Baby (Vita)
  • Hohokum (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Tower of Guns (PS4, PS3)
  • Never Alone (PS4)
  • Dishonored (PS3)
  • Aaru's Awakening (PS4, PS3)
  • Killzone: Mercenary (Vita)
  • MonsterBag (Vita)
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4)
  • Papa & Yo (PS3)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (PS3)
  • OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4, Vita)
  • CounterSpy (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Apotheon (PS4)
  • Transistor (PS4)
  • Thief (PS3)
  • Yakuza 4 (PS3)
  • Rogue Legacy (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Kick & Fennick (Vita)
  • InFamous: First Light (PS4)
  • The Swapper (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • 201Prototype 2 (PS3)
  • DuckTales; Remastered (PS3)
  • Woah Dave! (PS4, Vita)
  • Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PS3, Vita)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us ヨ Ultimate Edition (PS4)
  • Secret Ponchos (PS4)
  • Hitman HD Trilogy (PS3)
  • Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (PS3)
  • Final Horizon (Vita)
  • Titan Attacks! (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PS4, Vita)
  • SteamWorld Dig (PS4, Vita)
  • Frozen Synapse Prime (PS3)
  • Luftrausers (PS3, Vita)
  • The Hungry Horde (Vita)
  • Escape Plan (PS4, Vita)
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail (PS4)
  • Spelunky (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (PS3)
  • Pix the Cat (PS4, Vita)
  • Rainbow Moon (PS3, Vita)
  • Velocity 2X (PS4, Vita)
  • Sportsfriends (PS4, PS3)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3, Vita)
  • Hoard (PS3)
  • TxK (Vita)
  • Joe Danger (Vita)
  • Road Not Taken (PS4)
  • Fez (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Crysis 3 (PS3)
  • Proteus (PS3, Vita)
  • Metrico (Vita)
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Vita)
  • TowerFall Ascension (PS4, Vita)
  • Strider (PS4)
  • Dead Space 3 (PS3)
  • Vessel (PS3)
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Vita)
  • Doki-Doki Universe (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (PS4, Vita)
  • Trine 2: Complete Story (PS4)
  • NBA 2K14 (PS3)
  • Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (PS3, Vita)
  • Dragon's Crown (Vita)
  • Surge Deluxe (Vita)
  • Stick it to the Man! (PS4)
  • Payday 2 (PS3)
  • Muramasa Rebirth (Vita)
  • Everybody's Golf (Vita)
  • Puppeteer (PS3)
  • Mercenary Kings (PS4)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PS3)
  • Hotline Miami (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • MotoGP 13 (Vita)
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3, Vita)
  • Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PS4)
  • Tomb Raider (PS3)
  • PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate (Vita)
  • Smart As... (Vita)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3)
  • Metro: Last Light (PS3)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Next (Vita)
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip (Vita)
  • BioShock Infinite (PS3)
  • Outlast (PS4)
  • DmC: Devil May Cry (PS3)
  • Soul Sacrifice (Vita)
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extended (Vita)
  • Borderlands 2 (PS3)
  • Don't Starve (PS4)
  • Grid 2 (PS3)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Vita)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Vita, PSP)
  • Guacamelee! (PS3, Vita)
  • Contrast (PS4)
  • Resogun (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
  • MotorStorm: RC (PS3, Vita)
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (Vita)
  • Remember Me (PS3)
  • Far Cry 3 (PS3)
  • Street Fighter X Tekken (Vita)
  • Touch My Katamari (Vita)
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (PS3)
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3)
  • Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
  • Urban Trial Freestyle (Vita)
  • New Little King's Story (Vita)
  • The Jak and Daxter Trilogy (PS3, Vita)
  • Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PS3, Vita)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3)
  • Lego Lord of the Rings (Vita)
  • When Vikings Attack! (PS3, Vita)
  • Mafia II (PS3)
  • Spec Ops: The Line (PS3)
  • Battlefield 3 (PS3)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (Vita)
  • Unit 13 (Vita)
  • Payday: The Heist (PS3)
  • Saints Row: The Third (PS3)
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3)
  • Ico & Shadow of the Colossus (PS3)
  • Demon's Souls (PS3)
  • Rayman Origins (Vita)
  • Coconut Dodge: Revitalised (Vita)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3)
  • Thomas Was Alone (PS3, Vita)
  • Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
  • Catherine (PS3)
  • Malicious (PS3)
  • Sine Mora (Vita)
  • Velocity Ultra (Vita)
  • Puddle (Vita)
  • Okami HD (PS3)
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PS3)
  • The Cave (PS3)
  • Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (Vita)
  • Lumines Electronic Symphony (Vita)
  • Mass Effect 3 (PS3)
  • Dead or Alive 5 (PS3)
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Vita)
  • The Pinball Arcade (Vita)
  • Sleeping Dogs (PS3)
  • Quantum Conundrum (PS3)
  • F1 Race Stars (PS3)
  • Wipeout 2048 (Vita)
  • Knytt Underground (PS3, Vita)
  • BioShock 2 (PS3)
  • Guardians of Middle-earth (PS3)
  • Mortal Kombat (PS3)
  • Gotham City Imposters (PS3)
  • Chronovolt (Vita)
  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (Vita)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita)
  • Gravity Rush (Vita)
  • Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
  • Limbo (PS3)
  • Vanquish (PS3)
  • Big Sky Infinity (PS3, Vita)
  • Crysis 2 (PS3)
  • Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One (PS3)
  • Cubixx HD (PS3)
  • Starhawk (PS3)
  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (PS3)
  • Bulletstorm (PS3)
  • Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (PS3)
  • Retro/Grade (PS3)
  • Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
  • Machinarium (PS3)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (PS3)
  • Double Dragon Neon (PS3)
  • Rock of Ages (PS3)
  • Dead Space 2 (PS3)
  • Just Cause 2 (PS3)
  • Borderlands (PS3)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3)
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (PS3)
  • Saints Row 2 (PS3)
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (PS3)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PS3)
  • Chime Super Deluxe (PS3)
  • Darksiders (PS3)
  • Renegade Ops (PS3)
  • Outland (PS3)
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (PS3)
  • Awesomenauts (PS3)
  • Max Payne (PS3)
  • Velocity (PS3, Vita)
  • LA Gridlock (PS3, Vita)
  • Hamsterball (PS3)
  • Wakeboarding HD (PS3)
  • Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (PS3)
  • Skyfighter (PS3)
  • Ricochet HD (PS3)
  • Mushroom Wars (PS3)
  • Magic Orbz (PS3)
  • Smash Cars (PS3)
  • Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed (PS3)
  • Shank 2 (PS3)
  • Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Golf Mania (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Silent Hill (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Trine 2 (PS3)
  • Sly Raccoon (PS3, Vita)
  • Jet Rider (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Farm Frenzy 2 (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • The Impossible Game (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Final Fantasy V (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Hungry Giraffe (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Farm Frenzy (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • The Simpsons Arcade Game (PS3)
  • Far Cry 2 (PS3)
  • Voodoo Dive (PS3)
  • Rally Cross (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Arc the Lad (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • TrailBlazer (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Stick Man Rescue (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Back to the Future: The Game (PS3)
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS3)
  • Cool Boarders (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Sneezies (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Orbit (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Marvel Pinball (PS3)
  • Hydrophobia Prophecy (PS3)
  • Rumble Trucks (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Where is My Heart? (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Crash Bandicoot (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Crash Team Racing (PS3, Vita, PSP)
  • Costume Quest (PS3)
  • 1000 Tiny Claws (PS3, PSP)
  • Speedball 2: Evolution (PS3, PSP)
  • Street Smart (PS3, PSP)
  • Dead Nation (PS3, Vita)
  • Alien Zombie Death (PS3, PSP)
  • Age of Zombies (PS3, PSP)
  • Plants vs Zombies (PS3)
  • Altered Beast (PS3)
  • Jelly Pops (PS3, PSP)
  • Kaleidoscope (PS3, PSP)
  • Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PS3, PSP)
  • Comix Zone (PS3)
  • Crash Commando (PS3)
  • Rayman (PS3, PSP)
  • OMG-Z! (PS3, PSP)
  • Bashi Blocks (PS3, PSP)
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (PS3)
  • Golden Axe (PS3)
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (PS3, PSP)
  • Dr Maybee and the Adventures of Scarygirl (PS3, PSP)
  • JellyCar 2 (PS3, PSP)
  • Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar! (PS3, PSP)
  • Castle Crashers (PS3)
  • Burnout Paradise (PS3)
  • Magic the Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers (PS3)
  • Streets of Rage 2 (PS3)
  • James Pond 2: Codename RoboCod (PS3, PSP)
  • Babel: The King of the Blocks (PS3, PSP)
  • The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character (PS3, PSP)
  • Red Faction: Battlegrounds (PS3)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PS3)
  • Prince of Persia Classic (PS3)
  • Creatures: Raised in Space (PS3, PSP)
  • Du�l Invaders (PS3, PSP)
  • Dynogems (PS3, PSP)
  • Pain (PS3)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (PS3)
  • Astro Tripper (PS3)
  • Guilty Gear (PS3, PSP)
  • Pix'n Love Rush (PS3, PSP)
  • Enigmo (PS3, PSP)
  • Magician Lord (PS3)
  • Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West (PS3)
  • Karimogi (PS3, PSP)
  • BreakQuest (PS3, PSP)
  • I Must Run! (PS3, PSP)
  • Stacking (PS3)
  • Flying Hamster (PS3, PSP)
  • A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! (PS3, PSP)
  • Samurai Showdown (PS3)
  • Shatter (PS3)
  • Pipe Madness (PS3, PSP)
  • Kahoots (PS3, PSP)
  • G-Police (PS3, PSP)
  • Cuboid (PS3)
  • Bubble Trubble (PS3, PSP)
  • Dracula: Undead Awakening (PS3, PSP)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (PS3, PSP)
  • LittleBigPlanet: Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves (PS3)
  • Critter Crunch (PS3)
  • Bloons (PS3, PSP)
  • Vempire (PS3, PSP)
  • Syphon Filter (PS3, PSP)
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3)
  • Aero Racer (PS3, PSP)
  • Yetisports (PS3, PSP)
  • Kula World (PS3, PSP)
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (PS3)
  • Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (PS3)
  • Vector TD (PS3, PSP)
  • Echoes (PS3, PSP)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS3, PSP)
  • Zen Pinball (PS3)
  • Blast-Off (PS3, PSP)
  • Alien Zombie Death (PS3, PSP)
  • MediEvil (PS3, PSP)
  • Wipeout HD (PS3)
  • Age of Zombies (PS3, PSP)
  • Fieldrunners (PS3, PSP)
  • Destruction Derby (PS3, PSP)
  • LittleBigPlanet (PS3)

What is PlayStation Plus?

Unlike the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 requires users to subscribe to Sony's PlayStation Plus service in order to play most games online. Paying for something that used to be free might not sound particularly appealing, but Sony makes up for it by offering a hearty selection of free PS3, PS4, and PS Vita games to PlayStation Plus subscribers every single month.

With the current generation of consoles so reliant on Internet connectivity, investing in a premium PlayStation Network account is something definitely worth considering. While it is free to sign up for the Network and get some basic functionality, PlayStation Plus delivers the premium access you really want.

In particular, a PlayStation Plus subscription allows you to play your games online against your friends. With more and more games emphasising their online multiplayer modes, PlayStation Plus is becoming increasingly necessary for getting the most out of your console.

PlayStation Plus membership plans

PlayStation Plus recently underwent a name change and is now called PlayStation Plus Essential. This is to differentiate it from two new versions of the PlayStation Plu service in Australia.

PlayStation Plus Extra is a new, premium version of PlayStation Plus. This includes all the same perks as the base service, plus an additional 400 PS4 and PS5 games that you can download and play at no extra charge. A subscription to PlayStation Plus Extra will set you back $134.95 per year or $18.95 on a per-month basis.

Finally, there's PlayStation Plus Deluxe. This is identical to PlayStation Plus Extra but with the addition of a classic library of PlayStation games from the PS3, PS2 and PS1 era. It also includes game trials. It costs $154.95 per year and $21.95 per month, respectively.

"Free" games

While it would be nice to play online for free, there's no denying Sony packs a lot of value into each PlayStation Plus membership. In addition to the online multiplayer, PlayStation Plus subscribers get 2 free games every month for the PS4.

These range from full AAA titles like Until Dawn and NBA 2K16 to smaller indie experiences like Gone Home and Not a Hero.

Once you add these games to your PlayStation account, they are yours to play for as long as you maintain your PlayStation Plus subscription. If you don't add them to your library during the month they are free, though, you'll miss out entirely.

PlayStation Plus subscribers also enjoy an exclusive PlayStation Plus discount on select games and video content available through the PlayStation Store. These range from 10% off pre-orders and new releases to massive PlayStation Plus-only sales with games discounted by as much as 90%.

Better yet, any discounted games you buy with your PlayStation Plus membership will remain in your account even if you cancel your membership.

Key PlayStation Plus features

  1. The ability to enjoy online multiplayer.
  2. 2 free games per month for the PS4.
  3. Exclusive PlayStation Plus discounts on the PlayStation Store.
  4. Access to Share Play, a feature where your friends can play your games remotely, even if they don't own the game themselves.
  5. 10GB of online storage space for PS4 game save files.
  6. 1GB of online storage space for PS3 game save files.
  7. 1GB of online storage space for Vita game save files.
  8. The opportunity to join in on regular community events.
  9. Access to a library of classic UEFA Champions League games.

How much does PlayStation Plus cost in Australia?

There are 3 PlayStation Plus price tiers to consider, but the exact same features are offered in each – it is only the term of the subscription that changes. Like most services, the longer you sign up for in advance, the less you end up paying in the long run. Unless you're particularly tight for cash, we recommend going for the full 12-month subscription. If you're like most subscribers, once you've enjoyed the benefits of PlayStation Plus discounts and free games every month, you'll never look back. However, before you buy, be sure to keep an eye out for deals through the various retailers as discounts can often be found.

DurationPriceWhere to purchase
1 month$11.95PlayStation Store
3 months$33.95PlayStation Store | JB Hi-Fi
12 months$79.95PlayStation Store | JB Hi-Fi

Can I try PlayStation Plus for free?

If you haven't subscribed to PlayStation Plus before, you can take advantage of the PlayStation Plus free trial to test out the service for 14 days at no cost. You can register for the PlayStation Plus free trial through the PlayStation Store, but you'll need to add payment details to your PlayStation account if you haven't done so already.

How do I get my PlayStation Plus free games?

Once you've subscribed to PlayStation Plus, each month's free games will show up automatically on your console dashboard and in the PlayStation Store under the PlayStation Plus free games section. You will notice the price of these games is now free and you can "purchase" them to add them to your PlayStation library. They will remain playable for the life of your subscription, so you don't have to worry about them disappearing at the end of the month.

How does PlayStation Plus compare to competing services?

PlayStation Plus compares favourably against Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold service, coming in at $10 cheaper over the term of a year and offering more free games per month. That said, the Xbox Games with Gold program tends to offer more premium AAA titles in its monthly catalogue of free games, so there is a payoff to consider there. Nintendo has yet to implement its online service for the Nintendo Switch, but it plans to offer basic online multiplayer along with a couple of free classic games every month at a budget price of $29.95 for a year. However, the depth of the service and the catalogue of available and upcoming titles is not comparable to the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One.

However, these free games do come with a few caveats. PlayStation Plus subscribers must "purchase" a month's selection of games before that month is up. If they don't, they won't be able to go back and download those games at a later time. "Purchasing" in this case simply means loading up the PlayStation Store website, adding the free games to your cart, and checking out. It'll cost you nothing, and you'll then be able to download and play those games indefinitely, so long as you maintain an active PlayStation Plus subscription.

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