Sony gamers have patiently waited for Playstations’ answer to Xbox Game Pass. This year we finally received a substantial update to PS Plus that has the potential to rival Microsofts subscription. While some notable features are missing, like day one releases for Sony studio titles, PS Plus premium still offers a significant amount of games for Playstation players to dive into. Aside from what’s listed here, PS Plus Premium provides over 100 new and classic titles available for download or streaming.
The Big Hitters Available On PS Plus Premium
Spider-Man Miles Morales: The Best Spider-Man Videogame
The Wall-crawler has starred in his fair share of video games, but none are as fun as Spider-Man Miles Morales. Miles Morales is a spinoff of Insomniacs Spider-Man, featuring the Harlem native. Everything from the advanced combat, winter setting, and heartfelt story make this gem shine brighter than the Chrysler building. It’s a great game to play over the holiday season while we wait for Spider-Man 2.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade: A Classic Re-imagined
Final Fantasy 7 Remake pushed the boundaries of what we can expect from a remake. The game now looks better than ever after being optimized for the Playstation 5. With Intergrade, FF7 runs at a smooth 60fps and features the charming Yuffie DLC. Fans of Final Fantasy will love what Square Enix has done with the beloved property. And newcomers will be presented with an easily digestible Japanese RPG. Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is a must-play for PS Plus Premium subscribers.
Rainbow Six Siege: Tactical Combat At Its Finest
Rainbow Six Siege has been a fan favorite for years, and now it’s free to play for all PS Plus Premium subscribers. The Tom Clancy game put’s you in the boots of a Rainbow Six team member. You’ll battle terrorists and other teams in a slew of different mission styles using tactical team-based combat. The game has been around for a few years now, but with its constant updates and large player base, there has never been a better time to get into this shooter.
Ghost Of Tsushima Directors Cut: The Way Of The Warrior
The best samurai games make you feel like an ancient warrior fighting for honor. Ghost of Tsushima delivers this feeling in spades. And with the directors cut available for PS5 owners, you can fight for your family’s honor in glorious 4k.
Ghost of Tsushima boasts a large open world, fantastic sword combat, and rich Japanese lore. It’s one of the best games made for the PS4, and the directors cut available on PS Plus Premium is the best way to experience it.
Stray: Post-Apocalyptic Cat Adventures
Stray puts you in the paws of an adorable feline protagonist. As the stray cat, you’ll encounter robot friends and enemies searching for a way back home. Stray caught the hearts of many gamers in 2022, even nabbing the trophy for the best indie game at The Game Awards.
It also surprised us with a free day-one release for PS Plus Premium subscribers, giving us hope Sony may do the same for other Playstation exclusives down the line.
Great Games You May Have Missed Available On PS Plus Premium
Demon Souls: The Original Souls Game
One of the best PS5 launch titles is now on PS Plus Premium. Demon’s Souls is a remake of the original PS3 title. The remake remains as punishing as the original but is a great entry point into the Souls game genre.
If you can handle the steep difficulty, Demon’s Soul will reward you with a stellar story and a lifelong love for Souls games.
Hollow Knight: A Metroidvania Classic
The Metroidvania genre is known for its 2D action combat and intricate labyrinth-like level design. None in the genre accomplishes this better than Hollow Knight. The nameless insect protagonist is as cute as he is fierce.
The simple-to-learn yet difficult-to-master combat is unparalleled in the genre, and the ever-growing underground levels will leave you desperate to explore further. Hollow Knight is a must-play for Metroidvania fans and newcomers.
Death Stranding Directors Cut: Hideo Kojima’s Postal Service
Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima’s first game after parting ways with Konami and the Metal Gear Series. The game is as weird as it is beautiful, just like we’d expect from Kojima. You take on the role of a post-apocalyptic postman tasked with delivering important items worldwide. There are also submarine babies, invisible rain monsters, and Guillermo Del Toro.
If you missed Kojima’s masterpiece the first time, now is a great time to pick it up on PS Plus Premium.
Hidden Gems In The PS Plus Premium Library
Blasphemous: Brutal Medievil Metroidvania Action
Blasphemous is a gory, punishing, and brutal Metroidvania set in a fictional Roman-Catholic-inspired world. You play as the Pentintent One, a resurrected religious zealot seeking sacred relics throughout the land.
On your journey, you’ll encounter numerous grotesque creatures all hell-bent on killing you in the most vicious ways. Blasphemous’s tough difficulty and religious iconography may not be for everyone, but being on PS Plus Premium opens it up to a larger audience than ever before.
Telling Lies: The Truth Will Set You Free
Before Sam Barlow released Marissa Marcel into the world to near-universal acclaim, he directed the detective FMV game, Telling Lies.
Telling Lies acts much like Immortality, having the player search through well-acted clips in hopes of piecing together a branching narrative. The acting in Telling Lies is some of the best we’ve seen in an FMV game, and the mystery of who can be trusted will keep you enthralled until the end. If you’re looking to scratch a specific itch after playing Immortality, Telling Lies is the best game for the job.
Missing: JJ Macfield and The Island of Memories
Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories is a 2D puzzle platformer with a minimalist but beautiful art style. The story follows JJ as she travels through the physical manifestations of her nightmares.
The game’s representation of queer characters, self-doubt, and mental health crises create a standout experience. The compelling narrative is one that any PS Plus Premium subscriber should not miss.
Towerfall Ascension: The Ouya’s Greatest Game Now Available on Playstation
The Ouya was an android console that failed almost immediately upon launch. Its one redemptive quality was giving us one of the best multiplayer games of all time.
Towerfall was an Ouya exclusive, later re-released as Towerfall Ascension for Xbox and PlayStation. Couch co-op has become a relic of the past, with online gaming taking up most of the multiplayer space. Towerfall Ascension is a true gem featuring fast-paced, hilarious 2D archery that will surely be a hit at any house party.
Celeste: 2D Platforming Perfection
Celeste is a game about a girl trying to climb a mountain. That mountain is as symbolic as physical in this punishing 2D platformer.
Celeste can be as difficult or as easy as you want, with some truly revolutionary accessibility options baked into the game’s mechanics. The story of Celeste still resonates with gamers today and is, without a doubt, one of the best-hidden gems on PS Plus Premium.
Do you agree with our list? Are there any other PS Plus Premium games we should be playing? Let us know in the comments.