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Free PS Plus games for October 2021: Hell Let Loose, Mortal Kombat X, and more

The free PS Plus games for October 2021 are officially on the way, with three very different experiences for fans to dig into across PS4 and PS5.

The new set of free PS Plus Games spans three titles: first up is Hell Let Loose, a 50v50 World War 2 shooter which will be available exclusively to PS5 owners; PGA Tour 2K21 on PS4; and Mortal Kombat X on PS4 as well. You should also be able to play the latter two games on PS5 thanks to backwards compatibility.

The new picks for free PS Plus games will go live starting on Tuesday, October 5 and will remain available to claim through Monday, November 1 - remember, you just need to claim them in the PlayStation Store to add them to your account, you don't have to download right away. You'll also have until Tuesday to grab the September set of free PS Plus games - scroll past this month's set to see what's on offer.

Free PS Plus games for October 2021 

 Hell Let Loose (PS5)

Grounded, World War 2-inspired shooting action is the mission briefing for Hell Let Loose. While tactics are key, chaos is inevitable in 100-player battles, and your best asset is situational awareness since you sure as heck don't have a minimap to keep track of your friends and foes. A special Commander role even lets seasoned players take on RTS-like abilities to influence the battle with powerful abilities. 

 PGA Tour 2K21 (PS4)

The latest entry in 2K's golf series is here, and it's your best chance to try the series out before it likely gets a Tiger-driven facelift in PGA Tour 2K22. Create your own golfer then send them out in competition against real-world pros in exactingly recreated golf courses, then design your own clubhouse and full seasons' worth of competitions and tournaments. 

Mortal Kombat X (PS4) 

This direct follow-up to the Mortal Kombat revival turns the clock (or calendar) forward by 25 years, following Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade's daughter Cassie along with other Kombat Kids in a new tournament - as well as several returning members of the original cast. Choose from multiple fighting styles for each combatant as you take on contenders in the campaign, local multiplayer, or online battles. 

Free PS Plus games for September 2021

  • Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS5)
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds (PS4)
  • Hitman 2 (PS4)

For more PlayStation fun, check out our guide to upcoming PS5 games and find where to find a PS5 restock

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UPDATE: The PS Plus free games appear to have leaked ahead of Sony's official reveal later today. If a new leak on the Polish PS Plus website is to be believed, the December 2019 free games line-up will consist of Monster Energy Supercross and the excellent Titanfall 2. The games will be available to download next week on December 3.

The December 2019 PS Plus free games will be officially revealed at 4.30pm UK on November 27. The games will go live around midday on December 3.

Titanfall 2 is undoubtedly the pick of the bunch, earning a hugely impressive 89% rating on Metacritic.

The big difference between Titanfall 2 and the original game is that the sequel adds a campaign mode.

That's on top of an already excellent multiplayer mode, featuring countless different game types, not to mention new pilots for the powerful mech suits.

PlayStation Plus for December 2019 (Image: SONY)

"Bigger weapons make better friends in Titanfall 2, the epic follow-up to the genre-redefining Titanfall," reads the official description.

"Respawn Entertainment pushes the genre forward once again with a new, innovative single player campaign and multiplayer experience that reaffirms Titanfall 2 as the fastest, most visceral shooter yet.

"Combine and conquer with new titans and pilots, deadlier weapons, and feature-rich customization and progression system that helps you and your titan flow as one unstoppable killing force. Unite and destroy. Become One."

It's also worth remembering that Titanfall 2 is made by the team behind the excellent multiplayer Battle Royale game Apex Legends.

Monster Energy Supercross: The Video Game doesn't fare quite as well on Metacritic, earning an overall score of 67%.

Titanfall 2 on PS4 (Image: EA)

"Race on the official tracks, Daytona included, with the official riders from 250SX and 450SX to experience one of the most spectacular and entertaining racing competition ever!" reads the official description.

"Discover the Track Editor feature for endless gameplay possibilities: select your stadium, create your own track and share it online with your friends.

"Customise your rider and bike with more than 80 official brands and 300 items available and challenge yourself in conquering the top of the leaderboard.

"Race alone or against players from all over the world thought different offline and online game modes!"

Monster Energy Supercross The Video Game comes to PS Plus (Image: SONY)

PlayStation Plus cheap subscription deals...

If you're new to the PS4, or perhaps have let your PS Plus subscription run out, there are lots of great membership deals available in the run up to Black Friday.

This includes an official deal on the PSN website. Representing a sizeable saving of 25%, PlayStation fans can get 12 months of PS Plus for just £37.49.

The offer - which is live right now on the PlayStation Store - runs until December 2 at 10am UK time, so there's plenty of time to take advantage of the deal.

Perhaps best of all is that unlike recent Sony PlayStation Plus deals, it's not just accessible to PS4 owners without a subscription.

This means you can take advantage of the deal and stack your membership even if you already subscribe to PS Plus. 

The news was announced as part of a Sony post on the PlayStation Blog: "Black Friday discounts arrive on PlayStation Store today, with massive savings of up to 60% on a huge range of PS4 games.

"Make your mark on the pitch in FIFA 20, blast your way across the galaxy in Borderlands 3, perfect your three-point game in NBA 2K20, keep New York safe from crooks in Marvel’s Spider-Man and live your ideal life of crime in GTA V Premium Online Edition."

According to Sony, more games will be added ahead of Black Friday, while some movies are also available at reduced prices.

"And make sure to keep checking back here, as more games will join the sale from 28 November," the post continues.

"Black Friday discounts also extend to select movies on PlayStation Store as well! Be sure to check them out."

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PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to two action-packed games this December: Respawn Entertainment’s first-person shooter Titanfall 2 and Milestone’s motorcycle racing game Monster Energy Supercross — The Official Videogame. Both PlayStation 4 games will be available as part of PlayStation Plus starting Dec. 3.

Titanfall 2 was released in October 2016, and delivered one of the best sequels and one of the best single-player shooter campaigns this decade. It was one of Polygon’s games of the year for 2016, thanks to its focus on gameplay-first set pieces and thrilling, tightly designed campaign. If you only know the Titanfall universe thanks to Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 is worth downloading from PS Plus. (And if you’re enjoying Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you’ll get more of that Respawn single-player flavor right here.)

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame was released in 2018. The racing game promises a long list of official riders and tracks, hundreds of customization items, and a track editor.

November’s PlayStation Plus games — Team Ninja’s samurai action role-playing game Nioh and first-person horror adventure Outlast 2 — are available to download through Dec. 2.


Sony has announced the free PS Plus games of January 2019, but there's still time to snag December's PlayStation Plus freebies, which include one of the best first-person shooters of the last decade and a motorcross game featuring the Monster Energy brand, if you're into that.

The first game you should download is Titanfall 2 from Respawn. Set in the same universe as the more recent Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 features the tug-of-war mech and on-foot multiplayer combat from the first game, as well as a full-fledged (and excellent) campaign. It was overshadowed by other fall releases, but if you missed it the first time you should take the opportunity to catch up.

The second game of the month is Monster Energy Supercross. The official game of the Monster rally event features customized bikes and riders and a track editor.

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Want to know all about the PS Plus free games available in October 2021? Then you've landed on the right page, as we've got all the details on which PlayStation Plus free games are available right here, along with the PS Plus games you may have missed in previous months (unlucky!).

For those of you who've just signed up and are completely new to the perks of being a PlayStation Plus subscriber, here's how it works. Each month, you’re given a range of free games for the PS5 and PS4 consoles (PS3 and PS Vita games have unfortunately been dropped). PS5 owners will also get access to the PS Plus Collection, which gives you 20 free games to download and play at your leisure. 

This gives you a great way to try PlayStation games you might not otherwise have played, whether they're indie titles that slipped under your radar or titles that were too expensive to buy. 

Remember that PlayStation Plus games are only available for one month – so grab them while you can.

PS 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.

PS 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.

Hitman 2

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.

PS 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.

PS 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.

PS 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.

PS 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.

PS 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. 

PS 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 (PS5)

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 (PS4/PSVR)

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. 

PS 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. 

Concrete Genie

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.

PS Plus free games: January 2021

Top 10 FREE Open World PS4 GAMES 2021

You have less than a week left to claim the last two games PlayStation Plus is offering to subscribers in the ninth year of its Instant Game Collection. The subscription gave out 32 games, in all, in 2019; Were any of these any good? What would they otherwise cost? In short, what do the data say about the value of this PlayStation Plus benefit, which has been a part of the service since 2010?

We’ll try to answer that question for this year as we havethepastfiveyears, along with a few other questions. Such as: How old is the game? Did Sony publish it? What publisher did PlayStation Plus use the most? And did these appear earlier on Xbox Live Games With Gold?

These questions may shed light on where these free games programs are headed, particularly with a new console generation arriving next year in the form of the PlayStation 5.

What about Xbox Live Games With Gold?

Getting Started

In all, there were 32 games in the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection for 2019, with an average Metacritic score of 77.6 and a combined retail price (at the time of the offer) of $894.68.

The Metacritic average is 8.1 points higher than 2018, but the MSRP of the collection is $614.06 less. However, these figures don’t really compare well in light of the fact PlayStation Plus dropped support for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita after February 2018.

That reduced the number of free games offered from six to two (and therefore, the whole dollar value of the collection). Also, by shedding the dead weight of the PlayStation Vita, whose PS Plus games were often poorly reviewed and largely unknown, the catalog’s average critical score surged upward. And deservedly so; many high-quality first-party PS4 games were made available to players this year. It’s just a smaller sample size.

Some titles from January and February were cross-play enabled to one or more platforms; their primary platform is the one listed. After February, all games are for PlayStation 4 only.

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  • Amplitude(PS3)
  • Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (PS Vita)
  • Portal Knights (PS4)
  • Steep(PS4)
  • Super Mutant Alien Assault (PS Vita)
  • Zone of the Enders HD Collection(PS3)

Average Metacritic score: 65.5

Average age: 2 years, 7 months

Total value: $134.94

Skinny: Amplitude and Steep are sort of hey-it’s-that-guy games that many folks may remember but never picked up. Skiing and a rhythm game are somewhat eclectic, but both are better than their Metacritic suggests, in my book.

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  • Divekick(PS3)
  • For Honor(PS4)
  • Gunhouse(PS Vita)
  • Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots(PS3)
  • Rogue Aces (PS Vita)

Average Metacritic score: 77.2

Average age: 3 years, 10 months

Total value: $122.94

Skinny: In its last month on PS Plus, the PS3 gets a very fitting, very touching send-off with one of the best games ever made for it. Ten years ago, the PS3 inaugurated the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, and with it the consumer expectation that a console’s premium service should toss its loyal customers a bone or two every month. The PS3’s no hero; just an old killer hired to do some wet work.

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • The Witness

Average Metacritic score: 85

Average age: 2 years, 10 months

Total value: $79.98

Skinny: Whoa! Where did that come from? Activision makes the best part of of 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfareavailable for good buddy Sony, and The Witness, which launched the same year, picked up a bathtub full of prestige nominations.

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Average Metacritic score: 70.5

Average age: 1 year, 5 months

Total value: $69.98

Skinny: This is what passes for a middling month now. Both games had a mixed critical reception, but if their genres are your cup of tea (survival action-adventure, or Souls-like action role-playing) it’s like found money.

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  • Overcooked!
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Average Metacritic score: 83

Average age: 2 years, 4 months

Total value: $36.98

Skinny: An indie-only May doesn’t just pull out two any-old titles; What Remains of Edith Finch took Best Narrative at the 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards, and Overcookedwas a grand prize nominee at the 2016 Independent Game Festival. It was followed by a sequel in 2018.

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  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Sonic Mania

Average Metacritic score: 84

Average age: 3 years

Total value: $79.98

Skinny: Can’t argue with the value of three Borderlands games, even if they are five years old or more. Sonic Mania was also a breath of fresh air, celebrating the franchise’s 25th anniversary back in 2017.

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  • Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Horizon Chase Turbo

Average Metacritic score: 78

Average age: 2 years, 6 months

Total value: $49.98

Skinny: Maybe you wondered if Detroit was worth the hype; maybe you thought it wasn’t. Either way, you could find out for yourself for free this month.

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  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Wipeout Omega Collection

Average Metacritic score: 81

Average age: 2 years, 4 months

Total value: $79.98

Skinny: Many will disagree, and for good reasons, but I think Rebellion’s Sniper Elite is a sorely under-rated series. Always happy to see that show up, even in a slow month paired with an older first-party anthology.

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Darksiders 3

Average Metacritic score: 75.5

Average age: 2 years, 6 months

Total value: $79.98

Skinny: Darksiders 3 was nothing special but we raved about Arkham Knight. Sure, it’s four years ago, but if you haven’t played Rocksteady’s Arkham finale yet, this is a month when you definitely feel like you’re getting something for nothing.

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  • MLB The Show 19
  • The Last of Us Remastered

Average Metacritic score: 90.5

Average age: 2 years, 11 months

Total value: $49.98

Skinny: A first-party only October highlighted Sony’s push on the PlayStation Now streaming/download service, which got a price discount and these two titles this month. MLB The Show 19’s career is always a time vortex for baseball fans, and it’s rare to get a AAA sports video game in its current year in one of these programs.

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Average Metacritic score: 78

Average age: 2 years, 8 months

Total value: $49.98

Skinny: Niohwas one of our top 50 games of 2017 and is the rare game that combines quality gameplay with mass-market recognition and cultlike devotion. Its sequel is on the way in March.

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  • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame
  • Titanfall 2

Average Metacritic score: 78

Average age: 2 years, 6 months

Total value: $59.98

Skinny: Titanfall 2 had one of this decade’s best single-player campaigns for a first-person shooter, and is timely here in light of Respawn’s launch of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Orderthe month before. If you liked one, you’ll probably dig the other.

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Wrapping it up

Though Sony Interactive Entertainment itself stopped developing for the platform four years ago, 2019 was the year it finally took the PS Vita to the vet and buried it in the flower garden. Dropping PS3 from PlayStation Plus at the same time means a catalog one third the size of last year’s, but the high quality of the PlayStation 4’s deep library really shone through in 2019. And that’s before you get to third-party standouts like Nioh and Titanfall 2 to close out the year, or the well chosen indie cohort of The Witness and What Remains of Edith Finch, or even games with cult followings like Sniper Elite 4 and Conan Exiles. In all, it was a very strong, very well balanced year of offerings for PlayStation Plus. Games With Gold, which has advantages in backward compatibility and third-party support, looks slapdash by comparison.

Though Microsoft seems determined to drive everyone through its Xbox Game Pass program, especially for the new console generation, it’s less clear what Sony has in mind for its older program in PlayStation Plus. But this year’s focus on fewer, better games, rather than highlighting the lower (and often arbitrary) dollar figure of the catalog, instead draws attention to several titles who more than pay for the $60 subscription fee on their own. There is value in every month of 2019.

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By the Numbers

Average score: 77

Average price: $27.96

Average age: 2 years, 10 months

Highest average Metacritic month: October (90.5) with The Last of Us Remastered (95) and MLB The Show 19 (86).

Highest dollar value month: January ($134.94), with Steep ($29.99), Portal Knights ($19.99), Zone of the Enders HD Collection ($34.99), Amplitude ($19.99), and Super Mutant Alien Assault ($9.99). After PS3 and PS Vita games left the service, it’s there were three months at $79.98 (June, August, and September).

Month with newest games on average: April (1 year, 5 months) with Conan Exiles (May 2018) and The Surge (May 2017).

Lowest average Metacritic month: January (65.5) with Steep (71), Portal Knights (71), Zone of the Enders HD Collection (73), Amplitude (74), Super Mutant Alien Assault (67), and Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (37).

Lowest dollar value month: May ($36.98) with What Remains of Edith Finch ($19.99) and Overcooked! ($16.99)

Month with oldest games on average: February (3 years, 10 months) with For Honor (February 2017), Hitman: the Complete First Season (March 2016), Divekick (August 2013), Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (June 2008), Gunhouse (April 2018) and Rogue Aces (April 2018).

Published by Sony: Four titles: Detroit: Become Human, Wipeout Omega Collection, MLB the Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered.

Publisher with the most titles: Sony. Second most was Ubisoft (Steep and For Honor) and Konami (Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots).

Appeared on Games With Gold earlier:The Witness (April 2018), For Honor (August 2018), Overcooked! (October 2018), and Hitman: The Complete First Season (September 2019).

Total value: $894.68

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Platform Averages

PlayStation 3: 76.5 Metacritic average, 6 years, 5 months old, $19.99 per title.

PlayStation 4 (PS Vita cross-buy excluded): 79.6 Metacritic average, 2 years, 5 months old, $31.53 per title.

PlayStation Vita: 61.5 Metacritic average, 1 year, 4 months old, $14.49 per title.

Apples-to-apples with Xbox Live Games With Gold (PS3 and PS4 only): 79.2 Metacritic average, 3 years old, $29.88 per title.

Highest rated PlayStation 4 game: The Last of Us Remastered (95)

Highest price PlayStation 4 game: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Sniper Elite 4 and Darksiders 3 ($59.99 each).

Lowest rated PlayStation 4 game: Darksiders 3 (64)

Lowest price PlayStation 4 game (PS Vita cross-play excluded): Overcooked! $16.99

Metacritic ranges

90 and up: 2

80 to 89: 11

70 to 79: 12

60 to 69: 6

59 and below: 1

Price ranges:

$40 and up: 4

$30 to $39.99: 5

$25 to $29.99: 5

$20 to $24.99: 0

$15 to $19.99: 14

$10 to $14.99: 2

$5 to $9.99: 1

$4.99 and under: 1


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Title Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release date Addons Ref.JPNAPAL3on3 FreeStyleSports JoyCity JoyCity Dec 9, 2016Dec 6, 2016Feb 22, 2017[1]Adventure CapitalistIncrementalHyper Hippo ProductionsHyper Hippo Productions Unreleased Aug 16, 2016Nov 15, 2016A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XVAction Empty Clip Studios Square Enix Mar 1, 2017Mar 1, 2017Mar 1, 2017AirMech ArenaMultiplayer online battle arenaCarbon Games Ubisoft May 14, 2015May 5, 2015May 7, 2015America's Army: Proving GroundsTactical first-person shooter U.S. ArmyU.S. Army Unreleased Jun 27, 2017Unreleased APB: ReloadedMMO Reloaded Studios K2 NetworkUnreleased Mar 31, 2017Mar 31, 2017Apex LegendsRespawn EntertainmentElectronic ArtsFeb 5, 2019Feb 4, 2019Feb 4, 2019 CP  P Armored WarfareTactical shooter IllFonicMy.comUnreleased Feb 20, 2018Feb 20, 2018Atom UniverseAtom Republic Atom Republic Unreleased Sep 23, 2016Sep 28, 2016 CP  VR [2]Battle AgesReal-time strategy DR Studios505 Games Unreleased Apr 20, 2016Apr 25, 2016BattlebornFirst-person shooter Gearbox Software2K Games Unreleased Jun 6, 2017Jun 13, 2017 P Battle IslandsReal-time strategy DR Studios 505 Games Oct 29, 2014Oct 29, 2014Oct 29, 2014[3]Battle Islands: CommandersReal-time strategy DR Studios 505 Games Unreleased Feb 13, 2017Feb 13, 2017Big City StoriesCity-building Hellfire Games Hellfire Games Unreleased Aug 23, 2016Jan 29, 2019Blacklight: RetributionFirst-person shooter Zombie StudiosZombie Studios Unreleased Nov 15, 2013Nov 29, 2013Bleach: Brave SoulsAction KLabGames KLabGames 2021 2021 2021 [4]Bless UnleashedMMORPGRound 8 Studios Unreleased Oct 22, 2020Oct 22, 2020 P [5]Border BreakThird-person shooter, mecha SegaSega Aug 2, 2018Unreleased Unreleased BrawlhallaFighting, platform Blue Mammoth Games Blue Mammoth Games Oct 17, 2017Oct 17, 2017Oct 17, 2017 CP  P Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Battle royale
  • first-person shooter
Infinity WardActivisionMar 10, 2020Mar 10, 2020Mar 10, 2020 CP Caravan StoriesMassively multiplayer online role-playingAiming Aiming Apr 11, 2019Sep 10, 2019Unreleased Clicker HeroesIncremental Playsaurus Playsaurus Unreleased Mar 7, 2017Mar 7, 2017ClosersAction, side-scroller, massively multiplayer online role-playing Naddic Games Laplace Jun 11, 2019Unreleased Unreleased CrossoutTargem GamesGaijin EntertainmentOct 12, 2017May 30, 2017May 30, 2017CRSED: F.O.A.D.Battle royaleDarkflow Studio Gaijin Entertainment Dec 2, 2020Dec 3, 2020Dec 3, 2020 P CryptractRole-playing Bank of Innovation Lionsfilm Sep 25, 2018Sep 25, 2018Unreleased Darwin ProjectBattle royale Scavengers Studio Scavengers Studio Unreleased Jan 14, 2020Jan 14, 2020DC Universe OnlineMMO Daybreak Game CompanyDaybreak Game Company Unreleased Nov 15, 2013Nov 29, 2013 CP Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Core FightersFighting Team NinjaTecmo Koei Feb 19, 2015Feb 20, 2015Feb 20, 2015Dead or Alive 6: Core FightersFighting Team Ninja Tecmo Koei Mar 15, 2019Mar 15, 2019Mar 15, 2019Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune: BasicSports Team Ninja Koei Tecmo May 16, 2016Unreleased Unreleased DauntlessAction role-playing Phoenix LabsEpic GamesDec 11, 2019May 21, 2019May 21, 2019 CP  P Death Tales
  • Action role-playing
  • platform
Nine Tales Digital Nine Tales Digital Unreleased Mar 21, 2017Unreleased [6]Defiance 2050Third-person shooter Trion WorldsTrion Worlds Unreleased Jul 10, 2018Jul 10, 2018Destiny 2First-person shooter BungieBungie Oct 2, 2019Oct 1, 2019Oct 1, 2019 CP  P Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free EditionAction role-playing, fighting Koei TecmoSquare EnixNov 12, 2018Mar 12, 2019Mar 12, 2019Dogfighter: World War 2Battle royaleIggymob Jun 27, 2019Mar 3, 2020Unreleased [7]Don't Bite Me BroSurvival Arcade Distillery Arcade Distillery Unreleased Mar 21, 2018Unreleased Don't Even ThinkBattle royale Dark Horse Studio Perfect World GamesSep 9, 2019Jul 10, 2019Apr 3, 2020[8]Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 LiteFighting, role-playing DimpsBandai Namco Unreleased Mar 20, 2019Mar 20, 2019Dragon's Dogma OnlineRole-playing Capcom Capcom Aug 31, 2015Unreleased Unreleased  CP Dream C Club: Host Girls on StageLife simulation D3 Publisher D3 Publisher Feb 22, 2014Unreleased Unreleased DreadnoughtSpace combat Yager / Iron Galaxy Six Foot Unreleased Aug 1, 2017Aug 1, 2017 P Dungeon Defenders IITower defense Trendy EntertainmentReverb Triple XP Jun 20, 2017Jun 20, 2017Jun 20, 2017Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires Free AlliancesHack and slash Omega Force Tecmo Koei Unreleased Mar 17, 2014Mar 11, 2014 CP Dynasty Warriors OnlineMMO Koei Tecmo Koei Tecmo Sep 18, 2014Unreleased Unreleased eFootball 2022Sports KonamiKonami Sep 30, 2021Sep 30, 2021Sep 30, 2021eFootball PES 2021 LiteSports PES Productions Konami Dec 7, 2019Dec 7, 2020Dec 7, 2020 P Elemental Knights Online RMassively multiplayer online role-playing Winlight Winlight Feb 4, 2021Feb 4, 2021Feb 4, 2021EternalMassively multiplayer online role-playing Asobimo Asobimo Jul 19, 2021Unreleased Unreleased [9]Fallout ShelterSimulation Bethesda Game StudiosBethesda SoftworksJun 11, 2018Jun 10, 2018Jun 10, 2018Fantasy StrikeFighting Sirlin GamesSirlin Games Unreleased Jul 25, 2019Jul 25, 2019 CP FigureheadsMech-combat Square Enix Square Enix Mar 9, 2017Unreleased Unreleased Fishing PlanetSports Fishing Planet Fishing Planet Unreleased Aug 29, 2017Aug 29, 2017 P [10]FortniteEpic GamesEpic Games Mar 8, 2018Jul 25, 2017Jul 25, 2017 CP  P Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered LiteAction role-playing Square EnixSquare Enix Aug 27, 2020Aug 27, 2020Aug 27, 2020 CP [11]The Four Kings Casino and SlotsCard & board Digital Leisure Digital Leisure Unreleased Dec 8, 2015Feb 23, 2016[12]Frozen Free Fall: Snowball FightPuzzle Disney Interactive Disney Interactive Unreleased Sep 15, 2015Sep 15, 2015Games of GloryAction Lightbulb Club Lightbulb Club Unreleased Apr 25, 2017Apr 25, 2017 CP [13]Gems of WarPuzzle Pipeworks Studios 505 Games Unreleased Nov 13, 2015Nov 13, 2015[3]GenesisMultiplayer online battle arenaRampage Games HL Network Technology Aug 15, 2019Aug 13, 2019Aug 14, 2019 CP [14]Genshin ImpactAction role-playing miHoYo miHoYo Sep 28, 2020Sep 28, 2020Sep 28, 2020 CP GrowtopiaUbisoftUbisoft Unreleased Jul 18, 2019Jul 18, 2019Guns Up!Valkyrie Entertainment Sony Computer Entertainment Unreleased Dec 5, 2015Dec 9, 2015Gwent: The Witcher Card GameCard & board CD Projekt Red CD Projekt Dec 4, 2018Dec 4, 2018Dec 4, 2018 CP H1Z1 Battle RoyaleBattle royaleDaybreak Game Company Daybreak Game Company Apr 18, 2019May 22, 2018May 22, 2018 P Hand of the Gods: Smite TacticsTurn-based strategy Hi-Rez StudiosHi-Rez Studios Unreleased Feb 20, 2018Feb 20, 2018Happy DungeonsTactical RPG Toylogic Toylogic Sep 7, 2017Sep 12, 2017Sep 12, 2017HawkenFirst-person shooter Reloaded Games 505 Games Jul 8, 2016Jul 8, 2016Jul 8, 2016Hex: Card ClashCard & board Hex Entertainment Hex Entertainment Feb 27, 2018Sep 17, 2017Jan 31, 2018 CP Hunter's Arena: LegendsMMORPG Mantisco Mantisco TBA TBA TBA Hustle KingsPool VooFoo Studios Sony Computer Entertainment Unreleased Mar 17, 2015Feb 18, 2015 M  VR Hyper Scape
  • Battle royale
  • first-person shooter
Ubisoft MontrealUbisoftAug 11, 2020Aug 11, 2020Aug 11, 2020Idle Champions of the Forgotten RealmsCasual Codename Entertainment Codename Entertainment Unreleased Dec 11, 2018Unreleased Invokers TournamentMultiplayer online battle arenaStormBasic Games StormBasic Games Unreleased Jun 9, 2014Dec 3, 2014 CP [3]Is It Wrong to Try to Shoot 'em Up Girls in a Dungeon?Action role-playing 5pb.PQube Unreleased Nov 25, 2020Nov 27, 2020[15]Island SaverAction-adventure Stormcloud Games National Westminster BankUnreleased May 13, 2020May 13, 2020Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Success SpecialSports Konami Konami Apr 27, 2016Unreleased Unreleased Kai-Ri-Sei Million ArthurCard & board Square Enix Square Enix Sep 1, 2016Unreleased Unreleased  CP Kill StrainAction, strategy SCE San Diego Sony Interactive Entertainment Unreleased Jul 19, 2016Jul 19, 2016King of WushuMultiplayer online battle arenaSnail GamesSnail Games Released exclusively in China (Feb 2016)[1]Kitten SquadAction Nine Tales Digital Nine Tales Digital Unreleased Sep 15, 2015Jun 9, 2016Knights of ValourBeat 'em up International Games System International Games System Unreleased Nov 28, 2017Sep 15, 2015Knives OutBattle royale NetEaseNetEase Dec 20, 2019Unreleased Unreleased [16]Knives Out: ExtremeThird-person shooter NetEase NetEase 2022 TBA TBA [17]Let It DieHack and slash Grasshopper ManufactureGungHo Online EntertainmentFeb 2, 2017Dec 3, 2016Dec 3, 2016 P Love Live! School Idol Festival: After School Activity Wai-Wai! Home Meeting!!Rhythm Square Enix Square Enix Mar 24, 2021Mar 24, 2021Unreleased [18]MinefieldPuzzle Kodobur Kodobur Unreleased Mar 21, 2018Unreleased Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2Mech-combat Bandai NamcoBandai Namco Jul 25, 2018Oct 1, 2019Oct 1, 2019Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Code FairyThird-person shooter Bandai Namco Bandai Namco TBA TBA TBA [19]Naughty KittiesTower defence Coconuts Island Studio Coconuts Island Studio Released exclusively in China (Jan 2016)[1]NBA 2K17: The PreludeSports Visual Concepts 2K Sports Sep 8, 2016Sep 8, 2016Sep 8, 2016NBA 2K18: The PreludeSports Visual Concepts 2K Sports Sep 8, 2017Sep 8, 2017Sep 8, 2017NBA 2K19: The PreludeSports Visual Concepts 2K Sports Aug 31, 2018Aug 31, 2018Aug 31, 2018NBA 2K20: The PreludeSports Visual Concepts 2K Sports Aug 31, 2019Aug 31, 2019Aug 31, 2019Nebula RealmsXaloc Studios Xaloc Studios Unreleased Oct 25, 2016Oct 4, 2017NeverwinterMassively multiplayer online role-playing Cryptic StudiosPerfect World Entertainment Jul 19, 2016Jul 19, 2016Jul 19, 2016Nobunaga's Ambition OnlineTactical role-playing Tecmo KoeiTecmo Koei Mar 19, 2014Unreleased Unreleased OnigiriMassively multiplayer online role-playing CyberStepCyberStep Apr 16, 2014Oct 6, 2015Unreleased Operation7 ShowdownThird-person shooter Park ESM Park ESM Unreleased Oct 23, 2020Unreleased [20]Orcs Must Die! UnchainedTower defense Robot Entertainment Robot Entertainment Unreleased Jul 18, 2017Jul 18, 2017PaladinsFirst-person shooter Hi-Rez Studios Hi-Rez Studios May 8, 2018May 8, 2018May 8, 2018 P Paraiso IslandSimulation Arcade Distillery Arcade Distillery Unreleased Mar 5, 2019Unreleased Path of ExileAction role-playing Grinding Gear GamesGrinding Gear Games Mar 26, 2019Mar 26, 2019Mar 26, 2019 P Phantasy Star Online 2Massively multiplayer online role-playing SegaSega Apr 20, 2016Unreleased Unreleased  CP Phantasy Star Online 2: New GenesisMassively multiplayer online role-playing Sega Sega Jun 9, 2021Unreleased Unreleased The Pinball ArcadePinball FarSight StudiosFarSight Studios Feb 22, 2014Dec 17, 2013Dec 18, 2013Pinball FX 3Pinball Zen StudiosZen Studios Sep 26, 2017Sep 26, 2017Sep 26, 2017 CP Pirates: Treasure Hunters
  • Action role-playing
  • massively multiplayer online
Virtual Toys Virtual Toys Unreleased Jun 21, 2016Jun 21, 2016[21]PlanetSide 2MMOFPS Daybreak Daybreak Jun 23, 2015Jun 23, 2015Jun 23, 2015 P The PlayroomParty SCE Japan Studio Sony Computer Entertainment Feb 22, 2014Nov 15, 2013Nov 29, 2013 C Pox NoraCard & board Desert Owl Games Desert Owl Games May 23, 2017May 23, 2017May 23, 2017 CP Prominence PokerCard & board Pipeworks Studios 505 Games Unreleased Aug 23, 2016Aug 24, 2016Qurare: Magic LibraryCard & board IO studio SmilegateJan 28, 2016Sep 6, 2016Unreleased Realm RoyaleBattle royaleHeroic Leap Games Hi-Rez StudiosJan 22, 2019Jan 22, 2019Jan 22, 2019Rec RoomVirtual worldRec Room Inc. Rec Room Inc. Jun 14, 2020Nov 21, 2017Nov 21, 2017 CP  M  VR Refight: The Last WarshipStrategy Fantian Fantian Unreleased TBA TBA [22]Rocket LeagueSports PsyonixPsyonix Sep 23, 2020Sep 23, 2020Sep 23, 2020 CP  P Rogue CompanyThird-person shooter Hi-Rez StudiosHi-Rez Studios Oct 1, 2020Sep 30, 2020Jun 2, 2020 CP Roller ChampionsSports Ubisoft MontrealUbisoftUnreleased 2021 2021 ScavengersMidwinter Entertainment Midwinter Entertainment Unreleased 2021 2021 [23]SingStarKaraoke, music SCE London Studio Sony Computer Entertainment Unreleased Oct 28, 2014Oct 24, 2014 C SkyforgeMMO Allods TeamObsidian Entertainment Dec 6, 2018Apr 11, 2017Apr 11, 2017 P SmiteMultiplayer online battle arenaHi-Rez Studios Hi-Rez Studios Unreleased Mar 22, 2016May 31, 2016 CP  P SpacelordsAction-adventure MercurySteamMercurySteam Aug 23, 2018Aug 23, 2018Aug 23, 2018 CP  P Spelunker WorldAction Square Enix Square Enix Mar 19, 2015Nov 11, 2015Unreleased SpellbreakBattle royale Proletariat Proletariat Sep 3, 2020Sep 3, 2020Sep 3, 2020 CP Starlit AdventuresAction, platform Rockhead Studios Rockhead Studios Unreleased May 17, 2018Apr 10, 2018Star Trek OnlineMassively multiplayer online role-playing Cryptic StudiosPerfect World EntertainmentUnreleased Sep 6, 2016Sep 7, 2016Stern Pinball ArcadePinball FarSight Studios FarSight Studios Unreleased Nov 15, 2016Unreleased Super Bomberman R OnlineKonamiKonami May 27, 2021May 27, 2021May 27, 2021SwitchbladeVehicular combat Lucid Games Lucid Games Unreleased Jan 22, 2019Jan 22, 2019[24]Tactical LegendsTurn-based tactics Vera Gaming Vera Gaming Unreleased TBA TBA TeraMMORPG Bluehole En Masse EntertainmentNov 29, 2018Apr 3, 2018Apr 3, 2018Texas Holdem Poker: PokeristCard & board KamaGames KamaGames Unreleased Unreleased Sep 17, 2019Toukiden 2 Free AlliancesAction RPG Koei Tecmo Koei Tecmo Unreleased May 30, 2017May 31, 2017Trans-Galactic TournamentMultiplayer online battle arenaKiz Studios Hibernum Creations Unreleased Aug 4, 2015Feb 17, 2016[25]TroveTrion WorldsTrion Worlds May 24, 2018Mar 14, 2017Dec 13, 2016VigorLoot shooterBohemia InteractiveBohemia Interactive Unreleased Dec 9, 2020Dec 9, 2020 P WarfaceTactical shooterCrytek KievMy.comAug 14, 2018Aug 14, 2018Aug 14, 2018 P WarframeThird-person shooter Digital ExtremesDigital Extremes Feb 22, 2014Nov 15, 2013Nov 29, 2013 CP War ThunderMMO, flight simulator Gaijin Entertainment Gaijin Entertainment Apr 27, 2017Dec 16, 2014Nov 29, 2013 CP  P  C Weapons of Mythology: New AgeMassively multiplayer online role-playing Gamemag Interactive Lionsfilm Mar 25, 2016Unreleased Unreleased  CP [26]World of TanksVehicular combat WargamingWargaming Jan 20, 2016Jan 19, 2016Jan 19, 2016 P World of Warships: Legends
  • Naval simulation
  • vehicular combat
Lesta StudioWargaming Apr 16, 2019Apr 16, 2019Apr 16, 2019 CP  P Zaccaria PinballPinball Magic Pixel GamesMagic Pixel Games Unreleased Aug 3, 2020Unreleased Zen Pinball 2Pinball Zen StudiosZen Studios Unreleased Dec 24, 2013Dec 17, 2013 3D 

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