Since being introduced on the PlayStation 3, a few things have changed about PlayStation Plus, one of the biggest being that you no longer get Plus games for the PlayStation 3 itself. With PlayStation Plus coming to the PS5, though, we can look forward to a whole generation of “free” games that are included with the price of the subscription, depending on whether you’re subscribed to Essential, Premium, or Extra.
Check out all the free PS5 PlayStation Plus Essential games available over the years and months below.
PS5 PlayStation Plus Essential Games
November 2020 – Bugsnax*
December 2020 – Worms Rumble*
January 2021 – Maneater*
February 2021 – Destruction AllStars
March 2021 – Maquette*
April 2021 – Oddworld: Soulstorm*
May 2021 – Maneater*
June 2021 – Operation: Tango*
July 2021 – A Plague Tale: Innocence*
August 2021 – Hunter’s Arena Legends*
September 2021 – Overcooked: All You Can Eat*
October 2021 – Hell Let Loose
November 2021 – First Class Trouble* & Knockout City*
December 2021 – Godfall: Challenger Edition*
January 2022 – Deep Rock Galactic*, Dirt 5*
February 2022 – Planet Coaster*
March 2022 – Ghostrunner*, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends*
April 2022 – Hood: Outlaws & Legends*
May 2022 – FIFA 22*, Tribes of Midgard*
June 2022 – Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl*
July 2022 – Arcadegeddeon*, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time*
August 2022 – Yakuza: Like A Dragon*, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2*
September 2022 – Toem
October 2022 – Hot Wheels Unleashed*
November 2022 – Nioh 2*, Heavenly Bodies*
December 2022 – Biomutant*, Divine Knockout*
January 2023 – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order*, Axiom Verge 2*
February 2023 – Destiny 2: Beyond Light*, Evil Dead: The Game*, OlliOlli World*
March 2023: Battlefield 2042*
April 2023: Meet Your Maker*, Sackboy: A Big Adventure*, Tails of Iron*
May 2023: GRID Legends*, Chivalry 2*
*also available on PS4
Bugsnax was the first PS5 PlayStation Plus game and launched as part of the service from day one. In fact, Sony have shown willingness to release new PS5 games for free as part of Plus from day one, which includes Oddworld, Maquette and Destruction AllStars.
PlayStation Plus Collection Games
– Battlefield 1
– Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
– Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
– Days Gone
– Detroit: Become Human
– Fallout 4
– Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
– God of War
– Infamous Second Son
– Monster Hunter World
– Mortal Kombat X
– Ratchet & Clank
– Resident Evil 7
– The Last Guardian
– The Last of Us Remastered
– Uncharted 4
– Until Dawn
The above games form the PlayStation Plus Collection, PS4 games that are available to all PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS4 via backwards compatibility. They will use Game Boost to provide greater performance on PS5.
Do I Keep These PlayStation Plus Games Forever?
You keep these games to play on PS5 as long as you are an active Plus subscriber, which, if you’re planning on using the PS5 to play games online, is kind of a requirement. The games will be locked if you cancel your subscription, but you can pick up where you left off if you reactivate your subscription at any time.
Unfortunately, the PlayStation Plus Collection of games will be removed by Sony on May 9th, though if players claim the games on offer, they’ll still keep them when the service ends. You’ve not got much time, so claim those games while you can.
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