PlayStation Plus is a little more than a subscription to play online. Each month, it allows you to pick up games for free on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. What titles will be offered in July 2021?
PlayStation Plus is none other than Sony’s premium subscription, the equivalent of Xbox Live Gold at Microsoft and Nintendo Switch Online. Introduced on PlayStation 3, it has nevertheless become mandatory to play online on PS4 and, of course, on PS5. But its price, which was raised a few months ago, could put the brakes on if it were only a second ISP. To justify this amount, Sony has added bonuses to the subscription, which makes it downright profitable: cloud storage space (100 GB), exclusive discounts on the PlayStation Store and, most interestingly, free games every month.
Every month, PlayStation Plus members can download at least two PlayStation 4 games at no extra cost. The selection is uneven from month to month and, of course, only available during the period in question. Once you’ve downloaded a game, it’s yours for as long as you’re a subscriber.
Starting in November 2020, Sony is adding the PS5 to the PlayStation Plus. Owners of the next-gen console will get a collection of must-have (and upgraded) PS4 titles right away. From the release, there will be one PS5 game per month.
- A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5): one of the best games of the last few years is back on PS5 with improved graphics and shorter loading times. Don’t miss it under any circumstances;Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4): multiplayer game modes galore;
- WWE 2K Battlegrounds (PS4): for those who love wrestling.
- All three titles will be available for free from July 6 to August 2.
- Operation: Tango (PS5): an online cooperative game that asks an agent and a hacker to combine their skills to complete missions. Mandatory micro, we’re told;
- Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown (PS4): a fighting game;
- Star Wars: Squadrons (PS4): have you always dreamed of flying an X-Wing or a TIE Fighter? This game is for you. You can even play it in virtual reality. Operation: Tango and Star Wars: Squadrons will be available until July 5. PlayStation Plus subscribers can pick up Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown until August 2.
- Wreckfest: Drive Hard. Die Last. (PS5): an arcade racing game where you have to destroy everything. I hear the physics engine is very realistic;
- Battlefield V (PS4): the famous saga of Electronic Arts returns to the Second World War with many game modes;
- Stranded Deep (PS4): after a mysterious plane crash, you have to survive on an island to explore from top to bottom.
All three games will be available for free from May 4 to 31.
- Oddworld: Soulstorm (PS5): a brand new video game, which is the direct sequel to Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty. We still play as Abe in a mix of platforming and puzzle;
- Days Gone (PS4): disappointing at its launch, this open world game has received several updates and is now a successful experience. In short, it’s a good time to get into it;
- Zombie Army 4: Dead War (PS4): a gritty game where you have to kill zombies in the pay of Hitler.
PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to pick up these three games from April 6 to May 3.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4): one of the best RPGs of all time gets a total reinvention in 2020. Mind you, the version offered as part of PlayStation Plus will not be eligible for a free upgrade on PS5. But it’s still a nice gift for subscribers;
- Remnant: From the Ashes (PS4): this third-person shooter draws on some of the Dark Souls mechanics to deliver a challenging, multiplayer experience;
- Maquette (PS5): a strange puzzle game where you’ll have to “recursively alter the world and manipulate the environment so that those changes are reflected in the full-size version around you”; and;
- Farpoint (PlayStation VR): as a bonus this month, Sony is offering a game for PlayStation VR owners. Farpoint is a first-person shooter.
All four games will be available from March 2 to April 5.
- Destruction AllStars (PS5): a PS5 exclusive focused on arena-based vehicle combat. “You’ll need to use skill, tactics and timing to cause damage, both behind the wheel and using your parkour skills,” says Sony ;
- Control Ultimate Edition (PS5 & PS4): one of the best action games of recent years. The Ultimate Edition also includes the two expansions;
- Concrete Genie (PS4): a little sweet treat centered on a young boy tasked with restoring a port city to its former glory.
All three games will be available for free starting Tuesday, February 2. Destruction AllStars will be discontinued as of April 6, while Control Ultimate Edition and Concrete Genie will go back to being paid for on March 1.
- Maneater (PS5): an RPG where you play as… a shark. The goal is to climb the food chain by eating as much as possible. Note that the PS4 version is not included;
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4): last part of the trilogy featuring a younger Lara Croft. It’s far from being the most memorable episode;
- Greedfall (PS4): another RPG, more classic in its structure.
These three games will be available for free from Tuesday January 5th. They will be available for a fee as of February 1.
PLAYSTATION PLUS COLLECTION
Here is the list of games from the PlayStation Plus Collection, available to PS5 players:
- Days Gone
- Detroit : Become Human
- God of War
- Infamous Second Son
- Ratchet and Clank
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Until Dawn
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV, Royal Edition
- Monster Hunter: World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Persona 5
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard