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One of the Best PS5 Exclusives Coming to PS Plus in September

Can you break the loop?

Colt from DeathLoop pointing a gun
Arkane Studios

PlayStation Plus has a wealth of great games, all for a monthly fee, and on Sept. 20 one of the best PS5 exclusives will make its debut on the subscription service. 

Deathloop, from developer Arkane Studios, mixes an interesting story, fun game mechanics and, as expected with a PS5 game, incredible visuals. Players take the role of Colt, who has to solve a "murder puzzle" while trying to break the time loop he's stuck in. 

Deathloop is still a timed console exclusive for the PS5 (though it's out on Steam), even though Microsoft purchased ZeniMax, the publisher of the game, back in 2020. Deathloop received much critical praise when it came out last year, and it was one of the honorable mentions for CNET's Game of the Year 2021

After playing Deathloop when it comes out on Sept. 20, here are some other notable PlayStation Plus inclusions so far

There are some notable games on that list, but it also lacks the blockbuster Day 1 vibe of Xbox Game Pass, which has big debuts like Halo Infinite. Extra costs $15 a month, $40 for three months or $100 for a year. (In the UK it's £11, £32 or £84, respectively, and in Australia it's AU$19, AU$55 or AU$135.)

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The more expensive Premium tier ($18 or £13.49 a month) also includes download and streaming access to about 500 older games, mostly from pre-PS4 consoles, most of which will run at 60 frames per second. It also includes access to game demos. You can try games like Horizon: Forbidden West, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands and Hot Wheels Unleashed. (Note: In Australia the Premium tier is called Deluxe and costs AU$22 a month.)

One of the better aspects of the new PS Plus is there are plenty of cult and indie favorites in the Extra/Premium tier. 

Here are my older or lesser-known picks so far:

  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories
  • XCOM 2
  • Greedfall
  • Uncharted: the Lost Legacy
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker
  • Pillars of Eternity 
  • Tetris Effect 
  • Outer Wilds

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One odd but interesting thing I noticed is there are a lot of Warhammer games included. I know next to nothing about Warhammer lore, but appreciate that it's so deep and wide-ranging. And I've enjoyed games like Inquisitor (like a sci-fi Diablo) and the recent Chaos Gate (like XCOM with space marines). If you're interested, the PS Plus list includes:

  • Chaosbane
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing
  • Inquisitor 
  • Necromunda: Underhive Wars
  • Space Hulk Tactics 

I'll update this list as more games are added, and as my colleagues remind me of top-tier classics I've missed. 

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