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.
, 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 . Deathloop received much critical praise when it came out last year, and it was .
After playing Deathloop when it comes out on Sept. 20, here are some other notable PlayStation Plus inclusions so far:
- NBA 2K22
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (and now Black Flag and several others)
- Red Dead Redemption 2
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., $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.)
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
- Uncharted: the Lost Legacy
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker
- Pillars of Eternity
- Tetris Effect
- Outer Wilds
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:
- Space Hulk: Deathwing
- 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.