Of all the in-game subscription services, PS Plus is arguably one of the most popular. The value and ratings of PS Plus can be quantified, but they are still subjective to fans month after month. Many would probably agree, however, that PS Plus started 2021 stronger than it ends.
Still, many great games have been added to the service over the course of the year, and as the year draws to a close, it’s worth thinking about. From free PS Plus games for January to free games for December, here are the best ones to honor service this year.
Maneater (Free PS Plus Games for January 2021)
Kicking off with January was the PS5 version of Maneater, a unique RPG where players take on the role of a shark. The players are hunted like them too, in search of Scaley Pete who is responsible for the death of the player’s mother. As they grow and evolve, the player’s shark can change as well, including their abilities to manage their own bones, electricity, and more.
GreedFall (Free PS Plus Games for January 2021)
When greed was first published, it was hailed as an honorary title Dragon age title, and that obviously still stands. It’s a unique RPG set in a fantasy colonial setting, where players must understand their impact on a new world. There are a lot of twists and turns, big decisions, fun companions, and potential romances that really hit this BioWare formula, but with a unique approach. For fans of Fall of greed, it might be worth keeping an eye out for the next developer Spiders SteelRising, which is a serious but equally unique deviation.
Control: Ultimate Edition (free PS Plus games for February 2021)
Control is one of those games that came out as a near-instant classic, and the Ultimate Edition contains the base game and its two DLCs. Using awesome weapons and psychic powers, players must investigate the oldest house and defeat the Hiss. One of the DLC connects to Alain Wake, and that the construction of this interconnected universe is probably one of the reasons Alan wake 2 was announced at the Game Awards.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake (free PS Plus games for March 2021)
Without a doubt, the Final Fantasy 7 remake was one of the biggest events in the gaming industry in recent years, and now it’s happening everywhere. Final Fantasy 7 remake is available on PS4, on PS5, has been made available on PS Plus and is coming to PC soon, not to mention its Yuffie DLC. The only major platform it’s not connected with right now, it seems, is Xbox. Of course, many fans always ask where Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 is, but hopefully Square Enix fixes it soon.
Days Gone (Free PS Plus Games for April 2021)
A PlayStation exclusive dark horse, Days Gone is a fun zombie game with some special features, which only adds to its charm. He does have his die-hard fan, though, which leads to cult following and really pushes the idea that he’s underrated. Coming to PS Plus really put an emphasis on this game, and newcomers and old fans alike really enjoyed the idea of seeing this underrated PlayStation exclusive in one of Sony’s most powerful projectors.
Star Wars: Squadrons (Free PS Plus Games for June 2021)
Star Wars: Squadron is a simple space combat air combat game, where players take control of two different squadrons: the New Republic’s Vanguard Squadron and the Galactic Empire’s Titan Squadron. The former tries to ensure the success of Project Starhawk, while the latter tries to destroy it. It also comes with a fun, albeit somewhat repetitive, multiplayer mode. Ultimately, EA released a small set of DLC but didn’t go further, wanting to release it as a Day 1 package. So it’s strange that this is a game where fans might have wanted more thanks to the pure design of the base game. Who knows, maybe one day his popularity will translate into a good Star Wars: Squadrons 2 game too.
A Plague Tale: Innocence (Free PS Plus Games for July 2021)
A story of plague: innocence is probably one of the most unique games ever made on PS Plus, but it was also done as a way to create some hype for A Plague Tale: Requiem. The latter is currently in development, but the former is described as a stealth action-adventure game set in Aquitaine, France, during the Hundred Years’ War in the 14th century. PC Amicia de Rune and her brother Hugo must flee the Inquisition and the Black Death via stealth, puzzles, and sometimes even elements of horror.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat (Free PS Plus Games for September 2021)
Overcooked! All you can eat debuted on PS Plus in September and is a remastered set that includes the first and second cooking simulation games. It promises 4K60FPS, over 200 levels (and some new ones), over 80 bosses (and some new ones), etc. Overall, kitchen simulators aren’t for everyone, but Overcooked! All you can eat is fun nonetheless, which makes it a top choice for PS Plus.
Hitman 2 (Free PS Plus Games for September 2021)
It’s not that Hitman hasn’t always been popular, but the last few years have really taken it to the next level. Hitman 3 really set the bar, but that’s also largely thanks to Hitman 2. The second game in the World of Assassination trilogy, Agent 47 tracks down the ghost client and his allies as they attempt to destroy Providence. Overall, as the middle game of a trilogy, it did its job with aplomb and gave PS Plus users plenty of reasons to choose. Hitman 3– if they hadn’t already done so.
Mortal Shell (Free PS Plus Games for December 2021)
Deadly shell has built more and more followers since its release in 2020, and PS Plus seems like the best place to really push that envelope back. A Soulslike action RPG, Deadly shell plunges players into a dark atmosphere filled with environmental tales and they must equip one of four shells (mostly classes) to survive. Deadly shell is a great game to play while waiting Ancient ring, even, and PS Plus makes this even more possible. Deadly shell isn’t just an appetizer though; it is a main treat.
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