It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so it’s time to claim the latest batch of free PlayStation Plus games. The September 2022 PS Plus Essential lineup includes Need for Speed Heat, Toem, and Granblue Fantasy: Versus. It’s a pretty solid range, as all three freebies are worth playing. All PlayStation Plus subscribers, regardless of tier, can claim the PS Plus Essential range each month. Later this month, PlayStation will add to the Extra and Premium library with Deathloop, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and more.
Need heat fast is the group’s best-known game. This is the latest entry (not counting remasters) in EA’s long-running racing franchise and a turn in the right direction. The franchise took a bumpy road throughout the 2010s, but Need for Speed Heat took over the pure arcade racing fun the series was known for in its early days. Featuring a cool night and day system where you compete in sanctioned events during the day and illegal street racing after dark, Need for Speed Heat offers a decent amount of variety that keeps arcade racing fresh throughout its approximately 10 hour runtime. It scored a 7/10 in our Need for Speed Heat review. Need for Speed Heat doesn’t have a PS5 upgrade, but you can play it on the latest PlayStation console via backwards compatibility.
Tom is a charming indie released last year. You play as a young photographer in search of a snapshot of the eponymous Toem phenomenon. If you’re looking for a relaxing game that won’t take up too much of your time, Toem is a good choice. The gameplay revolves around solving puzzles by taking pictures of the world around you. The black and white visuals are gorgeous and the gameplay is complemented by a nice soundtrack. Only the PS5 version of Toem is available to claim.
Fighting game fans can check out Granblue Fantasy: Versus, a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works. Featuring the characters that first appeared in the mobile game Granblue Fantasy in 2014, Versus is a sleek fighter with great mechanics. It also implements RPG systems, which is fitting given that the first Granblue Fantasy game was an RPG. The single-player campaign isn’t terribly exciting, but the core combat mechanics are excellent. It scored a 7/10 in our Granblue Fantasy: Versus review.
PlayStation Plus Free Games September 2022
Available until October 3
- Need Heat Fast (PS4)
- Tom (PS5)
- Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PS4)
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