Playstation plus fans will be spoiled for choice in November as instead of having the regular Playstation Plus system where we get the choice of two free games a month to download and keep, this month’s Playstation Plus is giving their players a massive 18 free games for players to have access to in celebration of the Playstation 5 release. Just to be clear, these games won’t be available for PS4 players, only PS5 ones.
The games featured in this month’s Playstation Plus will also be available on the PlayStation 5 at launch as part of the console’s new PlayStation Plus collection system, allowing players to download and play some of the best games from the Playstation 4 era.
Now, some of these games have appeared on Playstation Plus before, but there are also new games that you will need to check out if you haven’t played them until now. I will start with the already released Playstation Plus games first.
Infamous: Second Son
Released back in 2014, Infamous Second Son is the third game in the highly popular Infamous series taking place 7 years after Infamous 2. It was part of Playstation Plus’ 2017 September edition. Secon Son gave players a massive and visually stunning open-world to explore while also giving them superhero-like powers and abilities to test out. The game really makes you feel like the superhero or supervillain that you always wanted to be, depending on the actions/choices you make in the game.
Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s End
The final chapter in the Uncharted series was a part of Playstation Plus’ April 2020 edition. This game follows Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who goes on the search for pirate Henry Avery, but it isn’t as straight forward as the other games in the series.
In addition to this, this game has a lot of great action set pieces and keeps its climbing feature which you can use to your advantage when taking out enemies. With beautiful environments and a variety of collectibles for you to find throughout the game. Once you have beaten the game on any difficultly, you can add custom filters to it which gives it great replayability.
It also has a multiplayer mode where players can ‘swing into the action’, killing enemies in new and genius ways. I would recommend playing the other games in the series before this one, though, as it includes major spoilers, obviously.
Similar to the Dark Souls series because of how difficult the game is, Bloodborne is about a plague that infects the city of Yharnam and it is the player’s job to find out where the plague had come from. First on Playstation Plus in March 2018, Bloodborne will have you raging as you face a number of difficult enemies in the dark environments of the game. I hope you have a spare controller.
Ratchet and Clank
The second part of the March 2018 Playstation Plus free game, Ratchet and Clank have had multiple games that go all the way back to the Playstation 2. You will join the pair as they travel between planets in this remake of the original Ratchet and Clank game as you try and stop Chairman Alonzo Drek and Dr. Neafarious from destroying planets in the galaxy.
Batman Arkham Knight
The final part of Rocksteady’s Arkham series, Batman Arkham Knight has us playing as Batman one last time, as we must stop Scarecrow from inflicting havoc on Gotham city with his fear gas. With a variety of villains to dispatch in the massive selection of side quests the game has, it really does a great job at making you feel like the Dark Knight.
Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human is a game where robots (also known as Androids) are breaking their natural programming and becoming deviants as they gain a human consciousness. You play as three Android characters throughout the game, two being servants and one a deviant detective.
Throughout the game you will have a variety of choices and quick-time events that can alter the final ending of the game which can determine who lives and who dies. The game has multiple endings and the characters’ relationships change because of the choices you make.
Just like Detroit Become Human, Until Dawn lets players chose their own journey as they try to survive the terrifying, isolated, snowy scenery. With a wide variety of players to play as, Until Dawn has you trying to figure out who’s the murder while making choices that could determine the fate of you or the other characters in the game. With jump scares and a game with great replayability, Until Dawn will constantly keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Last of Us – Remastered Edition
The final game that has already been a part of Playstation Plus before is the brilliant first part of The Last of Us story. This spawned an incredible spin-off as well as a heart-wrenching sequel. This was part of October 2019 Playstation Plus, giving players the chance to relive or experience in this remastered edition of the game the very dangerous world of the Last of Us.
We play as Joel, a man who must take care of a teenager called Ellie and get her to safety as they try to survive the infected zombies as well as the dangerous human enemies. This game has great storytelling that really gets you invested in the world and the characters living in it.
Now onto the games that are new to Playstation Plus
God of War
Yes, the game of the year for 2018 is finally part of Playstation Plus. A new chapter in the God of War series in which we play as Kratos who takes care of his son and tries to keep his God status a secret as they try to scatter the ashes of his wife. With a massive open world and multiple side quests for players to do, you can find out for yourself why this game was voted GOTY in 2018.
The Battlefield series is known for its realistic take on warfare, with this game taking the warfare all the way back to World War 1. This includes a campaign which is known as ‘War Stories’ where we follow multiple characters on both sides and how they played a part in the War, with stories focusing on normal soldiers as well as tank drivers and pilots.
It wouldn’t be a Battlefield game if it didn’t have a spectacular multiplayer mode, with battles happening on maps being almost like how they would have been in the ones that happened in the war. With a bunch of multiplayer modes, you can recreate battles on an epic scale as you can fight others in vehicles either in the air or on the ground with a tank.
In Persona 5 we follow a high school student over the school year as they develop their secret abilities whilst trying to live a normal life as a school kid. With amazing cutscenes and battles, you don’t want to miss out on this one.
Final Fantasy XV
The 15th game in the much-beloved Final Fantasy series, taking ten years to make. With a gorgeous open world which you will explore mostly by car, you will follow Noctis the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis with three other characters as you become king of the land fighting multiple enemies in a variety of beautiful locations.
Another Zombie game included with Playstation Plus, Days Gone follows a biker trying to survive in a massive world full of zombies. This game requires the use of your bike which loses gas and takes damage, meaning you will have to scavenge for scrap to repair it and refuel to keep it going.
This game has a horde system in place where you can get attack by a gigantic amount of zombies at a time, meaning you will have to run and gun to survive the zombies. Just hope you have enough ammo.
Resident Evil: Biohazard
This Resident Evil game was the first to introduce a first-person only view in the franchise. You play as Ethan, who finds a message from his wife where he finds out she is at an abandoned house in a plantation in Dulvey, Louisiana. We soon find out that the house isn’t as abandoned as we first thought.
We play through the game trying to avoid the crazy and determined Baker family who are out to kill you as you try to save your wife from this demonic family and learning paranormal secrets along the way.
The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian is the third game that’s part of the same world as the iconic Shadow of the Colossus, which was supposed to be made in 2007, but was scrapped only to start production again in 2011 and be realized in 2016. We follow a boy who discovers an enormous, damaged creature known as Trico as they help each other while you solve puzzles throughout the game.
The Fallout series is highly popular and in this month’s Playstation Plus people can get to experience one of the best games in the series. Fallout 4’s story focuses on your character, which can be customized, and your goal is to try to find their son after he is kidnapped at the start of the game.
As you progress into the story and/or decide to travel around the game’s open world, you will see a number of different enemies as well as stories that make the world seem more real. It also has a number of side quests for you to choose from and it and a great leveling system that you can use to build your character how you want. For example, you can be charismatic or be able to carry a ton more loot.
Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat is known for its vicious fighting style, and this installment doesn’t disappoint. Just like the other Mortal Kombat games, you can inflict damage on your opponents, either online or on a friend playing on another controller. In addition to this, Mortal Kombat X offers players new Fatalities when winning a fight just to add insult to injury.
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World is the fifth game in the series. In this game, you play as a Hunter and you along with three others go out to try and find Elder Dragons. When you do, you can either capture or kill them and use their parts to upgrade your character to go on bigger hunts and capture bigger prey.
And that’s all the games that are coming to Playstation Plus in November. See anything you like? Don’t worry if you don’t think you are not going to be able to play them all, as all of these games can be saved into your library, meaning you can download them whenever you feel like playing them. As long as you have a Playstation Plus membership that is.