The PlayStation Plus Collection is an added benefit for PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS5. This fantastic service brings a bunch of free games available for you to play in addition to the free* monthly games that the service already provides. With 18 games to choose from, it can be daunting, so here’s the best PlayStation Plus Collection games available on PS5!
The PlayStation Plus Collection features a mixture of great first-party Sony exclusives as well as some brilliant third-party titles. Each of the 18 featured games will be optimised for the next-gen console with an improved resolution, framerate, load-times and more. If you’ve spent out on the new console, at least you’ll have something to play on day one – as long as you’re a PS Plus subscriber, of course.
If you’re not sure where to begin, here’s what we think are the best PlayStation Plus Collection games available on PS5!
God of War
2018’s God of War was a soft reboot for the series and one of the best games of its generation. With Kratos seemingly killing just about every Greek mythological God in existence, he has now moved to Scandinavia to torment the Norse Gods (unlucky for them). However, Kratos is trying to live a quiet life now that he has his son Atreus to look after. But as you can imagine, peace only lasts for so long for a Demigod like Kratos, and its not long until he’s forced back into some of his old ways. A must-play game and winner of countless awards, playing this on PS5 is just what you need to warm up for the game’s sequel.
Now I’ll put my hands up and say outright that I suck at Bloodborne, but it’s still a must-play game. After many hours of exploring the gothic horror setting of Yarnham I’m still stuck on Rom, the Vacuous Spider. Despite me sucking at this game, it hasn’t stopped me from appreciating why this is a true masterpiece from Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls developers FromSoftware. I’ve certainly not given up on Bloodborne and with an enhanced version of this incredible game promised on PS5, I shall return to be tormented by the residents of Yarnham once more – and so should you!
The Last of Us: Remastered
For me personally, The Last of Us was easily the best game of the PS3 generation and when the remastered version arrived on PS4 it became one of the best games of that generation too. The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic tale which tells the story of Joel, a reluctant father figure unwilling to get close to a girl named Ellie, who Joel has promised to deliver safely to a resistance group known as the Fireflies. Joel and Ellie must travel across a zombie-populated United States in a world where the worst of humanity has risen. I don’t want to say too much to avoid spoilers, but if you’ve never played this incredible game from Naughty Dog then get the tissues ready, but because this is one of the most emotional, tragic and immersive stories that you will ever play.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Here’s another game from The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog. Uncharted began life as an early PS3 title back in 2007 with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. It was far from a perfect game, but you could see its potential as an action-adventure title. However it was the bond between protagonist Nathan Drake and his mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan that stole the show. Drake’s cheeky charm in an Indiana Jones-esque world was always going to be a winning formula. This series spawned three sequels (not including spin-offs) the final of them being Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Drake, seemingly done with his adventurer lifestyle, has settled down with his beloved wife Elena. However when one last job pulls Drake in for a chance to discover the treasure that he’s searched a lifetime for, chaos ensues. Uncharted 4 is a perfect swan song for one of Sony’s most cherished IPs.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7 is a release in the series that has split the fanbase. Many saw the first-person perspective as too much of a departure for the series, moving away from the more traditional third-person camera. Resident Evil 7 also moves away from fan-favourite protagonists, instead opting for a new dynamic in Ethan Winters, a married man in search of his missing wife Mia, which leads him to the Baker Mansion. Upon finding his wife Mia it soon becomes clear that she is not who she once was, and to add to Ethan’s horror, the Baker household is the home of no ordinary family. Resident Evil 7 might be one of the least traditional games in the series, but as a survival horror its one of the best in my opinion, and your encounters with Jack and Marguerite especially will provide horrific memories lasting a lifetime.
Days Gone is a game that’s quite underrated in my opinion. It’s a game that seems to be popular with players but perhaps not quite as much with critics, at least when compared to some of Sony’s other big first party exclusives. Is Days Gone a masterpiece? No, but is it a fun game? Most certainly yes. Days Gone takes places in another post-apocalyptic world populated with zombies. You play as former soldier, outlaw and biker gang member Deacon St. John who is on the hunt for his wife Sarah, who some believe to be deceased. The open-world of Days Gone is huge, filled with ravaging human cults and hordes of the undead.
One of Days Gone’s most impressive features is the insane amount of zombies that can be active on one screen, however at its peak it can cause slow-down on PS4. Like most games in the PS Plus Collection, Days Gone will run at 60FPS at a 4K resolution with improved loading times. This is the perfect opportunity to be introduced to this PlayStation exclusive and if you’re a returning player from PS4 you can transfer your save data and start a New Game Plus.
So there you have it! Our list of the best PlayStation Plus Collection games to get you started on PS5. If you want to check out the full list of the PS Plus Collection so far you can do so here. Finally be sure to let us know what games I’ve missed across our social media channels!
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