PlayStation Plus has gone through several iterations and changes since it was first introduced. Originally, the service was not required at all for online play and customers were rewarded with additional discounts and free monthly games. Once the PlayStation 4 generation began, it was required to enable online play, but still offered the same benefits.
Now, PS Plus is divided into three different tiers of membership. The basic tier, PS Plus Essentials, still sees three games added per month, while the Extra and Premium tiers will see different numbers of games added to their catalogs. With hundreds of games already out there and more coming and going constantly, even the most dedicated gamer won’t be able to play everything that’s offered. To help you get the most for your money, and so that no hidden gems fly under your radar, here are all the best games to play on PS Plus Essential, Extra and Premium right now.
Best PS Plus Essential Games
As is usually the case, everyone with the lowest tier of PS Plus will get three games this month, two with the PlayStation 5 version and one with the PS4 version. Here’s what you can play this month:
Best PS Plus Extra Games
The Extra tier is where you can download and play a huge library of both PS4 and PS5 titles. These games come and go every month, although you never know how many will be added or removed at any given time. Here are some of the best ones available right now:
Best PS Plus Premium Games
The premium tier features all PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS3 games that you can download and stream. The lineup of PS1, PS2 and PSP games was quite limited at launch, but will grow as new games are added monthly. For that retro hit, here are the best games from previous generations to try.