February is a big month for. Leading the pack of new games for the month is Horizon: Forbidden West, one of the best games of 2022, and it’s available on the service starting Tuesday.
Other major games heading to PS Plus this month are Resident Evil 7,and . For those into retro games, PS Plus Premium subscribers (as opposed to ) will get access to two classic PlayStation 1 RPGs: Wild Arms 2 and The Legend of Dragoon.
Here are some notable PlayStation Plus inclusions so far:
There are some notable games on that list, but it also lacks the blockbuster Day 1 vibe of, which has big debuts like Halo Infinite. , $40 for three months or $100 for a year. (In the UK it’s £11, £32 or £84, respectively, and in Australia it’s AU$19, AU$55 or AU$135.)
The more expensive Premium tier ($18 or £13.49 a month) also includes download and streaming access to about 500 older games, mostly from pre-PS4 consoles, most of which will run at 60 frames per second. It also includes access to game demos. You can try games like Horizon: Forbidden West, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and Hot Wheels Unleashed. (Note: In Australia the Premium tier is called Deluxe and costs AU$22 a month.)
One of the better aspects of the new PS Plus is there are plenty of cult and indie favorites in the Extra/Premium tier.
Here are some older or lesser-known picks so far:
- Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories
- XCOM 2
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker
- Pillars of Eternity
- Tetris Effect
- Outer Wilds
One odd but interesting thing I noticed is there are a lot of Warhammer games included. I know next to nothing about Warhammer lore, but appreciate that it’s so deep and wide-ranging. And I’ve enjoyed games like Inquisitor (like a sci-fi Diablo) and the recent Chaos Gate (like XCOM with space marines). If you’re interested, the PS Plus list includes:
- Space Hulk: Deathwing
- Necromunda: Underhive Wars
- Space Hulk Tactics
I’ll update this list as more games are added, and as my colleagues remind me of top-tier classics I’ve missed.