Top Games Ranking - Sony Says Never Buy Ps5 Games Again. What Plus Really Means
Here's the PS5's best new feature: you already have PS Plus Essential Extra and Premium, which have been on the market or in the PlayStation ecosystem. However you want to put it, it's been around two months now and honestly. In the lead up to it, I was really skeptical. I didn't think it was really going to land as well as Sony might have thought it would, but after using it for two months now, I really like this service.
So for today's article, I thought it'd be fun if I dug into PlayStation Plus and talked about some things I like, some things I don't like, and where I think they could take it in the future. Before we jump into the article, if you're looking for any PlayStation accessories, whether it's a new controller, a new headset, or even a monitor.
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You have probably just transitioned over to Playstation Plus Essentials. This side of the service was one I was paying attention to super closely because it's the cheapest version of Playstation Plus and I wanted to see if Sony was going to start taking away features and make them exclusive. In June, PS Plus essential users got God of War, which is one of the best games of all time.
I'm shocked that Sony put it on the service because, from one perspective, it's like free marketing for God of War Ragnarok, to get people who haven't played God of War to see the series and really get into it. But on the other hand, who the hell hasn't played God of War already in July? We got crash four, It's About Time, which is one of the best action platformers ever.
I absolutely love this game, and I could not have gone into it more skeptically. Just because it wasn't naughty dog working on it and i grew up with Crash Bandicoot, so I was going in ready to hate it, but it was a really cool, not only nostalgic, game, but a game that pushed the franchise forward and I'm super upset that we're not going to get another one.
We also got the Dark Pictures anthology. Man of Medan, which is the first game in that series that is a perfect PS+ game because it's one I think a lot of people were kind of shying away from because you don't really get a ton of replay value out of it, so it's like the perfect PS+ essential game and out of all the dark pictures and anthology ones.
I'd rank it towards the top, so that was a great month and this month was honestly the best of the three. We got Little Nightmares, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2, and Yakuza. It's like a dragon, which is a next-gen game that has really incredible review scores across the board, honestly. If you're someone who hasn't really gotten into the Yakuza franchise, for me, this is a great jumping off point because it's a new character and a new story in the series, and it's getting a sequel.
I don't really know what else I can say about Tony Hawk's Pro Skater One and Two that hasn't already been said because it's absolutely phenomenal, and just like with Crash Four, it's about time. I'm pretty bummed out it's not going to get three and four treatment as well. So, from a gaming perspective, things haven't really changed all that much for PS Plus Essentials.
I honestly think it's cool that Sony was on top of this and made sure that even though they were launching two new brackets or tiers of this service, they didn't leave the bottom tier hanging out to dry. And when you bump up to the extra tier of PS Plus, things get even better because, even though Sony has made it very clear we're never going to get first-party exclusives as day-one releases, we did get straight, which if you compare it to the Xbox side, which got as dusk falls on day one on game pass the same day.
I think people were a lot more excited to check out straight than they were about that game, and that's kind of like the perfect game to launch on PS plus extra, because it's an indie game, just like people buy. Certain indie games, like Celeste, are big ones. I want to say what remains of Edith Finch's hotline.
In Miami, there are standouts like Shovel Knight, Hollow Knight, and these smaller games that really hit big. They hit big, but there are plenty of other ones that don't hit big at all, and then the studios completely go under. So when you have a situation like this where Sony can give them a big chunk of money and also market the game to a lot more people than they would have otherwise.
I think it's great because a lot more people will end up playing these games than they would otherwise. And on top of that, just this month alone, you've got other games like Marvel's Avengers: Final Fantasy Remastered on PS5. Assassin's Creed Unity Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Assassin's Creed Rogue remastered.
Assassin's, creed freedom cry and the ezio collection, so if you've never played any of those games before, subscribing to one month of PS plus extra gets you literally. There are more games than you could possibly play within that one-month period, and subscribing to PS Plus Extra, not even the top tier, gets you access to a big library of games that includes PS5 games as well, like the one I just mentioned.
Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade, and also games like Returnal and Demon Souls, which, if you're looking at the PS5 release slate as a whole, those are two of the best games available for this console. I literally have no idea why people don't go back and play Demon Souls. It's incredible and the remake is even better.
Those are both examples of games that people didn't want to spend 70 on, so all you have to do is buy a month or two of PS plus extra and you've got two incredible experiences right there that you might not have wanted to take a chance on before, and then on top of that, you get access to an even bigger library of games that includes stuff like Control Ultimate Edition.
Death Training. Director's Cut, and more. Final Fantasy 7 Remastered, which I mentioned three times, now goes to Tsushima's, the director's cut. Glitch Runner. Ghost Runner. Greed Fall. Guardians of the Galaxy, which was my game of the year last year. Spider-man Miles Morales. Metro Exodus.
Saints Row the Third Remastered. Request, and yakuza like a dragon All of these games are games that you get on the PS5. They're not the PS4 versions. And on top of that, you also get a huge library of PS4 games. You're getting some great stuff like blasphemous, bloodborne, bloodstain ritual of the night, darksiders, 3 darksiders genesis, days gone by, dead cells, which is one of my favorite games of all time, and death stranding regular edition.