PlayStation Plus classic games library & time-limited trials revealed

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Sony has revealed the classic games catalog that will be coming to PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe plans in the new three-tiered PS Plus subscription service. A mixture of original PlayStation and PSP games will join PS2 Classic Games released for PS4 and (for the Premium plan) PS3 games playable via game streaming.

Alongside that, Sony has also announced half a dozen PS4 and PS5 games that will be playable via a time-limited game trial – a benefit for PS Plus Premium and Deluxe subscribers.

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Update: There’s also the newly announced Ubisoft+ Classics game library, included for higher priced tiers.

Essential subscribers? Well, nothing changes for you with new PS4 and PS5 games refreshed each month, exactly as has been for the last several years.

Let’s start with the PS1 and PSP classics. These have been enhanced with higher frame rates and resolutions, where possible, with some games also featuring save states, as many emulators do. In a nice touch, those who have previously purchased these games will be able to play them newly emulated on PS4 and PS5 without needing PS Plus.

Classic Games Catalog – Original PlayStation and PSP

PlayStation Studios

  • Ape Escape | Japan Studio, Original Playstation
  • Hot Shots Golf | Japan Studio, Original Playstation
  • I.Q. Intelligent Qube | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Jumping Flash! | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Syphon Filter | Bend Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Super Stardust Portable | Housemarque, PSP

Third Party Partners

  • Mr. Driller | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation
  • Tekken 2 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation
  • Worms World Party | Team 17, Original PlayStation
  • Worms Armageddon | Team17, Original PlayStation

Classic Games Catalog – PS2 Remasters

PlayStation Studios

  • Ape Escape 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Dark Cloud | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Dark Cloud 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • FantaVision | SIE, PS4
  • Hot Shots Tennis | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Jak II | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak 3 | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak X: Combat Racing | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Rogue Galaxy | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Siren | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Wild Arms 3 | SIE, PS4

Third Party Partners

  • Baja: Edge of Control HD | THQ Nordic, PS4
  • Bioshock Remastered | 2K Games, PS4
  • Borderlands The Handsome Collection | 2K Games, PS4
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition | Gearbox Publishing, PS4
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning | THQ Nordic, PS4
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection | WB Games, PS4

The range of PS3 games available seems to have been dramatically reduced from PS Now, with this to be the range at launch:

Original PS3 Games (via streaming)

PlayStation Studios

  • Crash Commando | Creative Vault Studios, PS3
  • Demon’s Souls | From Software, PS3
  • echochrome | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ico | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Infamous | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous 2 | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho! | Japan Studio, PS3
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse | Evolution Studios, PS3
  • MotorStorm RC | Evolution Studios, PS3
  • Puppeteer | Japan Studio, PS3
  • rain | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time |Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Resistance 3 | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Super Stardust HD | Housemarque, PS3
  • Tokyo Jungle | Japan Studio, PS3
  • When Vikings Attack | Clever Beans, PS3

Third Party Partners

  • Asura’s Wrath | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 |  Konami, PS3
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West | Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., PS3
  • F.E.A.R. | WB Games, PS3
  • Lost Planet 2 | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 | Koei Tecmo, PS3
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare |Rockstar Games, PS3

Lastly, the six games available as timed trials are:

PlayStation Plus Game Trials

PlayStation Studios

  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection | Naughty Dog, PS5
  • Horizon Forbidden West | Guerrilla Games, PS4/PS5

Third Party Partners

  • Cyberpunk 2077 | CD Projekt, PS5
  • Farming Simulator 22 | Giants Software GmBH, PS4/PS5
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderland |  2K Games, PS4/PS5
  • WWE 2K22 | 2K Games, PS4/PS5

All-New PlayStation Plus vs. Xbox Game Pass – which is better value?

The new PlayStation Plus will roll out through the end of June. It starts in Asia on 24th May, followed by Japan on 2nd June, the Americas on 13th June and finally Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 23rd June.

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3 Comments

  1. You don’t mention all the PS4/5 games they’re adding with Extra/Premium. Things like Returnal and Spider-Man: Miles Morales we knew about already, but also the Demon’s Souls remaster, AC: Valhalla, Guardian’s of the Galaxy, Death Stranding, and more. Stacking a couple of years of PS Now while they still allowed it was a bargain.

    Also, something called “Ubisoft+ Classics” is included with Extra/Premium. Includes at least AC: Valhalla, Far Cry 3 and 4, For Honor, The Crew 2, South Park and more. “up to 27 titles” at launch, more than 50 by the end of the year, and more planned in the future.

    So overall, it looks like a pretty decent deal.

    • I have to say I was really underwhelmed but I have just checked out the full list on the ps blog and to be fair it has sold me a lot more… There is a good selection of ps4 and ps5 which is more than enough for me to upgrade.

  2. There was a lot of scepticism when this was first announced but I think it’s a pretty damn good showing from Sony. I’ve always been console agnostic and still have my Xbox one s and that gets an occasional one month of Gamepass when something takes my fancy but to be honest I’m not sure it will anymore. Extra tier isn’t GP but not far off. Think this will make me Sony for the rest of this gen and put paid to my decision to venture out for a Series X.

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