When you own a PlayStation 5 on Thursday, November 19 (which is already quite a job!), You have to find out which game you want to play. There are a select number of launch titles, but in order not to fall back on them alone, Sony is launching the PlayStation Plus Collection. A selection of twenty PS4 titles that you can play on your brand new PlayStation 5, with or without improved performance. These games have been tried and tested over the years. You know exactly what’s in it for you. This list gives you an overview of the titles in the PS Plus Collection, arranged according to the general opinion of the press!
20. Days Gone – 71 op Metacritic
We start at the last place. A title with a decent score of 71 on average. Days Gone was a title with a lot of potential, but in the end the RPG could not convince. The game had some graphics flaws and certainly scored a good pass in many areas, but good is something else. The game, in which you scour a post-apocalyptic world in search of answers about your missing wife, among other things, is certainly entertaining in many ways. A title that is therefore still a nice bonus in this free collection.
19. Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition – 77 op Metacritic
We had to wait a long time for the arrival of the fifteenth part of the Final Fantasy series. And when it came … it disappointed terribly. The pacing was denounced and the story of Prince Noctis and his friends was criticized for appearing to have gaps in the story. The Royal Edition includes multiple DLCs that fill these gaps and feel like segments that should have been in the original story. In that respect, you will be presented with the best version on your PS5. But as the score indicates, even then it’s not very impressive, as the story of this boy band doesn’t feel finished even now …
18. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombie Chronicles Edition – 78 op Metacritic
With Call of Duty you normally never get a real bad buy. The game always scores a pass, but you may have had higher expectations, which made it seem like a bad buy. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombie Chronicles Edition is a game from 2017 that blurs the lines between humanity and technology completely. In addition to the full base game, the game also includes eight remastered Zombies maps from the original story and some bonuses such as 20 bottles of Liquid Divinium and weapon camos.
17. Detroit: Become Human – 78 op Metacritic
With titles such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, David Cage has established himself as a writer who thrives in games that consist mainly of quick time events. More than that, however, he also tries to stimulate players with difficult questions. After all, how good must AI become before it can be seen as real intelligence? So does an android have feelings? And with that rights? How you respond to that determines your experience. And if you haven’t had that experience yet, you can be lucky. After all, Detroit: Become Human was already a visual spectacle on PS4.
16. Until Dawn – 79 op Metacritic
In 2015, Supermassive Games, a relatively unknown developer, developed the horror title Until Dawn, in which a group of young people travels to a chalet in the woods. When they pull off a cruel joke, two ladies disappear quite suddenly and they are not found even a year later. The adventure takes place in the winter time in the remote Blackwood Pines, where the most inimitable events follow each other in rapid succession. The game excels in providing different storylines. Every choice you make has far-reaching consequences for the rest of the game. Highly recommended when playing with some friends.
15. inFamous: Second Son – 80 op Metacritic
Make way Cole, your story is over. After two successful games on PS3, the (anti) hero could leave the field for a new hero: Delsin. However, unlike Cole, he had no powers of his own. Instead, he can absorb the gifts of other people like him, which he uses to overthrow a dictatorial regime. Will the PS5 introduce a third hero? We are very curious. Until then, you can at least get started with this title!
14. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – 80 op Metacritic
Crash Bandicoot is considered one of the classic platforming heroes of the original PlayStation and is usually mentioned in the same breath as Spyro. The call for an HD collection has been great for a long time. After a surprise reveal at E3, that collection came and the first three Crash games turned out to be even more difficult than we remembered. Not that that stopped us by the way …
13. The Last Guardian – 82 op Metacritic
After being repeatedly postponed, could The Last Guardian live up to the hype? Would it be a worthy successor to iconic cult hits like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus? Not according to most players. What it was was a moving story about a boy and his dog bird monster thing and the bond they have together.
12. Mortal Kombat X – 83 op Metacritic
It is a pity that this collection has not chosen the latest installment in the series, Mortal Kombat XI, but according to a certain saying, you should not look a given horse in the mouth. So get started with the dozens of fighters of this tenth part and do it there. After all, there are more than enough fatalities in which a detached jaw plays a role. Oh, and in the meantime there is something of a story with a timeskip and all.
11. Ratchet & Clank – 85 op Metacritic
Ratchet & Clank on the PlayStation 4 meant a reboot of the series with a movie of the same name. Movie games are often not to write home about, but developer Insomniac Games knows and did differently. Like all Ratchet & Clank titles, this release provides platforming fun and lets you take on your enemies with the most insane weapons.
10. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – 86 op Metacritic
There are those games that attract you and of which you say afterwards, “If only I hadn’t done this.” That was an experience I had with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Not because the game wasn’t good. On the contrary; it was stoneware. But when I immersed myself in the VR version of the game, I farted seven colors of shit and couldn’t sleep anymore. Okay, it might not have been that bad, but Resident Evil 7: Biohazard did everything it could to scare the hell out of you and succeeded in doing this with many people. A welcome horror title in this collection.
9. Fallout 4 – 87 op Metacritic
The hype was big when Bethesda first hinted at the arrival of Fallout 4. Fallout 3 was already quite old and although New Vegas had appeared in the meantime, it didn’t come from Bethesda Game Studios, but from Obsidian. The public went crazy when the game was revealed at E3. In the meantime, the game has been out for several years and we know that it tells the story of a parent who sees his or her child being snatched before his or her eyes and then awakens into the post-apocalyptic future. It’s up to you to find your boy while knocking off raiders, mutants and Deathclaws.
8. Batman: Arkham Knight – 87 op Metacritic
Developer Rocksteady Studios put Batman back on the map in 2009 with the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum. With the sequel Batman: Arkham City, the studio was also successful and Batman: Arkham Knight was also a direct hit. Among other things, the arrival of the Batmobile that allows you to drive from one side of the city to the other was a much-requested feature. The launch of the game did not go completely smoothly, especially on the PC, but through patches the game is now very stable, especially on the PlayStation 4 on which this collection is based.
7. Battlefield 1 – 89 op Metacritic
In Battlefield 1, we were taken to World War I in 2016, which caused an awful lot of casualties. The trench warfare was rife with harsh conditions and the introduction of gas as a weapon. The game lets you play an important role in this war, following personal stories in the single-player episodes. In addition, the game also contains a multiplayer as we are used to from the franchise. Gigantic and epic.
6. Monster Hunter: World – 90 on Metacritic
Monster Hunter: World is the most popular Monster Hunter game in years and is largely responsible for the deluge of Monster Hunter media currently underway. And it is not difficult to see why. Not only has the game been made more accessible to newcomers, but veterans will also see plenty of news thanks to new ways to overcome terrain and monsters that fight each other. In addition, new content for the game is still appearing, which is often free.
5. Bloodborne – 92 op Metacritic
In 2015 developer From Software stepped away from titles such as Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls. Although, Bloodborne was not very far from these titles. Like the Souls franchise, Bloodborne is an unforgivable RPG, in which you have to keep all your senses sharp to make it to the finish line. In the old, grim city of Yharnam, you will search for answers to the eternal curse that a native disease is spreading through the streets of Yharnam. The graphic splendor of the game lets you get lost in a world you would rather not get lost in. Combine that with gameplay where you have to time to the second not to get cropped, and you have a game to lick your fingers at.
4. Persona 5 – 93 on Metacritic
Beloved as perhaps the most stylish game of all time and the successor to the highly successful Persona 4: Golden, that’s Persona 5. With a group of problematic teenagers, tackle even more problematic adults by exploring their soul as a kind of maze and the physical fight manifestations of their feelings. However, please note that this is not the Royal version of the game, which means that you will be missing the necessary content
3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 93 op Metacritic
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is protagonist Nathan Drake’s final trick. Together with his brother Sam, he goes in search of Henry Avery’s lost treasure, which must be located in the pirate paradise of Libertalia. A graphic masterpiece that will leave you on the edge of your seat because of the colorful forests of Madagascar. Buy the Nathan Drake Collection for your convenience and you can relive the whole adventure!
2. God of War – 94 on Metacritic
This reboot of the series takes protagonist Kratos to the cold north. Together with his son, whom he constantly calls’ boy ‘, he quickly runs into trouble when Kratos’ reputation precedes him. His Blades of Olympus have given way to a gigantic ax, which he uses to cut the mythical Norse creatures one head. The reboot was met with loud acclaim for its story, gameplay and graphics. With the arrival of God of War: Ragnarok in 2021, this title is actually an obligation!
1. The Last of Us Remastered – 95 op Metacritic
It is special to say the least that an original PS3 game is currently the highest-grossing PS4 game in the PlayStation Plus Collection. This Naughty Dog remaster tells the story of Ellie, who turns out to be immune to a terrible virus. She is the only hope for humanity and must therefore be escorted to a medical facility by smuggler Joel, but this is far from smooth.
The story of this game is compelling and solid as a rock. Graphically it was already an outlier on the PS3, but with this remaster you get better textures and a higher frame rate for you. Undoubtedly, The Last of Us: Part 2 on the PS5 will also get a big update, so that you can spend quite a few hours with the franchise alone!