10 essential PS4/PS5 games in your subscription

A common problem that many of us face when turning on our PlayStation consoles is finding games we want to play, but the new PlayStation Plus Extra subscription aims to solve this problem.

With a whole new catalog of games to browse through, however, it can still be a bit daunting to find a title to start with. So we’ve listed 10 games available on PS4/PS5 that you should try if you haven’t already.

For this list, we’ve tried to avoid popular AAA games that any PlayStation gamer would have played and instead focused on less popular/third-party titles that are worth trying.

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#10 – Days Gone (PS4)

When it comes to the range of first-party games that PlayStation released in the PS4 era, down people’s lists would be Days Gone.

Not because it’s bad because it’s not. Anyone who’s played the game usually had good things to say, but that’s exactly the point. It feels like most people haven’t played it.

That’s why we think it’s the perfect game for this PlayStation Plus Extra catalog. Give it a second chance to live and hopefully be experienced and enjoyed by a whole variety of new players.

#9 – Until Dawn (PS4)

One of the oldest games on the list, Until Dawn from 2014 is a game most gamers are familiar with, as it took over the YouTube landscape upon release and became hugely popular.

While Supermassive has continued to make a variety of wonderful horror games, many of which are also available through PlayStation Plus Extra, we think returning to the game that started it all for a spooky treat this Halloween.

#8 – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4/PS5)

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is another game that has slipped off people’s radars in recent years, which is a shame as it was one of the most enjoyable games released in 2021.

The story-driven adventure follows Star Lord and the Guardians in a title that not only encompasses its popular MCU adaptation, but goes beyond it, delivering an entertaining, funny, and heartwarming story that’s a must-have for any Marvel fan.

#7 – Final Fantasy VII Remake / Final Fantasy VII (PS4/PS5)

A bit of a two-for-one title here as Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake are available through your PlayStation Plus Extra subscription, giving you access to the absolute classic that helped define the original PlayStation.

The reason we put both games here is for those who played the original or had nothing to live for.

For those who haven’t played the original Final Fantasy VII, we recommend playing this title first on the remake just to fully experience its timeless storytelling. Although some gameplay and graphics are a bit dated, if you’re the type to look past it, it’s worth it.

The remake is also worth playing, especially the Intergrade version on PS5 which adds a bonus DLC campaign for Yuffie. This remake, despite only including the Midgar section of Final Fantasy VII’s story, expands on it so massively that it’s both a familiar experience for fans of the original while bringing many novelties at the table.

#6 – Death Stranding / Director’s Cut (PS4/PS5)

While Hideo Kojima’s genre-defying, AAA title known as Death Stranding still has an air of controversy in the eyes of the average gamer due to the “walking simulator” stigma, in reality, it couldn’t not be more wrong.

While the game is based on its traversal, it’s one of the most interesting titles to come out in the last decade, offering a unique take on what’s expected of our usual AAA experience as well as storytelling. mysterious and steeped in madness that only Hideo Kojima can bring to the table.

Both the original and Director’s Cut versions of the game are available, meaning PS4 and PS5 players can enjoy the experience on their own.

#5 – Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition (PS4)

A game that many people may have missed, Pillars of Eternity is a must-have for a retro RPG fan. Made by Obsidian, a team of developers best known for their work on the Fallout franchise through the original games and New Vegas, the game revives the classic take on the genre in a way that felt truly unique upon release.

While there are plenty of retro-style RPGs out there now, Pillars of Eternity is the one you should check out.

#4 – Lost (PS4/PS5)

Do you like cats? Yes? Do you like Cyberpunk settings? Yes? Well, you should probably play Stray then.

The only game to be added to PlayStation Plus catalogs at launch, Stray sees you go on an adventure as a cat in a short but sweet experience that will tug at the heartstrings while flexing your console’s graphics capabilities.

#3 – Demon’s Souls (PS5)

The only PS5 exclusive on this list but one that had to be mentioned, the remake of the original Souls experience is a must-have for fans of the franchise, especially after Elden Ring’s world domination earlier this year.

Worth a try if you’ve never experienced it before.

#2 – Yakuza 0 (PS4)

An undisputed must-have game for all gamers, Yakuza 0 and the franchise as a whole is one of the best uses for your subscription with a truly unique and highly addictive series of games.

The perfect game to start the series, Yakuza 0 gives us an introduction to the world and its characters with a masterfully crafted story of crime, betrayal, and action, all centered around protagonists Kiryu and Goro Majima.

Add to that a massive amount of side quests and hilarious activities, and Yakuza 0 has just about everything any gamer could want.

#1 – Control: Ultimate Edition (PS4/PS5)

Finally, we have the mind-blowing excellence that is Remedy’s Control: Ultimate Edition.

Perhaps one of the most underrated studios in gaming today, Remedy has released a consistent lineup of high quality titles and Control is perhaps their best yet.

A must play if you haven’t already.

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