The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection gets one of the prettiest games ever committed to ones and zeroes and a pretty good Dark Souls clone in September. Journey and Lords of the Fallen are the heavy hitters on PS4, but there's a good variety to keep you playing across PS3 and PS Vita as well.
September 2016 free PS Plus games
Journey (PS3, PS4): If you've managed to make it this long without playing Journey, you are finally out of excuses. Aside from being gorgeous to stare at, Journey is one of those rare games that will leave you contemplating the experience for far longer than its (relatively brief) play time. Clear out a few hours and go find yourself in the desert.
Lords of the Fallen (PS4): Lords of the Fallen is unabashed in its love for Dark Souls and the rest of the FromSoftware canon, but it still manages to make a unique, more approachable experience. Hardcore Souls fans may want to bump up the difficulty before they head into battle.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3): Once again don the fashionable sash of the Prince of Persia from The Sands of Time. Then explore the part of his life between his first adventure and his super-buff Warrior Within days. There's jumping and stabbing, naturally.
Datura (PS3): Touch trees, make choices, and follow the strange dream logic of Datura. You can technically play this odd little game with a DualShock 3 controller, but you'll get more out of it if you can wave around a Move controller to interact with the world and its many objects.
Badland (PS Vita, PS3, PS4): Another stylish indie sidescroller on PS Plus? It's true, but Badland has plenty of weirdness to keep it unique, not to mention 4-player deathmatches and co-op modes.
Amnesia: Memories (PS Vita): Don't let the oxymoronic title fool you, Amnesia: Memories isn't about paradoxes: it's 100-percent about flirting with cute anime guys. Also playing air hockey and rock, paper, scissors. How many visual novels let you take a break from the dating scene and hit the air hockey table?
August 2016 free PS Plus games
- Rebel Galaxy (PS4)
- Tricky Towers (PS4)Furi (PS4)
- Yakuza 5 (PS3)
- Retro/Grade (PS3)
- Patapon 3 (PS Vita, PSP)
- Ultratron (PS Vita, PS3, PS4)
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