First PlayStation Plus Games Get a Mixed Reaction

Classic games shown little love at launch.

By AlexJohn, Posted 17 May 2022

In March Sony announced a new (long-rumored) revamp to their PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscription services. They would be combining the pair into a single, 3-tiered subscription model. On May 16th Vice President of Global Sales and Business Opportunities Nick Maguire revealed the first list of games to feature on the new service.

For those subscribing to PlayStation Plus’ highest tier, Deluxe, 119 titles will be available. This tier grants access to the Classic Games Catalogue which features older titles from the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable including Ape Escape and Tekken 2, and remastered editions of PlayStation 2 titles such as Siren and Rogue Galaxy. 


Players who live in countries where cloud streaming is available can also access PlayStation Plus Premium, which is essentially Deluxe but with the addition of being able to play PlayStation 3 titles via streaming. Among the games included at launch are Ico, Devil May Cry HD Collection, and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.

The reaction to the initial library of PS Plus games has been mixed. Longtime subscribers of the old model will have likely already bagged several of the PS4 and PS5 titles available, and there are not as many older titles on offer as fans might have been expecting. With the PS1 and PS2 playing a part in so many gamers’ childhoods, one might expect a lot more titles from these consoles at launch. Franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Gran Turismo are almost synonymous with the PlayStation brand but are noticeably absent from the list.

Conversely, it is worth remembering that this is only the beginning. These initial 119 games are very diverse and appeal to a wide range of gamers. With new titles added each month, by the time PlayStation Plus reaches its goal of over 700 games players should be bursting at the seams with fantastic content new and old.

PlayStation Plus launches June 13th in the US at the following prices: Essential Plan - $9.99; Extra Plan - $14.99; Premium/Deluxe Plan - $17.99.

Alex David Johnson
News Editor, NoobFeed

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Publisher(s): Sony
Developer(s): Sony
Genres: Adventure
Themes: Retro
Release Date: 2018-12-03

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