PlayStation Plus’ free games offering has been fantastic in recent months, offering critically acclaimed titles such as Batman: Arkham Knight, Detroit: Become Human, and this month's MLB The Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered. With that said, considering that PS3 and Vita games were removed, they kind of have to be.
As the next generation of consoles looms closer, it’s important that PlayStation continues to keep fans invested in their platform and services, making sure that both PS Plus and the restructured PS Now are worth the cost. One way to do that is to continue the trend of amazing games being offered and we’ve got more than a few on our PS Plus wishlist for November!
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game that needs no introduction. Based on a well known book series, and soon to be a Netflix original show, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is widely considered as one of the best open-world RPGs in existence having unanimously won ‘Game of the Year’ for 2015 - it's a lesson in how to create a compelling narrative, powerful characters, and side missions that have a real purpose in the larger world.
The Witcher 3 is finally available on Nintendo Switch as of today - October 15, almost four and a half years after it’s initial release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Releasing the base game as a free PS Plus title would be a great way to introduce new fans to the series who may then go on to buy the DLC, prepare for CD Projekt Red’s next game, Cyberpunk 2077 which is due to release next April, and compete against Nintendo for players attention and playtime.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
MachineGames reboot of the Wolfenstein series has been fantastic, to say the least. What began with 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order was only improved with its sequel, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. Set in an alternate timeline where the Nazis won WWII, players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz in an effort to overthrow the regime, praised for its narrative, characters, and gameplay.
Whether it's The New Order or The New Colossus, none of the newer Wolfenstein games have ever been released on PS Plus, not even the standalone spin-off The Old Blood - which, considering the success of other similar games like Infamous: Last Light, is quite strange. And this year’s Wolfenstein: Youngblood released to middling reviews, leaving fans of the series craving a worthy successor to 2017’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
When deciding on the best horror games of all time, it’s hard not to include Alien: Isolation. Following the negative response to Aliens: Colonial Marines, Creative Assembly looked at the original film for inspiration over James Cameron’s more action-focused sequel, Aliens, creating a beautifully tense and claustrophobic first-person survival-horror game; a game of cat and mouse with a Xenomorph.
Just like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, PlayStation releasing Alien: Isolation as a free game on PS Plus would be a great way to compete with Nintendo as it’s due to release on Switch before the end of the year. As the possibility of a sequel to Alien: Isolation continues to look increasingly unlikely, getting the game into more players' hands around Halloween, and following the dismal Alien: Blackout, is a must.
Alien: Isolation is available now on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux. A Nintendo Switch version is currently in development.
Respawn Entertainment has made quite a name for themselves over the past year. Their Titanfall themed battle royale, Apex: Legends continues to find great success, the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is exactly one month away, and it was just announced that the team is developing a Medal of Honor game for VR.
Titanfall is where Respawn Entertainment built its name and there’s no game as underrated as the brilliant, Titanfall 2, a game that never got the chance it deserved due to a rough release date that had the game wedged between a new Battlefield and Call of Duty. In short: Titanfall 2 and its fantastic campaign absolutely deserve another shot in the sunlight and PS Plus could be the way to do it. What better way to ramp of sales on a single-player Star Wars game than showing players what the team is really capable of.
Titanfall 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
With the launch of the PlayStation 5 on the horizon and a relatively quiet year for PlayStation after abandoning E3, Sony needs to put in the hard yard and make sure they're hitting on all cylinders for the sake of the brand - particularly after the loss of Shawn Layden, Sony Interactive Entertainment's Chairman for Worldwide Studios.
Revamping PlayStation Now in order to compete with Xbox Games Pass and adding some huge new titles to the 'Hits Collection' such as God of War are smart moves in the right direction. Continuing to demonstrate why PlayStation is number one and why players need their service is a must right now, and great PS Plus games every month should be a top priority.
PlayStation Plus members receive two free games every month with their subscription.