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The 10 best PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium games

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The new PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium tiers are jam-packed with outstanding games spanning from the original PlayStation to PlayStation 5. But which games are the best?


These are the 10 best PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium games.

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10. Celeste (Extra)

Arguably the best 2D platformer of the past decade, Celeste is all about overcoming even the toughest tasks.

Warner Bros. Games

9. Batman: Return to Arkham (Premium)

Featuring Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, this collection highlights two of Batman’s greatest adventures.

Bethesda Softworks

8. Fallout: New Vegas (Premium)

Sure, Fallout 3 gets a lot of love, but we have to hand it to New Vegas for its writing, story, and setting.


7. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (Essential)

Capcom took a chance with Resident Evil 7s first-person perspective, but it ended up being exactly the refresh the series needed.


6. God of War (Essential)

By now, you’re probably aware of just how excellent God of War (2018) is, so if you haven’t played it yet, or if you want to experience it again, give it a try on PS Plus.

Enhance Games

5. Tetris Effect (Extra)

One game that blew us away in 2018 was Tetris Effect, which is unlike any puzzle experience we’ve played. It’s dazzling, awe-inspiring, and an absolutely beautiful take on the Tetris formula.


4. Marvel’s Spider-Man and Miles Morales (Extra)

This entry is a twofer because we can’t choose between them. Marvel’s Spider-Man and Miles Morales are required playing.


3. Returnal (Extra)

Serving as one of the absolute best PS5 games, Returnal is Housemarque’s magnum opus.

Rockstar Games

2. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Extra)

From a design perspective, Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most stunning experiences in all of gaming. It tells a harrowing story and is packed to the brim with details that bring it to life.


1. Bloodborne (Essential)

Bloodborne is still unmatched to this day, offering exceptional combat, an incredible world, and an art direction that is unlike anything else on PlayStation.

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