PlayStation Plus’ free games for Extra and Premium subscribers have been announced for December 2022.
This month’s games for the base Essential tier are already available to claim now (the Mass Effect Legendary Edition trilogy, Biomutant and Divine Knockout). Now, we know what free games will be available for subscribers to the mid and top tiers later this month.
PS Plus Extra, the middle tier that gives you access to a library of hundreds of PS4 and PS5 games to download (with all PS4 games working on PS5, sometimes with improvements), once again has the vast majority of additions this month.
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Wrestling game WWE 2K22 leads the pack in Sony’s announcement, although it’s important to note this game is coming to the service on January 3, and it’s only the PS4 version.
We’re also getting three Far Cry games — Far Cry 5, Far Cry New Dawn and Far Cry Primal — three Yakuza games — Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Yakuza: Like a Dragon and the spin-off Judgement — two Lord of the Rings games — Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and sequel Shadow of War — and a partridge in a pear tree. These are all PS4 games, with Like a Dragon and Judgment getting PS5 versions too.
The other games coming to Extra are (PS4 only unless otherwise noted): Adventure Time, Pirates of the Enchiridion, Ben 10: Power Trip (also PS5), Evil Genius 2 (also Ps5), Gigantosaurus The Game, Mortal Shell (also PS5), Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition, The Escapists 2, The Pedestrian (also PS5), and Worms WMD.
The top tier, PS Plus Premium, extends the library access to include streamed PS3 games, PS1, PS2 and PSP emulations, as well as few remasters and remakes. It also adds streaming options for a lot of games across the entire Plus library.
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Once again, the additions to the service are few in comparison to Extra. We’ve got one PS1 game in Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, two PSP games in Pinball Heroes and Ridge Racer 2 (which was leaked over half a year ago), and one streamed PS3 game in Heavenly Sword (which was streamable until the service’s rebrand about six months ago).
Apart from the aforementioned WWE 2K22, these games will come to PS Plus on Tuesday, December 20.
Until that date, the official PlayStation Store is offering big discounts on Plus membership for lapsed or new subscriptions. Using Store credit from ShopTo, you can save even more money.