PlayStation will end the PS Plus Collection on Tuesday, May 9, so consider this an urgent reminder that you’ve got one week to claim 19 games and keep them for as long as you maintain a PS Plus subscription.
The PS Plus Collection predates the service’s Essentials, Extra, and Premium subscription tiers, which have introduced their own collections via the Game Catalog, Classics Catalog, and Cloud Streaming Catalog. The PS Plus Collection contains 19 games – it used to be 20 until Persona 5 skipped town – and some of them are not available through the new catalogs, so it’s doubly worth claiming all of them before May 9. As long as you add these games to your digital library – and there’s a little button for that on their store pages – you’ll still be able to access them even on an Essentials subscription.
Update: Thanks to the reader who informed me that the PS Plus Collection is actually still viewable in one place, it’s just annoyingly hard to locate. You have to scroll way down the home page of the PlayStation Store, find the “All new PlayStation Plus benefits” bar, and then scroll way to the right, past the Premium and Extra blocks, to find the collection under Essentials.
For total clarity, here’s a list of the 19 games that you have until May 9 to claim via the PS Plus Collection, complete with notes on their availability for other PS Plus subscription tiers – Extra for the Game Catalog, Premium for the Cloud Catalog.
- Batman: Arkham Knight – Extra
- Battlefield 1 – None (EA Play gets you a 10% discount)
- Bloodborne – Extra
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – None
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – None
- Days Gone – Extra
- Detroit: Become Human – Extra
- Fallout 4 – Extra
- Final Fantasy 15 – Extra
- God of War – Extra
- Infamous Second Son – Extra
- The Last Guardian – Extra
- The Last of Us Remastered – Premium
- Monster Hunter World – None
- Mortal Kombat 10 – None (but Mortal Kombat 11 is in Extra)
- Ratchet and Clank – None (this is the remake; the PS2 original is in Premium)
- Resident Evil 7 – Extra
- Until Dawn – Extra
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Extra
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