PS Plus Essential 2022 review: 10 best games offered with PS Plus subscription this year


Sony revived the PlayStation Plus service earlier this year with different tiers like Essential, Extra and Deluxe. While the Deluxe and Extra series offer a huge library of games for PS5 and PS4 players, the PS Plus Essential is basically the older version of the PS Plus. PS Plus Essential offers Nioh 2, GTA Online, FIFA 22 and many other free games in 2022. Check out some of the best PS Plus games offered this year:

1. Persona 5 Strikers

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Persona 5 Strikers is a great entry in the series with a compelling story and great combat. You join the Phantom Thieves to fight corruption that is taking over the cities of Japan. When a summer vacation with loved ones turns dark due to a distorted reality, you must fight evil forces to uncover various secrets and free the hearts of imprisoned people. Persona 5 Strikers has an amazing combat system that allows you to fight hordes of enemies all over Japan.


  • Fun story
  • A great new combat system for the series


  • The story was a bit long

2. FIFA 22

While FIFA 22 is the last generation title in the series, it offers an authentic football experience. The game has more than 700 licensed teams and more than 90 stadiums. FIFA 22 features fan-favorite modes like Career Mode, FIFA Ultimate Team, Volta Football and more. You can also participate in the world’s biggest football competitions including UEFA Champions League, Premier League, UEFA Europa League, the newest UEFA Europa Conference League, Bundesliga, LaLiga Santander, CONMEBOL Sudamericana, CONMEBOL Libertadores and others.


  • An authentic football experience
  • Hypermotion tech provides a realistic experience


  • FUT mode can be improved

3. God of war

A few months before the launch of God of War Ragnarok, PlayStation offered God of War via PS Plus Essential. God of War serves as a reboot of the series, with an exciting story that follows Kratos and his Atreus through the Norse realms. As a father, Kratos must deal with his past and control his rage to raise Atreus the right way. During their journey, Kratos and Atreus encounter various gods and demons, resulting in some action-packed fight scenes. God of War is one of the best PlayStation games ever.


  • Amazing visuals and storytelling
  • Great fight


  • The camera can feel a little awkward when fighting multiple enemies

4. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time brings a new platforming adventure set in the multiverse. Neo Cortex and N. Tropi launch an all-out assault on the entire multiverse. Crash and Coco must reunite the four quantum masks and bend the rules of reality to save the multiverse. The game features new abilities and playable characters as well as great boss fights in alternate dimensions. The fun gameplay experience of Crash Bandicoot 4 is definitely worth checking out.


  • Great platform
  • Huge variety of levels


  • Timeline events could have been better

5. Yakuza: Like a dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon takes the series in a new direction with new characters and revamped combat. The game’s story follows Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking member of a small yakuza family in Tokyo. After taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit and facing 18 years in prison, he learns that no one is waiting for him outside and that his clan is doomed. Ichiban must team up with a ragtag group of outcasts to discover the truth behind his clan’s betrayal. Unlike previous games in the series, Like a Dragon features dynamic RPG combat where your weapons are based on the job you take on. Apart from these, the game has many side missions and activities similar to other Yakuza games.


  • Great RPG combat system
  • Awesome new characters and story


  • The camera can be tricky when fighting multiple enemies

6. Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 + 2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 brings the original skateboarding games back to modern consoles with upgraded graphics and controls. The game features the original pro roster with Tony Hawk and other pro skaters. Apart from these, the game also features new tracks as well as music from the original titles. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 includes all original game modes as well as native 2-player modes. The game also features Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater, which allow you to create your own skate park and skaters respectively. In addition to these, you can compete with other players around the world through online multiplayer modes.


  • Great remake
  • An amazing list of skaters


  • Some maps could have been redesigned better

7. Super hot

Superhot is an FPS game with some unique mechanics that you won’t really find in other shooters. Time moves only when you move and you have to get weapons from defeated enemies. As a result, Superhot becomes a fantastic puzzle shooter mashup where you strategize how to approach each enemy-filled room in slow-motion cinematic fashion. The game also features a multi-layered story along with some other game modes like Challenge Mode and Endless Mode.


  • Awesome gameplay loop
  • Good article


  • Some levels can be improved

8. Neoh 2

Nioh 2 is a wonderful Souls-like game set in Sengoku period Japan. The action RPG features deep and challenging combat with many dangerous enemies and legendary boss fights. Nioh 2 has a rich story about military commanders from the Sengoku era, where you will encounter many formidable yokai along your journey. You’ll also gain new abilities like Yokai Shift that will help you defeat deadly enemies. However, your enemies can now create a dark realm to raise the stakes and introduce new challenges.


  • Great fight
  • A wonderful story


  • Item handling could be better
  • A challenge for players who are new to the Souls games

9. Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes all three Mass Effect games with improved visuals and performance. The game includes over 40 DLC plus the single player campaign from all three games. Each game has a rich story where your decisions affect every mission, battle, and relationship throughout the games. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is definitely playable for its amazing storytelling and amazing gameplay experience.


  • Many improvements over the original titles
  • Improved load times


  • The DLC doesn’t connect well with the overall story

10. GTA Online

GTA Online is the online multiplayer component of GTA 5. You can create your own character to climb the ranks of Los Santos and Blaine County. The game has various missions and activities to play along with buying cars, bikes and properties. Rockstar regularly brings a new set of missions along with exploits that are added every year. New content is introduced to GTA Online frequently to ensure that the online experience remains engaging. GTA Online is a fun experience to try with friends.


  • Great customization and wide range of activities
  • Fun exploits


  • It can feel repetitive when grinding for some items


Source by 91 Mobiles

Written By Sabhitech

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