A few days ago we showed you the definitive review of Games With Gold throughout this year. This time, it’s the turn of his Sony counterpart. Playstation plus is the subscription service of the Japanese company, which gives access to the online functions of the titles and offers free games every month.
Both PS4 and the newly released PS5 have been the consoles that have received games, since PS3 and PS Vita fell last year from the monthly distribution. There have been 33 games in total, some have even been repeated in consecutive months. Either way, let’s see how PlayStation Plus has fared in 2020.
Very strong started the year Sony with its titles for the service. The Uncharted trilogy is a very powerful added value, giving away the remastering for PS4. Goat Simulator accompanies it, being one of the titles that has caused the most laughter in recent years. The average evaluation of the games in Metacritic is 62.7 points. The total value of the games of the month is 43.97 dollars.
Good vintage for the second month of 2020. A new trilogy appeared in the catalog, offering the fantastic Bioshock in their remastered version. Plus, The Sims 4 is synonymous with hundreds of hours. VR users also got their dose of gaming with Firewall. The average evaluation of the games on Metacritic is 69.75 points. The total value of the games for the month is 134.96 dollars.
March did not disappoint either. The remake of one of the works most loved by the community has arrived on PlayStation Plus. Thanks to the work of Bluepoint Games, we can enjoy reliving the PS2 adventure in the highest quality. Friend Sonic and the PlayStation Talents title join the trio. The average valuation of the games in Metacritic is 67.7 points. The total value of the games for the month is 84.97 dollars.
First time that there are two games, but of a very high quality. Our friend Nathan repeats his appearance with the fourth installment of his franchise and driving DiRT Rally 2.0 completes a very interesting pairing. The average valuation of the games on Metacritic is 88.5 points. The total value of the games for the month is 64.98 dollars.
Simulation. That is the mantra that defined the month of May, with one of the best city simulators on the market and the game that best recreates the hard life of working on the farm. The average valuation of the games in Metacritic is 77.5 points (Treasure Rangers has no analysis registered in Metacritic by the press). The total value of the games of the month is 99.97 dollars.
Possibly one of the best months of the year, if not the best. June gave us two works with campaign mode, but whose efforts and thoughts were focused on the multiplayer section. War, whether galactic or earthly, was available to us. Treasure Rangers seems to have failed to get adequate reception, so he repeated on the list. The average valuation of the games in Metacritic is 73.5 points (Treasure Rangers has no analysis registered in Metacritic by the press). The total value of the games for the month is 114.97 dollars.
Very strong month. The best possible edition of Lara Croft’s second adventure, along with one of the most important sports titles of the year, totally free. The average valuation of the games in Metacritic is 73.5 points. The total value of the games for the month is 112.96 dollars.
Capital relevance this month, even for the industry. Fall Guys was uncovered as one of the sensations of 2020, thanks to its particular vision of battle royale. The Call of Duty: Moder Warfare 2 remaster was also a good reason to take advantage of the August titles. The average evaluation of the games in Metacritic is 70 points. The total value of the games for the month is 57.99 dollars.
Another month with only two games. The title that started the battle royale fever versus the fifth installment of one of the best franchises in the history of fighting. The average valuation of the games on Metacritic is 74.5 points. The total value of the games for the month is 49.98 dollars.
RPG and driving. Need for Speed Payback is not the highest rated by the fan community, while Vampyr offers an interesting take on the vampire world. Massira completes as the game about Syrian refugees in their search for a better future. The average valuation of the games on Metacritic is 63.7 points. The total value of the games of the month is 82.97 dollars.
If June opposed one of the best months, November is not far behind. The main novelty lies in the presence of Bugsnax, the first title in the history of PS5 on PlayStation Plus. Also, great games like Hollow Knight or Shadow of War brighten up this month. The average valuation of the games on Metacritic is 78.75 points. The total value of the games for the month is 96.46 dollars.
Month of contrasts, since two games are repeated, which is negative. Although we received the nice battle royale Worms Rumble and the one created by Electronic Arts. The month of the year with the most games and that closes in 2020. The average valuation of the games in Metacritic is 70.6 points. The total value of the games for the month is 101.95 dollars.
PlayStation Plus Collection
One of the most exciting attractions Sony has created for PlayStation Plus subscribers this year is the fabulous compilation of some of the best PS4 exclusive works. A selection of 20 games, the most varied and without any additional cost.
This collection was presented on November 19, when the PS5 arrived in Europe. Is exclusive to users who have both a subscription to the service and the new console. This is the full list
- Batman: Arkham Knight (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Battlefield 1 (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Bloodborne (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition (valued at 29,99 dollars)
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (valued at 39,99 dollars)
- Days Gone (valued at 69,99 dollars)
- Detroit: Become Human (valued at 39,99 dollars)
- Fallout 4 (valued at 19,99 dollars
- Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition (valued at 34,99 dollars)
- God of War (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- inFamous: Second Son (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Monster Hunter World (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Mortal Kombat X (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Person 5 (valued at 69,99 dollars)
- Ratchet & Clank (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- The Last Guardian (valued at 34,99 dollars)
- The Last of Us Remastered (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (valued at 19,99 dollars)
- Until Dawn (valued at 19,99 dollars)
The average valuation of the games in Metacritic is 85.15 points. The total value of the games in the PlayStation Plus Collection is 579.8 dollars.
The year in data and conclusions
These are the summary data that this 2020 PlayStation Plus has thrown at us. Draw your own conclusions:
The total value of the games was 1.046,11 dollars, so the average per title is 31.7 dollars. The month with the highest value was February with 134.96 dollars, while the one with the worst value was January with 43.97 dollars.
Regarding the scores awarded by Metacritic, the total mean score was 76. The month with the best valuation was April with 88.5 points, while the month with the worst valuation was January with 62.7 points.
Seeing the level shown by the works, the truth is that It has been an excellent year to be part of the PlayStation Plus subscription. Several exclusive Sony titles have arrived on the service and we can practically get a library of games for the whole year.
The strategy of the Japanese company seems clear: few games per month, but well selected. There is no fixed number of titles for each batch, so the quality of the dates varies, although the average is quite high. However, the Achilles heel, at least in Europe and Portugal, is the PlayStation Talents game that is usually common.
We understand your production and lower budget, but inevitably, they tend to lower the quality of their month mates. Nor does it help that Sony insists on repeating its publication month after month; It may not have worked the previous month and try your luck the next.
The truth is PlayStation Now, the streaming game service, is not as established as its more direct competitor, Xbox Game Pass. On said service, many Sony exclusives come and go every month, so the catalog is not an authentic guarantee. Perhaps that is why PlayStation Plus is still a very attractive option.
Of course, the arrival of the PlayStation Plus Collection for owners of a PS5, It is a real highlight for the brand. Now every month there will be at least two PS4 games on a regular basis and “on a regular basis” PS5 games. The steps taken by Sony in this 2020 are firm, so we will see how PS Plus begins in 2021 along with the implementation of the new generation.