The History of PlayStation Plus on PS4

Posted by on May 1st, 2017 | 4 Comments | Tags:

The PlayStation 4 launched in North America in November of 2013. Since then PlayStation Plus users have been getting free PS4 games monthly (except for December of 2013). The following is a list of the free games offered from the service, yearly totals, and overall totals of the savings PlayStation Plus users have enjoyed since November of 2013, specifically on PS4.

November 2013

Game Title Price
Contrast $14.99
Resogun $14.99

December 2013
No games were offered for PlayStation Plus users on PS4 in December of 2013.

January 2014

Game Title Price
Don’t Starve $14.99

February 2014

Game Title Price
Outlast $19.99

March 2014

Game Title Price
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition $14.99

April 2014

Game Title Price
Mercenary Kings $19.99

May 2014

Game Title Price
Stick it to the Man $19.99

June 2014

Game Title Price
Trine 2: Complete Story $19.99
Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate $14.99

July 2014

Game Title Price
Towerfall Ascension $14.99
Strider $14.99
Doki-Doki Universe $14.99

August 2014

Game Title Price
Road Not Taken $14.99
Fez $12.99

September 2014

Game Title Price
Velocity 2X $19.99
Sportsfriends $14.99

October 2014 – Driveclub PS Plus was originally set to release this month.

Game Title Price
Dust: An Elysian Tale $14.99
Spelunky $14.99
Pix the Cat $9.99

Year 1 Total: $302.81

November 2014

Game Title Price
The Binding of Issac: Rebirth $9.99
Steamworld Dig $14.99
Escape Plan $14.99

December 2014

Game Title Price
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition $19.99
Secret Ponchos $14.99
Titan Attacks! $11.99

January 2015

Game Title Price
Infamous: First Light $14.99
The Swapper $14.99

February 2015

Game Title Price
Transistor $19.99
Apotheon $14.99
Rogue Legacy $16.99

March 2015

Game Title Price
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New ‘N’ Tasty! $19.99
Valiant Hearts: The Great War $14.99
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood $14.99
Counterspy $14.99

April 2015

Game Title Price
Tower of Guns $14.99
Never Alone $14.99
Aaru’s Awakening $14.99

May 2015

Game Title Price
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition $14.99
Ether One $19.99
The Unfinished Swan $14.99
Race the Sun $9.99
Hohokum $14.99

June 2015

Game Title Price
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes $19.99
Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition $19.99
Super Exploding Zoo $10.99
Futuridium EP Deluxe $12.49
Driveclub PS Plus Edition (finally) Free (Only available with Plus)

July 2015

Game Title Price
Rocket League $19.99
Styx: Master of Shadows $29.99
Mousecraft $14.99
Entwined $9.99

August 2015

Game Title Price
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris $19.99
Limbo $9.99
Sound Shapes $9.99
Stealth Inc. 2 A Game of Clones $9.99

September 2015

Game Title Price
Grow Home (Vote to Play Winner) $7.99
Super Time Force Ultra $14.99
The Unfinished Swan $9.99
Xeodrifter $9.99
Teslagrad $14.99

October 2015

Game Title Price
Super Meat Boy $14.99
Broken Age $19.99
Unmechanical: Extended $14.99

Year 2 Total: $630.08

November 2015

Game Title Price
The Walking Dead: Season 2 $24.99
Magicka 2 $14.99
Dragon Fin Soup $19.99

December 2015

Game Title Price
King’s Quest Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember $9.99
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition $19.99

January 2016

Game Title Price
Hardware: Rivals $19.99
Grim Fandango Remastered $14.99

February 2016

Game Title Price
Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back $19.99
Nom Nom Galaxy $14.99
Nova-111 $14.99

March 2016

Game Title Price
Broforce (Vote to Play) $14.99
Galak-Z $19.99

April 2016

Game Title Price
Dead Star $19.99
Zombi $19.99
Shutshimi $9.99

May 2016

Game Title Price
Tropico 5 $59.99
Switch Galaxy Ultra $11.99
Table Top Racing: World Tour $19.99

June 2016

Game Title Price
NBA 2K16 $59.99
Gone Home: Console Edition $19.99

July 2016

Game Title Price
Furi $24.99
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell $14.99
Paragon Starter Pack $19.99

August 2016

Game Title Price
Rebel Galaxy $19.99
Tricky Towers $14.99
Ultratron $9.99

September 2016

Game Title Price
Lords of the Fallen $19.99
Journey $14.99
Badland: Game of the Year Edition $11.99

October 2016

Game Title Price
Transformers Devastation $39.99
Resident Evil $19.99

Year 3 Total: $643.49

November 2016

Game Title Price
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture $19.99
The Deadly Tower of Monsters $14.99
Letter Quest Remastered $9.99
Pumped BMX+ $9.99

December 2016

Game Title Price
Invisible Inc. $19.99
Stories: The Path of Destinies $14.99
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops $7.99
Color Guardians $14.99

January 2017

Game Title Price
Day of the Tentacle Remastered $14.99
This War of Mine: The Little Ones $29.99
The Swindle $14.99
Titan Souls $14.99
Azkend 2: The World Beneath $7.99

February 2017

Game Title Price
LittleBigPlanet 3 $19.99
Not a Hero $12.99
Starwhal $11.99
Ninja Senki DX $4.99
TorqueL $9.99

March 2017

Game Title Price
Tearaway Unfolded $19.99
Disc Jam $14.99
Lumo $19.99

April 2017

Game Title Price
Drawn to Death $19.99
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime $14.99
10 Second Ninja X $9.99
Curses ‘N Chaos $9.99

May 2017

Game Title Price
Tales from the Borderlands $14.99
Abzu $19.99
Laser Disco Defenders $9.99
Type:Rider $7.99

Year 4 Total So Far: $418.71

The following games were previously available on PlayStation Plus for PS3 or PS Vita, but later came to PS4 as a cross-buy title.

Game Title Price
Hotline Miami $9.99
Thomas Was Alone $9.99
Woah Dave! $4.99

Misc. Total: $24.97

Current Total of all games added: $2,020.26

What do you think of the PlayStation Plus lineup on PS4 in the previous years?

  • syvyn11

    You’d think at this point of the PS4 being two years in, that Sony would put a early AAA title into the mix.

    • Eric G

      Like… Knack? In all seriousness, they might’ve done well to give Need for Speed: Rivals around the time the reboot launched (a couple of weeks ago?). I feel like the new game released unnoticed even though Rivals was pretty damned good.

  • Eric G

    There may be some legal issues with this, and I know the overwhelming majority wants new games, but I wouldn’t mind seeing some PSOne Classics in the future. Also wouldn’t mind the ability to play them on my PS4, but that’s a whole other matter…

    • Maggard

      The PS-One games tend to be offered as the PS-Vita or PS3 PS+ FREE Monthly Games and are available to the PS4 as Cross-Buy*. I would love to see better game offered for the PS-Vita yet enjoy getting to play games I failed to buy on earlier platforms.
      Could the charts above be marked to show games offered by PS+ for a different platform and available for PS4 through Cross-Buy.
      * Rumor is, if you received a PS+ game FREE, access is removed when your PS+ account end EXCEPT:
      when a Cross-Buy game is received for FREE. The platform you purchase it on during that month tracks as a PS+ FREE game which disappears if your PS+ account ends. The game (on other platforms) is still accessible and is still listed as FREE after ending your PS+ membership.
      So, if there is a PS+ Cross-Buy offered, purchase it first on the platform you like least or so not plan to use when your membership ends. Next, download it for the other platforms owned.
      All versions discussed are FREE when purchased when discussed above.