BySimon Rune Knudsen, writer at Creators.co
A level 110 tryhard Meepo picker enthusiastic about dad rock, Warhammer 40k and weird beers.
Simon Rune Knudsen

Everyone loves free stuff. Especially if we're talking about free games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. Or almost free anyway. Being a PlayStation Plus member costs about $10 a month (or $60 a year), but in return you get the nearly unlimited entertainment of several free games each month, the ability to play online through Playstation Network and a discount on a lot of game titles in the PlayStation Store.

It's a great deal, really. I can't count how many hours I've sunk into Injustice: Gods Among Us, Styx: Master of Shadows or whatever indie game I found through the membership. Not to mention the hundreds of hours I've spent playing Destiny or Overwatch online.

Every Free PS Plus Game to Download & Play In 2017

We bring you this definitive list of all the free games featured on Playstation Plus through 2017. You can read about the games you can download right now, but also check up on the titles you've been missing out on. We'll make sure to update the list at the end of each month as soon as Sony reveals which games they'll feature.

September

Infamous: Second Son

[Credit: Sony]
[Credit: Sony]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
  • Publisher: Sony
  • Summary: Originally a PS4 launch title, Sucker Punch's beautiful open world adventure game is just as playable now as it was in 2014.

Strike Vector Ex

[Credit: Ragequit Corporation]
[Credit: Ragequit Corporation]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Ragequit Corporation
  • Publisher: Ragequit Corporation
  • Summary: Pitched as a "Brutal aerial FPS" this independently developed arena game offers breakneck speed multiplayer action.

The rest of September's line up looks like this:

  • Tokyo Jungle, PS3
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection, PS3
  • Element4l, PS Vita
  • Don’t Die, Mr. Robot, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)
  • Truck Racer (PS3)
  • Handball 2016 (PS3)
  • We Are Doomed (PS Vita, crossbuy with PS4)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend (PS Vita, crossbuy with PS4)

August

Just Cause 3

[Credit: Square Enix]
[Credit: Square Enix]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Avalanche Studios
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Summary: Cause havoc in paradise with a gigantic toolbox of upgradable guns, bombs, drones and more.

Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry

[Credit: Ubisoft]
[Credit: Ubisoft]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Summary: Freedom Cry is a single-player downloadable content addition for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, expanding on the story with new missions and environments.

The rest of August's line up looks like this:

  • Super Motherload, PS3
  • Snakeball, PS3
  • Downwell, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Level 22, PS Vita

July

Until Dawn

[Credit: Sony]
[Credit: Sony]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Publisher: Sony
  • Summary: A choose-your-own-misadventure with all the wrappings of a teen horror flick, Until Dawn is experienced best with shrieking friends on the couch.

Game of Thrones

[Credit: Telltale Games]
[Credit: Telltale Games]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Summary: Telltale's take on George R.R. Martin's bloody universe gets the same love, care and attention to the source material as the developer's celebrated adaptation of The Walking Dead. How good are you at playing the game of thrones?

The rest of July's line up looks like this:

  • Tokyo Jungle, PS3
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection, PS3
  • Element4l, PS Vita
  • Don’t Die, Mr. Robot, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

June

Life Is Strange

[Credit: Square Enix]
[Credit: Square Enix]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Summary: Life Is Strange is a graphic adventure played from a third-person view. The game focuses on Max Caulfield, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. The player's actions will adjust the narrative as it unfolds, and reshape it once allowed to travel back in time.

Killing Floor 2

[Credit: Tripwire Interactive]
[Credit: Tripwire Interactive]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Tripwire Interactive
  • Publisher: Tripwire Interactive
  • Summary: Killing Floor 2 is a first-person shooter video game, that can be played alone or cooperatively with up to six players. Gameplay consists of players fighting through waves of Zeds, zombie-like creatures that has spread across the world after the outbreak of a contagious virus. As waves pass, the enemy count, which scales with the number of players in the game, will increase and different enemy types are introduced with the final wave culminating in a boss fight.

May

May's a big Playstation Plus month, giving players access to five PS4 games, two PS3 games and two games for the Playstation Vita, available from Tuesday, May 2.

Abzû (North America Only)

[Credit: 505 Studios]
[Credit: 505 Studios]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Giant Squid Studios
  • Publisher: 505 Studios
  • Summary: Abzû is a different adventure game that puts you in the role of a freediver. Boasting a distinctly beautiful art style reminiscent of Journey, you'll explore the ocean as you restore life to ecosystems using magical springs. The gameplay allows the player to freely navigate underwater environments ranging from open water and natural caverns to ancient ruins.

Alienation (Europe Only)

[Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment]
[Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Housemarque
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Summary: In this RPG shooter, one to four players defend themselves against an alien invasion on Earth through increasingly difficult levels. Players can choose one of three character classes, each with its own abilities. Players can upgrade their weapons with collectables, known as upgrade cores.

Tales From the Borderlands

[Credit: Telltale Games]
[Credit: Telltale Games]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Summary: As with other Telltale games, Tales from the Borderlands is an episodic graphic adventure. The game is based on the Borderlands series of video games and features plenty of comedy in a sci-fi steampunk setting. The game has been praised for its characterization, creative setpieces, humorous writing and unexpected pathos.

Laser Disco Defenders

[Credit: Excalibur Games]
[Credit: Excalibur Games]
  • Platform: PS4 and Playstation Vita
  • Developer: Out Of Bounds
  • Publisher: Excalibur Games
  • Summary: Save the galaxy and its taste in music, in this self-inflicted bullet hell platformer. Join the Laser Disco Defenders on their quest to defeat the evil Lord Monotone and prevent him from using the coveted Mirror Moon to force the galaxy into dancing along to his, and only his, tune.

Type:Rider

[Credit: Plug In Digital]
[Credit: Plug In Digital]
  • Platform: PS4 and Playstation Vita
  • Developer: Ex Nihilo
  • Publisher: Plug In Digital
  • Summary: Uncover the history and secrets of fonts in this fascinating and unique puzzle game. You're controlling two dots and travel through the ages of typographic styles and techniques; from the rock paintings of prehistoric times to Pixel art of the 2000s, solving riddles by riding the most popular fonts and characters in a captivating musical and visual environment.

Blood Knights

[Credit: Kalypso Media]
[Credit: Kalypso Media]
  • Platform: PS3
  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • Summary: In this hack and slash role-playing game you can play as either Jeremy, a vampire hunter, or Alysa, a vampire that Jeremy is ritually bound to. The two characters, who live in a world where humans and vampires are at war, are on a quest to retrieve an artifact that can cause cataclysms.

Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants

[Credit: Kalypso Media]
[Credit: Kalypso Media]
  • Platform: PS3
  • Developer: Gaming Minds Studios
  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • Summary: Port Royale 3 is set in the Caribbean during the 16th and 17th centuries. It combines a business simulator with real-time battles and towns that can be owned, built, developed or razed. The protagonist is a young Spanish commoner who left Spain to explore the New World. His life changes when he meets the love of his life, who's heart he is going to win by either following the path of the merchant or the path of the adventurer (pirate).

April

In April we got two PS4 games, two PS3 games and two games for the Playstation Vita. Check them out below.

Drawn To Death

[Credit: SIEA]
[Credit: SIEA]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency
  • Publisher: SIEA
  • Summary: Drawn to Death is a multiplayer-only, third-person shooter played as an 4-man arena brawler. It takes place entirely inside the contents of a high school kid's notebook and lets lose the creativity of an adolescent's morbid brain activity. The art style is "hand-drawn", the gameplay extremely fast paced and it reinvents the traditional brawler by adding very strange weaponry, ability synergies and a lot of excessive swearing.

Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime

[Credit: Asteroid Base]
[Credit: Asteroid Base]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: Asteroid Base
  • Publisher: Asteroid Base
  • Summary: 'Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime' can be played alone or with two to four players. The players pilot a spaceship with a variety of stations that control the ship's weapons, engine, shield, Yamato cannon, and map. Each player must constantly move from station to station in order to balance flying the ship, protecting it from damage, and attacking enemies.

Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom

[Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe]
[Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe]
  • Platform: PS3
  • Developer: Novarama Magenta Software
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Summary: Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom is a third-person adventure. You play Hiro, a young explorer, who discovers a magical portal to a lost kingdom. A land under attack from a cruel, rampaging robot army. Transform into 16 different Invizimals, using their unique abilities to solve puzzles and battle against your enemies.

Alien Rage – Extended Edition

[Credit: CI Games]
[Credit: CI Games]
  • Platform: PS3
  • Developer: CI Games
  • Publisher: CI Games
  • Summary: Alien Rage is a science fiction first-person shooter where players fight through several linear levels, killing a variety of aliens. At the end of every few levels, player battle a big alien boss in a gruesome fight. You score points by killing a large number of aliens in a short period of time or by killing them in special ways. These points can be used to upgrade the player character

10 Second Ninja

[Credit: Mastertronic]
[Credit: Mastertronic]
  • Platform: PS Vita
  • Developer: Four Circle Interactive
  • Publisher: Mastertronic
  • Summary: You have 10 seconds to destroy all Nazi Robots in your vicinity. Become the ultimate Ninja and take down Robot Hitler’s automated autocracy in this blisteringly fast platformer.

Curses ‘N Chaos

[Credit: Tribute Games]
[Credit: Tribute Games]
  • Platform: PS Vita
  • Developer: Tribute Games
  • Publisher: Tribute Games
  • Summary: Curses 'N Chaos is a 2D, wave-based, arena-brawler game focusing on 2-player co-op. Players have the ability to craft new items and power ups as they battle hordes of incoming enemies either alone or with a friend locally or online.

March

In March we got two PS4 games, two PS3 games and two games for the Playstation Vita. Check them out below.

Tearaway Unfolded

[Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment]
[Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developers: Tarsier Studios and Media Molecule
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Summary: Tearaway Unfolded is a platform-adventure game from 2015 that revolves around environmental platform interaction, creativity and customization, confrontations with antagonistic creatures and finding collectibles. The player controls several aspects of the world in a god-like fashion.

Disc Jam

[Credit: High Horse Entertainment]
[Credit: High Horse Entertainment]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developers: High Horse Entertainment
  • Publisher: High Horse Entertainment
  • Summary: A fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic combination of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone.

Under Night In-Birth

[Credit: Arc System Works]
[Credit: Arc System Works]
  • Platform: PS3
  • Developers: Ecole Software and French Bread
  • Publisher: Arc System Works, Aksys Games and NIS America
  • Summary: Under Night In-Birth is both a visual novel and a 2D fighting game. It takes place in a fictional modern-day setting some time in the 21st century, where the world is haunted by Voids, shadow-creatures that you must defeat as the game's protagonist Hyde.

Earth Defense Force 2025

[Credit: D3 Publisher]
[Credit: D3 Publisher]
  • Platform: PS3
  • Developers: Sandlot
  • Publisher: D3 Publisher
  • Summary: Earth Defense Force 2025 is a third-person shooter and the follow-up to Earth Defense 2017. The player takes control of an Earth Defense soldier from one of four soldier classes to protect our world against invading alien enemies of many sizes and forms. It features destructible environment and lets the player use many different vehicles and weapons.

Lumo

[Credit: Rising Star Games]
[Credit: Rising Star Games]
  • Platform: PS Vita
  • Developers: Triple Eh?
  • Publisher: Rising Star Games
  • Summary: Lumo is a classic isometric adventure-puzzle with a modern twist that can be enjoyed by anyone looking for an absorbing, challenging and rewarding adventure. With over 400 rooms across four unique zones, six hidden mini-games and all kinds of secrets to uncover, Lumo is a true voyage of discovery.

Severed

[Credit: Drinkbox Studios]
[Credit: Drinkbox Studios]
  • Platform: PS Vita
  • Developers: Drinkbox Studios
  • Publisher: Drinkbox Studios
  • Summary: Severed is an action-adventure game, where we follow the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world. Players will embark on a journey through a nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic to defeat enemies in this first-person adventure. During the journey, players will unlock new abilities, discover secrets of the land, and grow in power

February

February features five games for the PS4, two PS3 games and two PS Vita games.

LittleBigPlanet 3

[Credit: Sony / Sumo Digital]
[Credit: Sony / Sumo Digital]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developers: Sumo Digital, Media Molecule, Supermassive Games and Tarsier Studios
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Summary: LittleBigPlanet 3 is a puzzle-platformer game which features elements of a sandbox game. Players create their own levels, characters, objects, such as power ups, tools, decorations, stickers, or vehicles, hub levels and other things.

Not A Hero

[Credit: Devolver Digital]
[Credit: Devolver Digital]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developers: Devolver Digital and Rollingmedia Limited
  • Publishers: Devolver Digital and Team17
  • Summary: Not A Hero is a 2D, cover-based shooter where the player must fight their way through buildings to kill criminals and to do their duty of one major objective and three minor objectives.

Starwhal

[Credit: Breakfall]
[Credit: Breakfall]
  • Platforms: PS4 and PS3
  • Developer: Breakfall
  • Publisher: Breakfall
  • Summary: Spacewhal is a local multi-player space narwhal fighting game, that lets you flop it out with 1-4 players in a retro, epic narwhal battle in space.

Anna - Extended Edition

[Credit: Dreampainters / Kalypso]
[Credit: Dreampainters / Kalypso]
  • Platform: PS3
  • Developer: Dreampainters Software
  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • Summary: Anna is a horror-puzzle game set in an abandoned sawmill in the Italian mountains. Anna challenges the player to uncover horrific clues and use them to solve puzzles.

Ninja Senki DX

[Credit: Tribute Games Inc.]
[Credit: Tribute Games Inc.]
  • Platforms: PS4 and PS Vita
  • Developer: Tribute Games Inc.
  • Publisher: Tribute Games Inc.
  • Summary: Ninja Senki DX is a classic 8-bit platformer focused on precise and rhythmic level design.

TorqueL

[Credit: FullPowerSideAttack]
[Credit: FullPowerSideAttack]
  • Platforms: PS Vita and PS4
  • Developer: FullPowerSideAttack
  • Publishers: FullPowerSideAttack and Playism
  • Summary: TorqueL is unique a 2D "rolling" & "extend" platformer-action-puzzle game.

January

This month featured four games for the PS4, two games for the PS3 and four games for the Playstation Vita. Check them out below.

Day of the Tentacle: Remastered

[Credit: LucasArts / Double Fine Productions]
[Credit: LucasArts / Double Fine Productions]
  • Platform: PS4 and Vita
  • Developer: LucasArts and Double Fine Productions
  • Publisher: LucasArts and Double Fine Productions
  • Summary: The original Day of the Tentacle was published in 1993 by LucasArts. It’s a cartoonish, puzzle-adventure game where three nerdy friends must work together in order to save the world from a great, pink tentacle monster. Scary!

The Swindle

[Credit: Size Five Games]
[Credit: Size Five Games]
  • Platform: PS4, PS3 and Vita
  • Developer: Size Five Games
  • Publisher: Size Five Games
  • Summary: The Swindle is a stealth-action game set in a steampunk variation of London. The game follows a group of thieves who're attempting to hijack an AI being developed by Scotland Yard, as the completion of the AI will surely mean the end of their thieving days.

This War Of Mine: The Little Ones

[Credit: 11 bit Studios]
[Credit: 11 bit Studios]
  • Platform: PS4
  • Developer: 11 bit studios
  • Publisher: 11 bit studios
  • Summary: This War of Mine is a survival-themed strategy game, which focuses on a side of war not often depicted in video games. Players control a group of civilian survivors in a makeshift shelter in a war-torn fictional city, and the main goal of the game is simply to survive the siege of the city.

Titan Souls

[Credit: Acid Nerve]
[Credit: Acid Nerve]
  • Platform: PS4 and Vita
  • Developer: Acid Nerve
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Summary: In Titan Souls, an open world action-adventure game, the player only has one arrow and can only take one hit, and has to defeat 19 titans. Luckily, the titans can also just take one hit, but where and how you get to hit them is very different depending on the specific boss.

Blazerush

[Credit: Targem Games]
[Credit: Targem Games]
  • Platform: PS3
  • Developer: Targem Games
  • Publisher: Targem Games
  • Summary: Played top-down, Blazerush is a vehicular combat game where players compete to cross the finish line first through any means necessary. It's basically a more brutal and destructive version of Micromachines. Blazerush puts emphasis on split-screen local multiplayer, allowing 4 players at once.

Azkend 2

[Credit: 10tons Ltd.]
[Credit: 10tons Ltd.]
  • Platform: Vita
  • Developer: 10tons Ltd.
  • Publisher: MythPeople
  • Summary: In Azkend 2, you've been sucked deep beneath the ground by a massive maelstrom. Basically it's a match-three puzzle game (a bit like Candy Crush) with an interesting story wrapped around it.

Which one of the games will you try out? Let us know in the comments!

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