PS Plus free games: September 2022 list detailed
The PlayStation Plus free games for September 2022 are Toem, Need for Speed Heat, and Granblue Fantasy: Versus
The PS Plus free games for September 2022 include Toem, Need for Speed Heat, and Granblue Fantasy: Versus. You can download them for free from September 6 if you’re subscribed to the PS Plus Essential service, PS Plus Premium, or PS Plus Extra).
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PS Plus free games September 2022
Need for Speed Heat (PS4)
Granblue Fantasy Versus (PS4)
Toem is a hand-drawn adventure game where you’ll need to uncover mysteries using your photographic eye. Along your expedition, you’ll meet quirky characters, explore a relaxing landscape and help solve problems using your penchant for photography.
Need for Speed Heat
Conquer the world of illegal street racing in Need for Speed Heat. Win sanctioned competitions during the day and win cash to upgrade your cars, then hit the streets at night to build your reputation.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
The colorful cast of Granblue Fantasy face off in this head-to-head fighter created by the legendary fighting game studio Arc System Works. The game features an RPG mode with an original story, and each character has a unique fighting style.
About downloading PS Plus free games
With the introduction of the PS Plus free games for September, the free games for August 2022 will leave the service on September 5 (if you added them to your PlayStation games library, you can continue to play them, don’t worry). Note: games don’t have to be downloaded; just added to your PlayStation games library before they exit.
The primary reason to get a PS Plus membership is online multiplayer, but these ‘free games’ have rounded out the value of Sony’s online service. It helps PlayStation Plus compete with the more robust Microsoft’s offering (see the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate review and discount code) that has become a Netflix-like on-demand gaming service. That’s why PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now have merged to form PlayStation Plus Premium, PlayStation Plus Extra, and PlayStation Plus Essential.
How to get the PS Plus free games
Get PlayStation Plus through this discount code to save $17 (you can’t stack multiple years anymore, but your pre-paid code won’t expire if you find the deal tempting. you’ll be able to turn off auto-renew and redeem it when it does expire)
Go to the PlayStation Plus tab on the PlayStation Store on your console
Add each of the four games to your library (you don’t have to download them but you do need to add them to your library)
You can also download them by logging into the PlayStation Store through the web and adding them to your library that way (will be faster for some people)
You’ll be able to add the three PlayStation Plus free games for September 2022 to your library until October 3. On October 3, new games will take over and you’ll lose your chance to add these games to your PlayStation library. Adding the PS Plus games to your library doesn’t require downloading them and therefore doesn’t take up hard drive or PS5 SSD storage space.
Why you shouldn’t wait on PS Plus free games
Should you buy PlayStation Plus today for these games? While online multiplayer is essential for some people, the free games for $60 a year MSRP (but $45 a year with a PlayStation Plus discount code) seems like a good value if you actually play with the PS5 (if you don’t have a console yet, check out the Target PS5, and Amazon PS5 restock guides along with the Sony Direct queue guide). This is despite the fact you don’t know if the PS Plus free games will be any good month-to-month.
But here’s why to get them right away: You won’t be able to add the September 2022 games to your library for free after October 3. So my expert advice is that if you don’t have a PlayStation Plus membership, get it today or before October to claim all of the PlayStation games this month and next month and for the following ten months.
Can I keep PS Plus free games forever?
As long as you’re subscribed to PlayStation Plus, you can continue playing any free games added to your library. If you cancel your PS Plus subscription, all of the PS Plus free games and DLC become inaccessible.
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There is a caveat: if you resubscribe to PlayStation Plus, the free games added to your library would become playable again. So it’s worth getting PlayStation Plus if you see a free game to your liking.
What were the past PS Plus games?
If you missed out on past PS Plus games, there’s no way to turn back the clock. However, I can tell you the game list for titles you missed.
PS Plus free games list August 2022
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
PS Plus free games list July 2022
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Man of Medan
PS Plus free games list June 2022
God of War
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
PS Plus free games list May 2022
Curse of the Dead Gods
Tribes of Midgard
PS Plus free games list April 2022
Hood: Outlaws & Legends
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
Slay the Spire
PS Plus free games list March 2022
Sonic Team Racing
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends (PS4 or PS5)
PS Plus free games list February 2022
Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
Planet Rollercoaster (PS5)
PS Plus free games list January 2022
Persona 5 Strikers
Deep Rock Galactic
PS Plus free games list December 2021
Godfall: Challenger Edition
Lego DC Super-Villains
PSVR games: The Persistence, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Until You Fall
Are PSVR games ever part of the PS Plus free games list?
Sony has released PSVR games as part of its PS Plus free games membership perk before (see the list in December 2021), but we haven’t seen virtual reality games among the lineup in 2022. I have a theory to explain why PS Plus free games may not have PSVR titles until PSVR 2 arrives.
Sony is prepping a new PS5 VR headset and a PSVR 2 pre-order date soon. It could easily release PSVR sleeper hits (that not many people have tried) to the PlayStation Plus free games lineup when that new PSVR 2 hardware actually launches. That would really bolster the PSVR 2 games list at launch.
By the time we get a PSVR 2 release date, these older PSVR games probably won’t be selling much, so that strategy to re-release them via PS Plus almost seems inevitable. Sony will make money through PS Plus memberships rather than letting these virtual reality sleeper hits become forgetting last-gen software.
Updated: September 1, 2022