The new PlayStation Plus has finally launched in South Africa and, depending on your selected tier, it brings numerous games from across PlayStation’s history, including PS1, PS2, PS4 and PS5. The enormous library also houses a few overlooked games that you can play right now without any excuses – from Tetris Effect to Outer Wilds to Dark Cloud and more, here they are in no particular order.
Before we begin, we couldn’t fit every highly recommended title featured on PlayStation Plus here, but they’re all absolutely worth playing regardless. The honourable mentions include: Children of Morta, Aragami, Forbidden Siren, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Wild Arms and Ashen.
10 Great Overlooked Games You Can Play Right Now on PlayStation Plus in South Africa
My Friend Pedro
Despite its short length, My Friend Pedro is one of the most exhilarating adrenaline rushes on this list. Cleverly utilising bullet time and creating scenarios in which your character dodges and floats like Neo from The Matrix, it’s an unmissable thrill ride and can be completed in one sitting too.
If you’re in the market for a slice of old-school BioWare magic, look no further than GreedFall, an RPG that feels remarkably traditional by design but still capable of captivating you thanks to its strong dialogue and player agency. While we wait for the next Mass Effect and Dragon Age, this will do.
Tetris Effect Connected
Tetris Effect from Enhance Games topped our list of the most overlooked and underrated PS4 games but for a very good reason. This masterpiece-level reinvention of Tetris combines dazzling visuals, a thumping, addictive soundtrack and some of the best VR we’ve ever seen. Whether you’re a fan of Tetris or not, Tetris Effect Connected is well worth your time.
On the topic of Enhance Games, the talented developers managed to blow minds way before Tetris Effect with Rez Infinite. Following a similar blueprint in delivering a catchy soundtrack paired with incredibly trippy visuals, Rez Infinite brought rhythmic adventure to a whole new level. Very few games completely immerse you like this.
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan/Little Hope
This might be cheating since these are technically two separate games, but they form part of The Dark Pictures Anthology as a whole. Supermassive’s signature brand of interactive horror brought them into the spotlight with Until Dawn, and both Man of Medan and Little Hope carry that tradition. Get some friends together because it’s the best way to experience these titles.
Resident Evil Director’s Cut
In what’s probably the biggest surprise on the PlayStation Plus library, Resident Evil Director’s Cut is what many consider the “definitive” way to play the original PS1 classic, complete with several improvements, additions and more that all culminate in an expanded survival horror journey.
It’s mini-golf… from the creators of Burnout. That should instantly give you an idea of what to expect with Dangerous Golf, one of the most ludicrously enjoyable “sports” games that flew under so many radars, it should be illegal. Now that it’s part of the PlayStation Plus library, indulge yourself in the best game of golf you’ll ever play.
World of Final Fantasy
While it’s certainly not every Final Fantasy fan’s cup of tea, the chibi-styled World of Final Fantasy is a fitting love letter to everything great about Square Enix’s legendary JRPG franchise. Needless to say, if you’re a fan of the series, this might be worth checking out as long as you take it as it comes.
One of the unsung gems of the PlayStation 2 generation, Dark Cloud was Japanese studio Level-5’s first title developed, though many can argue that it hasn’t been topped since. The combination of terrific action, role-playing and city-building gives the game its unique edge.
Not to be confused with Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds, anyone who has played Outer Wilds will probably tell you the exact same thing: you should play it too. Time loops, space exploration and more science fiction greatness awaits in this stroke of genius – and it’s now all yours to play on PlayStation Plus.