It’s the Wednesday before the first Tuesday of a month, and we all know what a special day that is. It’s PS Plus free games reveal day, which is basically a holiday to any subscribers. Sony has announced that the free PlayStation Plus free games for September 2018 will include the popular MMO first-person shooter hybrid, Destiny 2, and Kratos’ final outing in Greece, God of War III Remastered on the PS4. That’s not all though. This month hides a few other surprises for players.
Rather than waiting until next week, Destiny 2 is available free to PS Plus subscribers right now so that you can jump in and start playing before the Forsaken expansion launches next week. This also means that you can participate in the upcoming free Gambit trial coming on September 1 to see if you want to plunk down some cash on Forsaken as a complete experience.
And that’s not all! This month, every single game is cross-buy with PS4, so even if you don’t have a PS3 or Vita, you get access to all six games being added to the Instant Games Collection.
While it’s not always the case, the lists between North America and Europe are completely identical in September. That means everyone gets to enjoy the same games. The current games will go away on September 4, so players still have time to redeem games like Mafia III, Dead by Daylight, and more.
In addition to the regular six games this month (two for each platform), Sony is offering two bonuses. Here They Lie was added last month as a PSVR exclusive Plus free title through October 2, bringing back the two-month long free PSVR games that Sony had been previously offering to subscribers.
Finally, a PlayLink title called Knowledge is Power will be available for free through November 6. PlayLink titles require friends to play with and a companion app to use as a controller, but they can be extremely fun party games.
Here are the games both leaving and entering the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection next week on September 4, 2018 in North America and Europe:
Leaving the Instant Game Collection
- Mafia III (PS4)
- Dead by Daylight (PS4)
- Bound by Flame (PS3)
- Serious Sam 3 BFE (PS3)
- Draw Slasher (PS Vita)
- Space Hulk (PS Vita)
Entering the Instant Game Collection in North America and Europe
- Destiny 2 (PS4)
- God of War III Remastered (PS4)
- Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (PS3, Cross Buy with PS4 & Vita)
- QUBE Director’s Cut (PS3, Cross Buy with PS4)
- Sparkle 2 (PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS3 & PS4)
- Foul Play (PS Vita, Cross Buy with PS4)
- Here They Lie (PSVR)
- Knowledge is Power (PS4/PlayLink)
These titles will become available on September 4, 2018. Until then, subscribers will still be able to redeem August’s line-up of titles. Once a title is redeemed, you can download and play it at any time as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription.
Remember that Sony will stop offering PS3 and Vita titles in the Instant Game Collection in March 2019. At that time it’s unknown what–if anything–will replace those spots, but Sony’s continued offering of PSVR titles and games found in its PlayLink initiative could offer clues to the future of the service.
What do you think of the September 2018 PlayStation Plus free games? Which free PlayStation 4 game will you be playing first? Are you happy or disappointed with the list? Let us know what you think about all of the PlayStation Plus bonuses in the comment section below! Don’t miss the new weekly PlayStation Store sales, which include a large number of Plus double discounts this week.