PlayStation Plus Free Games are always the talk of the internet at month-end. Which games will come with their memberships? This time around, Sony is offering an open-world blend of mainstream and indie titles. The headliner for the September slate is the recently rebooted Saints Row. Let’s dive in and explore the titles Sony has blessed us with the PlayStation Plus September 2023 free games.
‘Saints Row’ (2022)
Saints Row is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Deep Silver Volition and published by Austrian video game publisher, Deep Silver. Following Saints Row IV (2013), it was decided that the title should be rebooted. The game is set in Santo Ileso, a fictional city based on Las Vegas. The main story and single-player mode follows four friends who create an outlaw gang called The Saints. Their mission is to seize control and power from other gang’s by expanding their own criminal organization, so they can run the city.
The game is third-person and players can fight enemies using various types of weapons, as well as summoning non-playable gang members as back up. Call up your best mate, as there is also an online multiplayer mode which allows two players to play the single-player story together while making their way through their own campaign. With a Metacritic score of 61, the game’s release was met with mixed reviews. Technical issues and dated writing were noted as the biggest complaints.
N.B. Parents, be mindful that there is an age-restriction on this game. So it might be wise to keep this one from the kids.
The first of the PlayStation Plus September 2023 free games, Saints Row will be released on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
‘Black Desert’ – Traveler Edition
Black Desert – Traveler Edition is an open-world fantasy massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Pearl Abyss, a Korean video game development studio. It was initially released for Windows back in 2014, and later released for PS4 in August 2019.
The game has everything from fast-paced action combat, monster hunting, and huge bosses. Players can fight with friends in siege warfare, or delve into some life-skill content such as fishing, trading, and cooking.
Black Desert – Traveler Edition was only released for PlayStation 4 consoles, however PlayStation 5 owners will be able to access the game via backwards compatibility once it becomes available as part of the PlayStation plus September 2023 free games.
Wrapping up the PlayStation Plus September 2023 free games slate is Generation Zero, a first-person shooter developed and published by Swedish game developer, Avalanche Studios. It was released in March 2019. The game is set in an alternate timeline in Sweden, 1989. Violent robots have taken over, and you are the main character, a teenager who returns from an island to discover the robotic invasion. Your objective is to find out what happened to everyone and beat the machines.
Assemble your squad because it is an open-world, co-op, survival game that can be played with up to three other players, or you could choose to go ahead and take the evil robots on as a solo mission!
As with Black Desert, it will be available on the PS4 console, however PS5 consoles will be able to access it as well via backwards compatibility.
When are the PlayStation Plus September 2023 free games available?
The September trio is set to launch Tuesday, September 5 and members will have access to these games until Monday, October 2. Players still have time to download the PlayStation Plus free games for August until Monday, September 4, so head on over to the PS store immediately and add them to your library if you haven’t done so already!
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