PlayStation Plus December 2017: all the free PS4 games you can get this month
Are you a PlayStation Plus subscriber on the hunt for free PS4 games? Welcome! We’ve rounded up all the free games and discounts for the month of December down below – plus, you’ll find the deals from prior months, too.
This is a great way to try games you might not otherwise have played, whether because they’re indie titles that slip under your radar or simply because you don’t have the funds to buy several games a month.
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Even if you don’t plan to play them straight away, or you’re not sure if they’re your kind of game, we’d say it’s always worth claiming them while you can get them for free; you’ll then have access to them for as long as you have an active PS Plus account.
Since this is a monthly event, we’ve decided to create a one-stop shop where you’ll be able to find the newest free games, as well as scroll back and see which games were featured in previous months. That way you’ll know whether it’s worth holding out for a game to appear in an upcoming PlayStation Plus haul or if it’s already been offered.
So without further ado, here are the free PlayStation Plus games in North America, Europe and Australia for December 2017, which will be available to download from December 5, 2017.
December sees a mammoth title made available for PlayStation Plus members in Darksiders II: Deathinative Edition. Not the newest game, but easily one of the best to be offered for free. There are also a few other surprises this month, so read on to find out what you’ll be able to play over the Christmas break.
Like Zelda meets God of War, the Darksiders series places players in the shoes of one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they set off on an incredibly epic journey. Darksiders II sees you play as Death, who embarks on a quest to prove the innocence of his brother, War, who was the protagonist of the first Darksiders game.
Showdown of the Legendary Legends is an action-packed brawler based on, you guessed it, the Kung Fu Panda series of animated films. Enjoy up to 4-player couch co-op.
An anime visual novel based on the BlazBlue series from Arc System Works, so you probably already know if you’re into this kind of thing.
An adventure series from developer Microïds, Syberia sees you play as Kate Walker, a representative of her law film that travels across Europe.
This ‘Metroidvania’-style adventure game sees you take control of a little robotic ball that enjoys killing stuff and solving environmental puzzles. Notable for its striking visual aesthetic, Forma 8 is well regarded by critics.
A top-down action game where you play as intergalactic bounty hunters, Wanted Corp offers fast and furious co-op action.
Looking for a horror game on PSVR? Until Dawn: Rush of Dawn is the ticket. A scary roller coaster ride through a house of horrors, Rush of Blood has you shooting targets as you compete with friends and foes for a top leaderboard spot.
A blast from the past, Worms Battlegrounds pits teams of wriggling, anthropomorphic invertebrates against one another in a match to the death. Just as great for multiplayer as it is for single-player, Worms Battlegrounds brings the two decades-old franchise into the modern era.
Bound is a game about the power of dance. Part platformer, part crazy choreography, Bound is absolutely beautiful.
If you’ve never played a bullet hell side-scrolling shooter, today’s your lucky day: R-Type Dimensions is available for free this month to PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic is a PS3 system exclusive party-fighting game with a … unique look and feel. The game focuses on fun with exaggerated physics action and charming HD visuals.
Fast-paced action RPGs are all the rage these days, and Dungeon Punks is definitely capitalizing on that trend.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is the fifth installment in the long-running and popular point-and-click adventure series. This time around George and Nico are returning to Paris, hot on the trail of a stolen painting all while solving a murderous conspiracy.
This is the most exciting PS Plus headliner we’ve seen in a while. Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain marks Kojima Productions’ exit from the Metal Gear universe and it’s a game you absolutely shouldn’t miss out on. Especially when it’s free. This open world stealth action game takes place 9 years after the events of Ground Zeroes and has players once again take up the role of Snake as he goes on a quest for revenge.
An ideal addition to the PS Plus lineup considering Halloween is fast approaching, Amnesia: Collection brings together all the games from the Amnesia series (that’s Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Amnesia: Justine) into one convenient and terrifying game. The Amnesia games are renowned for being true achievements in horror and each one will take you on a different frightening journey with a different protagonist.
Fans of the touring monster truck show Monster Jam will love this game as it gives you a truck of your very own to control. Take your pick of 23 official Monster Jam trucks then race or freestyle your way through a variety of authentic stadiums and tracks.
Love pool games but hate pool halls? Hustle Kings is the game for you with dozens of tables and pool games to play both on and offline.
This is a single-player award winning puzzle platformer that makes great use of color by having players alter the world by changing its background color to avoid obstacles.
Now over 10 years old, Sky Force Anniversary is a classic side-scrolling shooter that combines intense arcade gameplay with bright and modern visuals.
All of these games will be available from October 3. Until that date you can still get your hands on September’s lineup which is detailed below.
Kicking off Sony’s September line-up of free games is inFamous Second Son, the third installment of Sucker Punch’s action-adventure series. Second Son is set in a locked-down Seattle where you’ll find Delsin Rowe, a wise-cracking hero who has recently discovered his superhuman power and is now capable of fighting back against the oppressive dystopian government. Enjoy your power as you choose how you will push your awesome abilities to the limit and witness the consequences of your actions as they affect the city and people around you.
If the Ace Combat series moves a little too slow for your tastes, you’re going to love Strike Vector Ex, an aerial combat game that’s not afraid to take you straight into the danger zone. A better description is that it’s competitive first-person aerial-combat game that sees you waging dizzying dogfights with super-powered aircrafts. With boat loads of customizable Gundam-inspired ships, Strike Vector EX scrambles the air combat genre through a combination of unique mechanics, crazy aircrafts and fast-paced multiplayer fights.
As much as we’d love to wax poetic about Truck Racer – we’re pretty sure the name says it all. To that end, Truck Racer has you taking control of five tons of metal and power, and flooring it until you reach the finish line You’ll race fully destructible trucks in Championship, Time Attack, Elimination and Quick Race while getting rid of opponents trying to block your way. For gear heads you can customize your vehicle from the engine to the paint, choose among 48 tracks and then face your friends in online or local multiplayer for (five) tons of fun.
Another entry in the ‘you get what you pay for’ category, Handball 2016 sticks you in the tennies of some of your favorite players as they sprint down the court and blast one past the goalie. (That’s how you play handball, right?) The game includes all 68 teams from the three biggest European leagues – Championnat de D1 (France), the DKB Handball-Bundesliga (Germany) and the Liga Asobal (Spain) – to immerse you in the full experience of the 2015-2016 season with the official players, kits and statistics.
A new month, a new twin-stick shooter. We Are Doomed is a twin-stick shooter where you zap polygon baddies with an absurdly overpowered laserbeam. Dive head-first into the action with reckless ambition, charge the SUPERBEAM, and zap everything out of existence in an instant. Chase high scores or just enjoy the beautiful explosion of geometry, color and light. *Cough, Geometry Wars*
We’ve saved the best game for last, Hatoful Boyfriend. Hatoful Boyfriend is a pigeon dating simulator. No, I’m not making that up. Here’s the plot: You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds. You’ll roam the halls and find love in between classes as a student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school. Tell me you’re not going to download this game immediately. You can’t.
From July 4 to October 24, PS Plus subscribers will be able to get the first game in the lineup called That’s You! for free.
That’s You is a social quiz game that you can play with up to five others and find out what you really think about each other. You can read more about PlayLink here.
Make sure to check back next month for the free PlayStation Plus games of November 2017!
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