Sony is giving the PS4 a proper send-off by making some of its most important games available to just about everyone… if they have PlayStation Plus subscriptions, that is. The company has announced that January’s free PS Plus games will include Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, giving you a chance to play the first three games in Drake’s story (no multiplayer, alas) in remastered PS4 versions.
Some games have aged more gracefully than others (the original feels like a prototype for what the others would become), but it’s a good way to catch up — or just to avoid digging your PS3 out of the closet. That is, also, if you haven’t already purchased the collection from one of its many sales on the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which I grabbed before the release of the fourth game.
Yes, for the last several months, Sony hasn’t been offering much in the way of games that would drum up buzz. So this is a major plus for the service. It has been one of the reasons why I no longer have it. Especially since they dropped support for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
However, to remind you that you’re dealing with Sony. The other title is… Goat Simulator. The classic sandbox game that revels in its absurdity and glitches. It’s not going to captivate you for weeks on end, especially if you’ve already played it on one of its many other platforms, but it might work if you need to blow off some steam at the end of a long day.
Although, on days like that, I just grab my PlayStation 2 copy of Dynasty Warriors 2.
Both Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator will be free for Plus owners between January 7th and February 3rd. Titanfall 2 is still free until January 6th, so you’ll want to hurry if you haven’t checked out an excellent mix of a compelling solo campaign with fast-paced multiplayer matches.