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Is PlayStation Plus Premium worth it?

Playstation plus premium

Sony recently revealed some of the games that will be available on PlayStation Plus Premium.

I wanted to know whether the service could be worth it for someone like me, who has a pretty big game library across multiple platforms. Let's find out!

Skip to the bottom for the TL;DR summary!

Here's a breakdown of every title currently revealed, its original platform, and (in cases where I don't own a game and would play it) the cost of purchasing a copy outright.

Please excuse any weirdness with the formatting of this table, as markdown is not ideal for them!

Title Original Platform Notes Cost
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PS5 Good game, already owned.
Control: Ultimate Edition PS5 Good game, already owned.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut PS5 Good game, already owned.
Demon’s Souls PS5 Good game, already owned.
Destruction AllStars PS5 Not interested.
Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut PS5 Don't own, would play. 53.63
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PS5 Don't own, would play. 27.99
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 Good game, already owned.
Mortal Kombat 11 PS5 Not interested.
NBA 2K22 PS5 Not interested.
Returnal PS5 Don't own, would play. 59.99
The Artful Escape PS5 Don't own, would play. 15.99
Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Good game, already owned.
Bioshock Remastered PS4 Good game, already owned.
Borderlands The Handsome Collection PS4 Good game, already owned.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition PS4 Good game, already owned.
Celeste PS4 Not interested.
Cities: Skylines PS4 Not interested.
Control: Ultimate Edition PS4 Duplicate offering.
Dead Cells PS4 Good game, already owned.
Far Cry 3 Remaster (Ubisoft+ Classics) PS4 Good game, already owned.
Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft+ Classics) PS4 Good game, already owned.
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition PS4 Not interested.
For Honor (Ubisoft+ Classics) PS4 Not interested.
Hollow Knight PS4 Good game, already owned.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning PS4 Good game, already owned.
LEGO Harry Potter Collection PS4 Not interested.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PS4 Duplicate offering.
Mortal Kombat 11 PS4 Duplicate offering.
Narutoshippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 PS4 Not interested.
NBA 2K22 PS4 Duplicate offering.
Outer Wilds PS4 Good game, already owned.
Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Good game, already owned.
Resident Evil PS4 Good game, already owned.
Soulcalibur VI PS4 Not interested.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole (Ubisoft+ Classics) PS4 Not interested.
The Artful Escape PS4 Duplicate offering.
The Crew 2 (Ubisoft+ Classics) PS4 Not interested.
Tom Clancy’s The Division (Ubisoft+ Classics) PS4 Not interested.
Asura’s Wrath PS3 Not interested.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 PS3 Not interested.
Crash Commando PS3 Not interested.
Demon’s Souls PS3 Good game, already owned.
Devil May Cry HD Collection PS3 Don't own, would play. 13.85
echochrome PS3 Not interested.
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West PS3 Good game, already owned.
F.E.A.R. PS3 Good game, already owned.
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds PS3 Not interested.
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational PS3 Not interested.
Ico PS3 Good game, already owned.
Infamous PS3 Good game, already owned.
Infamous 2 PS3 Not interested.
Infamous: Festival of Blood PS3 Not interested.
LocoRoco Cocoreccho! PS3 Don't own, would play. Unavailable
Lost Planet 2 PS3 Good game, already owned.
MotorStorm Apocalypse PS3 Not interested.
MotorStorm RC PS3 Not interested.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 PS3 Not interested.
Puppeteer PS3 Not interested.
rain PS3 Not interested.
Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time PS3 Not interested.
Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus PS3 Not interested.
Ratchet and Clank: Quest For Booty PS3 Not interested.
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare PS3 Good game, already owned.
Resistance 3 PS3 Good game, already owned.
Super Stardust HD PS3 Not interested.
Tokyo Jungle PS3 Good game, already owned.
When Vikings Attack PS3 Not interested.
Ape Escape 2 PS2 Don't own, would play. 40
Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits PS2 Not interested.
Dark Cloud PS2 Don't own, would play. 40
Dark Cloud 2 PS2 Don't own, would play. Unavailable
FantaVision PS2 Not interested.
Hot Shots Tennis PS2 Not interested.
Jak 3 PS2 Don't own, would play. 3
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy PS2 Don't own, would play. 4.24
Jak II PS2 Don't own, would play. 2.29
Jak X PS2 Don't own, would play. 7.5
Rogue Galaxy PS2 Not interested.
Siren PS2 Not interested.
Wild Arms 3 PS2 Not interested.
Ape Escape PS1 Don't own, would play. 45.9
Hot Shots Golf PS1 Not interested.
I.Q. Intelligent Qube PS1 Don't own, would play. 10
Jumping Flash! PS1 Not interested.
Mr. Driller PS1 Not interested.
Syphon Filter PS1 Don't own, would play. 25
Tekken 2 PS1 Don't own, would play. 8.22
Worms Armageddon PS1 Good game, already owned.
Worms World Party PS1 Not interested.
Alienation PS4 Not interested.
Bloodborne PS4 Good game, already owned.
Concrete Genie PS4 Not interested.
Days Gone PS4 Not interested.
Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition PS4 Not interested.
Everybody’s Golf PS4 Not interested.
God of War PS4 Good game, already owned.
Gravity Rush 2 PS4 Don't own, would play. 31.11
Gravity Rush Remastered PS4 Don't own, would play. 24.99
Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Good game, already owned.
Knack PS4 Not interested.
LittleBigPlanet 3 PS4 Good game, already owned.
LocoRoco Remastered PS4 Don't own, would play. 11.99
LocoRoco 2 Remastered PS4 Don't own, would play. 11.99
Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Good game, already owned.
Matterfall PS4 Not interested.
MediEvil PS4 Don't own, would play. 27.58
Patapon Remastered PS4 Don't own, would play. 11.99
Patapon 2 Remastered PS4 Don't own, would play. 11.99
Resogun PS4 Not interested.
Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Good game, already owned.
Tearaway Unfolded PS4 Don't own, would play. 15.99
The Last Guardian PS4 Not interested.
The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Good game, already owned.
The Last of Us: Left Behind PS4 Good game, already owned.
Until Dawn PS4 Good game, already owned.
Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Good game, already owned.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4 Good game, already owned.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 Good game, already owned.
WipEout Omega Collection PS4 Not interested.
Ashen PS4 Good game, already owned.

Summary

TL;DR: It's worth it as long as you don't mind not really owning the games.

Of the games currently revealed for the service:

  • I already own 40
  • I am not interested in 51
  • I would play 25

Of the 25 I am interested in playing:

  • 4 are PS5 titles
  • 8 are PS4 titles
  • 2 are PS3 titles
  • 7 are PS2 titles
  • 4 are PS1 titles

The cost to own these games outright (Boxed from Amazon, or second hand in the case of older titles, and directly from PSN in the case of some digital titles) is ÂŁ505.

I've estimated that I'd realistically need two years to get through this list, as I wouldn't be playing these titles exclusively. The cost of two years of PlayStation Plus Premium is ÂŁ199.98.

So there you have it. If you don't mind not owning your games, it's a good deal as long as there are a handful of titles you're interested in. And this isn't even the full collection, which will contain around 700 games.

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