September has been a great month for gaming, but now that it is over half over, it’s time to look ahead. August’s and September’s PlayStation Plus offerings were decent, and we’re hoping that trend continues. With that in mind, we have a few guesses on which games might appear for the service this time around. While we cannot guarantee accuracy, it’s always fun to see how close we can get. The real lineup should be revealed sometime around Sept. 28.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
FromSoftware has been on a tear for the last couple of years. Between Elden Ring in 2022 and Armored Core 6 in late August, fans have been rewarded nicely. While these games (and the developer) have gotten the reputation of being quite difficult, not every gamer might give them a go.
This means that there might be a good population of PlayStation Plus subscribers who might have missed out on a recent game that broke the soulsborne mold: Sekiro. In lieu of the usual stiff combat of the Souls games, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice instead made the action flowy and offered a different posture system. This makes for an excellent offering for those who might’ve just finished Armored Core 6 and are looking for the next game to play.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I
The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie was released earlier this year and provided a wrap-up to three separate arcs in the Trails series of JRPGs. Though Cold Steel was the first arc released, it is widely believed to be the best of the three, and it is the first that took the game to modern consoles and graphics. It follows an experimentally mixed class of kids in a prestigious military academy that is usually segregated by social class.
The first Cold Steel was already available through PS Plus on PS3 years ago, but the PS4 version offers many advancements that version did not. With the spin-off Boundless Trails releasing mid-September as well, players should get an easier opportunity to try this well-crafted world in a better form.
Need for Speed Unbound
PlayStation Plus has been a wonderful source of racing games. Grid Legends was offered earlier this year, in fact. The service has been a great way to play older Need For Speed games, as well. The most recent offer was Need for Speed Heat in September 2022. Needless to say, it’s been a little bit since the last one was available for free, so it’s definitely time.
Need for Speed Unbound is not quite a year old, but it has been on sale several times. With that in mind, it makes it a great option for PS Plus. More players would be able to experience the next evolution in Criterion Games’ beloved franchise. We gave the game a 3.5 in our review and praised the game’s unique art style.