PlayStation Plus in 2020: was it worth it?

We review all the games that PS Plus has given, how much they cost when they came out, what their average score is and if they have also appeared on Xbox Game Pass.

Just as it happened last year, Polygon magazine closes the year by reviewing how PlayStation Plus has performed this year, just in case it has to tell the Three Wise Men to bring coal for Sony. The publication has recalled which games have been given month after month, how much they cost when they became part of the service and what their average score is on pages like MetaCritic. A study that yields interesting data and marks the month of November in red, in which the service has added its first PlayStation 5 game, Bugsnax, and the famous PS Plus Collection, only for users of the new console. Two contributions that make a difference compared to previous years. But before going into comparisons, let’s first see all the games that PS Plus has given in 2020:

  • January 2020 – Goat Simulator and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • February 2020 – BioShock: The Collection, Firewall: Zero Hour and The Sims 4
  • March 2020 – Shadow of the Colossus and Sonic Forces
  • April 2020 – DiRT Rally 2.0 and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Greater than 2020 – Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19
  • June 2020 – Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • July 2020 – Erica, NBA 2K20, Nubla 2, and Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • August 2020 – Modern Warfare 2 Remastered and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • September 2020 – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Street Fighter V
  • October 2020 – Need for Speed ​​Payback and Vampyr
  • November 2020 – Bugsnax, Hollow Knight, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • December 2020 – Just Cause 4, Rocket Arena and Worms Rumble

Notes and average price

A total of 28 games worldwide and 29 for the Spanish market, where we have Nubla 2 exclusively, as it is a national production made under the PlayStation Talents program. They have an average age of 2 years and 4 months, thus exceeding the 2 years and 10 months that averaged those of 2019. In turn, the average grade has been 74.8 (somewhere between 77.6 in 2019 and 69 , 5 of 2018), and the investment per game is $ 28.20 (for the 27.96 of the last year). Very similar figures that show some regularity and therefore suggest what we can expect from PS Plus for the future. Although it is ugly to look at the teeth on the horse, the total price of Sony “gifts” amounts to $ 789.72, compared to $ 894.68 in 2019. This has two explanations. The first, that the Polygon study does not include the PS Plus Collection games because they are exclusive to PlayStation 5. And the second, that in 2019 we still had several months with games for PS3 and PS Vita, with a greater number of games. .. and investing in them. Without both variables, the result is similar to last year.

How many went through Xbox Game Pass?

Entering the curiosities section, the company that has contributed the most games to the catalog (apart from Sony) has been Electronic Arts (with The Sims 4, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed ​​Payback and Rocket Arena). For the fine print they were part of EA Play when they joined PS Plus. On the other hand, and unlike last year, which there were four, this 2020 Sony has only given one game that came out before in Games with Gold. This is Goat Simulator, which appeared in 2016 on Microsoft consoles. And speaking of Xbox, 10 of the 28 titles given away have been on Xbox Game Pass, for the 7 that have been seen on PlayStation Now. A sign that both services (Plus and Now; Gold and Game Pass) are beginning to overlap. Apart from this detail, to be followed in 2021, the final results are similar to those of last year and their value depends largely on each consumer. What did you think of the 2020 PlayStation Plus?

About author

Chris Watson is a gaming expert and writer. He has loved video games since childhood and has been writing about them for over 15 years. Chris has worked for major gaming magazines where he reviewed new games and wrote strategy guides. He started his own gaming website to share insider tips and in-depth commentary about his favorite games. When he's not gaming or writing, Chris enjoys travel and hiking. His passion is helping other gamers master new games.

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