Extended Play PlayStation Store Sale: here are our picks, but what are yours?

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The PS Store is running the Extended Play Sale and it is absolutely stacked with huge games. Three of the team have put together some of the best games for you to choose from. Let us know your favourites to be featured in an article!

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You can find the Extended Play Sale listings in our sortable EU and US sales pages. If you would rather just go direct to the source, then here is the sale as listed on the PlayStation Store. Now, choose a game and leave a comment!

Kes

Kes — Journey


I’m cheating a bit, as this is a new addition to the Hidden Gems sale, but what do you want from me? It’s Journey, ‘innit. It’s a gorgeous game. It’s a cerebral experience. It’s a simple platformer, with a great heaving emotional core. You’re playing as a hooded pilgrim, whose only task is to get to a looming mountain that always sits on the skyline. Along the way you will be platforming up ruins, diving through narrow passages, and trudging through the desert. You might see some fellow pilgrims on your patch, but they weave in and out of existence like a mirage. The simplicity of what ThatGameCompany has presented might be off-putting to some, but for those who like to sit back for a weekend and just lap up a few hours of great game design and non-verbal storytelling: then this is for you. It was, in my book, one of the PS4's best games, and one that makes me a little sad that the developer has been struggling of late. You really must check this out, fellow pilgrims!

Journey™ Collector’s Edition

Journey™ Collector’s Edition

Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you explore an ancient world where life once flourished. With stunning visuals, haunting music and unique online gameplay, Journey™ delivers an experience like no other.

• Winner of five BAFTAs, including Game Design and Artistic Achievement.
• Grammy-nominated soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory.
• This Collector’s Edition includes flOw™ and Flower™ – two equally innovative games from the same team, thatgamecompany.



Heidi

Heidi — Jurassic World Evolution expansion collection


Jurrassic World Evolution is such a blast to play, and its DLC packs only improve what’s already there. I bought them individually and still have to get Return to Jurassic Park, which is why this Expansion Collection looks like such a bargain: 60% off for all three! Secrets of Dr. Wu adds in a new storyline and more campaign missions, as well as new dinosaurs — with the ability to introduce hybrids to your park. Claire’s Sanctuary gives you the slightly stressful task of saving dinos before Mt. Sibo erupts — but it also adds the palaeobotany features and the new Greenhouse facility, as well as three more dinos for your collection. Lastly, and the one I still haven’t got my claws on, is Return to Jurassic Park, which adds new dinos, Jurassic Park attractions like the Main Gates, and a new story as you work to reclaim the park. All three (although I’m guessing with the last one) are substantial add-ons and well worth the investment if you enjoyed the base game itself. Plus, it's the perfect time to brush up on your park management skills before Jurassic World Evolution 2 comes out!

Jurassic World Evolution: Expansion Collection

Jurassic World Evolution: Expansion Collection

Expand your Jurassic experience with Secrets of Dr. Wu, Claire’s Sanctuary and Return to Jurassic Park.

Secrets of Dr. Wu includes new intriguing story, challenging missions, and hybrid dinosaurs.

Claire’s Sanctuary asks you to join former Jurassic World Operations Manager, Claire Dearing.

Return to Jurassic Park follows the events of the iconic 1993 film. You are invited to return to the island where it all started. Reclaim the park from the dinosaurs, whilst guided by Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm.

Bundle includes:

Jurassic World Evolution: Secrets of Dr. Wu

Jurassic World Evolution: Claire's Sanctuary

Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park



Luke

Luke — Persona 5 Royal


Sure, the original version of Persona 5 is part of the PS Plus Collection for folks fortunate enough to have landed themselves a PS5, but since Persona 5 Royal adds so much to the experience, it’s hard not to recommend stumping up for the definitive version of this stylish anime JRPG, especially when it’s on sale. There’s a bunch more story content, but weirdly, a massive chunk of it (including the final Palace) is missable if you don’t fully engage with one of Royal’s new Confidants — so long as you have the Councilor Confidant at Rank 9 by November 17th you’re golden, otherwise you’ll just get the vanilla endgame and have to do those first 80-odd hours again to see the new stuff. Yikes. The soundtrack somehow gets even better with some killer new tunes, the new characters are all awesome, most of the original’s questionable scenes have been revised, there are quality-of-life improvements everywhere… P5 was already one of the best RPGs of the modern age, but Royal rounds off the edges wonderfully to make this the best way to experience this epic adventure. The trophy list is also much more manageable than the original’s, so it’s perfectly possible to grab the platinum in a single playthrough without relying on guides. While that will still take you a long time — 150 hours or so — Persona 5 Royal is a game that oozes quality and you’ll have a blast every step of the way. I should probably go back to Strikers at some point, actually...

Persona 5 Royal on the PlayStation Store.
Now, those are only our picks. Remember to leave a comment with your chosen games to be featured in a community piece next week!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.