PS Plus guide — all you need to know about Sony's subscription

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

PS Plus has three tiers — Essential, Extra, and Premium/Deluxe — that can be tricky to negotiate. This simple guide will help you break down the games, prices, and benefits while providing handy resources for trophies.

Sony's PS Plus subscription service for PS5 and PS4 is a complicated beast. In this handy article, we are breaking down all information for Essential, Extra, and Premium into the PlayStation Plus guide — prices, benefits, and games.

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PlayStation Plus benefits at every tier
Below we have listed all the benefits you can have in every tier. Note that all bolded entries are new additions for each tier and that Premium and Deluxe are offered mutually: they are not two separate tiers.

PlayStation Plus Essential tier benefits

  • Two monthly downloadable games
  • PlayStation Plus Collection
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Cloud storage for saved games
  • Online multiplayer access
  • Game help
  • Extra content

PlayStation Plus Extra tier benefits

Additional benefit:
  • Game Catalogue of around 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games
Also Included:

  • Two monthly downloadable games
  • PlayStation Plus Collection
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Cloud storage for saved games
  • Online multiplayer access
  • Game help
  • Extra content

PlayStation Plus Premium tier benefits

Additional benefit:
  • Classics Catalogue containing remasters and remakes, as well as PS2, PSP, and PS1 emulated games
  • Game Trials
  • Cloud Streaming for PS3 titles
Also included:
  • Game Catalogue of around 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games
  • Two monthly downloadable games
  • PlayStation Plus Collection
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Cloud storage for saved games
  • Online multiplayer access
  • Game help
  • Extra content

PlayStation Plus Deluxe tier benefits

Additional benefit:
  • Classics Catalogue containing remasters and remakes, as well as PS2, PSP, and PS1 emulated games
  • Game Trials
Also included:
  • Game Catalogue of around 400 downloadable PS4 and PS5 games
  • Two monthly downloadable games
  • PlayStation Plus Collection
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Cloud storage for saved games
  • Online multiplayer access
  • Game help
  • Extra content
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PlayStation Plus prices

This table contains the prices for the three major western regions: The US, UK, and Europe. In other regions, Deluxe is on offer instead of the Premium tier and comes for a cheaper price, but without the ability, for the game to stream PS3 games. The prices are, in order: monthly, quarterly, and yearly. Here is the price of every PlayStation Plus tier:

PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, Premium tier prices

Tier GBP Euro USD
Essential £6.99 / £19.99 / £49.99 €8.99 / €24.99 / €59.99 $9.99 / $24.99/ $59.99
Extra £10.99 / £31.99 / £83.99 €13.99 / €39.99 / €99.99 $14.99 / $39.99 / $99.99
Premium £13.49/£39.99/£99.99 €16.99/€49.99/€119.99 $17.99 / $49.99 / $119.99
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PlayStation Plus games
The amount of games included in PlayStation Plus is, frankly, mind-boggling. In this section, we have both easy-access lists of the games you can play at each tier, as well as all of our handy articles that cover PS1, PSP, and PS2 emulation, trophies, and the best PS Plus games.

All PlayStation Plus games lists

We have a list of every game on the service on the site, which has been lovingly collated by the development team. We highly recommend checking out the introduction article — PlayStation Plus — game lists for Essential, Extra, and Premium/Deluxe tiers — to see all the filters you can apply to work out which game you should be taking on next.

Other PlayStation Plus guides

With PlayStation Plus becoming more and more complex, we have several articles to help guide you through certain aspects of Plus. If you feel you need one for something more specific, don't be afraid to leave a comment!

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Best games and trophy lists on PS Plus

We run monthly updates for the best Plus games, alongside information about the trophy lists and how hard they are. These can be incredibly useful given the catalogue is growing by the day.

All recent PlayStation Plus news

Across the site, we have been covering PlayStation Plus extensively. This means we have a huge catalogue of PlayStation Plus news from the past month or so. Here are the ones we think are most useful:

This concludes our guide. As always, we take suggestions as to what additions would be useful here. So, if you have any, just pop them in the comments down below!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.