22 underrated PS5 games on PS Plus you should play (February 2024)

With so many games to platinum on PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium, there are bound to be a few underrated PS Plus games that pass you by.

22 underrated PS5 games on PS Plus you should play (February 2024)
Sean Lawson

Sean Lawson

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Update: We have added two new underrated PS5 games on PS Plus for you to play in February 2024. You can check out the full ranking below. Have fun!
With so many incredible PS5 games claiming the top spots of PS Plus, it's no surprise that some smaller, lesser-known, and underrated titles go amiss. So, let's take a look at some of the most underrated PS5 games on PS Plus that you can jump into right now.

22 underrated PS5 games on PS Plus

The TrueTrophies news team and I want to help point out great PS5 games on PS Plus that might be a little rough around the edges, not have the same following as AAA games, or have simply been forgotten about. These range from native PS5 games to backward-compatible PS4 games, to PS1 and PSP classics. So long as you can play them on PS5 and they are currently on PS Plus a game is eligible!

The TrueTrophies team has played, reviewed, and collected information from the community on all the games listed below. The games are not ranked by quality, but by how underrated they are. So, bigger and more played games are at the end of the list — like Assassin's Creed Unity.

So, why not try and add these underrated PS5 games on PS Plus to your TrueTrophies Score?

Kes

22. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Listen, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is on the best PS5 games list, so clearly people who have played it rate it. It's on PS5 and PS4, but the PS5 version is where it is at, and it's a linear action adventure following the rag-tag band of misfits and adventures through the galaxy. It nails everything: combat, story, and environments. What more do you need?

Well, for publisher Square Enix, it clearly needed sales numbers. The game didn't do massively well and was on sale within a few weeks after launch. No one really played it enough to justify a sequel, despite it being talked about a lot. That all being the case, I think it qualifies at least as an overlooked game, if not by definition an underrated one. It's really solid. A good 8/10. It's worth your time and doesn't waste a second. It does humor well. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is an underrated PS5 game!

Kes

21. Assassin's Creed Unity

Assassin's Creed Unity, as we detailed in our ranking to find the best Assassin's Creed game, is the most underrated AC game. It's totally justified that it isn't rated, though. At launch in 2014, Ubisoft released the Paris-set entry in a truly awful state with a cathedral of bugs bigger than Notre Dame. With a relatively run-of-the-mill story for that period of games in the series, it was also a game that couldn't quite top its beloved ancestor Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. In short, it was a cocktail of failure that brought the house down.

However, protagonist Arno now leads the charge on a bit of rethinking on AC Unity. With a stunning Paris city and slick parkour system, it feels more like the Assassin's Creed we know and love than any of the RPG games or AC Mirage. It has a story that is genuinely interesting in retrospect despite a quite flat protagonist. It has complex political machinations and fun side characters that feel absent from recent entries. It helps that it feels more cinematic than Mirage, Valhalla, and Odyssey. Yep, it's an underrated game for sure and you can play it on PS5 via PS Plus Extra right now!

SeanL

20. The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 may not be a title you immediately would think qualifies for a list like this, however, the first game was pretty divisive. While some players adored the horror and thrills The Evil Within offered up, many were left underwhelmed and disappointed with the overall experience. So, when The Evil Within 2 came to launch, it didn't perform as well as its predecessor, which is a crying shame considering how awesome the sequel truly is.

When it comes to The Evil Within 2 trophies, you are in for a real nightmare. This game is brutal, unforgiving, and downright nasty when it wants to be. There are 28 missable trophies you will need to be aware of as you make your way through the game. There are also five trophies connected to beating the game on certain difficulties, with 'You Asked For It... Again' asking you to beat the entire game on 'Classic' difficulty — which spoiler, is going to be insane.

When you look at the platinum trophy 'Learn to Survive,' it's actually quite a surprise to see that it has an overall completion rate of 1.60% on PSN. This is far above what I would expect considering how harsh the platinum journey for The Evil Within 2 can be. What do you think of this platinum? Would you be able to earn it?

SeanL

19. Inscryption

Despite being a BAFTA winner, people seem to be overlooking the indie darling, Inscryption. The game blends horror, escape rooms, puzzles, and card games into one, which may sound like it won't work, but we assure you it does. It's a truly unique gaming experience and it's a damn shame that more people aren't aware of its existence. Staff Writer Lee wrote an excellent piece on how PS Plus could help indie games like Xbox Game Pass does; however, until then, we will promote it ourselves in this list of underrated gems.

The Inscryption trophies aren't going to be the simplest trophies to earn, but, are thankfully not the hardest either. You'll have to play multiple game modes, defeat a variety of bosses, perform special actions, and other things in that manner in order to earn the platinum. The platinum trophy 'Hey There Card Gamers,' currently sits with a completion rate of 1.20% on PSN.

SeanL

18. Immortals Fenyx Rising

Immortals Fenyx Rising is an open-world action-adventure game with many similarities to both Assassin's Creed and Zelda. You'll be exploring a vibrant world, solving puzzles, unearthing a bevy of collectibles, and battling fearsome foes. The game deserves far more love than it receives currently as it's a stellar title with a lot of fun to be had.

The trophies are also pretty simple as well, with a simple platinum you can nab over the course of a month or so. While there are no difficulty-related trophies, there is one missable trophy you will need to be aware of — otherwise, you may need to restart any entire new playthrough just to earn it. Currently, the platinum trophy 'The End' sits with an overall completion rate of 4.80% on PSN — not shabby at all.

SeanL

17. World of Final Fantasy

Now, Final Fantasy might not be a series you would exactly call underrated. However, World of Final Fantasy is definitely a title that deserves more love than it gets. World of Final Fantasy offers up unique character sprites for some of your favorite heroes from Final Fantasy and provides a stellar story with a great amount of JRPG action! The game was also released onto the PS Vita which gives it a few extra points in our eyes as well.

The World of Final Fantasy trophies are not hard, but they are time-consuming. You'll spend at least 70 hours just completing the story, side quests, and everything in between in order to snatch the platinum trophy. The platinum 'True Grymoirian' sits with an overall completion rate of 3.00% on PSN, showing that it's certainly achievable if you can stick it out. What do you think of this Final Fantasy entry? One of your favorites?

SeanL

16. Vampyr

  • Here are the Vampyr trophies
  • Difficulty rating: 2/10
  • Time to platinum: 25-35 hours
Vampyr thrusts you into the role of Jonathan Reid, a doctor turned vampire who now has an unquenchable thirst for blood — human blood. However, your choices through the game can decide if Reid will succumb to these bloody urges or if he will fight against them and spare the lives of his would-be victims. Vampyr is a fabulous dark-gothic action horror that deserves far more love than it receives at present.

The Vampyr trophies are not particularly hard, but they will require a couple of tactical saves in order to get all trophies in a single playthrough. The biggest challenge will be beating the game without feeding off of a single human as this is the key way you earn XP and grow stronger in Vampyr. The platinum trophy 'Time is on my side' has an overall completion rate of 0.80% on PSN. Do you think you can earn it?

SeanL

15. Hardspace Shipbreaker

Hardspace Shipbreaker is a simulation game where you play as a shipbreaker who is employed by the Lynx Corporation. You must salvage useful materials from abandoned spaceships in exchange for credits which you will use to pay off the massive debt you owe to Lynx. As you progress and dismantle more and more ships you'll level up, gain access to new tools, and get one step closer to freedom. Just make sure you avoid all the dangerous hazards that are floating around.

The trophy list is actually pretty darn simple. The majority of the list comes naturally as you rank up and keep dismantling the different ships you come across. There are a few missable trophies to be aware of, so keep your eyes peeled for those! Currently, the platinum trophy 'Master Salvager' sits with an overall completion rate of 1.20% on PSN.

SeanL

14. Samurai Warriors 5

Samurai Warriors 5 is a soft reboot of the fantastic Samurai Warriors series, which is in turn a spin-off of the stellar Dynasty Warriors franchise. You'll be taking control of a variety of colorful and vibrant characters as you hack and slash your way through hordes of enemies and look ever so stylish while you do it.

They aren't the hardest batch to work through — they're also not the easiest. As of right now, the platinum trophy 'The Greatest in the Land' has an overall completion rate of 0.60% on PSN. We assure you this sounds far worse than it actually is and a vast majority of the trophy list will unlock with ease.

The main issue comes with accomplishing every single objective on every mission, seeing all character events, and obtaining all unique weapons. These trophies add an unreasonable amount of time and require you to complete very specific actions at specific sections of certain levels. You'll likely need a guide for these three trophies. However, if you can manage that then the platinum is as good as yours.

SeanL

13. Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu is a brilliant narrative game that often gets overlooked. Yes, the gameplay can be a bit buggy and clunky. But once you manage to get past that, there is a competent and fantastic game ready to hook you in. You'll make your way through 14 different chapters as you try and avoid being caught by all kinds of grotesque and horrifying creatures.

The trophies for Call of Cthulhu are not too bad, though there are many missable trophies you'll need to keep an eye on. There are also multiple endings so you will need to replay the game from 'Chapter 9' in order to grab them both in the least amount of time. The platinum trophy 'Professor of Arkham University' currently sits with an overall completion rate of 2.80% on PSN.

SeanL

12. Vampire The Masquerade Swansong

If there was ever a game designed for a list like this, then Vampire The Masquerade Swansong is that game. On release, this game divided players between those who enjoyed the narrative and those who felt like the gameplay was a pile of trash. I have recently played (and platinumed) this title and have very fond memories of my time with it. Is it perfect? Not at all. Is it a fun game with excellent characters and an engaging story? Damn right it is!

The trophy list is plagued with missables and if you tackle this game blind, then you will most likely miss a lot of them and need to replay big chunks of the game again. The trophy for finding all the safe rooms (“Meet me there”) is particularly annoying, as if you miss just one safe room, you'll need to replay the entire game. Currently, the platinum trophy 'Methuselah' sits with an overall completion rate of 0.40% on PSN.

SeanL

11. Harvest Moon Light of Hope

Harvest Moon Light of Hope may be able to provide you with that Stardew Valley fix if you have done everything that you possibly can in that addictive farming RPG. If you are one of the few that have managed to snatch Stardew's platinum, then why not set your sights on Harvest Moon's? 'Harvest Moon Master' isn't a particularly hard platinum to earn; however, it is incredibly time-consuming and a bit tedious — which is reflected in the 0.2% completion rate over on PSN.

Despite the trophies requiring you to be in it for the long haul, the game itself is a fun one to hop into and pass a few hours with. It's got a lot to appreciate and is certainly underrated, which can be seen with the staggeringly low player count of 1446 on TT. There are a plethora of guides out there to help you navigate this robust trophy list if any of you fancy another Stardew-style venture.

Kes

10. Pursuit Force

Pursuit Force can now be played through PS Plus Premium, giving the underrated action game from the PSP era a lovely boost on PS5! I wouldn't exactly shoot a critique at Pursuit Force for being critically underrated: it got plenty of plaudits when it arrived made by now-defunct first-party BigBig and published by Sony. It can be janky and is hard as nails at times, with the car jumping and shooting action always managing to get the right feel.

However, this game wears its heart on its sleeve and has fabulous arcade action to boast. That makes it a worthwhile time investment as you go for the platinum trophy, which will take you a fair amount of time. It won't be easy, either. Though the use of rewind for Classic Catalogue games from the PS1 and PSP era will help and should, lest you tear your hair out, be readily used. Enjoy what is a PSP classic and an absolute TrueTrophies favorite!

SeanL

9. Neo The World Ends With You

Neo The World Ends With You is a sequel to a fantastic Nintendo DS title that we never thought would come to PlayStation. Players will take control of a lively bunch of characters as they battle to save the world using a variety of abilities they gain from special pins. There are over 300 pins to use and depending on what you have equipped you can pull off some sick combination attacks that will wipe the floor with your foes.

When it comes to the trophies, nothing is missable so you can play at your own pace and tackle situations however you fancy. With that in mind, there are a number of difficulty-related trophies that link up with other collectible-based trophies. So, you'll need to play on those higher difficulties in order to grab a few collectibles and earn that platinum trophy. The platinum trophy currently has an overall completion rate of 2.80%, which shows it's certainly achievable.

SeanL

8. Metal Hellsinger

If you're wondering what Metal Hellsinger is, then let's say it's a mash-up of Doom and rhythm games. Have you ever wanted to shoot demons in sync with Paramore's Misery Business? Well, those fantasies are about to come true! It's a bizarre mixture, to say the least, but it's absolutely enthralling and incredibly addictive. This is one of those games you just need to experience and I promise you'll enjoy every moment of it!

The trophy list is surprisingly simple all things considered. You hear the words Doom and rhythm games and we wouldn't blame you for thinking that the trophies will be a nightmare of a challenge. Well, we're happy to report, not that much nightmare and only a little challenge. As it stands the platinum 'Trophies Are a Girl's Best Friend' sits with an overall completion rate of 3.60% on PSN.

SeanL

7. Child of Light

Child of Light takes place in the stunning land of Lemuria. You play as Aurora, a young girl who wakes up in a whimsical fantasy land after succumbing to a mysterious illness. As you explore Lemuria you'll find you must bring back the sun, the moon, and the stars that are all being held captive by the evil Queen of the Night. In doing so, you might just be able to return to the land of the living.

So, here is the caveat. Child of Light doesn't have a platinum trophy to earn. However, due to the game's sheer brilliance, we thought it was the perfect title to add to this list. The trophy list itself is very easy and nothing is missable whatsoever. There are also no difficulty-related trophies either! So, what's not to love here? A stellar game, an incredible art style, and a simple trophy list.

SeanL

6. Thomas Was Alone

Okay, so this one is also a bit of a cheat as Thomas Was Alone doesn't have a platinum trophy — before you come charging at me with those pitchforks, why not check out Thomas Was Alone and be pulled in by its charm? Thomas Was Alone is a 2D platformer that somehow manages to make you care about a variety of different colored shapes more than you would your own mother — okay, that may be a slight exaggeration there. But, the game is severely underrated and well worth your time.

The Thomas Was Alone trophies are simple, with nothing being missable thanks to level select. The trophy list is made up of collectible-based trophies, story-related trophies, and a few simple miscellaneous trophies you will most likely unlike without even trying. You should have no problem making your way through this game and nabbing all of the trophies up, and while there may not be a platinum trophy at the end of it all, you can take pride in knowing you saved all of these adorable shapes. Now, isn't that better than a platinum trophy?

SeanL

5. Ashen

  • Here are the Ashen trophies
  • Difficulty rating: 8.5/10
  • Time to platinum: 35-40 hours
Ashen will take a bit of willpower and determination to make it through; however, that feeling of success will be worth the blood, sweat, and tears. Ashen is very much a souls-like, with its own unique and captivating art style that really helps set this little indie apart from all the other soul-likes out there. Sadly, the title is widely unknown and underappreciated among the masses, which is why we have decided to showcase this gem to you all on this list.

Those of you planning to take a dive into the Ashen trophies will need to come prepared as — one may imagine with this being a souls-like — the game is pretty unforgiving at some points. The platinum trophy 'All Done' sits with a completion rate of 0.40% on PSN as of right now. There is a difficulty-related trophy called 'Children of Sissna' which requires you to beat a specific boss in the game on its hardest difficulty. So yes, patience, practice, and determination are needed to best this difficult platinum — but we assure you it is worth it.

SeanL

4. Omno

  • Here are the Omno trophies
  • Difficulty rating: 2/10
  • Time to platinum: 5-10 hours
Omno is an excellent puzzle platformer that is very reminiscent of games like Journey. You'll be platforming, collecting collectables, uncovering secrets, and exploring this beautiful world as you aim to unlock the platinum trophy 'The Enlightened.' The platinum trophy is actually very easy to earn, so don't worry about anything being too tedious or any difficulty-related trophies as there are none. Currently, the platinum has a 12.9% completion rate on PSN.

The Omno trophies are comprised of completing the story (which will unlock 11 trophies), riding all the Legendary animals (there are five), and then grabbing the final five remaining miscellaneous trophies, securing the platinum in the process. All in all, it's a very fun, very simple, and very underrated title that you should definitely check out if you love games like the aforementioned Journey or stunning puzzle platformers.

SeanL

3. Haven

  • Here are the Haven trophies
  • Difficulty rating: 2/10
  • Time to platinum: 10-15 hours
Haven is a beautiful game that sees you taking on the role of two lovers who are on the run from their government which wants to split them apart and force them to be with other people. What follows is a journey through a mysterious world filled with corruption, challenges, and most importantly, love. Together you will fight for one another and create a life so that the two of you can live happily ever after.

Haven provides a breathtaking narrative that deserves to be experienced. The game is also super inclusive, allowing you to play as either a straight, gay, or lesbian couple. This small change really helps to sell the story and keep you engaged until the closing credits pop up. It's a gaming experience I will cherish forever as I absolutely adored my time with Haven.

The trophies for Haven are also a nice outing, providing you with an easy platinum alongside the stellar storytelling. Currently, the platinum trophy has an overall completion rate of 1.90% on PSN. I'm surprised at the completion rate being this low, as I have earned this platinum and found it straightforward. So, go on, start this one up will you?

Kes

2. Concrete Genie

Will you please think about getting your creative juices flowing while collecting the Concrete Genie trophies? This gorgeous game from PlayStation Studio PixelOpus is an easy-going and short platformer about a boy with a magic paintbrush. As you paint, creatures come to life to help you through various levels and in order to escape the bullies of your local seaside town. The more you paint the walls, the more the world lights up and the prettier your moving artwork makes the place look.

The gameplay is relaxing and easy and the story is surprisingly touching — the general vibe here is just so enjoyable to delve into. We highly recommend picking this one up, especially since the platinum is easy and the game is such a call-back to the PS2 era with creativity leaking out of every pixel. Big love from us to Concrete Genie! Give it a go!

SeanL

1. Tearaway Unfolded

Tearaway was an underrated gem on the PS Vita when it launched way back when. Unfortunately, despite having a larger pool of players to pull from, the PS4 re-release of the game Tearaway Unfolded also failed to pull in the audience that one would hope for. With the game ultimately being forgotten about by the masses at large. Until now that is; we at TT are here to bring this game into the limelight once more and give it the flowers that it rightfully deserves.

The Tearaway Unfolded trophies will probably require that you engage with some form of a guide, as the platinum trophy 'Perfectionist' sits with a completion rate of 0.8% on PSN. Taking a look through the trophy list it becomes pretty apparent that the main problems players are facing come from the many different collectible-related trophies that you must endure — hence why we have suggested keeping a guide at hand. But please, check this game out, it's truly worth your time, after all, this title did make it onto our best platformers on PlayStation list.

Are there any games you think should be added next month that didn't make the cut this time around? Have you played any of these games already? Check out our list of the best PlayStation Plus games for more stellar titles. Let me know in the comments below!
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer who focuses on the geekiest Sony news. He specializes in PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, RPGs, and fighting games. Sean is using this experience to cover Tekken 8, Dragon Age Dreadwolf, Baldur's Gate 3, and Dragon's Dogma 2 for PS5, all while he still dives into favorite games like Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and Persona.
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