14 crazily underrated PS Plus games you need to play (September 2023)

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.

14 crazily underrated PS Plus games you need to play (September 2023)
Sean Lawson

Sean Lawson


Update: We have added two new PS Plus games for you to dive into and attempt to platinum for September 2023. Have fun!
With so many titles claiming the best PS Plus games spots like Returnal and Bloodborne, 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 PS Plus games that you can jump into now on your PS4 and PS5 consoles.

14 underrated PS Plus games you should platinum in September 2023

We at the TrueTrophies news team want to help point out great games that might be a little rough around the edges, not have the same following as AAA games, or have simply been forgotten about. Why not try and add these underrated PS Plus games' platinum trophies to your TrueTrophies Score?

Samurai Warriors 5

Samurai Warriors 5 difficulty rating icon 40-50 hours
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.

The Samurai Warriors 5 trophies 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.


Vampyr difficulty rating icon 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 net 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?

The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 difficulty rating icon 40-50 hours
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?

The Medium

The Medium difficulty rating icon 25-30 hours
We decided to listen to our community members when they said that The Medium isn't one of the best PS Plus games ever. While we adore this game, we may have let that cloud our judgment. So, we decided as a compromise we would add it to this underrated list instead. Something that you will hopefully find far more fitting for the title.

The Medium trophies will take you on a rollercoaster of horror as you attempt to make your way through this terrifying world and secure your platinum trophy. You're going to have to avoid humongous monsters, collect an array of collectibles, and search every nook and cranny for various items. One positive thing, as always, is there are no difficulty-related trophies nestled up within this trophy list.

The platinum trophy 'Completionist' sits with an overall completion rate of 3.70% on PSN, which isn't too shabby all things considered. There are a lot of collectible trophies here, all of which must be picked up in a single playthrough otherwise you will need to replay the entire game and collect everything again. We recommend having a guide handy, this way you can avoid having to play through the game a second time — unless, of course, you don't mind doing that. The Medium is an excellent game for those looking for a solid horror experience that brings the thrills, the drama, and the scares.


Inscryption difficulty rating icon 25-30 hours
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.

World of Final Fantasy

World of Final Fantasy difficulty rating icon 70-80 hours
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?

Pursuit Force

Pursuit Force difficulty rating icon 15-20 hours
You can now collect the Pursuit Force trophies 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!

Concrete Genie

Concrete Genie difficulty rating icon 10 hours
Please tell us you will give a thought 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!

AshenAshen is a fabulous and underrated souls-like!


Ashen difficulty rating icon 35-40 hours
The Ashen trophies 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 the game on its hardest difficulty that will unlock halfway through your first playthrough. So yes, patience, practice, and determination are needed to best this difficult platinum — but we assure you it is worth it.

JettJett is a visually stunning game that deserves more recognition!

Jett the Far Shore

Jett the Far Shore difficulty rating icon 5-10 hours
The Jett the Far Shore trophies are a fun, quick, and simple experience that won't take up all your time trying to earn. In fact, you can probably knock these out over a weekend or even in a single day if you dedicate your time to it. It's also worth noting this game is fantastic and deserves more attention than it has at current.

The Jett the Far Shore trophies don't contain any missable or difficulty-related trophies. This means you can play at your own leisure, discovering and exploring to your heart's content. We recommend you keep an eye out for all the different landmarks on each island you visit for the four trophies related to this task. This will help cut down the length of time to earn the platinum 'The Far Shore' which has a completion rate of 0.6% as of now — which is surprisingly low for how simple of a platinum it is.

OmnoOmno is beautful and breathtaking puzzle platformer!


Omno of Hope difficulty rating icon 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.

Thomas Was AloneThomas Was Alone is a wonderful story centered around shapes!

Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone difficulty rating icon 4-5 hours
Okay, so this one is a bit of a cheat as the Thomas Was Alone trophies don'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?

CarouselHarvest Moon brings you that Stardew Valley fix you might be missing

Harvest Moon Light of Hope

Harvest Moon Light of Hope difficulty rating icon 100+ hours
The Harvest Moon Light of Hope trophies 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 reflects 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 are fancying another Stardew-style venture.

1Dive into this inventive little masterpiece

Tearaway Unfolded

Tearaway Unfolded difficulty rating icon 20-25 hours
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.

With that, our list is complete. We have many more lists in a similar vein such as best JRPG games and quick and easy PSN Store platinums. 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? Let me know in the comments below!
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer with a focus on the geekiest Sony news. He writes stories about unobtainable PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, as well as RPGs and Fighting games. He is also excited for Tekken 8, Dragon Age Dreadwolf, Baldur's Gate 3, and Dragon's Dogma 2 to launch on PS5. Sean’s favourite games include Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, Tekken, and Persona.
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