30. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Naughty Dog
Release Date: 22nd Aug 2017 (USA) / 23rd Aug 2017 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Extra

Starting life as DLC for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy ditches Drake for a badass lady double act in Chloe and Nadine. Their adventure through India to find the Tusk of Ganesh is up there with the series' best, with some brilliant set-pieces dotted throughout its well paced story. What it lacks in Nate's witty banter, it makes up for with a great relationship between the two leads that ebbs and flows as they figure each other out. Excellently acted and written, as is par for the course with Naughty Dog these days, this is a great offshoot that fans of the series will love.

29. Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (PS4)

Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (PS4)
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (PS4)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: Yakuza Studio
Release Date: 28th Aug 2018 (USA) / 28th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Extra

Yakuza: Kiwami 2 is one of the strongest instalments in SEGA's series — arguably the strongest, depending on how heavily you value certain elements of this action RPG package. Yakuza 2 on the PS2 was where the franchise truly found its footing, and Kiwami 2 is a straight remake in the stunning Dragon Engine. Crunching combat, expert storytelling, and an absolutely mad range of minigames and side activities make Kiwami 2 a near faultless Yakuza experience.

28. The Sly Collection (PS3)

The Sly Collection (PS3)
The Sly Collection (PS3)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Sanzaru Games
Release Date: 9th Nov 2010 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2010 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Premium

The ugly duckling of Sony’s PS2 platforming trio, Sly Cooper’s stealth shenanigans always got less love than they deserved next to Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank. Remastered for PS3, however, Sucker Punch’s trilogy finally gets its time to shine: with larger-than-life characters, compelling sandbox stages, and a sharp cel-shaded artstyle, The Sly Collection is an essential compilation.

27. Resistance 3 (PS3)

Resistance 3 (PS3)
Resistance 3 (PS3)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: 6th Sep 2011 (USA) / 9th Sep 2011 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Premium

The Resistance series is synonymous with PS3, and fans all have their favourite instalment. However, most would agree that Resistance 3 closes the main trilogy with a bang. After a pair of bombastic adventures, the third game offers a more personal, smaller scale story. It still has you fighting back the alien race known as the Chimera, but it's through the lens of small-town America, with an almost survival horror slant rather than all-out action. All-in-all a great shooter, this is a rough-cut diamond in Sony's first-party library.

26. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5)

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5)
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 10th Jun 2021 (USA) / 10th Jun 2021 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Extra

There's no denying that Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of the best Final Fantasy games in years, and Intergrade is the icing on the cake. Yes, it's only one part of the story, and yes, a few of the, er, changes are going to annoy some fans forevermore, but there's a healthy helping of Final Fantasy VII magic at the heart of Remake. Whether it's in the way that the characters have been re-realised or the outstanding boss fights (and excellent combat system), charging through Remake is a rewarding experience — especially if you're big on nostalgia.

25. Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PS1)

Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PS1)
Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PS1)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 30th Sep 1997 (USA) / 10th Dec 1997 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Premium

One of the most iconic PS1 games of all time, Resident Evil: Director’s Cut may feel clunky and cumbersome by modern standards, but the Spencer Mansion’s pre-rendered backdrops remain as atmospheric and engaging as ever. With some truly genius puzzles and heart-pounding encounters, the only slight against this stone-cold classic is that it was surpassed by its 2002 Nintendo GameCube remake, which has since been ported to various other platforms, including the PS4.

24. Fallout 3 (PS3)

Fallout 3 (PS3)
Fallout 3 (PS3)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Release Date: 28th Oct 2008 (USA) / 31st Oct 2008 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Premium

Fallout 3 is a buggy but often brilliantly entertaining, post-apocalyptic RPG. Bethesda's first crack at the series transformed the property into a juggernaut franchise, peppered with player choice and intriguing questlines. In Fallout 3, you play as a young man or woman fresh from Vault 101 — thrown out into the Capital Wasteland in search of your runaway father. The gunplay's beyond janky (thank god for V.A.T.S!) and the dialogue can feel a bit stunted, but Bethesda's engaging open world design and focus on character progression makes Fallout 3 an incredibly addictive adventure.

23. Fallout: New Vegas (PS3)

Fallout: New Vegas (PS3)
Fallout: New Vegas (PS3)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Release Date: 19th Oct 2010 (USA) / 22nd Oct 2010 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Premium

Bethesda handed RPG veterans Obsidian Entertainment the Fallout licence after Todd Howard and the gang were done with Fallout 3, and Fallout New Vegas is the result. It's somehow even more technically questionable than its predecessor, but New Vegas makes up for the bugs with a much heavier emphasis on role-playing. The open world title boasts loads of branching questlines, forcing you to bet on distinctly unique factions, all of whom are warring over the Mojave wasteland. At its best, New Vegas is a truly engrossing RPG.

22. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4)

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4)
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Insomniac Games
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Extra

Insomniac knocked it out of the park with its first Spidey game, but the follow-up is arguably even better. As the name implies, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales focuses on the younger, less experienced hero as he gets to grips with his new abilities, some of which are wildly different from Peter's. While the open world is largely the same, playing as Miles refreshes the game in a few small ways. His electrical powers amp up combat, a penchant for aerobatics makes swinging even more fun, and the story explores his home life and family to great effect. It's a smaller game than Spider-Man 1, but it packs just as much punch — if not more.

21. Resident Evil 4 HD (PS3)

Resident Evil 4 HD (PS3)
Resident Evil 4 HD (PS3)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 20th Sep 2011 (USA) / 21st Sep 2011 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Premium USA

Originally released for the GameCube, but later ported to the PS3 and practically every other platform on the planet, Resident Evil 4 is one of those landmark releases that changed the industry forever. Veteran director Shinji Mikami completely transformed the traditional survival horror gameplay loop, transforming it into a tense and taut third-person shooter which would go on to influence series like Uncharted and many more. This all-time classic set in rural Spain starts strong with a famous cabin encounter, and just gets better from there. An utterly essential title.