September 2020's free PS Plus games have been revealed. As per usual, subscribers are getting two PS4 titles. This time around, it's Street Fighter V and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (otherwise known as PUBG).
Both games have a multiplayer focus, although it's worth noting that Street Fighter V has come a long, long way since its bare bones launch. It's now packed with a good amount of single player content that should keep you busy. There's no mention of this being the Arcade Edition, however, so it probably doesn't include additional DLC characters or costumes.
In our most recent Street Fighter V review, we awarded the game an 8/10, describing it as a "complete package at last":
It's taken close to two years, but Street Fighter V finally resembles the game that it should have been from the start thanks to Arcade Edition. Newcomers can rest assured that there's now enough single player content to keep casual players happy, and at its core, the actual fighting remains top class. There's a cynical part of us that says Arcade Edition is little more than a glorified season three update, but the simple truth is that there's never been a better time to jump in.
Despite launching a little late on the PS4, we were also impressed with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, again awarding it an 8/10 in our review:
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds manages to differentiate itself from its battle royale progeny with its more tactical spin on the formula, even with its obvious lack of presentational prowess. While its grounded approach can be brutal at first, if you take the time to immerse yourself in its stress inducing battles, you’ll find yourself involved in epic engagements that will have you sharing your successes – and failures – with anyone willing to listen. It may not be the king anymore, but PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds still more than deserves a place at the top table.
The two games will be available to download starting from the 1st September. It's perhaps worth pointing out here that new or lapsed subscribers can temporarily get 25 per cent off annual memberships right now. There's more information on that promotion through here.
What do you make of this duo? Score a KO in the comments section below.
Personally, this is one of the worst months yet! Not interested in either of those. Can't please everyone though
Those are 2 games I've actually been wanting to try... is PUBG still relavent though?
Decent selection, will add SFV to check it out, not to keen on PUBG however. Overall I'd say its a good month though!
Complete trash. One is a couple years past its hype, the other is a ***** version of Tekken.
At least I can get back to the backlog!
@Icey664 It still attracts a decent sized community, but it's obviously not what it once was.
And if you subscribe to PS Now.... no new games here as they are both on the service!!
God damn it, that was disappointing...
Not a bad month, both are pretty popular online games.
I see a lot of hate though, probably would've been a better idea to have one of those and a single player game.
Both are on Now so oh well.
@HMazzy111. I agree. This month is horrible.but it gives me more time to buy the amazing mortal shell.word up son
Both games being on PS Now is a bit of a joke.
Another dud of a month. It's almost as if they don't care at this point
@ZeD Damn, that seems like a gross oversight. I know Now doesn't have a massive userbase, but the ones who have it are probably more hardcore into Sony's platform.
... it's getting to be a bit of a joke now... and unfortunately we, the consumers are always the punchline... this is XB Gold standard (i.e. pith poor)
Again ... 2 games that are both on PS Now as well. There really has to be some incentive for subscribers of both Plus and Now. Repeatedly giving Now subscribers games they already have is a massive oversight.
@ZeD that is so true! There is little value for psnow members and that has been the case in previous months as well, f.e. the infamous month of farming simulator and the other game that were both on now.
Gamepass seems more and more like the better option.
I'm starting to notice an unfortunate trend with ps+ games where they give the bare bones (what should be the free starter version of a games as a service model anyway) version of the game and act like it's good value for money when really it's just an extended demo designed to get us to spend more money.
It might just be fresh in my mind after the horrendous GaaS article you guys just wrote, but man the industry really is going in a rotten direction imo.
I don't mind constantly losing at Fall Guys, but can't think of a more depressing scenario than being repeatedly shot in PUBG by smug young gamers. I might possibly try SF5 though. In single-player, of course.
@lukey-luke98 It's 50 per year lol
Not a good month for me, since I own SFV and have no interest in the other one, but I hope their online communities get some much needed boost!
also pubg kind of runs like S#@$ even on the Pro so why even bother.
How is the PS4 controller for fighting games?
I haven't played since vanilla SFIV in the X360. Would like to give it a go but I'm not buying a stick/fightpad.
Seems to be a subtle change with some of the ps plus offerings now having a heavy online emphasis about them. Also can mean a lot of online bloatware installs...Fall Guys is okay for a quick/small session & was at least "new"...last fighting game I enjoyed was Tekken 2 & 3 on PS1-back when you'd unlock fighters,rather than get charged for them as DLC!
Can't see myself playing PUBG anymore than I would Fortnite!
You’d expect at this stage of the PS4 life cycle we’d be getting some seriously good stuff. Lost Legacy, Far Cry 5, wolfenstien to name a few. I don’t generally mind when I don’t get a game I like in a month but the past few have been pretty poor.
I don’t care about PUBG and only interested in SFV but it’s probably the vanilla version which will sucks if that’s the case
SF5 is okay I guess, not the biggest fan of fighters though.
As for Pubg.... Just gonna ignore that one.
Still have way to many games in the backlog so it's fine, kinda hope we get a Spider game since I've yet to play any of them.
I am totally fine with these selections.
i wanted to try PUBG since it launched on PS4, but i kinda didn't want to pay for it because i am not that much into BR.
I never played SF, but hopefully i get into it.
Street fighter 4 years old title and PUbg a free to play title.mobil . This is going 👇 downhill..!
Really disappointed!! 😱 Nothing for me september!
Cancel subscription incoming
Nothing for me this month, haven't played a fighter since I was a teenager, and even then got bored after a few fights, might put it in my library just in case, pubg probably not, just not my type of game. Ah well let's hope for something next month.
"Hey you...yes, you that have PS Plus and Ps Now....f*** you." SONY, 2020
Pretty cool, both not good or anything, so nothing you have already anyway. Exactly what this if for, nice games for free that you don't have yet.
Wanted to get both for them, good month!
Even my library would reject these games.
Sheesh, I can definitely see where all the happy gamers are hanging out today lol!
I guess sf5 might be okay but this is a pants month. If rather have killzone Shadow fall and the order 😂😂
not interested in either of these. I prefer single player games with a story
I'd be curious how many folks subscribe for sales/PS+ and how many are in for multiplayer?
I would pay for only multiplayer, because that is a huge draw to play with my buddies. So the games can be a nice surprise, but are never a disappointment or insult.
For those that don't subscribe for just multi, I'm curious if it's the "free" games that drew you in in the first place. or what other reason have you subscribed for? Just honestly curious.
@ZeD ps now has been much better alternative even if you use it to just play downloadable games like I do. I have had so many amazing games from ps now compared to ps plus in the last year.
@Snackfood multiplayer for me although I subbed before PS4 came along because the games were good quality. Considering getting a PC instead of a ps5 tho. 7 years of ps plus is about £300 so I can add that to the price of the ps5 to decide what to do.
I haven't downloaded any of the free games in months. I might give Street Fighter a look for the single player aspect, given that I'm not playing anything else at the moment. I played SF4 on the PS3, and gave up on it after a short time, trading it in at Gamestop for decent value back when that was still possible. I haven't played a single fighting game since, which I guess is twelve years ago.
i like it.
street fighter is not a game i would buy full price (i'm bad at any fighting games.
and pubg is a game i would never pay for now i will try it.
really happy it is not another rally or farming simulator.
thanks for the goooooood news.
How to raise someones hopes, write 'winner winner' as a tagline, then kick them where it hurts while they are distracted.
At least it's only been 2 months since tomb raider, so maybe another good game at xmas.
Total crap. I wouldn't touch PUBG if you paid me.
Wow SFV was just on PS Now like very recently. Hard to top Fall Guys though
Well not a good month for me but I'm currently trying to narrow down selection of stuff I want from new hidden gems sale plus existing backlog means I'll probably be ok. May play SFV just to see what's changed since SNES glory days of SF2!
I bought both a long time ago. I also have PS Now. Haha.
Bad month for me. Luckily I’m not short of stuff to play.
@Porkfiend I'll agree about PUGB, but Tekken and SFV couldn't be more different! The difference between 2D and 3D fighting games is huge, IMHO, like comparing a side-scrolling shooter to a first person shooter. Take a look at he movelists for the characters, for example...the inputs and sheer number of moves is crazy different!
Another redeem-out-of-obligation-but-will-never-actually-play month for me.
Would it kill them to give out a PSVR title?
Base SFV or Arcade?
@The_ghostmen Before playing Street Fighter V, I recommend you go watch the first episode of the YouTube series "Think! Don't Mash." It's really short, but it really helped me ease into fighting games and help me understand them (more like a real-time chess match instead of a furious button-mashing contest of who can do the most special moves and combos). It's a great genre to get into, IMHO. Anyway, have fun!
I'm down to download SF V - if there's more content, such as "story mode" then great!
I could care less for PUBG.
Overall, not a great month, but * shrugs * . I generally prefer single player games so yeah.
I’d call this month a beef curry... and beef curry’s are bad but these games will suit a medium portion of the gamers. But still got a backlog so no loss!
Im disappointed and a bit pissed off at Sony with this lineup tbh,i see that most of the community is disappointed with this lineup as well,i do hope that Sony changes pubg with either black ops 4 or something good since cold war is going to be revealed later! Im expecting an October-January release window at the reveal later today!
Disgusting worst lineup for me this month!
@stinkyx thanks for the tip already like the vids from the guy.
Damn, if it's just a regular SFV... That's just sad attempt at trying to cash from Championship edition upgrades.
>It's a great genre to get into
But a hard one, a lot of thing you will have to go and learn it from out sources, if you are new.
If you want to go online oc, for playing with a friend you don't need any of that.
great month for me I love the lucky dip style of PS+.
Neither are my cup of tea, but that happens every now n then 🙂
I got SFV from Now free trial, this is handy to know.
I think Sony need to give players more games for month, but to choose only 2. It would be more fair for people.
Nothing for me. Already got Street Fighter V CE (which is a blast, btw) and have no interest in PUBG. Also, I'm assuming SFV is the barebones version which is way worse. I guess Sony are really trying hard to encourage gamers to play online.
People should raise more of a stink about both these games being on PS Now. We could get another game added if we play our cards right...
@stinkyx admittedly I'm a Tekken fan since 1994 so I accept I'm biased, and I accept they're very different. Still won't download either of these 🙂
Not interested in those.
Even though I'm generally satisfied with my PS Plus sub (I get enough titles per year to justify it), they REALLY need to shake it up a bit.
I'll repeat an idea I've been touting for a few years now: Give the option of a couple of free movie rentals; not from a pre-selected list, but any movie on the service. Make it so that a user can take the 2 games offered, or 2 movie rentals, or one of each. At least then people will still feel like they're getting something for their money each month.
Pubg could've taken a page out of fall guys book a few years ago, but too little too late
@Porkfiend Lol, fair enough! Namco is killin' it with Tekken 7.
Sigh. Not impressed.
Nowt for me this month.
I normally add the plus games to my library and get around to them eventually - I’ll even try the two in the ‘simulator’ month. Not this time. I have no interest in battle royale games and I lost interest in this style of fighting game a long time ago.
I’m not criticising either games’ quality or perceived value; I just have no interest in the genre.
Not much of a birthday present for me, these September games!
Sounds junk to me but I guess they are different to last month at least. I really enjoyed fall guys so fair enoug.
I didn’t realise pubg was even a paid game though.
I am well aware that it is not the job of PS Plus to cater to my personal tastes, and I still get a lot of use out of Plus beyond the free games.
But I just want to say that the Plus games haven’t had anything interesting for me since February and the Bioshock collection ( and even with that, I have already played two of the games-it is just an opportunity to finally get around to Bioshock 2).
I have been with Plus for more than five years, and I can’t remember a drought of free games this long that I either have or have no interest in. Bummer.
Much rather have had Tekken 3 remake.
Ps plus games which are both on PS now always seems such a waste.
Eh, I guess I'll try Street Fighter V. Not a fighting game fan, though.
The game that started the battle royale fad can go crash and burn, afaic.
I don't moan about ps plus games...but I will today.Not into either of them.Big disappointment.
Off to the backlog we go..
Honestly, I forgot PUBG existed. Street Fighter V.... eh, I’ll add it to the library just in case for a rainy day, but unlikely to ever play it.
@BaronSqwelch imo its absolutely perfect. I use the D pad and play with the ball of my yhumb and it plays perfectly on beat em ups for me. The D pad is quite shallow unlike the xbox one pad which used to give me blisters from the aharp edges.
Have SF4 Ultra and 0% interest in PUBG so nothing for me. Fall Guys is infuriating and soon to be deleted I think.
Awful selection. I thought PUBG was already a free game and I still had no interest in downloading it. Streetfighter? Do they still make that crap?
Ah well. This is where I turn back to my backlog and hide under my rock again.
Nice. I wanted to try Pubg and figured it would be on ps+ some day just like RoTTR
Playstation Now subscribers get shafted again this month! Both these games are on Now. They should definitely have different game selection's for Now subscribers.
Where's the insentive to keep this service?
@lukey-luke98 50 a month where do you buy your stuff?
@AFCC I guess im strange i had my money back in the first 3 months. 😆👌
This is actually a pretty decent lineup, may give PUBG a go if I am bored, although I am not too interested in Street Fighter 5.
@lukey-luke98 i live in the states so i'm not sure about your currency; but, when i need to add time, i google "1 year ps+ subscription" and several sites come up with very good prices. i've used CDKEYS the last few years- just got 2 more years this year when they had a price of 29 dollars per year - that figures out to 8 CENTS per day.....which is dirt cheap.
@BaronSqwelch Tried the SFV demo, hated playing it with strong attacks on the shoulder buttons. This is coming from someone who bought two six-button controllers to play the Megadrive version of SFII:CE.
£90 that cost me all told! You kids haven't lived!
to those who have this SF5 standard edition: Does it have Singleplayer and Blanka character? ... still don't know if I may be happy for at least one game since Cities Skylines...
I'm an old man. I paid £90 for SF2 on the Super Famicom 👴
I always mapped the medium attacks to the shoulders.
I took Fall Guys last month and played for a while, eh. This month I'm not gonna bother with either.
@lukey-luke98 damn, that sucks. Here in the states its $60 a year. Or if you find sales, $35 a year.
@HMazzy111 I have to agree with you on that. I am not in to fighting games at all.
They're a business not a charity.
Street Figher 5, I'll take that, I owned the game back
at launch. I wonder if they ever fixed the dithered shadows on PS4...
Chill out bro. If you don't like it don't pay for it. Simple as.
@lukey-luke98 assume you mean 50GBP? Who the heck would pay that much, per month?
Ps Plus has been great the last few months. Fall guys, mw2 remastered, cities skylines etc.
If we want to make a case for PS Plus being bad, we should start by acknowledging its been okay, good or great. When someone says 'I haven't downloaded a ps plus game in ages' - Fall Guys is THE most downloaded game from ps plus ever.
This month absolutely sucks for me. I loathe SFV (USF4 was the nuts) and PUBG is less fashionable the crocs right now. But it's not the end of the world.
This is terrible , I recently subscribed to ps now for the full year and both these games are there. Are they also adding new games to ps now at least?
Are sony serious, im in Australia and i bought PUBG and can't play it as there are no Australian servers here anymore. Are people there just Dumb as ***** or are they ignorant as to what crap they put out.
Not being able to play a game is a fairly good reason to say NOT HAPPY *****.
Fall Guys last month let me look over a following month I don't care for.
@get2sammyb Tell that to India and Pakistan.
Im one of the people that subscribe for the 2 "free" games and the discounts are ok too. I rarely play multiplayer but its nice to have. I am getting tired of the quality of games on offer. Im just keeping it as i am hoping with ps5 going forward it will be a return to getting awesome indie titles instead of this. Fall guys was excellent. I think thats the only free game ive enjoyed this year that i didnt already own.
Okay. Carry on, now.
@TheAdza you are honestly better off subscribing to ps now instead. I have been a subscriber since they have added the downloadable games option. I got to play lots of games that I woudn't have considered if it wasn't for ps now. games like the evil within 1&2, lost legacy, hollow knight, shadow of war, styx and so many other games
This year has been a reason to reason to not renew ps plus. I play mostly single player games. Everything is a shooter or already on ps now. There isn't much of a incentive to have both.
@djlard you have access to all the new modes and mechanics. Blanka will be “locked” but you can unlock him easily with in game currency you earn by playing various modes of the game...
May as well refund people who have ps now really to make it fair because whats the point paying for ps plus and ps now if you get them in both places?
Just like what most of the others have said, yet another bad month of PS Plus games. Don't really care for either of the games tbh
@kefka2589 so it wasn't what we were after. Personally I'm happy enough with SFV. Not into PUBG though at all.
@kefka2589 I still won't be buying the Lost Legacy though in the hope that it will be a PS Plus game before I upgrade to PS5.
Might download SFV but as for PUBG I'll give it a miss thanks.
@SamMR sadly i live in Australia and PS Now is not a thing here.
Ill add them both and probably give PUBG a chance, even though not a single battle royale game has keept me interested for long.
Sigh looks like another rubbish month both of these games have been in ps now for ages and in the store sales heavily discounted like street fighter for £5 and the other was in for £15 seems like a whole bunch of dam we can't sell it meh might as well give it away instead...
I was pretty happy about this because I was thinking about getting Street Fighter V at some point anyway but this will just be the version minus all the new characters etc. won't it?
PUBG can do one.
@J_Warrior Sorry not sorry for expressing an opinion. Enjoy your ***** games! [Ignored]
Oh dear. Well you can’t win ‘em all
I'll download Street Fighter V I guess, but can see why people are a bit disappointed with this one. Honestly thought both of these were free to play these days. Oh well.
So this is an awful month, especially for people who pay for both Now and Plus, thanks for the big middle finger Sony!
@TheAdza easily fixed! just make an account on the US store and subscribe to the service by buying a psnow code from 3rd party websites and make this account the primary on your ps4 device and play with your main account
Or Sony could just offer PS Now to Australia and any other countries who are missing out. Really thought we would hear news of this happening with the PS5 launch so soon. Some kind of amalgamation of plus into now going into the next gen.
Absolutely horrible month. I honestly won't redeem either
@Feena "various modes" you mean also only single-player?
I'll be to busy racing in F1 and now Project Cars 3 online to care about this stuff anyway.
If you do not play online and just waiting for Free games, PS+ is not going to work.
@Snackfood i use it for MP some, but the 2 free games a month and really good discounts on games make it worth it to me. and sometimes having plus gets me into betas too.
@Agramonte i get my yearly ps+ subs from CDKEYS - it usually costs 27-31 dollars. that figures out to around 8 CENTS a day. that is certainly cheap. so if people don't want to use MP, they can still google these sites that sell the cheap sub codes and it'll work for them too........unless they consider a dime a day to be too much. LOL
@tameshiyaku Cities Skyline from that month is an excellent, high quality game. The farming sim is also unique and interesting. Too bad people don't see such months as an opportunity to try things usually they wouldn't without the Plus.
I do agree that they should've put these games in separate months though as they're of a similar genre which is kind of a niche (unfortunately).
@eddie429 That is true also. I just checked - $31 for USA 12 months
@djlard yes for single player you have a general cinematic story, brief mini-stories for each character, arcade (6 different ladders), trials and demonstrations for every character, survival mode and weekly missions.
@Agramonte - yep. i've been visiting them for several years - you'll get your code just a few minutes after you pay - they're very dependable.
Ok, that ain't bad, street fighter V is more than welcome, finally something worthy to download at least!
@eddie429 Yeah, I have bought a handful of PC games from them. Never had an issue.
Business must be good, because their site looks 10X better than I remember. Took me a sec to realize it, that is even a new logo.
@Feena Thanks. ☺️ Time to celebrate. ☺️ I'm looking forward SF5. Pitty there is only one game this month...
So if I get the vanilla version, can I still unlock the new DLC characters atleast in-game? And can the content of both Arcade and Champions be accessed without the need of buying those editions?
Huh, completely missed this post. Well, I don't picture myself investing much time in PUBG, but SFV is pretty neat to have in the collection (for single player streams and for rare couch multiplayer sessions alike) and a 2D fighting game isn't something one expects to have any trigger mapping issues on Vita either.
I think when my PS plus expires I will not be renewing. I don’t play online, I don’t need the back up service, and the games are just No good or I already have them.
More ***** no thanks!!!!
I mean, it's not like they were going to top this month with Fall Guys.
@ShogunRok Care to elaborate on the article, it reads kind of contradictory.
First you say that SFV has come a long way in the Arcade Edition so it should keep us busy,
"Street Fighter V has come a long, long way since its bare bones launch. It's now packed with a good amount of single player content that should keep you busy."
But then in the very next sentence you say that this probably isn't the Arcade Edition that you gave a 8/10.
"There's no mention of this being the Arcade Edition, however, so it probably doesn't include additional DLC characters or costumes."
So what are we getting, a free to start game with no content or a complete game? I don't see how it can be both at the same time.
Honestly I already thought PUBG was free so I'm not even going to ask about that, reading thru the comments was enough.
@rjejr The Arcade Edition came alongside a bunch of free updates — arcade modes, gameplay additions, and more. This is the fully updated SFV — it's just that you don't get the DLC characters and costumes (the premium stuff) included in Arcade Edition.
@ShogunRok OK thanks. I'm really just interested in single player for these types of games to blow off some steam crushing the CPU on easy mode.
Not if you don't have PS Now!
As someone who subscribed to both Now and Plus, I feel rather indifferent because chances are many games on plus will already be available on now. Having said this, I’ll probably be renewing Plus over Now; unless both merge into one service.
@Porkfiend street figher was released in 1987 Tekken was released in 1994 i thought i would just say
Can somebody help me out, NOT ABLE TO DOWNLOAD SFV , it doesn’t show in the list.
( europe version).
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