Sony has now announced what we basically already knew yesterday courtesy of Dealabs: the PS5, PS4 game lineup for PS Plus Essential in December 2022. Available to download from Tuesday, 6th December 2022, all subscribers can look forward to the following:

You can start downloading and playing all three titles from Tuesday next week, with the selection of PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium games for December 2022 set to be revealed in a few weeks' time. They will all join the list of All PS Plus Games along with hundreds of other PS5, PS4, and Classic titles.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is the month's biggest hitter, remastering Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 for PS4 along with every game's single player expansions. You'll be treated to further enhancements if you're playing via backwards compatibility on PS5. The first two entries are up there with the Best RPGs on PS4, and the third instalment has its fans as well. In our Mass Effect Legendary Edition PS4 review, we called it an "enriching, engrossing, excellent trilogy [that's] now better than ever".

Next up is Biomutant, which disappointed us when it was first released on PS4 but has been updated with a native PS5 version since then. "Trapped in the clutches of an open world from a generation past, its own ideas are thwarted by an overload of other mechanics and overwhelming menus," we concluded in our Biomutant PS4 review. "By trying to do so much, Biomutant skipped the part where it built a solid basis to work from."

If you play the PS5 version, you'll gain access to DualSense controller support and a few different graphical modes that let you either prioritise the visuals or the frame rate. The Performance mode knocks out a 1440p resolution at 60fps.

Finally, Divine Knockout is actually a brand new title that's launching straight into PS Plus Essential on day one. For PS5 and PS4, it's a third-person platform fighter where you could become "a small-but-mighty god of myth, brawl in all three dimensions, and knock your friends off the map to reign supreme". How do you feel about 2022's final PS Plus Essential lineup? Share your thoughts in the comments below.