Sony has announced the full selection of PS5 and PS4 games that will be available to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium subscribers starting Tuesday, 20th December. As the last major update of the year, fans had been hoping for a good one, and in total members can look forward to 22 additions to the list of All PS Plus Games.

The full lineup is as follows:

PS Plus Extra

PS Plus Premium

It’s a pretty outstanding month this time, with PS Plus Extra once again bringing the goods. Sony is leading on WWE 2K22 as the flagship addition, and we were rather fond of the 2K Sports wrestling sim, describing it as “a return to form” in our 7/10 review. It’s worth noting that WWE 2K22 will not be available until the later date of 3rd January, 2023. The PS Blog also only lists the PS4 version, and 2K Sports has confirmed that’s accurate, meaning PS5 owners will be restricted to backwards compatibility.

Sony’s partnership with Ubisoft continues to bear fruit for members as well, with a trio of worthwhile Far Cry titles on offer. While we felt Far Cry 5 was a little safe, we still awarded it a 7/10 in our review, and it’s some great holiday comfort food. Speaking of which, Judgment, Yakuza Like a Dragon, and Yakuza 6: Song of Life should all help satiate your Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio fix. You can refer to our reviews below:

Elsewhere, innovative puzzler The Pedestrian is well worth your time, a game we scored 8/10 in our review: “Minor frustrations aside, The Pedestrian is a fantastic puzzle-platformer that stands out from the crowd. For those looking for a unique pick-up-and-play experience, it's well worth the investment.” And the two Middle-earth titles were both award winners when they first released.

Meanwhile, PS Plus Premium is enjoying a better month – although it’s still not looking great compared to PS Plus Extra. Ninja Theory’s legendary PS3 exclusive Heavenly Sword is joining the cloud-streaming ranks, flanked by a couple of retro titles: Ridge Racer 2 for PSP and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus for PS1.

Pinball Heroes specifically may feel like a curiosity for newer PlayStation fans. This originally launched as a series of separate tables on the PSP, inspired by contemporary PS3 franchises like Uncharted and MotorStorm. The layouts aren’t bad, and the game was eventually ported to the PS Vita as a complete collection some years later. It may be worth checking out.

So, what are your thoughts on this month’s PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium offerings? Remember, you can still get a subscription at a discounted fee if you’re a new or lapsed member, so if you like what you’re seeing, there’s never been a better time to join.