PS Plus Essential September 2023

Sony has revealed the PS Plus Essential games members can look forward to for the month of September 2023. Saints Row was already leaked at the start of the week, but the full PS5, PS4 lineup — which can be downloaded from Tuesday, 5th September 2023 — is as follows:

As part of the announcement, Sony also revealed the prices of all three PS Plus tiers will be increasing drastically. You can click here for more information.

The open world title from Volition is the main PS Plus Essential headliner for September 2023, granting subscribers on the base tier access to the fully updated reboot. While Saints Row wasn't met with the most positive critical reception at launch, the game has been continually updated and now has three expansions to its name. Those are The Heist & The Hazardous, Doc Ketchum's Murder Circus, and A Song of Ice & Dust. We share a verdict on the DLC in our Saints Row Expansion Pass Review.

Meanwhile, Generation Zero is a pretty poor-quality open world game released for PS4. We awarded the game a 3/10 rating and concluded: "Even if you’re in love with its concept, Generation Zero is an experience you should avoid at all costs. Thanks to archaic co-operative design, an open world that feels sparse at even the best of times, and an inventory system that routinely works against you, disappointment takes centre stage here."

As for Black Desert, this is a bundle that gives you the base MMO experience along with The Traveler Item Pack. What do you make of this selection? Post your thoughts in the comments below.