6. Infamous First Light (PS4)
In my opinion a superior and much tighter experience when compared to the base game, Infamous First Light was released as a standalone prequel title to Second Son which was eventually released free to PS Plus subscribers. This time placing you in the role of Fetch, a super-powered hyper light drifter of sorts, this much more personal tale hits home a little more, and takes place within a very well realised in-game version of Seattle which would never fail to stun newcomers to the PS4 generation.
Infamous First Light was arguably the first triple-A title to be released for the PS4 under the PS Plus programme, serving to whet the appetite of some critics who weren’t yet satisfied with the arcade blasting action of Resogun or melancholic platforming of Contrast. It served as an example of the quality to come, once PS4’s library had been filled out a little more after launch.
5. Journey (PS4, PS3, Vita)
Described by many as a somewhat enlightening experience and by far one of the biggest examples of the potential the video game medium has as an art form, Journey is the amazing third title from developers ThatGameCompany which eventually came free to PS Plus only last year. Presenting a simple story capable of provoking hundreds of interpretations, as a sand person in Journey you’ll explore and interact with the world entirely without words, setting the scene for some of the most evocative and emotive music in all of gaming.
Composer Austin Wintory and Game Director Jenova Chen did a remarkable job at crafting an experience that has something to relay to both hardcore, veteran, and even non-gamers. The fact that this was released for free to subscribers means that there really is no excuse not to have experienced it already, especially when considering it’s a relatively bite-sized chunk of narrative awesomeness.