Just signed up for PS Plus Extra and wondering what the best open world games are on the service? We can help with that.
There are many open world games available on PS Plus Extra (and Premium), and while none of them are terrible, some are better than others. They covered a varied a range of tastes, too. There are some that are grounded and take you back to a period of history, while others are more fantastical and give you superhuman powers. There’s even an open world game on this list where you’ll only be taking control of vehicles.
So, if you want a game where you can explore and take things at your own pace, read on. We’ve assembled a list of the best open world games on PS Plus Extra to guide you. Each and every one of the games on this list has out seal of approval, ensuring you’ll have hours of fun if you take the plunge. And if for some reason you don’t, just try another one. Thanks to PS Plus Extra it’s not going to cost you anything.
1. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The latest game in the Assassin’s Creed series is the biggest yet, for better or for worse. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla you become a fierce Viking warrior, persuing revenge on the person who killed your parents many years ago. Though of course, there’s a bigger story at hand here as well. In any case, you’ll be battling across England, attempting to grow your clan while making somewhere safe that you can call home.
Available on both PS4 and PS5, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla looks great, and as far as open world games on PS Plus Extra go it’s undoubtedly one of the best.
2. Batman: Arkham Knight
Thanks to PS Plus Extra you can be the Batman. Arkham Knight is the last entry in the Arkham trilogy, and while it’s a bit old now it’s still a hell of a lot of fun to play. As Batman, you have a wide range of tools available at your disposal to take down the goons causing trouble in Gotham City. New to this entry, however, is the Batmobile, and while it’s perhaps not as fun to take control of as you’d hope, it’s still entertaining.
Anyway, we’ll reiterate: Batman: Arkham Knight lets you be the Batman. What more could you want?
3. Days Gone
It may have not had the warmest reception from critics, but we love Days Gone. It’s only get better since launch, too, thanks to numerous bug-quashing and feature-adding updates. In a world overrun with what are essentially zombies, Days Gone casts you can Deacon St. John, a man determined to track down his wife. But is she even still alive? that’s for you to find out. Though it’ll be tough when there are massive hordes of the undead roaming around. But one thing’s for sure: if you’re after the best open world games on PS Plus Extra, you should really give this a go.
4. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut
The samurai thought they could defend the isle of Tsushima, but they were wrong. Now they’ve effectively been wiped out. Thanks to a thief, however, you still live. You are Jin Sakai, and if you want to free your land of the Mongols and save your uncle, you’re going to have to stray from the ideals that you’ve held for so long. You’re going to need to become the Ghost of Tsushima. Anyway, the Director’s Cut features the base game and a new expansion, and they’re both brilliant. This is a must-play, basically.
An open world to explore. Dialogue options. Companions to befriend. GreedFall is essentially a Bioware RPG not made by Bioware. If that appeals to you, you should definitely give it a go.
After creating your character, GreedFall lets you loose in a world where you have so much choice you might be bewildered. Just remember: this is your adventure, and so you can do what you please. Choose your own allegiances and be true to yourself. That’s how to get the best out of GreedFall.
6. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
With its unique combat system, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is not only one of the best open world games on PS Plus Extra, but also one of the most immersive. It also helps that you’re not a surly hero. Instead, you’re just the son of a blacksmith; a nobody trying to make their way in a world that’s becoming increasingly hostile. You’ll perhaps make a name for yourself though. Or you’ll just spend hours upon hours exploring a detailed and picturesque world, playing pub games and getting drunk. Your choice.
7. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Marvel’s Spider-Man is good. And that’s also included in PS Plus Extra. But its follow-up, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, is simply better. Both PS4 and PS5 versions are available, and while it’s technically just a standalone expansion, it significantly improves the combat. There’s a very enjoyable story here to follow, especially for Spider-Man fans, and web-swinging through New York City has never been more fun. PS5 owners in particular should check this out, as it looks just as fantastic as it performs..
8. Red Dead Redemption 2
If you haven’t heard of Red Dead Redemption 2, well done for finally crawling out from under that humongous rock. From the developer of Grand Theft Auto, this is without a doubt one of the best open world games ever made, never mind just available on PS Plus Extra.
It looks amazing, has an engrossing story, and its world is the most believable of any open world game. And so, you simply must play it. If you don’t, you’ll truly be missing out on one of the best games ever made. It really is that good.
9. Saints Row: The Third Remastered
We love all of the Saints Row games, but The Third is possibly our favourite. If you’re of the same opinion, then you’ll love the fact that it’s been remastered, making it look and play better than ever before while keeping the same old silly humour.
Both PS4 and PS5 versions are available on PS Plus Extra, ensuring whatever console you have you can get the most out of it. All of the DLC previously released is included, too. So, not only do you get the best Saints Row game with modern visuals, but you also get more of it once the main story is done. Result.
10. The Crew 2
While many of the games on this list let you control vehicles in one form or another, The Crew 2 is an open world game where you’ll exclusively be using them. Cars, bikes, boats and planes are all available for you to take control of, whether it’s to race, perform stunts or simply explore. It has RPG elements, too, with you gaining equippable upgrades as you play, enabling you to take part in tougher events.
It’s more than a few years old now, but The Crew 2 is still being supported. In fact, an update is shortly on the way to make the game even better on PS5 consoles.