Looking for great single player games on PS Plus Extra? You’re in luck: there’s loads of them.
So many, in fact, that narrowing down only the very best single player games on PS Plus Extra and Premium was something of a task. It seems PS Plus is the solo player’s dream, with so many great games available, both indie and AAA, and covering a huge range of genres and styles.
We’ve done our best to include a range of games that should appeal to a wide gamut of players. And all of these games have personally been played by us so we can confirm they are, indeed, very, very good.
You can browse the full catalogue of PS Plus Extra and Premium games on PlayStation’s website by clicking here. Or simply keep on reading to see our picks of the best single player games available on PS Plus Extra.
1. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The latest game in the long-running Assassin’s Creed franchise, Valhalla, is quite possibly one of the best. Well, it certainly is if you’re fascinated by Norse culture and viking mythology. There’s a lot of game to sink your teeth into: it’s one of the biggest Assassin’s Creed games, and you’ll likely still be trekking through the world after 100 hours. If that doesn’t put you off, though, Eivor’s tale of coming to England and forming allegiances with neighbouring towns (and warring with others) is one not to be missed.
2. Control: Ultimate Edition
The latest game from Remedy, the studio behind Alan Wake, Control is an action-packed adventure that tells the story of a mysterious government agency dealing with all things supernatural. Get ready to use otherworldly powers to eliminate foes and threads as you learn more about the Federal Bureau of Control. And since this is the Ultimate Edition, it comes with all DLC – including ‘AWE’ which crosses over with Alan Wake. This is one of the best single player games of recent years – and undoubtedly one of the best on PS Plus Extra.
3. Days Gone
Playing as gruff biker Deacon, Days Gone is set in a post-apocalyptic world a couple of years after a zombie outbreak. Separated from his wife, Deacon only cares about one thing: finding her – if she’s even alive, that is. But survival doesn’t come easy in such a dangerous world. You’ll need to keep your wits about you, make deals with survivor camps to get by and, often, fight your way through the dead. And these aren’t any ordinary zombies: they’re fast and they move in big hordes. If you don’t mind a bit of horror in with your action adventure, Days Gone is one of the best single-player games you can play on PS Plus Extra.
4. Death Stranding
Knowing it’s from the mind of Hideo Kojima, you know Death Stranding isn’t going to be your typical adventure. This dark tale set in an undisclosed future follows Sam Bridges (played by Norman Reedus), a delivery person tasked with connecting the last survivors of the world. Accompanied by some tremendous acting from an impressive supporting cast and a truly rousing soundtrack, there really is nothing else like Death Stranding. You have to play it to appreciate it, that’s for sure.
5. Deliver Us The Moon
A much shorter, focused experience than those on this list so far, Deliver Us The Moon is a first person sci-fi thriller that sends players into space. Five years after a mission to channel energy from the moon back to earth went awry, you, a lone astronaut, are sent back to the lunar site to figure out what went wrong. With puzzles to solve and eerie, empty space stations to explore, there’s a lot to love here. It’s one of the best single player games on PS Plus Extra, particularly if you’re a science fiction fan.
6. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut
When we reviewed it, we called Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut the best samurai game ever made. It’s a sentiment we still stand by. Telling the story of Jin Sakai, this open world adventure will have you torn between maintaining your honour and hunting down the Mongol leader who invaded your homeland. With a huge, beautiful world to explore set in 13th century Japan, there’s so much to love here. Whether you simply stick to the main story or take time to explore the intricacies of the world, there’s no denying that Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best single player games on PS Plus Extra.
Ghostrunner is fantastic – but it’s not for the faint of heart. This adrenaline-fuelled action game is all about speed and precision, running through environments and skilfully taking down enemies along the way. There’s no time to stop and admire its beautiful cyberpunk-style world. You’re a Ghostrunner, after all. Not a Ghostwalker. Since its release, several updates have come to the game making it more accessible, and so it’s even better than it ever was. You’ll grin as you dash and slash your way through enemies, dodging bullets in a way that makes even Neo from The Matrix look like a beginner.
8. inFAMOUS Second Son and inFAMOUS First Light
While they’re rather old now, inFamous Second Son and its standalone expansion, inFamous First Light are still incredible single-player games. Essentially superhero games, they imbue your characters with incredible powers – and how you use those powers is up to you. In Second Son, you play as Delsin Rowe, with a fictional version of Seattle as your playground. Use fast-paced parkour moves to get around the city and fire projectiles from your hands to defend yourself against threats.
Its standalone expansion, First Light, instead casts you as Abigail “Fetch” Walker, someone else with superhuman powers. Although shorter, the story of First Light is just as compelling as Fetch goes up against the government department who thinks all people like her should be in custody.
9. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
For Marvel fans, single-player games on PS Plus Extra don’t get much better than Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Taking on the role of Star-Lord and travelling across the galaxy with the Guardians by your side, you’ve got a rather big task at hand. You see, a new threat has appeared, and the whole galaxy is in danger. Naturally, it’s down to you to save it. This is a fun and wild romp, accompanied by a rocking 80s soundtrack – and we loved every minute of it.
10. Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
PlayStation-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the best single player games on PS Plus Extra. Hands down. Heck, it’s one of the best single player games ever. Swinging through New York City stopping petty crime never gets old, and engaging with the gripping narrative will keep you glued to your seat, too.
And when you’re done with Spider-Man, you can pick up its companion title, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and fight even more crime as a whole new Spider-Man. Both games look and play brilliantly, and we can’t recommend them enough.
11. Red Dead Redemption 2
The most epic tale of the Wild West there ever was, Red Dead Redemption 2 puts you in the shoes of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw on the run across 19th century America. In our review we called it an “open world like no other”, a sentiment we still stand by almost four years later. Yes, its world is perhaps one of the biggest we’ve ever had the pleasure to explore, but it’s the story, the amount of choice, and the small, nuanced details that make Red Dead Redemption 2 feel like a living, breathing world that set it apart from the crowd.
There really isn’t anything like Returnal, and that reason alone is enough to make it one of the best single player games on PS Plus Extra. It’s a roguelike shooter with a difference, casting players as Selene, a galactic explorer crash-landed on a mysterious planet. But that’s not the only problem she has to contend with: she also seems to be stuck in a time loop. Should she die, Selene simply wakes up back at the site of her crash.
It’s your job to try and break Selene free from the cycle and, ideally, get her home. But as you uncover Returnal‘s secrets by making your way through its hostile and tough-as-nails world, you’ll realise that not everything is quite as it seems.
13. South Park: The Stick of Truth and South Park: The Fractured But Whole
We’ve lumped two games together here, but if you like South Park, you’re going to want to play both of these. While they’re slightly different in their execution, both The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole share plenty in common, not least South Park‘s trademark humour, fantastic hand-drawn visuals and much-loved cast of characters. Both RPGs with a difference, they’ll have you taking control of Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny as they go on fantasy-led adventures across their hometown of South Park. Packed with outrageous moments, unfiltered humour and plenty of satire, we can’t get enough.
14. Until Dawn
For horror fans, Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn is simply a must-have. One of the best single player games on PS Plus Extra, it tells the story of a group of young adults spending the night in a ski lodge atop a deserted mountain. What should be a fun night of partying and paying respects to a lost friend soon turns into a night of terror. The choices you make will determine who lives and who dies, giving you ultimate power over the outcome of the story. In fact, it’s so good that you’re probably going to want to play through it more than once, seeing how else the story might turn out. If you’re brave enough, that is.
15. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Uncharted 4 – and its standalone expansion, The Lost Legacy – is undoubtedly the pinnacle of single player games. Narrative-driven adventure series Uncharted has gone from strength to strength, and the latest chapter of Nathan Drake’s adventures is undoubtedly one of the best. Again on the hunt for lost treasure, Nate will come up against enemies to fight, puzzles to solve, and friends and family to keep happy. Being an adventurer isn’t an easy life.
Spin-off title Uncharted: The Lost Legacy leaves Nate behind, instead giving side characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross time to shine. A shorter, more focused story, The Lost Legacy still packs in just as much action and adventure, and a story that you won’t be able to put down. Together, they make for two of the best single player games on PS Plus Extra and Premium.