Yes, Sony’s game subscription service can be kind of convoluted. And, yes, PlayStation Plus is worthwhile for PlayStation owners. Both can be true! While longtime PlayStation fans may have to really dig through the options to find something exciting, it’s an affordable entry point for new PS5 owners who are less familiar with Sony’s back catalog.
PS Plus is broken down into three tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium. The Essential option costs $10 a month to access online multiplayer and download a couple of select games every month. The Extra tier adds over a hundred games for you to download, costs $15 a month, and is comparable to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. For $3 more, the Premium tier lets you access PlayStation classics through streaming.
Check out our explainer on PlayStation Plus for even more details about the service. Do you need help deciding which game subscription is actually worth your money? We’ve got you covered. And for even more top-tier picks, take a look at our roundup of the best PS5 games.