Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event. 


About 365 days ago, Sony recommitted to making its PlayStation Plus subscription service a valuable investment for gamers. To accomplish this, it introduced the Instant Game Collection, which offers a handful of complimentary games to anyone who pays the monthly fee.

But what started as a handful of games has grown into a huge pile of PlayStation Network and full retail titles that PlayStation Plus gamers will have access to for as long as they maintain an active subscription.

Since June, Sony and its publishing partners released 16 retail PS3 games, five retail Vita games, and nearly three dozen PlayStation Network titles. 


The 2nd Annual GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming Summit and GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2

January 25 – 27, 2022

Learn More

“Gamers want games,” Sony senior director of digital platforms told GamesBeat in September. “In retrospect, it seems like, yeah, of course. Gamers love games. But we came to that conclusion through a mountain of data, and we really landed on this idea that not only are we going to put free games on the service, but we’re going to put great free games on the service.”

Every month, Sony offers a new slate of games to its customers. Plus subscribers have a month to download those titles before they disappear. That means that new subscribers can’t jump on and start downloading dozens of games, but longtime members could have built up a sizable library.

Reddit user IceBreak compiled a full list of the complimentary games, which you can find below:

PlayStation 3 retail games

  • Super Street Fighter IV (Arcade Edition)
  • Little Big Planet 2
  • Demon’s Souls
  • BioShock 2
  • Vanquish
  • Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Borderlands
  • Infamous 2
  • Just Cause 2
  • Darksiders
  • Saints Row 2
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • King of Fighters XIII
  • Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

PlayStation Vita retail games

  • Gravity Rush
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Wipeout 2048
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus

PlayStation Network games

PlayStation 3 and Vita

  • Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge
  • Knytt Underground
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Foosball 2012

PlayStation 3

  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
  • Lara Croft and the Guradian of Light
  • The Walking Dead (Ep. 1 & 2)
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
  • Closure
  • Renegade Ops
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • NFL Blitz
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • Rochard
  • Anomaly: Warzone Earth
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Mega Man 10
  • Mega Man 9
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Starhawk
  • Hard Corps: Uprising
  • Guardians of Middle Earth
  • Sideway: New York
  • The Cave
  • Gotham City Imposters
  • Choplifter HD
  • Payday: The Heist
  • Bloodrayne Betrayal
  • Labyrinth Legends
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone
  • Malicious

PlayStation Vita

  • Jet Set Radio
  • Chronovolt
  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
  • The Pinball Arcade
  • Plants vs. Zombies


  • Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
  • Tekken 6
  • Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny
  • Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

PS One Classics

  • International Track and Field
  • Hot Shots Golf 2

PS Mini

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan’s Snooker
  • Farm Frenzy 2
  • Kaleidoscope


GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member