Console launch games tend to be a bit weak, with just a handful of interesting new games to explore. Sony is aware of this, which is why it introduced the PS Plus Collection, a library of 20 standout PS4 games that are included in your PlayStation Plus subscription if you buy a PS5.
This is a PS5-only bonus; you won’t get 20 bangers for your PS4 simply by subscribing to PS Plus (though the service’s monthly “free” games tend to also be very good). If you get a PlayStation 5 and think you’ll play through Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls quickly, though, it’s an amazing deal.
Don’t expect these games to rock PS5-quality graphics. They aren’t remasters, and they’ll only play as well as they would on a PS4 Pro. The PlayStation 5 might be powerful, but games need to be programmed to take advantage of that power, and these PS4 games do not. That doesn’t make them any less worthwhile, though.
Here are the games included in the PS Plus Collection, in order of excellence.