PlayStation Now is Sony’s cloud gaming subscription service, which is designed for fans of the PlayStation family’s huge gaming catalog. Not to be confused with the PlayStation Plus membership club (which has its own separate library of playable titles), PlayStation Now allows users to stream and/or download a vast number of PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 games on either their PS4 or laptops.
In terms of pricing, the official PlayStation website will sell you a membership for $19.99 per month, $44.99 for three months, or $99.99 for the year. It is also possible, at the moment to try out the service with a 7-day free trial (if you can’t afford the payments, don’t forget to cancel your membership before the end of the trial period!). You can also pick up a membership on Amazon.
Each month, new games are added to the PlayStation Now library. Here’s what’s available this month:
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
If you’ve ever wanted to jump into the twisted sci-fi world of Metal Gear Solid, then Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is a good place to start. A celebration of the franchise’s long history, this boxset comes packed with almost every main installment released to date, including the original Metal Gear games released for the MSX in the ’80s. The full list also includes Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 as well as Peacewalker, the excellent handheld precursor to Metal Gear Solid V. Note that there’s an even more complete edition of this HD re-release with more games called the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection on Amazon for $24.
Mortal Kombat X
It’s time to test your might, fighting fans! Mortal Kombat X is the latest release in the gory fighting franchise. It features all new fighters as well as new takes on classic characters. An insane story involving multiple realms and a civil war for total dominance ties all of these fighters together in a battle that will decide the fate of Earthrealm. You’ll also get to play as a few bonus characters if you pick up the season pass, including the Xenomorph from Alien and Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This is a perfect way to prepare yourself for Mortal Kombat 11! If you’d prefer a physical copy of this gorefest, you can pick one up for $19 on Amazon.
PlayStation Now: Other New Games
Battlefield Hardline (PS3)
Earth Defense Force 4.1 (PS4)
F1 2017 (PS4)
Magicka 2 (PS4)
Metro Last Light Redux (PS4)
Need for Speed Rivals (PS3)
Pillars of Eternity (PS4)
Rebel Galaxy (PS4)
That’s all, folks! We’ll keep this list updated as Sony adds more games to PlayStation Now. Until then, check out what’s free this month on PlayStation Plus!