Starting this Week, Sony is Giving Away $350 Worth of Free PlayStation Games at Once

Jon Bitner
·4 min read

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Sony kicked off its 2021 Play at Home initiative last month by giving all PlayStation owners a free copy of Ratchet & Clank. This week, Sony revealed the next step for its program – which includes nine free indie games on March 25th and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on April 19th.

Play at Home first started in 2020, as Sony looked for a way to give fans a fun reason to stay inside and social distance. Both Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey were up for grabs during the event, and the promotion became an instant success. Then, Play at Home returned at the beginning of the month with Ratchet & Clank.

However, this latest batch of games might be its best offer yet.

Play at Home Free Games in March

PlayStation has some of the best indie games on the market, many of which are included in the promotion on March 25th. Here’s the full list of titles you’re currently able to download:

  • Abzu

  • Enter the Gungeon

  • Rez Infinite

  • Subnautica

  • The Witness

  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission

  • Moss

  • Thumper

  • Paper Beast

That’s quite an impressive lineup of free games. Best of all, these will be available to all PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners – even if you’re not subscribed to PS Plus.

All nine games on the list are critically acclaimed, but Astro Bot Rescue Mission might be the standout title. You’ll need a PSVR headset to join in on the action, but it’s arguably one of the best VR games on the platform. This unique 3D platformer requires you to control Astro with the DualShock 4 controller while also using your body to navigate obstacles and see around obstructive scenery. It’s a fantastic use of VR technology – and a game any PSVR owner will be happy to have in their library.

For non-VR players, Enter the Gungeon is bound to be one of the most popular games on offer this month. This sees you helping out a ragtag team of adventurers as they seek out a gun that can erase the past. Along the way, you’ll shoot through hordes of enemies, pick up powerful weapons and face off against terrifying bosses in frantic top-down action.

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How to Claim Your Free Games

To claim your laundry list of free games, just head over to the PlayStation Store between March 25th at 8:00 p.m. PT and April 22nd at 8:00 p.m. PT. Then, navigate to the page for each of the games you’re interested in and you’ll be able to download them at no cost.

If you haven’t picked up Ratchet & Clank yet, you still have until April 1st to do so as well.

Even if you don’t have the storage space to install the games, it’s in your best interest to least claim them. This will permanently add each title to your library – ready to install whenever you free up some space.

Astro Bot Rescue Mission
Credit: Sony

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Free on April 19th

Once you’ve worked your way through the lineup of indie games, Sony will be offering Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for free on April 19th. This promotion runs until May 14th, so make sure you find time to pick up one of the highest-rated PlayStation games of all-time.

Horizon Zero Dawn follows the story of Aloy, a young hunter who is trying to learn more about her mysterious past. The game takes place in a distant future where the world is overrun with mechanical beasts, providing you with a beautiful open-world to explore as you work your way through the lengthy adventure.

Claiming your free copy of Horizon Zero Dawn works the same way as it did for past titles – simply navigate to its PlayStation Store listing during the promotion and you’ll see it listed at no cost.

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