PlayStation Plus: After the Elden Ring, 7 Souls want to be discovered!

Game News PlayStation Plus: After the Elden Ring, 7 Souls want to be discovered!

With the arrival of the new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium, many games and genres will be available to players. And whether it’s action, RPG or racing, there’s something for everyone. But for now, we’ll focus on Souls, these titles inspired by the Dark Souls series. Want more after the Elden Ring? Follow the leader!

All of the games mentioned in this article are available on the Extra and Premium offers on the new PlayStation Plus.

Demon Souls

So yes, we know we need to talk about the same as Souls, but wouldn’t you still deny being a true representative of the genre? In the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium Games Catalog, you’ll find a remake of Demon’s Souls. One of the launch titles on the PlayStation 5! It really is founder of Soul-like himself – if you’ve played Elden Ring, you know what it is. We are talking about a difficult game, based on careful reading of enemy movements and a strict management of times. A true cult opus that would then give birth to Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro… Especially since this remake features an amazing technique that alone justifies diving back into the world of Boletaria. All in all, an unforgettable part of the JV culture on the PlayStation. Come on, we won’t hesitate!

Carried by blood

We’re moving on to another great game from FromSoftware studio: Bloodborne, released some time after Dark Souls 2. As you know, the title takes the basics of a Soul but has faster gameplay and some originalities. Here, for example, there is no shield or armor, but a weapon and a blade that can be of two forms: light or heavy. So more than ever, dodging is important. But also don’t let the attack! With a good time shot, you can immobilize the opponent to inflict a heavy attack, and if you respond quickly to an attack, it is still possible to regain your health. In short, you get the idea! Don’t forget the universe, dark fantasy and inspired by the works of Lovecraft. Basically, it’s crazy on every level.

  • Platform: PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)

Hollow Knight

Does the Hollow Knight still need to be presented? Team Cherry’s Souls-like and metroidvania has become a reference in the genre, managing to transfer the necessity we know of it into a 2D plan. Because yes, the title game is well established, with an adventure reserved memorable fight and boss. As is usual in a game like Souls, a small failure will take you back to the last active checkpoint, leaving a lot of resources. But exploration will certainly be rewarding. You understand what’s at stake: you’re going to run the risk of losing everything or you’re going to stay on track. Above all, like Bloodborne, the universe is more engaging, giving more personality to the whole. In short, if you haven’t had a chance to play it yet, now is the time. A very good cult game.

  • Platform: PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)


In line with Hollow Knight, have you heard of Blasphemous? It’s similar to Souls/metroidvania, but more awesome than the competition. Here, it is simple, wherever there are signs of a bloody religion, which can be seen in many decorations as the characters are encountered. Even in your search: you are the Penitent who, armed with his sword Mea Culpa, seeks to end the wrath of God. And of course, for that, you have to measure yourself against a whole bunch of enemies as well as multiple bosses. But most of all, most of all the artistic direction of the title marking with hot iron. Rarely are we given to see such detailed pixel-art, each painting offers us a completely crazy scene. All in all, Blasphemous really has it all. To try!

  • Platform: PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)


This time, we left 2D to reconnect with 3D, thanks to Ashen. This is a unique Soul-like edited by Annapurna Interactive. His strong point is undoubtedly his universe and his artistic direction, all in pastel and “low poly” (3D models and simple textures). In game terms, here we are on something very classic but it will work well: monitor your endurance to make the dodges and attacks you need. But there is still some originality, starting with the Village du Vagabond, a type of HUB that allows you to purchase improvements and to grow as you progress. Also, there is a less punishing formula than a Dark Souls, with for example springs leading to dungeons to regain health. The icing on the cake, has a co-op mode.

  • Platform: PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)

The Rise 1 and The Rise 2

Finally, head to the future with The Surge and The Surge 2, two futuristic Soul-like. The second episode leaves you in the footsteps of a mysterious young woman, who – like your character – survived an air crash. Without knowing why, he has a connection. A perfect excuse to run into a bunch of enemies down the road! In short, say, narration is not the strong point of The Surge. But the fight is more than his thing! Like other genres like Soul, you have to manage your attack and power well but using a whole set of electronic gadgets. Above all, like the first opus, it is possible target the opponent’s body part. A method that can be very useful depending on the enemies. Basically, solid titles that will more than please you.

  • Platform: PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)

About the new PlayStation Plus:

What is the PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus is the subscription formula for PS4 and PS5. Through a variety of offers, you can enjoy hundreds of PlayStation titles, a list of retro games from PS1 to PS3, and even streaming playback, depending on the level of your subscription.

What are the offers of the 3 PS Plus?

The PlayStation Plus consists of three levels: Essential (€ 8.99/month), Extra (€ 13.99/month) and Premium (€ 16.99/month). The first offers the same advantages as the old PS Plus (online play, save in the cloud, games included every month, exclusive discounts via the PlayStation Store). The latter also benefits from a catalog of nearly 400 PS4 titles | PS5. And the third adds on top of retro software (PSP, PS1, PS2, PSP), reading a selection of games remotely thanks to streaming and – this is important – demos to test some blockbusters.

Who can benefit from free PlayStation Plus games?

Depending on your subscription, you may not be able to access the same games. With PlayStation Plus Essential, you are entitled to the PS Plus Collection (on PS5 only) and to the titles offered each month. With Extra, you have access to a PS4 catalog | PS5 with almost 400 applications. And in Premium, you get almost 340 retro games, streaming PS3 titles and demos.

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