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The all-new PlayStation Plus has finally touched down in most parts of the world, and despite a few issues here and there, most people seem to be digging the new tiers.
PlayStation Plus Premium is, of course, the real star of the show for many. With its selection of classic PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles, we can remind ourselves of a simpler time, which is very necessary in 2022. But PS Plus Extra isn't to be sniffed at either, offering a handful of great PS5 exclusives that some new-gen owners simply haven't had the chance to pay yet because they can't fork out £70 for every new game that comes along.
One of those games is Returnal, the excellent AAA rougelike/third-person shooter that originally launched back in 2021. I gave the game a 9/10 at the time, calling it a "phenomenal PS5 showcase" - words I stand by. Certainly, I don't believe there's been a better example of what the brilliantly versatile DualSense controller can do when it's in the hands of imaginative developers.
Thanks to PS Plus Extra, a whole new audience is discovering Returnal, and I am so here for it.
There's so much praise for Housemarque's PS5 debut over on the PlayStation Plus subreddit right now, with one user going so far as to call it one of their new favourite games. I feel you, my friend.
"It’s an unreal game," added another user. "People gave up on it way too easily after the first difficulty curve. Once you get the hang of things and find good builds, it becomes a massively fun game. I’d highly recommend the arena mode when you’re finished. Had a blast."
Another agreed, noting that they were interested in PS Plus Extra for Ghost Of Tsushima and Demon's Souls, but was surprised to discover that Returnal has been the sleeper hit they didn't see coming.
Basically, if you have PS Plus Extra? Get Returnal. Hell, I'd even suggest getting PS Plus Extra for the month specifically to try this one game. I don't think you'll regret it at all.
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