Batman: Arkham Knight and Darksiders III September's Free PS Plus Games

It's almost September, and that means it's time for a glimpse at this month's upcoming free PS Plus games, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog.

As is expected each and every month, the PlayStation Blog posted a brief update previewing upcoming PlayStation Plus games, with Batman: Arkham Knight and Darksiders III taking the spotlight for September.

Keep in mind that these games won't actually be available to download for free until September 3.

It basically goes without saying that taking advantage of the offer requires a PS Plus subscription or the start of a free PS Plus trial period, the former of which many PlayStation 4 owners already have. 

Batman: Arkham Knight

First up is Batman: Arkham Knight, which is, for those who don't know, to Batman what last year's Spider-Man game was for, well, Spider-Man.

Arkham Knight sets players loose free to wander Gotham City, scale the tallest buildings, speed around in a high-powered Batmobile, aid citizens in need, and, of course, take on some of the franchise's best-known villains.

We considered it absolutely essential playing for this generation of consoles in our review.

While the game holds extra meaning for long-time fans, with its nods to previous stories and characters in the Batman mythos, its gameplay and action are what make it accessible for all.

Darksiders III

Darksiders III is also a game where players hunt down ... criminals. Yeah, we'll call them criminals.

Specifically, it charges players with hunting down the Seven Deadly Sins as one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, with all the action and dark fantasy staples the series is known for.

The game didn't impress us all that much when it first launched, with its downgraded visuals and less than inspiring combat.

However, since then, Darksiders III has added some extra DLC in the form of The Crucible to substantially increase what the game has to offer.


Again, these won't go live as free for PS Plus members until September 3. Meanwhile, if the idea of free PC games sounds appealing, check out what's on offer for free this week on the Epic Games Store.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Aug. 28th 2019

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