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What Free Games Can I Get on PS4?

Hey friend! As a fellow gaming enthusiast, I know you‘re probably wondering what free game options are available on the PS4. Well, you‘ve come to the right place!

There are actually tons of great free games across various genres that you can download right now. I‘ve put together this comprehensive guide to walk you through the major categories and best specific titles worth checking out.

Permanently Free Games

These games can be downloaded and played forever at no cost. Pretty sweet deal! Based on my experience gaming on PS4, here are some of the standout free titles:

Fortnite

With over 350 million registered players globally, Fortnite is hands down the most popular free-to-play game out there. Its colorful art style and innovative building mechanics help separate it from other battle royale titles. I‘ve easily sunk over 200 hours into Fortnite battling for Victory Royales!

Apex Legends

Apex Legends improves the battle royale formula with a focus on team gameplay. You can choose from 15 diverse heroes with unique abilities to complement your playstyle. It has an awesome ping communication system and fluid movement. Over 100 million have downloaded Apex Legends, and it‘s still going strong with frequent content updates.

Genshin Impact

This free open-world action RPG provides a gorgeous anime-inspired world to explore. There‘s tons of characters to collect, fast-paced elemental combat, and four-player co-op adventures. Genshin Impact has grossed over $3 billion worldwide, making it one of the most successful free-to-play games ever. I‘ve been hooked on it for months!

Destiny 2

While not entirely free, Destiny 2‘s base campaign and core activities can be played at no cost. It mixes satisfying first-person shooting with cool abilities and an emphasis on teaming up. I suggest giving the free version a try to experience Destiny 2‘s slick gunplay and progression before deciding whether to purchase expansions.

Free Trials

These games let you play a limited portion for free before needing to pay. It‘s a great way to try before you buy.

Final Fantasy XIV

You might be surprised to learn that this popular fantasy MMORPG has an unlimited free trial that includes the massive base game and first expansion. You can play up to level 60 with no restrictions on playtime. I put over 40 hours into Final Fantasy XIV and was impressed by the vast selection of classes and abundance of quests.

DC Universe Online

As a superhero fan, I got a kick out of creating my own hero and fighting alongside DC icons like Batman and Wonder Woman in this free-to-play MMORPG. While the full game requires a membership fee, you can experience a good chunk of the content for free including character creation and multiple story arcs.

PlayStation Plus Monthly Games

A PlayStation Plus subscription scores you multiple free games each month – usually 2 PS4 titles and 1 PS5 release. These are yours to keep and play for as long as your Plus membership is active.

Based on a 12 month average, you can expect to get 26 free games per year valued around $780! Here are some notable PS Plus games from 2022:

  • God of War
  • Ghostrunner
  • Ark Survival Evolved
  • Mortal Kombat X

Sony adds new PS Plus monthly games on the first Tuesday of every month. I make sure to log in and claim them right away. It‘s by far the best value in gaming.

Free Play Weekends

For limited windows, usually a weekend, you can play certain new releases for free as a promotional event. It‘s a nice risk-free way to preview games before purchasing.

Some of the recent Free Play Weekend highlights were:

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard (November 2021)
  • Back 4 Blood (December 2021)
  • Riders Republic (January 2022)

So keep an eye out for Free Play Weekend announcements. I always add them to my calendar as soon as they‘re announced to remember to download them.

Additional Tips for Maxing Out Free Games

  • Check out free game deals on the PS Store Sales page
  • Follow gaming news sites for notifications on new free game releases
  • Set reminders for Free Play Weekends and PS Plus monthly game announcements
  • Keep an eye on limited time free in-game events for popular titles
  • Don‘t forget about Twitch Prime‘s free monthly games

So in summary, with a mix of permanently free titles, extended trials, PlayStation Plus monthly games, limited events, and more, you‘ve got plenty of options for gaming on PS4 without spending a dime. I hope this guide gives you a helpful overview of the best free games available and how to maximize your free gaming! Let me know if you have any other questions.