20 hidden gems to discover on PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue

Looking for something totally different? From award-winning platformers to slow-burning adventures, check out a huge selection of must-play indie hits available now on PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue. 


Journey to a tropical paradise inspired by New Caledonia, the real-world home of developers Awaceb, and join Tchia on an adventure to save her island home and rescue her father. As you glide, swim, sail, and explore the beautiful open world, you'll discover Tchia's mystical powers and use them to reveal secrets and solve puzzles on your quest to restore peace to a world steeped in culture and tradition.

For players who liked: Concrete Genie, Subnautica

Genre: Adventure/platformer


Take control of Nara on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created her. Unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities in a modern evolution of the sci-fi shoot 'em up genre. Along with Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, explore ancient temples, engage in exhilarating zero-g combat, and venture beyond waking reality.

For players who liked: No Man's Sky, Resogun

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Desperados III

Round up an unlikely gang of heroes and set out on a quest for redemption through America's western frontier. Using the unique skills of your newly acquainted allies, work to foil train robberies, assassinate undesirables and run rings around the lawless gangs of the Wild West, deploying stealth, strategy and creative timing to pull off the perfect operation.

For players who liked: Divinity: Original Sin 2, Disco Elysium

Genre: Strategy


Sneak your way through an oppressive, sci-fi dystopia, using your wits to stay one step ahead of the tyrannical government agents out to capture you. Look for a way to escape this nightmarish world, free others and break the authoritarian grip enslaving the people. 

For players who liked: Oddworld: Soulstorm, Little Nightmares II

Genre: Puzzle/platformer


Set out on an emotional journey into an ancient world full of puzzles, secrets and obstacles to overcome. Explore lush forests, sun-blasted deserts and frozen tundras - even the sky above - in a stylish, free-form adventure of discovery through a lost civilisation. 

For players who liked: Journey, The Pathless

Genre: Puzzle/cosy

AVICII Invector

Celebrate the outstanding talents of late superstar DJ AVICII in a stylish, rhythm-action experience. Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade, and attack every beat in 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, including global chart toppers: Without You, Wake Me Up and Lay Me Down.

For players who liked: Thumper, Tetris Effect

Genre: Rhythm-action

Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition

Settle in for a cosy management sim about dying. Play as Stella, a ferry master to the deceased known as a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, befriending and caring for spirits before finally guiding them to the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook and craft your way across mystical seas.

For players who liked: Stardew Valley, A Short Hike

Genres: Narrative/simulation


Twisted religious imagery meets hack-and-slash combat in this gothic quest for redemption. Don the thorn-wrapped helmet of The Penitent One and smite your way through hordes of grizzly foes in the world of Blasphemous. Pixel art aficionados will love cleaving their way through this one.

For players who liked: Hollow Knight, Bloodborne

Genre: Action/platformer


Traverse the rocky terrain of Celeste Mountain and overcome Madeline’s personal inner struggles along the way. Combining gorgeous pixel art, pinpoint controls and hand-crafted platforming action, Celeste gives you the push you need for a leap of faith out of the darkness. Face down your fears! 

For players who liked: Hades, Life is Strange

Genre: Platformer

What Remains of Edith Finch

As Edith, the last survivor of the Finch family, explore the colossal family home - an eccentric, sprawling house in rural Washington State - searching for stories of its vanished inhabitants. Each story you uncover lets you experience the life of a lost family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day.

For players who liked: Kona, Gone Home: Console Edition

Genre: Narrative

Rez Infinite

Rediscover the artful cult classic adventure known as 'Rez' - a thrilling journey of sights, sounds and shooting action, remastered and upgraded for modern hardware. Experience a world of stylish synaesthesia as you blast your way through waves of enemies, with every movement triggering colours and sounds that sync with the game's legendary soundtrack.

For players who liked: Tetris Effect: Connected, Thumper

Genre: Rhythm-action

Oddworld Soulstorm - Enhanced Edition

Embark on a brand-new adventure into Oddworld. Take on the role of Abe - an unlikely hero and the celebrated saviour of the Mudokons - as he sets out on an ambitious quest to hijack a train and make a bid for freedom. A modern evolution of the series' classic puzzle-platform design, Oddworld: Soulstorm is a witty and impressive marriage of traditional and contemporary.

For players who liked: Salt and SacrificeLimbo

Genre: Platform/puzzle

Outer Wilds

In the quiet moments on a deserted planet, at the edges of the known solar system, just before the nearest star explodes – what will you find? 

Environmental storytelling and emergent puzzle-solving collide in Outer Wilds. Just one more 22-minute cycle and surely you’ll be able to piece together a thread of lore that will save your skin? 

For players who liked: Twelve Minutes, The Stanley Parable

Genre: Adventure/puzzle

Pillars of Eternity 2

Bend the world to your will in a modern RPG that takes inspiration from the top-down, turn-based titans of the genre. Create and customise your character in enormous detail, explore the world freely, and make meaningful choices at every turn. Make your way through the enormous Deadfire Archipelago, visiting towns and locations all around the map on your quest to stop the rogue god Eothas. 

For players who liked: Divinity: Original Sin 2, Diablo II: Resurrected

Genre: RPG/strategy

The Gardens Between

Lost in a mysterious realm where cause and effect are malleable, two friends - Arina and Frendt - find that time is flowing in all directions. Solve puzzles through clever manipulation of time to reach the apex of each isle. Unpack and explore significant moments the pair have spent together and uncover a bittersweet narrative about history, friendship and letting go.

For players who liked: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Journey

Genre: Puzzle/adventure

Enter the Gungeon

Live for the thrill of side-stepping bullet hell combat? Then you absolutely must Enter the Gungeon. Lap up the charm of 16-bit sprites as you blast your foes to bits – the arsenal of Enter the Gungeon is quite something. Go solo or team up with a friend as you stick it to the Gundead!

For players who liked: Sol Cresta, Resogun

Genre: Roguelike/shoot 'em up

Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

Venture into the 2D world of Hollow Knight if you dare; you might find yourself ensnared in a web of stunning artistic achievement and addictive gameplay. Don’t be fooled by what might look like a straightforward action-platformer: Hollow Knight is packed with surprises and delights in equal measure – all lying there in wait to coax you deeper into the Hallownest…

For players who like: Cuphead, Dead Cells

Genre: Action/platformer

Nidhogg 2

Engage in the ultimate duel for honour and glory, and win favour with the circuitous deity known as 'Nidhogg'. The rules are simple: reach the other side and kill anyone that stands in your way. Rend throats, riddle bowels with arrows, or squish brains between your toes in an over-the-top, one-on-one brawler as comical as it grisly. 

For players who liked: Street Fighter V, Gang Beasts

Genre: Fighting/platformer

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Set out on a top-down adventure into the colouring-book world of Picnic Province where you can - and should - draw on anything. In a land mysteriously stripped of colour, use your painting powers to explore new places, solve puzzles, help your friends, and - with a touch of flair - change the world!

For players who liked: Concrete Genie, Stray

Genre: Cosy/creative

Overcooked! 2

Following hot on the heels of the hilarious break-out hit Overcooked!, this sequel ups the culinary odds even further with brand new recipes to master, new kitchens and locations to traverse, and new twists to the chaos, such as teleporters, moving platforms and dynamic kitchens that evolve as you cook!

For players who liked: Moving Out, Minecraft Dungeons

Genre: Party/co-op

Ready to discover your next adventure?

You'll find hundreds more great games of every genre in the Game Catalogue, ready to download and play if you're a PlayStation Plus Extra member. Or check out PS Plus Premium, where you can add the Classics Catalogue, game trials and more.