16 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. 

Sea of Stars

Envelop yourself in the story of two Children of the Solstice who must combine their powers of the sun and moon to fend off the terrifying creations of The Fleshmancer, an evil alchemist. This turn-based role-player takes its gameplay and aesthetic inspirations from 1990s 16-bit classics.

For players who liked: Final Fantasy VI, Octopath Traveler II

Genre: JRPG

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut

Become the detective of your dreams, or nightmares, in this stylish open-world role-player that takes in sex, death, taxes and disco. There’s genuine crime to be investigated, a very real murder, but the city of Revachol holds myriad delights for anyone whose attention likes to wander.

For players who liked: Divinity: Original Sin 2, Baldur’s Gate 3

Genre: Narrative/open world

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


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


Discover a whole new way to see the world around you – and the magical things that happen when you do – in this first-person puzzle game where illusions often point the way to solutions. Shift your perspective to progress in this dream-like experience.

For players who liked: The Witness

Genre: Puzzle


Take the look and feel of 1990s FPS classics and marry that with modern game design tools, and you get Prodeus. Enjoy a hand-crafted campaign and co-op and competitive multiplayer modes in this pixels-splattering throwback to the old school. And when you're done shooting, get creative with the game's level editor.

For players who liked: Doom Eternal, Shadow Warrior 3

Genre: Action/FPS

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

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

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


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

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

Hollow Knight

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

Cursed to Golf

Swing your way out of purgatory in this singularly strange golfing adventure. Play randomly ordered courses where sand bunkers are out and TNT explosions are in. Gain abilities in order to beat previously impossible holes, putting within par or your curse will make you do it all over again.

For players who liked: WHAT THE GOLF?, Golf Club Nostalgia

Genre: Roguelike, sport

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 OutMinecraft Dungeons

Genre: Party/co-op