PlayStation Plus: After Elden Ring, 7 Souls like to discover!

PlayStation Plus: After Elden Ring, 7 Souls like to discover!

Game News PlayStation Plus: After Elden Ring, 7 Souls like to discover!

With the arrival of the new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium, many games and genres are available to players. And whether it’s action, RPG or racing, there’s something for everyone. But today, we are going to focus on Souls-like, these titles which are inspired by the Dark Souls series. Want more after completing Elden Ring? Follow the leader !

All the games mentioned in this article are available in the Extra and Premium offer of the new PlayStation Plus.

Demons Souls

So yes, we know we’re supposed to be talking about Souls-like, but you’re still not going to refuse an authentic representative of the genre? In the Games Catalog of PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium, you can find the Demon’s Souls remake. One of the PlayStation 5 launch titles! It’s downright the founder of Souls-like itself – if you’ve played Elden Ring, you know what it’s all about. We are talking about a demanding gameplay, based on the careful reading of enemy movements and a strict management of timings. A truly cult opus which will then give birth to Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro… Especially since this remake displays a breathtaking technique which alone justifies diving back into the Boletaria world. All in all, an unmissable part of JV culture on PlayStation. Come on, we don’t hesitate!


We continue with another big game from the FromSoftware studio: Bloodborne, released some time after Dark Souls 2. As you probably know, the title takes up the basics of a Souls but with faster gameplay and some originalities. Here, for example, no shield or armor, but a firearm and a blade that can take two forms: light or heavy. So more than ever, dodging is essential. But don’t neglect the attack either! With a well-timed shot, you can immobilize the opponent to inflict a very heavy attack, and if you respond to an assault quickly enough, it is even possible to regain some of your health. In short, you get the idea! Let’s not forget the universe, really dark fantasy and inspired by the works of Lovecraft. Basically, it’s madness on every level.

  • Platform : PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)

Hollow Knight

Is it still necessary to present Hollow Knight? Team Cherry’s Souls-like and metroidvania has become a reference of the genre, managing to transpose the requirement that we know of it on a 2D plan. Because yes, the gameplay of the title is damn well established, with an adventure that reserves memorable fights and bosses. As usual on a Souls-like game, the slightest failure will bring you back to the last active checkpoint, leaving a lot of your resources behind. But exploration will of course be rewarded. You understand what is at stake: either you walk around at the risk of losing everything or you stay on track. Above all, as for Bloodborne, the universe is particularly worked, giving even more personality to the whole. In short, if you haven’t had the opportunity to play it yet, now is the time. A really good cult game.

  • Platform : PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)


In line with Hollow Knight, have you ever heard of Blasphemous? It’s also Souls-like/metroidvania, but much more macabre than the competition. Here, it’s simple, there are everywhere the traces of a bloody religion, which transpires as much in the decorations as in the characters encountered. Even in your quest: you are the Penitent who, armed with his sword Mea Culpa, wishes to put an end to the wrath of God. And of course, for that, you will have to measure yourself against a whole bunch of enemies as well as oversized bosses. But more than anything, it is above all the artistic direction of the title that marks with a hot iron. Rarely have we been given to see such detailed pixel-art, each painting offering us an absolutely crazy spectacle. All in all, Blasphemous really has it all. To try !

  • Platform : PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)


This time, we leave 2D to reconnect with 3D, thanks to Ashen. It’s a spellbinding Souls-like edited by Annapurna Interactive. His strong point is undoubtedly his universe and his artistic direction, all in pastel and “low poly” (3D models and simple textures). In terms of gameplay, we are here on something very classic but which still works just as well: monitor your endurance to perform dodges and the attacks you need. But there is still some originality, starting with the Village du Vagabond, a kind of HUB which allows you to buy improvements and which will evolve as you progress. In addition, there is a less punitive formula than a Dark Souls, with for example fountains on the way to the dungeons to regain health. The icing on the cake, there is a co-op mode.

  • Platform : PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)

The Surge 1 and The Surge 2

Finally, head to the future with The Surge and The Surge 2, two futuristic Souls-like. The second episode leaves you in the footsteps of a mysterious young girl, who – like your character – survived an air crash. Without knowing why, you have a connection with her. A perfect excuse to run into a bunch of enemies along the way! In short, let it be said, the narration is not the strong point of The Surge. But the fight is much more his thing! Just like in other Souls-like genre, you have to manage your attack and stamina well but using a whole bunch of electronic gadgets. Above all, as in the first opus, it is possible to target an opponent’s body part. A means that will be really very useful depending on the enemies. Basically, solid titles that will more than please you.

  • Platform : PS4 (PS5 via backwards compatibility)

About the new PlayStation Plus:

What is PlayStation Plus?

The PlayStation Plus is the subscription formula of the PS4 and PS5. Through different offers, you can enjoy hundreds of PlayStation titles, a list of retro games ranging from PS1 to PS3, and even streaming playback, depending on your subscription level.

What are the 3 PS Plus offers?

The PlayStation Plus consists of three levels: Essential (€8.99 / month), Extra (€13.99 / month) and Premium (€16.99 / month). The first offers the same advantages as the old PS Plus (online play, save in the cloud, games included each month, exclusive reductions via PlayStation Store). The second also benefits from a catalog of around 400 PS4 titles | PS5. And the third adds on top of retro software (PSP, PS1, PS2, PSP), the reading of a selection of games remotely thanks to streaming and – this is important – demos to test a handful of blockbusters.

Who can benefit from free PlayStation Plus games?

Depending on your subscription, you will not have access to the same games. With the PlayStation Plus Essential, you are entitled to the PS Plus Collection (only on PS5) and to the titles offered each month. With the Extra, you have access to a PS4 catalog | PS5 of around 400 apps. And with Premium, you get nearly 340 retro games, streaming PS3 titles and demos.

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