When I first got the PlayStation 4, I had no intention of playing online games. All I wanted to do was to play the latest release of FIFA from EA Sports and beat friends who came to visit at Mortal Kombat. With games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, I was content with the campaign/story mode. Thinking a PlayStation Plus subscription would be a waste of money, I didn’t do it.
As time went on, I decided to use the 2-day trial and later went on to pay for a month’s subscription. During this time, I discovered it wasn’t actually a great idea not using PlayStation Plus. Even if you don’t intend to play with anonymous people online, PlayStation Plus is worth subscribing to and here is why.
You get some games for free
Let’s be honest, PlayStation 4 games are kind of expensive. In Nigeria, a single game could cost like N25,000. This is why lots of PS4 users are stuck with just a game or two. With PlayStation Plus, you get some releases for free. As a matter of fact, some of the titles you get for free could be the biggest from previous years you never got the chance to play.
I’ve downloaded several games for free from the PlayStation Store as a PlayStation Plus subscriber. The most recent ones include Destiny 2, Call of Duty Black Ops III, Mafia III, Dead by Daylight, and lots more. The truth is that the value of these games already surpass the $60 I paid for the yearly subscription. You could get up to $500 worth of free games and discounts with a yearly PS Plus subscription.
This is one of the greatest benefits of PlayStation Plus. If you plan to legally download PlayStation 4 games for free, here is just how to do it.
And some crazy discounts
The remastered version of God of War III costs $19.99 at the moment, but I got it for only $3.99 last year as a PlayStation Plus subscriber. In this case, I saved a whopping $16. Deals like this come up all the time and some exclusive PlayStation Plus deals are just unbelievable.
Although you get deals like this even as a non-subscriber, PS Plus subscribers always get way better deals. This is another reason you should be a subscriber.
You also get cloud saves
If you can’t afford to lose
If you ever change your PS4 console or you need to reinstall the firmware for whatever reason, you can easily pick up where you left off as the console automatically backs up your game data to the cloud. You only need to restore this data from the cloud.
This feature isn’t available for regular PlayStation accounts.
You need a PlayStation account first
Unfortunately, you can’t register for a Sony PlayStation account in every country. Countries like Nigeria are excluded from the list and I was forced to open a US PSN account.
We have a concise tutorial on this and you can check it out here.
Paying for PlayStation Plus
Since you’re likely using a US PSN account, you might have issues with payment options. You don’t have to bother about this as you can simply search Amazon for “PlayStation gift card email delivery.” Buy a digital code and load to your account.
The code to be used is delivered straight to your inbox. Just key in the code to add fund to your PlayStation account and pay for the subscription.