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Claim 3 Great PS4 Games For Free Before They're Gone

PlayStation 4 owners in China and Germany will have a different free game to pick up.

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With social distancing still in place due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Sony is currently giving away some free PlayStation 4 games to keep players entertained. It's also aiding indie PS4 developers struggling during these times.

PS4 owners can claim both Journey and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection right now, which includes the first three entries in Nathan Drake's adventure: Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drake's Deception. PlayStation users in China and Germany will have The Nathan Drake Collection swapped out for Knack 2 instead. Once you download them, Sony said they are yours to keep. The offer was set to expire by today, but as of this writing, they're still available for free on the PSN website.

This is part of Sony's new Play At Home Initiative, a two-pronged approach to keeping people indoors during the coronavirus pandemic while providing support for indie developers struggling during these times of social distancing. Sony said it has "earmarked $10 million to support our independent development partners [with the] hardships and financial struggles that many [of them] are facing." More information about this fund, such as participation criteria and more, will come sometime in the future.

These aren't the only free games available on PS4 right now. PS Plus subscribers can also pick up Dirt Rally 2.0 and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End until May 5. Bandai Namco is also giving away Pac-Man Championship 2 for free across PS4, Xbox One, and PC through May 10.

Because of Uncharted 4 being free for PlayStation Plus, this means you can get every main entry in the series for free right now. Only Golden Abyss on Vita and Lost Legacy are not included.

Recently, Sony began slowing the download speeds on the PSN to help bolster internet reliability. As a result, downloads for these free games--and any other purchase on the PlayStation Store--will take a little longer than expected.

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I am very grateful for this article. I wouldn't have known otherwise. I've never had the chance to play Journey, and I'm very much looking forward to it.

And I may as well check out the Uncharted collection.

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For those that want to play Knack 2 as a co-op alternative, just create a german account and you can download the game. That way you would be getting 5 free games this month (UC4, UCC, Dirt Rally 2.0. Journey and Knack 2). I'm having a good time with my 10 year old daughter playing Knack 2.

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@batusai4ever: scroll down 4-5 comments till you get to how to make a separate german account, log out of your main account. Create new one, follow the steps to get knack 2, choose english. When your done playing those games, log out, log back into your main account.

https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/playstation-conversation/269058-make-german-psn-account-help.html

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I already played these way-back-when, but this is excellent.

I suppose I could do Journey one more time. :)

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Awesome,thanks Gamespot and Sony

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besides uncharted, journey is not worth the wait, it is bogged down with trying to decide whether it wants to show off how pretty it is or if it wants me to solve puzzles, i can't tell you how many times i was trying to solve a puzzle when all of a sudden the game thrust me into a cutscene showing of the pretty scenery and don't get me started on the coop element, with the person who joined me pretty much completed all the puzzles whilst i sat back trying to figure it out, highly recommend sticking to uncharted if you haven't played it already.

all around pretty disappointed that these games aren't more obscure indie titles and not just AAA titles that were free on ps+ a few months ago

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@danthelad14: I enjoyed Journey, instead of looking at pretty scenery or doing puzzles, me and my coop partner went and got rocket launchers and just blew shit up. One puzzle got me stuck for a second, but then I head shot it through a door, and spent the rest of the game gliding over hills with my coop companion.

The game was uplifting.

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@danthelad14: Seriously the first time I've heard someone have a bad time with Journey. I thought my partner was an NPC bot for like an hour, as they reacted to my actions. Totally cooperated.

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Just my rotten luck! I’ve already got all the Nathan Drake games and I picked up ‘Journey - Collectors Edition' just two weeks ago, albeit 70% off. The only game I don’t have yet is Dirt Rally 2.

Of the above, Drakes Deception is my favourite because I can play it it stereoscopic 3D.

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@M_T_Mabowels: I tried that, gave me motion sickness like crazy. I sweated like i was dieing and also got the runs. .... great game.

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just did it today (4-16-2020), yesterday was still behind paywall for me.

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“ These aren't the only free games available on PS4 right now.“

Actually, yes they are the only free games available. The other games mentioned are behind a paywall.

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It says it slowed speeds, but Remake downloaded at 40MB/s, and was playable within 10 mins. I'd never seen a game download so fast before.

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@mentalrevolt: Depends if you live in Europe or not.

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After delaying playing Journey for so long, I can finally get it for free! Patience indeed is a virtue haha

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I will finnally have a reason after months of hiatus to turn on my PS4 lol.

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@gns: MLB20,ff7,nioh 2?

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@pcps4xb said:

@gns: MLB20,ff7,nioh 2?

Never played them and never will.

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I platinium the first 3 uncharted game on the PS3 and loved everymoment of them , defenetly an amazing franchise.

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Uncharted 2 is one of the best games of all time.

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No thank you..

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Is this available yet? Don’t see it listed.

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It is the least they could do after that dreadful Easter Sale they have got still going on.

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went to the playstation store and its saying i have to pay :(

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@alaska_don: From what I've read on another site, it won't start until 2000 hours PDT, which is over seven hours from now. Don't despair just yet, Alaska.

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Wow. No PS Plus sub required. That’s genuinely nice of them. Good job, Sony.

Edit: Btw you guys might want to update the article to make it clear that a PS Plus sub isn’t required to get the games. That’s probably going to be a point of confusion for many.

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@rawkstar007 : if you haven't try the Uncharted series please give it a try it is one of my favorite games and the music is awesome.

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@kyacat: I’m absolutely familiar! Uncharted 2 is still my favorite of the whole series.

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Free as in free or you need ps plus?

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@at0m1x: Free. Free free free...

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@at0m1x: totally free, no nedd of ps plus

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