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Now Playing: Free PS4/PS3/Vita PlayStation Plus Games For December 2018 Revealed

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Each month gives PS Plus members a cause to celebrate, and December will be no different. That's because PlayStation Plus members will soon get a new batch of PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games they can download for free. Sony has announced the PS Plus lineup for December, and it's a good one. Let's take a look at what games you'll be able to grab for free between Tuesday, December 4, and January 1.

For one, PS4 owners will be able to pick up Soma, a sci-fi horror game set in a research facility at the bottom of the ocean. But unlike many creepy games that mainly offer jump scares, this one actually has something to say. In our 9/10 Soma review, Richard Wakeling called Soma "an intelligent game that forced me to think and contemplate ideas as only the best sci-fi is capable of doing."

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Also free on PS4 is Onrush, an online team racing game that has a lot more going on than just rushing to the finish line. Using influences ranging from Burnout's takedown mechanic to Overwatch's hero abilities, "Onrush is such a bold, refreshing twist on the genre," according to our 9/10 review. The game was also previously a free Games With Gold title on Xbox One.

Meanwhile, PS3 owners will be able to pick up the space shooter Steredenn and the mind-bending visual novel SteinsGate. The free PS Vita games for December are the Metroidvania-inspired Iconoclasts (also playable on PS4), and the indie gem Papers, Please.

If you hurry, you can still grab November's PS Plus games, which include Yakuza Kiwami and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition on PS4, Jackbox Party Pack 2 and Arkedo Series on PS3, and Burly Men at Sea and Roundabout on PS Vita.

As always, you'll have access to the games you add to your account as long as you have a current PS Plus subscription.

Free PS Plus Games For December 2018

PS4

  • Soma
  • Onrush
  • Iconoclasts (also on PS Vita)

PS3

  • Steredenn
  • SteinsGate

PS Vita

  • Papers, Please
  • Iconoclasts (also on PS4)

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Aww, got a free ps plus code i was gonna use when they announced the new games but i think i will save it until next month and just carry on playing single player games like spiderman. Only game I've even heard of there is soma and i was never interested in it. Pretty dissapointing when you consider xbox had battlefield 1, dante's inferno and assassin's creed. Oh well.

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@illusivepickledonionman: Ths is Decembers line up,now go see what your getting on Games for gold this month,terrible old games all 360

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Class, didn't even know Soma was on console. Been meaning to play it for ages.

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Plus Asia is getting God eater and Gravity rush 2.

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I’ll start caring about Sony again once they stop their censor crusade against Japanese devs.

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@tony56723: maybe get a PC instead then you can play all the hentai trash your weeaboo brain can handle ?

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@sephirothswing: you’re name is sephritothsWing and your calling some else a weeaboo? If only you understood the irony.

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@tony56723: if only you understand how there's only 2 female characters in the whole entry that are showing flesh. ? Damage control, much ?

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@sephirothswing: damage control? Not really. I’m not even sure what I’m supposed to be on “damage control” about. Getting called a Weeb? At this point it’s the most generic insult someone can lay at someone else feet for liking something of Japanese origin. I just think you’re name is incredibly ironic considering Septhiroth is considered the edgy weeb king by people who don’t like that kind of stuff.

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@tony56723: you mean censoring hentai games?

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@ocinom: Nope, those were never on there to begin with.

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@tony56723: just those cluttered with fan service lol

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@sephirothswing: And there are people who enjoy fan service games.

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@tony56723: you mean dressing 14 year olds in Bikini's? Sureeeee.....lol maybe like 10% of PS4 users ?

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@sephirothswing: why does it matter how many people like fan service games? A better question would what does there liking a particular genre do to you?

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@tony56723: clutters my store with garbage, I'd rather not have Steam on PS4, thank you very much ? consoles are bad enough as it is with all the indie side scrolling shit as it is lmao

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@sephirothswing: clutters it in what regard? Even with “all the indie shit” in the store I’ve never had a problem finding what I wanted.

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These games are fucking ass. PlayStation plus is such a rip off.

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@spiddyman007: are u stupid, they're free.

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@restatbonfire: Na Holmes. It’s a rip. Wouldn’t be as much of a rip if they let you keep the shitty games when the ps plus runs out

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@restatbonfire: yet the service is still a rip off lol, they've upped the price twice for no real extra benefits

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Soma, nice, been on my backlog for a while now.

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You know, Santa, I'd prefer it if you didn't come to town this year...

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Ironclast???? I was gonna buy it but now i dont have to, Thanks sony.

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You have incorrectly listed OnRush as a previous "Games With Gold" title. It has never been given away as GWG. It did have a free to play weekend, but after that everyone was forced to buy it to keep playing it.

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@kill_kayt: I think they got it mixed up. OnRush is included in Xbox's Game Pass instead, not GwG. Yeah, it was free to play one weekend, but it's still playable for people that have a Game Pass subscription.

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I'm looking forward to Papers, Please.

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Sony sounds like they were trying to imitate the Grinch this month with this lineup. I'm not downloading any of these games. Super weak Sony!

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@Edwinhernandez: what about ironclad?

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"Sony has announced the PS Plus lineup for next month, and it's a good one."

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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So this is how they follow up Yakuza Kiwami?

Soma is just Sci-Fi Amnesia

Onrush is a failed experiment. Gave this a shot during their beta and I got bored quickly. You're basically racing through a wide straight path while hitting ramps and gates hoping your team is doing so as well. I also felt that Takedown and being taken down felt more like accidents than intentional.

Very weak month, but I'm sure everyone is getting a AAA game for the holidays anyway.

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@Darkflare_EX: If you felt like takedowns were accidental, then you definitely weren't playing it right.

I kill it on takedowns in this game, you just have to pick the right vehicle for the track and game mode.

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@aross2004: They must have fixed the netcode since then because I was getting takedown on peeps from inches away when I played. I've played various other games online and they ran smooth so I know my connection ain't trash

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I was gonna grab Iconoclasts a couple months back. Now I'm glad I held out. Soma and Onrush also have my attention.

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Anyone into sci-fi, please do yourself a favor and play SOMA. The story is fantastic.

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nothing special this December

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I almost bought Soma a few weeks ago. Glad I didn't

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Nothing for me but I hope everyone else enjoys.

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Soma, Onrush, and Papers Please all seem interesting. Already played Steins;Gate on the Vita, but that's a nice addition. Solid month imo.

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Ah! Finally a month where I've an interest in not only one but two of the games that I actually have consoles to play. That's a pleasant change! (Steins;Gate & Papers, Please, if anyone wonders, which I doubt anyone will.)

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Nothing for me. Oh wells.

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How is Onrush a "bold, twisting" of the genre? Literally everything in Onrush has been done in other games like Twisted Metal, Rock 'N Roll Racing, Mario Kart, and Burnout among others.

It's a fun game, but let's be honest and not call it anything revolutionary, because it isn't.

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Soma is well worth it, great storytelling. Iconoclasts was pretty lame imo. There are much better metroid vania games out there. Excited for Onrush!

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Oh well a little disappointed as I already have Soma, still it's an ace game! Highly recommend to those who like a creepy story, very thought provoking and a chilling ending indeed!

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Soma is cool, but I already bought it a year ago. I suggest playing it though, for sure.

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