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PS Plus Free PS4 / PS5 Games For December 2020 Still Available

The December PS Plus lineup keeps the PS5 version of Bugsnax available for free and adds some new PS4 freebies.

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Whether you're playing your old reliable PS4 or looking to ring in your new holiday PS5, you could always use more games to play. To that end, you still have time to claim the four PlayStation Plus freebies for December 2020. Three of the freebies are PS4 games, while Bugsnax for PS5 is still up for grabs if you haven't snagged it yet. The freebies include an explosion-filled AAA open-world game along with a competitive shooter and a strategy game.

Just Cause 4 is the latest open-world action-adventure game from Avalanche Studios, plunging longtime hero Rico into a South American country often subjected to horrible storms and even tornadoes. As with the series' previous games, you can destroy nearly anything and create some truly mind-bending situations via your gadgets. The storms add a new dynamic to the gameplay, as well. Just Cause has never been more unpredictable.

Also free is Rocket Arena, a 3-on-3 competitive shooter that features several different heroes and an emphasis on dodging and precision shooting. The game received little fanfare when it released earlier this year, but critic Alessandro Barbosa found some fun with its rocket jumps and different abilities in our Rocket Arena review. The price also dropped rather quickly. If you don't have PS Plus, this isn't necessarily a game that you'll be saving a ton of money on by purchasing a subscription.

The last new free game for December is Worms Rumble, which hasn't even officially released yet. The latest game in the classic strategy series, it's also the first game to feature real-time combat. Up to 32 players can battle it out online, and the game even supports cross-play multiplayer if your friends are on other platforms.

While all three of these new games are PS4 games, they're playable on PS5. The recently launched next-gen console can play the vast majority of PS4 games, often with enhancements that vary on a title-by-title basis. Reduced load times are commonplace, but you can also potentially get more stable frame rates and increased resolutions, depending on how the game was designed. If you want the fastest load times, you'll need to have the games installed on the PS5's internal NVMe SSD. You'll see longer times on an external drive.

The December PS Plus games below are up for grabs now--you have until January 4 to add them to your account. They can be claimed easily from the redesigned PlayStation mobile app by selecting the store and then going to your subscriptions. Claiming them doesn't automatically begin the download process, either. Once you have then claimed, you can access them for as long as you maintain a subscription. They should also reappear if you let your subscription lapse and then restart it later.

December 2020 PS Plus Free Games

Available December 1 to January 4

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I downloaded Bugsnax just for the memes. Each time a friend will ask me what i am playing, i'll tell em i am knee deep into Bugsnax, dude. Will do this for like a year and see what happens 😊

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just cause 4 is such a shitty game that i think they made it just for it to be given away free

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For anyone wondering, you CAN reserve Bugsnax if you only have a PS4. I couldn't find it on PSN on my Playstation but on the website if you log in and go to the Bugsnax PS5 version it should be free to add to your library. The PS4/PS5 version is not free.

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@NeverMore0: ...and I highly recommend doing so! It's a delightful game.

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@Pyrosa: but so very, very strange.

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@olddadgamer: lmao that game gives me the creeps

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If you have PS Now the games are starting to get pointless. Already had JC4 in PS Now, Street Fighter, etc.

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Meh, not my month. I played so much JC3 when it was on PS Plus like 2 years back, that I have enough of JC games now for 10 years probably, lol. I'll maybe try a next gen JC game, if it releases, 4 looks to similar to 3. Worms is also not my cup of tea, since I've got no gamer friends to play it with and solo is boring.

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I really like the Worms franchise, but I don't know if it's something suited to real-time combat. (And yes, I recognize my own hypocrisy when I say I prefer it when it was a "Scorched Earth" clone, not as a Battle Royale clone.)

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Move along, nothing to see here.

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Just a reminder, even if you don't have a PS5 yet, you can still get BugSnax by adding it to your library online, if you PS+.

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@streetmagik: Thanks, didn't think of that.

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Given to you as part of your subscription or payed service, not free, if anything they're rentals.

Still just cause 4 pretty good.

Bugsnax is intriguing on ps5, might pick that up.

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Just Cause 4? Yuck. Too many protect missions while the game throws everything at you from five different directions. Why couldn't the stupid woman figure out a way to get the transmission out, get the code, whatever, without me having to protect an antenna, transmitter, satellite dish?

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Would have been better if they weren't all shooters.

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Yawn. Free after you pay for the sub.

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Was hoping sony was gonna rollover bugsnax for the people getting the ps5 for the holidays, and they did! The rest is meh, bad, like the last few months.

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November's free games were absolutely outstanding: Lord of the Rings, and one of my all time favourites: Hollow Knight.

Kinda hard to follow that up!

For the first time since having a PS plus subscription, I'm not downloading either game. But since I grabbed Doom: Eternal, and Last of Us 2 on the black Friday sale, I'll be busy anyways :)

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@al89lan: Too bad i already paid for Hollow Knight in PS Now.... The overlap is starting to be substancial.

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Thought that said Rocket League. Still decent.

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@Barighm: Rocket League already was free a long time ago. And I could have sworn it has gone free to play overall now.

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@ender003: Again, "thought that said Rocket League".

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Nothing to write home about this month but who cares when there is Cyberpunk to keeps us playing into next year?

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um bugsnax was for november and ps5 and didnt the give jc4 a while go on ps4?

eh what i care I payed up threw 12/22 of psn

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@tsunami2311: No. JC4 was free on Epic, not PS4.

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@tsunami2311: Not sure why your shocked bugsnax is still free. They aren't going to add spiderman, ps5 just came out man and people are still trying to get one.

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And the first free PS5 title is.... Bugsnax.

Well... I guess when the library is literally just a few games you have a very limited selection, lol.

Good thing that PS5 is backwards compatible. 😁

Not a huge fan of the Just Cause series but hey, it's free. I expected December not to really have any killer titles seeing as how we are fresh off a new next gen launch and December is Christmas time (meaning tons of new game purchases.).

Factor in Black Friday and I don't think there will be a lot of engagement with the free PS plus titles as in other months.

Still... it's free, so.

-WHY? JUST CAUSE... NINJA APPROVED-

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