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PlayStation Plus Free Games for September: Batman: Arkham Knight, Darksiders 3

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for September: Batman: Arkham Knight, Darksiders 3

Become one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse or the caped crusader himself in next month’s lineup.

Don Batman’s cowl and stalk the rooftops of Arkham City, or unleash your inner fury in the savage third chapter of the Darksiders series, in your next batch of PlayStation Plus monthly games, available to download starting Tuesday, September 3rd.

Let’s take a closer look:

Batman: Arkham Knight

Descend into the besieged streets of Arkham City as DC’s most-iconic crime-fighting crusader in Rocksteady’s neo-noir action adventure and explosive finale to the Arkham series.

Pull on the legendary black cowl and explore the vast neon metropolis, grappling up walls and vaulting across rooftops, gliding between buildings, or tearing through the streets in the super-powered Batmobile.

Go up against some of the caped crusader’s most iconic enemies, including Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and more, using brutal hand-to-hand combat and an array of gadgets to liberate the over-run city once and for all.

Are you ready to become the Batman?

Darksiders III

A visceral hack-and-slash action adventure, Darksiders III places you in a dark fantasy world filled with diverse environments, dangerous foes, hidden secrets, and weapons and abilities to unlock.

Take on the role of Fury, the most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horseman, as she returns to the scorched Earth to hunt down and destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. Track down each of the Seven Deadly Sins, slay their minions, and restore the balance between good and evil on Earth.

Let the apocalypse begin…


Both Batman: Arkham Knight and Darksiders III will be available to download from PlayStation Store between September 3 and September 30.

In the meantime, you still have a few days left to .

is a lightning-fast, futuristic racing experience filled with death-defying circuits and cunning combat, while is a tense stealth shooter set at the height of World War II.

Both games are available to download until September 2.

Let us know how you get on with August and September’s titles in the comments and we’ll see you again next month.

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143 Comments

    • iamtylerdurden1

      Wow.

      Darksiders III

      It’s a AAA game that is under a year old.

      Batman is good for those who don’t own it, but Darksiders 3 is unbelievable. I almost bought this game.

    • EL_JEFE_FRIJOL

      Holy crap I complained on every months post for a while and said atleast give away one of the cheap batman games that would be better, and they did! and darksiders! good job! I understand that you can’t appeal to everyone each month, and apologize for sounding harsh

  • Good month

  • steadydecline

    Dang, I just played Darksiders 3 through GameFly. It was surprisingly good since they added the classic style game mode. I don’t think I would have liked the original souls like game.

  • now its offcial, this is the best month ever.

  • FANCY-CLOWNS

    Easily one of the strongest months we’ve had in quite some time.

    • CHUNG-FU6699

      yep. hopefully in this final year of the ps4 we can start getting some nice AAA games. the end of the ps3’s lifespan offered a ridiculous amount of AAA titles each month

  • Not bad

    How about some of these titles in the future

    Gravity rush remastered
    Gravity rush 2
    Fire watch
    Overwatch
    The last of us remastered

    • OW will never be free. And how about you buy gravity rush? It’s really not that expensive… and 2 is one of my fav games on this gen.

    • My friend I already beat gravity rush 1 and 2 check my trophy. Just would like to play them again since I got into other games. Would like to get back into it.

    • Picklemonkey89

      I’m pretty sure they’ll add The Last of Us Remastered sometime before the sequel comes out. It would make perfect sense. I’d actually be surprised if they didn’t

  • Strike-Snake85

    Batman with all DLC ???

  • White_JackaL

    Dude awesome I have all the Batman games but I was really looking forward to Darksiders 3 ty!

    • iamtylerdurden1

      Same. Own Batman, but don’t care because friggin Darksiders III!

      I love Darksiders. Almost purchased the third installment. Huge month for Sony.

  • Great Month.

    Don’t care for Darksiders but Batman.

  • Wow! I always wanted to try DS3, but never justified the price tag for it. I played all the arkhams on pc, and loved every one of them. Great month.

  • Still no tlou remastered
    I hope sony add it to ps now
    But not a bad month

    • They were giving that for free with purchase of PS4 for years. Plus it’s on sale for $5 every month.

    • It’s also old enough that, combined with the frequency of sales and usual low price, most people who want to play it probably already have it. Not that I’d complain if they did put it on PS Plus one month. I don’t really have much interest in playing it, but it would be a more welcome choice for me than a lot of other types of games.

    • Picklemonkey89

      I’m sure they’ll add it to ps plus sometime before the second game comes out

  • Good month! Two solid games (still wish we had 4 games like X). Got Batman years ago on disc, but still haven’t played it, so can at least sell or get rid of the disc and just keep the download on my system. Will give Darksiders a go too.

    • As long as you never cancel your PS Plus sub. Remember that they’re not “giving” us these games (inasmuch as something can be called “giving” when it’s part of what you’re paying for); they’re only loaning them to us, contingent on our continued PS Plus subscription. I feel like this is reminding people of because I didn’t know it when I first got PS Plus, so I don’t think it’s made clear enough when they advertise “free games”.

  • LastofFireflies

    Psyched for Darksiders 3! 1st was Great. Have to finish second so I can enjoy the 3rd!

  • I’ll pick up DS3. Batman was just so boring. Big drop in quality compared to the second game.

  • darlancrosa

    Será?
    Esperar pra ver né?
    Vai que decidem tirar algum jogo?
    Se manter, tá massa!

  • TrapLordGunther

    Especially cool because I got Batman return to Arkham which didn’t include this one, another great month

  • Mercenary09

    Already own both but this is a really good month. Still wish we got more than 2 games though. Why can’t you start offering a PSVR title in the lineup?

  • These are both games that I’ve been mildly curious about trying but haven’t wanted to spend money on, which makes them perfect PS Plus games for me. Of course, I haven’t even started on these series, so now I’ve got to play the earlier games (which I own). After so many months where I’ve wanted none of the offerings, it’s nice to see a decent month.

    • So you didn’t want to spend money on Batman?…ok lol.Decent month you say?…ok lol.

    • @Welmosca So we can’t have different tastes in games than you? …ok lol.

  • Holy Darksiders 3 Batman! This a great month for free games!

  • boychik0830

    I already own batman as it came with my ps4 and I’ve rented darksiders 3 and I don’t like it enough to play it again. When will there be a month when I don’t own any of the plus games. Batman is a good game If you don’t already have it but most people who wanted to play it already have it by now considering it is a 4 year old game.

    • Sony does really need to consult with you every month when determining these games.

    • Devils_Stooge

      That could be said of all PS+ games. People who really wanted to play them bought them when they released, or went on sale. I would bet that less than 1% of subscribers only play games that hit PS+ and never buy games. For there to be a month where no one who “wanted to play they game” didn’t already own it they would have to release it as a free PS+ game on release day. Kinda like Game Pass does.

    • You have got 700+ games mate….And all of which it seems you have hardly played when looking at your trophy count.

      Maybe you should spend more time playing the games and giving them a shot rather then just buying them.

      Good month, havent played either but have heard good things about both. Will be adding them to my library and backlog for sure!

  • holy carp, that is a great month! well at least for me. don’t own either of the games, but was planning on buying them eventually, and now i don’t have to :D

  • boychik0830

    I already own batman as it came with my ps4 and I’ve rented darksiders 3 and I don’t like it enough to play it again. When will there be a month when I don’t own any of the plus games.

  • Deadpool7532Troy

    I own both of these games it’d be nice to see something I haven’t played yet but it’s a good month for freebies

  • BurntGoliath

    Great month! Was pondering Darksiders 3 because I enjoyed the first 2. Very happy to get it with PS Plus. Already have Arkham Knight, but what a treat for those that don’t already have it.

  • Strong month, I recommend getting the season pass for batman if it ever goes on sale, considering the is free this month. I got Darksiders II for PS plus and I’m glad to see DSIII make it too.

  • As mentioned above, these games ARE NOT FREE…

    • Devils_Stooge

      Actually they are free, kind of. “Free to PS+ subscribers” So free if you are a subscriber, as in they do not charge extra, above and beyond the current subscription price. Wording is very important.

    • does complementary sound better to you? for all intents and purposes, for a person who already has ps plus anyways? they ARE free perk of the ongoing subscription.

    • LastofFireflies

      I am agree with you. They are rented. These are not perks as people say. I only subscribe to rent these games. Can’t blame dumb for being dumb, can you now?

    • Squijji_White

      The PS Plus subscription isn’t for the free games. You need it to play online. That is what you’re paying for.

      As perks of paying for this, you receive free games monthly, and extra discounts in the store. Even if the games are only rentals, they are free rentals.

      If Sony decided to stop the monthly games, the price of the subscription wouldn’t drop (although subscribers would). Hence, these extra perks are freebies.

      Who do you blame for dumb being dumb?

  • Saiyamanman

    I wish there wasn’t so much crossover between PS+ and PS Now. Arkham Knight has been on PS NOW so as a subscriber to both services it’s feeling redundant.

  • IsaacSAVAGEBRO

    Since batman Arkham knight is free, can we please now finally get the 1 dlc batman Arkham knight pack that was free for ps plus that came with injustice batman and the adam west batman with a adam west themed batmobile. It’s the only dlc I’m missing and that came out like in 2016 I think but give us a chance to get it this time

  • Barry_Wynchester

    Perfection!

  • DarthNecious

    I already own Arkham Knight but I’m really glad playstation made it a PS PLUS free game!!! for those of you that don’t have it yet, enjoy!!! you’re in for a fun ride…

  • princegroove

    Coincidentally, I’d been thinking about completing Arkham Knight but I can’t find my copy; this will work out nicely. Darksiders 3 looks pretty good, and is worth a look.

    Well played, Playstation. Well played!

  • Nice! I wanted to buy darksiders! Very good month!

  • Already own Batman Arkham Knight and all the DLC, played Darksiders 3 through Gamefly.com and I have to say not a fan of the game. Real step down from the Darksiders and Darksiders 2, it’s been 3 months of good to great games available for PS Plus, IMO this month is just meh. Still don’t understand why Sony thinks having only 2 games per month is good enough, while Microsoft has 4 per month.

  • earth_inheritor

    Wow, one hell of a month. I own Batman but both games are a win this month. Although you really do need to fix the whole 2 games a month thing. You cant keep it at the same price at before and have 2 less games a month it doesnt make sense. Meanwhile, Xbox is still 4 games a month an both older games are always backwards compatible.

    • Devils_Stooge

      Sure you can, as you’re paying for online multiplayer. The games are a bonus that was added to the service later. By your logic they should have raised the price when they added the games, which they didn’t.

    • @Devils_Stooge. Wrong. Plus started as an Instant Game Collection on PS3, where online gaming was still free. Making Plus mandatory to play online on PS4 was added to the service later. So by your logic, Plus was about the games first, you being forced to pay to play online is the “bonus”.

    • Mikey_TheDream

      Sure it makes perfect sense. Force people to pay for something that was free. Because let’s be honest the days of playing computer in your bedroom in isolation from the world are over. Now what was a luxury service has become necessity! Now up the price and reduce the quantity of what’s available, you’re gonna pay either way!

  • Adding 2 single player games? most ppl get ps+ for multiplayer lmaoooooooo.

    • muostafa_united

      Good Month.. Nice to Play it

    • MegaManZXAvent

      Except I don’t, PS+ is for the cloud, discounts and free games, I don’t get it for the multiplayer as I hate PvP of any form.

      Don’t assume everyone gets PS+ for multiplayer.

  • Devils_Stooge

    I am so confused by people complaining about the 2 vs 4 games. Yes X offers 4 games a month (2 current, 2 backwards compatible), yet all playable on one system. When PS offered 4+ games you had to own three different systems to even use them. If PS4 had backwards compatibility it would be a different arguement. Let’s wait and see what happens with PS5, and in the meanwhile remember, they could offer none. PS+ is mainly an online multiplayer subscription service after all.

    • Mikey_TheDream

      Well actually, PS+ was born as service to provide extras,discounts and subscription dependent content such games,avatars,themes etc. It’s only since the introduction of PS4 that they tagged on online multiplayer which was free previously.
      I would hesitate a guess that a lot of people would be ok with Sony separating PS+ back to how it was and also offering a sepearte online multiplayer only subscription.

    • ROLO_ONFIRE

      Many times the games were cross-platform, so you could play more than 2 games per system.

      Even if you needed more systems, there’s no denying that now they are offering less content for the same price. Even the “full game trials” are long gone.

    • DarthNecious

      Actually, PlayStation is backwards compatible, the thing is that Sony just want to charge for it. PS Now added the possibility of playing the PS Now games while offline…

      As cane be read in this article: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/ps-now-downloads-offline-play-1132050%3Famp%3D1

      So there’s no excuse for PlayStation to not increase the number of games to 4 other than because it is a company it’s only goal is to maximize profits… which is okay, I guess…

    • DarthNecious

      can* and its*

    • MegaManZXAvent

      @DarthNecious Offline is only for PS4 games through PS Now and only on PS4 (you have to stream them on PC) and the PS4 is not backwards compatible, never has been and never will be.

  • StackingPaper92

    Nice Month thanks Sony

  • DuoMaxwell007

    Darksiders 3 musta been terrible if its out on PS Plus the same year it got released. Considering it takes me like a year before I actually play games I buy Im afraid of getting NFS Heat, Death Stranding or any of the other games I was gonna get now lol

    • NFS heat will be on ea access in 5 months or less if you can wait

    • Mercenary09

      Darksiders 3 came out last year not this year. It’s no different than DMC5 already being on Xbox Game Pass. Darksiders 3 sold really well.

    • Thee_Red_Shadow

      @saab01 what? Do you work for ghost games?

  • Awesome month! Already own Arkham Knight, but for those who don’t, that’s an amazing game right there. And Darksiders III looks like a lot of fun.

  • God-Slayer1995

    This line up sucks for me I have those games but not get me wrong they are amazing games mybe I’ll play batman again but currently playing Darksiders 3

  • LEFT__4__DEAD__2

    Going to be fun, thank you :)

  • SidNightwalker

    Arkham Knight with no DLC would only run you about 7 dollars while on sale, LOL. There’s no decent reason to not just give out the DLC for a game that sells THAT cheap, come on now. Darksiders 3 is fine though I guess.

    • That would be up to Warner Bros. and I don’t think it would do that. In the past it’s even made game of the year editions incompatible with save files of original games (which also leads to a separate set of trophies). It did that with Arkham Asylum and The Witcher 3, maybe others. By doing that people would have to start a new game if they were to find a retail game with DLC cheap or borrow the disc from someone. I actually did borrow The Witcher 3’s later release to play the DLC and had to use a different Geralt than in my base game’s save file.

  • Lonewolf2589

    Already have batman will gladly take darksiders now I got the trilogy :D

  • OG_wolf_man

    This is a superb lineup. While I already beat batman Arkham knight, darksiders 3 is an excellent addition!

  • HoneyPie1356

    :0 I just bought Arkham Knight over the summer, but I haven’t played Darksiders 3 though. It sounds like Diablo 3 from the description…

    • More like Devil May Cry or God of War (action adventure) than Diablo which is all about loot loop (action RPG).

  • Now…we are cooking with gas! Good job Sony!

  • I feel like ps plus is finally on a roll again. Throw a jrpg in the mix and plus could be as good as the early years.

  • Just a quick edit, Batman: Arkham Knight takes place in Gotham City, not Arkham City.

    Solid month though! I’ve been slowly rebuilding my game library digitally and wasn’t sure if I owned Arkham Knight. Guess I do now!!

  • ElektroDragon

    Darksiders III was the perfect game to put on Plus! MS take note!

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