New PS Plus is live on PS5! Play these 3 games with elite Metacritic scores first

Three very good reasons for PS5 gamers to pick up the new PlayStation Plus

Sony's new PlayStation Plus running on a PS5 console
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The new PlayStation Plus, Sony's upgraded Netflix-for-games subscription service for PS5 (and PS4), is now live in the US; the UK launch is later this month, on the 23rd of June.

New PlayStation Plus offers hundreds of games to its subscribers, and while any subscription service is going to have a mix of classics and clunkers, I have immediately dug into what is on offer and am pleased to report for T3 that there are plenty of big games in there that have been garlanded with lots of glowing reviews.

I'm a big fan of sites such as Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes because when they're not being review-bombed they're a great way to decide where I want to put my money – and with subscription services, what I want to devote my limited time and equally limited PS5 storage space to.

So here are three very big hitters, all of which have near-perfect ratings from the services and all of which are on PlayStation Plus.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PS5 game showing cowboy holding rifle

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1. Red Dead Redemption 2 (97% on Metacritic)

"Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterpiece." So says the second of three 100% Metacritic reviews of the PC version, which was plagued by technical issues that didn't occur on the PlayStation 4 version (which got 10/10 on IGN). It's a huge open-world game full of compelling stories, breathtaking scenery and intense action. It's a beautiful looking game even when what's happening is far from nice, a game that excels at pretty much everything from the voice acting to some incredibly intense set-pieces. Some games you'll lose hours to. RDR2 will claim you for weeks.

God of War PS5 game showing anti-hero Kratos

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2. God of War (94% on Metacritic)

With God of War Ragnarok on the horizon, this is a brilliant time to play its spectacular 2018 predecessor. God of War is a superb blend of intense action, jaw-dropping cinematics and tricky puzzles, with an equally stunning musical score and a surprisingly emotional punch. That's because this game is also about parenthood, loss and bashing increasingly terrifying monsters with increasingly satisfying weaponry. You're looking at around 25 hours of intense, edge-of-the-seat action that has brains as well as brawn.

Uncharted 4 PS5 game running on PS5 showing hero Nathan Drake in the jungle

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3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (93% on Metacritic)

You know what you're getting with Naughty Dog: gripping stories, cinematic action and in the case of the original The Last Of Us, more remakes than Spider-Man. This is the fourth instalment in the Uncharted series and it was considered by many to be the finest PS4 game; if you've ever wanted to know what it's like to be Indiana Jones, this is as close as you can get. It's the kind of game that makes you use phrases such as "rip-roaring" and "swashbuckling", a Hollywood action blockbuster where you're the hero. We've got a guide to how to master Uncharted 4 here.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (