Best video game trilogies on PS Plus Premium & Extra

Best video game trilogies on PS Plus Premium & Extra

PlayStation Plus has a huge library of games spanning multiple console generations, from PS1 to PS5. If someone subscribes to PS Plus Premium, they can play about 700 titles; Meanwhile, Extra members have hundreds of PS4 and PS5 games at their fingertips. The service also covers its genre bases, covering everything from kid-friendly platformers to violent and intense horror games.


While there’s no shortage of standalone releases, PS Plus has plenty of franchises for subscribers who want to fully immerse themselves in a particular license or universe. This selection includes some of them greatest video game trilogies through the ages, and while most of them have been out for a while, they hold up beautifully.

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To qualify as a trilogy, the games must be connected either conceptually or narratively. If the franchise has produced other entries, a trilogy will still be considered as long as it feels complete, and that’s why Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is omitted.

Batman: Arkham

batman arkham trilogy-1

Play (+ How Long To Beat)

  • Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum (12 hours)
  • Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham City (13 hours)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (17 hours)

Genre

Action adventure

Available with PS Plus Extra

Just Arkham Knight

Rocksteady’s Arkham the series changed the gaming industry. The franchise’s free-flowing combat has been duplicated by many other properties, but few come close to recreating the magic of Rocksteady’s projects. While Arkham Origins is not on PS Plus, Premium subscribers can play Rocksteady’s entire trilogy, starting Arkham Asylum and ends with Arkham Knight.

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Each entry builds on its predecessor’s gameplay, story beats, characters and world design, giving the trilogy a remarkable sense of progression. Although more self-contained and streamlined than its successors, Arkham Asylum is nevertheless fantastic, and some might even argue that it represents the pinnacle of the trilogy.

The God of War trilogy

god of war trilogy

Play (+ How Long To Beat)

  • God of War HD (9 hours)
  • God of War 2 HD (12 hours)
  • God of War 3 Remastered (10 hours)

Genre

Hack and Slash

Available with PS Plus Extra

no

Although PS Plus has five god of war games, the PS2 and PS3 numbered trilogy tells a complete story that works well in isolation, although 2013 Ascension gives a nuance to Kratos’ backstory. Inspired by Greek mythology, Santa Monica’s PlayStation-exclusive franchise chronicles Kratos’ rise and fall as the god of war, culminating in his blood-soaked assault on the gods who used him.

All three god of war games follow identical gameplay loops that mix hack-and-slash combat with small platforming and puzzles. The sequels are better paced than the first game in the series, but the latter makes up for it by telling the most engaging chapter of Kratos’ Greek mythology era. When it comes to sheer spectacle, god of war is it best trilogy on PS Plus Premium.

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

The Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection

Play (+ How Long To Beat)

  • Assassin’s Creed 2 (20 hours)
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (15 hours)
  • Assassin’s Creed revelations (13 hours)

Genre

Open world

Available with PS Plus Extra

Yes

PS Plus Extra has quite a few Assassin’s Creed games, including modern sequels such as Odyssey. As the franchise has evolved, Ubisoft has de-emphasized the connections and modern timeline of the entries in favor of telling relatively self-contained stories. As such, newcomers can jump into all of them Assassin’s Creed game and not feel like they’re missing out on too much context.

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Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is often cited as the franchise’s pinnacle, at least during its pre-Origin era. As the title suggests, this trilogy covers the entire life of Ezio Auditore da Firenze as he grows from a brash young assassin to a world-weary veteran weighed down by responsibility and guilt. Set in Italy during the Renaissance, the games deliver well-written characters and immersive open worlds.

Infamous’ Cole MacGrath Trilogy

Infamous' Cole MacGrath Trilogy

Play (+ How Long To Beat)

  • Infamous (15 hours)
  • Notorious 2 (13 hours)
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood (3 hours)

Genre

Open world

Available with PS Plus Extra

no

Sucker Punch has moved from Infamous, but at least all five games are on PS Plus. The extra level has Notorious second son and First light, which is a solid dual function; meanwhile, Premium subscribers can experience Cole MacGrath’s complete PS3 journey. Infamous leads directly into the sequel, which continues Cole’s growth as a hero (or villain) while building on the protagonist’s powers and abilities.

Granted, this trilogy includes a filler arc since Blood Festival is a non-canon expansion that throws vampires into the mix. While it doesn’t really add anything to Cole’s narrative, the game is still a lot of fun.

Ratchet & Clank Collection

Ratchet & Clank Collection-1

Play (+ How Long To Beat)

  • Ratchet & Clank (12 hours)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (14 hours)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (12 hours)

Genre

Platforms

Available with PS Plus Extra

no

Insomniac Games’ Ratchet & Clank continues to produce gold for PlayStation consoles, with the 2021s Rift Apart ranking among PS5’s biggest exclusives. However, it could be argued that the franchise peaked with the original trilogy on the PS2. Ratchet & Clank is a platform game series that focuses heavily on third-person shooters, with each game featuring an arsenal of creative weapons that are a joy to control and master.

This description accurately reflects all three games in the game Ratchet & Clank Collectionand the sequels nicely expand on the concepts of the first entry. Goes command and Up your Arsenal are generally regarded as the best Ratchet & Clank games of all time, and they’re just as fun today as they were in the 2000s.

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