13 best PlayStation Now games for Windows 10
PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service that allows Windows 10 users to access a selection of games released for the PlayStation 3. In the near future, this service will support PlayStation 4 games, as well as games released for previous PlayStation consoles.
If you’ve been waiting for a long time to play a particular PlayStation Now game, then you know what game to download. If you can’t decide what game to play, we’ll try to help you by listing in this article the best 13 PlayStation Now games to play on Windows 10 PC. But before we begin, if you want a more natural way to play PlayStation games on your Windows 10 computer, we advise you to use your PS3 controller. See our guide on how to connect your PS3 controller to your PC.
Best Playstation Now games for Windows 10
The Last of Us
This game is set in an post-apocalyptic world, 20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilisation. Joel and Ellie, the heroes of this game must go on a journey across what remains of the USA, and at the same time learn to rely on each other . The Last of Us harmoniously blends survival and action elements to create a character focused story.
You play Joel, and your main task in the game play is to bring 14-year old Ellie out of an oppressive military quarantine zone. On your journey, you’ll meet infected people, other survivors of the pandemic as well as various threats that could kill you both. The Last of Us is definitely not a game for the faint-hearted.
You can buy The Last of Us from Amazon for $17.00.
Heavy Rain is an interactive psychological thriller game set in a film noir environment. The game features four protagonists involved with the mystery of the Origami Killer. This serial killer has a very bizarre modus operandi, using extended periods of rainfall to simply drown his victims.
As a player, you perform various actions highlighted on screen, or a series of quick time events during fast-paced action sequences. Every decision you make will have a huge impact on how the game can turn out, so you should think twice before you act. The main characters can be killed, and your actions influence the following scenes as well as the end of the game.
You can buy Heavy Rain from Amazon for $39.85.
Catherine is an adult-oriented puzzle platformer game in which you control Vincent Brooks, a man caught between daytime and nightmare scenarios. His nightmares begin when his girlfriend, Katherine reveal her intention of marriage and commitment. Vincent then meets a girl named Catherine, and begins an affair with her.
The main gameplay actions takes place in Vincent’s nightmares. You must guide Vincent climb up collapsing staircases, push, pull and climb blocks as quickly as possible and avoid being killed by various traps. The choices you make affect Vincent’s character and the game story. A morality meter is there to show you how Vincent’s morality changes as his feelings continue to swing between Katherine and Catherine.
You can buy Catherine from Amazon for $16.68.
All three Uncharted games are now available for Windows 10 PC via PlayStation Now. Uncharted is an action-adventure third-person shooter game that follows treasure hunter Nathan Drake as he travels around the world searching to solve historical mysteries. As a player, you’ll control Drake, making him jump, swim, climb, swing from ropes, and perform other acrobatic actions as you’ll make your way through various challenges.
You can use a variety of weapons in the game, as you can pick up more as you travel through various maps. Also, starting with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves the game introduced multiplayer gameplay, both competitive and co-operative.
God of War: Ascension
If you like legends, this is the perfect game for you. God of War follows the story of doomed Spartan warrior Kratos which begins with a riveting journey that reveals all there is to learn about his dark, mortal past. Kratos pledges a blood oath of servitude to the God of War, Ares, in exchange for the god’s protection. With Ares’ help, Kratos wins a crucial battle, but the god tricks him into committing a terrible act that forces him to seek revenge against his master.
As a player, you control Kratos as he embarks on his revenge mission. You can buy God of War: Ascension from Amazon for $11.95.
Ico is a puzzle-platformer and action-adventure game that follows the adventures of Ico, a young boy who attempts to save Yorda, the daughter of the castle’s Queen. As a player, you control Ico as he explores the castle, solves puzzles and helps Yorda across obstacles.
Ico is a young boy born with horns, shun by his village because the inhabitants consider his horns a bad omen. As a result, warriors lock him in a fortress, where he encounters Yorda. Ico finds out the Queen wants to use Yorda’s body in order to extend her own life and they decide to escape from the castle. Escaping from the fortress is no easy task, and Ico has to keep Yorda safe from evil creatures that attempt to draw her back.
You can buy Ico from Amazon as part of the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection for $17.68.
Shadow of the Colossus
In this action-adventure game your task is to seek out and defeat colossi, but first you have to find them. Raise your sword to reflect beams of light, and head to the direction where the light points to. There you will find your next colossus, but first you need to walk a long way because colossi are usually located in remote areas, where access is difficult. Once you find a colossus, the next challenge is to discover its weaknesses in order to be able to defeat it.
You can buy Shadow of the Colossus as part of the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection for $17.68.
This game allows you to explore vast landscapes as you discover the history of an ancient and mysterious civilization. Stunning land of dunes, caves and cliffs will become your travel companions as you travel to a distant mountain.
As you continue to walk, pay attention to the materials around you as oftentimes certain place will allow you to jump and float through the air to new platforms. Your scarf is an important tool as it allows you to remain airborne longer, and the glowing runes on it tell you when you can use it to fly. Also, evil stone figures will attempt to rip your scarf, therefore you must never drop your guard.
You can buy Journey from Amazon for $15.90.
The Killzone series is a first-person and third-person shooter game that focuses on the galactic war between the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance and the Helghast. As a player you can carry two different weapons at any given time, which you can swap out with weapons dropped by enemies or those distributed across various maps. In Killzone 3, you can carry up to three weapons, with the third being a heavy weapon.
There are various multi-player modes available that you can choose from and prove that you’re the best soldier in the galaxy. You can buy Killzone from Amazon for $9.58.
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank is series of science fiction games that follows Ratchet, who is a mechanic and Clank, who is a sentient Zoni robot as they travel through space trying to protect the universe from evil forces. You’ll simply fall in love with all the exotic weapons and gadgets the two heroes use.
Ratchet & Clank is a game with very good looking graphics, an interesting design and it suitable for all ages. You can buy the entire Ratchet & Clank collection from Amazon for $19.99.
The Unfinished Swan
The Unfinished Swan is not your regular game, it brings forth a very interesting concept: the game starts with a completely white space where you have to chase a swan that has escaped from a painting. In order to detect the swan, you need to shoot black ink which will reveal the objects around you and the environment you’re walking in.
Golden swan footprints are scattered throughout the game to guide you to the direction the swan is heading to. Clues are also introduced in the form of isolated pages from children’s books. All in all, if you like nonconformist games, you’ll definitely enjoy playing The Unfinished Swan.
Other features include:
- Explore a surreal, unfinished kingdom and find the King who abandoned it
- Experience astonishing and unique game mechanics
- Create accidental works of art as you splat your way across the landscape.
You can buy The Unfinished Swan from Amazon for only $9.99.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is a very interesting game whose action takes place in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals. The game follows Sly Cooper, the descendent of a family of master thieves, who needs to repair the Thievius Raccoonus, the Cooper family’s chronicle.
Players control Sly Cooper and guide him to sneak around and navigate poles and ropes, jump across narrow platforms and steal various items from guards. As you advance through the game, Sly can earn various costumes that offer him new abilities.
You can buy Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time from Amazon for $10.48.
The Darkness follows the story of an Italian-American hitman named Jackie Estacado. Players can use a series of modern weapons as well as the dark powers. You can summon the dark powers to attack enemies, break down walls, sneak along walls and ceilings and create a black holes to suck anything into them.
The catch is that these dark powers can only be used in darker areas or under total darkness. Let the dark entities consume the hearts of the victims, so that they can further increase their power. If you like horror games, you’ll definitely enjoy playing this scary game.
You can buy The Darkness from Amazon for $50.18.
For more information about the available PlayStation Now games for Windows 10, you can check out the official game list from PlayStation‘s website.
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