New PS5 owners can grab a free game thanks to Sony’s latest offer

You'll be able to choose from one of 12 titles after activating a new PS5 between now and October 20.


It's always nice to have some options when it comes to playing games on a fresh console, so for the next month Sony is giving away a free title to anyone who purchases and activates a new PS5.

Dubbed the Upgrader Program, Sony's latest initiative to entice potential PS5 buyers is refreshingly straightforward. In order to get a free game, users will need to purchase and activate their console before 11:59PM PT on October 20th. Once that's done, you can just go to the PlayStation Store and redeem a specific title by tapping on a banner for this offer. That said, if you don't already have an existing PSN account, you will need to make one as the free games come in the form of a digital download.

The other nice thing is the selection of free titles includes a number of high-profile releases from the past few years. Here's the full list of currently redeemable games:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered

  • God of War Ragnarök

  • Horizon Forbidden West

  • Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

  • Demon’s Souls

  • The Last of Us Part I

  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

  • Returnal

  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

  • Death Stranding: Director’s Cut

Unfortunately, the Upgrader Program is only valid for owners in the US and it seems that if you have recently purchased a PS5 and activated it prior to September 23, you may not be eligible for the new offer. But for those who are able to take part, this is a great way to kick off your PS5 game collection with basically no strings attached.