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Three brilliant games come to PlayStation Now

Persona 5, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Hollow Knight come to PlayStation Now.

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Persona 5, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Hollow Knight come to PlayStation Now.

Last month, Sony made major changes to its PlayStation Now subscription service. In addition to halving the price, the publisher added blockbuster games like God of War and Uncharted 4.

In a bid to become more compatible with Xbox Game Pass, Apple Arcade and the upcoming Google Stadia, the once way-too-expensive streaming-only service has morphed into a reasonably priced streaming service with downloads available for select games.

And now, some of the best games of 2017 have joined that expanding line-up.

New to PlayStation Now

Persona 5 is widely considered one of the best RPGs of all time. The JRPG stars a bunch of teens going to school, making friends and doing heists in people’s subconscious minds. It’s notoriously long, so start it now if you want to finish by February.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is a third-person stealth-action open-world game set in the Lord of the Rings universe and the sequel to Shadow of Mordor. It expands on its predecessor’s famous Nemesis System, and was included in Game Informer’s top 300 games of all time.

Hollow Knight was widely overlooked by busy media folks the year it released, but received a critical reappraisal in 2018. It even made GOTY lists the year after it came out. I haven’t had time to get around to it, but, by all accounts, it’s a stellar, Dark Souls-inspired action-platformer.

Hollow Knight will be available indefinitely. But Persona 5 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will only be available through Feb. 4, 2020.

Those are some mighty fine additions. But, what do you, dear reader, want to see come to PlayStation Now next? If you don’t have the subscription service, what would it take to get you to subscribe? Let us know on Twitter.

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Andrew King is a news and sports reporter by day and a freelance games writer by night. He likes immersive sims, 3D platformers and open-world games. Find his writing at GameCritics and The Hillsdale Daily News.