PlayStation Plus is giving out Godfall in December, but there's a weird twist


The other free PS Plus games are Mortal Shell and LEGO DC Super-Villains for PS4

[Update: Following a leak last week, Sony has confirmed three PlayStation Plus games for December 2021. Starting on Dec. 7, subscribers can claim Godfall: Challenger Edition (PS4/PS5), Mortal Shell (PS4), and LEGO DC Super-Villains (PS4). But, there’s a twist.

Rather than the normal full-game Godfall experience, this PS Plus freebie is a newly-whipped-up Challenger Edition that “focuses on” three endgame-level modes called Lightbringer, Dreamstones, and the Ascended Tower of Trials. As Sony puts it, “you’ll be immediately equipped with a spread of deadly weapons and skill points, letting you team up with up to two other players in co-op,” and “Challenger Edition’s endgame co-op is compatible with all upgraded editions of Godfall and supports cross-gen play.”

So where does that leave us? “Godfall: Challenger Edition players can upgrade at any time to the Deluxe Edition, gaining access to both Godfall and Fire & Darkness campaigns.”

There’s arguably still fun to be had even without the campaign, but talk about a head-turning call that just looks bad at a glance. Our original article follows.]

It would seem we’ve got an early heads-up about what to expect from the December PlayStation Plus lineup, as Godfall, Mortal Shell, and LEGO DC Super-Villains are reportedly on deck for subscribers. I’m sure you’ve already got thoughts about such a lineup!

Among other lineups, the November PlayStation Plus games were correctly leaked by Dealabs (although we ultimately ended up getting more bonus PlayStation VR games than expected), and now the site is back with another leak for December’s PS Plus games.

You might remember Godfall as that loot-accumulating fantasy action-RPG — you know, the one published by Gearbox and released as a PS5 launch game before eventually coming to PS4? That one. It was too pricey for me originally, and I never circled back, so even though my expectations aren’t high, I would be down to play it with my subscription. Come to think of it, I’ve maybe only paid the full $70 for one PS5 game (Demon’s Souls) so far without necessarily even trying. I wonder how much longer that streak can last.

Of the three games, Mortal Shell, another action-RPG that’s more directly Dark Souls-inspired, is probably the most enticing. It’s got that “I’ve been meaning to play you” factor going for it. And while the mood isn’t always right for a LEGO game, they’re nice to chill out with — I’d say LEGO DC Super-Villains is a pretty fun pick. You get to play as Lobo!

While we wait for these (or other!) games to become claimable in early December, there’s still time to claim this month’s stuff, including Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, The Persistence, and Knockout City, among others.