Play at Home 2021 update: 10 free games to download this Spring

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Play at Home 2021 update: 10 free games to download this Spring

Download free indie games and PS VR games starting March 25. And get ready: PS4 blockbuster Horizon Zero Dawn will be free for a limited time starting April 19.

Hi again! Last month we revealed our new Play at Home program for 2021, which aims to provide the PlayStation community with free games and entertainment offers to make the next few months a little more fun.

The program kicked off earlier this month with access to a free digital copy of the 2016 hit Ratchet & Clank for PS4 — and you can still claim a free digital copy of the game through March 31, 2021 at 8pm PDT* / April 1 at 4am BST / 5am CEST.

Now, let’s talk about the next Play at Home content drop, which hits March 25! This time our focus is a selection of free games from some of our top independent partners, and the previously announced extended trial offer for Funimation (or Wakanim) in the countries where they are available.

Starting March 25, 2021

PlayStation and some of our favorite indie partners are collaborating to provide more free games to explore while you’re staying safe and staying home:


From the artistic mind behind Journey, Flower, and The Pathless, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life.

Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

Rez Infinite

Prepare yourself for the ultimate version of Rez, a thrilling journey of sights and sounds and shooting action, remastered and upgraded by members of the original development team exclusively for PS4 and (optional) PlayStation VR.


You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun-drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.

The Witness

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler: each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

We’re also proud to serve up a selection of free PlayStation VR games*** starting on March 25:

Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Get a whole new perspective on platform games, thanks to PlayStation VR, in this daring rescue operation. Take control of Astro in a massive adventure to rescue his crew, where the PS VR headset puts you right in the thick of the action. Judge every jump with accuracy and be curious – there are lots of secrets to discover in your daring quest.


Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game and new IP from Polyarc tailor-made for the VR platform. In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement. While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious Glass Relic and an ancient magic is awakened.


Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell.

Paper Beast

Experience a dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality. Discover a wild ecosystem, born from lost Internet data. Be the first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your environment to overcome obstacles and puzzles. Unravel the mysteries of Paper Beast, a game born from the imagination of Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust).

This amazing selection of PS4 games and PS VR games will be available for free download from March 25 8:00pm PT / March 26 03:00 GMT / 04:00 CET to April 22 8:00pm PT / April 23 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST.

Funimation / Wakanim

Don’t forget: in participating countries, we’re also offering an extended trial of Funimation (or Wakanim, depending on region), a joint venture of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Aniplex of Japan. The anime-focused subscription service includes shows such as My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan, and Fruits Basket. This extended trial offer  kicks off on March 25 and is available through April 22****. 

Starting April 19, 2021

But there’s more to come later this spring. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be available for free download between April 19 8:00pm PT / April 20 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST and May 14 8:00pm Pacific Time / May 15 04:00 BST / 05:00 CEST.

We’ll have more to share soon. We appreciate the support from the PlayStation community, and hope you enjoy our latest content drop – please stay safe and thanks for playing!

* Subnautica, The Witness, Abzu, Rez Infinite, Moss, Thumper and Paper Beast are not available in China.

** Enter the Gungeon is not available in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.

***DualShock 4 wireless controller required to play Moss and Paper Beast. To experience PlayStation VR, you will need the following: PlayStation console system, PlayStation VR headset and PlayStation Camera. PS5 console users will also need the PlayStation Camera adaptor – click here  for more information).

****FUNIMATION — On top of the standard 14-day trial, new users can get an additional three months. WAKANIM — New users will get 90 days. Unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the period, your subscription will automatically roll into a paid-for, ongoing subscription with a recurring monthly fee. Age restrictions apply. Offer available from March 25 8pm PDT – April 22 11:59 PDT.

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  • Played over 500hrs with Enter The Gungeon I’m so happy that other people can experience the joy of the Gungeon!!!!!

  • Thanks @Sony very cool

  • efwefef

  • Nothing like free games. I’m not into indie games but I’ll give these are whirl. Horizon Zero Dawn is a gem, hope people who missed out enjoys the game.

  • Sony is throwing down fot this stay and play at home initiative. After starting with Ratchet and Clank, I look forward to playing Abzu, Subnautica, and the other indie games. And Horizon Zero Dawn coming next month. I don’t own a VR due to motion sickness but that lineup looks great as well. Wow, what a nice lineup. And like some have already said I’m still looking to pick up a PS5 so I hope supply catches up with demand soon.

  • 太好了

  • I love the idea of bringing indie games into this initiative; for certain reasons i don’t buy indie games on ps4 and this is a great chance to experience some of the best indie games of the past generation.

  • Não consigo visualizar onde estão os jogos gratuitos do at home que estão anunciando para este mês

  • I’m especially happy to see so many PSVR games, thank you Sony!

  • Wow this is awesome,never expected so much games…really glad and thankful for those that I don’t already have on Plus.Subnautica and Enter the Gungeon specifically are really welcome.Can’t believe y’all are giving Astro damn…if there is a game that deserves support it’s Astro,I’ll still buy it in disc.

    And can’t believe about Horizon too…that’s crazy,friend of mine who got PS4 last year will be mad happy haha.

  • Nice love to see it :)

  • Wow some real bitter comments in here, Thank you Sony for even more games 💙 I just bought Horizon Zero Dawn complete edition.But Hey ho! it was only £15 and at least its mines now.

  • For Canadians needing a PS5. Walmart drops mainly happen 10pm MST on Monday to Thursday. Real Canadian Superstore drops like once a month near the end of the month. 9:55pm MST. Last RCSS drop was Feb 22. Jan 25 was another. Could drop as soon as tgis monday Feb 22 at 9:55pm. Your address has to match the same address as your credit card. Be signed in ahead of time. Hope this helps a few.

  • That’s a really great selection of games. Some have been high on my wish list for ages and there aren’t any there that I wouldn’t at least consider trying, (though Enter the Gungeon isn’t quite my type of game.) I already have HZD compete on disc, but no reason not to have it digitally. I also grabbed Subnautica on Epic when it went free, but I’d rather be playing it on PS.

    Also, I’ll have some titles to start me off when I eventually get a PSVR.

  • Wow, fantastic collection! Quite a few games I’ve been wanting to play. Thanks Sony! Time to fix my PS4 xD

  • @satellite_anthem I’m sure the friends and family’s of loved ones that died from the Virus would disagree with you.

  • I already have a copy of Horizon but I would really appreciate getting the Frozen Wilds DLC included in this Complete Edition…

    Does anybody know how that Complete Edition download might work? Is it typically all in one bundle or can I just get the Frozen Wilds expansion for free on its own somehow as part of Play At Home?

  • Thank you :)

  • this is awesome!

  • Now that it’s free I’m hoping the whole world will see what an amazing experience Rez is. I’ve been a devotee since all the way back when it launched on the Dreamcast. Can’t wait to hit that “California Soul” sample in Area 5!

  • Gotta know, will Thumper be playable without PSVR? A buddy of mine bought it ages ago and he doesn’t have a PSVR, but that was also before PSVR… Soooo just wondering if it’s the PSVR exclusive version or not.

  • its great they are giving free games….that said, those games….not my cup of tea

  • It would be nice if you’d include Australian time. Not a big deal.

  • Почему Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition не доступен для бесплатной загрузки? Стоит цена 649 грн.

  • thank you

  • @playstation , I know it a stretch, but why not have @guerrillagames pot out a me kill one game, told from the Helghan perspective? The lore of that game, is one that would be perfect for that type of storyline.

  • At this moment I don’t gave my ps4 or ps5 will I be able to claim those game though my PC?

    • Creio que sim,pois,conseguir resgatar Ratchet and Clank pelo meu pc e quando eu fui na blibioteca com o meu ps4 estava disponivel para download e estou jogando aqui desde então.

    • @perliuikina you should be able to claim these game via the playstation store website, on your internet browser.

  • go go go

  • Há tempos que eu estou querendo jogar Horizon Zero Dawn e agora vou finalmente joga-lo e te-lo em minha bibliotéca,obrigado Sony,de coração mesmo!
    Infelizmente não tenho um VR,mas eu irei pegar os jogos índes mesmo assim,pois,nunca se sabe do dia de amanhã,vai que eu compre ou ganhe um né?
    Enfim,desde já agradeço pela generosidade e a atenção para nós,úsuarios do playstation.

  • This is gonna be wicked! Ratchet and clank was awesome, can’t wait till Thursday’s release!

  • first communities, then what’s new …now there’s news of the shutting down of PS3/PS VITA/PSP stores …these decisions you’ve been making lately are increasingly pushing me toward PC gaming, if the later is true, then definitely

  • Thank u playstation, i am a memeber for a year now and i love it, but could u bring uncharted or minecraft games it would really mean a lot.thanks again president JIM RYAN😎😎🥳🥳☺️☺️🤗🤗🤟🤟👍🏻

  • Thank u playstation, i love it so much. But i was thinking that could u bring uncharted and minecraft games at play at home it would mean a lot to us . Thank u again president JIM RYAN.😎😎🤗🤗☺️☺️🥰🥰🤟🤟🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻

  • Before I put my thoughts on the lineup of games.

    One topic comes to mind, you didn’t answer the last question about Sony censorship policy that now for jap Devs to censor violent games. I’m hearing from a report that you are going to close the PS3, Vita Stores basically on the console that gamers legally paid for.
    Not everyone has a PC. so if true then you can Add master thief to the mix along with Pro-censorship. Because it basically theft and it the only reason I Won’t ever buy the PS5.

    now back to the main header the ten free games, are they any good, for me No. and I wouldn’t buy the PSVR.

    but feel free to answer the above question dear SCEE, never thought I ever write that word again. lol. It suit better then SCEI

  • I just wish that won’t would be a little more like Xbox. Even though the Xbox 360 is old, they still sell 360 consoles and 360 games. Way that sony goes is just throwing all that hard work on that old console and act like it was never there. If only they could be nice to all of their consoles, no matter their age, they deserve to at least have a little reference. Xbox let’s everyone know about their pride for all of their consoles, but on the other side, sony basically thanos snaps their old consoles out of existence untill no more of them are left.

  • I didn’t mean won’t I meant sony my phone autocorrected

  • Come on Sony, please add backwards compatibility on PS5. We need games to be preserved from every generation. Emulation of PS1 and PS2 be no problem for the PS5, especially if efforts are focused primarily on exclusives, and with the PS3 store being closed soon, work should be put into offering backwards compatibility for PS3 also.

  • Do I have to download the games immediately?? For Ratchet and Clank it says download (not just claim) before 3/31, does that mean I can’t download it after that even though I already claimed it on my PS account??

  • Pretty noice games. Mostly eacited for sunutica
    and horizen.

  • Don’t have a ps vr for the vr games But it’s amazing that your releaseing all this free games 👍👍

  • Honestly I think the people getting mad and saying “But I already own all those games!” or “WoW ThOsE GaMeS R TRAsh aND Old” are just ungrateful and spoiled. Not everything has to look like cod cold war or be from 2021 for it to be good. Even for someone like me, who owns big titles like GTA 5 or Minecraft, I really anticipated these games. I’ve never tried these games, and some of them actually interested me. Plus it’s free games, no membership needed, no rental, no strings attached.

  • And this is y I have a ps4.👏🏽

  • hey sony. the play at home event isnt on my ps4 and it is march 25 what should i do i want the free games

  • somebody help me its seem likes you guys already have the game but the play at home vent isnt on my ps4 help plss

  • What time the games is out

  • Thats great but I was wondering what time and date subnautica will be available.

  • Nice

  • its already march 25 how can i download them?

  • I didn’t find any of this games free


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