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PlayStation Plus free games for December announced

Cult hit PowerWash Simulator is one of the new games (FuturLab)
Cult hit PowerWash Simulator is one of the new games (FuturLab)

Sony has announced the games coming to PlayStation Plus in December.

These are Sable, Lego 2K Drive and cult hit PowerWash Simulator. They will be available for only a month, so set a reminder to claim them before they go.

You can grab the titles from December 5. And you should claim November’s PlayStation Plus games, stat, if you don’t want to miss out, as they will leave the roster on December 4.

Those titles include Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Dragon Ball: The Breakers and Aliens Fireteam Elite.

Here’s what to expect from each of December’s new games. They are available to all tiers of PlayStation Plus subscribers: Essential, Extra and Premium.

PlayStation Plus December games

PowerWash Simulator is the most conceptually distinctive of PlayStation Plus’s December game additions.

You roam around environments from a first-person perspective, wielding a pressure washer, and are tasked with cleaning up all manner of mucky objects. It starts off simple. You clean a van. But in the later stages, you’ll find yourself hosing down ancient monuments and even a giant palace.

There’s a sort of meditative feel to the compelling virtual drudgery here. There’s also a degree of strategy as you have to choose the right tools for the job at each turn.

Stick on a podcast and let this one’s soapy goodness seep into your skin.

Lego 2K Drive is a kart racer that lets you create your own vehicles — and is made for kids. However, be aware it’s also made to lighten parents’ wallets.

The game is full of micro transactions that let players buy new vehicles. However, it looks great, is fun to play, and you don’t have to spend money to make progress in the story. And if you’re happy to make your own vehicle, which is all part of the fun, you get enough credits to do so through pay-free play.

Sable is December’s final PlayStation Plus December addition. It’s a stylised exploration game set in a mysterious desert.

You climb mountains, ride a hover bike across eerie plains, and solve puzzles to uncover the mystery of Sable’s story. The idea is you find out more about your character as you play. It comes across a bit like a stripped-back indie take on the mechanics of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The first two games are available for PS4 and PS5, but Sable is for PlayStation 5 only.