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PlayStation Plus’ December lineup is pretty chill

Powerwashing, Lego racing, and a big aesthetic adventure

Artwork of Lego 2K Drive, featuring various Lego-based vehicles racing toward the camera Image: Visual Concepts/2K Games
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

PlayStation Plus subscribers’ free Essential games for the month of December are Lego 2K Drive, PowerWash Simulator, and Sable, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced on Wednesday. Players can download the trio of PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 games beginning Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Lego 2K Drive blends the vibes of Lego, Mario Kart, and Forza Horizon, delivering open-world driving hijinx and races full of power-ups, boost pads, and plenty of drifting in the land of Bricklandia. Developed by 2K Games’ Visual Concepts, Lego 2K Drive features a story mode, online races, and local multiplayer. Lego 2K Drive is available for PS4 and PS5.

PowerWash Simulator is, well, a power washing simulator. Clean filthy houses, driveways, cars, and whatever else is caked in dirt, in this chill vibes game. With free expansions, you can even clean Cloud Strife’s bike from Final Fantasy 7 or Croft Manor from Tomb Raider. PowerWash Simulator is available for PS4 and PS5.

Sable is a gorgeously rendered open-world adventure set in a vast desert landscape, where players can explore, climb, and hoverbike their way through its world. Bonus: It features a soundtrack composed of cerebral ambient music by musician Japanese Breakfast. Sable is available for PS5.

December’s PS Plus Essential games will be available to download through Jan. 1, 2024.

PlayStation Plus subscribers can still pick up November’s PlayStation Plus Essential gamesAliens: Fireteam Elite, Dragon Ball: The Breakers, and Mafia 2: Definitive Edition — until Dec. 4.

PlayStation Plus Essential is the base tier of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s subscription service that offers online multiplayer access, a monthly assortment of free PS4 and PS5 games, cloud storage, and discounts on PlayStation Store purchases. PlayStation Plus Essential costs $79.99 annually, $24.99 for a three-month subscription, or $9.99 monthly. Sony recently raised the price of all PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription plans, with the Essential tier getting a $20 price bump from $59.99 to $79.99 annually.

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