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From Playstation blog:

We are excited to announce that starting today, you will be able to stream as well as download PlayStation Now games to your PS4 system so that you can play both locally and offline, all with a single subscription. Almost all PS4 games in the service, including Bloodborne, God of War 3 Remastered, NBA 2K16, and Until Dawn, will be available for download, in addition to the PS Now lineup of classic PS2 games remastered for PS4. This feature will be gradually rolled out to PS Now subscribers over the next couple of days, so if you don’t see the feature on your PS Now today, make sure to check back again soon.

Downloaded PS Now games will support all user-purchased DLCs, microtransactions, and add-ons, as well as PS4 Pro enhancements for subscribers using a PS4 Pro system. And remember, you do not need a PlayStation Plus membership for online multiplayer on PS Now – which stays the same for both streaming and downloaded games.

If you’ve already started a game via streaming on PS Now and want to continue playing locally on your PS4, you can transfer your save file from the PS Now cloud to your console with a PS Plus membership (sold separately). This is done by transferring the save file from the PS Now cloud to your PS Plus cloud storage, then transferring it from the PS Plus cloud storage to your PS4 system. Check out this page for step-by-step instruction videos on how to transfer your game saves.

Note that you will need to connect your PS4 system to the internet every few days to verify your PS Now subscription, even if you’re only playing downloaded games.

A quick reminder that there are a few days left to get in on our summer price promotion, which ends September 25. Try PS Now for a full month at just $9.99 (new subscribers only) with our special intro offer, or get a full year for just $99.99 USD. And if you’re a PS Plus member, you can take advantage of the exclusive discount on the 3-month pass for PS Now for just $29.99 ($44.99 regular price). Although note that in order to take advantage of the $9.99 intro offer, you will need to purchase that directly, as the 7-day trial will transition into the standard monthly subscription.


Full list of downloadable games:

List of PS4 Games Available On PS Now

  1. Abzû
  2. Aces of the Luftwaffe
  3. Active Soccer 2 DX
  4. Adam’s Venture: Origins
  5. ADR1FT
  6. Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
  7. Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
  8. Akiba’s Beat
  9. Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed
  10. Alchemic Jousts
  11. Alienation
  12. Anomaly 2
  13. Another World 20th Anniversary Edition
  14. APB Reloaded
  15. Ape Escape 2
  16. Aragami
  17. Arcania: The Complete Tale
  18. Assetto Corsa
  19. Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 1
  20. Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 2
  21. Azkend 2
  22. Backgammon Blitz
  23. Bard’s Gold
  24. Baseball Riot
  25. Battle Worlds: Kronos
  26. Battleborn
  27. Beyond: Two Souls[4]
  28. BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  29. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
  30. Blazerush
  31. Bloodborne
  32. Blood Bowl 2
  33. Blue Estate
  34. Bombing Busters
  35. Bound by Flame
  36. Brick Breaker
  37. Broken Age
  38. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  39. Brut@l
  40. Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
  41. CastleStorm Definitive Edition
  42. Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus
  43. Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
  44. CounterSpy
  45. Dark Rose Valkyrie
  46. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
  47. Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
  48. Day of the Tentacle Remastered
  49. Dead Island: Definitive Edition
  50. Dead Island: Retro Revenge
  51. Dead Nation Apocalypse
  52. Deadlight: Director’s Cut
  53. Defense Grid 2
  54. Dirt Rally
  55. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
  56. Divinity: Original Sin
  57. Doki-Doki Universe
  58. Dungeons 2
  59. Dynamite Fishing – World Games
  60. Electronic Super Joy
  61. Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
  62. Entwined
  63. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  64. Evolve
  65. Exile’s End
  66. Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
  67. Extreme Exorcism
  68. F1 2015
  69. F1 2016
  70. Farming Simulator 17
  71. Fat Princess Adventures
  72. Firefighters: The Simulation
  73. Fluster Cluck
  74. Forestry 2017: The Simulation
  75. Gal*Gun: Double Peace
  76. Gem Smashers
  77. God Eater: Resurrection
  78. God of War III: Remastered
  79. Goosebumps: The Game
  80. Grand Ages: Medieval
  81. Grand Kingdom
  82. Gravity Rush Remastered
  83. Grim Fandango Remastered
  84. Guilty Gear Xrd Sign
  85. Hardware: Rivals
  86. Heavy Rain
  87. Helldivers
  88. Hohokum
  89. Homefront: The Revolution
  90. How to Survive: Storm Waning Edition
  91. Industry Giant II
  92. Ironcast
  93. Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf
  94. JumpJet Rex
  95. KickBeat: Special Edition
  96. Killzone Shadow Fall
  97. Knack
  98. Legend of Kay Anniversary
  99. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  100. Leo’s Fortune
  101. Limbo
  102. Lone Survivor
  103. Lords of the Fallen
  104. Lost Sea
  105. Lovely Planet
  106. Mantis Burn Racing
  107. Megadimension Neptunia VII
  108. Metal Slug 3
  109. Mighty No. 9
  110. Moto Racer 4
  111. Motorcycle Club
  112. MXGP 2 – The Official Motocross Videogame
  113. MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore
  114. Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics
  115. NBA 2K16
  116. Nidhogg
  117. Nom Nom Galaxy
  118. Nova-111
  119. OlliOlli
  120. OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
  121. Omega Quintet
  122. One Upon Light
  123. Overlord: Fellowship of Evil
  124. Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  125. Pixel Piracy
  126. PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate
  127. Poncho
  128. Professional Farmer 2017
  129. Project CARS
  130. Pure Hold’em World Poker Championship
  131. Pure Pool
  132. Q*bert: Rebooted
  133. Rainbow Moon
  134. Republique
  135. Resogun
  136. Risen 3 Enhanced Edition
  137. Rogue Stormers
  138. Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
  139. Saints Row IV Re-Elected
  140. Seasons After Fall
  141. Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo
  142. Shadow of the Beast
  143. Shadwen
  144. Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
  145. Siegecraft Commander
  146. Sine Mora EX
  147. Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition
  148. Soma
  149. Sound Shapes
  150. Space Hulk
  151. Sparkle Unleashed
  152. Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
  153. Strider
  154. Styx: Master of Shadows
  155. Super Dungeon Bros
  156. Super Mega Baseball
  157. Super Stardust Ultra
  158. Table Top Racing
  159. Tearaway Unfolded
  160. Terraria
  161. Tetraminos
  162. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  163. The Bug Butcher
  164. The Deer God
  165. The Dwarves
  166. The Final Station
  167. The Last Blade 2
  168. The Last Tinker: City of Colors
  169. The Swindle
  170. The Technomancer
  171. The Unfinished Swan
  172. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  173. The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition
  174. This Is the Police
  175. This War of Mine: The Little Ones
  176. Tiny Brains
  177. Titan Attacks!
  178. Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters
  179. Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet
  180. Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity
  181. Toukiden Kiwami
  182. Tour de France 2016
  183. Tropico 5
  184. Ultra Street Fighter 4
  185. Umbrella Corps
  186. Until Dawn
  187. Velocibox
  188. Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch
  189. Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
  190. Whispering Willows
  191. Wild Guns
  192. WRC 5
  193. WWE 2K16
  194. XCOM 2
  195. Ziggurat
  196. Zombie Vikings
  197. Zotrix

List of PS2 Games Available On PS Now

  1. Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  2. Dark Cloud
  3. Dark Cloud 2
  4. FantaVision
  5. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition
  6. Hot Shots Tennis
  7. Kinetica
  8. Okage: Shadow King
  9. Primal
  10. Rogue Galaxy
  11. Siren
  12. Wild Arms 3
  13. XIII
Last edited by Zombie9ers - on 20 September 2018

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So Gamepass finally forced their hand. Good news, this makes me alot more interested in PS Now. Shame PS3 games are still streaming only though, Sony really should have done PS3 backwards compatibility. Price is still higher than Gamepass as well (after the intro price), kind of disappointing. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 20 September 2018

huh, so PSNow isn't shit anymore. Interesting.

And remember, you do not need a PlayStation Plus membership for online multiplayer on PS Now – which stays the same for both streaming and downloaded games.

Fascinating indeed.

Between that, MMO, and F2P games all being free of charge I'm curious to see if anything changes,

Also curious if this will have any affect on MS. They are the only ones locking F2P games behind a paywall after all.

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I'm sure Sony is setting up the PS5 to be able to stream and download PS1/PS2/PS3 and PS4 games, the current PS4 architecture kind of makes it not viable to focus on PS3 (from a technical and cost perspective)

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Finally a piece of good news from Sony this week. This should help out the service a lot with the core gaming community. Having PS Now available on every device possible for streaming, with native playback of all titles on PlayStation hardware should be the ultimate goal. Now they just need 1st party titles available day 1 like gamepass, and they will have a dominate position in the games as a service market.

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Train wreck said:
I'm sure Sony is setting up the PS5 to be able to stream and download PS1/PS2/PS3 and PS4 games, the current PS4 architecture kind of makes it not viable to focus on PS3 (from a technical and cost perspective)

+PSP, Vita and PSVR games.

This will be huge for Sony because of the whole playstation library.

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Sad PS Now is only available on a few selected countries.

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There are still fairly few PS4 games available on PS Now though.
But a download feature is great. Might be something to consider in the future when the catalog grows.

Big news this. Another big step imo towards a massive push we will see with the ps5. The way i look at ps now this gen is it's a beta for the real deal we'll see next gen. Hopefully they get it up and running in more markets.