To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

PlayStation Plus free game is perfect if you love Stardew Valley

PlayStation Plus free game is perfect if you love Stardew Valley

Swap your farm for rice fields

It can be so difficult, choosing what game to play next. We’ve all experienced the feeling of being paralysed by choice.

You venture over to PlayStation Plus, only to scroll through the seemingly endless array of titles for an hour instead of actually choosing something to play.

It’s not unique to PlayStation Plus. I’ve found myself doing the same on Xbox Game Pass, Netflix, Prime Video … you name it.

It can be hard to decide exactly what you’re in the mood for so here I am to try and help ease that particular woe.

If you’re a member of PlayStation Plus’ extra tier, and you just so happen to be a fan of Stardew Valley, I have just the game to recommend.

You’re going to want to check out Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

ICYMI: Astro Bot is set to land on PlayStation 5 on 6 September. Take a look at the game in action below.

Developed by Edelweiss and published by Marvelous, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an action RPG simulation game that sees players assume control of the titular Princess Sakuna.

You’ll be tasked with exploring the Isle of Demons, clearing it of its monsters whilst simultaneously growing rice on your own farmstead.

These farming sections are played from a third-person perspective, while combat encounters switch to 2.5D side-scrolling action.

“Spoiled harvest goddess Sakuna finds herself banished from her opulent celestial home to an island overrun with demons. In the untamed wilderness, she must rediscover her birthright as the daughter of a warrior god and harvest goddess by weathering the elements, fighting monsters, and cultivating rice, the source of her power,” the synopsis teases.

“By her side in this forbidding place is her guardian Tama and a group of outcast humans. Together, these unlikely companions must join hands to tame both the soil and the demons of Hinoe Island.”

The game boasts a very respectable score of 82 over on Metacritic, so don’t just take my word for it that it’s good.

If completion times matter to you, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will take you about 30.5 hours to complete if you focus on main objectives, according to How Long To Beat.

It’s one of my favourite hidden gems on PlayStation Plus’ extra tier so I hope a few of you are encouraged to pick it up.

Featured Image Credit: Sony, Marvelous

Topics: PlayStation, Playstation Plus, Sony, Stardew Valley