One of the biggest perks of having a PlayStation Plus membership is the free games you get every month. They are always hand-picked by a team of experts that know what you'll want to play. The games PlayStation is offering this month include two franchise games, with varying degrees of awesome. Check out the list below, start downloading these games on September 3, and enjoy them until Sept. 30, 2019.

★ Featured favorite: Batman: Arkham Knight

The Arkham series of games are the defining Batman games of a generation. With a fantastic storyline throughout, dark, gritty visuals and gameplay mechanics that so smooth and natural, it's no wonder we all fell in love with these games. This, the finale of the Arkham series takes everything its predecessors did and turned it up to 11. The voiceover work and storytelling is particularly great in this one, and we can thank the Arkham series for the PS4 Spider-Man game, so download it to show your appreciation

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★ Fury incarnate: Darksiders 3

Like Arkham Knight, Darksiders 3 is a continuation of a story. Unlike Arkham Knight though, Darksiders 3 is not great. The gameplay is a standard hack and slash — Think OG God of War — with something of a storyline about apocalypses and horseman. As far as free games it's solid, but nothing to really write home about. You should spend your time playing Batman honestly. That being said, it's a newer game and that comes through in the graphics.

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The best exclusives for PlayStation Plus this month

Exclusives are free bonus content available on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Plus subscribers. It's usually a character or weapon skin, but sometimes you might catch a deal for exclusive content like bonus weapons, in-game currency, or perks! Every month we'll update this section with the best PlayStation Plus exclusives so you never miss any of the good stuff.

Bonus content: H1Z1 Cobalt pack

This pack includes a Cobalt blue paint job for the Torque and Heavy Assault in H1Z1: Battle Royale exclusively for PlayStation Plus.

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Character & Weapon skins!: Apex Legends™: PlayStation®Plus Play Pack

This pack includes two character skins (Wraith & Caustic), two weapon skins (Hemlok & Peacekeeper), and two banners (Wraith & Caustic). Exclusive and free for PlayStation Plus users!

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The best deals for PlayStation Plus this month

Outside of free games and exclusive content, PlayStation Plus accounts also come with discounts on select games. Each month, we'll let you know what the best deals for PlayStation Plus accounts are by comparing prices, deals, and content.

67% off: Far Cry: New Dawn

With a whopping 67% off of this collection edition for Far Cry: New Dawn, you are getting a definining experience for a hugely discounted price. It is well worth your time to pick up.

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67% off: Diablo 3: Eternal Collection

Diablo 3 is one of the best dungeon-crawls you can buy right now. The game is graphically gorgeous, and the gameplay is addictive as all heck. With loot galore and monsters by the dozen, it's an action-packed game that deserves all the awards. This Eternal Collection features Diablo III, the Reaper of Souls expansion set, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack as well, and now you can get it all for just $20.

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Which is your favorite game you've gotten for free with PlayStation Plus?

The mix of games this month is pretty good. Having a non-violent game like WipEout: Omega collection mixed with a World War II shooter like Sniper Elite 4 means there is something for everyone.

I love my PlayStation Plus account because it gives me a reason to play the games I wouldn't play without the incentive this membership provides. There have been many months where I was able to play a game full of nostalgia that I would have never thought to download otherwise. Let us know which game you've loved and which one you're excited about this month! Shoot us a Tweet over at @AndroidCentral and tell us all about it!

Why stop at Plus?

There's plenty of gear to enhance your gaming experience that you should look into! Whether you want more memory for all those astounding games or a way to be more portable, we have your back!

ASTRO Gaming A10 Headset ($60 at Amazon)

ASTRO's entry-level wired headset is one of its most compelling. You're not getting much in the way of fancy features, but you do get a solid, well-made, great-sounding headset with an inline volume remote, so you never need to take your eye off the game.

Avolusion 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External PS4 Hard Drive ($48 at Amazon)

This external hard drive is compatible with the PlayStation 4, connects via a 3.0 USB port, and has 1TB of storage. It comes with a two-year warranty, so you're covered in case there are any issues.

Nyko Smart Clip ($14 at Amazon)

Nyko's smart clip attaches easily to your phone without getting in the way of your lightbar, buttons, or the touchpad. It also avoids all of the ports on your DualShock 4 controller so that you can easily plug in to charge without any hassle.

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