It’s the start of a new month, which means it’s time for Sony and Microsoft to reveal the new selection of “free” games that both PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live subscribers can get their hands on. Of course, this also means that the previous month’s offerings are no longer up for grabs, but surely a month is more than enough time to decide which of the games (if any) are worth checking out?
The free PlayStation Plus games have always varied in quality, and included a wide range of genres, but depending on what type of gamer a person is, some months may be more underwhelming than others. Sony tends to dish out a mixture of big-budget games with smaller, indie titles, however, so that everyone has something to play. In June, for example, games like Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger were offered alongside Skulls of the Shogun and Cloudberry Kingdom. As one may have guessed, those four games are wildly different from each other.
For the month of July, the PS Plus games Sony revealed today are of the mid-tier variety, but they’re games that continue to be interesting. Those hoping for a couple of big games that rival the ones previously mentioned might be a bit disappointed, though. If anything, July’s free games will be closer to May’s selection.
Starting with the games that will be playable on the PS4 come July 7, 2015, we have Rocket League, Styx: Master of Shadows, Mousecraft and Entwined. Rocket League offers a unique take on “put ball into goal to score” by replacing humanoid players with rocket-powered vehicles capable of pulling off “insane stunts.” Styx: Master of Shadows belongs to the fantasy stealth genre, and is sure to be more than enough to hold people over until Assassin’s Creed Syndicate or Dishonored: Definitive Edition.
Mousecraft, meanwhile, challenges players with a series of puzzles that involve getting a group of mice from one end to another by utilizing different block shapes, while Entwined (which may be the most interesting of the bunch) tasks players with guiding two souls through nine lifetimes and, hopefully, bring the pair together. Unlike the first two games mentioned, Mousecraft and Entwined will also be playable on the PS3 and PS Vita, which is great considering those two platforms only have one exclusive game apiece.
For the PS3, it’s the mysterious and sure-to-be-heartbreaking game known as rain, which sees a young, invisible boy chasing after an invisible girl through a town being pelted with rain. Over on the Vita, it’s the latest in the popular Geometry Wars series, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved. Fans of the series should already know what the series is all about, and Dimensions Evolved takes things up a notch to become the most chaotic entry so far.
All of the game detailed above will be available to download starting on July 7, 2015. They’ll be around until the end of the month, but better to grab then as soon as possible, rather than waiting.
Do you see yourself trying out any of the upcoming free games?
Source: PlayStation Blog