The batch of free PlayStation Plus games for the month of June was announced Wednesday. PS4, PS3, and PS Vita owners have a slate of at least two games per device to add to their collection.
The PS Plus free games library will be updated on Tuesday, June 6 with Killing Floor 2 and Life is Strange for the PS4. They will be joined by Neon Chrome and Spy Chameleon for both the PS4 and PS Vita plus Abyss Odyssey and WRC 5: World Rally Championship for the PS3.
As a reminder, the May line-up of free PS Plus games will still be available until the PlayStation Store refreshes on Tuesday. This includes the highly recommended Tales from the Borderlands and Abzu for the PS4. Owners of Sony’s latest console and the PS Vita can also get Laser Disco Defenders and Type: Rider. Meanwhile, PS3 owners will be able to download Blood Knights and Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants at no additional cost.
A PlayStation Plus subscription is required to download any of these titles. A one-year subscription starts at $60 but can be found cheaper through various sales by retailers both physical and digital only.
Killing Floor 2 (PS4)
Killing Floor 2 for the PS4 picks up not long after the original first-person shooter and horror game mash-up to send players out to kill more of the zombie-like Zeds in Europe. The main hook is the ability to play co-op with up to three other friends online to fight through the hordes of monsters.
The game from Tripwire Interactive was decently received with a 75 Metacritic aggregate review score. Killing Floor 2 was praised for being a straight-forward, old-school shooter, but also knocked for the same reasons due to a lack of content and extra modes.
Life is Strange (PS4)
The episodic Life is Strange takes PlayStation 4 players to Oregon for a time-bending graphic adventure. The main character, Max, has the ability to rewind time which has some unintended side effects as she attempts to undo various tragedies and accidents around the fictional town of Arcadia Bay. Players will control Max in a point-and-click style adventure to solve puzzles and complete quests in the story heavy game.
The interactive drama earned an 85 Metacritic score and was well-received overall. Life is Strange was given a thumbs up for its voice acting performances and character development. Developer Dontnod’s twist on the Telltale genre of choice-and-consequence games is worth a try for free for those who enjoy the style.
Abyss Odyssey (PS3)
A side-scrolling adventure game mixed with PVP elements, Abyss Odyssey tried to be many things but didn’t nail them all. It does provide a unique art style while also fusing together fighting system elements from Super Smash Bros. and Street Fighter.
Reviewers ultimately felt this fusion could have used a little more polish and less repetition from indie developer ACE Team and gave the game a 70 Metacritic score.
WRC 5: World Rally Championship (PS3)
If there is one title from the lineup of PS Plus games for June to skip, it may be WRC 5: World Rally Championship for the PlayStation 3. The game is fraught with issues and received low Metacritic scores on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Reviewers didn’t even bother with the PS3 release.
Still, the game is free. PS Plus subscribers can check out just how bad the rally racing title could get.
Neon Chrome (PS4/PS Vita)
This cyberpunk top-down shooter is full of colorful procedurally-generated levels and punishing difficulty. Players will need to masterfully upgrade their character and weapons to wind their way through the Rogue-like’s levels.
Unfortunately, Neon Chrome scored just a 63 on Metacritic. The main hits against it at launch involved a myriad of bugs and a lack of features like online co-op. However, it does have PS4 Pro 4K support to try.
Spy Chameleon (PS4/PS Vita)
Spy Chameleon creatively uses a chameleon’s ability to change colors to solve a series of puzzles. It’s a fairly simple and straight-forward stealth puzzle title that feels at home on the PS Vita, not so much on the PlayStation 4.
[Featured Image by Tripwire Interactive]