PlayStation Plus Vs. Xbox Games With Gold For April 2015

Each month, we here at theInquisitr take you through the free game offerings from Sony and Microsoft for their loyal subscribers. The PlayStation Plus Instant Games Collection and Xbox Games With Gold programs both offer games available for download for the month on top of the normal benefits of the platform’s subscription such as multiplayer gaming and cloud storage. This month, we look at the PlayStation Plus offerings vs. Xbox Games With Gold for April, 2015 and see which platform is giving gamers the biggest bang for their buck.

PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection April 2015Sony PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection for April 2015

Sony’s offerings for PS Plus subscribers are filled with a great deal of variety across all three platforms according to the PlayStation Blog. Puzzle adventure game Never Alone and random gun filled dungeon crawler Tower of Guns is on deck for owners of the PlayStation 4. The critical darling of this batch is Never Alone, developed by Upper One Games in which the player controls a Iñupiq girl named Nuna and her arctic fox. The story takes cues from indigenous folklore from Alaska and restoring balance in the “eternal blizzard.”

PlayStation 3 owners will be receiving Arkane Studio’s foray into first person stealth, Dishonored. The much lauded game placed gamers in the shoes of Corvo Attano, the bodyguard for the Empress of Isles who is slain in front of him in the game’s opening scenes. After being framed for this act of treason, the gamer creeps among the shadows of Dunwall to clear his name and rescue the Empress’ daughter. The other offering for the month of April is Aaru’s Awakening. The 2D action puzzle-platformer by Lumenox Games features hand-drawn environments and animation with a matching soundtrack. The game originally released on PC and is making its console debut this month.

Finally, PS Vita owners will be receiving Killzone Mercenary and MonsterBag for their Instant Game Collections. Killzone Mercenary is the more standard fare for the platform as gamers view the Helghast war from the eyes of mercenaries hired to do work on behalf of Vetka. MonsterBag is a puzzle platformer about a little blue monster called V and its journey to get back to its friend Nia. The hooks is that you have to navigate through areas filled with people who will smash V if they see him so discretion is the key here.

The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection goes live on April 7th, 2015

Tower of Guns
PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 3
Original Release Date | April 7th, 2015
Original Price | TBA

Never Alone
PlayStation 4
Original Release Date | November 18, 2014
Original Price | $14.99

Dishonored
PlayStation 3
Original Release Date | October 9, 2012
Original Price | $19.99

Aaru’s Awakening
PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4
Original Release Date | April 7th, 2015
Original Price | TBA

Killzone Mercenary
PS Vita
Original Release Date | September 10, 2013
Original Price | $35.99

MonsterBag
PS Vita
Original Release Date | April 7th, 2015
Original Price | TBA

Games-With-Gold-April 2015The Xbox Live Games with Gold for April 2015 is upping their game offerings from 3 to 6 across the two active platforms according to Major Nelson’s Blog. The Xbox One gold subscriber will be receiving two games while the Xbox 360 will be receiving 4 titles.

Xbox One Games With Gold subscribers will be receiving Pool Nation FX along with Child of Light. Child of Light is a poetic game from the minds behind Far Cry (which in and of itself is sure to make you scratch your head) where the player is in control of Aurora. She has been stolen away from her home and in her quest to return home must bring back the sun, moon and stars held captive by the Queen of the Night.

The Xbox 360 is receiving 4 games this month as part of the Games With Gold for April. Terraria is a Minecraft inspired game with a 2D game world rather than 3D. Players have to mine and build their clothes and houses while conquering the depths of the earth. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the largest game of the batch and arguably one of the strongest entries into the AC universe with pirates, naval combat and more. Gears of War: Judgment and the co-op focused Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel rounds out the collection for the month.

Xbox Live Games With Gold For April, 2015

Pool Nation FX
Xbox One
Original Release Date | April 1st, 2015
Original Price | $13.99

Child of Light
Xbox One
Original Release Date | April 30, 2014
Xbox Games With Gold Release Date | April 1st, 2015
Original Price | $14.99

Terraria
Xbox 360
Original Release Date | March 27, 2013
Xbox Games With Gold Release Date | April 1 – 15, 2015
Original Price | $14.99

Gears of War: Judgement
Xbox 360
Original Release Date | June 18th, 2015
Xbox Games With Gold Release Date | April 1 – 15, 2015
Original Price | $19.99

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Xbox 360
Original Release Date | December 17, 2013
Xbox Games With Gold Release Date | April 16 – 30
Original Price | $19.99

Army of TWO: The Devil’s Cartel Xbox 360
Original Release Date | June 25, 2013
Xbox Games With Gold Release Date | April 16 – 30
Original Price | $19.99

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