Sony has announced the free games that will be released for the month of September.
The PlayStation Plus subscription has been under quite a bit of scrutiny lately. The service, much like Microsoft’s XBox Live, grants subscribers various discounts and offers that would otherwise not be available. Members choose to pay for a set amount of time. It was previously reported by The Inquisitr that the PlayStation Plus price would be increasing, leaving subscribers old and new to decide if they want to stay with the service. One of the upsides to PlayStation Plus is that members will be receiving free game downloads every month. This month’s lineup will feature titles that fans may have been wanting to play for some time.
According to GameSpot, players will be receiving these titles on September 6.
PlayStation Plus subscribers on PlayStation 4 will be receiving two games: Journey and Lords of the Fallen.
Journey is a unique experience. Players take on the role of a nameless figure, the most noticeable feature of their character being a red robe. The game’s objective appears to be the advance toward a certain destination, giving it its name. Players will jump, float, and interact with various objects throughout the game. There’s even a multiplayer aspect, allowing the player to see another individual who may be playing Journey at the same time. Though there is no identifying icon, the players can assist each other and communicate with singing gestures. Journey is considered one of the greatest games of all time, making it an understandable choice for PlayStation Plus. It’s also cross-save compatible with the PlayStation 3.
Lords of the Fallen is an action role-playing game that combines brutal combat with an engaging story. Players take the role of Harkyn, a convicted criminal who is tasked with battling against a myriad of enemies that range from small to gargantuan. Players will be able to customize Harkyn’s skills and abilities to their liking: warriors can smash enemies with a plethora of weapons to inflict massive damage, mages can cast powerful spells to obliterate their foes, and clerics offer boons that will ultimately increase survivability in battle. Lords of the Fallen has received mixed reviews, though the general reception suggests that the game is comparable to Dark Souls.
PlayStation 3 users who subscribe to PlayStation Plus will be receiving three games: Datura, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Journey. There’s also Badland, a game that supports cross-save features so that players can enjoy them on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Datura is a game based on exploration. The player takes on the role of a patient, starting out in an ambulance and escalating until the player has to navigate a forest. Players will need to make their way through the forest’s turns and twists to progress through the game.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is one of many installments in the Prince of Persia series. The player returns to the role of The Prince, an enigmatic character who is able to manipulate time. Players who are familiar with platforming will be right at home with this title, the series telling a grand story of epic proportion. The Prince learns powers along the way, giving a unique experience to the game’s completion.
Badland is a game based around a small black creature named Clony. Originally released as a mobile game, the story details Clony’s adventures through various stages. Along the way, he also meets friends who progress the story. Though the game was originally released on mobile platforms, its reception has been positive since being ported to video game consoles.
PlayStation Vita users will receive Amnesia: Memories for PlayStation Vita. As the name suggests, the player takes on the role of the Heroine who awakens with their previous memories taken away. The objective is to explore the world, and the player receives help from a mysterious spirit named Orion. The main point of the game appears to be choices, and the player will need to make them wisely to advance through the game for their ending.
If you’d like to see a trailer for the available PlayStation plus games, PlayStation Blog reports on Journey and Lords of the Fallen as their primary release titles for subscribers.
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