Next month’s PlayStation Plus games have just been announced and it looks like the lineup has stepped things up a little after a few thoroughly average months. Or has it?
If you’ve already bought Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes during one of it’s many placements in the PSN sales, then you could argue that you’re looking at another decidedly indie lineup. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (ok, not very indie) is certainly worth a look if you didn’t play it two years ago. The remaining titles range from the vaguely familiar (Cloudberry Kingdom) to the incredibly vague (Super Exploding Zoo).
Most of the games are PS4 compatible, but we get the feeling you may as well play the cross-play ones on your Vita, rather than a full-sized screen. On June 3rd, subscribers will be getting the following (reviews in the hyperlinks):
Entering PS Plus:
- Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (PS4)
- Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition (PS4)
- Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (PS3)
- Cloudberry Kingdom (PS3)
- Futuridium (PS4 & PS Vita)
- Super Exploding Zoo (PS4 & PS Vita)
Don’t forget to download the current PS Plus lineup by June 3rd. This includes:
- Ether One (PS4)
- Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PS4)
- The Unfinished Swan (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
- Race the Sun (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
- Murasaki Baby (PS Vita)
- Hohokum (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
You could argue that next month is a better selection than the exiting titles, especially seeing as Ether One was buggy to an unplayable degree (but has had some patches) and we’ve already had the original version of Guacamelee a while back. For long-time subscribers, repeat games aren’t particularly great value for money and we’re seeing many titles that have been in the sales for under a fiver in recent years.
Are you happy with the last few updates to the Instant Game Collection? Or are they getting a bit niche? Or perhaps you’re a PC gamer who is getting tired of the console ports of old PC titles? Or perhaps you think that we should be seeing some of the early PS4 launch titles make their way to PS+ -Killzone: Shadow Fall or Knack maybe? At least we’ve stopped expecting DriveClub PS+ Edition to ever actually happen.
Naturally, the other way of looking at the recent lineups, is that gamers are being shown a wider range of titles and are perhaps being introduced to titles that may have originally passed them by. Let’s face it, we’ll at least try any game that we can download for free from PSN and it’s to find the odd hidden gem in there. So fingers crossed you’ve been finding plenty to enjoy in recent months despite the lack of familiar names. Be sure to let us know what you think of the latest additions.