A new batch of free PlayStation Plus games has been revealed for avid gamers to enjoy including a game that achieved a near 90 percent score on a popular review website. A total of six games were announced with two titles each for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the PS Vita platforms. Sony PS4 owners seem like they’ll have a few good titles to check out if they haven’t already.
According to a report from Forbes, the games Atomic Ninjas and Squares will be made available for the handheld PS Vita console. Zombie Driver HD and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be the games offered for the PlayStation 3. Meanwhile, PlayStation 4 gamers can use Trials Fusion and XCOM 2 as their PlayStation Plus free games. The latter of these games received a score of 87 percent on Metacritic.
That game, XCOM 2, is the second game in the rebooted X-COM series. The game involves the player commanding a military organization as a resistance force trying to fight off the alien occupation of the planet. The game was released for both PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One back in September 2016. There was also an expansion pack released called XCOM 2: War of the Chosen.
X COM 2 was nominated as “Game of the Year” at several awards shows that year and received high reviews from the likes of GameSpot, Game Informer, PC Gamer, and IGN. The game also ended up being ranked at No. 13 on the best PlayStation 4 games of 2016 so it’s certainly one to check out on the PlayStation Plus.
The other title being offered for free on PlayStation 4 is Trials Fusion. It gained a score of 79 percent via Metacritic. The platform racing game was released back in 2014 on the PS4 and involves guiding a motorcyclist through observed trials with all sorts of obstacles along their course. The game received generally positive reviews with most at the 8 out of 10 or higher level for sites like IGN, GameSpot, and Game Informer.
Subscribers to Sony’s PlayStation Plus program are rewarded with several free games every month, and they now know what games will be provided in February after the list of six games was announced today. All six games can be downloaded for free starting on Tuesday, February 6. They must be downloaded before the beginning of March if you want them in your video game collection
The biggest game being offered for free on PS Plus in February is “Knack.” The cartoon platformer was originally released when the PS4 launched in 2013, so this is a great way for newer PS4 owners to pick up a game they may have missed. “Knack” may have a weak story and a few other flaws, but it still a very fun family-friendly game.
PS4 owners will also get the opportunity to download “Rime” and “Grand Kingdom” in February. “Rime” is one of the most beautiful games of its generation, so it is worth your time even if you are not a big fan of puzzle games. “Grand Kingdom” is a Japanese role-playing game that forces you to use precise tactics to take down the enemies. Thanks to cross-play, you will also be able to enjoy “Grand Kingdom” on the PS Vita.
The other three games offered in February are only available on Sony’s older devices. If you still have a PS3 handy, then you can add “Spelunker HD” and “Mugen Souls Z” to your collection. “Spelunker HD” is a high definition remake of the popular platformer that was released on the Atari in 1983. “Mugen Souls Z” will satisfy most RPG fans, but everyone else will likely find the game to be extremely shallow. The 2D adventure game “Exile’s End” will also be available for the PS Vita next week.
Breaking Bad is returning, but not to television. The cult television series about high school chemistry professor Walter White’s decent into a life of crime is gaining a second life as a virtual reality experience. The new endeavor is not going to be a mere downloaded app. Series creator Vince Gilligan is working with Sony PlayStation to craft an interactive virtual reality live-action 360 experience.
Although the project is being crafted through a venture with a video game giant, the new project is not intended to be a video game. Of course, PlayStation has expanded beyond engaging strictly in video game play.
Sony Interactive Entertainment would handle the creation of the virtual reality series, but the project would air on PlayStation Vue, the company’s streaming service.
Breaking Bad could be the perfect project for Sony PlayStation’s entertainment programming division. The audience for the series likely skews older than a large number of video game fans. The intriguing concept of a continuation of the series might draw in a significant number of subscribers who otherwise would not be interested in PlayStation Vue.
Eventually, the series would find its way to DVD and Blu-ray, which creates additional marketing streams beyond the PlayStation Vue airings. In time, the streaming series should turn up on a “regular” channel when the need for programming arises many years down the road.
Such conjecture is getting far ahead of the current situation with the planned series. Very little news about the specifics of the series have been released. No word exists on whether or not stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are going to appear in the new series. Honestly, it would be difficult to fathom how the series would succeed without their presence. And what would be the timeline of the series? Will it present a storyline that took place during the events of the series?
Fans are going to learn the answers in time. Odds are the new VR series positively won’t disappoint.