However you feel about Sony’s monthly offering of free games courtesy of their PlayStation Plus service, it will be hard to deny that we’re getting at least one massive treat this month.
Current gen players, you’re pretty much getting the cream of the crop. Journey (originally released on PS3) has been remastered for the PS4 and now you don’t have to pay a cent for it. Highly praised for its gorgeous visuals and beautiful soundtrack Journey is truly a gem. It won’t take long to beat, but you’ll want to play it over and over. Journey is the closest thing gaming has to poetry.
While Harkyn looks very Kratos-ish, Lords of the Fallen is more akin to Dark Souls. As Harkyn tries to end the war between gods and humans, you’ll need to think carefully about loot, customisation and which class you choose. Every choice matters and every encounter shapes the rest of the game so uh, try not to rage too much.
PlayStation 3 gamers can pick up Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (more like The Forgotten Game, am I right?). Set between The two Thrones and Warrior Within, The Forgotten Sands was an underrated title that was swept under the rug after last gens big trilogy. It utilises a different art style but still contains fluent combat and platforming like its predecessors.
Datura sees you waking up in an ambulance and being forced to explore a forest around you to find out what happened. It’s a creepy experience and if you still have a Move, it can be played with that.
Recipient of a tonne of awards, Badland is free this month on Vita. And because of cross-play, you can also grab it on PS3 and PS4. It looks like Flappy Bird and Limbo had a baby and this was the result. Its stunning, it’s malevolent and now you can see why it’s been so highly praised.
Amnesia: Memories is inspired by the Anime of the same name. You play as a female, who must develop relationships with certain based on suits in a card deck. Each one is different and opens up new routes and replayability.
These new games will be available tomorrow morning so now is your last chance to pick up August’s games.