Happy news for the PlayStation gamers, though Sony took its own sweet time to announce what would be coming to the PlayStation Plus game library this month. The good reason is there is a ton of stuff coming up, especially for those who own PlayStation 4. But of course, there are free games on for other PlayStation systems including PS3 and PS Vita.
Games for PlayStation 4:
* Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ‘n’ Tasty!
From the developer Just Add Water, comes the reboot of the 1997 PlayStation game Oddword: Abe’s Oddysee. The new title New ‘n’ Tasty label, is a re-crafted take on the classic platformer. Players control a Mudokon named Abe, in the land of Oddworld. Reception of the remake has been very good, with the game getting an 84 Metascore and 8.3 User Score on metacritic. The game normally retails for $24.99 on the PlayStation Store.
* Valiant Hearts: The Great War
The second game up for this month Valiant Hearts: The Great War, comes from developer Ubisoft Montpellier, and tells the story of four characters and a canine companion during World War I, but through a puzzle adventure game. It features a similar, yet distinct, visual style as compared to another Ubisoft game, Child of Light. Ubisoft’s creation scores a 77 Metascore, and 8.2 User Score on metacritic, and normally sells for $14.99.
Games for PlayStation 3:
* Papa & Yo
The PlayStation 3 gets access to Papo & Yo, which is a fantasy adventure and puzzle game from developer Minority. First released in August 2012, this game is set in Brazil, and control the main character Quico, who is a young boy who has run away from home. During the game, Quico meets Monster, a giant who can be used to assist solving puzzles throughout the levels. It scores a 72 Metascore, but higher 8.2 User Score on metacritic, and normally retails for $9.99.
* Sherlock Holmes – Crimes and punishment
From developer Frogwares comes another tale of the classic detective Sherlock Homes. This single-player investigative game takes place in, well London of course. It was released at the end of September 2014, and contains six cases for the player to investigate. The PS4 version scored a 73 Metascore, and 7.5 User Score on metacritic, so reviews have been a bit mixed. This new take on Sherlock Holmes normally sells for $49.99, so even though the reviews have been mixed, this is a fairly new game up for grabs.
Games for PlayStation Vita:
* OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
Developer Roll7 created this sequel to the original OlliOlli which came out at the beginning of 2014. The new version was released very recently. The PS Vita version is not yet available on Metacritic, but the PS4 version does have a Metascore of 83 with ten reviews so far. The original was well received, so if yu love challenging skateboard games, you’ll want to check this out. OlliOlli2 normally retails at $14.99 and is also available for the PS4 with this promotion.
Developer Dynamighty created this side-scrolling stealth game, set in an alternate version of the Cold War. It focuses on rogue spy agency C.O.U.N.T.E.R, which keep the world’s superpowers in check. It was released in August 2014, and to mixed reviews, with the Vita version only receiving 70 Metascore and 7.0 User Score and the PS4 version scoring bit less. Love it or hate it, the good news is that Sony is offering this $14.99 game as cross buy for all platforms during this promotion.
New members can get a 14-day trial of Playstation Plus for free. After that, the service will set you back $10 a month, or you can sign up for a three-month subscription for $18, or one year for $50.
Meanwhile on the gaming front, some Xbox One users are getting a new perk — on-demand movies and TV shows from Time Warner Cable. The cable giant on Wednesday announced an agreement with Microsoft to bring its TWC TV app to the Xbox One.