We’ve reached the end of the line for PS3 and PS Vita games on PS Plus – from this point on Sony are only continuing free PS Plus games for PS4.
Here is our whistlestop tour of February’s PS Plus games:
Up first for PS4 is the 2016 entry in the Hitman series. Thankfully, Square Enix managed to follow up the poorly received Hitman: Absolution with a Hitman game returning to its former glory. Fans and critics were slightly mixed on the decision for the developers to release the game in an episodic format, however we’ve been given all six episodes to play through.
The Hitman games all follow a pretty basic premise; control Agent 47 and assassinate the target as directed by your employer. In this particular entry of the series, Hitman allows for huge amounts of replayability due to the open approach to level design and varied opportunities for our favourite bald headed assassin to dispose of his targets. Fancy a well timed shot with a sniper rifle? or perhaps a stealthier approach is your ideal style – poison the target’s food disguised as a chef and slip away before the guards have been alerted.
With a good mix of stealth and action elements, Hitman is a worthy addition to your game library. The most recent game in the Hitman series, Hitman 2, was released in December 2018.
Second up is Ubisoft’s 2017 release, For Honor. An in depth, immersive combat game that is simple enough to learn, difficult to master.
Select between Knights, Vikings or Samurai, and heroes within these factions, each with their own fighting styles and attributes. You really need to pay attention to your enemies movements and attacks, matching your stance to deflect and dodge their blows. A button bashing, melee fighter this is not. Prepare for lots of frustration….
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot
We’ve rounded off the PS3’s run of PS Plus games on a pretty decent ending. Konami’s 2008 entry in the long running series sits proudly with some of the highest ratings of all the Metal Gear games.
Chronologically, Guns of the Patriots is one of the final games in the Metal Gear timeline. Play as returning protaganist Solid Snake in an attempt to assasinate Liquid Snake, with all the steath and combat you’d expect thrown in.
Divekick is a 2D fighter that cuts out all other nonsense and gets back to basics. It’s all about timing and quick reaction to defeat the opponent. One button to jump, one button to propel forward and kick. No analogue or D-pad movement here. Simple, but it just works.
Divekick would make for a great arcade party game amongst friends.
Our previous PS Plus reviews can be found here.