Welcome back to our second PS Plus focused post! Available for download from the PS Store during September 2018 are:
The Destiny 2 base game continues in the same first person online multiplayer shooter fashion as the original. September 2018 marks 1 year post release of the sequel, with developer Bungie releasing frequent updates and improvements during this time.
Choose to play as a Titan, Warlock or Hunter; each class has core grenade and melee abilities that recharge over time. Further character development is obtained through subclasses which are unlocked during the game. Collect and equip armour and weapon upgrades as you progress through quests and take on more powerful enemies.
The cynic in me says the addition of Destiny 2 in this month’s PS Plus selection would be to cash in on the new ‘Forsaken’ expansion which released this month. Conveniently, players can save 10% on Expansion I and II for £15.29 on the PS Store which are both required to play the new DLC. Even for the new players to Destiny 2, there is plenty of content included in the vanilla base game.
I’ve always leaned towards preferring a story driven single player game, whilst Destiny 2 is entirely playable solo, you’ll get the best experience both from the gameplay and community aspect playing as part of a clan. If you’re a fan of sci fi FPS games, Destiny 2 is worthy of a download this month, otherwise it’s a bit lacking in entertainment.
God of War III Remastered
God of War III was originally released in 2010 for PS3, and was remastered for PS4 in 2015. The game features satisfying hack ‘n slash combat, quick time events and puzzles (including a rather tricky garden maze section) as you progress through the Ancient Greek inspired levels. Play as the Demigod Kratos, the ‘Ghost of Sparta’, and fight against a ‘Who’s Who’ of Greek Gods and mythical creatures, and upgrade your weapons and abilities. If you’ve never played any of the earlier God Of War games, this is as good a place as any to start. The original game still holds up well, though the remastered version has noticeably sharpened up the graphics.
The latest installment in the series which released in April 2018 saw ‘God of War‘ enter a new era featuring a Norse mythology setting. As of September 2018 it currently sits at No.3 on Metacritic’s highest rated PS4 games. Sony are no doubt attempting to drum up further interest in their latest release by including GOW III Remastered in this month’s PS Plus roster. If I’m honest, I think it’ll work!
God of War III Remastered is my pick for best PS Plus game of September 2018.
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (PS4 and PS Vita Crossbuy)
Originally released for the Amiga and Atari ST consoles in 1991, the 20th Anniversary Edition of Another World reintroduced the game to modern console and mobile platforms. The game features updated graphics, audio and three difficulty settings. Another World is a 2D action platformer where you control the main character Lester, a scientist who finds himself transported to an alien world. Trial and error is the first thing that stands out upon starting the game, be fully prepared to die and restart on a frequent basis until you figure out the correct sequences required to pass the obstables and enemies.
Another World is challenging enough to be rewarding, without being too frustrating. Thankfully, regular checkpoints are placed throughout the game which prevents too much repetition before returning to the tricky parts. I managed to complete the game in just under 2 hours, with a little help from a YouTube walkthrough. Worth a download if you’ve never played before, and an unexpected highlight of this month’s PS Plus selection.
Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut (PS4 and PS3 Crossbuy)
First person puzzle game developed by Toxic Games featuring physics based challenges and time trial events. The game has a ‘Portal’-esque feel to the environment and a subtle ambient soundtrack that really emphasises the ‘trapped in a cube structure’ in space setting. Fans of Portal and puzzle based games will enjoy Q.U.B.E
Sparkle 2 (PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Crossbuy)
Typical orb matching mobile puzzle game developed by 10tons Ltd. Geared towards more casual gamers, Sparkle is the low point of this month’s PS Plus games.
Foul Play (PS4 and PS Vita Crossbuy)
Foul Play is a side scrolling brawler developed by Mediatonic and released in 2013. Play as Baron Dashforth, a Daemon Hunting, Victorian gentleman sporting a fine moustache and top hat attire. Fight enemies in front of a theatre audience, chaining together combos and completing challenges to the crowd’s delight. The game features online and local co-op, and its definitely the type of game best enjoyed as a 2 player. Bonus points for the comedic dialogue throughout.
Here They Lie (PSVR) and Knowledge is Power (Playlink) return for yet another month as free PS Plus titles also.
Any predictions for next month’s lineup?
Previous PS Plus review posts available here.