PlayStation Plus Free Games of April

Tom walks us through the free games of April for PlayStation Plus users.

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thebastardsword
thebastardsword

Mercenary Kings is great.  It's really fun to play with the wife, but a couple of complaints I have are that there is no option to play local co op with split screen off, I guess its nice to have the freedom to go where you want if the other player isnt ready, but if one player dies too much its mission over for both... It can be frustrating cuz my wife is a noob at these type of games, and if I'm not near her she dies pretty fast.  It is way more fun than frustrating tho, and I guess it makes the game more of a challenge. since it does seem to be a little too easy going solo so far.

I really love Paul Robertson's work, Game looks beautiful for a retro style game. Anyways Im gonna get back to playing :)

SajaTo
SajaTo

Are these free games forever or only the corresponding month.

DigiOps944
DigiOps944

@SajaTo They have a time limit of when you can "purchase" them, but you can always go through the transaction process and not download it if you're hurtin' for HDD space. I usually go to the SEN website, "purchase" the free games, and let them sit in my download list if I don't want to download them right away.

unforgivensheep
unforgivensheep

Sorry but Mickey's Castle of Illusion is not free. Unless PSN isn't updated fully !! Shows up 14.99 and Demo is free!! .

DigiOps944
DigiOps944

@unforgivensheep Games are free throughout the course of the month, not all at the beginning. This week, its Mercenary Kings and Arkham City. Next week they'll make another one free and so on.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

man i LOVE PS+. You can basically get your monies worth back within a month or two.

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

i like your pronunciation of bollocks Tom, very good attempt.

j_kizi
j_kizi

I swear us gamers can be the hardest group of people to satisfy. Seriously, how are people complaining about this. PS+ is a great deal. Lets be honest, gaming is an expensive hobby, we buy consoles for $300+, we invest in quite a bit of money to upgrade our PC (don't give me that BS that you can get a decent gaming rig for $300, setting up a gaming rig is costly, at least where I live) so why is $60 a year, for a good chunk of free games every month, getting so much hate? Fine its a "rental" service. So is Netflix, but you don't see people whining about that. But if $60 is expensive to some people (I understand people have different budgets) then fine, there are a bunch of awesome free to play games out there. Everyone wins..... I think...... Let's all just relax.

akassassin11
akassassin11

Anyone ragging PS+ in here is simply jealous.. gtfover yourselves.

DigiOps944
DigiOps944

A PS4 game worth playing with couch co-op? I'm so down.

disneyskate
disneyskate

Ign needs to stop making everything a video. Not only is it lazy but I'm usually on here on the go casually browsing gaming news and it's really annoying when I don't have the data to watch videos.

disneyskate
disneyskate

Gamespot* sorry ive been on ign a lot lately XD

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

I can't believe how fast they took down Metro Last Night but Payday 2 is still up.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

It's not free when it comes as part of a paid membership.

kvally
kvally

@gf61 @youre_a_sheep  But this isn't a video about games with gold. This is about PSN+ rental games. But since you brought up gold, at least we get to keep those after we don't subscribe.

gf61
gf61

@kvally @gf61@youre_a_sheep GwG is years late to the party. If xbl didn't feel threatened by PS+ it wouldn't exist. Speaking of XBL you don't subscribe part of your 360 game doesn't work, "hey you can still buy content". How you like paying to be spammed by advertisements?

You pay M$, advertisers pay M$, marketing pays M$. The sale of  your personal data alone pays for your online, now its even used to replace AI in games "TitianFall".

Have fun with those political adds!

Merseyak
Merseyak

im selling my ps4 next gen consoles are going to be a joke your basically not going to see an original dedicated game for either just indie crap waste of the machines power

disneyskate
disneyskate

Dude, it came out less than HALF A YEAR AGO. Give developers time, idiot. It's your fault for buying it at launch.

taker254isback
taker254isback

that's right everyone with PS+, waste your precious HDD space with these old a$$ games.

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

@nl_skipper It's a precious commodity, duncha know. We should all start mining for HDD space. 


How I mine for HDD space, gais? How I mine for HDD space...

DigiOps944
DigiOps944

@kvally @DigiOps944@taker254isbackTin foil hat wearers think seagate and sony are in cahootz now? Please. No one forced me to do it. I could have just as easily deleted old games. I just like having a 90+ digital library instantly on hand. :D

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

@taker254isback  Games I never played. I have a mortgage, bills and general upkeep of a house to maintain. Screw this $60 a game bs.

DigiOps944
DigiOps944

@taker254isback Good thing you can upgrade the HDD on a PS3 and PS4 without voiding the warranty. Sure am glad I a dropped a TB into it. :)

Chronologo
Chronologo

Batman AC is an awesome game, but PS+ games have been going a bit downhill these last months compared to last year. Still they offer better games than XBL gold.

drpep14
drpep14

the ps4 hasn't really had a next gen free game yet. these are cold months

GunEye
GunEye

Damn what a disappointment. This is your great lineup of games?

And only 1 PS4 game? and its not even PS4 worthy. I mean it might as well be a vita/ps3 game.

Anyway, I was really looking forward to finally subscribe to PS+ but I guess I will have to wait again, until some good games are out on the PS+....


jeremiah06
jeremiah06

@GunEye  There are only like 5 ps4 games to begin with and they all just came out... What do you expect? There's enough free shit on ps4 to tide you over until something you want to purchase come out...

drwhoiscool
drwhoiscool

So many people here saying the games aren't free.  Hey.  I used to be one of those people.  I got a 1 year free with my Vita so I activated it.  So With my PS3, Vita, PS4 and PSP, I get at the bare minimum 1 free game to play every single week for 96 cents a week.  If your going to complain about games that cost less then $1.00 , say there not free & people are stupid for subscribing...  well...  nobody really wants to read your ridiculous comments.  Keep buying your brand new games for $65 a pop & be happy with your self.  Except for the 3-4 must haves, I'll wait a bit & save $.  I'm a changed gamer.  (pc games are still better)

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

@Warlord_Irochi

I actually thought he had a pretty good argument...but whatever.

PS+ does offer a good deal with their games. True, if you're going to be technical then you can't really call it "free". But it is for those who were going to buy PS+ anyways so they can play PS4 games online.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@drwhoiscool Only a fool pays $65 for games on a regular basis.  They routinely come down to around $40 on sale within 2-3 months after release.

If you pay for something, it's not free.  Anyone with even a third grade education should be able to see that.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@drwhoiscoolFree, they are not. A great deal, yes. But...

"well...  nobody really wants to read your ridiculous comments.  Keep buying your brand new games for $65 a pop & be happy with your self."

1. We don't want to read your self-entitlement either. It's also quite annoying.
2. It gets even more annoying when that person's orthography is the one from a 9 y/o kid

Lhomity
Lhomity

@youre_a_sheep @drwhoiscool Nothing is really free. Everything has a price - be it money or some kind of action/effort.


The games are "free" as part of a service, as long as one does not over-analyze and pick at minor details. Freedom itself, as we know it in this world, isn't really freedom by definition. It's privilege.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

It is so funny how people love these side scrolling games. I can only think these people are too young to know that at one point that was the only type of games there were. I doubt I will ever play another one. I played two generations of consoles that only(mostly) had sidescrolling games or top down games. I'm in the 21st century I will not be going back to the 20th.

Vividnightmare
Vividnightmare

@spartanx169x Some people also just legitimately enjoy side scrollers and other such classic formats. Thinking a design concept is out dated in gaming is sideways, because design concepts are always being renewed in gaming. Little Big Planet is a side scroller but is obviously in an entirely different world than classic mario or sonic.

drwhoiscool
drwhoiscool

@spartanx169x I'm in my mid 30s & I play all games.  If they are fun, they are fun.  There are more verities in 2D platforms then in there are 3D FPS.

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

@spartanx169x  

My late 20's here and I gotta say that I enjoy the nostalgic feeling of a good "side scroller" every now and then. True I don't usually get as immersed in them as with the modern 3D games (with the exception of LBP....love that game). But they do offer a nice change in pace!

RedWave247
RedWave247

@spartanx169x  Not every game needs to be the same view point. That'd be like saying every novel needs to be in first person narrative. Or every film needs to be in black and white.

Every game does not need to be the same. Sometimes, I enjoy a side-scroller. Sometimes, I enjoy an FPS. Sometimes, I enjoy a top-down view ala Gauntlet or Hotline Miami.

There's no need to pigeon hole every game into the same style.

jakesnakeel
jakesnakeel

@spartanx169x  A lot of people don't like first person shooters.  I'm not sure what is defined as '21st century'.  I played lots of fps in the 20th century, also lots of rpgs and scrollers.  I guess the entire hobby is forever stuck