Sony has announced which games will be free for PS Plus subscribers starting on October 6th. The lineup goes as follows:
Super Meat Boy, PS4, PS Vita
Broken Age, PS4, PS Vita
Unmechanical: Extended, PS4, PS3
KickBeat, PS3, PS Vita
Kung Fu Rabbit, PS3, PS Vita
Overall this is a solid list. The highlights are Super Meat Boy, a super hard fast paced platformer, and Broken Age, Tim Schafer’s latest point an click adventure. The less widely known games include: Unmechanical: Extended. Originally releasing on the iPhone, Unmechanical: Extended follows the journey of a helicopter trapped in strange and claustrophobic world.
On the PS3, Chariot has players assuming the roles of a princess and her suitor who have to transport their fathers’ casket through an arduous journey. KickBeat on the PS3 and PS Vita, combines the worlds of rhythm games and fighting games in a unique, new style of gameplay that has yet to be emulated. Finally, Kung Fu Rabbit is a 2D platformer available on the PS3 and PS Vita.
Personally, I think this list is very good. The reason I love Playstation Plus is because it introduces me to games that I never would have considered playing. It gives me an opportunity to flex my gaming muscles and try out genres that I may not be that knowledgeable of.
The only knock I have about this list is its lack of a horror title. With Halloween right around the corner, it is likely many gamers would be looking for a horror game to give them the heebie jeebies. I do not necessarily shame Sony for not giving us a AAA title such as The Evil Within, but it would have been nice to at least have a horror option for the Halloween season.
These games go live on October 6th! Be sure to grab September’s freebies before then!