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PS Plus vs. Xbox Games with Gold: Which Free Games Win November?
This month’s PS Plus offerings for PS4 owners includes Worms Battlegrounds, which is the latest iteration of the iconic invertebrate deathmatch series. If you’ve played any of the Worms games before, Battlegrounds isn’t doing a great deal new beyond refining gameplay. Still, though, as always, it’s a heck of a lot of fun, and if you’re after a couch multiplayer experience or party game, look no further. New gameplay options include a fun new clan system and online features that expand its scope a little.
Bound is the other PS4 game available for download, an artistic 3D platformer that incorporates dance choreography as its central mechanic. It’s a beautifully animated game in which traversal feels really unique and elegant to control. And while it might not have the mega-budget production of last month’s PS Plus offerings, its inventiveness and unique gameplay make it absolutely worth checking out.
PSVR owners can enjoy Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, an on-rails spin-off of the popular and acclaimed story-driven adventure game for PS4. Really only Until Dawn in name, the roller-coaster experience is more reminiscent of a scary ride at the theme park than the original game. It’s even got a psychotic joker antagonist. Rush of Blood has had mixed reviews, but it’s still a fun VR experience with decent production standards.
If you’re still an active PS3 user, bullet hell side-scrolling shooter, R-Type Dimensions and party-fighting game Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic are the free-to-download games. Neither of these are especially standout titles, but their fast-paced gameplay should make for a fun weekend distraction if you haven’t already played them.
While over on PSVita, action-RPG Dungeon Punks and the first two episodes of the story-driven adventure game, Broken Sword 5 are available. These polar opposite titles provide a nice variety of grindy dungeon crawling and engaging storytelling, depending on your mood.