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PS Plus vs. Xbox Games With Gold: Which Free Games Win April?
Another month, another impressive line-up from PS Plus. Following on from what was a tantalizing combination of Bloodborne and Ratchet and Clank last month, we’re yet again pleasantly surprised by a pretty decent headline game in April. Max Max might not have quite the same gravitas as Bloodborne, but it’s still a significant AAA open world action game that was well received upon its release back in 2015. For many, it’s likely a game that was ignored in favor of playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which launched on the exact same day. But now you’ve got a chance to experience the exciting vehicular combat and stunning spectacle of its post-apocalyptic desert world for the first time as a PS Plus freebie.
Elsewhere, Trackmania Turbo is your other PS4 title. The arcade racer boasts over 200 hundred different tracks in which you can push the pedal to the metal, as well as a track editor to custom build your own circuits. Multiplayer gamers will appreciate the split screen action or competitive online play to test their skills, and there’s also co-op if you’re wanting to take on challenges with a buddy. There’s actually a handy PSVR mode for those with the hardware to take advantage of it, too.
Over on PS3, In Space We Brawl and Toy Home are your two games. Neither are particularly highly regarded but there is plenty of multiplayer action to be enjoyed in both. In Space We Brawl, in particular, works superbly as a local co-op experience with four players.
If you’re still hanging onto Sony’s handheld, Vita owners get 99 Vidas and Q-Bert Rebooted, the latter of which supports Cross-Buy with PS4 and PS3. 99 Vidas is a 2D fighting game heavily inspired by 90s classics like Double Dragon, while Q-Bert is a modernized version of the classic puzzle arcade games. It’s not a hugely exciting lineup, but fans of retro gaming will likely enjoy these two.