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PS Plus vs. Xbox Games With Gold: Which Free Games Win June
It’s another really strong showing from Sony again this month with its PS Plus free game selection. The brilliant turn-based strategy game XCOM 2 headlines the offering on PS4, and if you’ve never tried a game from this revered series, we very much recommend you pop this one in your library. With its focus on variety and replayability, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Enemy Unknown improves on its predecessor in almost every way. The same exceptional tactical combat has added depth, the map design is superb, and there’s a solid narrative that keeps you invested. You could easily lose hundreds of hours in XCOM 2.
The second PS4 title is also a critically well-received title. Trials Fusion is an enduro motocross game that is among the best in the series, and even if you’re not interested in motorbiking, you’ll absolutely love this unique spin on what is essentially a hybrid action-puzzle-platform experience. It’s demanding and requires careful precision, but it’s also thrilling and entertaining to play regardless of your experience in the genre. Everything feels super tight and precise, and with dozens of challenging tracks that beg you to keep re-running them to best your high score, there’s almost endless replayability.
Elsewhere, users of Sony’s last generation machine can enjoy Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, a third-person tactical shooter that has a reasonably solid single-player campaign to enjoy as well as some fun co-op. There’s also Zombie Driver HD Complete Edition if you’re in the mood to plow through hordes of undead from the comfort of a moving vehicle. Zombie Driver HD never really gets a great deal more complicated than smashing into zombies and buildings, and using score points to upgrade your vehicle and do it all over again, but it’s dumb, gory fun that’s entertaining enough.
Fans of the Vita can look forward to Squares, a puzzle reflex game, and Atomic Ninjas, a downloadable title from Grip Games that sees you and up to three other ninjas do battle in various arenas. Neither of these titles can be played on PS4 or PS3 via cross-buy this time around, sadly. And there isn’t a new free VR experience to be had in June.