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PS Plus vs. Xbox Games With Gold: Which Free Games Win May
Just in case the Detroit: Become Human free demo wasn’t enough to whet your appetite for a new Quantic Dream interactive story, Sony is giving away the studio’s last game, Beyond: Two Souls, to get you in the mood. While it never quite built on the success of Heavy Rain as much as we would have liked, there’s still plenty to enjoy here if you’re a big fan of the genre. There are all the hair-raising split-second decisions and consequential choices that have the narrative branch off in different directions as you’d expect. The issue, however, is that Beyond Two Souls just isn’t as compelling a story as it might have been, and the game’s controls can be a little finicky at times.
The other PS4 PS Plus title is Rayman Legends, a complete change of pace from the measured gameplay of Beyond: Two Souls. This vibrant and charming platforming experience moves at lightning pace, and it really is one of the best indie side-scrollers out there, introducing new and unexpected ideas to a gameplay genre that’s as old as the hills. Rayman Legends was a smash-hit back when it launched in 2013, earning critical acclaim from multiple publications.
PS3 owners have a substantial RPG offering in Risen 3: Titan Lords. This swashbuckling pirate adventure features some decent sword-play and satisfying progression, but its dull story and frustrating boss battles weren’t well received by critics. There’s also some co-op action to be had in Eat Them, a game in which you smash your way through cities as a giant creature, Godzilla-style.
Over on Vita, there are two puzzle games in Furmins and Oddball, the latter of which is playable on PS3 and PS4 via cross-buy. Both games launched to fairly positive reviews and should prove an entertaining distraction while on the go.