PS Plus vs. Xbox Games With Gold: Which Free Games Are Better (December 2018)?
Sony PS Plus
Sony’s PS Plus freebies stack up pretty well this December, with SOMA your headline PS4 title. The first-person horror game plays a bit more like an atmospheric thriller akin to Alien Isolation than it does something like Outlast. The gameplay is measured, the ambiance tense and the setting is really quite striking. It’s the sort of harrowing tale that’ll you ponder long after rolling credits.
Onrush is your other PS4 title, an entertaining online vehicular combat game from the makers of Dirt and Grid. The fast-paced arcade gameplay and a plethora of customization options and various modes make for a fun and content-packed experience.
Over on PS3, Sterenden and Steins Gate comprise the lineup this month. The first is a tricky side-scroller with a pixelated aesthetic, while Steins Gate is a critically acclaimed visual novel that definitely deserves your attention.
Iconoclasts and Papers, Please come to PS Vita, although they’re also playable on PS4 thanks for cross-buy. The former, in particular, is well worth a look. The pixelated action-platformer Iconoclasts reviewed very well at launch and is certainly one of the better retro-inspired indie titles to come out in recent times.
- SOMA (PS4)
- Onrush (PS4)
- Steredenn (PS3)
- Steins;Gate (PS3)
- Iconoclasts (PS Vita + PS4)
- Papers, Please (PS Vita)