PS Plus vs. Xbox Games With Gold: Which Free Games Are Better (April 2019)?
Sony PS Plus
This month, The Surge headlines PS Plus’ freebie offering. This sci-fi Souls-like sets itself apart from other games in this pseudo-genre with a futuristic setting.
It makes a nice change from the tired gothic setting we’ve become used to, but don’t expect the same quality of level design, world-building, and attention to detail that you’d get in a FromSoftware game.
The Surge’s strength is in its combat, which is very sharp. It plays at a slightly faster pace than a Souls game, and the variety of weapons keep things interesting throughout the 30 hour or so campaign. The Surge is a copycat, certainly, but it isn’t a cookie-cutter — it’s worth checking out, even for Souls veterans.
Your other freebie title for the month is Conan Exiles. This gritty survival game was very rough around the edges when it first launched last year, but it’s developed a bit of a cult following.
Developer Funcom has continued to support the game with updates and DLC, fleshing out the experience with more story and content.
You can expect plenty of sex and violence throughout the narrative. The survival gameplay is solid, allowing for players to get really creative with how the approach crafting and building. The combat is also pretty satisfying and pacey, too.
You can play Conan Exiles in single-player or co-operative, but the game is clearly designed for its 40-player multiplayer experience.
PS Plus April:
- The Surge
- Conan Exiles