Sony PS Plus
Now that Sony has dropped its support for PS3 and PS Vita titles, we’ve only the two PS4 games to talk about. I guess that means they don’t so much headline the selection anymore as they do comprise its entirety…
Nevertheless, PS Plus’ ‘free game’ selection for May isn’t a bad one, though it isn’t plush with the AAA games that many subscribers will undoubtedly want to see. What they get instead is What Remains of Edith Finch and Overcooked, two superb games that stand beside some of the best titles in their respective (and polar opposite) genres.
What Remains of Edith Finch was very well received by critics when it launched back in 2017. In particular, its use of clever puzzle mechanics and exploration gameplay to bring to life each of its poignant mini-stories presented as an anthology of Edith’s family. These mysterious, sometimes eerie tales flesh out a wider plot about the tragedy of the family and the strange circumstances surrounding their deaths.
Overcooked, meanwhile, couldn’t represent a more different experience. A frantic co-operative puzzle game, Overcooked charges you with cooking up various recipes for hungry customers in some of the most dangerous and downright poorly designed kitchens ever built! It’s an absolute blast playing with friends, though be warned: hysterical laughter can quickly turn to friendship-testing rage as you desperately try and coordinate your culinary skills.
PS Plus Games (May)
- What Remains of Edith Finch