Sony PS Plus
Sony’s PS Plus lineup in August is a return to form for the service, with Wipeout Omega Collection and Sniper Elite 4 “free” for subscribers.
Following Studio Liverpool’s closure in 2010, it looked as though the Wipeout franchise was dead and buried, but the Omega Collection has brought it back in a big way. Swedish developer EPSOS’ first crack at the iconic futuristic arcade racer was a very solid effort, indeed.
If you’re not up to speed, Wipeout was a big noise back in the PS One days. It was the go-to couch racer for many a college kid, loved for its cool sci-fi vehicles and awesome mix of intense racing and combat. The Omega Collection is a remaster of the first two games, and the graphics are absolutely stunning.
It’s great to see Sniper Elite 4 on PS Plus as it’s a franchise that could probably benefit from the exposure. Although longstanding, the Sniper Elite series has never really enjoyed the popularity of other AAA shooters, presumably because it’s not the action-packed sort of experience that typically dominates the mainstream.
But if you’ve been curious before then now is your chance. What you’ll find is an absorbing third-person stealth-action experience set in WW2 with a campaign that offers surprising diversity, and there’s plenty of competitive action in its multiplayer mode too.
PS Plus Games (August)
- WipEout: Omega Collection
- Sniper Elite 4