Sony has rolled out this month’s free games for PlayStation Plus, and they include an intriguing storytelling experiment and one that’ll make you want to throw your controller out the window. Let’s see what’s what!
Until Dawn (PS4)
Sony’s tribute to teen slasher movies seems, at first, a bit of a cheesy game, but once you start playing, you discover it’s an intriguing narrative experiment from horror iconoclast Larry Fessenden. You know the plot already: horny teens, ski lodge, no power, masked killer. It’s uncovering the full story, and the paths you can take to get there, that make it a lot of fun.
Game Of Thrones (PS4)
Alternately, you can discover how much it sucks to be a minor noble in Telltale’s take on the murdery TV franchise. Telltale’s mechanics and writing do mesh well with the giant multimedia franchise, don’t get us wrong, but basically the entire story is about how this family of lumberjacks basically gets completely bulldozed and discovers everything sucks. It’s well-done, but since you can’t exactly give Ramsay Bolton the nice thorough murdering he so richly deserves, for example, it’s a bit narratively incomplete.
Tokyo Jungle (PS3)
Easily one of the most gleefully weird video games Sony has ever put out, Tokyo Jungle follows animals through a wrecked Tokyo as they feed, mate, and try to figure out why all the humans left. It’s… unique, let’s put it that way, and definitely worth at least one playthrough.
Darkstalkers Resurrection (PS3)
It’s a Capcom fighter. You pick a monster and beat up other wildly colorful hand-drawn monsters in equally colorful environments. Really it’s almost endearing, but it’s a heck of a lot of fun.
What are you excited to play? Let us know in the comments!