PlayStation Plus Games Roundup – Robot Friends and Branded Dirtbikes
Every month Sony Interactive Entertainment reveals their PlayStation Plus Free Game lineup, an exclusive offer to those that subscribe to their online membership. Players part of this membership, called PlayStation Plus, are entitled to two (sometimes more!) free games that are theirs to keep so long the members retain their subscription.
As this once a month holiday rolls around, we here at Noisy Pixel decided to break down each new title coming to PlayStation Plus every month, so you know what you’re getting yourself into before you even start downloading!
Let’s get started!
This one I’m actually excited about because it’s a game that I actually played in this amazing yet unholy time where great games are coming out at such a rate that it is impossible to play all of them. Anyways, Titanfall 2 is a fast-paced first-person shooter from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order developer Respawn Entertainment, with EA publishing. As you can guess, a title from Respawn is sure to please. With an 87 average on Open Critic, most critics reference the game’s polished experience and an added campaign that was welcomed with open arms.
Speaking of the campaign, it stars Jack Cooper, an aspiring Titan Pilot that is being trained by Captian Tai Lastimosa. After some simulated running courses and “let’s get a beer after this” line that foreshadows certain doom, the team is ambushed by the mercenary group called the Apex Predators. In his last breath, Captian Lastimosa transfers ownership of Titan BT-7274 to Cooper and the two go on a hilarious buddy-cop adventure to complete a special assignment to save the world. Okay maybe that second part isn’t completely true but you get it.
Titanfall 2 is a great pick for PS Plus, it has a great multiplayer and a single-player mode that doesn’t disappoint. And it is a great show of pedigree for Respawn if already bought Star Wars, that way you can also grab Apex Legends for free and spend the holiday weekend playing three games for a timeline of increasing talent from the studio.
Fun Fact: After Modern Warfare 2, Vince Zampella and Jason West decided to open their own studio under EA’s Partners program. When Activision caught wind of this, they set to motion the infamous lawsuit between them and the pair, when Zampella and West were fired for insubordination and withheld millions of dollars in royalties from Call of Duty’s massive success. When the case settled in 2012, the terms were set to strictly confidential but what wasn’t confidential was Jason West’s smile when walking out of the courthouse
Monster Energy Supercross — The Official Videogame
The Next game is a bit of a unique one. We have Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame from Milestone Srl. The dirtbike racer boasts official bikes, tracks, and riders from the real-life competition, and you would hope so with a title like that. With a 67 average on Metacritic, the higher end of reviews speak on the game’s dynamic physics to wet or dry dirt changes the way players tackle tracks, while critics mention the load times and twitchy handling on some of the bikes.
There isn’t much of a story to Supercross but the game’s career mode takes players through both 250sx and 450sx classes, whatever that means. But I was surprised to see a lot of customization for the rider and bike that carries over to the online aspects of the game.
The second column in and I’m already faced with a title that’s a bit confusing to why it is on the PS Plus Free Games. The best I can make of Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame is it’s a big interactive ad for Supercross 3 coming out February 2020 and Milestone must be very excited for it to come out. as for why you should play it, it has an online component that should make for a good time with friends since you all have PS Plus and tons of time to kill, right?
Fun Fact: Not only is Monster Energy Supercross not the only racing game that Milestone Srl has done, but it also is not the only sponsored racing game. Milestone develops a ton of games based on Gran Prix Motorcycle Racing, Motocross Gran Prix and World Rally Championship. Plus a few original games like Ride and Gravel. These people love racing.
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