Playstation Blog has now confirmed the titles that will be entering and leaving PS Plus Instant game collection for June, 2014. It looks to be the biggest month yet! With two games per platform now being made available (not including cross-buy) to all Playstation Plus subscribers, there has never been a better time to join up. Below are the confirmed titles for the month of June – enjoy!
Playstation 4 – PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate
The twinstick puzzle/exploration/shooter gets a full makeover for PS4. Including updated graphics, a higher frame rate and better resolution than the original – PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate combines the original game with its sequel in one incredible package. It will also share cross-save AND multiplayet with its PS Vita counterpart allowing you to take your game on the move or team up with a buddy via the handheld system.
It may not be to everyone’s taste and certainly those who have been hearing the ‘Knack’ rumours may be disappointed, but give PixelJunk Shooter a chance to impress you! It’s free!
Playstation 4 – Trine 2
The second of our PS4 titles this month is Atlus and Frozenbyte’s Trine 2 Complete Story.
Trine 2 is a game of action, puzzles and platforming where you take the role of one of three heroes who make their way through dangerous lands in a fairytale world. Play as either Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight or Zoya the Thief in a quest full of friendship, magic and even betrayal.
Averaging 84 on Metacritic and looking absolutely stunning, Trine 2 is an absolutely superb and surprising second freebie for the PS4.
Playstation 3 – NBA 2K14
The dominant force in videogame basketball for the last few years, the NBA 2K series has been highly praised for its increasingly life-like representation of the sport. With pretty much full licensing and endorsements aplenty, NBA 2K14 is a true sports sim and you can’t get much better if you’re a basketball fan (just ask those who bought NBA Live 14 instead…).
If you’re not a basketball fan, this may take a bit of getting used to as it’s a little more technical than NBA Jam was back in the day, but when a game looks this pretty, its worth getting to know (ok, not the best philosophy for life).
Playstation 3 – Lone Survivor
In their staunch support of indie games, Sony is bringing another indie title to the Instant Game Collection, this time in the form of Jasper Byrne’s Lone Survivor. The pixel-art inspired, 2D horror title is considered something of a masterful approach to the genre. A surprisingly haunting tale full of mystery, intrigue, whimsical characters and entertaining narration, Lone Survivor could easily be forgiven for a game aimed at a younger audience.
Buyer beware, there is more here to scare you than you may realise. All the hallmarks of a great survival horror are here including stealthy game play, scarce ammo and a flashlight with dodgy batteries!
Playstation Vita – Dragon’s Crown
From Vanillaware and Atlus comes Dragon’s Crown, an action, hack ’em up – inspired by retro classics like Golden Axe. Up to four players can battle through fantasy lands, fighting mystical foes on their way to retrieve the Dragon’s Crown, a legendary relic, from the forces of evil.
Choose one of six adventurers (a classic selection of fighter, amazon, wizard, elf, dwarf and sorceress) with different weapons and abilities to do battle with ogres, dragons or monsters as you combine magic, skills and swords to overcome your enemies. RPG elements allow you to upgrade your characters and improve your chances.
Playstation Vita – Surge Deluxe
Rounding out the Instant Game Collection this month is an addictive puzzler, Surge Deluxe. FuturLab’s block matching puzzler is intense, fast paced and frantic. Not something we normally expect from puzzle games, but this Vita exclusive nails it! If you’re looking for something a bit more upbeat than Bejeweled or Tetris, Surge Deluxe will yank you kicking and screaming into the future.
Try it, you might like it, then become addicted, then hate it, then love it. That’s usually the way of puzzlers!