Free game time again folks.
PlayStation played an absolute blinder in March and left themselves with a fairly tough act to follow, so, how have they done in April?
Well, probably not quite as well, but hey, free’s free, right!? Plus, there’s still a little som’thin’ som’thin for just about everybody, so, without further ado, here’s what’s on offer for April 2015…..
Tower of Guns (PS4/PS3)
Developed by Terrible Posture Games, Tower of Guns is a First-Person-Shooter set in, strangely enough, a tower of guns. With randomly generated levels, and with players needing to clear various arenas in order to progress up said tower, Tower of Guns has been described as a “lunchbreak Experience” – lasting one to two hours. However, thanks to the random generation thing, and aided by the addictive gameplay, there’s plenty of replayability in ToG – either at lunchtime, or, you know, whenever.
Aaru’s Awakening (PS4/PS3)
Aaru’s Awakening is an exquisite-looking, hand drawn 2D action platformer, developed by Lumenox Games. As Aaru, a mythical beasty-whatsit, players will embark upon a quest to defend Aaru’s world from an encroaching darkness. With the ability to both teleport and charge, Aaru’s Awakening is old-school platforming goodness with a modern twist and, as you’d expect, it’s a formula that could well prove quite addictive.
Developed by Upper One Games, and published by E-Line Media, Never Alone is an “atmospheric puzzle-platformer” inspired by Alaskan Indigenous folklore. Beautiful and stylish, players must switch between Nuna and her Arctic fox companion in order to overcome the various challenges that await them on their quest. Praised for its style, narrative and cultural references, Never Alone manages to be entertaining, educational and visually impressive – in short, well worth a look. Check out our review here.
Initially released back in 2012, Dishonored is a stealth/action/adventure game set in the plague-ridden city of Dunwall. As Corvo Attano, a former bodyguard framed for the murder of the Empress of the Isles, players must undertake assassination missions – using stealth, combat, or a mixture of both. Praised for the freedom and tactical openness of these missions, and picking up a host of awards (including a BAFTA for Best Game), Dishonored is well worth a look if you haven’t already played it.
Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita)
Killzone Mercenary serves up all the fun of the Killzone Universe, but in a handy, portable way that will allow you get your First-Person-Shooting on anytime, anywhere. Add onto that some pretty cool features that only the Vita can accommodate, and you’ve got yourself a fairly fun little set-up as you (playing as Arran Danner) embark upon your mercenary career. This was one of the first games I played on the Vita, and the graphics, gameplay and mechanics left me very impressed with both the game, and with what the Vita could do. Again, well worth a look if you haven’t already played it. See also: free.
MonsterBag (PS Vita)
Finally this month, we have MonsterBag for the PS Vita. You play as a Monster Bag (obviously) who’s been forgotten by his owner, and must make the perilous journey to be reunited with her once more. It might look all cute and colourful, but there’s a dark side to MonsterBag, and a whole world of trouble waiting for you out there. Mixing tricky puzzles, punishing boss fights, and accidentally-starting-an-apocalypse type pitfalls (we’ve all been there) – MonsterBag will require you to bring your A game if you hope to survive.
So, there you have it – your free games for April 2015. Enjoy!