Sampling Games on PSN
I absolutely love trying new games! If you're a PS Plus subscriber on Playstation Network you get to try a lot of them.
Every month they give PS Plus subscribers access to a new set of six free games. Two each for PS4, PS Vita, and PS3. I always make sure to "purchase" (for free) all of them through their online portal even if I don't want to download them right away. That way I can play them any time I want in the future, as long as my PSN account is active.
It's a great way to sample games I wouldn't normally try. Sometimes they fall flat, but they're free games so who am I to complain?
On top of that, occasionally they'll just give away free games to anyone on PSN. This weekend you can snag Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare on PS4, Need for Speed Most Wanted on PS Vita, and Mirror's Edge on PS3. All of them are free. You just need to jump onto PSN and claim your copies before the weekend is over even if you don't have PS Plus.
The PSN games for the month came out a few days ago as well. Last night I tried Titan Attacks, Secret Ponchos, and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Titan Attacks was one that fell flat. It's a bad space invaders clone. Secret Ponchos was initially intriguing but after a few rounds I knew it wasn't a game for me. Although, if you're into multiplayer twin stick shooters you might want to give it a chance. The real surprise was Injustice: Gods Among Us.
I'm usually not a fan of fighting games except for Smash Bros. Injustice: Gods Among Us is a straight up DC superhero fighting game and not something I would typically even look at. It feels a lot like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. Usually I'll play a fighting game like that for about fifteen minutes, get bored, and never come back to it. But last night I played Injustice: Gods Among Us for a good three or four hours after I put my kids to bed. It's incredibly polished for a fighting game.
Mostly it was a ton of fun to make superheroes wail on each other. And the interactive environments let you do sweet things like pick up a car and throw it at your opponent.
Like most fighting games, I'm sure I'll be done with it for good in the next day or two. But that's ok.
The awesome thing is that I got this game for free and I'm having fun with it. It's a game I never would have picked up on my own, but I found it thanks to PS Plus.
I wish there were more ways to explore fun games for free. I'm always looking for a new experience.