Free Games Of PlayStation Plus April 2015 Revealed

Not the best month for the service, but there are definitely some sweet games for everyone to check out.

Sony has revealed the free games that gamers will be able to download next month as part of the company’s PlayStation Plus service. As always, everyone will be able to download several free games that span the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, ranging from big hits to indie titles.

The selection this month isn’t quite as strong as previous months for the service, but there are definitely some games here that I will be checking out. Check out the list below:

  • Tower of Guns (PS4/PS3)
  • Never Alone (PS4)
  • Dishonored (PS3)
  • Aaru’s Awakening (PS4/PS3)
  • Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita)
  • MonsterBag (PS Vita)

Dishonored was previously available as a free game via Xbox’s Games With Gold service, though it’s still cool to see that PlayStation-exclusive gamers will be getting it for free, as well. The game was critically-acclaimed when it released a few years ago, though I admittedly missed the boat when it launched.

The PlayStation Vita seems to be the winner of the batch here, as Killzone Mercenary was a very well-received game that undoubtedly plenty of people haven’t tried yet due to the system’s relatively small install base. The system has failed to deliver big name titles like that lately, so playing it will be a welcomed change of pace.

The PlayStation 4’s list of free games is definitely the most tame, though Never Alone is an indie game that caught my eye a few months ago and I have been interested in checking it out since then. It’s a 2D puzzle platformer that is set in the arctic that looks pretty unique, though the reviews for it were pretty mixed when it launched last year. Ah well, I guess I’ll just have to make my own opinion when I try it out!

‘Killzone: Mercenary’ Developers Working On Unknown PS4 Game

Developer Guerrilla Cambridge, who is responsible for the PlayStation Vita game Killzone: Mercenary, are apparently working on an unknown PlayStation 4 game.

This news comes from a new job listing that is looking for a Senior Environment Artist. You can find all the details from the PlayStation Jobs website right here.

Other than that, there is next to nothing known about this title. Whatever could it be?

Killzone Mercenary Adds Bots To Multiplayer Via Botzone Soldier Training Pack

As requested heavily by fans, bots are finally making their way to the multiplayer aspect of Killzone Mercenary on PlayStation Vita. However, this addition is coming in the form of DLC that must be purchased.

The DLC is called the Botzone Soldier Training Pack and will unlock the ability to go up against up to 7 bots across all of the game’s multiplayer maps. Hosts can control how many bots and humans are to be included in each match, and the bots will have access to all of the gameplay features that a human player has.

Lastly, a new set of trophies will be included with this new DLC. Check out complete list of features on PlayStation.Blog.

Condemn (OR) Condone:

I like that bots are coming to Killzone Mercenary (always a good thing for a handheld game with a far smaller amount of players), but I think this is something that should be free and not part of DLC. Bots should be a given in FPS’ at this point, and charging for that functionality is a little strange to me.