PlayStation Plus Games – August 2017

PlayStation Plus Games – August 2017

Sony has announced the free games that will come with their subscription service, PlayStation Plus, for the month of August. Starting from 1st August, the following games will be available:

PlayStation 4

Just Cause 3

• Explore a Mediterranean island paradise with complete vertical freedom – skydive, BASE jump and free dive in an open world with virtually zero limits
• Glide through the air and swoop across mountains with your Wingsuit giving a new way to rain death from above
• Use your Grapple and Parachute to scale buildings, hijack vehicles, move quickly or tether objects together for creative new ways to cause Chaos.
• Cause massive chains of destruction to bring down a dictator
• Arm yourself with a wide range of explosive weaponry from shotguns and missile launchers to tank-busters and air-strikes
• Choose from a huge variety of different vehicles to drive including speedboats, jets, helicopters, turbo-fuelled sports cars and super bikes
• Get adventurous with dozens of challenge missions and collectibles to discover
• Online community features

Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry 

Born a slave, Adewale found freedom as a pirate aboard Edward Kenway’s ship, the Jackdaw. 15 years later, Adewale has become a trained Assassin who finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue without weapons or crew. He now has to acquire a ship and gather his own crew to free the slaves and avenge them. Over 3 hours of new single-player gameplay!
Playing Assassin’s Creed® Freedom Cry doesn’t require a copy of Assassin’s Creed®IV Black Flag™.

That’s You

The party game all about… YOU!

Go on a journey of discovery with your friends and family, and find out what you really think about each other.

Grab your smartphone or tablet, snap a selfie and take on over 1,000 questions, drawing challenges and texting games.

Note: you need the That’s You! companion app on your iOS / Android™ device to play this game. For best performance, iOS 9+ or Android 4.4+ is recommended. Not all devices are compatible, see playstation.com/playlinkforps4. DUALSHOCK®4 is required for setup and PlayStation®4 system functions.

Continuation from last month.

PlayStation 3

Super Motherload – (Cross buy with PS4)

Set on Mars in an alternate Cold-War era, Super Motherload is a 1 to 4-player couch co-op digging adventure with branching storyline choices, a fully voiced cast of characters, and a procedurally-generated world that changes each time you play.

Purchase powerful upgrades and supplies for your mining pod as you progress and prosper, as well as rare special abilities with random availability.

– RPG-inspired mechanics, upgrades, quests & special abilities
– 10 playable characters to unlock
– Branching storyline choices with multiple game endings
– Over 150 explosive-based puzzles to solve
– An epic boss battle
– Hardcore mode for Motherload veterans
– Full voice overs and a full-length original score by indie electronic artist Eric Cheng
– Story by comic book writer Kurtis Wiebe

Snake Ball

Glide across the dazzling disco floor on your hoversnake, bag the coloured balls and rack up points before the clock runs down… welcome to Snakeball™, the funkiest sport of all time! Your opponents will do anything to knock you off the top spot – but keeping an eye on their multicoloured tails and weapons can be difficult when you’re hurtling around the arena!

Tune up your balling skills in 1 Player Mode and Challenge Mode, then take on your friends in the split screen 4 Player Mode, or the world’s best Snakeballers in frantic online matches for up to 8 players!

PlayStation Vita

Downwell – (Cross buy with PS4)

Downwell is a curious game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots for protection. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks.

Level 22

THE FIRST STEALTH GAME SET IN THE MERCILESS AND FRENETIC WORLD OF WORK!

Are You Late For Work? Start Panicking!

Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a drunken night out on the town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen.

Hide in closets, crawl through air vents, slink along the walls… nobody must spot you!
Use everything in your reach to get to the end of the level: hide behind a newspaper, smash a vending machine with a well-aimed kick, or use donuts to lure the security guards away.

From the basement to the boss’s office via the research and development labs, explore the zany little universe of LEVEL 22, Gary’s Misadventures.

If you’re not a PlayStation Plus member, you can join from just £5.49, €6.99 or $9.99 for one month.

Last months PS Plus games were:

Until Dawn (PS4)

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series (PS4)

That’s You (PS4)

Tokyo Jungle (PS3)

Darkstalkers Resurrection (PS3)

Don’t Die Mr Robot (PS Vita, PS4)

Element4l (PS Vita)

Xbox Games With Gold – August 2017

Xbox Games With Gold – August 2017

Microsoft has announced the free games that will come with their subscription service, Games with Gold, for the month of August. Starting from 1 August, the following games will be available (Platforms & Duration for the games are next to the titles):

Xbox One

Slime Rancher (Xbox One / August 1-31)

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!

Trials Fusion (Xbox One / August 16 – September 15)

Trials is back for even more fun!

Built upon the Trials franchise’s proven gameplay foundations, Trials Fusion challenges players endlessly in both classic and all-new ways. It melds the classic, proven Trials formula of simple yet addictive competition with the social and visual breakthroughs of the next generation of gaming. With unique platform-racing gameplay, ubiquitous competition and an ever-expanding destination for new content and features, the Trials Fusion experience is never over. Take on an unlimited array of platform-racing challenges in the unreal world of Trials Fusion. Using your skills to traverse across obstacle-laden, ramp-ridden courses, you must strive to set track records against the best Trials players around the world. Alone in career mode, with your friends in the frenzied multiplayer or in a crazy global tournament, competition is always available, so string together insane tricks and become the best trials rider! If the official courses are still not enough, thanks to the all-new track editor you are able to create your very own tracks. Let your imagination run and create insane tracks for even more fun. And with long-term support for fresh features and content, the Trials experience will continue to expand and challenge players in new and exhilarating ways.

Xbox 360

Bayonetta (Xbox 360 (Backwards compatible with Xbox One) / August 1-15)

From PlatinumGames’ legendary director Hideki Kamiya of Resident Evil and Devil May Cry fame, SEGA brings one of the most universally acclaimed character action games of all time to PC.

Bayonetta. The last survivor of an ancient witch clan who keep the balance between light, dark and chaos. Entombed to protect herself – and the world as we know it – Bayonetta is discovered and revived after 500 years, sparking a chain of events with cataclysmic repercussions.

Thrust straight into battle, with only one clue to her past, Bayonetta must discover the truth and fight for the future. Her daunting conquest sees her face off against countless angelic enemies and giant foes in a game of 100% pure action.

Red Faction: Armageddon (Xbox 360 (Backwards compatible with Xbox One) / August 16-31)

Half a century after the Red Faction resistance and their Marauder allies freed Mars from the brutal Earth Defense Force, harmony on Mars is again threatened but this time by a lethal force shrouded in mystery.

When the massive Terraformer that supplies Mars with its Earth-like air and weather is destroyed, the atmosphere turns to chaos, super-tornados and lightning storms engulf the planet. To survive, the Colonists flee to the underground mines and build a network of habitable caves.

Five years later, Darius Mason, grandson of Martian Revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, runs a lucrative business from Bastion, underground hub of Colonist activity. Mining, scavenging, mercenary work–if the job is dangerous, Darius is your man. Few sane people now venture to the ravaged surface, aside from contractors like Darius and the smugglers who run goods between the settlements.

When Darius is tricked into reopening a mysterious shaft in an old Marauder temple, he releases a long-dormant evil and unleashes Armageddon on Mars. As Colonist and Marauder settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them across the storm-blasted planet–and below it, to the very heart of the unspeakable threat.
Red Faction®: Armageddon™ expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity’s last hope for survival.

 

If you’re not an Xbox Live member, you can join from just £5.99, €6.99 or $9.99 for one month.

Upcoming PSN Maintenance

Upcoming PSN Maintenance

PlayStation Network will undergo its “routine maintenance” this week. The maintenance is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, and will between 8 AM and 9 AM; in your local time zone.

Listed on Sony’s PSN service status page, Sony listed that the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita platforms will be affected by this maintenance.  Sony had said that you will still be able to sign in, play games, and use “most applications”. But “you will not be able to access PlayStation Video, PlayStation Store, and Account Management.”

Sony has apologised for any inconvenience that this maintenance will use, saying: “We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.”