Sorry, I’m a little late on this one! I’ve been so caught up with everything, it only hit me a few days ago that the free games for PlayStation 4 were out! So over the course of the weekend, I’ve been jumping into each game briefly to get an opinion on each one, and man alive, this month’s games are good. Halloween lovers will be delighted to know that you can now pick up Friday the 13th: The Game for free! But don’t worry if PlayStation’s October fright fest doesn’t appeal to your inner gamer, there are five other great games to put a little trick in your treat this month!
Friday the 13th: The Game
Trick or treat, kiss my arse or smell my feet. Friday the 13th: The Game was released in May 2017. But now a year and a half later, it finds itself free on the PlayStation store. Although horror fans across the globe are rejoicing before they hit the download button, prepare to be somewhat disappointed. For a start, the abundance of player’s active at any time is disappointing. Me and the other half waited almost twenty-minute the other day for a game, just for it to put us in together (just me and her).
All this can be forgiven when you finally get a game, because Friday the 13th is exceedingly good! It’s just the lack of players that is upsetting, despite the game been free! Maybe you consider yourself, like me, a play-for-fun gamer, this title will tick all the right boxes. Bellow is a video of my atrocious gameplay, if you thought you were bad at Friday the 13th, beat this!
One of Edd’s favourites, Laser League is a fast-paced, alternative sports game. Imagine if Laser Tag was fueled with rocket fuel, and had a ton of Tron’s magical ‘pixel’ dust sprinkled into a bag and shaken up. Laser League is by far one of the best games I’ve played in a while and it’s easy to see why Edd was so smitten by it. But don’t take our word for it, grab the controller and head onto the PlayStation Store right now to grab your free copy of Laser League!
One of the greatest and most rewarding experiences this month came from this quirky title that’s been around since 2013! The Bridge is a puzzle-game that harnesses the power of tilting the game’s screen left and right to complete a series of short puzzles. The Bridge is based on the works of Sir Isaac Newton, most likely a nod at the fabled Mathematical Bridge he was reported to have built. I really enjoyed this game, it offers a whole new experience to a lot of players and really adds a prominent sense of variety to October’s games!
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
Wow, just… Wow! Rocketbirds’ featured image on the PlayStation store painted the image that this was going to be some sort of Angry Birds rip-off. Although the birds in Rocketbirds are angry, you’ll find no slingshot gameplay in here. Instead, lock and load for some run n’ gun action! Clearly, Rocketbirds 2: Evolution has some serious gameplay behind it in its prior instalments, but don’t let that deter you from chasing this high-octane shoot em’ up. I’d recommend giving it a whirl, just remember there are games before this one that’ll help you understand the story better. Here’s my footage of the first boss-battle, what a blast!
2064: Read Only Memories & Knowledge is Power
These two games I didn’t get chance to play but from what I can gather they’re just as worthy checking out as all the other October games. 2064: Read Only Memories is a cyberpunk-themed, adventure game that was recently released for the Swittch this year, MetaCritic gave it a 74% aggregate score so I’d recommend giving it a blast! Knowledge is Power is a Sony exclusive, brutal quiz-style, game show that comes as part of the PlayLink services. Whether you’re after a new title for the friends to play or just fancy brushing up on your general knowledge, Knowledge Is Power is sure to keep you happy.