PlayStation Plus Games
Another month brings yet another set of PlayStation Plus games to the forefront. Each month, I enjoy hearing about the latest line up of games and then dissecting them to see how they fare among the games of past months. This month’s line up is an interesting one so let’s dig in.
In a surprise twist this month, PlayStation actually made the decision to swap out one of the games being offered for PlayStation Plus.
Fifa 19 was originally announced as one of the games to accompany Horizon Chase Turbo. Not long after that announcement was made, Fifa 19 was then swapped out for Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition. An interesting change to say the least. Two completely different games that have no correlation.
It was later revealed that Sony themselves were responsible for the swap. Though at this point we still really don’t know why. Sure people can speculate, and who’s to say if we will ever truly know the reason but personally I’m pretty happy with the change.
July’s PlayStation Plus Games
The two games offered this month are:
- Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition
- Horizon Chase Turbo
These 2 games are valued at €89.98 (which is another slight increase in value from last month), but are free for you PlayStation Plus subscribers this month.
Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition
Price before PS Plus
Detroit: Become Human is a puzzle adventure game that is set in a future version of the city of Detroit in which androids and people coexist. Androids have at this point become so advanced that they have taken the place of humans in many roles such as nurses, teachers, babysitters etc.
This game puts you in the place of 3 androids as their stories unfold by allowing you to make almost all of the decisions that impact each story. This very well thought out story with many possible endings means that you can play through the game multiple times without coming to the same conclusion. This allows for lots of replay-ability which is great for all of you completionists who will be playing this game numerous times in order to see all variations of the story.
Moreover, the deluxe edition of the game also comes packed with Heavy Rain which the previous game from the same publisher Quantic Dream. This game shares much of the same game play mechanics as Detroit: Become Human so once you’ve completed one you can move onto the other. Bonus!
78/100 – Detroit: Become Human – Metacritic
- This game has 49 trophies that you can earn
- Average Completion: 56%
- Platinum Achievers: 18.78%
- Detroit: Become Human – PSN Profiles
It was definitely an interesting move from Sony to swap in this game at the last minute. In fact, we may never know the true reason for this change.
Having said that, I am glad this game was included in the line up as I was close to buying this game myself. Aside from that advantage, the game itself looks interesting in terms of the premise of the game.
As for the game play, I am intrigued to see how it works as I have never played a game that features this amount of choice based progression.
Overall, a good choice of game in my opinion.
Horizon Chase Turbo
Price before PS Plus
Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired by retro racing games of the 80’s and 90’s. This can be seen from the vibrant but retro graphics during game play.
The game takes you back to a style of arcade racing that reminds me of going to the arcade as a kid. Definitely a nostalgia fueled game.
77/100 – Horizon Chase Turbo – Metacritic
- This game has 38 trophies that you can earn
- Average Completion: 20%
- Platinum Achievers: 7.8%
- Horizon Chase Turbo – PSN Profiles
Horizon Chase Turbo is definitely not a game I would be rushing out to buy. It is because of this that I am actually glad it is the other game in the line up this month. As someone who enjoys trying all types of games but on a budget, I like trying something new but at the same time I am reluctant to put a lot of money into it.
Overall, this seems like a decent choice of game to accompany Detroit: Become Human as it’s so vastly different and in it’s own right seems like a pretty good game.
Conclusions and Observations
Another, dare I say good month from PlayStation Plus this month. I personally don’t own either of these games and I probably wouldn’t have otherwise played these so for me this is a good month.
Upon initially seeing a Fifa title being announced in the line up, I thought this was the end for my interest in PlayStation Plus. Following the swap I was pleasantly surprised.
Of course, there are people that were actually looking forward to playing Fifa 19 so for those people it might just be another poor show from PlayStation Plus.
As always, I will look forward to playing this month’s games and look forward to the next batch next month.