PlayStation Plus games for November include Bound, Worms, and Rush of Blood

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Last night, Sony revealed the games that’ll be available as part of the PlayStation Plus Instant Games Collection. I’m never one to scoff at free things, but it’s very definitely an underwhelming collection of games.

The headliner here is bound, the interesting, arty platformer game looks lovely and is fun to play, but its appeal is limited. Here’s what we said in our review:

“A gorgeous platformer with an exceptionally unique protagonist and powerful narrative, Bound offers up all the elements of a compelling title that fits in with the growing list of games reaching for high art. It confusion about whether to fully commit to this is sadly to its own detriment though, sullying the underlying message and begging the question of what could’ve been.”

 

The other big PS4 game is worms Battleground, which is really just more Worms. As for the other platforms, PlayStation’s on-life-support handheld the Vita gets Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (Episodes 1 & 2) and Dungeon Punk, while the PlayStation 3 gets Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic, and R-Type Dimensions.

As a bonus, European subscribers also get the Playlink game That’s You! (again!), which Sony seems to be trying to give away at every turn. It’s a bit of mildly fun entertainment, but it has close to zero longevity as a party game.

As a final bonus, PlayStation VR owners get Supermassive’s Until Dawn spin off, Rush of Blood. One of my personal favourite PSVR launch games, it’s an on-rails horror rollercoaster, that’s easily my pick for the best game of the month.

“Rush of Blood employs an overbearing use of rote horror imagery, but its immediacy in VR makes it an effective horror game. Brevity aside, Rush of Blood is a PlayStation VR game that you want to own, because it’s one of the best games to demo the PlayStation VR with.”

To sum, here’s what’s coming in:

  • Bound (PS4/PS VR)
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (Episodes 1 & 2) (PS Vita)
  • Dungeon Punks, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • R-Type Dimensions (PS3)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (PS3)
  • That’s You! (PS Plus bonus – PlayLink – Europe)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR Required)
  • Worms Battlegrounds (PS4)
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And here’s what’s going out:

  • Amnesia: Collection (PS4)
  • Hue (PS4 and Vita)
  • Hustle Kings (PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds (PS3)
  • RIGS: Mechanised Combat League (PS Plus Bonus – PSVR Required)
  • Sky Force Anniversary (PS4 and Vita)
  • That’s You (PS Plus Bonus – PlayLink)

Last Updated: November 2, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Original Heretic

    Ugh, very underwhelming this month.

    • Hammersteyn

      Bound looks unique, almost like Journey. Might be a nice distraction but the rest is meh. Worms was fun once upon a time.

      • Original Heretic

        Hope they give us better next month. Or else their price increase isn’t worth it anymore.

        • Hammersteyn

          Agreed.

      • Raidz19

        Worms will surely have couch co-op vibes, right? Might get it purely to upset the husband when I beat him. Or other way around :/

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

  • Hammersteyn

    At least there’s a PS sale going on, Dishonored 2 is going for R250. Might get that to compensate for this mediocre offering.

    • Skyblue

      Haven’t renewed my Plus in months now and still not missing anything

    • Ir0nseraph

      I am holding out until Black Friday sale,
      Can’t say there is anything on sale I really need to play.

      • Hammersteyn

        You’re no fun!
        *Runs away crying

        • Ir0nseraph

          XD
          Attend to the backlog first man

          • VampyreSquirrel

            He is, by adding games to it xD

          • Ir0nseraph

            LoL

  • Raidz19

    And here I was yesterday refreshing all sites every 30min in anticipation of the “big” news. So anti-climatic.
    But I guess they’ve spoilt us enough over the last couple of months.

  • HvR

    Nie gevita die Sony handheld is nog ‘n ding nie

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