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Are these your PlayStation Plus games for July?

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The selection of PlayStation Plus games offered to users as part of their subscriptions has been getting considerably weaker of late. The past three months have been middling games, with a highlight or two for fans of niche genres. On the whole, it doesn’t look like July’s games are going to rise to the high bar set by early plus offerings – but it seems there’s some fun to be had, especially for PS4 owners.

According to a now-pulled – but saved for posterity by neoGAF –  listing by Sony Asia, these are the games PlayStation owners in Asia will  be able to download gratis next month. Why am I bothering posting this here, when we’re obviously not in Asia? The PlayStation 4 games have been identical in all regions since Sony started offering Ps4 games as part of the subscription.

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Next month, the two games for the PS4 are Towerfall Ascension, and Double Helix’s reboot of Strider. Both of them are rather good stuff. Towerfall is still some of the most multiplayer fun I’ve had, and if you have real life friends and a bunch of controllers you’re sure to get a kick out of its adversarial multiplayer.

“If you remember when “multiplayer” meant friends and a multitap, Towerfall: Ascension will fill you with glee. With its healthy dose of old-school adversarial local multiplayer, fans of games like Powerstone or Super Smash Bros should already have Towerfall: Ascension in their libraries,” I said back when I reviewed it.

We didn’t review Strider, but I have played it – and it’s a pretty neat Metroidvania-esque reboot that shows the sort of thing that Double Helix is capable of, and well worth a play for fans of the series.

Asia’s Vita and PS3 offerings can be quite different to the ones we get here – and Velocity Ultra has already formed part of Europe’s instant game collection. It’s unlikely that it’ll be featured again. Hustle Kings is a pretty decent poll-hall simulator that features Vita crossplay. The chances of us getting Mind=0  are slim.

Still, Strider and Towerfall are pretty good games – but still not that “AAA” stuff everybody expects by now. What do you think? Ignoring the legacy platforms, are you excited by what’s on offer for the PS4?

Last Updated: June 24, 2014

32 Comments

  1. Monado

    June 24, 2014 at 07:50

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    I want Mind0………………………..

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 24, 2014 at 07:51

      I know nothing about it, but it does look really interesting.

      Reply

      • Monado

        June 24, 2014 at 07:52

        It’s almost like a persona-esque type game, but a first person dungeon crawler type though

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 24, 2014 at 07:55

          Mind0blown

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        • Kensei Seraph

          June 24, 2014 at 08:00

          Sounds good.
          Now if only I had a Vita.

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          • Rince&exhale

            June 24, 2014 at 08:03

            Goof? How very dare you!

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 24, 2014 at 08:05

            I have no idea what you are talking about.

    • CAE9872

      June 24, 2014 at 09:44

      It is unlikely though as appears to be Japanese only release I would have thought? Haven’t checked my online database but one of those quirky Japanese games perhaps. I hope not though! I like quirky!

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    June 24, 2014 at 07:54

    But I bought Strider a couple of months ago 🙁

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  3. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 24, 2014 at 08:02

    STEAM SUMMER SAAAAAAAAAAAALE

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 24, 2014 at 08:06

      Dark Souls and Just Cause 2 on sale and I can’t get them yet.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 24, 2014 at 08:12

        Just Cause 2 was a flippen lekker experience!

        Reply

      • Praise Lord GabeN

        June 24, 2014 at 08:37

        Word of caution, Dark Souls PC is a shitty port. You’re better off getting DS2 if you can.

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        • Kensei Seraph

          June 24, 2014 at 08:41

          Why not both?

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        • Wraith

          June 24, 2014 at 13:46

          Yeah, I agree that it’s pretty bad as-is (straight out the box).

          But just google & configure dsfix and make sure you play with a controller, then it becomes the definitive DS1 experience!

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          • Praise Lord GabeN

            June 24, 2014 at 16:46

            That’s what I did. Just watch out sprinting down ladders, I ended up falling through the floor.

  4. Stiginator

    June 24, 2014 at 08:07

    From what I’ve read, Strider had some major game breaking bugs that weren’t ironed out.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 24, 2014 at 08:23

      I finished the game without running into a single bug. Maybe I’m just lucky.

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    • CAE9872

      June 24, 2014 at 09:40

      Hmmm I didn’t read any massive problems in this regard? I havent played it yet though.

      Reply

  5. Xcalibersa

    June 24, 2014 at 08:37

    Awesome, free is free.

    Reply

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  7. Tauriq Moosa

    June 24, 2014 at 08:45

    Meh. I’ll only be excited when I get Tomb Raider (& of course the multiplayer is great. GEOFF BE MY DESTINY BETA PARTNER)

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  8. CAE9872

    June 24, 2014 at 09:39

    Excellent if that does turn out to be the case. I love me some “free” games.

    Reply

  9. DeadChaos

    June 24, 2014 at 09:45

    I recently did not renew my PS+ subscription mainly due to limited time. I moved back to PC just in time for the Steam sale and must say, loving it. Picking up games for £2.50 which will keep me busy for the next year. Although I still play Borderlands 2 on PS3 and Vita I don’t think I’ll be making the jump to PS4.

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    • Xcalibersa

      June 25, 2014 at 10:21

      Good for you

      Reply

  10. zeemonkeyman

    June 24, 2014 at 09:46

    I reckon the last couple months have been quite good to be honest! I’m having a lot of fun with Pixel junk shooter on the PS4 and The Puppeteer was absolutely awesome on PS3! I also can’t wait to play Sly Cooper as I have only played the PS2 iterations as of now and loved them.

    Reply

  11. DiggityDingDong

    June 24, 2014 at 12:24

    I’m cool with these games for the ps4, ps plus gives me the chance to try games, I would have never considered buying.

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    • Jonah Cash

      June 24, 2014 at 13:08

      It is the same for me, like with Trine 2…. What a great game, I had hours and hours of fun trying to beat it!! If they make a Trine 3, I will gladly pay for it day one!!

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      • DiggityDingDong

        June 24, 2014 at 13:57

        Yeah Trine 2 is an awesome game! Playing co-op was so much fun! I would rank it in first place with outlast in ps plus igc, ps4.

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