Sony has revealed their September lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus members today, and thatgamecompany’s critically acclaimed Journey is leading the pack. PlayStation Plus is similar to Xbox Live Games With Gold in that it offers its subscribers a select number of free games for the PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita every month. One of the primary differences, however, is the backwards compatibility feature, which can only be found on the Xbox One. There is also a slight difference in the number of games offered through the service as well. PS Plus offers six, while Games With Gold only offers four.
Over at the PlayStation blog, PlayStation Plus Content Partnership Manager, Greg Lewickyj, writes that “this month you can slash your way through demonic hordes, or journey across the ruins of a forgotten civilization.” If you have not had a chance to play Journey, now would be a great time to jump on that proverbial bandwagon and start exploring those ancient ruins.
First released in 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Journey is an adventure game in which you find yourself alone in the desert and have to make your way to the top of the mountain. While this may seem like a simplistic goal, Journey is a visually stunning and moving gameplay experience, complete with a Grammy-nominated soundtrack and a storyline that unfolds wordlessly.
Another game of note that will be free-to-play for PS Plus members is Lords of the Fallen (Deck13). Players take control of protagonist Harkyn in an attempt to stop war between humans and gods, and are able to tailor the combat system to their liking. In reference to Lords of the Fallen, Lewickyj also notes that in “a game where every encounter matters and your choices have consequences, the layers of customization are an integral part of the action.”
The full lineup of September PlayStation Plus games includes:
- Lords of the Fallen (PS4)
- Journey (PS4, PS3)
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3)
- Datura (Ps3)
- Badland (PS Vita, PS4, PS3)
- Amnesia: Memories (PS Vita)