If you’re currently a PlayStation Now subscriber or are looking to become one, there have been some great games added to the service’s lineup. This month you could be exploring a world overrun by machines, attempt to survive on a desert island, or shred metal on the track. Let’s take a look at the full lineup.
Horizon Zero Dawn is the big hit title this month. It’s time to go on an adventure with Aloy, the main character, on a quest to reveal the secrets of the world she lives in. The story is set in the 31st century where humans are no longer the dominant species, living scattered across the world. The enemies Aloy face are the new dominant species – robotic dinosaurs. The game received excellent reviews when it first launched in 2017, with an average Metacritic score of 89. Some people regard this title as their favorite PlayStation 4 exclusive, so it’s definitely worth playing.
If you’re a fan of souls-like games then you’ll be happy to hear The Surge 2 is also hitting the service. The Surge is a unique series to the genre giving the player the ability to chop enemy body parts off, and then steal the armor of the chosen part. It’s a unique way of doing the mechanic, with the norm just being the ability to open an inventory menu on a dead enemy. The game develops on the first one adding more weapons, armor, and new enemies to decapitate.
Stranded Deep, a survival game that launched earlier this year, is swimming its way onto the service. If you love attempting to survive against the dangers of the environment, you will most likely enjoy this. It’s very similar to a game called The Forrest but with more of a focus on surviving on small deserted islands. As well as looking for food and drinking seawater, the game offers a build system that allows you to start constructing shelter or a raft to adventure beyond.
Prepare to play as Fury, one of the Four Horseman, and hunt down the Seven Deadly Sins in Darksiders III. This is the latest entry in the series that received fairly mixed reviews when it dropped back in 2018, with critics saying it was a step-down from the last games in the series. However, it’s still said to be a really fun hack-n-slash overall. I’ve been very tempted to play the Darksiders games, with now being a great time, as all 3 games are now playable on PlayStation Now.
Some other games becoming available on the service are, Wreckfest, a racing game with inspiration from Destruction Derby and FlatOut, and the game Broforce, a side-scrolling, co-op, run-and-gun, platforming game. Both of these games are also worth looking at.
So, what do you think about the new additions to PlayStation Now? I’m definitely tempted to re-subscribe to the service and play Horizon Zero Dawn and possibly the Darksiders series.