PlayStation Plus has introduced its latest batch of complimentary games for Essential tier subscribers. As of today, members across the UK and Europe can enhance their digital libraries with three new additions to the service, with players in the USA poised to join in on the fun later in the day. This month’s selection offers a mix of action, strategy, and adventure that spans across different gaming eras and genres.
The Current Offering
Here’s a closer look at the trio of games that are gracing the PlayStation Plus Essential lineup:
- Mafia II: Definitive Edition (PS4): This game brings to life the underworld of organized crime with its gripping narrative and atmospheric setting. However, the PS4 Definitive Edition has had a rocky history since release, with noted performance issues.
- Aliens: Fireteam Elite (PS5, PS4): A cooperative third-person survival shooter that pits players against the iconic Xenomorph horde. While it has been recognized as a solid entry in the franchise, it seems to fall short of the lofty expectations held by some PS Plus subscribers.
- Dragon Ball: The Breakers (PS4): This title offers a unique spin on the Dragon Ball universe, but it hasn’t quite resonated with the fanbase, as reflected in mixed reviews.
Subscribers have the window until the dawn of Tuesday, 5th December 2023, to claim these titles. As is the norm with PlayStation Plus offerings, these games remain accessible as long as the subscription is active.
Community Sentiment: Mixed Reactions
Push Square, a community of dedicated PlayStation fans, conducted a poll to gauge the reception of this month’s PS Plus selection. The outcome wasn’t particularly enthusiastic, with almost half of the respondents branding it as “a bad selection”. A mere 10 percent expressed satisfaction, indicating that for many, the lineup did not hit the mark when compared to previous months.
When placed under the microscope, it’s evident that this month’s lineup has had difficulty in meeting the high standards set by earlier offerings. “Mafia II” is a beloved classic, but the technical state of the Definitive Edition on the PS4 has left players wanting.
“Dragon Ball: The Breakers” has struggled to find its footing among fans of the franchise. Although “Aliens: Fireteam Elite” delivers a competent gaming experience, the PS Plus Essential subscribers are accustomed to, and indeed expect, a more robust lineup.
As the debate about what constitutes a worthwhile selection for PS Plus Essential games continues, we turn to you, the gamers, for your opinions. Do these titles make the cut for you, or is PlayStation Plus capable of more? Share your thoughts and join the conversation about the future of PS Plus offerings.