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July's PlayStation Plus PS4 Freebies May include Strider and TowerFall Ascension

Posted by Sammy Barker

Service hitting its Strider

Not a month goes by without some kind of PlayStation Plus leak, so it's with a hint of inevitability that Sony appears to have accidentally outed July’s selection of free PlayStation 4 releases. Those that have been paying particular attention to the premium service will know that the next-gen freebies tend to be mirrored globally, and the Asian PlayStation Blog has confirmed today that both Strider and TowerFall Ascension will be given away next month.

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While this may look like another weak lineup from afar, it’s worth mentioning that Double Helix’s side-scrolling reboot is outrageously good fun once you, ahem, get into the swing of things, while TowerFall Ascension is arguably the best local multiplayer experience currently available on the Japanese giant’s swish super machine. Alas, this is all rumour until the platform holder says otherwise, so try to suppress your fury over the lack of retail releases for now.


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Mrskinner said:

I purchased strider when it first released, great game and alot of fun. Not sure what to think of towerfall. Will give it a go. Why not, its free!



Kyroki said:

I'm totally loving the fact that if 2 games-per-month is still going on in 12 months time, I've got 24 free games to tend with. That's incredible when you think about it in the long term.



ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

Strider! Booyah! Can not wait if true!
I tried Trine out and I gotta say, it is some boring crap! But it does look nice, just not for me.



ohhaime said:

Both are games I've wanted to buy so I'd love it if these make it over to NA's PS+ line up.



zeldagaymer93 said:

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya I have Trine 2 on my Wii U (I had to buy something during that terrible drought during the beginning of 2013) and I've got to say I got bored with it pretty quick too. It has a good concept but it didn't really intrigue me too much.



Liamrhys1 said:

Ha ha I was going to buy these two last night good thing I waited may as well see if this is rumor is true



Mrskinner said:

@NicolaHayden Yeah I agree totally, AAA games are nice, but you would miss out on a lot of hidden gems if you only played AAA. PS+ is the perfect solution.



Reverend_Skeeve said:

@get2sammyb Pah! GTA V! That game is month old! I wantz Halo 5 naow! What do I pay PS+ foa!?

On topic: Have tried out Striders demo and liked it. Love Metrodavinia games, so this should be good. And I played TFA on PC at a friends place and had a ton of fun, so I'm good with this one as well, should it be true. Although I still have just one more reason to upgrade for a potential player two, it seems!



Munkyknuts said:

I tend to not buy indie games and lower priced games like strider when they release and rather wait for them to pop up on PS+. I wanted Puppeteer when it came out but waited and sure enough it came up on PS+ too. I'll still buy bigger games like watchdogs at release but as much as I love indie games I'll be pragmatic with them. Apart from Entwined, I bought that right away



7yL3r8 said:

Strider is a really fun game once you get used to how it controls. Never played TowerFall but I might try it since it's free. I don't really see much sense in complaining about what games we got with ps+, I mean they're free games and "beggars can't be choosers" and all. I'm pretty new to playstation but so far I've been more than happy with the games and services. Sad I didn't take the plunge sooner really.



Carl-G said:

For me that is COOL This month's was nice but i already played them 2 PS4 PS PLUS games on my PS3 already.



Bulbousaur said:

Dang it, just bought the PS3 version of Strider in a Weekly Deal a couple weeks back. Oh well, I enjoyed it quite a lot do I might replay it once I get a PS4.



PoNY_LTD said:

Fml bought strider last week 😤 was hoping for that Mexican platformer 😖



Cloud7794 said:

I already have Towerfall Ascension, and it's arguably the most often-played game on my PS4 (but not the game with the most playtime, that'd be either Killzone or Warframe). It's as Sammy said: by far the best local-multiplayer game on PS4. Calling it a strange mix of Super Smash Brothers and archery would be the best way for me to explain it in terms of gameplay. So happy others can enjoy it.

@Carl-G How'd you play Towerfall Ascension on PS3? o.o



WARDIE said:

Wish I hadn't have brought those two games now. I think in future I'll hold off on purchasing new PSN games as they will more than likely be free at some point. Im interested to know when we will be getting games like Knack and Killzone Shadow Fall. I can pick those up for around £15-£20 in Tesco's these days. I love PlayStation Plus but just recently they've been adding games I already own. Don't get me wrong though, I know its my mistake and not Sony's as the PS4 is still very young in console years so there hasn't been enough time to build up its library yet. Maybe we should get one new indie game and one old ish game.



IronManDS said:

Strider was an awesomely good time! It starts off a BIT slow, but 30 minutes in and you're hooked! I've beaten it twice



Tasuki said:

Do I get my money back for buying Strider? Still it was a great game and one of the best indie games on PS4. Was hoping for a sequel but now that Amazon owns Double Helix I doubt there will be one and if there is it will probably be a Fire exclusive.



Stuffgamer1 said:

If this happens, it'll be the first PS4 Plus offer I already own. Well, it was bound to come up sooner or later...




@get2sammyb Imagine if after all these years of waiting, frustration and confusion Sony gives Plus members The Last Guardian for free!



Jaz007 said:

Sweet, I liked the Strider demo. This is a great line-up for PS4 if you ask me.
@Tasuki No, if you've bought it you don't get your money back. Once you buy a game that's it. On the bright side though, you can still it play it if your not subscribed to Plus.



BrettHrin said:

Hope this isn't right because I have both of these. They are both very good but I need new stuff. I can't help but buy good games when they come out.



Ginkgo said:

Another poor month for me (not that I am ever complaining about free games). Just not my sort of games (and nothing to do with them being indies). Played the Strider demo, and lost interest in 5 minutes. Just can't get into 2D platformers / side-scrollers. TFA just doesn't appeal.

I enjoyed both Pixel Junk Shooter & Trine from last month. Meandering my way through them both. Yes, I know Trine is a side-scroller, but somehow manages to rise above it.



Rapidaz said:

Fingers crossed for better games in August getting abit bored of all these crap games



Gamer83 said:

Should've waited on Strider. That game was disappointing but would've been slightly less so had I not spent money on it.

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