April 2023's PS Plus Essential games have been announced, and as per usual, we're looking at three new titles as part of the subscription service's monthly update. This time around, Meet Your Maker is the headline act, which launches straight onto PS Plus. It's an online game where you're either trying to build an impenetrable base or you're trying to conquer someone else's through FPS gameplay.
The other two titles up for grabs are known entities, with Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Tails of Iron bringing some welcome diversity to the line up. Sackboy's a rock solid platformer that's especially fun in co-op, and Tails or Iron is a challenging 2D action title featuring some crunchy combat.
But are you happy with your PS Plus Essential games for April 2023? Have your say in our polls, and then tell us all about your plans in the comments section below.
Are you happy with your PS Plus Essential games for April 2023? (1,436 votes)
- Yes, very happy16%
- Yeah, mostly happy27%
- Meh, they're okay23%
- Nah, not very happy14%
- No, it's a crap selection19%
- I don't actually have PS Plus1%
Which April 2023 PS Plus Essential game are you most looking forward to? (1,247 votes)
- Meet Your Maker13%
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure43%
- Tails of Iron11%
- None of them, to be honest31%
- I don't have PS Plus1%
I'm neither happy norr unhappy
First time in a while I'm underwhelmed, Sackboy I got on release, Meet your maker doesn't seem fun to me as I hate creating my own levels etc and Tails of iron is also not my type of game (side scrolling). Probably the worst month since the PS5 came out for me.
I find myself looking forward more to the Extra/Premium additions than the Essentials ones lately.
Even if you aint interested in the day one Meet Your Maker or you already own Sackboy, you can't say this is a crap Essential month. Not top tier of course but still a very decent month
@UltimateOtaku91 You dont have to Build though,you can just try to break into others creations.. at least thats the part ill be doing..hate building myself
Definitely looking forward to Sackboy. Can use a break from following a murdered baby's spirit around and whatnot in Witcher 3 lol
They’re fine. Sackboy is surprisingly fun but as usual I already own and finished it.
I brought sackboy on release loved it especially later on when levels get really challenging, quite interested in meet your maker. Okay month for me.
Not happy with them. But not unhappy as for the first time this year, I can claim all three.
Where is our April fools prank? I want to be misled!!
Not interested in Meet Your Maker but I appreciate a day one release. Looking forward to Sackboy though. And the third game is the usual throwaway that the third game always is.
But overall not bad.
Sackboy is fine. There's some nice level design and music, but it all gets pretty repetitive before too long. I don't have any interest in the other two, so it's a fairly typical month for me.
It kinda depends on how fun Meet your Maker turns out to be. already played Sackboy's adventure
One of the best months for me thanks to Sackboy. I've been looking forward to playing it since it came out. I was tempted to buy it several times, but it was never cheap enough and I was certain it would be a psplus game soon.
Looking forward to giving Tails of Iron a go, had an eye on it at release but then forgot all about it
Wasn't sure what Tails of Iron was so I googled it. It's looks like a Flash game for Newgrounds. I don't usually play online games unless it's an online part of a single player game (e.g Dark Souls) or an MMO. An online FPS is the least tempting of the lot. And then a platformer. Eugh... A bad month for me. I wonder if Sony plop out a bad month when a major game like RE4 releases because they assume everyone else will be playing that instead anyway?
Tails of iron is a hidden gem. I have a physical copy. This game is highly recommended if you like metroidvanias. I do not care for those two other games though.
This is the first time in a very long time that I don’t already own at least one of the three games. Even if these aren’t titles that I would be greatly anticipating buying, it’s what I like the most about PS+ Essential — the chance to try games that you wouldn’t have purchased otherwise. I’m very interested in booting up all three of these, to satisfy my curiosity if nothing else.
I can't be excited about these games. They are not my type I guess.
But the good news is that I have an Ssd installed, so I can easily install even 50 games from PS extra and start to explore them 😀
Not a single one on there I have even remote interest in so, crap selection for me.
Have sackboy. I buy games im interested in anyway so the subscription for me is about catching those games that are so so or a bit outside my general appetite
I'll try Sackboy nearly bought it a couple of times not sure about the other 2.
I wanted SackBoy the day I bought the PS5 but never did (no idea why) and Tails of Iron I was waiting for an offer for the Switch version but since it's "free", I may as well get it on PS.
neutral and that's about it
Meet your Maker is given away day one, because even for free it is too expensive...
Sackboy I, of course, already own and Tails of Iron is game I'm looking forward since release.
Already own Sackboy. I’m interested in Meet Your Maker since it seems like a combination of Super Mario Maker (which I absolutely adore) and Doom.
Sackboy for me, not gonna play it right now, 'cause I have a lot of other games to finish. But maybe in the summer, somewhere in July or August when usually new releases are pretty scarce.
I'm happy I do not have the subscription anymore.
Decent, but not really anything for me. Like most months. Maybe someday I can just pay for online, but maybe next year I'll just be a full PC gamer. Sony's services are a really bad value for me.
Happy with everything but that Meet your Maker.
I have Sackboy, already otherwise that would have interested me, but I only subbed for one month for a fiver to play Forbidden West, so I've easily got my monies worth, just need to make sure I finish it before my month ends!
don’t have ps plus
Im happy.i always want to play tails of iron.word up son
Random question about Tales, but does it play like Salt &Sanctuary?
Sackboy easily makes this one of the best months in a while! Literally a free first party title..
@daveofduncan Is it good if i am singleplayer?
I might give Sackboy a try if I run through my entire 20+ year-old backlog someday, but otherwise I have zero interest in any of those.
I recently bought a physical copy of Sackboy sometimes last year, but I'll still happily redeem the game thru PS+.
Zero interest in the other two games, I will be ignoring them.
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