Thanksgiving is right around the corner for our American readers, but we suspect that the quality of December’s forthcoming PlayStation Plus update will determine just how thankful we’re all feeling come tomorrow morning. Silliness aside, Sony has unveiled this month’s free game refresh a little earlier than usual, presumably to capitalise on the enthusiasm of the holidays. And while we already knew about the PlayStation 4’s lineup weeks ago, we’ve decided to walk you through the full roster down below.
Truly terrible title aside, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a universally appealing game. An updated version of NetherRealm’s popular superhero punch-up, this next-gen edition comes with all of the original’s DLC included – and a slight visual upgrade. The best part, though, is that this will finally allow you to solve a common playground dispute: who would win in a fight – Batman or Superman?
Cowboys answer to no man, which would probably explain why Secret Ponchos – a title that was originally confirmed to be part of the IGC a lifetime ago – has taken months to actually arrive. This isometric Spaghetti Western boasts an artstyle as slick as its twin-stick gunplay, and with a variety of gameplay modes to pick from, should keep you occupied long enough for dungarees to come back into fashion as well.
Not so much one game, but actually three, the Hitman HD Trilogy comprises upgraded editions of three of the more popular stealth sandboxes available on the PlayStation 2. Hitman: Blood Money is probably the highlight here, as you assume the role of slap head Agent 47, and attempt to off enemies in the most cunning ways imaginable. Just try not to think of that terrible 2007 film.
Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro’s most famous work, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut has become a bit of a cult classic over the years. Originally garnering attention as part of Giant Bomb’s uber-popular Endurance Run video series, the third-person survival horror is perhaps best known for its polarising critical reception and truly bemusing plot.
No system is complete without a spot of tower defence, and Final Horizon is here to ensure that your handheld is well serviced in that department. The brainchild of UK studio Eiconic, this intergalactic affair promises to provide a prompter take on the popular genre, meaning that you’ll need to act faster than you can think – and pray that you’ve adopted the right tactics.
Titan Attacks – Cross-buy with PS4 and PS3
A modern take on an old classic, Titan Attacks is Space Invaders in everything but name. The twist here is that you’ll be able to augment your craft with upgrades as you progress, with the very best gear requiring you to save your cash. The only cross-buy compatible title in this month’s offering, you’ll be able to play this on your PS4, PS3, or Vita.
Alright, then, that’s everything outlined, so before we let you get back to your turkey preparation, we’d love to know what you’re looking forward to the most. Are you eager to sink your fists into Injustice: Gods Among Us, or is it Secret Ponchos that’s on your wishlist? Let us know in the comments section below.
Which PS Plus title are you most looking forward to in December? (43 votes)
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition37%
- Secret Ponchos26%
- Hitman HD Trilogy12%
- Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut16%
- Final Horizon2%
- Titan Attacks7%
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