April's free PlayStation Plus games lineup has been officially announced. We already knew that Oddworld: Soulstorm would be on the docket for PS5, but what else can subscribers look forward to?
Well, on PS4, we've got a rather surprising zombie theme going on. Days Gone, Sony Bend's open world adventure, is up for grabs alongside the solid co-op survival shooter Zombie Army 4: Dead War. Two very good games, but there will no doubt be a bit of a kerfuffle over the inclusion of Days Gone, which is already one of the PS Plus Collection games on PS5.
While we're yet to review Oddworld: Soulstorm — stay tuned for that — we recommend the two other titles. In our Days Gone PS4 Review, we described the game as "open world comfort food":
Days Gone’s survival horror underbelly gives it just enough personality to distance it from the dozens of other open worlders already available. A dense selection of overlapping gameplay mechanics make for entertaining action, even if the title’s unremarkable mission design doesn’t always make the best of them. The story can drift, and the overall package isn’t quite as polished as its PS4 exclusive counterparts – but as far as gaming comfort food goes, you could feast on much worse snacks than this.
And we had similarly strong praise for "Rebellion's best game yet", which we awarded an 8/10 in our Zombie Army 4: Dead War PS4 Review:
Zombie Army 4: Dead War is one of the best co-operative focused games on PS4. Its meaty campaign boasts of impressive level variety, a superb control scheme, and enjoyable gameplay mechanics while a Horde mode tests your abilities to the max. Rebellion has crafted an experience with so much to see and do that it could take a group of players weeks to master everything on offer — a crowning success for this type of game. Zombie Army 4: Dead War is an absolute riot of a title that is just as cheeky as it is fun to play.
Remember, you can find a recap of All Free PS Plus Games in 2021 through the link. All three of these titles will be available to download starting from the 6th April, 2021. What do you make of April's PS Plus games? Aim for the head in the comments section below.
ZA4 and Oddworld - lovely.
So now they’re including PS Plus Collection games...? I’m baffled.
Nothing me this month but that's okay. Days Gone has many detractors on this site but also many fans of which I am one.
Yes it's free on PS5 already BUT the majority of PS players are on PS4 so we deserve some love too.
Happy with Oddworld, so can't complain too much about the other two games
TRASH. Come on with Days Gone. That is just silly to include in PS Plus what people already have access to from having PS Plus.
@nessisonett Presumably this is intended for the 95% of Playstation fans who still only have a PS4.
WANNA PLAY A ZOMBIE GAME
At least give PS5 owners a different game, even if it is just a small indie or something.
Will give Oddworld shot, never tried any of the other dozen games from the series but why not. Days Gone is a great game imo, way too long but I really enjoyed it and hope others do as well!
@nessisonett Tbf there's still a sizable chunk of people who don't have PS5s yet. It's probably more intended for them since if you are a member on PS5 you just get the collection outright
Just seen the tweet from PlayStation. Slightly disappointed Sony have gone for Days Gone considering it’s part of the PS Plus collection and I’ve just finished it from that selection of games. I’ll have a read up on the other 2 though as not too familiar with either of those.
I aready own the Ps4 games oh well 50/50 split this month i dont own any of the Xbox 1 games but own the Ps4 games.
@nessisonett There are a ton of people who only own a PS4 to be fair.
@get2sammyb @TheFrenchiestFry @Ralizah At the same time, Days Gone was also on PS Now. So that’s the same game given away on 3 different services. Which is utterly ludicrous.
I think we got a bit spoiled by amazing titles in recent months.
I loved Days gone on PS5 as part of PS+ Collection, so very happy for those who haven't tried it yet but for me is this month a bit meh (spoiled)
PS5 owners get two games, PS4 owners get the same.
How can anyone have a problem with that?
@Master_Shake You mean like Oddworld: Soulstorm......
@TheFrenchiestFry LOL back when Joe was in his prime. I hope he does more Angry reviews this year. I enjoy that content better than his more frequent posts.
This is an okay month, generally, but a rubbish one for me. I played Days Gone already and I will probably never touch the other two.
Not the best month for me, but I'm looking forward to soulstorm once I beat New N Tasty
@Col_McCafferty some people are literally addicted to complaining lol, don't try to understand them!
This sets an interesting precedent though, it seems that none of the PS Plus Collection is off limits from now
To be fair, Days Gone has only been available to ps5 owners for months, so ps4 players should really be given it too. ( Not sure why the PS+ Collection is ps5 only when they are all ps4 games???).
Anyway, I haven't played Days Gone yet so I will definitely give it a go. I think with Oddworld and Outriders on Xbox, I should have plenty to play this month.
Still got Bugsnax and Control PS5 in my backlog yet.
Well, I’m not going to complain because of all the free games Sony gave this month.
Really, I won’t.
I’m tempted to, because Sony are putting PS Collection games on PS Plus, meaning PS5 players get one less game.
But I won’t.
Oddworld holds no interest to me.
Coop shooters not my thing.
But this is me most definitely not complaining.
Because of the free games.
days gone on ps plus and coming to pc,do i smell a days gone 2 announcement soon? lol jk
The zombie game looks pretty good, its completely passed me by, so I'll deffo be giving that a bash.
But days gone? A game you already get on Psnow and PS5 game collection is a poor effort from Sony to be fair.
already have zombie army on stadia, fairly awful, already picked up days gone, nice to see odd in there but not a game I'm likely to bother with
@nessisonett Most PS4 owners probably aren't Now subbers.
I wouldn't be surprised if a ton of the PS Plus Collection games will go out as the big monthly PS4 games for a while.
@Ralizah It just kinda undermines the value of their separate services. People are obsessed with saying Xbox has worse exclusives or whatever but at least Game Pass isn’t a convoluted mess.
I'm so tired of zombie games. Looking forward to Oddworld, though.
full of zombies, undead theme in line with the undead playstation store announcements
Eh, a miss for me. I'll definitely check out Oddworld, but I really disliked what I played of Days Gone (and already own it through PS Collection) and ZA4 isn't my thing. Which is all fine, since I'm playing catch up anyway.
Every day a new outrage on this site. It's really quite laughable.
It's not as if PS5s are easy to get hold of or it's been out for years. How any lucky PS5 owner could begrudge their poorer brethren being given a game for free that's also available on PS5+ Collection (for that is what it really should be called) is beyond me.
Such elitism, Tory Britain in action!
This is the 3rd time I get days gone, first when buying it, second on ps collection, third on ps plus
@TheFrenchiestFry “KILL ME!” 🤣
Pretty sad to see people sleeping on Oddworld
PS5 plus members get more games than PS4 owners (through the PS5 + ' Collection) but they still feel hard done by?!
No offence but you've got to be ***** kidding me!
Imagine complaining about Days Gone cause of its PSPlus collection ONLY on PS5 🤡
Probs 90% of PS4 audience don’t have new gen system yet
Who begrudges PS4 players getting it? Nobody. But I personally am sick of Sony giving the same games away on services people are encouraged to pay separately for. Got Days Gone on PS Now, then PS Collection as incentive to buy a very expensive console, now on this second sub I’m paying for separately too.
It’s a mess. The services need to be combined very very quickly or people are just going to continue to be annoyed when they are effectively paying multiple times for the same product.
@nessisonett ps plus collection is only available to ps5 owners
Yeah, for a PS5 owner it’s great.
I’ve almost bought Zombie Army a handful of times.
I’ll try it again but I’ve never gotten into the Oddworld games. I’ve played a few but always quit within 5 hours.
@thefourfoldroot Oh boo bloody hoo.
Expensive console? It's only £450. More people would buy one if they could bloody get their hands on one, it's not cost preventing us from joining your exclusive little club but availability.
You get more games through Now anyway, why are you bothered if a two year-old game is given to PS4 + members baffles me.
Another day, another thing for people to get outraged about. It's getting beyond a joke now.
@nessisonett the PS Plus
Collection is only available on PS5. Days gone is the PS4’s ps plus game. I don’t see the issue
Glad I never bought Days Gone always wanted to play it but I always got the feeling that it was eventually gonna became a Plus title
This is a great month. Oddworld was already making it good but ZA4 looks great fun. Days gone is a great addition for anyone on PS4 as well.
Solid month, and despite having a PS5,i have no problem with the inclusion of Day's Gone here. As the article states, I am a little surprised to see 2 zombie themed games in the same month , but hey, ive not played the other and i'll add to my library
Very duff month for me. Finished Days gone when it was on PSNow, no interest in Zombie Army and I've been baffled by the popularity of the Oddworld games ever since the first one on PS1.
@nessisonett you are talking about 3 different services, not one the PS Collection was for PS5 owners.
@redd214 There's only 3 games in the series not dozens!
Huh, I guess I will try out Days Gone then.
And yeah, lots of us don't have a PS5 so I don't want to hear about it being on PS+ Collection. PS5 players get access to 3 games per month plus the collection, so you already have more value for your Plus dollars than PS4 gamers do.
@Col_McCafferty not to be funny but Tories are quite chilled these days compared to the far left who like the outrage just look around 🤣the world is a crazy town right now🙂
I'm just here to say I'll be trying out Oddworld for the first time with Soulstorm.
@Ralizah Oh that would be so bad and make me regret having already subscribe for the next 2 years if I was to only get the game I already have, been a Ps Player for only 5 weeks now so it’s kind of sad to already get repeat free games...
Man people here are salty! PS5 owners mad that they only get 2! Free games, and PS4 owners upset at the entitled PS5 owners. I’m just happy that new games were announced and I’m on a zombie kick right ow so I’m going to enjoy these games, and buy TLoU2 which just went on sale today! It’s looking like a good month to me! Thanks PushSquare for reporting, I always go to you first for new PlayStation news.
LMAO, aren’t you a bitter little man?
You deliberately ignored the fact that I stated I was not against PS4 players getting days gone, just so you could continue with your “woe is me” narrative. Boo bloody hoo, you can’t get a PS5, what does that have to do with anything?
The complaint was Sony splitting their services so people effectively pay multiple times for the same game. Plain and simple.
I believe most would agree the quality of PS Plus has improved significantly this year, and compared with most months last year, this represents another strong selection.
If you've not yet had the opportunity to play Days Gone, I'm happy for you - you're in for an absolute treat.
Taking Oddworld and running. Not a great month. Days Gone has been on Now and is part of the Plus Collection for PS5, they REALLY want to flog that game
@nessisonett excuse me sir. I don't have a ps4. Most of us don't.
@deathaxe hey that’s good news man! I’m happy for you! And it’s nice to see that there are bigger things in the world that people are dealing with than free video games lol. I hope that your wife gets better!
@nessisonett I'm gonna go w/ both of @Ralizah replies on this one. I have PS+ but not a PS5 yet, and I don't have time for Now, so Days Gone works for me. PS5 gets Oddworld "instead". Agree though that Gamepass works better than Sonys hodgepodge of + and Now and "Days of Play" free games. Really thought they'd fix that for PS5. Could be their reason to shut down the other stores, consolidation.
golden month for me
@thefourfoldroot Bitter about what? You're the one that's whining lol.
Oh and we ALL get to download the brilliant Horizon Zero Dawn Inc The Frozen Wilds DLC in April as well, that's for you weirdos that don't already own it.
Why can't we all just be happy for once?
@David187 haha, that's because they're in charge but the Right are just as capable of spitting out their dummies.
Tories have been in charge approaching 11 years now and have made this country a worse place to live. Fact!
Anyway, enjoy your free games.
@Profondo I was embellishing a bit to be fair, Thanks for the correction though
Welp, looks like I'm not renewing my plus subscription this month...
Oddworld: Soulstorm??? WOW! That is COOL then A free(ish) PS5 new game is amazing really + Days Gone is a good game to. I really enjoyed it(well i didn't like the horde bits really so i avoid them as much as I could)
Ps5 gets Oddworld
ps4 gets Days Gone
Awesome quality content. Only entitled children will cry about it
What are you on about? I raised a legitimate point, that Sony are getting us to pay for multiple subscription services but repeating games between them, which any sensible person can see is not on, and then you start complaining that I’m “begrudging” PS4 owners getting a game. What do I care? Then you proceed to say I’m part of “an elitist club” I’m “lucky” to have a PS5 and so should basically keep my mouth shut.
You really are a quite disagreeable individual. I’m complaining about a business practice, you are the one who started to insult people; i mean, you actually said “such elitism, Tory Britain in action”, lol. It’s not elitism to have a complaint, even if you seemingly consider the complainer “privileged”
The 20% Disco discount is a nice addition as well.
Already played Days Gone and Zombie Army but the latter’s inclusion should hopefully boost the online community and give me more allies should I decide to dive back in. But Oddworld is great and bodes well for future PS Plus free PS5 games ...
Another bad month. First they punish me for actually buying FFVII remake and then ask me for more money for extra dlc then they give out duplicate games. I'm aware part of that is on Square as usual.
To be clear, I don't care if I'm lucky to have a PS5. Sony does little to nothing to cater to us and gave us those free games as a door prize for having little to no exclusives and little to no third party support for the PS5.
If we want to complain about them giving us duplicate games every other month we definitely can. I'm sure your daddy Sony will be fine.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is all I needed!
Why did I buy Zombie Army 4 and then never played it? Oh well...at least it was on sale
@DrJames Very true, but many are advising against buying it right now due to frame-rate and performance issues unfortunately. I think I'm gonna wait for a physical myself for Disco Elysium.
I'm very happy with this line-up. It's the first time in years, where I don't already own at least one of the offered games.
Exactly. Can’t believe some of the people on here actually think we can’t have legitimate concerns just because we were lucky enough to get a PS5! It would be laughable were it not sadly so demonstrative of current politics.
@Col_McCafferty Did you really just have to make it about politics and the "right" ?? Come on man, everyone here already deals with enough of that. Hope you have a better day
Look, IDK about the other one, but Days Gone is amazing. It might not be for everyone, but people need to chill with their attacks against it, it was bad at launch but it's great now, especially at 60fps on PS5. Barely any bugs left, it looks great, and the pacing is the best I've ever seen in an open world game. I get that it's in the PS plus collection, and that that can be annoying, but I'm happy that more people can enjoy it, and that means more than getting one more game.
@DrJames I bought it yesterday and it's well worth it at that price. I've been playing on PS4 and while there is a frame rate issue, I don't think it's bad enough to spoil any fun. There's not much action anyway.
@curriemonster zombie army 4 is a great little game. Especially if you have folks to co op with.
@nessisonett so now you’re complaining about FREE stuff!?! I’m baff...oh wait
Glad you aren’t an Xbox player. Can’t imagine how many times someone buys a game only for it to show up on Gamepass shortly after..we would never hear the end of it!!
Amazing month.probably best month ever.wow sony.good job.word up son
I don't know why people complain so much. We've had great games for a few months now and even Soul Storm on release is great for the amount we pay for plus.
There is really no pleasing some people. The selection is never going to be a bunch of games that nobody has or everyone likes as a guarantee. To say this is a poor effort is crazy and shows how spoiled we've been in the past.
Dammit. Well so much for Untitled Goose Game
@lordzand I’m ashamed to share this wonderful hobby we call gaming with the likes of you
Hope your PS5 finds a happier home with non-abusive parents with a fully functioning brain
@nessisonett funny you say that about GamePass because yesterday I was reading so many angry XBOX owners pissed off at GamePass and Games With Gold. Fact is people will always find something to complain about. And that comment isn’t aimed at you. Just at... people. 🤷🏾♂️
@JJ2 the same entitled children who cry on countless articles like this are showing up in record numbers here
That's bogus. Punishing early adopters. PS Plus already is still giving a reduced number of games historically. This is just cheap. If you want to give Day's Gone out, don't use a Plus slot, just make it available in the middle of the month as an extra. That's so stupid. We already don't get enough games as it is.
@nessisonett Gamepass isn’t convoluted!? So they don’t have separate subscriptions for pc and console?!? So Xbox hasn’t had the worst free game giveaways in the form of Xbox live gold for months almost years now?? So Outriders being announced as a Gamepass day 1 release but it not being available on the pc Gamepass isn’t convoluted or anti consumer????? You should join PushX or whatever fan site they have set up because your negative opinions have added nothing to this community lately
You all don’t really need to mock people who are upset about the titles offered. It is what it is. No matter the titles available people are gonna complain. So if they think the titles are bad this month and you like them then fine. Next month you might hate the titles and they love them. It is that it is. 🤷🏾♂️
@nessisonett Sony are always doing this. Either giving us games that are on PS Now or games that are part of the PS Plus Collection, so really we get nothing.
@Snake_V5 what if you don’t have both services? I mean, I don’t have PSNow and I love what Plus offers. Then when I get PSNow of promotion I see a ton of games there not on PSPlus so I dunno...
@nessisonett that's what I thought "here ya go that game that goes free with ya ps5 plus subscription, here ya go now its doubly free" 🤣🤣
I have no complaint about PS Plus-the last few months have been spectacular for free games. And, I am glad that those who own PS4 only will get to play Days Gone, which is a decent game. I wasn’t really hooked by the story or bike maintenance, but the game play loop and hordes are pretty fun.
But, I really don’t think including games available on multiple services people already pay for in the monthly games is a well Sony wants to go to super often. DG is already available on PS Now and the PS Plus collection.
It is going to ruffle some feathers at a time when everyone is talking about game pass and Bethesda et al.
@Col_McCafferty. Hey col im happy.i didn't play days gone yet and zombie army 4 looks amazing.always wanted to play it.amazing month for me.people always complaing.word up son
Compare this to games with gold 😂😂
Sony are on fire this year with the free games, plus 9 free games last week and horizon zero dawn frozen wilds edition coming for free soon aswell.
This is such a simple, obvious, and undoubtedly correct point. Succinctly put. Thank you.
Wow I was not expecting so much backlash in the comments honestly. I have ps now, and ps5 and plus, am I disappointed that days gone is free for plus no! Will I renew now probably not, but cmon ppl days gone is a great game, ok it's on plus collection and has been (not sure if it still is) on now, but not everyone has these. I was just happy with oddworld tbh. Honestly I don't know what ppl want this time last year plus was pretty bad with games they gave away, then these past few months it's been brilliant yet still people are complaining. Think even if Sony gave away a brand new AAA people would still be complaining, also don't forget Sony gave away free games last week too, even then people were complaining because they didn't have vr 🙄, People need to get a grip seems everyone loves to complain. I got days gone, not too fussed about the other zombie game but might give it a whirl, oddworld really looking forward to that. Thank you Sony.
How much "free-er" can days gone get? But honest, I'm happy with oddworld. Just wished a psvr title would be on a monthly schedule.
I'm just as offended that Days Gone is on Plus as I am that is one the PS Plus Collection... Not because i already have it, but because that game sucks. If I had to pull my finger nails out or play Days Gone I'd choose the former.
Kind of a wash of a month for me, but oh well. That's how it is.
@thefourfoldroot I really appreciate the kind words!
Days gone own it, not interested in co-op. Hate oddworld.
You know, when I first joined up at this site one of the major pluses for me was a community that was polite, respectful and valued each others opinions. If you didn't agree with someone's opinion you moved on. Compared to other forums and sites, it was a pleasant place to be.
Recently I have noticed that toxicity is infiltrating the comments sections. So much more name calling and personal attacks than before. It now appears that if someone doesn't share anothers opinion, then it is open season to snipe at them and insult them. I'm not calling anyone out in particular but some of the comments on here are embarrassing and childish. Some people need to grow up.
Just. Be. Kind.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is $50 on PC. Was never going to pay that. But happy to try it out for free.
Payed $29 for my 12 months of PS+. Just with the free games savings it is payed for. Playing The Show and F1 online is gravy now I guess 👍
I didn't even read the comments yet but I can imagine. A new console generation is always bringing up more as if by magic. 😉
Happy gaming every one. Don t worry be happy haha
Funny those who play on PS plus collection are disappointed. But the ones who bought and played aren’t!
The Oddworld games are fantastic. Really unique- another great month.
You wouldn't think the lockdown has just ended and the sun is shining. Miserable gits.
To be fair, I would forgive Sony any rubbish games this months due to the great FREE games we have already been given.
However, the complaint and worry is not about the quality of games, but that the already questionable practice of giving games on Now and Plus, yet charging twice, is now extending to games in the PS Plus Collection. Not as big a deal as the former, but arguable impacts more people and is not a road Sony should be going down.
The insults some have received for stating this simple point, from individuals who shall go nameless, are just crazy.
It should be available to all who subscribe to ps plus regardless of which system they own.
I totally agree. It's been getting worse and worse the last few months I said it many times. I even got insulted in forum and avoiding it too now.
There s absolutely no justification to getting aggressive replies, even less direct insults.
It should be available to all who subscribe to it. Why should it only be available if you manage to get a ps5?
Days Gone is definitely a highlight - moreso if it controls well on Vita (although its shooting and driving elements are among Remote Play's biggest gambles in this regard). Fanheads can kerfuffle all they want, but the difference should be obvious - this is a limited time addition window whereas PS+ collection has PS5 users covered no matter when they get a console (which is a rather fitting commodity in the context of PS5 stock situation).
And it's not like this collection didn't include some games that had already appeared on standard PS+ rosters before, potentially limiting the gain of some generation upgraders - was there a kerfuffle about it, too? No, on second thought, forget I asked.
You should be able to argue with someone on here if you don't agree with them, but abuse is not the way to go.
Is this an April fool's joke? One of the better months (for me!) I've had in quite some time, with 2 games I have yet to play, but am looking forward to!
@thefourfoldroot I know what you are saying with now, as so many have stated, but it's optional for you to subscribe to it not everyone has it, and as someone else has stated now is not available in all regions. I have now, but I probably won't get it again, but the backlash seems a bit harsh in my opinion. Whenever plus announces it's games and if I don't like or have them I don't get into a flap about it (not saying you are, but a lot of ppl are) I just play what I have, the backlash just seems a bit much in my opinion. Especially since we have had some amazing games for a few months, most I already had but I still appreciate the quality of games they gave. Does Sony need to combine the two services definitely, and I hope they do, if people are upset that the games are on now then just don't subscribe. Anyway I'm happy, just feel like everyone is giving Sony a bashing no matter what they do atm.
@ItsATM I made a glib comment, another poster brought up the Left and I responded.
It's all good man, don't worry about it.
@TheFrenchiestFry bingo! I'm one of them
@Col_McCafferty You seem to have forgotten the wonderful time of PS+ with 6 games : 2 for PS4 / 2 for PS3 / 2 for Vita (and some odd PSVR game from time to time). And since most of the PS3 and Vita games were cross-buy, you'd have most months with 4-5 games playable on your PS4.
There were a lot of indies, which is great, since it was a way to discover games you wouldn't have bought before, and a good (or sometimes even great) AAA games thrown into the mix.
All that for less money. So yeah, with only 2-3 games now, they better give us great games (like they did the last few months). And even then, adding a few indies would always be nice, if only for the biggest fans who already have bought the big games...
@Col_McCafferty we will have to agree to disagree on that one 👍 & Enjoy your games to mate 👍
@Col_McCafferty None of what you're saying is called for. People who aren't happy with a game being included should be able to voice that without being belittled.
I honestly have no idea why you're bringing politics into this either and calling people elitist tories in order to defend a multi-billion dollar company. And then to go from that rhetoric to a new defense that '£450 isn't expensive'.
It's all very confused and angry. Please tone it down.
@Steve30000 lol, OK, but it's not. It was announced as a ps5 only feature and that's what it is
@Alfieburns Well-said. The world is toxic enough as it is.
sweet. this is a game that didn't interest me enough to throw more than 10 bucks at it so i held off. sony has been doing a great job with ps+ this year! just a matter of time before death stranding hits ps+ at this rate.
Fair points. I’m not bashing Sony personally, but I do feel it’s fair to criticise a practice of advertising two separate services to the same player base, taking their money twice, but being happy to repeat what they give in return. The services simply need to be combined. Or options given to those who have a game from the other service.
👎👎👎💩 Should have been something beside Days Gone!
Wow, so many responses to this announcement. I’m surprised that it has generated strong feelings.
For me, I’m quite happy to have Days Gone as I was waiting to play it until I could access it when I got a PS5. Since that’s up in the air, it’s nice to have the option to play it sooner.
Also, I wonder if this suggests that a cycling of the PS Plus Collection is in the works. Perhaps Days Gone and some of the other titles are going to leave the service soon and new ones pop up. If so, then it’s great to have access to Days Gone “permanently” in my library.
@thefourfoldroot if you have a ps5 you get odd world... If you have a ps4, you get days gone. What's the big deal? It's not double selling
@Porco does xbox gold ever give away games that are on game pass?
I had days gone as an offer on ps now, then the ps collection, now ps plus. Even ignoring the collection, getting me to pay twice for the same game is not a great practice. So yes, it is double selling. The very definition of it. How is it not?
@Snake_V5 "we" as in "you"? heh, there are less than 10m ps5's in the world. i am pretty sure that more people are benefitting in the ps+ release of day's gone on ps4 when compared to day's gone from the ps5 collection. put things into perspective and be thankful for what you have.
@Steve30000 Well it shouldn't but I guess it was an extra incentive to people that skipped the PS4. I'm fine with that, indeed I'm hoping by the time I manage to get hold of a PS5 they'd have added even more games to the PS5+ Collection.
Some people have a problem with that, they like to keep things 'exclusive' to their own little club. It's pathetic but sadly common place on this site, this need to moan and gripe about everything Sony does nowadays and if you don't join in then apparently you're some company stooge or something.
Gaming should be an entertaining and enjoyable hobby and this site a place for all PS fans to come together and talk about the games they love.
Sadly that's not the case and this site is becoming more toxic by the day.
@thefourfoldroot what are YOU on about? Days Gone is no longer on psnow. It is a rotating slate of games compared with having the game as long as you want. Just reupped my plus to 2023 for 27 dollars. It's already paid for itself.
@Cadeni None of the previous ones were any good and this one looks bland.
Another great month for me, and I've played and beaten Days gone ages OK. Pleased for people who haven't played it yet, such a good game. And we're getting a brand new PS5 game day one, it's not something I would have bought but I'm going to give it a try. The last 3 months have been tremendous value, so much so that my xbox has hardly been turned on.
The problem is that they are hard to get hold of, that's the point I'm getting at, you'd think it'd be fair to have it available to the PS4 system as well.
? None of what you said is relevant. Yes, the games on now rotate, but I paid for it the months it was given. What do I care if I “own” a game I’ve finished and will never play again? It’s not like I can sell it. I also paid for it through the plus subscription, and somewhat in the collection. It’s quite simple. They shouldn’t double and triple sell games to their subscribers.
Days Gone a bit of a let down as have it on PS5 as part of the collection but I suppose as us PS5ers are getting Oddworld and
PS4 aren't, I can't complain. Decent for me.
@deathaxe I rarely post on here, and I haven't really noticed any abuse, Only people arguing their point which is fair enough imo. You should be entitled to an opinion
It's cool that ps has so many exclusive titles to chose from, when it comes to the free games. Sucks, for me at least, that I already have most of the games. Looking forward to the hzd freebie, yet to play the dlc for this.
Also, if you think this is "bad" check out gwg 😆😆😆
@PhhhCough the dlc for hzd is just as good as the game itself.. the ending seems much harder as well, still haven't completed it yet.. 😧
Can't wait for forbidden west, if it's as good as the first it'll be a phenomenal game
@deathaxe I put many of The Last of Us Part II trolls on Ignore but that's it, nobody else is that bad.
Maybe some people should just accept that at times the same games will be made 'free' on different subscription services. Don't moan about your 'losses', celebrate your 'wins'.
I bought Final Fantasy VII over Christmas but it was given away on Plus this month. That sucks BUT I'll be able to upgrade my copy on PS5 from June onwards so that's good.
It seems some PS5 owners want games they get as part of the Collection (for which they pay no more than PS4 + members) to remain there and only there. Even though they get to play the superior version of the likes of Days Gone and God of War. So be it.
@nessisonett well not for the millions of ps4 players its not ,so not that baffling
I was gonna buy zombie army the other day so saved myself a fiver, but a good selection again I feel,I've spent a multitude of hours on days gone and this a treat for anyone who hasn't played it,probably one of the most underrated games of all time.
@Col_McCafferty "oh boo bloody hoo"......ha ha if you don't mind I'm gonna nick that phrase to use on my daughters 🤣🤣
@Master_Shake you have, youve got oddworld
Looking forward to Oddworld. If you haven't played Days Gone then now is the time. Its awesome.
“ It seems some PS5 owners want games they get as part of the Collection (for which they pay no more than PS4 + members) to remain there and only there. ”
If that’s what you really felt I kind of understand your seemingly uncalled for insults.
To set the record straight then, most would like the ps collection to be made free to all PS4 owners too.
Many just don’t want to pay for multiple subscriptions yet be given the same games repeatedly. I don’t know why you feel the need to support a multi billion dollar business in this practice.
@JapaneseSonic I don't know why ms don't knock games with gold on the head ,its just crap month after month so I don't see the point
@Steve30000 nah not really people don't get personal,although they can get a bit uppity ha ha ha ha
Days Gone is an amazing game but I can’t lie, I am disappointed that it’s taken a spot in the lineup this month. I was hoping it would be Civ VI after the rumours. Never mind. The thing is, no lineup, no matter how strong, will ever please everyone.
As a side note, I really wish they would release some dlc content for Days Gone. Just a short expansion to bridge the gap between the original game and the inevitable sequel.
@KingPev Go for it!
People that purchased and played Days gone do not complain, while people that got it twice free outrage?
After 11 years as a PS+ member I am happy any month I get one title per month I do not already own!
@TheFrenchiestFry @Ralizah But weren't they planning on upgrading everyone at a "record pace?" Giving PS4 subscribers owners a game that you've already told them they'll get if they buy a PS5 seems a little bit like cynical regifting. Not that Truck Racing is any more exciting on team green, but it's a little cynical that the same membership grants you the same freebie twice when you upgrade. "Free salad with purchase of unlimited salad entree!"
My complaint is probably less with this game on PS4 + as much as the entire Plus Collection always sitting wrong with me. Proudly announcing a subscription perk that mostly offers what return customers likely already paid for if they were interested, and offering it only to those return customers felt like inventing a product to promote something as "free" to counter the PR of Game Pass that they knew would cost them nothing because it didn't actually offer much to otherwise paying customers they didn't already buy, and they were still going to withhold it and require regular purchase price for the subscribers of the same exact service for the same exact premium that didn't upgrade hardware.
On paper the program was actually geared toward new customers switching from competing platforms, but.....what reasonable competitor did the PS4 have that people are switching to PS in droves from? The collection would have been great as a general PS Plus perk rather than a weird PS5 constrained one. Then offering the same games from the collection as the monthly perk just highlights the oddity.
It's not bad per-se but it's very awkward in a way that kind of has a neutral-at best PR look.
I don't mind Sony offering games that are available on PS Now since I'm in South America and the service still isn't available over here for some reason, and there are many countries all over the world where it isn't available either.
For anyone who has not played Days Gone yet, in my opinion it is one of if not the most underrated game of the generation. Great story and unbelievably satisfying gameplay. Check it out!
Seems like PS5 owners are the only ones complaining!
@Alfieburns I was thinking the exact same thing the other day, I never sign up and comment on stuff usually, but when I found this site and was reading the comments for a month or so before signing up I thought what a great community it was, these past few weeks though it has shifted somewhat. It's still a great community but definitely more toxicity in the past few weeks. I don't mind people disagreeing with me or others but when it's name calling and just being a d***k then it's just pathetic. Let's just all enjoy what we all do, if you don't agree with someone that's ok just don't be nasty and state your point without being horrible, I come here to get away from all the crap that's going on.
@thefourfoldroot because they aren't curating their content for just you. Eventually most ps4 games will have been on psnow at some point in time. So you're saying all those games are off limits because you have both services? And Days Gone is no longer on psnow so they arent selling it to you twice. You think Xbox Gold only gets games that were never on game pass?
Ps5 owners can complain all they want but they get an extra game that we don't get to play on PS4
No, I’m saying the concept of having the two separate services at all is stupid as it, as you say, will inevitably lead with people paying two subscriptions for the same set of games in many cases. Or, if they want to, then Sony must offer some amount of credit back to those who have already paid for said games from the other service. To do less is just anti consumer.
I consider myself slightly kerfuffled.
@Master_Shake they did. Oddworld and ZA4
@thefourfoldroot I agree that they do need to combine both services and I do think they will in the next year or so. But now is more optional than plus is with the need for online multiplayer, and personally I have had my money's worth from both of them. Technically if I hadn't bought any games in the past year, got now and plus for £100 for both I would have had plenty to play and been happy. Now has loads of great games available as has plus in past few months.
Slightly fed up with the whole games being on ps now then putting them on ps plus, may as well merge both together, looking at you days gone and many other games in the past that has done this.
I recently took stock and counted how many ps+ games that I have added to library over the years are things I would actually want to play. Just writing a list on a post it note I ran out of space - it was easily 20-30! So my backlog is plenty. I will now probably add both ps4 offerings to that list, just wish I had more time to play em.
Happy gaming all
This could be a tactical choice to try and dampen negative critique of Days Gone appearing on PC soon. Maybe?
@Alfieburns I've been here for quite a while and on NintendoLife for about two years. It's always been the way. I lurked a long time before joining too.
You have two types of people at both sites. The kind who defend Sony nonstop (though it's way worse with Nintendo) and the kind who don't. I find that more frustrating than "calling people names" personally. It kills conversation and goes nowhere.
There are maybe a handful of people who have more nuance than that here.
That and the people like @thefourfoldroot who agrees with me but felt the need to mention politics. It's nothing political so I'm not going even going to touch that except to say I'm sure we don't agree on that.
I pay Sony. Sony is not my friend. Generally speaking if a video company is your best friend, at that point maybe the people calling you names aren't the problem.
Great, now all I need is a bleedin' bigger drive on the PS5.
What were Sony thinking?
“That and the people like @thefourfoldroot who agrees with me but felt the need to mention politics. It's nothing political”
I don’t think I mentioned politics accept in response to Col_Mcaffety’s comment (or whatever he’s called), I have more than enough political arguments with my Activist sister to ever want to bring it into my gaming life!
@nathanSF You can still get an external hard drive, or even better an external ssd
@2cents what an immature response. You obviously go into the Sony is your best friend category. Go sympathize with a business more than a human. It's a sure sign of a healthy well adjusted adult with real relationships.
Also you don't know what the word entitled means. I didn't expect Sony to give me anything. I paid for plus and my consoles. Learn to use the word properly.
@thefourfoldroot You mentioned it in your response to me. You said the attitude was indicative of the current political climate.
Well, I did say I'd be happy if there wasn't anything I wanted and I already have Days Gone, so nevermind! Since I just got a VR set, was hoping for Playstation Worlds or something on top as they have been giving away VR games lately, though. Well, maybe something next month
Ah, right you are, sorry, I was still flabbergasted by the previously mentioned guy and it was on my mind. My bad. Just slipped through my filters.
You think the whining is bad now, just wait until God of War is offered on Plus in May.
@lordzand Sorry this is nonesense. Sony have given away Rez, Astrobot and The Witness. 3 of the best games ever and you say they are a door prize?
Then they offer out the new oddworld game and an additional 8/10 game as reviewed by PS in Zombie Army and it's all bad news?
Yes if games are duplicated it's unfair to a degree but let's take the whole situation into consideration. You have 2 PS5 games to play which is the historical standard set on PS4 once the IGC was scrapped. And 8 other games for free. And you already got Days Gone for nothing!
It's not a giveaway. You literally have to pay them money each month for the free games.
I congratulate the media sites and marketing gurus who have redefined free to mean you pay for it monthly. They deserve an award.
@lordzand Actually.... Rez, Astrobot and The Witness are free games (no subscriptions of any kinda needed).
Sony right now is giving 10 free games with the "Play at Home" initiative. They will be giving HZD (complete version) in April as well.
@lordzand I never said the ps plus were free. I said the free games were free. Which they were. The best of PS4 games are an aside to your ps plus subscription on PS5, they could be classed as free or an added bonus as us mere PS4 owners don't have that access.
I understand your point and in the past (around 2 years ago) I had 6 months of games I already had. That was frustrating and I wasn't getting value from my subscription. But when Sony have doled out a number of good months and more recently The Witness (amazing) Astrobot (amazing) and Rez (very good) I don't understand the flak. You have Oddworld which looks great too.
Right I'm aware but I do appreciate you reminding me.
That's nice of Sony but you a lot of those games are VR only which requires another 400 dollar plus add on to play. It's cool that they're giving HZD away but its regularly 10 dollars top on sale, 20 regular and it's marketing for the upcoming game.
The thing about narratives is that they're constructed the way the person creating them wants them to be.
@themcnoisy see above. Also I was referring specifically to the PS plus games because that's what this article is about. The PS Plus collection requires a subscription to use. When they duplicate games that are available only with PS Plus that's an issue. PS now is at least a different service and fee so that's slightly more understandable.
@Alfieburns Spot on
If they let people pick any 2 PS4 games to add to their library each month there would still be complaints.
@lordzand I get that, but Sony did just hand us 8 games for free. You have to include them in the conversation.
I have already played Days Gone and didn't particularly care for it. You have got more games than me this month 🤣
But what I do have is Zombie Army, Rez, paper beasts and a massive backlog of psplus games. It's not the end of the world.
Sony changed when Kodera took over for the worse in a multitude of ways, however I can't berate them recently as it's been pretty great. As you said narratives can be altered, it's not a narrative if I really do think it's been pretty awesome. Now go and play The Witness.
Zombie army 4 and odd world whoot...days gone? Well i played that when i got my ps5 in the plus collection and yeah its okay but i find it a bit boring really and i'm not saying its crap before all the high and mightys jump in...its just over rated..good month for everybody..
"Brains..." <shuffles past Sony HQ>
Lesson I've learnt is have either Plus or Now, not both.
Oddworld and Zombie Army straight into the backlog, already own Days gone.
Can't say this selection excites me, but given the way we've been spoilt recently I can't complain.
Days Gone is a PS+ game as well as a PS Collection game. Is it on PS Now as well yet lol?
Honestly, I'm kind of relieved a PS Plus Collection game made it into the PS Plus games for this month. My backlog is getting ridiculous
Do Sammy and Liam read these comments and laugh? Or cry? Because I honestly feel like doing both. SMH! I’ve been a gamer for 30 years and have never been so emotional about it. Maybe it’s the new generation? And yes, this is my 👴🏾 speech for the day.
@curriemonster Except not everyone has PSNow nor own a PS5, so no, it's a good move for Sony.
@nessisonett You’re saying with a straight face that Gamepass is not a convoluted mess? Do you have Gamepass? With titles missing between the PC and console versions, not to mention duplicate titles galore in the service? That’s a pretty bad take in my opinion. Both are convoluted messes.
Days Gone is a solid game but it's pretty lame to get a game that is already offered for free on the same service!
My god the entitlement is ridiculous in here.
@InsertUsername well, from my point of view it is, but I guess that's the beauty of opinions
I love Days Gone.. But I have it in ps5 collection. And before that I had it on a disc...
Lame, nice try Sony, I'm still not paying 70 bucks for Returnal day 1, nor will I at all unless it turns out to be a don't miss.
I think part of Days Gone being here is Sony's subtle admission that a PS5 is harder to find than a COVID vaccine.
Oddworld is looking so good! Though I'm tempted by that awesome looking physical collectors edition too.
"What's the point of trying, if you always fail"
@KundaliniRising333 what does anything of what you just said has anything to do with this article? Are you lost? Also, I doubt anyone here really cares if you buy Returnal day one (or not).
I feel silly not knowing that there were three other Zombie Army games. Or that there was even a fourth one, to be honest.
@curriemonster Zombie army 4 is good fun, negative = repetition. I palyed it beween other games. Days Gone is an underrated game imho. Bought this on sale!
@Pusher2021 yeah, been reading a few reviews and youtubing it, seems like something I'll enjoy
Fecking state of PS's community these days. Sammy and Robert, think you should invest in some modders again cos since Tasuki left the comment section has gotten way worse and we get random pointless forum post every day.
Not bad honestly.
I hate on this.
Me and the article editor have the same names lmao
I've already played through Days Gone, it's a great game, I'm pleased more people can play it now! OddWorld looks interesting and I'll definitely give it a go, however Zombie Army 4.....really?!
I don’t have a ps5 yet ,so the list doesn’t matter to me. The problem I have is I just beat this game with my. Psnow service. I hate the doubles between the two services
If you look at the ps5 list , then check old psnow additions you can tell that. April’s games are going to be.
1 Last guardian
2. Crash insane trilogy
3 A very very poor Indy game
I just wanted. To post it to see if my theory is correct
@deathaxe meanwhile it won't touch any game from ps3 or before and now they are not only preventing you from playing those games on their current box but eliminating those stores and the ability to ever get those games ever again....
@solocapers when the competition is offering the kind of value they are building its easy for those on the other side to start looking at their own dealt hand a little more closely.
@hoffa007 meanwhile game pass ultimate gets your everything in one and is now even offering backwards compatibility when streaming.
I haven't touched my PSNow since Hitman 2 was available but I'm happy that I will get another PS5 game when I eventually get one.
Gamepass will have Outriders day one tomorrow but on consoles only, and you can play gamepass games on your mobile phone now without the Xbox controller. Xbox have been very active these past few months compared to PS.
Loved Oddworld when it first came out, but the creator's grand vision has changed every time a cheque has been waved in his face.
Terrible month, double boring Zombies and another remake of a dated cashcow 90's game.
I have a PS5, PS+, and PS Now but no complaints from me. Judging by all the whiners here, we all have PS5s, PS+, and PS Now. It's good to know I am no longer in the minority. Cheers!
I hate horror games, and especially zombies, so this really sucks for me. It seems that they do horror games far more often than the amount of the market those take up.
I'm glad it's Days Gone not Civ 6. Imo it's a fair month. 2 games each for ps4 and ps5. This should be the way. I hope next month would be God of War
@jdv95 Nah m8, You are absolutly correct! (not jk)
Ironic that Days gone is free and is coming to Steam in April or May I believe
Well nothing here for me this coming month, some great games but they are not ones I particularly want to explore/get since I am not a fan of those genres.
@nessisonett I dont own a PS5 yet only 5 million people do. A 110 million own a PS4 i think its a good deal.
@BrainHacker You can play the games without a controller and that is a plus? Why do you think i stay away from mobile games. 🤪
@Col_McCafferty I do love it that they wont give 1886. I know what they are thinking at Sony its so cheap FU go buy it if you want it. 😋
@Flaming_Kaiser Why wouldn't it be a plus? Cloud gaming is basically giving you an option to play games on any device that you want.
@BrainHacker Yeah lets say removing a controller isnt my way of a plus.
@Flaming_Kaiser Well, that's your preference. Personally for me, I wouldn't bring a controller when I'm outside of the house.
Anyone know of the Zombie Army game can be played coop with randoms or do you have to join up with people on your FL?
I have tried Days Gone through the PS Plus Collection. I just can't get into the game. It's not a bad game, I think the controls let it down for me which makes it frustrating at times to play. Looks great on PS5. I didn't play this on PS4. I will certainly be trying Oddworld and Zombie Army though
Apparently you can just drop in to random teams. Recommended to do that for online trophies anyway. If I play the game, which I doubt, I’d get the coop requirements out the way and then just play solo, which is apparently also possible.
@thefourfoldroot “I am sick of Sony giving games away....”😒😒😒😒
Unlike nessisonnet I am glad more people get the chance to play days gone. Its a really good game once you get rolling into it a bit. Always some outrage on here and a holier than thou attitude to accompany it. I think he's really mad bc he hates days gone and more people are going to end up enjoying it and talking about it here. Cheers to more people getting a good game for free!
Really? Why? Sony giving games away is a great thing. They recently gave 10 fantastic games away.
On a related topic, I also generally like the subscription services like plus and now because you do get a lot of good games at less of a cost. Obviously it’s annoying when you pay for two separate subscriptions and yet are given two digital copies of the same game, despite giving Sony money twice, so I can see why people are frustrated by that. Sony just need to make it one service, but where you can pay separately for just the online access of you wish.
@BrainHacker Too make my point i wont play a game outside and if i would i would go for a Switch or a handheld with buttons. 🤪
@Flaming_Kaiser You don't need to make a point because that is your own preference. Cloud gaming is merely an option that Gamepass subscribers can get from the service. Tbh, it would be great if PSNow can offer the same thing.
@Alfieburns I feel the same way. I love this site, but comment sections like this one really test my limits. It's amazing that the owners of this site will immediately lock down on comment sections that have to do with hot-button political topics and clashing opinions, but they'll let the ridiculous toxicity bubble and boil in articles like this.
@LiamCroft @ShogunRok @get2sammyb y'all need to do better, guys.... Either all of it's okay or none of it's okay.
Excited to try Soulstorm!
must... resist... complaining about... Days Gone...
@RBMango Not a single comment from this article has been reported to us — this is a feature we have stressed the community use time and time again. We want you to report questionable comments instead of engaging with the user. We also can't actively be in every single comment section — there isn't enough time in the day for that.
Please report comments to us instead of engaging, or use the ignore function. We continue to stress this point.
@LiamCroft I completely understand the sentiment and the lack of time and resources to police every single little thing on the site. However, I'd like to point out that it doesn't take a user report to see when things are getting a little nuts on a high traffic article like this, especially when you all have been extremely quick to close comment sections on sensitive topics in the past (and rightfully so).
Also, I want to stress that I'm not trying to come across as a jerk. I love this site and I think you and all the other writers and editors do fine work. My purpose is to just shine a spotlight on maybe improving the modding of the toxicity and vitriol in the future beyond users spamming the ignore button.
Gona pass this time.
I was waiting to play zombie army. dont wanna waste money on typical zombie games. But since i have zombie army 3 and im a fan of zombies games.i like typical ... And days gone i already get on release and get the platinum .great games!
@Muttt randon and with friends. Great game. Already have the 3. Feel free to send a friend request to play budy.
I already own Days Gone sadly, but definitely gonna claim Oddworld: Soulstorm!
As for Zombie Army 4, hard pass from me. I have zero interest and it'd just eat up space.
@Vladspartan thanks problem with planning to play with people is I can't guarantee when I'll get around to playing it and even then with family life it's not straightforward. Will give it a go with randoms. Thanks for the offer.
Don't know why people think this is unfair. It's 2 games for PS4 players and 2 games for Ps5.
@ShogunRok Why did you publish this article again? What have you changed or added?
@JapaneseSonic you should have bought some lessons on Udemy to learn how to construct a coherent sentence. I Hope your comment is sarcastic because if it isn’t you need to catch a grip.
@Max_the_German We flesh PS Plus articles out over the weekend with quotes from our reviews and any additional information. It's primarily so that anyone who missed the news can catch up (we get a lot of people who visit the site only on weekends, probably because they're off school or work, and they're catching up with what's going on).
We also like to republish because it ties into our community PS Plus poll, which always goes up on Sundays.
@curriemonster Yep, but some opinions don't hold up unfortunately. That's the reality of it. Despite that, yes you are still entitled to it nonetheless. Lol.
Honestly my only complaint is: if you have a game on 2 generations of consoles dont release it only for the current gen. Release it for both. Playstation no limits... Till you cant buy a ps5 because of they are sold out for the next forseeable future....
@Toypop ", Days Gone 2 is really the only game I’m hyped for on PS5."
I've got bad news for you...I assume you've seen it by now, but Sony put Bend on something different and killed DG2 some time ago.
I don't know that I'd go so far as to say that Days Gone is my favorite, but I do really love that game. It might help that I didn't play it until it was pretty much fully patched, so I didn't see the issues some had at release. For those who haven't tried it yet (and don't have the PS5 collection), get it now. It's good!
I was surprised when I tried Zombie Army 4, though, as I just discovered Sniper Elite 4 through PS Now (got a month for $1), and I'm enjoying it enough to get it and the DLC on sale for $8, and then I discovered ZA4 is a very similar game from the same developer. I just didn't know. Looks like fun.
Indeed. I always replace the HDD. as I did on my PS and PS4. I stuck a 2TB SSD drive inside the PS4.
I'm waiting for Sony to formally confirm definitive specs for the PS5 SSD before I splash out. Though i am getting a bit impatient.
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