24. We repeat, twenty-four. It is the incredible number of video games that today enrich the already substantial catalog of PlayStation Plus Extras, to which three other classics destined for Premium are added. Quantitatively speaking, Sony is really getting used to subscribers to the two most prestigious plans of PlayStation Plus (who are one year old just this month) and the same can be said of the qualitative aspect, as demonstrated by the caliber and variety of today’s innovations, capable of to meet the tastes of any type of gamer. Don’t believe it? Then check out all the new games available from today June 20th for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium!
The new games for PlayStation Plus Extra
• Far Cry 6 | PS4, PS5
• Rogue Legacy 2 | PS4, PS5
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge | PS4, PS5
• Soulstice | PS5
• Redout 2 | PS4, PS5
• Hundred Days: Winemaking Simulator | PS4, PS5
• Inscryption | PS4, PS5
• Tacoma | PS4
• Deus Ex: Mankind Divided | PS4
• Thief | PS4
• Elex 2 | PS4, PS5
• The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition | PS4
• The Wild at Heart | PS4
• Card | ps4
• Killing Floor 2 | PS4
• Lonely Mountains: Downhill | PS4
• Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York | PS4
• A Hat in Time | PS4
• Forager | PS4
• Dodgeball Academia | PS4
• MX vs ATV Legends | PS4, PS5
• PAW Patrol: Power Pups Save Adventure Bay | PS4, PS5
• My Friend Peppa Pig | PS4, PS5
• DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace | PS4, PS5
The undisputed leader of the new wave of games, Far Cry 6 is the most recent installment in Ubisoft’s multimillion-dollar franchise. An open world shooter just like its direct predecessors, this sixth installment brings the action to Yara, a fictional Caribbean paradise ruled by Antón Castillo, (played by Giancarlo Esposito) and his young son Diego, who follows in his father’s bloody footsteps.
In the role of Dani Rojas you are called to fight for freedom by taking advantage of some firsts for the series, such as Amigos (mercenary animals that offer help in battle), new mechanics (such as sabotage) and insane makeshift weapons (including a spear -discs playing the Macarena). Otherwise, expect all of the features that made Far Cry so successful – fast-paced action, a huge open world, and a multitude of primary and secondary missions. Read our Far Cry 6 review.
Rogue Legacy 2 also deserves a warm welcome, which celebrates its debut on PS4 and PS5 by immediately ending up in the PlayStation Plus Extra catalog. Like the previous one, it is a genealogical rogue-lite with randomized games, characters that change from time to time and mechanics such as permanent improvements and the final death of the spawn.
Among the new features are even more refined mechanics, a revamped biome generation system, special items never seen before and a new art style with 3D characters on hand-crafted scenarios.
If (virtual) blows are your daily bread, then Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will give you what you need. DotEmu pays homage to the turtle quartet and scrolling beat ’em ups of yesteryear by showcasing a vintage 80s-style aesthetic and clearly old-school inspired gameplay.
Despite looking to the past, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge does not give up accessibility, making it suitable for any type of gamer. The story mode includes 16 levels (accessible from a 16-bit map of New York) that can be completed in about two hours, a duration consistent with the objectives of a product that makes replayability and cooperative its trump cards. We also have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge review
This month Italy is making its voice big with three different productions.
The first is Soulstice, a stylish action game for which the guys at Reply Game Studios were inspired by cornerstones of the genre such as Devil May Cry and Bayonetta. Set in a dark and mysterious fantasy world, it offers you control of two sisters: Briar fights in melee and unleashes lethal combos, while Lute, who was sacrificed to bind her soul to that of her sister, is a spirit capable of dominating the battlefield with otherworldly abilities and mystical powers. Redout 2 is a tribute to futuristic racing staples such as F-Zero, Wipeout, Rollcage and POD. Designed by 34BigThings to ensure a fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, the title features a physics-based driving / levitation model and a graphic style that mixes low-poly objects and landscapes with state-of-the-art shaders and lights ‘art. Compared to the first chapter, it raises the stakes with 36 unique circuits and 12 fully customizable chassis. Hundred Days: Winemaking Simulator by Broken Arms Games is a singular management and simulation game entirely dedicated to wine production, in which you are called to manage your company and follow the production of wine from the vineyard to the bottle, up to worldwide distribution.
We then continue with Inscryption, a gloomy card game that blends roguelike deckbuilder mechanics, escape-room-style puzzles and psychological horror themes.
Sitting at a table in a small hovel, you are invited by a mysterious character (who also acts as narrator) to participate in a particular game based on fighting between wild animals. Between one game and another, you have the opportunity to tackle puzzles and collect items that are useful for continuing the story. The most important thing to keep in mind is that whoever loses dies and is transformed into a card which will then be used by the next protagonist. Inscryption, in any case, is not only this, since it hides strokes of genius and unexpected twists that deserve not to be spoiled.
From the authors of the award-winning Gone Home comes Tacoma, a narrative science fiction adventure set in 2088 on a deserted space station. As Amy Ferrier, you must recover the ODIN Artificial Intelligence and investigate the private and work lives of the crew members in search of the clues necessary to unravel their stories.
The surveillance system recorded crucial moments experienced by the crew in 3D, giving you the possibility to rewind the recordings, dwell on specific points and change your point of view. In essence, Fullbright’s production leaves you in full control of the narrative.
Eidos Montréal contributes with two productions launched when it was still part of Square Enix (for those who missed it, we point out that the Canadian company joined the Embracer Group in 2022).
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided can make all RPG, stealth, cyberpunk and immersive sim lovers happy. Set after the events of Human Revolution, it sees Adam Jensen as a counter-terrorism agent forced to move in a world that hates augmented people like him. The story begins in Dubai but soon moves to Prague, a small but dense open-world full of details to be discovered. The articulated level design and the in-depth dialogue system allow you to deal with each situation in many different ways, as we have fully explained in our review of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Thief instead puts you in the shoes of Garrett, the Master Thief, in a first-person stealth adventure set in the dark depths of the City, brought to its knees by an epidemic. Exploration and planning are the founding elements of this game, which manages to capture also and above all for its peculiar atmosphere.
ELEX II is an open world RPG made by the same authors of Gothic and Risen. Your job is to defend the post-apocalyptic sci-fi world of Magalan from a new threat from the sky.
To do this, in addition to taking advantage of a jetpack capable of flying everywhere, you must unite all the factions of the planet and interact with a multitude of non-player characters, who will remember your actions and react accordingly.
For the most discerning palates there is The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition, a first-person puzzle game that puts you in the role of a sentient artificial intelligence placed inside a simulation that reproduces the greatest ruins of humanity.
Between one puzzle and another (there are more than 120 based on the manipulation of laser beams, drone control and time management), the narrative thread intertwines with a metaphysical parable whose goal is to prompt you to reflect on the meaning of free will. The Talos Principle is highly recommended to anyone who has already enjoyed games like Portal and The Witness.
Lots of stuff, right? It’s not over yet! There’s also The Wild at Heart, a hand-drawn adventure game featuring two young boys fleeing adversity in a mysterious hidden realm filled with puzzles to solve, secrets waiting to be discovered, and magical creatures; Carto, an adventure game with a unique puzzle mechanic that allows you to discover pieces of the game map and rearrange them to shape new levels and paths; Killing Floor 2, a cooperative game in which to slaughter zombies in happy company; Lonely Mountains: Downhill, which allows you to embark on descents at breakneck speed on a bike.
And then again: Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York, a narrative experience set in the rich universe of the fifth edition of Vampire: The Masquerade; A Hat in Time, a colorful 3D platformer starring a little girl capable of traveling through time; Forager, a 2D open world game inspired by classic exploration, farming and manufacturing titles; Dodgeball Academia, a sports RPG that lets you play dodgeball matches with a unique beat ’em up style; MX vs ATV Legends, an open world off-road racing game focused on two-wheelers, ATVs and UTVs.
Finally, the little ones are addressed to PAW Patrol: The Super Pets Save Adventure Bay, My Friend Peppa Pig and DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace, in which they can find the four-legged friends they have come to know and love on the small and big screen.
I classici per PlayStation Plus Premium
• Killzone: Liberation | PSP
• Worms | PS1
• Herc’s Adventures | PS1
Guerrilla Games has now put aside the Helghast to devote themselves exclusively to Aloy, on the other hand the most nostalgic subscribers can rediscover Killzone Liberation, originally launched in 2006 on PSP.
Set two months after the first Killzone for PS2, it sees Jan Templar back in action in a campaign consisting of five chapters with four levels each. Unlike the main series, however, Killzone Liberation is an isometric run and gun with a protagonist capable of using a large arsenal of weapons, turrets and vehicles of all kinds, including tanks, hovercrafts and jetpacks.
A real cult from the 90s, Worms for PlayStation 1 is instead a turn-based strategy game that sees two factions of worms collide with bullets, rockets, mortars, grenades, mines, Molotov cocktails, pigeons, sheep and bananas. No, the last three weapons weren’t invented by us, they really exist in the game and they also do very, very bad things! Finally, Herc’s Adventures for PS1 is a colorful top-down adventure game released by LucasArts in 1997. Set in Ancient Greece, it stars three distinct playable characters, Herc (Hercules), Atlanta (Atalanta) and Jason (Jason). The three are called to work together to save the goddess of nature, Persephone, from the clutches of the god of the underworld, the wicked Hades. Featuring lively humor, it also features a unique mechanic: with each death, the heroes are sent to the underworld, where they must make their way back up and continue the adventure. The more times you die, the more difficult it becomes to return to the surface, until the fifth death, which decrees the definitive Game Over.