The new PS Plus’ hidden gems

(Photo: IGDB) Tetris Effect ,Outer Wilds,Celeste,Ape Escape
For some time now, many have thought that the Xbox Game Pass is the best subscription-based games bundle a console or PC could offer, and that was not a biased opinion to have. اضافة اعلان

The Xbox Game Pass offers its subscribers over 300 games to play, while also drawing buyers in with the alluring offer of paying just $1 for the first month. No gaming service could compare to something as staggering as 300 games to play for such a low cost, at least not until the PlayStation (PS) Plus subscription.

Finally upping their game, Sony has newly revamped their PS Plus subscription, which boasts three different subscription types at three different price points, offering around 450 titles to choose from.

Now, yes, that is an absurd number of games to choose from, and browsing through the catalog is an overwhelming experience to say the least. To make the process a bit easier, we will be sharing some gems that everyone should at least try out, and hopefully, that will at least make the search a bit less tedious.

Tetris Effect
This definitely is not what people will initially think to try out when given the opportunity to play a plethora of games, but, do not let that deceive you.

Yes, this game is Tetris. And there is not a single mechanic that makes it something else.

So, if you have played any Tetris title before, you should pretty much understand the basics of the game. But, what makes Tetris Effect such an incredible experience is not the simplicity, but the incredible eye candy that it has to offer.

Playing Tetris Effect is like watching visualizations from those old media players everyone had on their PCs growing up; the sound design and music is a delight while the background visuals are truly a treat.

This mishmash of elements combined with the simplicity of Tetris blends to an unrivaled experience that everyone should at least dabble in.

Outer Wilds
The problem with recommending this game is that there little information that can be given without somewhat sullying the experience. Playing Outer Wilds genuinely feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

To keep it as simple as possible, Outer Wilds is a sci-fi mystery game where your solar system resets every 22 minutes, and it is up to you as the player to discover why this keeps happening. This is not a game with combat or a leveling system, and that may deter some, but this game does not need any tropes to reel you in.

Outer Wilds is a phenomenal masterpiece and the rightful winner of the 2019 Game of the Year award.

If you are into platform games and plain old masochism then look no further than Celeste.

As a 64-bit wonderland of hops, dashes, and plenty of restarts, Celeste follows the story of Madeline, a young girl who is ascending the mountain of “Celeste” while facing her inner demons. However, what sets this game apart from many similarly designed titles is not just the ramp up in difficulty as the game progresses, but how the story of Madeline is dissected to us as it does.

And do not be deterred by its difficulty, the game does boast some accessibility options to enable those who do not want to suffer as much to ease progress.

A beautiful tale of mental health and self-acceptance, a must try for platformer enthusiasts.

Ape Escape

This is a bizarre game with an even stranger story, Ape Escape is a nostalgic experience to anyone who played it back when it was released in 1999.

One of the perks of the new PS Plus subscription is its catalog of retro titles, and thankfully, Ape Escape happens to be one of many.

Here you play as the protagonist Spike, who is trying to stop the big baddie Specter and his ape army from rewriting history. So yeah, you need to capture apes — that is the gist of it.

But the simplicity of the game is where it shines. With great level design, cool tools to capture the apes, and so much more, Ape Escape is one title that you should definitely try out.

It is safe to say that most people who end up subscribing to the new PS Plus will notice fairly quickly that some major AAA titles are also available for free including Red Dead Redemption 2, the Demon’s Souls remake, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima director cuts, and the Final Fantasy 7 remake.

And while it is easy to get lost in the big titles, make sure you thoroughly check out what the new PS Plus has to offer! Just try not to get lost in the labyrinth of options available to you.

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