May marks the last month for free releases of PlayStation Vita games. Sony announced that the service will stop providing Vita games every month for their PlayStation Plus members. The free games for the incoming month will be:
- Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)
- Rayman Legends (PS4)
- Risen 3: Titan Lords (PS3)
- Eat Them! (PS3)
- King Oddball (Vita)
- Furmins (Vita)
Beyond: Two Souls by Detroit: Become Human’s developer Quantic Dream, is an interactive drama in which you control one character, Jodie, who has a soul bound to her, named Aiden, who is able to move around with their only restriction being that they must remain close to Jodie. Beyond: Two Souls currently has a 72% score on Metacritic, and was released in 2013.
Rayman Legends, by Ubisoft Montpellier, is fifth in the main series of the Rayman titles. Being released in late 2013, it received such great reviews for its art style and game design, that it has been ported all the way from the PS3 and Wii U to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Risen 3: Titan Lords, for the PlayStation 3 by Piranha Bytes, will also be joining the libraries of PlayStation Plus members. It’s continued story of Risen 2, where a new protagonist replaces with a “Nameless Hero.” The gameplay of this game is story based, filled with combat and exploration, whether in the form of main quests or in the form of exploring one of the several guilds and factions.
Eat Them! for the PlayStation 3, developed by FluffyLogic in late 2010, is a monster building destroy game. You take control of a monster designed to destroy cities for demo teams, but were hacked by an evil scientist. You then rampage throughout the city before you, unlocking more monster parts to customize your monster, increasing the strength and abilities of your monster.
King Oddball and Furmins will be the last two Vita games released for free through the PlayStation Plus service. King Oddball, developed by 10tons, is also a mobile release and requires a single press of a button during gameplay from the player. King Oddball received a 66% Metacritic score, and seems to future similar gameplay to that of Angry Birds. Furmins by developer Housemarque, however, is a physics-based action puzzle game. It too has a very iPhone game feel and look to it, but does offer colorful and shiny puzzles to keep the mind entertained and stimulated.
Don’t forget to grab those April releases, which include the Mad Max (PS4) game, before they get switched out in early May!