The best and the worst of the PlayStation Plus July games

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Sony has officially announced the PlayStation Plus July games, but are these free games really worth your time?

Let’s take a look.

Until Dawn – PS4
We loved Until Dawn, and rated it 8/10, but it wasn’t without its faults. Supermassive Games’ interactive survival horror follows a group of eight teenagers who spend a night in a cabin in the woods surrounding Blackwood Mountain. There’s a psycho on the loose and through conversations and making some tough decisions you need to survive until sunrise. With jump scares aplenty, quality visuals and the game alternating between all eight characters, Until Dawn does a fantastic job at immersing you in its supernatural narrative. The tension and jump scares begin to lose their impact a little after the first couple of hours, but there’s a lot to love if you’re a fan of slashers.

Game of Thrones – PS4
The episodic graphic adventure, Game of Thrones, is one of the weakest of Telltale’s graphic adventures but we still scored Season 1 with a respectable 7.5/10. A season that began with much promise doesn’t quite deliver by the time the sixth and final episode’s credits roll. Some fine characters and a real sense of what makes the Game of Thrones universe tick means this is worth checking out if you crave more stories from Westeros and beyond in the wait for more books and TV episodes. A game for fans of the TV series.


Tokyo Jungle, PS3
Crispy’s survival action game is certainly a quirky one! In a futuristic vision of Tokyo, where humans don’t appear to exist, you’re tasked with taking control of various animals and surviving as long as possible. This involves controlling Pomeranian dogs, silka deer and various other animal species as you battle for territory against the other creatures in the game. In the Tokyo Jungle review, we gave it 7.5/10 and praised it from being a “refreshing game with a unique setting.” It gets repetitive after a while, but there’s plenty of fun to be had, especially when it’s free!

Darkstalkers Resurrection – PS3
Capcom’s Darkstalkers Resurrection brings back two classic arcade fighting games with Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3 and features a unique bunch of colorful monsters. Character design is superb, and the action feels as fresh as back in the day. The online mode is where you’ll likely spend most of you time, and there’s plenty of goodies to unlock too!

Element4l – PS Vita
This little-known PlayStation Vita indie title from I-Illusions is a platformer set in a dreamy underworld. The physics-based gameplay requires you to simply control your character by pressing your button at the right time while morphing into the four natural elements – earth, wind, fire and water – to navigate some tricky levels. It received average reviews on Metacritic, though many though that the difficultly level was a little too punishing.


Don’t Die, Mr. Robot – PS Vita (Cross buy on PS4)
This fast-paced 2D puzzler from indie developer, Infinite State Games, doesn’t look particularly great, but the action is incredibly addictive. Mr. Robot loves fruit! But whenever he tries to eat one it explodes. It’s not all bad though! Those explosions destroy the endless horde of robotic machines trying to squish, zap, stomp and bite him. There’s 50 missions to enjoy and an arcade mode with leaderboards. Overall, it received an average 76% rating on Metacritic!

Which PlayStation Plus games will you be picking up in July? Also, don’t forget, you can still pick up your PlayStation Plus June games!