PS Plus Games July 2022
It’s July! The weather is getting warmer and there is a new lineup of PS Plus games to look forward to. And just as the trend goes nowadays, the PS Plus lineup looks to be more appealing than the Xbox Live Gold games. And given the recent changes to PlayStation Plus, there is a lot to look forward to.
And while we are on the topic of PS Plus changes, I just want to get my first thoughts out. They look to be quite good; the price point may be a bit of a sticking point to some but to me, it looks to be well worth it. There are a lot of top games that you can play without restrictions and there are a lot of great benefits. Cloud streaming is still a little iffy, but it looks to be on the way up. But now we go onto the line-up.
PS Plus Games July 2022
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS4/PS5)
The eighth main instalment in the Crash Bandicoot series looks to be the star pick in July’s PS Plus lineup. Originally released in 2020, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be available for both PS4 and PS5 PS Plus subscribers.
Just like its predecessors, Crash Bandicoot 4 continues the core platform-style game format, but with some new elements like Quantum Masks. These masks are used to alter levels and bypass obstacles. Not only that, but you can also find various additional game modes that allow you to replay levels and control other characters. Not to mention a new story that takes you on a quest through the multiverse.
Upon launch, Crash Bandicoot 4 received quite positive reviews. Getting an 85 Metascore and 8.1 user score on Metacritic. With praises being given to the game's level design and strong gameplay loop, all while sticking close to its roots.
Crash Bandicoot 4 is normally worth £59.99 on the PlayStation Store. But will be available for free to all PS Plus members from the 5th of July to the first of August.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (PS4)
The second game of the PS Plus July lineup is the interactive horror survival game Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan. One of the three entries in the Supermassive Games Dark Anthology series. And if the new game The Quarry interests you, then it may be worth giving this game a go also.
Man of Medan is the first out of eight planned entries in the Dark Anthology series. Three are currently out, those being Man of Medan, Little Hope and House of Ashes. The fourth entry The Devil in Me is set to release this year. So, this is the game to start with.
Man of Medan focuses on four college students and a ship captain searching for the remains of a WW2-era plane. After being attacked by a band of pirates, they are forced to sail the seas in search of the “Manchurian Gold.”
On release, Man of Medan received very mixed reviews. Receiving a 69 Metascore along with a 5.8 user score. Considering the success of Until Dawn, those who have never played this game may wonder what went wrong. A mix of things really, a struggle to connect with characters, a very underwhelming horror element and a lack of depth.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is normally worth £24.99 on the PS Store, and even has a free trial if you have PS Plus premium. But you can get the full game for free from July 5th to August 1st.
The final game with PS Plus July is the arcade game: Arcadegeddon. A multiplayer game that mixes PvE and PvP elements. Made by IllFonic, this shooter video game may be worth giving a go on either PS4 or PS5.
It’s also very important to mention that Arcadegeddon will release on PS4 for the first time on the 5th of July. The game was originally released on PS5 last year, but now we are getting a current-generation version.
As mentioned, Arcadegeddon is a multiplayer game that you can play with up to three players. You jump into an arcade where you can explore various biomes, face each other in different minigames, and battle a variety of enemies and bosses, all at your own pace.
When it comes to reception, Arcadegeddon received very mixed reviews. Though this could very easily change with a new platform release. Praises were given for its fun combat, but the biggest concern comes around the repetitiveness of the game.
Arcadegeddon is valued at £15.99 on the PS Store but will be available for free with PS Plus in July.
With PS Plus this month you will be saving roughly £101. Also, remember that now is your very last chance to get June’s lineup for free. This includes God of War (2018), Naruto to Baruto: Shinobi Striker and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.