Sony has announced the free games for PS+ subscribers for this month and I’ve got to say that I’m pretty happy with the lineup as there are a couple of great little indie titles to sink our teeth into.
The first of the lineup is the brilliant Overcooked! from Ghost Town Games. In this game, you need to work in a series of increasingly weird kitchen settings. If you’ve never played this incredible couch co-op game, now’s a great opportunity to do so.
This is arguably one of the greatest asymmetrical co-op games since it’s very difficult to succeed without delegating tasks to different players (check out Game Maker’s Toolkit’s excellent video on it). Additionally, with the release of Overcooked! 2 not too long along, this means that if you enjoy it as much as I did, you can move onto the sequel and enjoy even more chaotic kitchen capers.
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In this title, you explore the Finch family home as you try to understand the curse that has plagued the family for at least five generations. As you delve deeper into the family history, you’ll relive these experiences in what the developers call “a collection of strange experiences”.
While many players mightn’t be thrilled about this lineup and the absence of well-known titles, I reckon they’ll be pleasantly surprised at the great games they’re getting for free.
On the one hand, you have a chaotic couch co-op game that’ll have you screaming and shouting at your friends and on the other hand, you’ve got a narrative experience that makes a strong argument for games as an art form.
Both games will be available for PS+ subscribers from Tuesday 7th May.