If you do console gaming in your schools or libraries then Playstation Plus and Xbox Gold can be an amazing way of adding new games to your collection each month. However, not every free game may be appropriate for your space. We’ll be going over all the PS4 titles this month so that you can decide what works for your space.
Worms Battlegrounds is a 2D Strategy game where players take on the roles of worms battling one another. Turns go back and forth between the different players as they choose weapons then use them on each other. The game features a campaign mode and versus modes for players to fight each other.
Worms Battlegrounds is a great addition to any collection. While appropriate for all ages, younger players may have trouble with learning the controls.
E for Fantasy Violence
BOUND is a platformer where players switch between two roles, a woman revisiting the place of her childhood memories and a princess ordered to rid the land of the monster destroying it. The game’s setting has a dreamlike feel about it. In a lot of ways it feels more art piece than game.
The world and designs are gorgeous making this a beautiful game to watch, but gameplay can feel a bit stiff. If you’re looking for an interesting single player experience to add to your collection give it a download.
1 - 3 players
E for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language
Dungeon Punks is a side scroller beat em up that plays up to three players. Players choose a character, each with unique skills. Players will always have a party of three with NPCs filling any of the other unused slots. Gameplay consists of fighting off hordes of creatures with your teammates.
Dungeons Punks would be a good fit for any collection that caters to tweens and up. The skills and gameplay might be a bit much for younger gamers.
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is VR only. If you don’t have a VR setup you’re not going to be able to play this title at all. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a Rail Shooter. Players ride through a roller coaster of horrors and shoot at what they see; ranging from things with bullseyes on them, terrifying killer clowns, apparitions, and all other sorts of spooky creatures.
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood would no doubt draw people in being a spooky VR game, but if don’t have a VR set, you’ve got gamers that scare easily, or you're not comfortable with all the gore and violence then you’re going to want to pass.
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