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.
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
M for Blood and Gore, Suggestive Themes, Violence
Darksiders 2 is a hack and slash game. Players take on the role of Death as he tries to resurrect humanity. Gameplay consists of hacking through enemies with your array of weapons (scythes, hammers, so on) and gaining new abilities to make it easier or cooler looking to do so.
Darksiders 2 is a neat and action packed game. If you have an M rated games collection go for it, otherwise you’ll want to pass.
Kung Fu Panda Showdown of Legendary Legends
1 - 4 Players
E for Cartoon Violence
Kung Fu Panda Showdown of Legendary Legends is a fighting game. Players can take on the roles of a number of characters from the movies and battle it out. Items also drop during the matches, giving an advantage to players that manage to nab them before the others. It’s basically Super Smash Bros, but with Kung Fu Panda characters instead.
It plays up to 4 and is appropriate for any setting. It gets played pretty frequently by our kids.
E for Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood
Forma.8 is an action adventure game. Players take on the role of Forma.8 a probe that is exploring the planet it’s stranded on. Players explore the area finding things like lore and power ups that will help them progress further along in their exploration. The visuals of this game are lovely.
Forma.8 is a fascinating little game, but is more of a one player experience. If you are able to cater to single player games then give it a whirl.
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