Happy Friday! You might remember last week I couldn’t give you the list of PlayStation’s free games this month. That was because they held off on announcing the free games till after Halloween. They were running a big sale on a lot of horror games, and I suppose they just didn’t want to take away from that.
They have now announced the free games for November! However, they aren’t available right away. It seems the first free games become available next week. All of these games on the list will be free starting November 7th. They also are still offering their October free games until then. Check out the October games here and grab them up quick! Now, let me share the November lineup.
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Bound is a platformer that stars a dancer as it’s main character. It came out April 2016 and is regularly $20. The reviews for the game are mixed, though leaning more towards positive–a 7/10 on IGN and 71% on Metacritic. The reviews talk about how great the game looks but how it can be a little boring to play. The issue it seems is that it’s easy and single-mindedly focused on being a platform game.
For the looks alone I’d be interested in trying this free game. You play as a princess who is also a ballerina. The setting is inside the mind, kind of like a whole dreamlike place where memories are being revisited. On the surface, the princess has been ordered by her mother to vanquish a monster that is destroying the world. Although it’s apparently all a metaphor. Hmm…
Dungeon Punks (Cross-Buy with Vita)
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What it is we have here is an RPG that is regularly $15. It came out August of 2016. The reviews are mostly positive, though Metacritic gives it a solid average score at 68%. However, the PlayStation store shows 4 out of 5 stars. The primary complaint with this game is it’s only fun to play with others. This is not an online multiplayer! That means if you really want to enjoy this game you need a friend or two to play on your PlayStation with you…you know at your home. Perhaps it can liven up the typical “Netflix and chill.”
Dungeon Punks is a side-scrolling role-playing game. There is a tag team system in place where each player can control two heroes at a time. This game is also a brawler so come prepared to take out a lot of enemies!
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (is available until January 3)
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If you haven’t had enough of horror game deals then here’s another. Until Dawn is a first-person arcade shooter that came out October of 2016. Its usual cost is $20. This is a virtual reality game and is an extra game in the lineup that will be available until January 3rd. This is all because it’s PlayStation VR’s birthday. The reviews on this game are mediocre with a 6/10 on IGN, 5/10 on Gamespot, and 72% on Metacritic. The complaints are that it is concise (like one hour) and there isn’t much to it. Just a straightforward game.
This is a survival shooter game that plunges you into a nightmare. You must shoot through monsters. This game offers multiple paths to take in a game. Which means you can play it multiple times with a different experience.
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What we have here is an artillery, strategy game. It came out in 2014 and typically costs $25. The reviews are mostly positive. It has a 62% on Metacritic, about a 65% on GameRankings, and a 4.5/5 on the PlayStation Store.
Worms Battlegrounds is a turned based tactical game. Teams of worms take turns to use weapons and items to eliminate the other teams. This game takes place in a museum where your worms are trying to retrieve a stone carrot from a worm who is trying to use it to take over the world.
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This is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game. It came out in 2009 and is regularly priced $10. The reviews are positive, with a full 5/5 in the PlayStation Store. It has an 8.4/10 on IGN and 76% on Metacritic. It’s apparently a good game for what it is, but if this isn’t your style of game, then you likely won’t enjoy it.
R-Type Dimension is a combination of R-Type one and two. It also offers a 3D option that wasn’t available for the others. It has single and multiplayer.
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic
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This is an action based fighting game that came out in 2009. It usually costs $10. It has a 68% on Metacritic. It’s considered a fun scrapper but is a straightforward, “shallow” game. However, most people agree that at its regular price it’s worth it. Which makes it especially worth it while free.
This is a party, fighting game. It is fast-paced with exciting graphics. You must master kung fu moves and combine it with gymnastic moves like swinging off platforms. It does not have online capability, which means this is another “couch multiplayer“.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (Episodes 1 & 2)
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This is a point and click adventure game. The game come out in 2013 and 2014 (episode one and two was released separately) and regularly costs $25. The reviews are positive. A 4.5/5 in the PlayStation store and 72% on Metacritic.
The story starts with a robbery and murder. There are two main characters you control who get caught up in it all. The setting is modern-day Paris. This is not only an adventure game but also a puzzle. You have to connect threads of knowledge in the game to draw logical conclusions.
See above, under PlayStation 4. This is a cross-buy with PS4 and Vita.