What Do You Think Of PlayStation Plus/Xbox Live Gold Games So Far?

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For the past couple of weeks, the video game world has obsessed over Rocket League, a game that became popular because A) it’s about cars playing soccer; and B) it’s totally free for a whole lot of PlayStation owners.


See, every month for the past couple of years, both Sony and Microsoft have offered a selection of complimentary games to customers willing to pay for their respective premium services, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. Selections vary drastically: one month you might get two big AAA third-party shooters for Xbox 360; another month you could get a moody Vita indie and a PS3 platformer. (You can see the full list of PlayStation games that have been offered to date here and the Xbox list here.)

Next month’s list, for example:

PlayStation: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Limbo (PS4), Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, Vita), Stealth 2 (PS4, PS3, Vita), God of War Ascension (PS3), CastleStorm (PS3, Vita).


Xbox: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (XB1), How To Survive: Storm Warning Edition (XB1), Metro 2033 (Xbox 360, August 1-15), Metro: Last Light (Xbox 360, August 16-31).

We’ve been following these programs with some interest in recent months, and I’m curious: what do you guys all think of the selection we’ve seen from Microsoft and Sony to date? Too many indies? Not enough third-party games? Perfect selection? Give me your feedback. (We may use it for articles in the future.)

You can reach the author of this post at jason@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @jasonschreier.

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I’ve been very happy with the games for gold on Xbox Live (played Child of Light and currently finishing “Ass Creed 4”). With Metal Gear Solid in the lineup for next month and having never played any game in the series, is that a game you can just jump into or should I look into some of the previous releases first?