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Top 10 Best And Worst Free PSN Plus Games On PS4


Script Written by Dimitri Vadrahanis PS Plus has really stepped up its free games in recent years, offering subscribers top-notch titles they can enjoy each month. However, with so many games on offer, there's bound to be more than a handful which fall short of expectations. For this list, we will be looking at the best and worst games which have appeared on PSN Plus. To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!
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Top 10 Best and Worst Free PSN Plus Games on PS4

It might be free, but it doesn’t mean it’s always worth your time. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our top 10 best and worst free PSN Plus games on PS4.

Nobody likes to pay to play their favorite games online, but thankfully console manufacturers have been sweetening the deal by offering free games along with your monthly subscription. For this list, we’ll be giving our personal recommendations, while also warning about games that don’t really deserve the space on your hard drive.

#5 Worst: “Aaru’s Awakening” (2015)



Platformers are defined by their unique spins on movement. Mario jumps, Sonic speeds, and Aaru teleports. Unfortunately, that mechanic either makes or breaks the game, and in the case of this hand-drawn title, it definitely broke it. Players can freely aim where they teleport, but it’s easier said than done since the analog sticks don’t quite give you the precision of a keyboard and mouse. Players end up fighting against the controls instead of mastering them, and since the levels and bosses are designed around this one core concept with limited checkpoints, they often feel unfair, not challenging.

#5 Best: “The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth” (2014)



This remake to the original disturbing title blends familiar gameplay into a new package that runs and looks better, while featuring hundreds of new items to play around with on your quest to kill your mom. Discovering what each of them does requires some trial and error, but skilled players can still adapt to the items they’ve been given and work out powerful combinations to carry them through difficult stages. The bullet-hell inspired battles and boss fights means getting there is never easy, but is just addicting enough to have you load up into another run after you die.

#4 Worst: “Dragon Fin Soup” (2015)



At this point, gamers almost expect Kickstarter-backed titles to flop, and unfortunately Dragon Fin Soup just reinforces that stereotype. On paper the top-down RPG seems like it can’t miss since it features popular tropes like procedural generation and SNES inspired art. However, in practice, it fails, because everything under the hood is astonishingly broken. From the boring pseudo-turn based battle system to the confusing counter-intuitive interfaces, the game seems to want to break our immersion and enjoyment with frustrating design decisions every time you interact with something on-screen. You’ll butt your head against it for hours, make progress, and then it’ll crash and you’ll have to do it all over again.

#4 Best: “Journey” (2012)



Too many gamers put off playing this masterpiece because its biggest selling point isn’t on complex stories or in-depth gameplay systems, but instead on the emotions it invokes in the player when they sit down to experience it. On your journey you’ll run into other players who can help you along before going on their separate paths, but everything in the game from the minimalist UI, the controls, and its excellent soundtrack all reinforce feelings of isolation and an appreciation for the games gorgeous environments. It feels like a real adventure, and though there’s not much replayability once you reach that mountain in the distance, you only need to play through it once to remember it forever.

#3 Worst: “Hardware: Rivals” (2016)



Vehicular combat games need three things to function as a concept: awesome cars, varied playlists, and powerful weapons. With only four vehicle types and main game modes, “Hardware: Rivals” dropped the ball on the first two, leaving the fate of this title in the hands of its weapons. Unsurprisingly, they suck too. The basic firearms feel weak and unsatisfying, while the map specific special weapons like the airstrikes are so overpowered that each match devolves into a race to see who can use them first. You’re better off just sticking to “Twisted Metal.”

#3 Best: “Bloodborne” (2015)



“Dark Souls” is a great series, but its slow, methodical combat doesn’t always mesh with everyone. From Software’s Playstation exclusive title looked to change all that by keeping the bleak, environmental story-telling while tweaking the combat system to be more dynamic and fluid than ever. Relying on your shield for cover will quickly lead to you being overwhelmed by enemies, so the emphasis is on striking hard and fast, and rallying to heal rather than hiding to spam blood vials. You’ll still die a bunch until you learn how to be pro-active in battle, but when you finally land the killing blow on one of the many terrifying enemies in Bloodborne, you’ll be happy you stuck with it.

#2 Worst: “Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends” (2015)



Trying to lure in fans of “Super Smash Bros.” by offering one of the only platform fighters on a non-Nintendo system, Little Orbit delivered an incomplete title that exploits the film franchise, and doesn’t accomplish much else. The roster does an okay job covering the different films, but everything else is way too light on content. There’s only 12 stages, and the single-player is a pathetically shallow ladder tournament that has you fighting just 10 random opponents in a row. Toss in some dead online multiplayer, and you have a game that doesn’t offer much value.

#2 Best: “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” (2015)



The beauty of a Kojima directed game is that players never really know what to expect. While we knew stealth-based action and crazy plot twists would return to the series, attempts to bring the franchise up to date with higher production values, more open environments, and some quality of life improvements to the gameplay were nice surprises that helped breathe new life into the established formula. Diehards might not appreciate mechanics like reflex mode, but it’s great for new-comers of the series to hone their sneaking skills, and help deal with some unpredictable enemies. It may not have lived up to all its pre-launch hype, but it’s definitely worth your time.

#1 Worst: “Drawn to Death” (2017)



At its heart this title tries to bring enough “attitude” and “edge” to make even the 90s blush through its use of offensive memes, but all that talk is worthless if you can’t walk the walk. Certain weapons like the Lucky Bastard, are fun to use, and have cool designs, but for the most part they’re uninspired and take forever to put people down. The high time to kill is supposed to create tense fights, but they drag on for far too long and quickly become nauseating with all the graphical effects that litter the screen.

#1 Best: “Rocket League” (2015)



The concept behind this rocket-powered vehicle soccer game is simple: score a goal. The execution is much more complicated. Cars can jump and double jump, boost, fly, and kill each other, all to put the ball in the net. And these varied movement options result in spectacular displays of skill by the top players who juggle, pass, and volley their way to the highlight reels. It will take you literally hundreds of hours to get decent, but with the hundreds of cosmetics and varied game modes like solos, duos, basketball, and dropshot, it never gets old. The only way to sum up this title is with one word: “Wow!”



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