Rez Infinite, Moss, Thumper, and Subnautica are just a few of the free games being gifted to all PlayStation owners this month and the next. With this past week becoming essentially Xbox announcement week, with Xbox Games Pass dominating the streaming platform, it’s left Sony’s Playstation Now looking like a poor contender. Now Sony is trying to catch up with a new set of Play at Home free games.
The Play At Home Initiative
This offer is part of Sony’s existing Play at Home initiative, which in the past has included games such as Journey and Ratchet & Clank. This time though it’s on a much larger scale, with nine incredible indie games made available from Thursday 25th March.
The biggest addition to this line-up is Guerilla Games‘ heavy hitter Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition. This is by no means the only great game on the list – but a solid inclusion nonetheless.
Take Your Pick
Players will be available to download this title on April 19th and you’ll have until May 14th to snatch your free copy, at which point the offer ends – so get in quick. The indie games: however will be downloadable until April 22nd and include the following (click the links to watch the trailers):
Enter The Gungeon: Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon shooter following a group of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, and dodge roll. The goal for these misfits is to seek out the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
Abzû: ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life.
Rez Infinite: Rez, a thrilling journey of sights and sounds and shooting mayhem, remastered by members of the original development team exclusively for PS4 and (optional) PlayStation VR.
Subnautica: A beautiful yet haunting open-world, underwater exploration adventure that takes place on an alien planet. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun-drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.
The Witness: The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler: each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.
Play at Home VR Titles
Paper Beast: A dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality. Discover a wild ecosystem, born from lost Internet data. Be the first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your environment to overcome obstacles and puzzles. Unravel the mysteries of Paper Beast, a game born from the imagination of Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust).
Thumper: Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell.
Moss: Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game and new IP from Polyarc tailor-made for the VR platform. In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement.
Astro Bot Rescue Mission: Get a whole new perspective on platform games, thanks to PlayStation VR, in this daring rescue operation. Take control of Astro in a massive adventure to rescue his crew, where the PS VR headset puts you right in the thick of the action.
What do you guys think about the list of games Playstation are offering? Are you excited for the next Play at Home phase? Let us know in the comments.