May is upon us, which means it’s time to take a gander at the upcoming duo of games being offered through PlayStation Plus. If you’re not into frantic party games or atmospheric walking simulators, you might want to just mark your calendar for June 4 and cross your fingers for better luck next month.
Still with me? Good. Then let’s talk about Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch. To be clear, I’m a big fan of both of these games, but I get a sneaking suspicion I’m going to be in the minority when it comes to digging this month’s Plus games. Neither of them are big, sexy AAA titles and both are from genres that don’t typically garner as much attention. Still, if you’re up for trying something new on no additional cost on top of your Plus subscription, there’s no harm in taking these for a spin.
In case you had forgotten, PlayStation Plus now only includes a couple of games each month for the PlayStation 4. The service axed PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 games recently and, while that’s an understandable move, it also makes the formerly six-game monthly collection look anemic by comparison.
As of next Tuesday, May 7, you can add Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch to your digital library. They’re yours so long as you remain a Plus subscriber, yadda-yadda-yadda.
Overcooked has a cutsey aesthetic, but you shouldn’t let that fool you. This game is a friendship-ender, and I mean that in the best way possible. Get a few friends in the same room and try to work as a team in order to cook meals, wash dishes, deliver orders and put out fires in an increasingly challenging series of venues.
As for What Remains of Edith Finch, it’s one of those games where you don’t do much beyond walk around and interact with the environment. If you don’t mind slowing down a bit and investing in a spooky story, though, this one is definitely worth checking out.
But what do I know, right? Feel free to share your own thoughts on this month’s Plus offerings in the comments below.