PlayStation Plus is ten years old today! And what is happening to mark this auspicious occasion at Sony? Why, it was revealed that the next batch of games will be included as part of the service this July, and here they are now: Rise of the Tomb Raider, NBA 2K20, and FMV adventure Erica…
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is, of course, the second entry (plus DLC) in the three-game reinvention of developer Crystal Dynamics of the classic Tomb Raider franchise, and overall offers more of the same as its predecessor. . It is a tense, intensely constructed yet relentless adventure that this time sees Lara maiming and murdering (and occasionally baffling) across Siberia in search of the Lost City of Kitezh.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is a well done game, “wrote Oli Welsh in 2015,” It is an engaging and highly entertaining, albeit rarely inspired, way to spend a dozen hours. It has a famous name and a true avatar of dynamic power at its center. It has graves to attack. That should suffice. You shouldn’t have to come. But to reach it, yes, for an emotional hook that it doesn’t have, and for fashion tricks that it doesn’t need.
Next up is Erica, an energetic psychological thriller told through a well-acted and effectively produced FMV. It’s a murder mystery, centered on the Erica headline, and gives players a degree of influence over the story through dialogue options and other subtle interactions.
He liked Eurogamer Robert Purchase when it launched last year. “Erica is exactly the right length, excellent in terms of what she demands of her hands (that is, not much), and it is natural to see in a way that even the most cinematic games still cannot match,” she wrote recommended. Review: “It’s part of a new dawn for FMV games. Enjoy it.”
July’s final PlayStation Plus game, then, is NBA 2K20, which Eurogamer didn’t review – so while I can’t tell you if 2K’s most recent basketball effort is any good, I can tell you it sold quite well.
All these games will be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers between 7th July and 3rd August – and as a small additional birthday treat, a special 10th anniversary PS4 theme will be made available on the PlayStation Store later this week for a limited time.
Source : Eurogamer