One, Two, FREE!


Everyone loves a freebie! No matter what it is, it’s always nice to be rewarded or even just given something from the kindness of someone else’s own heart. When it hasn’t cost you a dime; drinks go down faster and food tastes better! Even if it’s something you don’t particularly want or need, if it’s free you’ll have an urge to try and claim it.

Or maybe I’m just a cheapskate that loves scrounging off friends… meh, perhaps.

Either way, both Sony and Microsoft have plenty of tricks up their sleeves when it comes to enticing you into their subscription based services; but which is better? Here’s a hefty list of available titles from each side and it’s down to you to be the judge… no seriously, I’ve got a poll and everything.


We’ll start with Microsoft’s offering via their Games With Gold service. Microsoft have had a lot of catching up over the years as they released their free game service around 3-and-a-bit years after Sony released theirs. The XBOX ONE now allows players to player XBOX 360 titles through Backwards Compatibility.

*Note: All games lists correct as of April 2017*

Here’s a fancy table that I’ve put together showing all of the XBOX 360 freebies since June 2013:

Game Backwards Compatible
1 Fable III Yes
2 Defense Grid: The Awakening Yes
3 Assassin’s Creed II Yes
4 Crackdown
5 Dead Rising 2
6 Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
7 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas Yes
8 Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Yes
9 Halo 3
10 A World of Keflings Yes
11 Iron Brigade Yes
12 Gears of War Yes
13 Shoot Many Robots
14 Sleeping Dogs
15 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
16 Dead Island
17 Toy Soldiers: Cold War Yes
18 Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution Yes
19 Dungeon Defenders
20 Hitman: Absolution Yes
21 Deadlight
22 Dust: An Elysian Tail
23 Saints Row: The Third
24 Dark Souls Yes
25 Charlie Murder
26 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
27 Gotham City Impostors
28 BattleBlock Theater Yes
29 Motocross Madness Yes
30 Dishonored
31 Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine Yes
32 Halo: Reach Yes
33 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Yes
34 Darksiders II Yes
35 Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise Yes
36 Red Faction: Guerrilla
37 The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief
38 SSX Yes
39 MX vs. ATV Alive
40 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Yes
41 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
42 Sniper Elite V2
43 Tomb Raider
44 BioShock Infinite Yes
45 Gears of War: Judgment Yes
46 Terraria
47 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
48 Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel
49 Mafia II
50 F1 2013
51 Just Cause 2 Yes
52 Thief
53 Plants vs. Zombies Yes
54 Gears of War 3 Yes
55 Metro 2033
56 Metro: Last Light
57 Battlestations: Pacific
58 Crysis 3
59 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
60 The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
61 DiRT 3 Yes
62 Dungeon Siege III Yes
63 CastleStorm Yes
64 Sacred 3 Yes
65 Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Yes
66 DiRT Showdown Yes
67 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Yes
68 Sacred Citadel Yes
69 Gears of War 2 Yes
70 Supreme Commander 2 Yes
71 Borderlands Yes
72 Dead Space Yes
73 Saints Row IV Yes
74 Grid 2 Yes
75 Peggle Yes
76 Super Meat Boy Yes
77 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Yes
78 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Yes
79 Tron: Evolution Yes
80 Spelunky Yes
81 Beyond Good & Evil HD Yes
82 Forza Horizon Yes
83 Mirror’s Edge Yes
84 MX vs. ATV Reflex Yes
85 I Am Alive Yes
86 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Yes
87 Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Yes
88 Outland Yes
89 Burnout Paradise Yes
90 The Cave Yes
91 Rayman Origins Yes
92 Monkey Island 2: Special Edition Yes
93 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Yes
94 Borderlands 2 Yes
95 Heavy Weapon Yes
96 Darksiders Yes
97 Assassin’s Creed Revelations Yes

As you can see, since November 2015, every single XBOX 360 title available through Games With Gold is playable on the XBOX ONE console through Backwards Compatibility. There are a few titles before this point that have since been made backwards compatible but of course they were no longer free to download at that specific time. Unless you actually downloaded them at the time, of course, then they’ll be available for you to download again for nothing… if that makes sense?

Adding on from his, here are the XBOX ONE titles that have been free to download each month since June 2014:

1 Halo: Spartan Assault
2 Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
3 Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
4 Crimson Dragon
5 Strike Suit Zero
6 Super Time Force
7 Chariot
8 Völgarr the Viking
9 Worms Battlegrounds
10 D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
12 Rayman Legends
13 Pool Nation FX
14 Child of Light
15 CastleStorm: Definitive Edition
16 Massive Chalice
17 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
18 So Many Me
19 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
20 How To Survive: Storm Warning Edition
21 The Deer God
22 Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
23 Valiant Hearts: The Great War
24 The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
25 Pneuma: Breath of Life
26 Knight Squad
27 The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
28 Thief
29 Killer Instinct Season 1 Ultra Edition
30 Zheros
31 Hand of Fate
32 Styx: Master of Shadows
33 Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
34 Lords of the Fallen
35 The Wolf Among Us
36 Sunset Overdrive
37 Defense Grid 2
38 Costume Quest 2
39 Goat Simulator
40 The Crew
41 The Banner Saga 2
42 Tumblestone
43 Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
44 WWE 2K16
45 Earthlock: Festival of Magic
46 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
47 Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
48 The Escapists
49 Super Dungeon Bros
50 Murdered: Soul Suspect
51 Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
52 Outlast
53 World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
54 Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition
55 Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
56 Project CARS
57 Layers of Fear
58 Evolve: Ultimate Edition
59 Ryse: Son of Rome
60 The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season

As for Sony, we’ll they’ve been in the game since late June 2010 (everyone seems to have a thing about this month, don’t they?). Their PlayStation Plus service is run over all of their consoles, including: PS3, PS4, PSP, PS Vita and PS TV so in theory, you’re getting a hell of a lot of bang for your buck. Once again, my fancy table-making skills are here to help visualise the sheer volume of titles that have been free to paying subscribers (pssst, they’re not technically free if you have to subscribe…). I haven’t included any of the PS TV titles because in all honesty, it messed up the width of my table and I like things to look pretty. Does anyone really care much for PS TV anyway?:

Game PS3 PS4 PSP Vita
1 Wipeout HD PS3
2 Age of Zombies PS3 PSP Vita
3 Fieldrunners PS3 PSP Vita
4 Destruction Derby PS3 PSP Vita
5 LittleBigPlanet PS3
6 Zen Pinball PS3
7 Blast-Off PS3 PSP Vita
8 Alien Zombie Death PS3 PSP Vita
9 MediEvil PS3 PSP Vita
10 Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty PS3
11 Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse PS3
12 Vector TD PS3 PSP Vita
13 Echoes PS3 PSP Vita
14 Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee PS3 PSP Vita
15 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix PS3
16 Aero Racer PS3 PSP Vita
17 Yetisports PS3 PSP Vita
18 Kula World PS3 PSP Vita
19 Critter Crunch PS3
20 Bloons PS3 PSP Vita
21 Vempire PS3 PSP Vita
22 Syphon Filter PS3 PSP Vita
23 Cuboid PS3
24 Bubble Trubble PS3 PSP Vita
25 Dracula: Undead Awakening PS3 PSP Vita
26 Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus PS3 PSP Vita
27 LittleBigPlanet: Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves PS3
28 A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! PS3 PSP Vita
29 Samurai Showdown PS3
30 Shatter PS3
31 Pipe Madness PS3 PSP Vita
32 Kahoots PS3 PSP Vita
33 G-Police PS3 PSP Vita
34 Magician Lord PS3
35 Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West PS3
36 Karimogi PS3 PSP Vita
37 BreakQuest PS3 PSP Vita
38 I Must Run! PS3 PSP Vita
39 Stacking PS3
40 Flying Hamster PS3 PSP Vita
41 Sonic the Hedgehog PS3
42 Astro Tripper PS3
43 Guilty Gear PS3 PSP Vita
44 Pix’n Love Rush PS3 PSP Vita
45 Enigmo PS3 PSP Vita
46 Red Faction: Battlegrounds PS3
47 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 PS3
48 Prince of Persia Classic PS3
49 Creatures: Raised in Space PS3 PSP Vita
50 Duæl Invaders PS3 PSP Vita
51 Dynogems PS3 PSP Vita
52 Pain PS3
53 Burnout Paradise PS3
54 Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers PS3
55 Streets of Rage 2 PS3
56 James Pond 2: Codename RoboCod PS3 PSP Vita
57 Babel: The King of the Blocks PS3 PSP Vita
58 The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character PS3 PSP Vita
59 Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars PS3
60 Golden Axe PS3
61 Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver PS3 PSP Vita
62 Dr. Maybee and the Adventures of Scarygirl PS3 PSP Vita
63 JellyCar 2 PS3 PSP Vita
64 Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar! PS3 PSP Vita
65 Castle Crashers PS3
66 Comet Crash PS3
67 Comix Zone PS3
68 Crash Commando PS3
69 Rayman PS3 PSP Vita
70 OMG-Z! PS3 PSP Vita
71 Bashi Blocks PS3 PSP Vita
72 Plants vs. Zombies PS3
73 Altered Beast PS3
74 Jelly Pops PS3 PSP Vita
75 Kaleidoscope PS3 PSP Vita
76 Resident Evil: Director’s Cut PS3 PSP Vita
77 Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Germany and New Zealand) PSP Vita
78 Costume Quest PS3
79 1000 Tiny Claws PS3 PSP Vita
80 Speedball 2: Evolution PS3 PSP Vita
81 Street Smart PS3 PSP Vita
82 Arc the Lad (Japanese import) PS3 PSP Vita
83 Dead Nation PS3 Vita
84 Alien Zombie Death PS3 PSP Vita
85 Age of Zombies PS3 PSP Vita
86 Hydrophobia Prophecy PS3
87 Rumble Trucks PS3 PSP Vita
88 Where Is My Heart? PS3 PSP Vita
89 Crash Bandicoot PS3 PSP Vita
90 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back PS3 PSP Vita
91 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped PS3 PSP Vita
92 Crash Team Racing PS3 PSP Vita
93 Tomb Raider: Underworld PS3
94 Cool Boarders PS3 PSP Vita
95 Sneezies PS3 PSP Vita
96 Orbit PS3 PSP Vita
97 Marvel Pinball PS3
98 Voodoo Dice PS3
99 Rally Cross PS3 PSP Vita
100 Arc the Lad PS3 PSP Vita
101 TrailBlazer PS3 PSP Vita
102 Stick Man Rescue PS3 PSP Vita
103 Back to the Future: The Game PS3
104 Final Fantasy V PS3 PSP Vita
105 Hungry Giraffe PS3 PSP Vita
106 Farm Frenzy PS3 PSP Vita
107 The Simpsons Arcade Game PS3
108 Far Cry 2 PS3
109 Trine 2 PS3
110 Sly Raccoon PS3 Vita
111 Jet Rider PS3 PSP Vita
112 Farm Frenzy 2 PS3 PSP Vita
113 The Impossible Game PS3 PSP Vita
114 Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed PS3
115 Shank 2 PS3
116 Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims PS3 PSP Vita
117 Golf Mania PS3 PSP Vita
118 Silent Hill PS3 PSP Vita
119 Awesomenauts PS3
120 Max Payne PS3
121 Velocity PS3 PSP Vita
122 LA Gridlock PS3 PSP Vita
123 Hamsterball PS3
124 Wakeboarding HD PS3
125 Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom PS3
126 Sky Fighter PS3
127 Ricochet HD PS3
128 Mushroom Wars PS3
129 Magic Orbz PS3
130 Smash Cars PS3
131 Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown PS3
132 Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine PS3
133 Chime Super Deluxe PS3
134 Darksiders PS3
135 Renegade Ops PS3
136 Outland PS3
137 Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD PS3
138 InFamous 2 PS3
139 LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3
140 MotorStorm: Apocalypse PS3
141 Deus Ex: Human Revolution PS3
142 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light PS3
143 Saints Row 2 PS3
144 Rock of Ages PS3
145 Dead Space 2 PS3
146 Just Cause 2 PS3
147 Borderlands PS3
148 Retro/Grade PS3
149 Red Dead Redemption PS3
150 Machinarium PS3
151 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game PS3
152 Double Dragon Neon PS3
153 Starhawk (single player) PS3
154 Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit PS3
155 Bulletstorm PS3
156 Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition PS3
157 Crysis 2 PS3
158 Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PS3
159 Cubixx HD PS3
160 Chronovolt Vita
161 Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Vita
162 Uncharted: Golden Abyss Vita
163 Gravity Rush Vita
164 Batman: Arkham City PS3
165 Limbo PS3
166 Vanquish PS3
167 Big Sky Infinity PS3 Vita
168 Mortal Kombat Vita
169 Lego Batman: The Videogame (Australia and Germany) PSP Vita
170 Knytt Underground PS3 Vita
171 BioShock 2 PS3
172 Guardians of Middle-earth PS3
173 Mortal Kombat PS3
174 Gotham City Impostors (Australia and Germany)
175 Jet Set Radio Vita
176 The Pinball Arcade Vita
177 Sleeping Dogs PS3
178 Binary Domain (Germany)
179 Quantum Conundrum PS3
180 F1 Race Stars PS3
181 Wipeout 2048 Vita
182 Lumines Electronic Symphony Vita
183 Mass Effect 3 PS3
184 Dead or Alive 5 PS3
185 Joe Danger 2: The Movie PS3
186 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Vita
187 Puddle Vita
188 Ōkami HD PS3
189 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North PS3
190 The Cave PS3
191 Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Vita
192 Thomas Was Alone PS3 Vita
193 Hitman: Absolution PS3
194 Catherine PS3
195 Malicious PS3
196 Sine Mora Vita
197 Velocity Ultra Vita
198 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PS3
199 Ico & Shadow of the Colossus PS3
200 Demon’s Souls PS3
201 Rayman Origins Vita
202 Coconut Dodge: Revitalised Vita
203 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (single player) PS3
204 LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3
205 XCOM: Enemy Unknown PS3
206 Battlefield 3 PS3
207 Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Vita
208 Unit 13 Vita
209 Payday: The Heist PS3
210 Saints Row: The Third PS3
211 Need for Speed: Most Wanted PS3
212 Lego The Lord of the Rings Vita
213 When Vikings Attack! PS3 Vita
214 Mafia II PS3
215 Spec Ops: The Line PS3
216 NBA 2K13 (UAE)
217 Assassin’s Creed III PS3
218 Urban Trial Freestyle Vita
219 New Little King’s Story Vita
220 The Jak and Daxter Trilogy PS3 Vita
221 Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark PS3 Vita
222 Far Cry 3 PS3
223 Street Fighter X Tekken Vita
224 Touch My Katamari Vita
225 Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams PS3
226 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen PS3
227 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PS3
228 MotorStorm: RC PS3 Vita
229 Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Vita
230 Remember Me PS3
231 Grid 2 PS3
232 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Vita
233 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories PSP Vita
234 Guacamelee! PS3 Vita
235 Contrast PS4
236 Resogun PS3 PS4 Vita
237 DmC: Devil May Cry PS3
238 Soul Sacrifice Vita
239 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Vita
240 Borderlands 2 PS3
241 Don’t Starve PS4
242 Metro: Last Light PS3
243 Dynasty Warriors Next Vita
244 ModNation Racers: Road Trip Vita
245 BioShock Infinite PS3
246 Outlast PS4
247 Sound Shapes (Middle East and India) PS4 Vita
248 Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition PS4
249 Tomb Raider PS3
250 PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate Vita
251 Smart As… Vita
252 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PS3
253 Mercenary Kings PS4
254 Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 PS3
255 Hotline Miami PS3 PS4 Vita
256 MotoGP 13 Vita
257 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 Vita
258 Stick It to the Man! PS4
259 Payday 2 PS3
260 Muramasa Rebirth Vita
261 Everybody’s Golf Vita
262 Puppeteer PS3
263 PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate PS4 Vita
264 Trine 2: Complete Story PS4
265 NBA 2K14 PS3
266 Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut PS3 Vita
267 Dragon’s Crown Vita
268 Surge Deluxe Vita
269 TowerFall Ascension PS4 Vita
270 Strider PS4
271 Dead Space 3 PS3
272 Vessel PS3
273 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Vita
274 Doki-Doki Universe PS3 PS4 Vita
275 Road Not Taken PS4
276 Fez PS3 PS4 Vita
277 Crysis 3 PS3
278 Proteus PS3 Vita
279 Metrico Vita
280 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 Vita
281 Velocity 2X PS4 Vita
282 Sportsfriends PS3 PS4
283 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 Vita
284 Hoard PS3
285 TxK Vita
286 Joe Danger Vita
287 Dust: An Elysian Tail PS4
288 Spelunky PS3 PS4 Vita
289 Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3
290 Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara PS3
291 Pix the Cat PS4 Vita
292 Rainbow Moon PS3 Vita
293 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth PS4 Vita
294 SteamWorld Dig PS4 Vita
295 Frozen Synapse Prime PS3
296 Luftrausers PS3 Vita
297 The Hungry Horde Vita
298 Escape Plan PS4 Vita
299 Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition PS4
300 Secret Ponchos PS4
301 Hitman HD Trilogy PS3
302 Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut PS3
303 Final Horizon Vita
304 Titan Attacks! PS3 PS4 Vita
305 InFamous: First Light PS4
306 The Swapper PS3 PS4 Vita
307 Prototype 2 PS3
308 DuckTales: Remastered PS3
309 Woah Dave! PS4 Vita
310 Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition PS3 Vita
311 Gravity Crash Ultra (Germany, New Zealand and Russia) Vita
312 Apotheon PS4
313 Transistor PS4
314 Thief PS3
315 Yakuza 4 PS3
316 Rogue Legacy PS3 PS4 Vita
317 Kick & Fennick Vita
318 Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! PS3 PS4 Vita
319 Valiant Hearts: The Great War PS4
320 Papo & Yo PS3
321 Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments PS3
322 OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood PS4 Vita
323 CounterSpy PS3 PS4 Vita
324 Tower of Guns PS3 PS4
325 Never Alone PS4
326 Dishonored PS3
327 Aaru’s Awakening PS3 PS4
328 Killzone: Mercenary Vita
329 MonsterBag Vita
330 Ether One PS4
331 Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition PS4
332 The Unfinished Swan PS3 PS4 Vita
333 Race the Sun PS3 PS4 Vita
334 Murasaki Baby Vita
335 Hohokum PS3 PS4 Vita
336 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PS4
337 Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-a-Fide Edition PS4
338 Call of Juarez: Gunslinger PS3
339 Cloudberry Kingdom PS3
340 Futuridium EP Deluxe PS4 Vita
341 Super Exploding Zoo PS4 Vita
342 Driveclub: PlayStation Plus Edition PS4
343 Rocket League PS4
344 Styx: Master of Shadows PS4
345 Rain PS3
346 MouseCraft PS3 PS4 Vita
347 Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved Vita
348 Entwined PS4 Vita
349 Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris PS4
350 Limbo PS4
351 God of War: Ascension PS3
352 Flow (Middle East) PS4 Vita
353 Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones PS3 PS4 Vita
354 Sound Shapes PS3 PS4 Vita
355 Flower (Middle East and India) PS4 Vita
356 CastleStorm: Complete Edition PS3 Vita
357 Grow Home PS4
358 Super Time Force Ultra PS4 Vita
359 Twisted Metal PS3
360 Teslagrad PS3 PS4 Vita
361 La-Mulana EX Vita
362 Xeodrifter PS4 Vita
363 Broken Age PS4 Vita
364 Super Meat Boy PS4 Vita
365 Unmechanical Extended PS3 PS4
366 KickBeat PS3 Vita
367 Kung Fu Rabbit PS3 Vita
368 Chariot PS3
369 The Walking Dead: Season Two PS4
370 Magicka 2 PS4
371 Dragon Fin Soup PS3 PS4 Vita
372 Mass Effect 2 PS3
373 Beyond Good & Evil HD PS3
374 Invizimals PSP Vita
375 Gauntlet: Slayer Edition PS4
376 King’s Quest – Chapter I: A Knight to Remember PS4
377 Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon PS3
378 SSX PS3
379 Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Vita
380 Freedom Wars Vita
381 Hardware: Rivals PS4
382 Grim Fandango Remastered PS4 Vita
383 Dragon Age: Origins PS3
384 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3
385 Nihilumbra Vita
386 History Legends of War Vita
387 Helldivers PS3 PS4 Vita
388 PixelJunk: Nom Nom Galaxy PS4
389 Persona 4 Arena Ultimax PS3
390 Grid Autosport PS3
391 Lemmings Touch Vita
392 Nova-111 PS3 PS4 Vita
393 Broforce PS4
394 Galak-Z: The Dimensional PS4
395 Super Stardust HD PS3
396 The Last Guy PS3
397 Flame Over PS4 Vita
398 Reality Fighters Vita
399 Dead Star PS4
400 Zombi PS4
401 I Am Alive PS3
402 Savage Moon PS3
403 A Virus Named TOM Vita
404 Shutshimi PS4 Vita
405 Tropico 5 PS4
406 Table Top Racing: World Tour PS4
407 Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 PS3
408 LocoRoco Cocoreccho! PS3
409 Switch Galaxy Ultra PS4 Vita
410 God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Vita
411 NBA 2K16 PS4
412 Gone Home: Console Edition PS4
413 Echochrome PS3
414 Siren: Blood Curse PS3
415 God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP Vita
416 Little Deviants Vita
417 Saints Row: Gat out of Hell PS4
418 Furi PS4
419 Fat Princess PS3
420 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood PS3
421 Prince of Persia: Revelations PSP Vita
422 Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Vita
423 Tricky Towers PS4
424 Rebel Galaxy PS4
425 Yakuza 5 PS3
426 Retro/Grade PS3
427 Patapon 3 PSP Vita
428 Ultratron PS3 PS4 Vita
429 Tom Clancy’s EndWar PS3
430 Lords of the Fallen PS4
431 Journey PS3 PS4
432 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands PS3
433 Datura PS3
434 Badland: Game of the Year Edition PS3 PS4 Vita
435 Amnesia: Memories Vita
436 Resident Evil PS4
437 Transformers: Devastation PS4
438 Mad Riders PS3
439 From Dust PS3
440 Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth Vita
441 Actual Sunlight Vita
442 Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture PS4
443 The Deadly Tower of Monsters PS4
444 Dirt 3 PS3
445 Costume Quest 2 PS3
446 Letter Quest Remastered PS4 Vita
447 Pumped BMX+ PS3 PS4 Vita
448 Stories: The Path of Destinies PS4
449 Invisible, Inc. PS4
450 Hyper Void PS3 PS4
451 Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops PS3 PS4 Vita
452 Color Guardians PS4 Vita
453 VVVVVV Vita
454 Day of the Tentacle Remastered PS4 Vita
455 This War of Mine: The Little Ones PS4
456 Blazerush PS3
457 The Swindle PS3 PS4 Vita
458 Azkend 2: The World Beneath PS4 Vita
459 Titan Souls PS4 Vita
460 LittleBigPlanet 3 PS4
461 Not a Hero PS4
462 Starwhal PS3 PS4
463 Anna: Extended Edition PS3
464 Ninja Senki DX PS4 Vita
465 TorqueL PS4 Vita
466 Tearaway Unfolded PS4
467 Disc Jam PS4
468 Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late PS3
469 Earth Defense Force 2025 PS3
470 Lumo PS4 Vita
471 Severed Vita
472 Drawn to Death PS4
473 Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime PS4
474 10 Second Ninja X PS4 Vita
475 Curses ‘N Chaos PS4 Vita
476 Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom PS3
477 Alien Rage PS3

If you’ve actually managed to scroll this far, congratulations! You’ve won £10,000! Just email all of your bank details to making sure you include your name, address, date of birth and your mother’s maiden name.

Seriously though, there are plenty of games here to sink your nerdy teeth into. But does sheer volume overcome quality? I’m not too sure.

All in all here have been 157 free games on the XBOX series of consoles, whereas PlayStation boast 477 games over their fleet of hardware. Having said that, if you break Sony’s figures down, there have only been 124 PS4 games and that’s near-enough on par with the XBOX ONE’s offering when you consider the Backwards Compatible games; despite being older, they’re usually still pretty darn good.

Either way, there are plenty of figures above to mess with my mind, and I can’t be dealing with that this early on a Wednesday morning. So what do YOU think on the whole situation? Personally, I think Sony have had one hell of a run with their Playstation Plus service over the years (I mean, it’s nearly 7 years old!), but after a blistering start I feel like it’s petered out a long way and the games that have been available these past few months haven’t been all that great. Especially not when compared to what Microsoft have had on show just lately. Since Christmas 2016, XBOX ONE owners have been able to download the likes of Borderlands 2, Evolve, Killer Instinct Season 2, Rayman Origins, Layers Of Fear, Monkey Island 2: SE and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. What have Sony had in reply? Little Big Planet 3. It’s decent, but I don’t feel that it’s enough.

Maybe the lack of a backwards compatibility feature is hindering the PS4’s offering, but in all honesty I buy next-gen consoles to play new and beastlier games, not old ones. In which case, the XBOX ONE’s Games With Gold takes the crown for me.

What do you think?


5 thoughts on “One, Two, FREE!

  1. I appreciate the PS Plus freebies, although the quality has been dipping lately. This month in particular had no titles I am interested in.

    You can have my bank details if you like. There’s no money in the account ever 🙂

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      • Actually, I’ve had a think. The last game I paid over £40 for was Battlefield 1 last year. Before that, we’re talking GTAV back in 2013 and before that one I’d go with TESV: Skyrim in 2011; which is where I’d probably say my backlog congestion first started, come to think of it.


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