Monthly free games are starting to become a thing with the biggest gaming publishers today. However, with October ending and big shots Microsoft and Sony releasing more free games, which is the best among the Xbox Games with Gold vs PS Plus November 2016 games?
Players will have a bit of a hard time choosing between the selection of games both publishers are offering. The mere hardware itself can cause another console war between hardcore gamers. However, with the games as the basis, just what exactly is worth the time?
According to PlayStation, there are six games available for November’s lineup. This includes two games for each of its consoles, the PlayStation Vita, the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4.
The games are as follows:
- Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
- The Deadly Tower of Monsters
- Dirt 3
- Costume Quest 2
- Pumped BMX +
Interestingly, players were expecting a PSVR addition to the mix. After all, Sony has just released its PlayStation VR console. Fans were also expecting some big titles due to the holidays, but Sony stuck with indie titles.
Meanwhile, according to IGN, Xbox Free Games with Gold this November features four titles:
- Super Dungeon Bros
- Murdered: Soul Suspect
- The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Unlike Sony’s selection, the Xbox titles are more action-oriented to meet players itching for a bit of mayhem.
Fans can expect that the main strength of the Xbox titles is its backward compatibility. The titles are available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Xbox Games with Gold vs PS Plus November 2016 Games: The Verdict
Although both publishers featured heavy-hitting titles, in this case, Microsoft and Xbox Free Games with Gold might take the cake this month.
This is considering that titles that are upcoming through the holidays are all more or less action-oriented. The hype and arrival of titles such as Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Final Fantasy 15 and Resident Evil 7 may need an “itch” for action to be relieved.
Admittedly, perhaps only Far Cry 3 may be the only highly-acclaimed action title in the Xbox list, but it’s still the only heavy-action oriented in the choices. Murdered: Soul Suspect had mediocre reviews due to its unmet potential, but it had potential nonetheless.
Meanwhile, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture remains a chilling tale of mystery and suspense. While it does sound like typical suspense and psychological games, it takes “rapture” to a whole new level. But it may not be enough to sate gamers.
Although Sony and PlayStation Plus offers quite the powerful lineup of indie games, the consumer market may appreciate the Xbox lineup better.