Sony has announced its line-up of free PlayStation Plus games through the Instant Game Collection in October, and I hope you like your indies. Judging by the comments over at the PlayStation Blog, not everyone does though, I guess.
At any rate, PlayStation 4 owners will be getting two widely praised games for free this month. One of them, Super Meat Boy, was my favorite indie game until Shovel Knight came around. It’s a challenging and infinitely replayable platformer with perfect controls and some of the best level design you’ll ever come across. Great stuff.
I already have it for both PC and Xbox 360, but with neither platform in full service to me right now, I’ve been looking for a new way to play it. Now, I’ll be able to for free.
The other is a game I’ve been meaning to play for a while but haven’t been able to. Broken Age might be free next month, but I’ll still have to put it off for a while judging by my busy fall schedule. It’s going to be a long October and November.
As for the PS3 and PS Vita, their choices don’t have the same level of indie prestige as the previous two games. Between them, you’ll be able to download Kung Fu Rabbit, Chariot, Unmechanical: Extended, and KickBeat. The first three look like puzzle platformers, and the last comes off as a dancing fighting game. I haven’t heard of any of them.
It’s a big win for the PlayStation 4 this month. I know a lot of people expect AAA titles from the Instant Game Collection, but this time of year is always dedicated to smaller, shorter titles. The longer you spend playing free AAA games, the less money you are spending on the holiday season’s biggest titles.
Just remember that while enjoying your free indies, and look forward to December and January for something more substantial.