As the gaming world eagerly anticipates the monthly offerings from PlayStation Plus, November 2023 brings a varied selection of free games to subscribers across different tiers. With titles ranging from exciting new releases to remastered classics, the latest lineup has elicited mixed reactions from the gaming community.
PlayStation plus premium tier: Evil West
For PlayStation Plus premium-tier subscribers, the standout offering this month is “Evil West.” Developed by Flying Wild Hog and published by Focus Entertainment, this game takes players on a journey into a horror-fueled Wild West. Playing as one of the last agents in a secret vampire-hunting institute, you’ll experience gory combat, a unique Wild West universe, and a gripping story-driven campaign. If you’re a fan of “Red Dead Redemption” with a supernatural twist, “Evil West” is a must-try title. Premium subscribers can enjoy a two-hour free trial, providing a taste of the action-packed adventure.
Essential tier freebies: mixed reactions
This month’s PlayStation Plus essential tier freebies include “Mafia II: Definitive Edition,” “Dragon Ball: The Breakers,” and “Aliens: Fireteam Elite.” While these titles offer a range of gameplay experiences, subscriber reactions have been mixed.
Mafia II: definitive edition: This remastered version of the 2010 classic has received a lukewarm reception due to its minimal effort remaster and initial bug issues. Despite its nostalgia factor, “Mafia II: Definitive Edition” scored a modest 56 on Metacritic for the PS4.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers This asymmetrical multiplayer game has failed to impress, with many players perceiving it as a poorly executed attempt to capitalize on the success of titles like “Dead by Daylight.” It garnered a meager score of 54 on Metacritic for PS4.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite: While not a poor game, “Aliens: Fireteam Elite” has left some players wanting more. This cooperative shooter set in the “Alien” movie universe scored a decent 67 on Metacritic, falling into the category of a game that’s neither great nor terrible.
Sifu: A standout one-hour trial
In a positive turn of events, PlayStation Plus premium and deluxe tier subscribers have the opportunity to enjoy a one-hour full-game trial of “Sifu.” Developed by French studio Sloclap, “Sifu” is a roguelike beat ’em up set in modern-day China. Players assume the role of a martial arts student seeking revenge for their father’s death, featuring realistic Kung Fu combat mechanics and cinematic martial arts action. With the trial available until January 28, 2023, it provides an excellent chance to experience this highly-rated title.
PlayStation Plus has become a platform where subscribers can discover hidden gaming gems. Titles like “Disco Elysium” have found a new audience thanks to the service. Developed by ZA/UM, “Disco Elysium” is a narrative-driven RPG that offers players a unique, customizable experience. Subscribers have praised the game’s writing, unique skill system, and open-ended gameplay, making it a standout title in the PlayStation Plus library.
Subscriber reactions and discoveries
Many PlayStation Plus subscribers have expressed their delight at discovering new games through the service. Titles like “Returnal,” “Control,” “Death Stranding,” and “Sea of Stars” have all garnered attention and positive feedback. The subscription service’s ability to provide highly-rated games at a fraction of the cost has made it a valuable option for gamers looking to expand their library.
The PlayStation Plus November 2023 lineup presents a mixed bag of gaming experiences, with standout titles like “Evil West” and “Sifu” offering exciting gameplay opportunities. However, the essential tier freebies have left some subscribers underwhelmed due to varying degrees of quality and player reception. Despite this, PlayStation Plus continues to be a valuable platform for discovering hidden gaming gems and enjoying highly-rated titles at an affordable price. As gamers await the next month’s offerings, the service remains a significant player in the world of gaming subscriptions.