It’s been a long time since the PlayStation Plus service has what most people consider a ‘bad’ month, but it seems like that time is now upon us. Sony has announced the games that will be free for PlayStation Plus members today, and a lot of gamers aren’t very excited. However, Microsoft followed suit announcing their Games With Gold offerings, and in many respects, they are even worse.
The PlayStation Plus games for September are:
- Velocity 2X (PS4/Vita)
- Sportsfriends (PS4/PS3)
- PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale (PS3/Vita)
- Hoard (PS3)
- TxK (Vita)
- Joe Danger (Vita)
This is probably considered a bad month because most of the games on this list weren’t very popular when they released, although that doesn’t mean things like PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale are bad games. I mean, Joe Danger is a brand new title for Vita and is free for Plus members. In comparison, this is what Microsoft has announced for Xbox:
- Crimson Dragon (Xbox One)
- Super Time Force (Xbox One)
- Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (Xbox 360)
- Halo Reach (Xbox 360)
Somehow, Sony has managed to beat Games With Gold, in their worst month in a long time. Halo Reach, which is the only glimmer of hope on Games With Gold is 4 years old, and is considered by some as one of the worst in the Halo series (although I preferred it immensely over ODST). PSABR isn’t considered to be the best games either, but it is only 2 years old, meaning the likelihood of owning or having played it is quite low in comparison to something like Halo Reach, which was a major release for Microsoft. Then there’s stuff like Crimson Dragon, which is carried over from the last month, but PS+ has got fresh content.
Microsoft are not giving Sony any decent competition in this space, and they need to. Competition breeds excellence, Microsoft, step your game up.