As of a few minutes ago, the latest line-up of games for PlayStation Plus subscribers have been revealed: Days Gone and Zombie Army 4: Dead War for PlayStation 4, and Oddworld: Soulstorm for PlayStation 5.
These will unlock on April 6th and then disappear on May 3rd. Honestly though, the collection of PlayStation Plus games over the course of the year thus far has been enviable. January saw Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Maneater, and Greedfall, February offered Concrete Genie, Control: Ultimate Edition, and Destruction AllStars, and March had Final Fantasy VII Remake, Maquette, Remnant: From the Ashes, and Farpoint. Already, there's something for everyone's tastes, so it might make sense that Sony's selected a certain theme for this current lot of games.
Days Gone and Zombie Army 4: Dead War share similarities in that they're both about an apocalypse of the undead. The former is an open-world affair, where our protagonist and bounty hunter Deacon St. John outwits hordes of mutated humans called Freakers. The behaviour of the packs depend on the time of day, their surroundings, and even the weather, so the player must adapt to use everything in their arsenal to gain the upper hand on the creatures that would devour humanity whole. Set in the Pacific Northwest, when you're not about to be brunch for the Freakers, the world is gorgeous - split into the tranquility of nature which is claiming back the dilapidated structures where life used to thrive. Oh, and there are mutant bears too. Mutant, ginormous, and very angry bears that'll stop at nothing to eat you. Enjoy!
What's more is that PlayStation 4 players are in for a treat with Zombie Army 4: Dead War. It was a hit when it released one year ago, and it is a spin-off of the Sniper Elite series, to the uninitiated. Supporting up to four players in co-op campaign chaos, the premise is that the shambling, zombified Hitler was killed and sent to hell, but he's back now through the power of necromancy. Naturally, the grim and gory X-ray kill cam returns in Zombie Army 4: Dead War, and the levels are actually creative and attempt to follow the impacts of the war on European populations. In one setting, players will have a grand day out at a Croatian zoo that has been infected with the undead curse. Whether there's a zombie bear waiting to greet the visitors... I'll leave you to find that out.
And, exclusively for the PlayStation 5, Oddworld: Soulstorm, is up for grabs. "Having undergone a transformation from clueless cog in a mega-corporate machine to unlikely hero and beacon of hope, Abe must now save his fellow Mudokons by any means necessary," enthused Sony in the blog post. "As you recruit more followers, stick to stealth and puzzle solve to survive or scavenge goods and craft an arsenal to liberate your friends. In Oddworld: Soulstorm, you will begin to understand the power of many will be needed to solve problems that the individual alone cannot." I know this isn't about zombies, but it sort of is at the same time. Zombies are much more powerful together than they are in single units. Is that a reach?
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