For the Lazy:

  •  Mad Max (PS4)
  •  Trackmania Turbo (PS4)
  •  In Space We Brawl (PS3)
  •  Toy Home (PS3)
  •  99 Vidas (PS Vita)
  •  Q*Bert Rebooted (PS3/PS4/PS Vita)
Max
Kick the raider scums while their down in this open world set in the universe of Max Max!

Trophy Lists: For the Completionist Out There!

*Toy Home doesn’t contain any trophies whatsoever

Turbo
Race around in 200+ tracks solo or with friends in a frenzy of chaos and mayhem!

Trophy Challenge: Just try to get these… I dare you!

Brawl
Blow your friends up, in this twin stick shooter as you dogfight through asteroid belts and other surprises!

Trailers: Watch What They Show You!

Vidas
Beat up some baddies in this 16 bit nostalgia trip with 4 other players! 

Hand Picked Reviews: Watch What Others Think!

Rebooted
Replay a classic arcade title and see if you can help Q*bert clean up this mess.

Trophy Guides: Wanna Get Ahead of the Game?

*Toy Home doesn’t contain any trophies whatsoever

**Both In Space We Brawl and 99 Vidas don’t have any Trophy Guides as of this instance, if you happen to write a guide for any of these leave a comment down below or message me via Twitter to be added here.

Toy
Race around the bedroom alone or with friends in this toy car joyride.

Author’s Thoughts:

Already 1/4th way into the year, and Sony has been killing it with the newest batches of Playstation Plus Free Games Program, but April is mostly dying down in quality with this batch of freebies. For Playstation 4, we have: Mad Max & Trackmania Turbo, two games that aren’t afraid to put you behind the wheel and see what you’re made of. In Mad Max, you play as the titular Max Rockatansky as you traverse the open world post-apocalyptic landscape of the Plains of Silence as you take revenge on the raiders that stole from you. The wasteland will be harsh, but you’re not alone your trusty steed the Magnum Opus will help you on your journey to explore through the vast canyons, deserts and caves galore! As for the next game on the list we have Trackmania Turbo, a racing game that’s out of this world! Race around in a plethora of tracks behind the wheel of some of the wackiest cars around. If you’re not the person to just drive around in the tracks and want to instead design your own, you’re in luck because the staple track editor returns to help you design awesome (or deadly) tracks of your own or against your friends with 4 player split screen madness that will leave you awestruck for more mayhem.

Now let’s go back a generation for our Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita games. For the Playstation 3, we have: In Space We Brawl & Toy Home, two rather interesting games to keep and eye out. In Space We Brawl is a couch twin stick shooter reminiscent of Geometry Wars with the twist that can be also played with up to 4 players as you try to dogfight your way out of asteroid belts, black holes, and of course your own buddies. As for Toy Home, it’s a PSN game made by Game Republic, yes the same guys who made the Genji games and Folklore (No, I’m not making this up…), where you’re playing against other players in your toy cars as you go around obstacles and pass through the checkered flag. It’s a basic racing game with not much to it, but you may find some interest in it that I may not. Lastly we have the still kicking handheld, the Vita, in which we have 99 Vidas and Q*bert Rebooted. Both interesting throwbacks to older games brought to the next generation of consoles, or in this case handheld. 99 Vidas is a 4 player side-scrolling beat ’em up that’s sure to spark interest in Vita owners. Play with friends in this 16 bit bashfest in your quest to search for the 99 Vidas. Filled to the brim with not only gaming references, but 80’s and 90’s pop culture, it’s sure to spark a lot of nostalgia in this trip down memory lane. Same goes for Q*bert Rebooted, the 5th game in the Q*bert series, where you play through remastered versions of the original Q*bert stages in 3D. You can also play the stages in their old 2D pixel art glory optimized for the new generation of gaming with up to 7 playable characters, new enemies and ways to play, this is quite the road trip that you may want to strap on and hold on tight.

In conclusion, this line up is pretty decent, but comparing it to last month’s line up it’s quite the uphill battle. While I do admire the throwbacks and racing elements, it felt a bit less varied than other times, sticking towards a singular theme rather than diversifying towards different genres of games, but it is what is is. I would love to see better games come out on PS3 and Vita just before it goes away indefinitely next year, but we might dig in while we still can. This has been this month’s PS+ Write Up, see you guys next time in April!