Well April appears to be a bit of a weak month compared to recent months. The games this month aren’t bad, but they’re mostly all first person shooters from Bethesda Games Studios. It’s a bit of a head scratcher seeing these Microsoft games here in what would have been some agreement by Sony. These games are in addition to the PlayStation Plus Essentials you can find HERE.
All titles are available Tuesday April 18, 2023.
PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits – PS4, PS5
- Doom Eternal – PS4, PS5
- Riders Republic – PS4, PS5
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PS4
- Slay the Spire – PS4
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – PS4, PS5
- The Evil Within – PS4
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – PS4
- Bassmaster Fishing – PS4, PS5
- Paradise Killer – PS4, PS5
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure – PS4, PS5
PlayStation Premium Classics
- Doom – PS4
- Doom II – PS4
- Doom 64 – PS4
- Doom 3 – PS4
Kena: Bridge of Spirits came out during the PlayStation 5 launch window. It was met with positive reviews, but it was quite pricey for the type of game it was. Personally, I wasn’t sold on the game at launch so I will be using its availability on the game catalogue to play it.
Slay the Spire was a PlayStation Essentials title in the past and it is phenomenal. This game takes simple card game mechanics into a roguelike. Every run feels unique and it quickly becomes apparent how deep the game is. This game may become your addiction and you just go with the one more run mentality.
The Evil Within fits perfectly this month as the director of Resident Evil 4 directed The Evil Within as a spiritual successor to that game. The horror is nailed in The Evil Within. It’s too terrifying in some regards, and feels a little clunky so it doesn’t touch the height of Resident Evil 4. Still a title worth recommending to people coming off of the remake of Resident Evil 4 looking for similar thrills.
Overall, not a great month for everyone unless you like FPS. There have been so many quality games in the past few months it doesn’t hurt to have a lessor month.
Are you happy with this month’s picks from PlayStation?