Ahh February, the shortest month of the year. Thankfully the list of free games for Sony and Microsoft’s premium console online services doesn’t seem to be short at all – with a whopping 7 free titles across 3 consoles for Playstation Plus members, and 4 games spanning two consoles for Xbox Live subscribers! As usual the Playstation Plus titles will be available the first Tuesday of the month (Feb 7th), and the Xbox Live titles will be on a delayed release schedule with the first pair becoming available today, and the second pair on the 16th of February. We’ll start with Microsoft’s February lineup.
Xbox One Games:
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a space shooter, but not in your typical sense. Up to 4 players must navigate through their neon spaceship collecting powerups and utilizing weapons in the correct areas of the ship to battle foes. The game supports both local and online co-op. It was developed by Asteroid Base and was originally released September 9th, 2015.
Project CARS – Digital Edition
Project CARS is a racing simulator featuring a huge variety of content. There are 74 different cars that players can drive.The game also features 30 unique locations, which are home to the games 110 courses. 23 of the games courses are actually real life tracks! It was developed by Slightly Mad Studios, and was originally released on May 6th, 2015.
Xbox 360 Games:
Monkey Island 2 – Special Edition
Back in November, Xbox Live’s GWG featured Monkey Island: Special Edition. Monkey Island 2 is a direct sequel to that game. Following the players defeat of the pirate LeChuck in the first game, Guybrush sets out on an adventure to find the treasure of Big Whoop. During his voyage he encounters LaGrande, who was LeChucks former first mate. Ultimately LeChuck is resurrected and it’s up to Guybrush to stop him. The game is based on the old point and click PC games like it’s predecessor, but don’t let that deter you. The game was met with both critical and commercial success.
Star Wars – The Force Unleashed
Star Wars – The Force Unleashed takes place between the end of the movies The Empire Strikes Back and A New Hope. The game follows Starkiller, the secret apprentice of Darth Vader. Those familiar with the Star Wars universe will see familiar faces and locales. An action-adventure game, it was developed by LucasArts and originally released September 16, 2008.
Playstation 4 users can look forward to 5 free titles this month, thanks to cross-buy. Playstation 3 and Vita owners can look forward to 2 titles per console. Here’s a closer look at the titles available for users this month.
Playstation 4 Games:
LittleBigPlanet 3 is a puzzle-platformer with some sandbox elements. The game features 3 new characters, in addition to Sackboy the flagship character of the game. The single player experience is pretty good, and helps you learn the different physics of the game. However, customization is where this game really shines. With the ability to create your own levels and play levels submitted by other users, this game has nearly infinte replay value. It was developed by Sumo Digital, and originally released November 18th, 2014.
Ninja Senki DX (Also available on PSVita)
Ninja Senki DX is an 8-bit action platformer. Simple and fun, the game follows the ninja Hayate out on a quest for revenge against the demon who killed the Princess Kinuhime. The game mirrors other action-platformers of the NES era, such as Mega Man and Little Samson. New features separate this title from the original version. It was developed by Tribute games and originally released as a freeware title December 21st, 2010.
Not a Hero
Not a Hero is a pixelart third-person shooter. The player controls various guns-for-hire who are working for BunnyLord, an anthropomorphic purple rabbit from the year 2048. It was developed by Roll7 and originally released on May 14th, 2015.
Starwhal (Also available on PS3)
Starwhal is a simple battle game where your objective is to destroy all other players present in your current arena. Vivid colors and beautiful level designs make this game as much fun to look at as it is to play. Starwhal features both single-player and multiplayer modes. It was developed by Breakfall and originally released September 29th, 2014.
TorqueL (Also available on PSVita)
TorqueL is a physics puzzle game where the player must guide a square through levels full of various hazards. Extendable sides on the square assist in navigating these treacherous terrains. Featuring ultra-realistic physics, this game is sure to provide players with a challenge. It was developed by Takayuki Yanaihara and originally released on December 24th, 2014.
Playstation 3 Games:
Anna Extended Edition
Anna Extented Edition is a psychological horror game. You play as a man with amnesia who dreams of a saw mill near his home in the Italian countryside. He decides to go there to find out if the dream and his amnesia are somehow connected. After witnessing several paranormal phenomena, he becomes aware that this sawmill is haunted. The man’s mental health throughout the game will result in the player visiting different locations, and even experiencing different endings. The game was developed by Dreampainters Software, and originally released July 16,2012.
This month’s Playstation Vita games were covered above. The two titles, Ninja Senki DX, and TorqueL are also available on the Playstation Network due to the service’s Cross-Buy feature. We’re only two months in and 2017 is looking like a great year for subscribers already! You can check out last months lineup here, and be sure check back in March for next months lineup! We here at Super Game Reviews would like to thank our viewers for their continued support, and as always, Happy Gaming!