Velocity 2X (PS4, PS Vita): This sequel to the arcade space shooter Velocity adds puzzle platforming levels for when you get off your ship that still utilize the teleportation mechanic to tie this fast-paced and challenging game together.
Sportsfriends (PS4, PS3): Invite your friends over for this compilation of local multiplayer games like retro-style fighting game BaraBariBall or the physical party game Johann Sebastian Joust. All of the games utilize the DualShock 4 controller and Johann Sebastian Joust is particularly well-suited for the PlayStation Move controller.
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale (PS3, PS Vita): It’s Super Smash Bros., but with PlayStation characters instead of Nintendo staples. You can finally decide once and for all who would win in a fight between Kratos and Parappa the Rapper.
Hoard (PS3): If you’re sick of being a noble hero, slaying monsters and rescuing princesses, Hoard turns that on its head and casts you as a sinister dragon to exploit the countryside and accrue treasure while fending off pesky knights and thieves. A variety of modes lets you play solo, co-operatively, or competitively with your fellow dragons in this fun and innovative arcade game.
Joe Danger (PS Vita): Before throwing the entire gaming public into a tizzy over their upcoming open world space game No Man’s Sky, Hello Games made a name for itself with this charming, colorful motorcycle arcade series. Guide the titular stunt riding hero through levels chock-full of secrets with conventional or touch controls (as developed for recent iOS ports), and make your own levels with the editor mode.
TxK (PS Vita): Throw on your Members Only jacket for this re-envisioning of the ’80s classic arcade shooter Tempest. A pulse-pounding soundtrack drives your pursuit of ever-higher scores in this spiritual successor to the seminal tube shooter.
All of the above games will be free starting September 1 for PlayStation Plus subscribers on Sony’s various platforms.
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