It's the first Tuesday of the month, which spells good news for PlayStation Plus members. That's when the new batch of free games becomes available to everyone who subscribes to PlayStation's online service. While this month's offerings can't live up to last month's killer lineup, players will find plenty of free fun in April.
Leading the pack is the often-overlooked Mad Max, an open-world game about building a destructive car and taking out apocalyptic marauders. In GameSpot's Mad Max review, Peter Brown came away unsatisfied with the ground combat, but thoroughly enjoyed bashing up enemies while behind the wheel of his "Magnum Opus."
The second-biggest game in this month's PS Plus lineup is TrackMania Turbo, which also puts you behind the wheel of a car, but with very different goals from Mad Max. Your job in this arcade racer is to reach the finish line on gravity-defying tracks in as short a time as possible. It's also compatible with PSVR, in case you have a need for speed.
Thanks to PlayStation's Cross Buy functionality, three of the other games also run on PS4. First is In Space We Brawl, a multiplayer twin-stick shooter that also works on PS3. Next is the side-scrolling beat-'em-up 99Vidas, which plays on PS3 and PS Vita as well as PS4. Then there's Q*Bert: Rebooted, which is compatible with all three PlayStation platforms, but unfortunately isn't very good. Finally, PS3 owners get Toy Home, a charming, colorful racing game.
All of these games are available to download for free from the PlayStation Store through May 1. And don't forget, this is the final year that PS3 and Vita games will be offered through PS Plus.
April 2018 Free PS Plus Games
- Mad Max
- TrackMania Turbo
- In Space We Brawl (Cross Buy with PS3)
- 99Vidas (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS Vita)
- Q*Bert: Rebooted (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS Vita)
- In Space We Brawl (Cross Buy with PS4)
- Toy Home
- 99Vidas (Cross Buy with PS4 and PS Vita)
- Q*Bert: Rebooted (Cross Buy with PS4 and PS Vita)
- 99Vidas (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS4)
- Q*Bert: Rebooted (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS4)