Written by Jose Gonzalez
A new week means new deals and a new month means new free PS Plus games for everyone with a PS Plus account whether you’re buying every 3 months or every year.
Before we tackle the deals I think stand out this week, let’s take on the new free games for April.
Free PS Plus Games (April)
First up on the gallows is Trackmania Turbo. For those not in the know, Trackmania Turbo is a PS VR compatible game that allows you to feel the ultimate arcade racing experience with friends or solo.
The campaign mode allows players to unlock over 200 different tracks over the course of 5 different difficulty levels ranging from childlike easy to ultimate hardcore gamer Rainbow Road levels of difficult. Two distinct features come with the game though. One of those being called “double driver.” Double Driver allows you to team up with a friend to control one car with two controllers, which is something never heard of before in modern racing games. While the other feature has been done before in other games, Trackmania Turbo gives players the freedom to build and customize tracks and share them with the game’s community.
The other free game this month is Mad Max. Mad Max was severely overlooked due to it being released simultaneously with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game went under the radar because of this but surprisingly received positive reception over that of MGS V.
Mad Max places you in the eyes of the lone wanderer of the desert Max. He, along with various friends scratch and claw to survive in The Wasteland in order to build the ultimate vehicular killing machine.
Deals of the Week
Oddly enough this week, Telltale Games is in the sunlight with games up to 70 percent off as their robust library of games takes the helm of deals.
On the main slab, The Dark Knight swoops in with both Batman: The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within season pass both for $7.49 and $14.99 respectively and both games are of quality as Batman and Telltale go together like peanut butter and jelly. Both games deliver a riveting tale of The Dark Knight as your choices will shape how the game plays from episode one to the conclusion.
Next up, the zombies walk among us in The Walking Dead Season One, Season Two, and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier in one vast collection for $29.99, a 40% savings from the regular price of $49.99. Also trailing in from the zombie horde is The Walking Dead: Michonne…A Telltale Miniseries. This game tells the story of her absence and gives players details of her backstory between the comics and includes all three episodes for only $5.99.
Not to be forgotten, the honorable mention goes to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’s Telltale game. The game places the player in the shoes of the rag-tag band of outlaws, misfits and oddballs as they track down a mysterious relic but can any of them trust the other as each of them while they’re collectively tracking a ruthless villain who has plans of his own for the relic, they too have individual motives for hunting down the relic. The season pass only costs players $9.99.
Gamers can also purchase every Telltale game in one mega bundle for $77.99.
While there is no “Steal of the Week,” officially, I do consider Mad Max the unofficial “Steal of the Month” as it’s an underrated game and went undervalued.
For the deals that just missed the cut, I call these “The Best of the Rest.”
The Best of the Rest
While these deals this week are good, they miss the cut by being just not enough of a discount to possibly justify a purchase but should still be considered a possible buy. These titles this week include Randal’s Monday ($4.33), Thimbleweed Park ($9.99), Last Stich Goodnight ($4.99), 3D Mini Golf ($7.99), and Skylight Freerange and Skylight Freerange 2: Gachduine ($4.99/$7.49).
These deals only last until April 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. CST, so get them while you can if they spark your interest.