We're heading into the month of June, which means that it's time for the newest roster of PlayStation Plus games to be revealed for subscribers of the service. This month, the PS Plus June selection includes Borderlands and Sonic.
If you haven't checked out last month's roster then now is the time to do so—you only have a few days left to swoop up the goods. The PS Plus May free game list included the local co-op cooking fest, Overcooked, infamous for ruining relationships with its special blend of multiplayer chaos. There was also What Remains of Edith Finch, a heartbreaking narrative-heavy title which made our list of the Best Video Games of 2017.
The PlayStation Blog has the scoop on the PS Plus June selection of free titles. This month, subscribers of the service will get to lay their hot little hands on the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sonic Mania. With Borderlands 3 around the corner, the timing couldn't be any better for Gearbox to start getting its hook into those who are new to the franchise and who want to get caught up in time to enjoy the Borderlands 2 DLC that might be releasing soon. The Handsome Collection is the definitive introduction to looting and shooting in Pandora.
Fans nostalgic for a little more running and a little less shooting will be well-served by Sonic Mania. A true homage to the retro Sonic the Hedgehog games, this platformer has recreated the look, sound, and feel of Sega's original titles in chipper 2D glory. You can expect to play as Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, and other assorted critters from the dream team as you jump and sprint your way through minigames and more for a challenging yet fond experience with everyone's favorite blue hedgehog.
The games available as part of the PS Plus June roster offer distinctly different experiences, and the selection is topical considering the recent buzz around the Sonic the Hedgehog movie and Borderlands 3 alike. Fans of retro platformers or looter shooters are definitely going to be pleased. For those who are after a change of pace, it's not too late to pick up the PS Plus May games and to have a go at something that's a little more My Kitchen Rules than the irresponsible use of firearms in an apocalyptic dystopia.
Source: PlayStation Blog