Xbox Games with Gold v PlayStation Plus for June 2017
PlayStation Plus and Xbox One Games with Gold releases have been announced for June.
The first batch of Xbox Games with Gold releases are out now, while the Sony PS Plus lineup will be updated on June 6.
Xbox Games with Gold releases include Speedrunners and Watch Dogs on Xbox One, and Assassin's Creed 3 and Dragon Age Origins on Xbox 360. All four games are playable on Xbox One due to backwards compatibility.
Over on PlayStation, PS Plus subscribers can pick up Life is Strange and Killing Floor 2 on PS4, as well as PlayStation Vita Cross-buy release Neon Chrome.
So which games lineup is best and who is getting the biggest bang for their buck? Let's pit Xbox Games with Gold against PlayStation Plus to find out…
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PLAYSTATION Plus subscribers will be able to download the likes of Life is Strange and Killing Floor 2 on PS4.
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Here's a closer look at the PS4 PlayStation Plus releases…
Life is Strange PS4: "Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price.
"The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay. Meanwhile, Max must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future."
Killing Floor 2 PS4: "In Killing Floor 2 players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the conclusion of the events in the original Killing Floor, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated.
"The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding. Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them."
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Here's a closer look at the Xbox Games with Gold releases for June…
Speedrunners Xbox One: "The highly competitive racing game makes its debut on Xbox One. You’ll have to run, jump, swing, fire rockets, and knock your opponent’s off the screen to prove you’re the hero the city needs.
"In a city filled with superheroes, getting to the bad guys becomes a competition all its own."
Watch Dogs Xbox One: "Play as the criminal Aiden Pearce, seeking revenge to those who have done you wrong by manipulating the city networks, which connects you to everything. Steal private records, destroy traffic, and use the power of technology against your foes."
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Both platforms have a solid lineup of games to choose from this month, combining high-profile releases with a lesser known entry.
PS4 has the highest rated game of the lot, with Life is Strange earning a Metacritic score of 85%. Critics describe it as a captivating and emotional series with great characters and original gameplay.
Killing Floor 2 doesn't fare quite as well. Scoring 75% on Metacritic, some critics say that it oozes fun, while others criticise the lack of variety.
Xbox One has the highest profile release in Watch Dogs, which only scores a 78% on Metacritic. Watch Dogs is generally criticised for being a bit dull and for not living up to its promise.
Speedrunners isn't reviewed on Xbox One, but the PC version scores an 85% thanks to its fast and frantic gameplay that's perfect for a party.
Even though it's close this month, Express Online is going to award this one to Xbox One. Not only do the Xbox games have a bigger combined score, but it's a great blend of blockbuster experience and addictive multiplayer action.