As we predicted yesterday, Dead Space 2 has been announced as PlayStation Plus’ Game of the Month for August. That’s right, until September 5th Isaac Clarke’s second adventure is completely free for Plus subscribers. On top of that, they’re offering 50% off associated DLC for the next two weeks. This includes the ‘Severed’ expansion, as well as three weapon and suit packs. If you fancy the DLC it’s available in the Plus section of the store.
So why should you get Dead Space 2, aside from the fact it’s free? Well Alex gave the game a 9/10 in our review of the game last year, praising its atmosphere and set-pieces. When comparing it to the original he called it “bigger, better and more beautiful but without straying from the core principles that mapped out the former,” although did point out that the fact it’s a sequel means we’ve seen the monsters before, removing some of the scare factor. If user rated games are more your thing, the game was rated as a Buy It when it came up in WeView.
If a free game of the calibre of Dead Space 2 isn’t enough for you, Rock of Ages, the “extra” game confirmed yesterday, is also available for free until the 29th of August. Disappointingly the game isn’t a tie-in to the recent film adaptation of the musical Rock of Ages, but is instead an action-strategy game from Atlus that combines tower defence with the ferocity of rolling boulders. To be honest I don’t know how ferocious the rolling boulders are, rocks not being known for their wild emotional range; they’re probably just your average boulder, albeit one rolling down a hill.
Whilst we haven’t reviewed Rock of Ages, it’s currently sitting on a Metacritic of 71.