April’s PlayStation Plus: Dishonored, Killzone: Mercenary & Never Alone

Sony has confirmed the April PlayStation Plus update, and it does have quite a few gems within it, including the previously confirmed Dishonored on PS3.

On PS4 Plus subscribers will be able to download Tower Of Guns on its launch, as well as the rather fantastic Never Alone. The third game is Aaru’s Awakening, which will also be available to download on PS3. I personally didn’t have fun with that when I played it for review, but you may like its brutal platforming.

One of the Vita’s biggest exclusives will also be available in April, and that is Killzone Mercenary. The other title that will be available for Sony’s handheld is MonsterBag, a puzzle game that was revealed just last week.

Don’t forget you can also grab Woah Dave! on PS4 for free too if you’re a Plus member.

Leaving PS Plus:
8h April: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
8th April: Valiant Hearts
8th April: Papo and Yo
8th April: Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments
8th April: OlliOlli2 Welcome to Olliwood
8th April: CounterSpy

Entering PS Plus:
8th April: Tower of Guns (PS4/PS3)
8th April: Never Alone (PS4)
8th April: Dishonored (PS3)
8th April: Aaru’s Awakening (PS4/PS3)
8th April: Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita)
8th April: MonsterBag (PS Vita)

Source: PS Blog


  1. Well, Killzone Mercenary is about the best thing I could have asked for my vita (People who want Persona should have it already of course)

    • Well personally I wanted Persona (People who want Killzone should already have it of course).

  2. Tower of Guns looks like it’s either lots of fun, or a big steaming pile of rubbish. Never Alone is something I’ve somehow not managed to buy in a sale yet. So that’s a bargain.

    Already got Dishonored, although I’m not sure why because I got bored halfway through.

    And my Vita hasn’t got enough space for Killzone. Which is probably just as well, since a FPS on a handheld is a horrible experience.

    Fairly average month then, really. And a week late too.

    • I generally agree with your opinion on handheld FPS’s but Killzone Mercenary really is the diamond in the rough on this occasion. It came bundled with my Vita and is actually a fairly decent game. Its more stripped back and aimed at pick up and play fun than any other game in the series.

      Luckily for me I had a hard copy as I have heard that the digital version eats up your memory card.

    • Killzone Mercenary is really good. Well worth clearing space for, the wingsuit jump from the tower at the start of the game is stunning and really shows what the the PS Vita can do when you get a great team coding for it.

      Bonus: All the Helghast have suddenly come from the set of Eastenders for some reason. “Oi! Wossgoing over there?!?”

      • Strangely the Orcs in Shadow of Mordor have a similar generic East End accent

    • Yep, agree with the others, Killzone is an absolute gem and it blows the handheld away. I think it’s along the lines of just under 4GB patched, and it is well worth it, make no mistake.

  3. Killzone Mercenary, the last great AAA game on the vita. If you’ve got a vita you should already have it.

    • I have a vita but I dont have KZ Mercenary. Ive had my eye on it for a while but between the Vita, PS3, PS4, XB1 and life, I barely have time to keep up with the games I do have. Im pretty happy that we get KZ this month but in all honesty it will probably join the bottom of a pile that I’ll never be able to get to the bottom of.

      • The campaign is fun but doesn’t take too long, the multiplayer is good and worked smoothly when I played it. It’s a real highlight for the vita and a showcase of what it can do.

    • Agree with this definantly. Wouldn’t mind a couple more gems like this, perhaps would have given the Vita a comeback like the 3DS, but sony knows best.

  4. Never Alone is far from ‘rather fantastic’

  5. Just Tower of Guns for me, but it’s worth picking up the dlc for Dishonored too.

  6. Nice selection this month, but the real question is will Killzone fit on a 8GB Vita memory card?

    • Just about. My Vita’s telling me that it’s 3956MB, presumably with its recent patch. It’s worth every byte. Brilliant game.

  7. 5 new games for me so can’t complain!
    I have Dishonored and Killzone, which are both super additions to Plus so I’m looking forward to trying the rest.

    • err I can’t count apparently but I meant 4 new titles!
      I hope MonsterBag is good as it definitely looks interesting.

  8. How long is Never Alone? Was going to pick it up in a Steam sale, but I’ve always wanted to play Dishonoured so I’m tempted…

  9. already got Dishonored, Tower of Guns soo doesn’t look like something i’d enjoy, Never Alone looks interesting, Aaru’s Awakening looks like it could be fun, Killzone looks all right for an FPS.
    as for Monster Bag, i watched the trailer, and still have no clue what it is.

    • Yeah that monsterbag trailer was so bloody ambiguous in ref to gameplay. Stepped away from that trailer very confused!

  10. Mercenary I’ve got when I bought my Vita, but probably all got that one already, as it is THE must-play for the handheld. In my opinion, it’s one of the best of the series, after Killzone 2.
    Dishonoured sounds good, but it got a 9.2/10 from IGN, so that turns me off.
    And Never alone seems interesting.
    Looks like plus is slowly improving again.

    • Excuse me for being a bit daft here, but why would a rating of 9.2/10 from anywhere put you off?

      Dishonored (yes, I know it’s missing a ‘u’ & it bothers me too) is actually a great game. Must get back & finish it one day.

      • I can’t really take them for serious anymore, as some of their reviews are just so rubbish. E.g. they rated Alien: Isolation with a 5.9 (‘mediocre’), mostly because that git of a so-called ‘reviewer’ was too stupid to play the game and died a lot (as he wrote himself).
        But, thanks for the tip, I’ll try the game at some point, sorry about the mis-spelling.

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