Stadia, while still the butt of a fair few jokes (somewhat unfairly) around TSA Towers, is once again giving the fans something to enjoy with six free games being added to the Stadia Pro service this coming June. They are Get Packed, Little Nightmares, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Superhot, Panzer Dragoon: Remake and Elder Scrolls Online. Phew!
Get Packed is a brand new indie title, with multiplayer on its mind, that sees you trying to pack up people’s homes, warehouses and shops in the most efficient way possible. It generally degenerates into a horrendous free-for-all instead, and it’s a good bit of fun with friends. We gave it a 7/10, with our very own Ade Burrows saying “Get Packed is a party game on ketamine, it’s pumped up madness with the volume knob twiddled to eleven. It’s a silly, fun and often hilarious party game hampered by being a bit rough and ready in its execution and unreliable in its online performance.”
Little Nightmares is a little bit long in the tooth, having originally launched all the way back in 2017. This light horror game is however, very good indeed, earning an 8/10 from Tuffcub, who said at the time that “Little Nightmares is something of a minor classic. Gorgeously gross and surprisingly inventive, it creates a genuine feeling of terror and tension. It’s a bit odd to say a game that involves skipping over corpses is enjoyable, but it is, just don’t blame Tarsier if you have nightmares.”
It’s a similar story for Superhot, which may hark from a few years ago, but nailed that 8/10 again when it launched, with Jim saying that its “crafty base concept and careful execution make Superhot one of the most intriguing games to come from the recent class of indie-developed shooters. Its bizarre setting and puzzle-like approach are refreshingly original and hopefully something the team will now expand upon following Superhot’s early success.”
We’ve never reviewed Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, but it’s 60% on Opencrtitic seems to say it’s passable at least. Similarly, we’ve never put a score down on Elder Scrolls Online, but over the years we’ve dropped in and out of it as it’s taken in new region after new region, and always come away having had fun.
Panzer Dragoon: Remake is the newest of the games, having only launched in March on the Nintendo Switch, and it’s yet to appear on PC, or any of the other consoles. I almost felt bad giving it a 7/10 as the nostalgia is strong with this one, but it sets out a great stall for the sequel’s remake which they’re now working on.
Get Packed, Little Nightmares, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Superhot, and Panzer Dragoon: Remake all launch for the Stadia Pro service on the 1st of June (and are presumably also available to buy individually for non-subscribers). Elder Scrolls Online meanwhile joins the service on the 16th of June.