The April 2023 PS Plus monthly games confirmed – Sackboy: A Big Adventure & more

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Sony has announced the full line up of April 2023’s free PlayStation Plus monthly games. This includes the previously confirmed Meet Your Maker, but what else can PS Plus subscribers look forward to playing on their PS5 and PS4 next month?

What aree the PS Plus April 2023 games?

Going live on Tuesday 4th April, the three games included with every PS Plus subscription are:

  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4 | PS5)
  • Meet Your Maker (PS4 | PS5)
  • Tails of Iron  (PS4 | PS5)

As was confirmed earlier this month, Meet Your Maker is a day 1 release into PS Plus as one of April’s monthly games. It’s the latest title from Dead By Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive, and is another asymmetrical, somewhat experimental multiplayer game.

All players can engage with two sides of Meet Your Maker, tasked on the one hand with building challenging mazes filled with traps, AI defenders and more, and then with invading the mazes of other players as a Raider, trying to defeat all the obstacles in front of you. In both cases – whether its successfully defending your own base or besting the challenge of another player’s, you’ll collect resources to further your own progression.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a great family game, and was a cross-gen launch title for the PS5, taking the popular LittleBigPlanet series and making a more pure 3D platformer out of it. There’s a real focus on multiplayer through the open level design and wider camera angle, and with some wonderfully fun and inventive, it earnt a solid 7/10 in our Sackboy: A Big Adventure review. I wrote:

“Sackboy: A Big Adventure starts off slow, feeling like a hollow reflection of the franchise, but eventually grows into its new 3D platforming elements. It’s at its best when it blends the new with the old, when there’s power-ups, side-scrolling and a meaningful challenge, but it takes a bit too long to get it together.”

Last up is Tails of Iron, a hand-drawn RPG adventure with punishing combat as you fight to restore your broken kingdom and banish the Frog Clan and their leader Greenwart. Ade reviewed this one back in 2021, saying “Addictively deadly difficult combat, a wonderful game world to explore and a compelling story all add up to having a very good time indeed. At the end of the game, Odd Bug Studios tease a sequel, to which I say ‘Yes please!’ as this is easily the best Rat ‘em up I’ve ever played.”

Can I still get the March 2023 PlayStation Plus games?

Of course you can! The PlayStation Plus games for March 2023 are available right up until April’s games go live, and include the following trio:

  • Battlefield 2042
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Code Vein

PlayStation Plus Collection is going away

Do not forget! The PlayStation Plus Collection of 19 great PS4 games is going away in May. Any PS5 owning PS Plus subscriber can grab the games until 9th May 2023, and if you do so in time, then you’ll continue to have access to them for as long as you’re a PS Plus subscriber. There’s some great games here, including The Last of Us Remastered, God of War, Until Dawn and Uncharted 4, so make sure to redeem them while you can!

What’s the deal with PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium?

The PlayStation Plus relaunch took place back in the middle of 2022, transforming the PS Plus we once knew into a three tiered subscription service that bundles in and expands what was once PlayStation Now. The classic PS Plus is now called PS Plus Essential, giving access to online multiplayer gaming, cloud save backups, exclusive offers and at least 2 free monthly games. PS Plus Extra then adds a catalogue of PS4 and PS5 games into the mix, while PS Plus Deluxe and Premium (depending on your region) adds older PS2, PS1 and PSP game emulation, and game streaming for PS3 and other titles.

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  1. Sackboy: A big adventure, finally. I never was a fan of the series, was left disappointed from the beginning onwards on PS3 back then, but always felt like trying this on the PS5 with the kids (although they’re more into FIFA and Fortnite by now). There’s just no game that really compares to Rayman Legends with regard to local co-op, and I’ve tried loads, so I’ll give this a go.

    For the other games: if I read ‘deadly difficult combat’ and the like, I immediately think I’m too old for that…

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