The PlayStation Plus free games for the month of June have been revealed for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita gamers. The line-up is headlined by some noteworthy games launched in recent times, including 2K Games and Firaxis' XCOM 2, along with Ubisoft's popular side-scrolling racing game, Trials.
The news was published over on the official PlayStation Blog, where it was revealed that the June games for PlayStation Plus subscribers will be headlined by none other than the turn-based strategy game, XCOM 2. The title came out back in early 2016 for PC and late 2016 for home consoles. Trials Fusion will also be available for PS4 owners, while Zombie Driver HD and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be available for PS3 gamers. The list rounds out with Atomic Ninjas and Squares for PS Vita.
As for the actual games... XCOM 2 received a lot of praise for being an evolution on everything that Firaxis introduced in the first XCOM, which was actually a reboot of the old Micropose games from back in the early 1990s.
XCOM 2 features new weapons, new enemies, more levels, new tactics, and a more complex story involving humans having to fight from the shadows in order to win back Earth from an alien takeover. The PS4 version obviously lacks the mod support that makes the PC version so great, but if you already have a PS4, and you're paying for PlayStation Plus, there's nothing wrong with giving XCOM 2 a shot.
If you're into stunt racing, Trials Fusion gives you a side-scrolling, 2.5D experience where you'll need to control both your speed and the physics of a bike across a variety of uniquely designed tracks, some of which seem to dip into sci-fi territory.
Like many of the other previous Trials games that Ubisoft has released, you'll be able to unlock new bikes to ride, as well as new outfits and customization accessories for your character.
The Trials games are marked by their difficulty in attempting to master timing, the depth required to pull off certain stunts, and the ability to overcome some of the most challenging platforming obstacles imaginable.
If you have a PS3 then you'll get hit with a blast from the past, with Zombie Driver HD and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The latter title actually came out during the tail end of the seventh generation of gaming. It received above average review scores while being one of the last AAA games Ubisoft released on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
If you're an owner of a PlayStation Vita, you can look forward to playing Atomic Ninjas and Squares. They obviously aren't the biggest and most mainstream games to appear on the PS Vita, but Sony has plans on winding down support for the PS Vita, so it's expected that the games may not be up to scratch to what some gamers may have been expecting. If you have a PS Plus account, you can look to grab all six games starting in June.