PlayStation Plus reveals Pro Evo 2019 as free game of the month
It’s that time every PlayStation 4 owner looks forward to: It’s PS Plus announcement day: the moment when subscribers find out what freebies they’re getting from Sony to instantly download and – who knows? – maybe one day actually play.
This month it’s the football game that isn’t FIFA – Pro Evolution Soc-cer 2019 – and retro multiplayer racer Horizon Chase Turbo.
Let’s start with Pro Evo. Once the game for serious fans of the sport, Konami’s football game has played second fiddle to FIFA in recent years, not helped by the fact that EA gobbles up all the official likenesses, kits and club names. Yes, that means you’ll be playing Hampshire Red vs West London White, sadly – unless you download a custom option file – but the football itself is of a very high standard. The game is currently averaging a score of 79 percent on Metacritic, making it well worth a download.
Horizon Chase Turbo fares similarly, averaging a score of 77 percent. A retro racer in the vein of OutRun and Lotus Turbo Challenge, it’s a great title to play split screen with up to three friends, when you grow tired of Crash Team Racing. As Gaming Age wrote: “If you’ve ever yearned for an arcade racer that genuinely feels like it comes from the early days of home consoles, you should most definitely check this one out.”
Both titles will be free to download from July 2, which means you still have a little longer to download June’s titles – Sonic Mania and Borderlands The Handsome Collection – if you haven’t already.