Another month, another fresh selection of titles waiting in the wings for PlayStation Plus subscribers to download, and April is a particularly strong showing for the service, ushering in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dirt Rally 2.0.
Starting next Tuesday, 7th April, eligible humans can plot a course for adventure, courtesy of Nathan Drake's latest (and last) treasure hunting escapade, which initially released on PS4 back in 2016. It's a good 'un too, packing in the series usual set-piece heavy bouts of exploratory action, albeit with the 'spectacular' dial cranked right up to the maximum.
"As accomplished as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is – as heroically as it bests its predecessors, as gracefully as it sidesteps their pitfalls – it's not possible for it to have the seismic impact and far-reaching influence that Uncharted 2 did," said Oli Welsh in his Recommended review, "Nor does it redefine the storytelling scope of the blockbuster action game like The Last of Us."
"It still does something remarkable for a major franchise video game, though," he concluded, "it doesn't overdo its exit. It doesn't immolate itself in a blaze of glory, it tells a story about people and finds peace in its resolution. It just ends. Fin."
As for Dirty Rally 2.0, that's another cracker, with Codemasters' revitalised racing action earning itself a Eurogamer Essential badge when it released last year. As Martin Robison put it, "The original Dirt Rally made a convincing claim at being the best off-road sim to date. I think its sequel can lay claim to being one of the best driving experiences available right now."
PlayStation Plus subscribers can add Uncharted 4 and Dirt Rally 2.0 to their ever-burgeoning libraries from Tuesday, 7th April until Monday, 4th May. March's offerings – Shadow of the Colossus and Sonic Forces – will remain available until Monday, 6th April.
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