PlayStation Plus freebies for June have been announced


There has been a lot of debate about this month’s PlayStation Plus offerings.

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This month’s PlayStation Plus monthly games lineup(opens in a new tab) for PS5 and PS4 owners is a great one. As a result, the reaction from gamers hasn’t been as as enthusiastic as you might think.

God of War, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl are this month’s PlayStation Plus freebies. Members of PlayStation Plus will be able to download all three titles for free on both PS5 and PS4. Until July 5, these games can be purchased. The games can be downloaded at any time as long as your PlayStation Plus subscription is ongoing.


God of War is without a doubt the star of the show here. As one of the best PS4 games, this year’s reimagining of the classic PlayStation series has received a lot of praise. A sequel, God of War Ragnarök, is expected out later this year, so it makes sense to include it in the game. Sony’s next-generation PlayStation, the PS5, will benefit greatly from this recommendation.

A team-based online game that allows eight ninjas to fight concurrently in 4v4 matches is Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Manga-inspired Shinobi Striker features an eye-catching graphic style that attempts to reflect the distinctive look of its source material’s characters. It also has a robust fighting system and a plethora of customizability possibilities.

Finally, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl completes the list. This is a timely addition, given MultiVersus had its closed-alpha just a few weeks ago. Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series meets Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Danny Phantom, the Rugrats, and The Wild Thornberrys as the inspiration for this platform fighter. You can play this game with your friends and family if you’re careful not to stomp them too hard!


Here’s why PlayStation Plus subscribers aren’t happy 

This is a solid PlayStation Plus lineup on paper. It appears that other subscribers aren’t quite as enamoured with the service. Quite unexpectedly, the selection of God of War is generating the most criticism.

In a PlayStation Plus subreddit topic, more than 100 posts have been made, and the vast majority of them are negative. With “oh well, there’s always next month” as the most popular comment and “[Sony is] trying to be insulting at this point,” another highly upvoted comment expressed irritation. Given that God of War is frequently recognised as one of the best PlayStation exclusives ever developed, those are very strong remarks.

So, what’s with all the hysteria? God of War has been a part of the PlayStation Plus Collection for more than 18 months now, which is a major factor in the game’s popularity. Since the PS5 was released, gamers have had access to a library of around two dozen games. More than one million PlayStation Plus members will be able to get the same game for free, thanks to this collection.


Sony’s PlayStation Now service, which will be merged into PlayStation Plus later this month, already includes God of War, which was released in 2018. Both the PlayStation Store and traditional retailers have had frequent $7 sales on the game. It’s safe to say that everybody who’s really interested in playing God of War has done so at this time.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl are both fighting games, which some gamers found to be a disappointment. You can’t, however, expect that every month, a subscription service like PlayStation Plus would appeal to you individually. Occasionally, the games available will not be to your liking.

God of War makes sense from Sony’s perspective. First-party titles like these can be sold without Sony having to pay a third-party publisher a fee because they are well-received and have a sequel in the works. Even though Sony didn’t anticipate the PlayStation community’s criticism, the gaming company certainly believes that its new PlayStation Plus service will help restore the community’s faith in Sony.


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