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Here Are Your Free June 2022 PS Plus Games

Sony has started rolling out its new PlayStation Plus service in parts of Asia, with an Americas release planned for June 13th. The new service is seen by many as an attempt to compete with Microsoft's incredibly popular Xbox Game Pass with its three-tier system at varying prices and features. Notably, PS Plus will include many new games for users to download and feature PS Now's cloud streaming. However, PlayStation has made it clear that with the new PS Plus, it will not be removing the three free games available to PS Plus users every month.

Last month featured a few exciting games for PlayStation Plus users to download. The first title was the incredibly popular and controversial sports game "FIFA 22," the second was an RPG survival game set in Norse mythology titled "Tribes of Midgard," and the third game was "Curse of the Dead Gods," a roguelike dungeon crawler that many considered one of the most underappreciated games of 2021. Now, for June, players are getting what many consider one of the best games of all time in addition to two exciting PvP fighters.

God of War (2018)

Although PlayStation already included "God of War" (2018) in the PS Plus Collection for PS5 owners, now PS4 players can pick it up completely free. "God of War" is definitely worth a download, too. Upon its release, it was awarded multiple Game of the Year Awards for its incredible storytelling and jaw-dropping set pieces, with many going as far as calling it one of the greatest games of all time. And now is the perfect time to catch up on the story of "God of War," as a sequel titled "God of War Ragnarok" is on its way.

"God of War" is a soft reboot that acts as a sequel to "God of War 3." However, this game is set in the world of Norse Mythology instead of Greek. Because of this new setting, players don't need to have played the original three titles to enjoy this title. Additionally, there were some big changes to the narrative and gameplay of the series. In "God of War," Kratos is no longer the lone adventurer hellbent on revenge. Instead, Kratos is joined by his son Atreus on a different kind of mission. And these father-son interactions reveal a different, never before seen side of Kratos.

The gameplay is similar to the previous games in the series, bringing back the iconic hack and slash combat fans love. But, instead of a fixed camera, "God of War" has an over-the-shoulder camera similar to "The Last of Us." And, like the previous titles, there is no shortage of troublesome gods to fight.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

"Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker," released in 2018, is a "Naruto" game with a twist. Instead of focusing on story and character development like "Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm," "Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker" strictly focuses on PvP content. Although there is a single-player mode, it's short, doesn't feature a story, and is more or less training for the online mode.

PvP in "Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker" consists of four players battling out against an opposing team in either Team Deathmatch, Base Battle, or Capture the Flag. And because they are playing ninjas, players can quickly and easily scale walls and landscapes, use Ninjutsu abilities, or straight-up punch their opponents to attain victory.

One of the biggest standout features of this game is its customization. Players can create their own "Naruto" character by customizing their appearance, moves, and load-outs. Players can get this gear and Ninjutsu by buying it from vendors in-game or as rewards for completing the PvE content. Although "Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker" isn't a masterpiece, according to its Metacritic score, it may be worth a download for "Naruto" fans or those interested in competitive PvP fighters.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

It's hard not to talk about "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" without mentioning "Super Smash Bros." "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" is Nickelodeon's attempt to enter the platform fighter genre Nintendo has dominated for so long. Like "Super Smash Bros.," "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" is a crossover title featuring dozens of characters from multiple universes. And all the iconic Nickelodeon characters are here from series such as "SpongeBob," "Avatar the Last Airbender," and "Rugrats."

Although "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" has a single-player mode, it is limited. However, where "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" shines is in its multiplayer. Up to four players can brawl it out on a collection of semi-flat stages and deal damage with unique abilities. But instead of a set health bar, characters have damage percentages. And the higher the damage percentage, the more likely the player will get knocked off the stage and lose a life. It's also very fast-paced compared to "Super Smash Bros," although it lacks a lot of the charm its rival has, according to reviewers. Nevertheless, "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" is worth a download for anyone who wants to experience a healthy dose of nostalgia or enjoys the combat of "Super Smash Bros." but doesn't own a Nintendo console.