PS Plus free games for April include a heist, a spire and a sponge

PS Plus free games for April include a heist, a spire and a sponge

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Sony has announced its PS Plus escaped games lineup for April 2022, and its surely an eclectic premix of titles.

From April 5 to May 2, PS Plus subscribers tin drawback Hood: Outlaws and Legends (PS5 and PS4), Slay the Spire (PS4), and SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (PS4) for free. 

It's surely a mixed bag, successful much than 1 way. Intense online multiplayer Hood: Outlaws and Legends heads up April's offering and sees players competing with rival gangs successful heists against a medieval backdrop. Hood isn't precisely the showstopper PS5 crippled we were hoping to spot from Sony this period (remember erstwhile the likes of Destiny 2 and Days Gone headed up the PS Plus lineup?) but it's worthy giving a try, particularly with friends.

Next, we person SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, a remake of the archetypal 2003 platformer. At the specified notation of Spongebob, immoderate of you volition person either cringed oregon lit up successful delight. But whether you're a instrumentality of the cheery oversea sponge oregon not, Battle for Bikini Bottom is really a precise bully crippled that volition scratch the itch for those who emotion a bully PS2 / Xbox epoch platformer.

PlayStation Plus games for April: ➕ Hood: Outlaws & Legends➕ SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated➕ Slay the Spirehttps://t.co/wJnF75gKfY pic.twitter.com/Tu3sr93whvMarch 30, 2022

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Last, but surely not least, we person the critically-acclaimed platform builder, Slay the Spire, which sits proudly connected our best roguelike games and best Xbox Game Pass games lists. Mega Crit Games' fantabulous rubric takes elements from some roguelike and deck-building games to make an acquisition that volition delight fans of some genres and suck successful those who deliberation its not for them.

If you inactive haven't claimed your March PS Plus escaped games yet, which see Ark: Survival Evolved, Team Sonic Racing, Ghostrunner, and Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, spot this arsenic a reminder to bash truthful – arsenic they are lone disposable until April 4.

Changes are coming to PS Plus

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Sony's adjacent PS Plus escaped crippled offering comes soon aft the institution announced plans to revamp the subscription work to vie with Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass.

This overhauled PlayStation Plus subscription combines the PS Plus and PS Now (which volition nary longer beryllium disposable standalone) services and volition beryllium disposable successful 3 tiers. The lowest tier offers the existent benefits of PS Plus, portion the highest tier allows entree to a room of retro PlayStation games – among different perks. 

This caller subscription work isn't owed to rotation retired for a fewer months yet, and existent PS Plus subscribers won't spot immoderate changes to their monthly escaped games oregon pricing erstwhile it does rotation retired (unless they upgrade their tier). 

We're conscionable excited to spot Sony yet revamping its somewhat stale subscription service, particularly if that means we tin play much aged schoolhouse platformers similar Bikini Bottom.

Vic Hood

Vic is TechRadar Gaming's Associate Editor. An award-winning games journalist, Vic brings acquisition from IGN, Eurogamer and much to the TechRadar table. You whitethorn person adjacent heard her connected the vigor oregon speaking connected a panel. Not lone is Vic passionate astir games, but she's besides an avid intelligence wellness advocator who has appeared connected some panels and podcasts to sermon intelligence wellness awareness. Make definite to travel her connected Twitter for more.

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