PlayStation Now hasn't been nearly as popular as Xbox Game Pass, but this month's new games should help close the gap a bit. Sony's game subscription service is adding 11 new games to its library of over 800 spanning PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles. Included in the new games are some headliners like Control, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which itself just left Xbox Game Pass days ago.
In a year without one clear frontrunner for Game of the Year, Control took home a bulk of awards for Remedy Entertainment - and continues to do so, having picked up 11 new nominations at the BAFTAs just this morning. The mind-bending "new weird" shooter stars Jesse Faden, a woman thrust into the role of Director at a secretive government organization called the Federal Bureau of Control. It's Jesse's job to unravel the mysteries within The Oldest House and fight back against the Hiss infecting the ever-changing building's denizens. It earned a "Mighty" score from reviewers, with an average of 84 from 163 critics on OpenCritic.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider fared well critically too, though it's been reported that the game underperformed commercially for Square Enix. As the finale to Lara Croft's three-act origin story reboot, Shadow gave players a more intense, refined Lara, who no longer doubted her abilities so much. New stealth mechanics like hiding in mud and stalking her enemies turned Lara into an uncomfortable killing machine at times, which was always the point for Crystal Dynamics. The game averaged a "Strong" 80 on OpenCritic.
Along with those two major new additions come nine others in total. Here's the full list of new games:
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
- NASCAR Heat 3
- Nights of Azure
- Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13
- Toukiden 2
- Toukiden: Kiwami
- Warriors All-Stars
- Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
These new games are available from today.