The PlayStation Now streaming service hasn’t got a lot of love since it launched last year. That’s probably because of the price: it’s a keen £12.50 a month to stream PS games to your desktop or laptop. But there are a lot of great titles there, and it’s the only way to get the likes of Red Dead Redemption, Heavy Rain, and Shadow of the Colossus on PC.
Sony have just expanded the games on offer by adding PS4 games for the first time, as they promised they’d do back in March. You can ignore most of them because they’re already available on PC (Evolve, Tropico 5, Saint’s Row IV, etc) but a few interesting PS exclusives have been added, namely Killzone Shadow Fall, God of War III Remastered and side-scrolling shoot ’em up Resogun. Sadly no Bloodborne yet, but we can only hope for the future.
Killzone Shadow Fall is probably the biggest of the bunch. It was well-received, especially for its visuals and flashy set pieces. I’ve never played it but I blasted my way through earlier games in the Killzone series, and had a good time.
With God of War III you know what you’re getting, and it’s one of the best hack-and-slashers about. Resogun is worth a look if you’re into bullet hell games.
So, does this change my mind on picking up PS Now? Well, I wouldn’t pick it up for the new games alone, but the update has reminded me how many great games are available on the service – here’s our list of the 10 best. And I’ll say it again, it’s the only way to play Red Dead Redemption on PC. Now that my memory has been jogged, I think I might just have to try it out for a month and blitz through the best of what’s on offer.
PS Now also has a seven-day free trial, in case you’ve got a week off work and fancy a binge.
Read the full list of new games on the PlayStation blog.
If you’ve used the service, how have you found it?