Stop all the clocks, drop those frocks, and get ready to put the kibosh on some cosmic horror! This writer's vote for the best game ever goes to the masterpiece that is Hidetaka Miyazaki and Fromsoft's Bloodborne. The game is a masterpiece. And this March, it's the free PS4 game for PS Plus members.
You want to know about Bloodborne? Hoo boy have WE got you covered. Here's Patrick Klepek making an argument for why it's a modern classic. Here's a dude beating Bloodborne with a dance mat. Here's yours truly diving into the lore and exploring the cut content. Finally, a masterful piece from Andreas Inderwildi on The Artists and Paintings That Bleed Through Bloodborne.
Look, it's a pretty great game.
The full lineup is as follows, and available from March 6th:
Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
Legend of Kay Anniversary (PS3)
Mighty No. 9 (PS3 and PS4)
Claire: Extended Cut (PS Vita and PS4)
Bombing Busters (PS Vita and PS4)
In addition to this, Sony has announced that as of March 2019 the PS Plus lineup will stop offering PS3 and Vita games. It's a sad but inevitable change - at least they're giving a full year's notice though. Blurb for that follows:
We also have an important service update to share. Starting next year on 8th March 2019, the PS Plus monthly games line-up will focus on PS4 titles and no longer include PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles.
This won’t affect any games you’ve already downloaded, or will download, prior to 8th March 2019. Those games will still be part of your PS Plus games library as long as you remain a member.
Your game saves and other benefits of PS Plus will also remain the same – the only change is that no new PS3 and PS Vita games will be added to the PS Plus monthly games line-up beyond 8th March 2019.
Presumably Sony will be looking at extra ways to add value to the PS Plus package – otherwise it's going from six games down to two. But no platform lasts forever.
Games on the other hand... and specifically Bloodborne! Now there's a masterpiece whose lustre shall never fade.