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PlayStation Plus free game is basically Far Cry with a horror twist

Richard Lee Breslin

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PlayStation Plus free game is basically Far Cry with a horror twist

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda/Sony Interactive Entertainment

PlayStation Plus is an ever-evolving gift that keeps on giving. Well, that's as long as you continue to cough up the subscription fee to Sony, of course.

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It doesn't matter which tier of PS Plus that you subscribe to, each will offer a plethora of fantastic games across many genres and generations. Naturally, the higher tier that you subscribe to, the more games and perks that you will have available.

Check out the Ghostwire: Tokyo trailer below

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PlayStation Plus Essential is pretty much the same service before the 2022 revision. This tier offers a small selection of games each month as well as perks such as discounts, exclusive DLC and more. Next up is PS Plus Extra offering everything included in the Essential tier, but with a lot more PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 games to choose from. Finally, the Premium tier offers everything in Essential and Extra but with additional PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games. Oh, and we also get trials, streaming, a selection of free movies and more.

One of the standout games currently available on the PS Plus Extra and Premium tiers is the Bethesda-published title, Ghostwire: Tokyo developed by Tango Gameworks. Now, being developed by the same studio that brought us The Evil Within, it would be easy to assume that this game brings total terror. Don't get me wrong, it features ghostly supernatural horror, but it’s not a scary game and according to its creative director, Shinji Mikami, it was never intended to be.

However, what Ghostwire: Tokyo brings to the Ouija table is a compelling story of Akito Izuki who is possessed by a ghost named KK. “A massive paranormal event causes the sudden disappearance of 99% of the population while spirits from Japanese folklore storm Tokyo,” reads the synopsis of the game. “Players will harness paranormal abilities to solve the mystery of the disappearances and save the city.”

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Ghostwire: Tokyo is a first-person shooter, but placing it in that genre would perhaps do the game a disservice. Instead of a traditional gun, Akito will shoot magic powers out of his hands to dispense the evil supernatural entities of Tokyo. Each power is represented by Wind, Water and Fire. It sounds a bit goofy, but trust me, it’s a lot of fun.

The in-game map of Tokyo is also not only filled with evil ghosts but pleasant spirits that will require your help to cross over to the other side and plenty more fun activities. In many ways, the map of Tokyo in this game is very Far Cry-inspired especially when it comes to cleansing the Shiroyama Shines, which are similar to the infamous towers of the Ubisoft series as it unlocks new activities within its radius.

If you would like to try Ghostwire: Tokyo for yourself, not only is it currently available on PlayStation Plus, but also on Xbox Game Pass. Happy ghost hunting!

Topics: Bethesda, PlayStation, Playstation Plus, Xbox Game Pass

Richard Lee Breslin
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