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PlayStation Plus vs. Xbox Live Games with Gold for April 2017

by Kyle Hanson


Another month is coming to a close, so I hope you all hopped on and grabbed your free games from PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Games with Gold. With the new slate of free games hitting us tomorrow, it’s time for our monthly look at these two services. I’ll break down all the info about the many games that you can get for free as either a PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscriber, then I’ll give you my thoughts on PlayStation Plus vs. Xbox Live Games with Gold for April 2017 as far as who won and why.

As always, this is just my opinion. I’ll break down the facts with review scores and release dates, but in the end I’m just going to decide which is the better offering based on my own feelings towards the games being offered. If you disagree then that’s great, and I’d love to hear why in the comments below. You can check out the lists below with the announcements here and here. With that said, let’s get to PlayStation Plus vs. Xbox Live Games with Gold for April 2017.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for April 2017

Drawn To Death, PS4 – No reviews, brand new game
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, PS4 – 82%
Invizimals: the Lost Kingdom, PS3 – 50%
Alien Rage – Extended Edition, PS3 – 52%
10 Second Ninja, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4) – 76%
Curses ‘n Chaos, PS Vita (crossbuy on PS4) – 70%

MetaCritic Average Score – 66%
Oldest Title – 2013
Newest Title – 2017, brand new game

Xbox Live Games with Gold for April 2017

Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One) – 60%
The Walking Dead Season 2 (Xbox One) – 80%
Darksiders (Xbox 360, Xbox One) – 83%
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Xbox 360, Xbox One) – 80%

MetaCritic Average Score – 75.8%
Oldest Title – 2010
Newest Title – 2016

The Winner Is…

Well, I’m feeling very much like this was a bad month all around. Both PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Games with Gold seem to be pretty crappy overall, though each has something that’s worth mentioning. PlayStation Plus has the brand new Drawn to Death, a game that many are excited about. Meanwhile Games with Gold has three solidly reviewed games, though they’re pretty old and are likely already in most gamers’ libraries.

I’m gonna go with Xbox Live Games with Gold as the winner here, though just barely. Drawn to Death is likely the best game out of the whole bunch, and Lovers is a solid entry, though it was available very recently for Games with Gold. PS Plus also, as usual, has more games, but a lot of them are totally skippable. Still, just looking at the whole set I feel like I’ll get more time out of the four games offered by Xbox Live Games with Gold.

So I’d say that both aren’t great, but since I have to choose that’s what I did. But what do you think? Let me know in the comments.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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