(PS5), Shadow of the Tomb Raider
(PS4), and underrated RPG Greedfall
(PS4) kicking off the PlayStation Plus
freebie run for 2021 in style. All three titles are relatively well-known, the be-the-shark action of Maneater is still fresh in that it recently got a next-gen upgrade and Lara's tomb raidin' needing no introduction.
That said we're glad to see Greedfall on this list, which was one of our favourite RPGs from 2019 thanks to its great narrative and classic BioWare feel -- our full review here
Here's the skinny on all three -- which should be available to download/install as of tomorrow.
Maneater (PS5 version)
Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas – a terrifying shark! Maneater is a single player, open world action RPG (ShaRkPG) where you are the shark. Starting as a small shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies – both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. Eat. Explore. Evolve.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4 game)
Fight, explore, craft and survive amid the dense and perilous jungles of South America in Lara Croft’s biggest adventure to date as you race to save the world from a Maya apocalypse. Gather resources and master the unforgiving terrain. Outgunned and outnumbered, you need to use your surroundings to your advantage; strike from the shadows and use mud to camouflage your presence. Use advanced traversal techniques to reach long-forgotten tombs and negotiate deadly puzzles.
Greedfall (PS4 game)
In this stunning action RPG, explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures. You’ll have complete freedom to shape your abilities, spells and skills and decide whether to complete objectives with combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth. Forge this new world’s destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions.
Interestingly, with the PS5 still fresh and Maneater's release on the next-gen console measurable in weeks PlayStation 5 owners that bought the game digitally are reporting that they are being refunded as PlayStation Plus subscribers. Very cool.