Welcome to our first instalment of The Hottest Downloads on PSN. So take a seat and scroll through this month’s selection of Games and Add-ons. Additionally, be sure to also check out our article on the PlayStation Plus May 2014 lineup. Don’t forget to take advantage of the many benefits that come with being a PlayStation Plus member! For more information click here.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PS4)
Octodad is a game about deception, love, family, fatherhood and accidental destruction. You control Octodad, an octopus currently masquerading as a human, husband and father. You must steer him as he goes about his daily existence, which is actually quite a challenge when you only have eight unwieldy boneless tentacles instead of arms.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 – Ep.1 & 2 (PS Vita)
The second season of Telltale Games’ Walking Dead started some time ago, but the first episode has now found it’s way to the PlayStation Vita, allowing players to experience the game on the go with the added benefits of the Vita’s touch screen. Season 2 kicks off a few months after the end of the first season and continues on with the story revolving around Clementine.
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma
The third instalment in the BlazBlue series of fighting games, Chrono Phantasma adds 4 new characters to the roster, a fully fleshed out story mode and an expanded online component. This is all complimented by a slew of refinements to the game’s combat system.
SoulCalibur: Lost Swords (PS3)
The first ever free to play version of SoulCalibur has finally come to PSN. Lost Swords allows players to experience all the elements of a full entry into the series with zero barrier to entry.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
Final Fantasy XIV has finally made its way onto to the PS4. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn allows players to embark on an epic journey, which takes place in the fictional land of Eorzea, five years after the events of the original release. There is a collector’s edition available, which comes with a wide variety of extra goodies that players can use in-game.
Strike Suit Zero: Directors Cut (PS4)
A next-generation overhaul of the original game, Strike Suit Zero’s Director’s cut features a restructured campaign and additional content. In a bid to save the last remaining human fleet, players will have to take control of the Strike Suit, a highly mobile space fighter that has the ability to transform into a massive armoured mech. Players can upgrade and customise the six Strike Suits on offer to tailor the combat to their tastes and take on a wide range of enemies, from small fighters to massive capital ships.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PS4)
The PS4 port of the original Dynasty Warriors 8 is finally here, the Xtreme Legends Complete Edition adds a quite a bit of content to an already very expansive game. Players can finally take control of the famous Lu Bu in the story mode and embark on a journey that depicts key points of the man’s life. There is also a new hypothetical scenarios mode, new playable characters, weapons and growth/speedrun elements. Sadly there is still no version of this game available locally, so digital is the only way to go if you’re keen for a Dynasty Warriors fix.
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Battlefield 4: Naval Strike (PS3, PS4)
One of the five planned expansion packs for Battlefield 4, Naval Strike takes the intense water-based combat of the game to the South China Sea. Naval Strike introduces five new weapons, an amphibious hovercraft, ten new assignments and the new Carrier Assault game mode that serves as a re-imagining of Battlefield 2142’s Titan mode.
The new maps include: Lost Island sees players fighting in a crashed passenger plane and various other small tropical islands. Nansha Strike features the largest piece of ocean yet in any Battlefield map, where players will have to fight the constantly changing weather and high seas in addition to each other. Drop a submarine on your foes or rush between the shipping docks and rocky islands of the coast on the Wave Breaker map. Finally, storm an abandoned cliff-side resort and fight among scenic overviews in Operation Mortar.
Batman: Arkham Origins: A Cold, Cold Heart (PS3)
Set a few months after the events of Arkham Origins, this additional chapter sees Mr. Freeze kidnapping the CEO of GothCorp and prompting the Caped Crusader to undertake a rescue mission that will see him experience his first encounter with the infamous villain. Along the way he will also uncover the tragic past of this new enemy, prompting him to, for the first time in his career, try to save the villain in addition to the victim.
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- Devil May Cry: HD Collection R125
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- DOOM Classic Complete R58
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