How do you rate Xbox Games with Gold and PS Plus Games for the Year 2018?

jelly

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Oct 26, 2017
10,507
Now into the last month of the year, time to reflect on the subscription offerings throughout the year. Satisfied? How many did you play?



Xbox Games with Gold

2018-12-16
  • Never Alone (Xbox One)
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (Xbox 360)
2018-12-01
  • Q.U.B.E. 2 (Xbox One)
  • Dragon Age II (Xbox 360)
2018-11-16
  • Race The Sun (Xbox One)
  • Dante's Inferno (Xbox 360)
2018-11-01
  • Battlefield 1 (Xbox One)
  • Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360)
2018-10-16
  • Victor Vran (Xbox One)
  • Hitman: Blood Money (Xbox 360)
2018-10-01
  • Overcooked (Xbox One)
  • Stuntman Ignition (Xbox 360)
2018-09-16
  • Livelock (Xbox One)
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World (Xbox 360)
2018-09-01
  • Prison Architect (Xbox One)
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Xbox 360)
2018-08-16
  • For Honor Standard Edition (Xbox One)
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Xbox 360)
2018-08-01
  • Forza Horizon 2 Standard - 10th Anniversary Edition (Xbox One)
  • Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360)
2018-07-16
  • Death Squared (Xbox One)
  • Splinter Cell Conviction (Xbox 360)
2018-07-01
  • Assault Android Cactus (Xbox One)
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown (Xbox 360)
2018-06-16
  • Smite Gold Bundle (Xbox One)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Xbox 360)
2018-06-01
  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (Xbox One)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Xbox 360)
2018-05-16
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Xbox One)
  • Vanquish (Xbox 360)
2018-05-01
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 (Xbox One)
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage (Xbox 360)
2018-04-16
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate (Xbox One)
  • Dead Space 2 (Xbox 360)
2018-04-01
  • The Witness (Xbox One)
  • Cars 2: The Video Game (Xbox 360)
2018-03-16
  • Superhot (Xbox One)
  • Quantum Conundrum (Xbox 360)
2018-03-01
  • Trials of the Blood Dragon (Xbox One)
  • Brave: The Video Game (Xbox 360)
2018-02-16
  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (Xbox One)
  • Crazy Taxi (Xbox 360)
2018-02-01
  • Shadow Warrior (Xbox One)
  • Split/Second (Xbox 360)
2018-01-16
  • Zombi (Xbox One)
  • Army of Two (Xbox 360)
2018-01-01
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III (Xbox One)
  • Tomb Raider Underworld (Xbox 360)


Playstation Plus

2018-12
  • Soma (PS4)
  • Onrush (PS4)
  • Steredenn: Classic (PS3)
  • SteinsGate (PS3)
  • Iconoclasts (PS4/Vita)
  • Papers, Please (Vita)
2018-11
  • Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4)
  • Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PS3)
  • Arkedo Series (PS3)
  • Burly Men At Sea (PS4/Vita)
  • Roundabout (PS4/Vita)
2018-10
  • Friday the 13th: The Game (PS4)
  • Laser League (PS4)
  • Knowledge is Power (PlayLink)
  • Master Reboot (PS3)
  • The Bridge (PS4/PS4/Vita)
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS4/Vita)
  • 2064: Read Only Memories (PS4/Vita)
2018-09
  • Destiny 2 (PS4)
  • God of War III Remastered (PS4)
  • Knowledge is Power (PlayLink)
  • Here They Lie (PSVR)
  • Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (PS4/PS3/Vita)
  • QUBE Director's Cut (PS4/PS3)
  • Foul Play (PS4/Vita)
  • Sparkle 2 (Vita)
2018-08
  • Mafia III (PS4)
  • Dead By Daylight (PS4)
  • Knowledge is Power (PlayLink)
  • Here They Lie (PSVR)
  • Bound By Flame (PS3)
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE (PS3)
  • Draw Slasher (PS Vita)
  • Space Hulk (PS Vita)
2018-07
  • Absolver (PS4)
  • Heavy Rain (PS4)
  • Rayman 3 HD (PS3)
  • Extreme Exorcism (PS3)
  • Space Overlords (Vita/PS4)
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (Vita)
2018-06
  • XCOM 2 (PS4)
  • Trials Fusion (PS4)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (PS3)
  • Zombie Driver HD Complete Edition (PS3)
  • Squares (Vita)
  • Atomic Ninjas (Vita)
2018-05
  • Beyond: Two Souls (PS4)
  • Rayman Legends (PS4)
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords (PS3)
  • Eat Them! (PS3)
  • King Oddball (Vita)
  • Furmins (Vita)
2018-04
  • Mad Max (PS4)
  • Trackmania Turbo (PS4)
  • In Space We Brawl (PS3)
  • Toy Home (PS3)
  • 99 Vidas (Vita)
  • Q*Bert Rebooted (Vita/PS3/PS4)
2018-03
  • Bloodborne (PS4)
  • Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
  • Legend of Kay (PS3)
  • Mighty No. 9 (PS3/PS4)
  • Claire: Extended Cut (PS4/Vita)
  • Bombing Busters (PS4/Vita)
2018-02
  • RiME (PS4)
  • Knack (PS4)
  • Spelunker HD (PS3)
  • Mugen Souls Z (PS3)
  • Grand Kingdom (PS4/Vita)
  • Exile's End (PS4)
2018-01
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)
  • Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4)
  • Sacred 3 (PS3)
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PS3)
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4/Vita)
  • Uncanny Valley (PS4/Vita)
 

Lant_War

The Fallen
Jul 14, 2018
9,770
PS+ 8/10. Lots of heavy hitters like Bloodborne, Ratchet or Rayman.

Gold 7/10. The One offerings weren't that impressive, but they gave some of the best games the 360 has to offer.
 

pswii60

Member
Oct 27, 2017
10,545
UK
PS Plus was better this year if comparing directly, but the problem is I already owned all the games from Bloodborne to Ratchet to GoW3 to Soma to Knack and all the other good stuff listed there. So it didn't offer much value for me at all, but that's not to take away from the fact that it would have been an immense year for someone who didn't already own these great games.

Bring back the day one indies please.
 

LiquidSolid

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,854
PS Plus was better this year if comparing directly, but the problem is I already owned all the games from Bloodborne to Ratchet to GoW3 to Soma to Knack and all the other good stuff listed there. So it didn't offer much value for me at all, but that's not to take away from the fact that it would have been an immense year for someone who didn't already own these great games.

Bring back the day one indies please.
Agreed.

And yeah, I really hope that once they remove PS3 and Vita games from the lineup next March, they bring back launch indies. Ideally I think they should move to 5 games per month, two AA/AAA games, two indie games (including launch indies) and one VR game.
 

Windrunner

Restless Dreams
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Oct 25, 2017
4,109
PS+ way better for current gen games. GWG much better for past gen games.

Overall very happy with both. I hope we get more PSVR games next year when PS3 games leave PS+ and that we continue to get OG Xbox games with GWG.
 

Camonna Tong

Member
Mar 2, 2018
1,184
Hard to say honestly. I feel the quality overall averaged out to making PS+ better, but the ups were better with GwG, at least for me.
 

coma

Member
Oct 28, 2017
760
Free Superhot was nice. Assault Android Cactus was a cool surprise. GWG kinda just blends together with Game Pass for me at this point though. Would be fine if they just focused on Game Pass only going forward.
 

SnatcherHunter

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
6,332
GWG. Duh
You keep your games. The PS Plus games all have expiration dates.

Edit:
I was thinking 360 games.
 
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monmagman

Member
Dec 6, 2018
1,927
England,UK
I hardly ever get round to playing the PS+games,so many games to choose from these days.I did enjoy Rime a lot though.Overall this year has been average for me as I usually own the bigger titles already.
 

Kittenz

Member
Oct 28, 2017
499
Minneapolis
I play most of the free GWG games but it wasn’t until right now that I realized it’s totally merged in my brain with Game Pass. Even though I played them, I couldn’t have told you they were GWG or GP.

An interesting revelation to me. I played so many more different games than I think I bet have in one year,, despite my ongoing D2 and Halo addictions. And I’ve spent less than ever.

I’d still vote PS+ lineup. But that might be partly because I haven’t played any PS 4 games other than dabbling at a friend’s sonthey all seem new and inviting.
 

The_Land

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
2,390
Cleveland Ohio
Both services are pretty forgettable. I would imagine this being a hardcore gaming forum most of the good games on each service are owned by most people. Still cool that we get stuff for free though
 

Ferdie

Member
Jul 16, 2018
557
Both were pretty decent but I haven't played much of the offerings. I have a huge backlog + new releases + already owned some of the games.

I have to give a special shout-out to Sony for offering Bloodborne which made me give it a second chance. I fell in love with the game and got Platinum and finished Old Hunters :)
 

nib95

Member
Oct 28, 2017
11,285
PS Plus by a good margin. If I were to list only the higher quality current gen titles, for GwG I'd probably list:
  • Battlefield 1
  • For Honor
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • The Witness
  • Superhot
On the PS+ side I'd list
  • Soma
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • OnRush
  • Destiny 2
  • XCOM 2
  • Trials Fusion
  • Rayman Legends
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Bloodborne
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • RiME
  • Grand Kingdom
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
 
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Goldenroad

Member
Nov 2, 2017
3,356
I think PS+ offered a better lineup of games, but the problem is that I owned most of them already, which makes GwG the better value for me.
 

Benjamin1981

Member
Oct 28, 2017
483
This year has been the best in years for PS Plus in terms of games selected for PS4. Granted i didn‘t play a single one but that‘s because i have enough trouble to keep up with recent releases. But i downloaded more games than in prior years. PS3/ Vita selection is totally forgetable but these platforms are gone in 3 months anyway.


I don’t have Gold so i won‘t comment.
 

Acquiesc3

Member
Oct 30, 2017
757
Clean slate if you haven't played any of the games PS Plus clearly has the upper hand.

I wanna say I got more value from GwG though purely because I played most of PS Plus' offerings already. Superhot coming to GwG was awesome.
 

Rowsdower

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
1,808
I have to give two ratings, one for how I viewed the offerings, the other for just the games offered.

PS Plus has been great this year, really good selection, but I own the PS4 games for ten out of the twelve months. So for me, 4/10 (since I still own a PS3) , in general 9/10.

GwG is the opposite. I owned almost none of those games for Xbox, plus I loved getting the 360 games, since you can keep them once Gold runs out (On a X360 console). I feel the games weren't that great in general though. 9/10 for me, I guess 7.5/10 for overall.
 

OneBadMutha

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Nov 2, 2017
3,922
PS+ had better current gen AAA games but issue I have with these services is that AAA games I want I usually buy. It’s the Indies and backwards compatible games that have given me the most value. GWG Indies were better and can’t play any of the PS3 games on the PS4.
 

Riderz1337

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,703
Which one has Knack.

In all honesty they are both great. Not like I have a choice for PS Plus though since I play online often. The games are the cherry on top
 

ibu

Member
Oct 28, 2017
53
Sony won the whole year with Yakuza: Kiwami. Hands down.

But, Bloodborne ran it close.
 

Bessy67

Member
Oct 29, 2017
1,606
I didn't play any of the GwG games this year so I guess I don't think too highly of the lineup. Can't comment on PS+ since I don't have PlayStation.
 

Rosebud

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Apr 16, 2018
5,717
It's not even close imo. Bloodborne, Ratchet, Heavy Rain, Destiny 2, GOW 3, Kiwami, Deus Ex... and now I'll finally play SOMA.

Btw in Brazil Dragon Age 2 was replaced for The Maw.
 

Wolfman

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,411
PS+: Couple of shitty months, but overall decent to good. Would have rated it a lot higher if I hadn't already played the really good games added like BB and Yakuza. PS3 stuff has been pretty dire throughout though.

GWG: Pretty garbage overall tbh. It's been getting gradually worse since MS began aggressively pushing people to buy Gamepass subs and now that they're dumping OG Xbox games on there I can't see it getting better any time soon.
 

Theodran

Member
Oct 25, 2017
486
Japan
Playstation Plus had a good run. Bloodborne, Yakuza Kiwami, XCOM 2, and Ratchet & Clank are all worth the ticket price.
 

EdgeXL

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,651
California
Some good months and some bad months on both sides. When you consider that games can go on sale for as much as 75 to 85% off then I would say both services have been fairly underwhelming.