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The Drop – December 2015

November 26th, 2015 by

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It’s that time of the month again where we take a look at the games Microsoft and Sony are giving us as part of our monthly subscription services.

The Xbox One gets The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing throughout the month, with Thief being added to the 16th. I’ll hold my hands up, I knew absolutely nothing about Van Helsing until this announcement, but it’s descriped as an action RPG and it’s doing pretty well for reviews on Steam and Metacritic, so may well end up worth a look. There’s also 4 player coop to scratch your multiplayer itches. Thief came out pretty early in the current gen’s life cycle, and we reviewed it right here back in April. It’s nothing spectacular but it’s not the worst thing to pass the time, which I’d currently say is the painful tedium of sitting through a Manchester United match.

 

Folk still on the Xbox 360 will get Castlestorm through to December 15th, which will then be replaced by Sacred 3 through December 31st. In addition to Sacred 3, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising also joins on 16th December through to the end of the month.

The PS4 gets Gauntlet: Slayer Edition and King’s Quest – Chapter 1: A Knight To Remember. Gauntlet is another 4 player coop game, this time as a top down hack and slash dungeon crawler. King’s Quest is another that we’ve reviewed at Midlife Gamer, and it’s a super puzzler. Well worth the subscription alone, this one.

The PS3 is getting Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and SSX. Blood Dragon was much loved on release, and well worth a play through for anyone who missed out. Snowboarding game SSX, I can only assume, is there for some tenuous link to Christmas thanks to the snow. Or something.

The Vita is getting Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, and Freedom Wars .

Nothing new on EA Access this month, so you can continue to enjoy Battlefield Hardline. Stop sniggering at the back.

Xbox One - The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and Thief

Xbox 360 - Castlestorm, Sacred 3 and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

PlayStation 4 - Gauntlet: Slayer Edition and King’s Quest – Chapter 1: A Knight To Remember
PlayStation 3 - Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and SSX
PlayStation Vita - Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, and Freedom Wars

EA Access - Zilch

 

Prediction League Games with Gold

Title Format Release Date Price
 Games with Gold Launched 2013  £152.06
 Xbox One titles added to GwG 2014 £476.18
d4 D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Xbox One January 2015 £11.99
 mxvsatv  MX vs ATV Alive  Xbox 360 January 2015 £19.99
 withcher2  The Witcher 2  Xbox 360 January 2015 £24.99
IDARB TD #IDARB Xbox One February 2015 £11.99
Brothers TD Brothers: A Take of Two Sons Xbox 360 February 2015 £9.99
sniper elite 2 TD Sniper Elite v2 Xbox 360 February 2015 £24.99
rayman TD Rayman Legends Xbox One March 2015 £23.99
tomb td Tomb Raider Xbox 360 March 2015 £19.99
bioshock inf TD Bioshock Infinite Xbox 360 March 2015 £19.99
child Child of Light Xbox One April 2015 £11.99
pool Pool Nation FX Xbox One April 2015 £8.99
gow judgement Gears of War: Judgement Xbox 360 April 2015 £14.99
terraria Terraria Xbox 360 April 2015 £11.99
black flag  Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Xbox 360 April 2015 £19.99
ArmyOfTwo Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel Xbox 360 April 2015 £14.99
neverwinter Neverwinter Xbox One April 2015 £0.00*
fast and furiouis  Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious Xbox One April 2015 £0.00*
castlestorm Castlestorm Deluxe Edition Xbox One May 2015 £11.99
mafia2 Mafia II Xbox 360 May 2015 £14.99
f12013 F1 2013 Xbox 360 May 2015 £34.99
 chalice Massive Chalice  Xbox One June 2015  £11.99
 justcause2  Just Cause 2 Xbox 360 June 2015  £11.99
 thief  Thief Xbox 360 June 2015  £24.99
 black glag Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Xbox One  July 2015  £23.99
 so many me So Many Me  Xbox One July 2015  £11.99
 gears Gears Of War 3 Xbox 360 July 2015 £14.99
 plants  Plants vs Zombies Xbox 360 July 2015 £9.99
 MGS GZ  Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Xbox One August 2015 £19.99
 HTSSW  How to Survive : Storm Warning edition Xbox One August 2015 £15.99
 metro2033  Metro 2033  Xbox 360 August 2015 £11.99
 Metrolastlight  Metro : Last Light Xbox 360 / Xbox One (BC) August 2015 £14.99
 thedeergod The Deer God Xbox One September 2015  £11.99
 tombraider Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Xbox One September 2015  £23.99
 BattlestationsPacific Battlestations Pacific Xbox 360 September 2015  £19.99
 crysis3 Crysis 3 Xbox 360 September 2015 £14.99
 valiant hearts Valiant Hearts Xbox One October 2015 £11.99
 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead Season 1 Xbox One / Xbox 360 October 2015 £19.99
 MGS GZ Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Xbox 360 October 2015 £19.99
 pneuma Pneuma Xbox One November 2015 £15.99
 knightsquad Knight Squad  Xbox One November 2015 £11.99
 dirt 3  Dirt 3 Xbox 360 / Xbox One (BC) November 2015 £19.99
 dungeonsiege3  Dungeon Siege 3 Xbox 360 / Xbox One (BC) November 2015 £14.99
 val helsing  The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing  Xbox One December 2015 £14.99
 thief  Thief  Xbox One December 2015 £23.99
 CastleStorm Castlestorm Xbox 360 / Xbox One (BC) December 2015 £6.75
 sacred 3 Sacred 3 Xbox 360 / Xbox One (BC) December 2015 £14.99
 opfpdr Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Xbox 360 / Xbox One (BC) December 2015 £8.99
Current Year Savings  £805.01
Overall Savings  £4190.33

PSPlus

Title Format Release Date Price
 Plus Launched 2010  £24.26
 Instant Game Collection Added To Plus 2011 £173.85
 Vita Games Added to Instant Game Collection 2012  £735.35
PS4 Titles Added to Instant Game Collection 2013 £1351.80
 2 x 2 x 2 ratio launched for Plus Titles 2014  £1000.06
first light Infamous: First Light PS4 January 2015 £11.99
 swapper  The Swapper  PS4 / PS3 / Vita January 2015 £11.99
 prototype 2  Prototype 2  PS3 January 2015  £39.99
 ducktales  Ducktales Remastered  PS3 January 2015  £11.99
 woah dave  Woah Dave  Vita January 2015 £7.99
 duke 3d  Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition  Vita January 2015  £7.99
Apotheon TD Apotheon PS4 February 2015 £8.99
Transistor TD Transistor PS4 February 2015 £14.99
rogue legacy TD Rogue Legacy PS4 / PS3 / Vita February 2015 £9.99
Yakuza TD Yakuza 4 PS3 February 2015 £15.99
Thief TD Thief PS3 February 2015 £29.99
kick and fennick TD Kick & Fennick Vita February 2015 £6.49
oddword TD Oddworld New n Tasty PS4 March 2015 £17.99
valiant hearts TD Valiant Hearts PS4 March 2015 £11.99
olliolli 2 td Olli Olli 2: Welcome to Olliwood PS4 / Vita March 2015 £7.99
counterspy td Counterspy PS4 / PS3 / Vita March 2015 £9.99
papa and yo TD Papo & Yo PS3 March 2015 £6.49
sherlock holmes td Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments PS3 March 2015 £39.99
never alone Never Alone PS4 April 2015 £11.99
tower of guns Tower of Guns PS4 / PS3 April 2015 £11.99
aarusa Aaru’s Awakening PS4 / PS3 April 2015 £14.99
Dishonored Dishonored PS3 April 2015 £19.99
KZMercenaries Killzone Mercenary Vita April 2015 £14.99
monsterbag Monsterbag Vita April 2015 £7.99
dynasty Dynasty Warriors 8 Alliances PS4 / PS3 April 2015 £0.00*
Ether Ether One PS4 May 2015 £15.49
Guacamelee Guacamelee SCD Edition PS4 May 2015 £11.49
unfinished swan The Unfinished Swan PS4 / PS3 / Vita May 2015 £9.99
racethesun Race The Sun PS4 / PS3 / Vita May 2015 £7.39
murasaki baby Murasaki Baby Vita May 2015 £7.99
hohokum Hohokum PS4 / PS3 / Vita May 2015 £9.99
 MGS Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes PS4 June 2015 £15.99
 shoguns  Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition  PS4 June 2015 £11.99
 zoo  Super Exploding Zoo  PS4 / Vita June 2015 £7.99
 futuridium  Futuridium EP Deluxe   PS4 / Vita June 2015  £7.99
 gunslinger  Call of Juarez: Gunslinger PS3 June 2015  £11.99
 cloudberry  Cloudberry Kingdom  PS3 June 2015 £7.99
 rocket Rocket League PS4 July 2015  £11.99
 styx Styx Master Of Shadows  PS4 July 2015 £24.99
 rain rain PS3 July 2015 £9.99
 mouse  Mousecraft PS4/PS3/Vita July 2015  £9.99
 geom GeometryWars 3: Dimensions Evolved PS Vita July 2015  £11.99
 image  Entwined PS4/PS Vita  July 2015 £6.49
 osrisis Lara Croft & The Temple of Osiris PS4 August 2015 £14.99
 limbo Limbo PS4 August 2015 £7.39
 soundshapes Sound Shapes PS4/PS3/PS Vita August 2015 £9.59
 stealth inc2 Stealth Inc 2 PS4/PS3/PS Vita August 2015 £11.99
 gowascension God of War: Ascension PS3 August 2015 £25.99
 castlestorm Castlestorm PS3/PS Vita August 2015 £11.99
 grow home Grow Home PS4 September 2015  £6.49
 supertimeforceultra Super Time Force Ultra  PS4 / Vita September 2015 £13.99
 xeodrifter  Xeodrifter PS4 / Vita September 2015 £6.49
 Teslagrad  Teslagrad PS4 / PS3 September 2015 £11.99
 TwistedMetal  Twisted Metal PS3 September 2015 £11.99
 lamulanaex La Mulana Ex Vita September 2015 £11.99
 broken age Broken Age PS4 / Vita October 2015 £19.99
 Super meat boy Super Meat Boy PS4 / Vita October 2015 £11.99
 unmechanical Unmechanical Extended PS4 / PS3 October 2015 £7.99
 kick beat Kickbeat PS3 / Vita October 2015 £7.99
 kung fu rabbit Kung Fu Rabbit PS3 / Vita October 2015 £3.99
 chariot Chariot PS3 October 2015 £11.99
 TWD 2 The Walking Dead Season 2 PS4 November 2015 £19.99
 magicka 2 Magicka 2 PS4 November 2015 £11.99
 dragon fin soup Dragon Fin Soup PS4 / PS3 / Vita November 2015 £15.99
 mass effect 2 Mass Effect 2 PS3 November 2015 £15.99
 beyong gae hd Beyond Good & Evil HD PS3 November 2015 £7.99
 invizimals Invizimals Vita November 2015 £6.49
 gauntlet Gauntlet: Slayer Edition PS4 December 2015 £15.99
 kings quest Kings Quest: Chapter 1 PS4 December 2015 £7.99
 blood dragon Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon PS3 December 2015 £11.99
 SSX SSX PS3 December 2015 £15.99
 rocketbirds Rocketbirds Hardboiled Chicken Vita December 2015 £7.99
 freedom wars Freedom Wars Vita December 2015 £19.99
Current Year Savings £813.68
Overall Savings £4199

ea access

Title Format Release Date Price
 EA Access Vault Launched  Xbox One 2014  £289.93
nba live 15 TD NBA Live 15 Xbox One March 2015 £54.99
madden 15 Madden 15 Xbox One April 2015 £49.99
nhl NHL 15 Xbox One May 2015 £54.99
 fifa15 FIFA 15 Xbox One May 2015 £51.74
tit Titanfall Xbox One June 2015 £23.99
DAI  Dragon Age: Inquisition  Xbox One August 2015 £54.99
 BF Hardline Battlefield: Hardline  Xbox One October 2015 £29.99
Current Year Savings  £320.68
Overall Savings  £610.61

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