PlayStation Plus subscribers are in for a couple of free goodies for the month of April, each pitting your survivability skills to the test in hostile worlds out for your blood. On April 2, endure unending brutality in ancient times through Conan Exiles, as you start with nothing but your bare hands, craft materials and weapons, and fight for your life in an unforgiving, dangerous land. The Surge, on the other hand, will leave you fending for yourself in a dystopian future terrorized by haywire machinery.

These will switch in with March’s pair of free PlayStation Plus games, being Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the remastered version of a first-person shooter classic, and the acclaimed puzzle title The Witness.

This will mark the second month since Sony made a drastic change to this PS+ feature and pulled PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita support from the free game rotation, and their absence shows. Sony has confirmed last year that they would only feature PlayStation 4 games on this service from this point forward, but while an argument can be made for quality over quantity, gutting the number of free games from the usual six down to two does diminish the overall value of the subscription service. Meanwhile at Microsoft, the Games with Gold program continues on with the usual four free games per month, so here’s to hoping Sony steps up their game.

That aside, are you considering picking up Conan Exiles and The Surge? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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Jeffrey McDonell
Jeffrey is a writer for Gamnesia and The Sonic Stadium, and a pianist obsessed with video game music. Loves all things Nintendo to a fault, and enjoys long walks on the Green Hill Zone. Pretty much Gamnesia's resident Sonic fan, my dude.


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