Sport of the Month: March 2021’s Finest PS5, PS4 Video games

March was a really busy month for us lot right here on Pure PlayStation, in addition to on our sister channel Pure Play TV. We received by numerous evaluations and whittling down the highest 5 from the numerous evaluations we did was not simple. Truly, it was. We take the eight highest-scoring video games of March and put them on an inventory. Not tough in any respect, really…

8 – Mortal Shell: Enhanced Version (PS5)

This next-gen improve might have been mild on upgrades, however it had them the place it mattered. The enhance to 60FPS is sensible and makes the sport a lot extra playable than on the last-gen consoles. It’s powerful as nails and it doesn’t take any fools, however if you happen to’re after a budget-friendly Souls-like recreation, Mortal Shell: Enhanced Version suits the invoice completely. (Learn/watch the evaluation)

7 – Spacebase Startopia (PS5, PS4)

Kalypso Media’s portfolio of technique and administration video games grew by one final month and it was a terrific addition as a result of Spacebase Startopia is the resort simulator you didn’t know you wished. Quite than take the intense route and have you ever managing a resort in Malaga, Spacebase Startopia places you in command of an area station resort. Your job is to draw as many alien guests as potential and get them spending, all of the whereas maintaining appearances and warding off competing resort managers and house pirates. It’s sensible and I’ve spent quite a lot of nights getting caught into this one.  (Learn/watch the evaluation)

6 – El Hijo – A Wild West Story (PS4)

El Hijo takes gamers on a revenge mission within the Previous West, however it’s not your typical western. There aren’t any blazing saddles or Mexican standoffs right here. As an alternative, you’re getting a terrific little stealth recreation the place your wits and toys are your weapons. It’s a incredible recreation for pondering gamers and it tells a candy mom and son story, too. (Learn/watch the evaluation)

5 – Die With Glory (PS4)

This one was a good shock. I used to be on evaluation duties for Die With Glory and I didn’t do my due diligence earlier than diving into this Viking story. I assumed I’d be taking part in a cartoony brawler, however as an alternative, I received a really intelligent point-and-click journey with a narrative that goes any which approach, relying on which tall tales you wish to inform. It’s low-cost and cheerful enjoyable and I wholly suggest it. I’ll say, thoughts you, that it’s most likely finest on Nintendo Swap with the touch-screen controls as a result of it is a port of a cell recreation. Don’t let that put you off – it’s a cracking little recreation and nicely value a fiver. (Learn/watch the evaluation)

4 – Misplaced Phrases: Past the Web page (PS4)

This isn’t simply “one other platformer” – it’s a platformer of two halves, and it packs an emotional punch if that’s what you’re searching for.

Seeing the world by the journal and creativeness of a younger little one going by tragedy won’t sound like conventional enjoyable – except you’re a little bit of a psycho – however it’s nonetheless an gratifying recreation and it’ll make you suppose, really feel, and possibly even weep. Not me, although. I’m gruff and manly. Sincere. (Learn/watch the evaluation)

3 – DARQ: Full Version (PS5)

I used to be on the job for this one and at first I used to be afraid, I used to be petrified, I by no means thought I’d make it by the sport with no information… however I did and it was fairly the journey. I’d by no means performed the unique so the PS5 model was my first time inside skinny boy Lloyd’s twisted nightmares. It didn’t pack that many real scares, however it’s a hell of a puzzle recreation and I can solely say good issues concerning the ingenuity of how the puzzles play out with their world-shifting dynamics. High stuff if you happen to’re a puzzle fan, and a free improve if you happen to already personal the PS4 model. (Learn/watch the evaluation)

2 – Monster Power Supercross 4 (PS5, PS4)

Jeremy was dissatisfied by the shortage of Papa Roach however impressed with how far Supercross video games have come since he final performed one. Quick bikes, harmful jumps, and extra challenges than you possibly can shake a damaged leg at earned Monster Power Supercross Four a excessive rating from us. Jeremy has since found Spotify and he can now get pleasure from his bike racing together with his favorite old-school music. Bless him. (Learn/watch the evaluation)

And our Sport of the Month for March 2021 is…

1 – In Rays of the Gentle (PS5, PS4)

Horror video games will not be my cup of tea but I used to be fixated with In Rays of the Gentle from the beginning. It was creepy with out being in-your-face horrific. The masterful use of sound to create ambiance, rigidity, and worry had me thrilled and frightened on the identical time. It’s a superb recreation let down solely by some technical shortcomings, however they’re simple sufficient to miss when the remainder of the sport is so rattling good. If you happen to’ve solely received the funds for one recreation on this record, that is the advice. It’s quick, certain, however each minute is value each penny spent. (Learn/watch the evaluation)

And that’s one other Sport of the Month performed and dusted. If you happen to missed February’s (our first correct one after 5 rattling years…) you possibly can verify that out and see what you missed. 

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