April's Free PS Plus Games Headlined by Mad Max

Mad Max will bring roaring engines and crunching bones to PlayStation Plus subscribers this April.


Though PlayStation Plus is a fine service for players looking to branch out and try games from different genres, the free games on offer aren't always the sort of experiences that PlayStation 4 gamers are hoping for. Fortunately, it looks like this month should provide its fair share of thrills, as players will be able to freely scoop up the 2015 release Mad Max, the post-apocalyptic action-adventure title from Avalanche Studios based on the critically-acclaimed film Mad Max: Fury Road.

As revealed over on the PlayStation.Blog, players will soon be able to drop into the shoes of Max Rockatansky and spread their violent influence over the ruined earth. Combining elements of vehicle combat and white-knuckle brawling, the game looks to perfectly compliment the film in both tone and content. Players can learn more about the title in the gameplay overview trailer featured below.

Of course, Mad Max isn't the only freebie on offer — April's free PlayStation Plus game lineup for PlayStation 4 also includes Trackmania Turbo, the high-octane arcade-style racer from developer Nadeo. Featuring over 200 tracks as well as a curious cooperative multiplayer mode where two players control a single car, Trackmania Turbo is also noteworthy for including split-screen multiplayer for up to four players.

Those rocking older Sony hardware won't be left out of the loop: PlayStation 3 players will be able to scoop up In Space we Brawl, a twin-stick shooter with an option for couch co-op, and Toy Home, a lightweight racing game developed by Game Republic. PlayStation Vita owners will get access to 99 Vidas, a side-scrolling beat-em-up crafted in the 16-bit style, as well as Q*Bert Rebooted, a game with cross-buy support across PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Players should move quickly in order not to miss out on the March PlayStation Plus freebies, the likes of which includes Bloodborne as well as the fantastic Ratchet and Clank reboot. Sony fans will also do well to remember that PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita will no longer receive free PlayStation Plus titles starting in March of next year, as Sony will be focusing exclusively on the PlayStation 4 platform.

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