The PS Plus and Xbox Games with Gold titles are about to be released for June 2020.
The first wave of Xbox Games with Gold releases will be available to download from June 1.
This includes Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Xbox One, and Destroy all Humans for Xbox 360. Coffee Talk joins Xbox One on June 16, alongside Xbox 360 title Sine Mora.
As for PS4, Call of Duty WW2 is currently available for PS Plus subscribers, while Star Wars Battlefront 2 joins the fray on June 2.
It’s been a rough few months for Xbox Gold subscribers, especially compared to PS Plus.
Recent Games with Gold selections have been disappointing to say the least. Even a mediocre May 2020 PlayStation Plus line-up was better than the Games with Gold offering for the same month.
With the free game downloads about to launch on PS4 and Xbox One, now seems like as good a time as any to pit PS Plus vs Games with Gold for June 2020.
Can Microsoft score a shock victory over PlayStation Plus in June 2020?
Up first is Call of Duty WW2 on PS4, which has a score of 79% on Metacritic.
“Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII – a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation,” reads the official description.
“Experience classic Call of Duty® combat, the bonds of camaraderie and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny.”
Star Wars Battlefront 2, meanwhile, has a Metacritic score of just 68%, making it the lowest scoring game of the month.
“Embark on an endless Star Wars action experience from the bestselling Star Wars HD video game franchise of all time.
“Rush through waves of enemies on Starkiller Base with the power of your lightsaber in your hands. Storm through the jungle canopy of a hidden Rebel base on Yavin 4 with your fellow troopers, dispensing firepower from AT-STs.
“Line up your X-wing squadron from an attack on a mammoth First Order Star Destroyer in space. Or rise as a new STAR WARS hero – Iden, an elite Imperial special forces soldier – and discover an emotional and gripping single-player story spanning thirty years.”
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is the pick of the bunch on Xbox One, earning a Metascore of 79%.
“Embark on an exciting adventure with your favourite hair-whipping, belly-dancing genie. After losing her magic abilities, Shantae must team up with her nefarious nemesis, Risky Boots, in order to save Sequin Land,” reads the official description.
“Slay monsters, battle epic bosses, and obtain new weapons in a quest to remove an evil curse from the land and gain back her magical powers in the process!”
Coffee Talk has a Metacritic score of 70% on the PS4. The game is described as part visual novel and part coffee simulator. It’s an interesting concept that’s gone down reasonably well with fans.
“Lend an ear to your customers as you serve up hot drinks behind a bar. As a barista owner in this soothing and relaxing game, immerse yourself in the stories of the city’s fantasy inhabitants where progression is based on the variety of beverages you serve.
“You will easily get invested in the strong narrative of your customer’s lives while playing this timely character interaction simulator.”
Choosing a winner in June 2020 is a much tougher task than anticipated.
Featuring two bonafide triple-A blockbusters, the PS4 line-up is about as high profile as it gets.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 experienced countless problems at launch, as EA introduced controversial pay-to-win elements. Fortunately, the game has improved a lot since launch, so now is a good time to jump in.
The Call of Duty WW2 score is much more surprising. It’s one of my favourite Call of Duty releases, featuring some excellent multiplayer maps and game modes.
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse isn’t as high profile, but it is a rock solid platformer. Coffee Talk, meanwhile, just isn’t my cup of tea, which is why I’m awarding the June 2020 award to PlayStation Plus.