Sony has announced the PS Plus games it's offering to subscribers in April. Only two games are available - both PlayStation 4 games - since Sony dropped PS3 and PS Vita games from the service in March.
First up is action RPG Soulslike The Surge. Developed by the same team behind 2014's fantasy RPG (and also Soulslike) Lords of the Fallen, The Surge sees players exploring a dystopian future and battling against hostile robots. Mechanically, the game shares many similarities with Dark Souls. Combat is based around stamina management and punishing enemies who leave themselves open, while exploration is heavily centered on unlocking shortcuts in the game's semi-open world and finding new checkpoints. For more info on The Surge, you can check out TechRaptor's review right here.
The second title available via PS Plus in April is survival game Conan Exiles. Players will create and control their own character in the Conan the Barbarian universe, foraging for materials and crafting new equipment and shelter for themselves in an effort to survive the game's harsh wasteland. The game lacks a class system, but players are able to customize their characters through attribute point allocation and varied crafting recipes. The game's currently sitting at a 68 on Metacritic, so PS Plus subbers hoping for a critical tour de force might be a tad disappointed this month, although our preview at launch was more positive.
PlayStation Plus subscriptions are available from the official PlayStation Store in various increments. $9.99 buys you a single month, $24.99 will net you a 3-month membership, and $59.99 gets you 12 months. PS Plus is required to play many PlayStation games online, although you won't need a membership for free-to-play titles like Fortnite or Apex Legends. There's still time to download March's PS Plus games before the new ones become available, so if you haven't yet played The Witness or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, now's your chance.