Steven’s Man-Cave: Three free games for me (and you)

Great free PS3 games you can download

By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist

There were a few games you probably overlooked in the PlayStation Store in the past month. Three of these games are available to download for free with PS+ membership.

Thomas was Alone is a beautiful, minimalistic indie about squares, jumping, and friendship. It’s a puzzle-platformer that’s about the emergence of the first self-aware artificial intelligence, in the form of different kinds of squares. I admit it sounds pretty boring, but each square has its own personality and ability, and the great music keeps you going. Although the game is very short, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience.

Lone Survivor is an 8-bit, 2-D, side-scroller survival zombie horror that was made in four years, primarily by one guy. When I first played this game, I had my lights off—about 15 minutes into it, I turned them back on. I believe the low resolution made it even scarier than it actually was because it left a lot to the imagination. It’s also a very short game, but it has many endings that will drive you to beat it multiple times. It’s the only nightmare you’ll have that’s worth it.

The final game is definitely the biggest: Tomb Raider. When it first came out in 2013, it was one of my favourites of the year. It’s about Lara Croft’s first expedition that inevitably goes all kinds of wrong. If you had the patience to wait to play it, I’m jealous you now get to experience it for free.

If you’re not already signed up for PS+, you should consider it because you definitely save money with a plethora of free games.