Freebie Feelers is a series where we download the free monthly console-specific or newly released free-to-play games to test their worth.This series will contain some useful information as well as plenty of personal opinion. While these articles may not be reviews, we hope that you will be able to use them to help decide whether that free download is worth it.
What is it?
Sky Force Anniversary is a vertical scrolling shoot-em-up, which made its name as early as 2004 on Symbian and Pocket PC devices. It’s been iterated upon a few times - appearing on many other platforms before finally landing on the PlayStation, Xbox and PC in its “Anniversary” mockup.
What did you think?
I love me a good shoot-em-up that doesn’t descend instantly into bullet hell territory, and Sky Force fits that bill perfectly. It eases you in through stages, allowing you to build up both your craft in the way of upgrades and your own abilities at dodging bullets before getting too difficult. There’s also a range of difficulty modes for each stage - allowing you to play at a difficulty level you like.
Is it worth downloading?
If you like good, well balanced shoot-em-ups, with plenty of playability and an upgrade system that’s worked in well alongside the game ensuring you never become too powerful at once, then yes - absolutely. You should have Sky Force Anniversary on your list to download.
Sky Force Anniversary can be had on PS Plus up until the 31st of October, at which point it will return to its standard retail pricing.