Hitman 2, Greedfall lead August’s PlayStation Now additions

Sony has detailed a bumper crop of on-demand additions heading to its PlayStation Now subscription service in August, including Hitman 2, Greedfall, and Dead Cells.

Developer IO Interactive’s globe-hopping stealth sequel Hitman 2 is well worth a punt (Eurogamer called it a “one of the smartest stealth experiences out there” in its 2018 review), as is Motion Twin’s critically acclaimed rogue-like platformer Dead Cells. This, if you’re unfamiliar, pits players against the brutally tough denizens of an ever-shifting, labyrinthine castle in an endless orgy of crunchy combat and exploratory platform action.

There’s also a lot to like about developer Spider’s gorgeously wrought historical action-RPG Greedfall, which packs an enjoyable heap of characters, classes, and side-quests into an experience reminiscent of BioWare’s much-loved genre efforts. It’s a little rough-around-the-edges, and some of its systems undoubtedly feel underdeveloped, but its brave New World of island adventure is still an intriguing, engaging place to explore.

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