The Best FPS Campaign Since Half-Life 2 is Coming to PS Plus

The Best FPS Campaign Since Half-Life 2 is Coming to PS Plus

Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross are December's free titles.

PlayStation Plus subscribers: standby for Titanfall. In December, Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall 2—the excellent game that paved the way for Apex Legends—is going to be one of the two games available for free on PS Plus.

December's other free game for PS Plus subscribers is Monster Energy Supercross. If Death Stranding has you hankering for more digital depictions of energy drinks, well, this is one way to scratch that odd itch.

In 2016, Titanfall 2 topped USgamer's list of the year's best single-player campaigns. Building on the fluid movement and combat of Titanfall 1's multiplayer, the campaign for Titanfall 2 sits up there with FPS greats like Half-Life 2 and the original Modern Warfare. Rather than serve up a sci-fi shooting gallery, Titanfall 2's story delivers unique, inventive levels and well-honed story moments that spin gold out of the tiny human, big bot duo at its core.

All the same, launching between new Battlefield and Call of Duty titles didn't help Titanfall 2's sales any. When Apex Legends launched earlier this year, the excitement around the Titanfall-universe battle royale (and perhaps some disappointment over its lack of mechs) helped give Titanfall 2's player count a temporary boost. Keep your fingers crossed we'll see a similar bump thanks to PS Plus—for now, Respawn is focusing its Titanfall team on more Apex content, but it's too early to give up hope for a sequel.

Respawn's second single-player title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is doing pretty well for Electronic Arts, especially in light of the publisher's history with Star Wars titles. If you've finished Fallen Order and have never played Titanfall 2, you might be surprised to find they share more DNA than you'd think. You do a lot of wall-running in both, and BT-7274 and BD-1 give each other tough competition in the running for "best robot buddies in games."

For more on Titanfall 2, you can read USG's review from 2016 or check out Eric's recent interview with the Titanfall 2 speedrunner whose achievements have been immortalized in Apex.

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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