In case you hadn’t heard, Netflix is doing video games now. And we’re not talking about the ‘Netflix of games’ that is Game Pass, either. We mean Netflix has broken new ground and ventured into the app gaming sphere. And March’s new Netflix games are starting to show just how diverse they intend their library to be.
Netflix Games can be accessed with a standard membership. It follows a similar model to the Apple Arcade, in that a subscription precludes any ads, additional fees or compulsory in-app purchases. Android and iOS users are able to access Netflix Games via the app. Which also means that every profile can gain access from multiple devices. So far, so convenient.
Netflix started off strong with two critically-acclaimed feathers in their brand new cap, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game. And March’s games are the first to bolster the initial offering with This Is A True Story, Shatter Remastered and Into The Dead 2: Unleashed.
March’s new Netflix games are essentially a collection of arcade games that may well follow in the footsteps of the TV shows in providing ample delectable time-wasting opportunities. But with that being said, there’s still a level of depth to be found, as well as a variety of genres.
This is a True Story, for instance, is a narrative puzzle game built in collaboration with Charity: Water. In it, players live out the true stories of Sub-Saharan African women in a beautiful hand-painted landscape as they seek out drinkable water whilst beset by challenges.
Meanwhile, Shatter Remastered is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game based on the award-winning Shatter, introducing renewed physics, power-ups, boss battles and special attacks. Both Shatter Remastered and This is a True Story can be downloaded on 22nd March.
The third of March’s new games is a runner/shooter hybrid replete with zombies, Into The Dead 2: Unleashed. This Into the Dead sequel tasks players with running through zombie hordes whilst navigating treacherous terrain with the ability to unlock and upgrade melee weapons, firearms and explosives as they progress. Millennials everywhere will remember the thrill of the original which dominated playgrounds everywhere in its heyday. The release date, however, is TBA.
Evidently there’s a wealth of app gaming variety on offer with a subscription. While we wouldn’t expect many to create a Netflix account for these games alone, it’s a welcome added perk to those who have already signed up. And we’re looking forward to seeing what future months will offer.
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