Secret Ponchos is the highly stylized, mythical old west, top-down shooter that was revealed a year or so ago. In that time, developer Switchblade Monkeys made it officially exclusive to both the PlayStation 4 and PC platforms.
The game is officially out now on both the PS4 and PC, but it’s arriving as a PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection freebie for subscribers. There’s a lot of odd indie hate amongst PS Plus holders right now, likely because Sony’s been steadily rolling with the free independent titles while holding off on releasing AAA efforts under the IGC umbrella.
In spite of that hate, I urge you to give this game a shot. It’s a competitive multiplayer shooter, and I’ve tried it out a few times at random preview events. Each character plays in a completely unique way, and players who do will earn high bounties on their heads that encourages leaderboard shuffling.
Secret Ponchos has also been pretty tough every time I’ve tried it, so those looking for a challenging experience might get some more fun out of this than other games.
It’s free on the PlayStation 4 for December only if you’re a PlayStation Plus member. Snap it up, friends.