Starting on August 7th and lasting until October 2nd, PSVR-exclusive horror title Here They Lie will be free for all PlayStation Plus subscribers. If you redeem the game during that two-month timeframe, it will be a part of your digital library for download/re-download permanently as long as you remain a PS+ subscriber. So you don’t need to play it during that time period, you just need to at least redeem and/or download it.
Here They Lie was actually a PSVR launch title all the way back in late 2016. It was one of the first titles on the platform to allow for full, smooth locomotion using the DualShock 4 controller. You can see some glimpses of its spookiness in the launch trailer below:
It’s not a perfect game and is far from the excellent quality found in similar horror titles, such as Resident Evil 7, but it’s got some really creative visuals and an intriguing premise that could be worth a few hours of your time if you’re a fan of the genre.
From our original review back in 2016:
Virtual reality is an experiential medium and Here They Lie has some memorable experiences. But it all feels fuzzy and thrown together. A game that features striking moments to serve a powerful story along with engrossing gameplay will be the masterpiece that defines this early medium. While this game touches on some of those points here and there, it never fully realizes its potential. It leaves you wandering and wondering, even after the game is done, searching for more.
Do you plan on taking this one for a spin once it hits the PS+ library? Let us know what you think of the news down in the comments below!