The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, one of the three free games for PS Plus Essential July 2023, comes with DLC called the Curator’s Cut. Checking the main PS Store entry for Man of Medan on PS5, it’s easy to miss this free downloadable content. Previously available only as a pre-order bonus, this add-on allows players to experience the game from the perspectives of other characters.
What comes with the free Man of Medan Curator’s Cut
Unlocked after you complete the main mode for Man of Medan called Theatrical Cut, the Curator’s Cut features additional scenes that provide an alternate view of the game. This comes with even more options and decisions for players to make in a cinematic horror game known for having a gripping story with multiple branches. Those unfamiliar with this first installment in The Dark Pictures Anthology series might recognize Supermassive Games, the developer behind Until Dawn and The Quarry, to get an idea of how the game plays.
PlayStation Lifestyle reviewed the game in August 2019, with Sam Sant scoring it an 8/10. He praised the suspenseful story with an ensemble cast, the significance of your decisions on the story, the gorgeous lighting and character models, and the overall love letter to superfans of the horror genre. However, the occasionally choppy frame rate and imprecise character movement hold the game back.
As originally leaked in late June, also available alongside Man of Medan as free downloads for PS Plus Essential July 2023 are Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and Arcadegeddon. Unlike Man of Medan which only has a PS4 version, these two games have both PS4 and PS5 versions. These three games can be added to your library until August 2, 2023 at 9: 00 AM PST.
In other news, What Remains of Edith Finch is reportedly getting a native PS5 version, and a recent report states that GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption remasters are now off the table after the poor reception of the GTA Trilogy.