One of the most beautiful PlayStation games ever made is free this month — here’s what it’s like

Journey screenshot

One of the most uncontroversial assertions one can make is that “Journey” is probably the most beautiful game ever made. Its artistic merit was recognised with heaps of awards, including a Grammy nomination for its composer, Austin Wintory.

If this is the first you’re hearing of it, I have good news: “Journey” is free this month for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners who are subscribed to PlayStation Plus.

Here’s what it’s like.

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