Luftrausers is a fun, addicting airplane-based shoot 'em up set in the World War II era. You play as the test pilot of an experimental aircraft, and your mission is to blow as much stuff up as possible. Released on March 18 of this year, Luftrausers is available on PC as well as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Featuring over 125 plane combinations, tons of replayability, and a burning desire to one-up yourself, Luftrausers is easily my favorite game to come from the PlayStation Plus program this month.
Luftrausers brings a new take on shoot 'em ups. Most titles in the genre feature a craft that is fixed in a particular direction, and thus you are stuck firing in that direction. With Luftrausers, however, you still shoot forward, but you have a full 360 degrees of motion. This allows you to quickly turn around and shoot the enemies behind you. Thus, Luftrausers can more accurately be placed in the multidirectional shooter subgenre.