Sky­div­ing

Kiss­ing the clouds with PlayS­ta­tion’s most ex­cit­ing plummets

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - SKYDIVING -

1 FORT­NITE BAT­TLE ROYALE

Grav­ity sucks. Screw you, New­ton. Still, just be­cause ev­ery­thing that goes up must even­tu­ally come down doesn’t mean we can’t have fun hurtling back to­wards terra firma. Take Fort­nite. The purest joy in the bat­tle royale phe­nom­e­non comes from cut­ting through the clouds as you sky­dive to­wards its is­land.

2 METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER

In a cute nod to a cer­tain Xbox shooter, Naked Snake’s Cold War ad­ven­ture be­gins with the sneaky agent tak­ing part in a Halo jump. In essence, he throws him­self out of a plane, then pro­ceeds to pirou­ette through the clouds like a grav­ity-de­fy­ing ser­pent. Pity he doesn’t ex­actly stick the land­ing.

3 GTA ON­LINE

GTA V may let you drive an ATV out of a plane be­fore plum­met­ing to­wards Sandy Shores, but Rock­star’s sin­gle-player sand­box can’t match its on­line mode in the sky­div­ing stakes. Thanks to GTA On­line’s Over­time Rum­ble, you can launch cars into the air, then sky­dive and para­chute to­wards an over-sized bulls­eye.

SSX 4

EA’s PS3 piste re­boot ac­tively en­cour­ages you to take to the air when­ever pos­si­ble. While plough­ing through pris­tine snow on your board is fine, fling­ing your­self off the side of a moun­tain, then float­ing through the sky like a gi­ant fly­ing squir­rel – cour­tesy of SSX’s wing­suit – is all sorts of board­ing bo­da­cious.

5 RATCHET & CLANK 3

Never tell a Lom­bax the odds… es­pe­cially when said odds in­volve sky­div­ing onto Ker­wan with a bunch of Ga­lac­tic Rangers as Tyhrra­noids try to blast the furry me­chanic out of the sky. Avoid all that pesky alien fire on the way down, and you only have to worry about heat-seek­ing mis­siles. *gulp*

6 MEDAL OF HONOR: AIR­BORNE

Plac­ing you in the boots of a para­trooper in the US 82nd Air­borne Di­vi­sion, this par­tic­u­lar Medal Of Honor is no stranger to sky-surf­ing shenani­gans. Un­like most of its se­ries sib­lings, this shooter is ac­tu­ally quite freeform, and al­lows you to throw your­self out of a plane and air­drop to al­most any point on the map.

7 JUST CAUSE 3

Rico Ro­driguez was never meant to live life with his feet planted firmly on Medici soil. In­stead, thanks to his grap­ple hook/wing­suit combo, not to men­tion his propen­sity for nick­ing he­li­copters then jump­ing from them, this free­dom fighter was des­tined to con­stantly dive from the sky. Solid land is so over­rated.

8 LEGO MARVEL SU­PER HE­ROES

There’s a tro­phy in TT Games’ cutesy ti­tle that acts as a lit­tle nod to Toy Story. Af­ter you fin­ish the first level, you can sky­dive from SHIELD’s Heli­car­rier. Jump from the mighty craft, and once you reach the ground, ‘Fall­ing with style’ will pop. Just don’t for­get your para­chute. Buzz Lightyear would ap­prove.

STEEP 9

An­other snow­boarder that takes flight wher­ever it can. While ski­ing and board­ing through the Alps both con­trol well, noth­ing com­pares to the ex­hil­a­ra­tion of weav­ing be­tween moun­tain peaks as you ride the frozen gusts above in Steep’s wing­suit. To in­crease your sky­div­ing plea­sure, en­able the GoPro cam.

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