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PS Plus Update – Free Games For January 2016

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Sony is starting up the year with a strong selection of free games on PS Plus. What resolutions is Sony setting for this new year? Come check out the list of free PS Plus games for January to find out!

As you can see, they are:

Day of The Tentacle Remastered(PS4/PS Vita)

Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world!

Over twenty years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects.

Players can switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix and match audio, graphics and user interface to their heart’s desire. We’ve also included a concept art browser, and recorded a commentary track with the game’s original creators!

This War of Mine: The Little Ones(PS4)

‘In war, not everyone is a soldier:
This War Of Mine: The Little Ones provides a gritty and thought provoking experience of war from the perspective of a group of civilians trying to survive the ordeal.

Even in war: kids are still kids:
New to console comes the storyline of children – protect & care for them as they continue to live in the war torn landscape as only children can. Teach, educate and form emotional bonds as you fight to survive and prevail through this unique narrative.

Features:
• A realistic and engaging experience inspired by real-life events
• Make unforgiving & emotionally repercussive, life-or-death decisions
• Craft items such as weaponry, beds, stoves, toys & more
• Tackle randomized or pre-defined scenarios – or even create your own scenarios and characters!
• Experience war through the eyes of a child with the introduction of child survivors
• Features an additional ”large mansion” shelter for the daytime phase – exclusive to PlayStation®4 system’

Blazerush(PS3)

BlazeRush is a dynamic arcade racing survival game with no health, no leveling and no brakes!
You can assemble a team of friends to play in local or online multiplayer, choose a car to your taste and chase, blow up and cut off!
Adapt your style and tactics to new enemies, obstacles and tracks.

Key features:

Simple multiplayer. Up to 4 players locally and up to 8 players over the Internet.
Couch vs. couch. Start races with local players.
Connect to the game at any time.
Dozens of fun tracks on three planets, 16 cars and a variety of cool guns.
Lots of medals for various tricks and antics.

The Swindle(PS4/PS3/Vita)

The Swindle is a steampunk cybercrime caper about breaking into buildings, hacking their systems, stealing all their cash, and quickly running away again before the police show up.

London, 1849. Scotland Yard will soon activate its breakthrough surveillance technology, ‘The Devil’s Basilisk’. Its surveillance capabilities will be total and your career as a master thief will be over.

Steal it, before that can happen.

From the safety of your rickety airship, you can modify your thief with new skills, tools, and all manner of technological horrors to tackle the richest and most secure buildings in London.

All the buildings you’ll be robbing are randomly-generated, so you’ll never get the same level twice.

Have you got what it takes to pull off The Swindle?

Azkend 2: The World Beneath(PS Vita)

While traveling from Liverpool to New York, your ship was pulled down into a massive maelstrom. You woke up in a place that may never have been gazed upon by the eyes of men. From now on, your goal is to ascend from the center of the Earth and find your way back to civilization.

Azkend 2 is a casual match-three puzzle game with more than 60 levels of impeccably polished gameplay. Discover and equip more than a dozen unique powerups, and complete hidden object minigames on your journey.

FEATURES

– Magnificently polished match-three puzzle gameplay
– Beautifully illustrated storyline with hidden object minigames
– Cinematic soundtrack by Jonathan Geer
– More than 60 levels in the Story Mode
– Three game modes Adventure, Time and Medals

Titan Souls(PS4/PS Vita)

Between our world and the world beyond lie the Titan Souls, the spiritual source and sum of all living things. Now scattered amongst the ruins and guarded by the idle titans charged with their care, a solitary hero armed with but a single arrow is once again assembling shards of the Titan Soul in a quest for truth and power.

Strong month overall with some really great games. Day of the Tentacle Remasted is a great game that Ceidz loved on Vita. I got the Platinum trophies and had a ton of fun working my way through the game. This War of Mine is a different take on a war game focusing on survivors of a war trying to escape the war zone – sad topic with some interesting gameplay mechanics. Titan Souls is supposed to be a sweet game focusing on one hit kills against huge bosses – a release with a hefty challenge. I reviewed The Swindle on PS3 and enjoyed my time with it. I haven’t heard anything about Azkend 2 or BlazeRush but I will give them a try to see how they are.

What are your favorite games debuting this month on PS Plus? What are you hoping for in the new year? With the recent price increases for the yearly subscription of PS Plus, do you want to see any changes to the service or are you content with what you are getting right now? Let us know in the comments below!

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