January is a great month for PS+ whether you enjoy breaking into banks, killing ginormous monsters, escaping war, or trying to put a stop to an evil tentacle intent on ruling the world. Check out what is coming ot PS4 this month on PS+.
Day of The Tentacle Remastered Regular Price: $14.99; Free for PS Plus members
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 Regular Price: $29.99; Free for PS Plus members
‘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.
• 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’
The Swindle Regular Price: $14.99; Free for PS Plus members
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?
Titan Souls Regular Price: $14.99; Free for PS Plus members
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.
As always, for PlayStation Plus users who don’t have a PS4 yet, be sure to log in at the PSN Webstore to get the games added to your collection so that you can download them once you do get one.
I loved Day of the Tentacle Remastered and didn’t stop playing until I had its Platinum trophy added to my collection. This War Of Mine is a title that I’ve wanted to try, and now I’ll get to do it for free. Titan Souls is supposed to be a great but difficult game focusing on epic battles against huge bosses. Tracey really loved The Swindle, a procedurally generated roguelike that focuses on players breaking in and stealing as much money as they can before the cops arrive at the scene.
It’s a great month with a great lineup, and hopefully a sign of how things are going to improve for PlayStation Plus thanks to its price increase. What are your thoughts on this month’s lineup? What do you hope to see for the service in the future? Let us know in the comments below!