Happy Holidays! Sony have just announced the PlayStation Plus lineup for January over on the PlayStation Blog. As always, we’ve got two PS4 titles, two PS3 titles, and 2 PS Vita titles. It’s a pretty good selection this month.
On PlayStation 4 is Day of the Tentacle Remastered (also cross-buy on Vita) and This War of Mine: The Little Ones.
Day of the Tentacle Remastered: It’s a remake of a classic 90’s LucasArts point and click. For fans of the genre, it’s undoubtedly one that’s held in the highest regard. From our review of the game (an 8/10):
“For the uninitiated among you, I’d urge anyone with a little spare cash to grab Day of the Tentacle right now. Sure, I’m already a fan and of course I’d say that about a game that I love but I think that, in this case, I’m not just speaking as a fan. As a critic, there’s very little to dislike about the game or its remaster. It’s as engaging, challenging and hilarious as ever, not to mention being one of the best made games of all time.”
This War of Mine: The Little Ones: While probably not a genre to suit anybody, this strategy is one with a difference. Set in the grim backdrop of war in Eastern Europe, your goal is to survive as long as you can by managing resources in your home and sending survivors out to scavenge. It brilliantly captures the bleakness of war in an addictive yet sobering experience.
On PS3 is BlazeRush and The Swindle (also cross-buy on PS4 and PS Vita).
BlazeRush: It’s a crazy arcade racer that, when we reviewed it back in January, was compared to Hanna-Barbera’s Wacky Races. From the review:
“Gameplay is short, but it’s highly addictive. Even if you’ve been in last place for the entire race, a well-timed attack can result in victory. If you’re looking for a story, you definitely won’t find it here, but if you want a quick-fix of action, madness and frantically fun gameplay, this is definitely worth adding to your library.”
The Swindle: It’s a stealth game and a 2D platformer; an action game with RPG character customisation mechanics, and a rogue-like with randomly generated maps. It got a middling review from us back in 2015, but is worth checking out if you’re a fan of rogue-likes.
On PS Vita is Azkend 2 and Titan Souls (cross-buy on PS4).
Azkend 2: A match-three puzzler with a difference. From 10tons, Azkend 2 is an attempt of fusing story and adventure with match-three gaming. The attempt doesn’t quite pay off, but for fans of match-three puzzling, it’s a noble effort with a solid campaign mode with plenty of different puzzle types, as well as endless challenges to provide hours of playtime.
Titan Souls: The ‘Souls’ will instantly make you think of FromSoftware’s groundbreaking franchise, but the only thing Titan Souls has in common is its difficulty. With a Legend of Zelda-esque world to explore, the only thing waiting for you in Titan Souls is a lot of death. The aim of the game is to take down a series of bosses in any order you see fit, but with one-hit kills for you, you’ll find yourself retrying again and again. It’s a very rewarding game though, when you do finally best the beasts
PS4 – Day of the Tentacle Remastered, This War of Mine: The Little Ones, The Swindle and Titan Souls
PS3 – BlazeRush and The Swindle
PS Vita – Day of the Tentacle Remastered, The Swindle, Azkend 2 and Titan Souls
What do you think of this month’s offerings? Will you be adding them to your library? Let us know by commenting below!