Devil May Cry 5 and two games from the Life is Strange series lead the January lineup of free games coming to the PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe/ Premium catalogue. Starting January 17, higher-tier PS Plus subscribers gain access to the former critically-acclaimed title, where you hack and slash through a hellish incursion when the seeds of a “demon tree” take root in Red Grave City. Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition will be available to play on PS5 — the PS4 version will also make its way to PS Plus Extra subscribers. Keeping in line with the action affair, Back 4 Blood also arrives on the platform. The game lets you team up with up to three other players and hunt down zombies, work together to gather resources, and survive increasingly challenging missions. Back 4 Blood will be available to play on both PS4 and PS5.
If narrative-focused games are your jam, then do check out the award-winning, episodic adventure Life is Strange. In it, you play Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers the ability to rewind time and gets entangled in a mystery involving several missing teenage girls in Arcadia Bay. January’s PS Plus higher-tier offerings follow it up with the prequel, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, which charts the tale of a 16-year-old rebel Chloe Price, who forms an unlikely friendship with the uber-popular Rachel Amber. Both Life is Strange titles will be up on PS4. In a similar vein, this month, we’ve also got Erica, an FMV (full-motion video) interactive thriller, where you shape the choices and consequences of the titular character, who is plagued by nightmares of her father’s murder.
In Dragon Ball FighterZ, you can build your dream team of characters and sharpen your skills to master tag-team combinations in 3v3 fights. The included story mode pits you against Android 21, a brand-new character, whose creation was supervised by mangaka Akira Toriyama himself. Then, strap in your wingsuit and feel free to blow up structures in the action-packed Just Cause 4: Reloaded, as you cycle between multiple weapons and vehicles.
Sony unveiled the list on its PlayStation Blog, revealing all the new games available to PS Plus Extra and Deluxe members in January (PS Plus Deluxe is known as PS Plus Premium in select markets). Last month’s catalogue included three Far Cry games, alongside Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, to name just a few.
Here’s the complete list of free games available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe/ Premium subscribers in January 2023.
The blog post also mentions the PS Plus Classics Catalogue, exclusive to the PS Plus Deluxe/ Premium members. This month brings Syphon Filter 3, Star Wars Demolition, and Hot Shots Golf 2.
Late last month, Sony unveiled the three free games available to all PS Plus subscribers in January. Until February 6, PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Deluxe members can add EA’s space-set Souls-like adventure Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Bethesda’s first multiplayer venture Fallout 76, and Axiom Verge 2, an 8-bit adventure where you explore a sprawling ancient alien world, to their libraries.
PlayStation Plus Deluxe subscription starts in India from Rs. 849 per month, whereas the Extra subscription begins at Rs. 749 per month. Sony is currently holding a sale for its PS Plus plans as well, ending tonight, January 13, where you can get 12 months of PS Plus Extra and Deluxe for Rs. 2,999 and Rs. 3,749, respectively. The discount is only available to new users while existing subscribers save 30 percent when upgrading.