PlayStation Plus members are in for a treat as the New Year commences, with a thrilling selection of complimentary Essential games. Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed a dynamic lineup including A Plague Tale: Requiem, Evil West, and Nobody Saves the World. Members can embark on these gaming adventures starting from Tuesday, Jan. 2, on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 platforms.
Embark on a Stealthy Survival in A Plague Tale: Requiem
Exclusively on PlayStation 5, A Plague Tale: Requiem is a continuation of the heart-wrenching saga, A Plague Tale: Innocence. This game, praised for its immersive stealth mechanics, follows siblings Amicia and Hugo as they venture to a mystic island seeking a cure for Hugo’s ailment. Their journey spirals into a desperate fight for survival against hostile inhabitants, weaving a story steeped in medieval and folk horror elements.
Action-Packed Adventures in Evil West
Evil West, available on PlayStation 4 and 5, lets players dive into a visceral action experience. As the fearless cowboy Jesse Rentier, players will confront and obliterate demonic forces. Despite criticisms of its narrative and character development, the game has been recognized for its exhilarating combat and explosive encounters, offering an engaging distraction for those looking to unwind.
Challenging Dungeons in Nobody Saves the World
Join the whimsical world of Nobody Saves the World on PlayStation 4 and 5, a vibrant, Zelda-esque adventure brought to life by Drinkbox Studios. Known for their innovative storytelling and gameplay in titles like Guacamelee and Severed, Drinkbox Studios delivers a compelling blend of storytelling, strategic gameplay, and challenging boss battles set within an ever-changing array of dungeons.
These intriguing January offerings for PS Plus Essential subscribers will be available for download until Feb. 5, 2024.
December’s Farewell Lineup
As January’s lineup takes the stage, there’s still a brief window to claim December’s PS Plus Essential games, including Lego 2K Drive, PowerWash Simulator, and Sable, until Jan. 1.
Understanding PlayStation Plus Essential
As the entry-level tier of Sony’s subscription service, PlayStation Plus Essential provides an array of benefits: online multiplayer access, a monthly selection of free games for PS4 and PS5, cloud storage for game saves, and exclusive PlayStation Store discounts. Following a price adjustment last August, the service is now available at $79.99 annually, $24.99 for a three-month term, or $9.99 monthly.
As 2023 unfolds, PlayStation Plus continues to offer its subscribers a diverse and engaging gaming experience. January’s lineup promises to deliver excitement and challenge to gamers of all types, marking a robust start to the New Year. With a mix of horror, action, and fantasy, these games provide a compelling reason to dive into the PlayStation universe, ensuring that the journey of discovery and adventure continues to thrive for all members of the PlayStation community.