As the New Year begins, with some countries considering new blockades to prevent the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get some new free games to keep them occupied. Let’s do it. This month, subscribers will get the Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Greedfall on PS4, and the Shark Simulator Manita, which will be exclusively free on PS5.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider The latest in the restarted Tomb Raider series, it brings Lara Croft’s ongoing adventures to the South American jungle to save the world from the Maya Apocalypse. As a classic AAA adventure game to look forward to, GameSpot’s Shadow review praised the thrill of exploration and the challenge of solving ancient tomb puzzles, but the traditional mechanics of the game make the journey frustrating. I warned that it might be possible.
Greedfall Will impose a task on players to explore a mysterious island called Teer Fradee in the 2019 RPG. There are many magical secrets to explore and hunting monsters on this island. The game caters to traditional RPG fans with character builds of different abilities, spells, and skills, as well as goals that can be completed in a myriad of different ways. GameSpot’s review of the game criticized its reliance on colonial themes, but compared its compelling exploration and combat mechanics with The Witcher 3.
Manita This month’s PS5 exclusive game. It’s also available on PS4, but only PS5 players can use it for free. Maneater is described as ShaRkPG, an RPG that plays the role of a human-eating shark. Starting as a small puppy, the player is tasked with first surviving and then prospering as one of the apex predators of the ocean. Similar to RPGs with human characters, as sharks grow in size and strength, you can adjust your shark skills to suit your playstyle.
As with previous PS + games, all January games are PS4 titles and can also be played on PS5. The next-generation consoles released recently can play most PS4 games, with different features for each game, such as faster load times, more stable frame rates, and higher resolutions. The Greedfall developers have announced that the game will get updates and additional content for the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S, but it’s still unclear if this will be a free update for all next-generation players.
The December free games (Just Cause 4, Rocket Arena, Worms Rumble, Bugs Nax (for PS5)) will continue to be available until January 4th.