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PlayStation Plus: January Preview

Kristine Steimer's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Specialist

It’s almost time for the New Year, and we’re ready to kick-off 2014 in a big way. January’s Instant Game Collection will offer PlayStation Plus members loads of amazing titles, starting off with a new PlayStation 4 title — Don’t Starve. A wilderness survival game wrapped in a cute art style, you’ll take control of a Gentleman Scientist trying to make his way home from a mysterious place. Be warned – this is one of those games where you’ll die a lot, but if you ever get frustrated, just look at how cute your buddy Chester is and I’m sure everything will be okay.

For PlayStation 3 owners, you’ll be able to download three critically acclaimed games – DMC Devil May Cry, BioShock Infinite and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. DMC Devil May Cry is a reboot of the beloved franchise, and while Dante may have received a haircut and a new backstory, his weapons and fighting style should be fairly familiar to fans.

PlayStation Plus January 2014 Preview

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Created by the same folks who brought us BioShock, BioShock Infinite has received multiple Game of the Year nominations. This isn’t your average first-person shooter, you’ll gather vigors throughout your journey that will fling your enemies sky-high or unleash a horde of birds to peck at your foes.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons tugs at your heartstrings as you take control of two brothers (who would’ve guessed?), trying to cure their ailing father. You’ll be handling the sons with each analog stick, so once you get the hang of controlling two characters at once, you’ll need to solve various puzzles in order to save the day.

This month PlayStation Vita owners will be able to download Worms: Battle Island and Smart As. Worms: Battle Island stays true to the classic Worms formula of charming turn-based strategy gameplay. You can customize your wormy soldiers and use crazy weapons to take out the opposition.

Finally, Smart As will become your brain’s new best friend. Run through a series of mind-boggling challenges, and see where you stack up against your friends and other people in the world on the leaderboards. If you practice every day, maybe one day you’ll hit the top.

We’re also trying something new this month – we’ve created a video preview highlighting all of the titles you’ll receive as a Plus member, so give it a look and let me know what you think in the comments below!

January PlayStation Plus Preview

Don’t Starve (PS4)

PlayStation Plus January 2014 Preview

Free for PS Plus members
Don’t Starve: Console Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

DMC Devil May Cry (PS3)

PlayStation Plus January 2014 Preview

Free for PS Plus members
In a society corrupted by demons only The Order can see the world for what it really is. Join Dante in the ultimate experience of stylish action chain together combo after combo with panache and dispatch demonic spawn back to hell – reveal the truth behind the lies. Explore Dante’s dark past encountering some the most familiar faces in the DmC universe. Call upon unimaginable powers combined with Dante’s epic arsenal of weapons: sword, scyte, axe,
pistols and more. Face your demons…

“As a character action game, it hits all the notes — fast, robust action, marvelous visual style, and a tremendous sense of attitude” – Giant Bomb: 5/5 Stars

BioShock Infinite (PS3)

PlayStation Plus January 2014 Preview

Free for PS Plus members
Indebted to the wrong people and with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and hired gun Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the sky-city and uncovering its dark secret.

BioShock Infinite is a brilliant shooter that nudges the entire genre forward” – IGN: 9.4/10

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3)

PlayStation Plus January 2014 Preview

Free for PS Plus members
Share in the epic journey of two brothers, as they set out to find a cure for their dying father. Travel across beautiful vistas, through dark and foreboding forests, down perilous rivers, up hazardous mountain sides and experience the wonders of Nordic mythology along the way. Use the unique control system to control each brother with a thumb stick, for concurrent gameplay throughout the adventure. Use both brothers cooperatively to solve puzzles, explore the environments and in boss encounters.

“It’s a powerful venture that isn’t necessarily about where you began or where you end up; it’s about everything that happened in between.” – Destructoid” 8/10

Worms: Battle Island (PS Vita)

PlayStation Plus January 2014 Preview

Free for PS Plus members
Battle up to three other players offline or online on one of six landscape themes, using one of forty classic Worms weapons or some of your own creation in the weapons factory. With sixty single player challenges, five game modes, a powerful level editor and a massive selection of ways to personalize your worm army and customize your game experience, it’s a package sky-high on entertainment!

Smart As… (PS Vita)

PlayStation Plus January 2014 Preview

Free for PS Plus members
Join the brain gaming revolution! Use cutting-edge touch, tilt and camera controls to prove how smart you are in the first ever socially networked brain game on PS Vita. Solve math, memory, logic and word puzzles, crack augmented reality challenges and sharpen your rapid-fire reflexes to storm up the online leaderboards and show off your scores to the world via Facebook and Twitter.

If you’ve got feedback on PlayStation Plus make sure you take the poll above as well as leave a comment below. To chat about all things PlayStation, including this update, you can head over to the PlayStation Community Forums. You’ll also find other topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or you can start your own discussion.

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rmuvita12 said:

January 7th, 7:10 pm

Best Lineup Ever!

aLex62297 said:

January 7th, 8:06 pm

When does bio shock come out for Ps plus user.

marty1090 said:

January 7th, 10:04 pm

for me Bioshock infinite is only a timed trial and brothers is still not free. i don’t know why i always have this problem.

nomatters said:

January 8th, 3:23 am

Duh! Still no BioShock. So disappointing.

Maabush said:

January 8th, 3:28 am

Don’t Starve? ARE YOU JOKING???????????? Do you really think i pay 50 euros at year to play an OLD PC GAME like Don’t Starve?

I thought PS+ was a good thing. I was very wrong.

I think i wasted 450+ euros.

Shame on you and me to follow you.

rockraft7_us said:

January 8th, 7:35 am

where is bioshock???? nvm, playing dmc. thanks sony

LiQuiD_SnAkE75u said:

January 8th, 10:24 am

can PS Vita get some quality games please!!! All the games that comes out for it now suck more than App Store games ……..ports or whatever i don’t care just something AAA quality…..there is no sense in carrying around a pocket ps3 just to play crappy cell phone games

Japolotius said:

January 8th, 8:34 pm

Excellent list! I just downloaded DmC n_n. For me, it would be nice to see some more local multiplayer games, Ibb & Obb gets the right idea, but something in the mood of Dragon’s Crown or PixelJunk Shooters would also be awesome. I guess you have a difficult job getting everyone happy, but you are doing great! Keep it rollin’ n_n

Monique_Smiling said:

January 9th, 2:44 am

Uhm… so… Europeans Playstation Plus subscribers doesn’t get Bioshock Infinite and Brothers? Wtf….

Monique_Smiling said:

January 9th, 2:45 am

Nevermind reading up on comments. Apparently noone got Bioshock Infinite and Brothers. That’s even more uncool.

KHUM4R-- said:

January 10th, 7:15 am

Losing your ‘WOW’ Sony. No Bioshock Infinite yet. It’s been 10 days. No Communication.

Incomplete PS4 Software. No Media playback, no DLNA support, no pause feature for the downloads/uploads, etc. If you cannot program your software in time, hire some Software guys. Just saying ‘we’re a hardware company, that’s why’ won’t help you. Sony had an ability to become a great hardware and software company. But no. We just wanna make hardware. Look at Apple now. Your leaders lack the Passion and Vision of a Brand.

Shouting about the future of Sony with the ‘Wow’ factor on stage won’t help you. This won’t make you Apple.

Ipheaus said:

January 10th, 8:29 am

I’m kinda saddened that Bioshock Infinite isn’t on PSPlus yet. That’s my main selling point, when I’m selling to customers this month.

If I had a date I’d not feel like I’m lying to them.

crafs said:

January 10th, 2:26 pm

This awesome lineup just made me revew my ps plus subscription!

jholutiak216 said:

January 10th, 6:56 pm

Awesome line up! PS plus has been the best investment I have ever made, and I can’t wait to subscribe to PlayStation Now!

Still waiting on BioShock: Infinite.

karhu_cent said:

January 11th, 3:21 am

Why i can’t download Bioshock Infinite?

greenlitemob said:

January 11th, 2:09 pm

WHERE IS BIOSHOCK!!!! I’ve waited for it to become free and you STILL have to pay for it. Please tell me when it will be free

jcgoodekillz said:

January 11th, 9:17 pm


cachicach said:

January 12th, 6:22 am

BioShock Infinite only comes up as a Timed Trial. Talk about false advertising!!!

Emmonstein said:

January 12th, 6:31 am

I’m afraid I only see Bioshock Infinite as a timed trial. Please direct me

Ooby21 said:

January 12th, 6:54 am

I love the line up! I was excited to see Worms being offered, I went to the Store to get it and it wasn’t listed under the PS Plus free games. I searched for it by name and it didn’t show it as free. Same goes with Smart As.. I am a PS Plus member and have been for awhile. All the other games are listed in there, except for those two and Brothers as well.


StoneySmile said:

January 12th, 8:07 am

Okay for all the thick people complaining about Bioshock. This is a January preview, it doesn’t all release at once. Come on people get eith the program, it will be this tuesday or next. Meanwhile, enjoy the awesome DmC.

Handsome_Jack said:

January 12th, 1:28 pm

I see that DmC is already out, do the other two PS3 games come out later in the month?

pliskin914 said:

January 13th, 11:29 am

Bioshock is not coming up on my list, will it be available later?

Boboboriqua said:

January 15th, 5:34 pm

What day is Brothers coming out? I

b4BEERS said:

January 17th, 5:50 pm

Where is Brothers?

luccaio said:

January 18th, 2:49 pm

When will Brothers be available?

Armen100 said:

January 18th, 7:35 pm

I love this list, but some of these haven’t even come out yet.

yan_broncos_09 said:

January 19th, 12:49 pm

Why I don’t have The free game brother with psn plus in Montreal,Canada ???

The_Schnub said:

January 20th, 5:39 pm

As a PS4, PS3, and a PS Vita owner, this January Update is a good way to start off the year, however, I have been having a issue trying to download Smart As for free off the Playstation Store, it seems to be at its original price still

Officer88 said:

January 21st, 12:29 pm

Ive also been waiting for Smart as but its only listed for $29.99 not free. release time?

mike02x2 said:

January 23rd, 1:37 pm

Do you have the list of the games that will be added next month, since the European Plus had release the list already.

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