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PlayStation Plus: Free Games for January 2018

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PlayStation Plus: Free Games for January 2018

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series headline the first PS Plus lineup of 2018. Plus, a special bonus game for PS VR owners: Starblood Arena!

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Update: We’ve added clarification to this post regarding the availability of Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness on PS Vita and PS4.

Happy New Year PlayStation Nation! We hope “play more games” is one of your resolutions for the new year, because PlayStation Plus members have some great titles coming in January!

Before we go any further, we are happy to announce that PlayStation Plus members can get Starblood Arena as a bonus game starting January 2 through March 6. This arena combat game was built from the ground up to be played in VR with your PS VR headset*. Attack, evade, and move in any direction as you compete against pilots from across the galaxy. You’ll fight for glory, credits, and your life.

Now, on to the PlayStation Plus monthly games for January!

PlayStation Plus January 2018: Deus Ex - Mankind Divided

First up, we have Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. This sequel follows the immediate aftermath of the Aug Incident, the day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies. This game mixes first-person action, stealth, and RPG-elements to make for an enthralling adventure.

PlayStation Plus January 2018: Batman - The Telltale Series

Next, we have Batman: The Telltale Series. Take on the role of Batman, both as the hero and his alter ego [SPOILER] Bruce Wayne. Where every choice has a consequence, see what it really means to be the Dark Knight. Another hand-crafted adventure game by the fine folks at Telltale, it is sure to entertain.

This month’s PlayStation Plus lineup also includes:

  • Sacred 3, PS3
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, PS3
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness*, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4) (Also available on PS4)
  • Uncanny Valley, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)

*Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is available on PS Vita and PS4 separately

PlayStation Plus: Free Games for January 2018

Lastly, for fans of Warframe, you can grab the PlayStation Plus Booster Pack II Bundle starting January 16 to help get you started on your adventure in the Origin System. The pack includes 100 Platinum and 50,000 Credits, Akmagnus Dual Pistols and Akmagnus Obsidian Skin, a 3-Day Affinity Booster, a 3-Day Credit Booster, and a Dragon Mod Pack! This offer is available to all PlayStation Plus members until February 13, 2018.

And there you have it. Tons of gaming to start your 2018 off right!

*PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation VR, and PlayStation Camera are required to experience VR functionality.

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  • TheWarzone1

    I haven’t bought PS Plus in months. Guess I’ll continue waiting. If anyone remembers, these free games were originally used as an incentive because we had to pay to play online on PS4, unlike all other Playstation consoles. I’ve personally just been disappointed with the free games recently. At least give us some good PS2 classics to play on PS4. I’d love to see SSX Tricky. I’d even pay full price for that game.

  • Crap games as always. Xbox was better

  • TheIllustriousDP

    Nice lineup this month, especially for me , because I own none of these games. And it is a lot better than last month, it was terrible. But maybe they put that bad games to save money for better games? Just a theory, a GAME theory.

  • Not a bad lineup at all. I usually wait for the telltale games to end up on plus because they always do, but they are usually fun so no complaints there. Deus Ex is good action or stealth game depends on your play style had it on PC but never finished it so i will give it another go. I have stopped ps3 gaming mostly because i hate having to dust it off, really wish psn would follow xbox and start letting you play the ps3 games on the new console but oh well and I think my vita is under a pile of junk so i will start my search….

  • I usually wait for the telltale games to end up on plus because they always do, but they are usually fun so no complaints there. Deus Ex is good action or stealth game depends on your play style had it on PC but never finished it so i will give it another go. I have stopped ps3 gaming mostly because i hate having to dust it off, really wish psn would follow xbox and start letting you play the ps3 games on the new console but oh well and I think my vita is under a pile of junk so i will start my search….

  • LEFT__4__DEAD__2

    Have a good 2018 Shuhei, love batman :D

  • Dee-Eh-Arr-Kay

    Did any of you actually read the headline comment? and I quote “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Talltale Series headline the first PS Plus lineup of 2018. Plus, a special bonus game for PS VR owners: Starblood Arena!”

    Anything stand out for any of you? How about this “Batman: The Talltale Series” …. “TALLtale”. come on people, I can’t be the only one that caught that when I first read this post. Not trying to be a jerk or anything here, just thought it was pretty amusing to see and a bit surprised no one else caught on and commented about it yet.

    • KaneTheGoth

      I’m sure many other people saw, but you were the only one who cared enough to post about it. It’s a typo – hardly newsworthy.

      Perhaps look at your own message before whining about others? Not trying to be a jerk or anything here, but new sentences start with capital letters, and an ellipsis should only have three dots, not four.

  • THE-PLASTICA-MAN

    PSYCHO-PASS is not cross-buy in the store, sorry! Happy new year.

  • SilverShoelaces

    These look great! Having more visual novels keeps my Vita very happy.

  • Loving that PS4 Psycho Pass Crossbuy… -_-

    I wonder if anyone will try claiming this as a reason they resubscribed to PLUS at the end of last month, since they posted/advertised Psycho Pass as being Crossbuy for PS4 as well.

    Just saying, these posts are having more and more errors each month. They need major editing to catch these errors…Or at the very least try to inform Mr. Hallahan that not every meh PSV visual novel is crossbuy with PS4.

    I understand that the comment section of PLUS posts isn’t always pretty, but it may behoove someone to review the posts for any common questions/concerns…

    With Psycho Pass, people questioned it as crossbuy with no update to the blog post nor reply to said comments, and then it comes out today on the updated store and is not Crossbuy…That is a big problem.

  • Callipygiophile

    Batman is only the first episode. Isn’t that what the demo is?

  • MakeMeASandwich-

    When do these go live in the US? I was able to get Deus Ex but don’t see the other games available for free yet.

  • Boy_Georgetown

    I guess Psycho Pass being cross buy with PS4 was a typo after all.

  • EddieRoadDogg

    Thanks a ton for the new games. However Psycho Pass is not cross buy as claimed here. The vita version is free but the PS4 version did not trigger as free for PS Plus users. Will this post change or the game listing change to reflect this?

  • Psycho-Pass (PS Vita) is free, but not the PS4 version.

    Sony, you need to fix this. You advertised that it’s cross buy and a lot of people are upset that the PS4 version is on sale but not free.

  • Sony, where is our PS4 version of Psycho-Pass?

  • I thought Psycho-Pass was supposed to be cross buy with the PS4. If so, it’s still prompting us to purchase it.

  • Soooo I guess Psycho Pass wasn’t a case like Dragon’s Crown where both versions had been negotiated with the publisher to go up on Plus despite not actually being cross-buy.

    Disappointing.

  • For some reason it’s not letting me get the PS4 cross-buy version of Psycho Pass. I already downloaded the Vita version. What gives?

  • I’m wondering about the PS4 version of Psycho Pass like everyone else. Please address this issue soon.

  • If it was a mistake to announce the PS4 version of Psycho Pass, you should bite the bullet and give it for free now.

  • ZOOKIDWOODKID

    Yo where the F is my pycho pass ps4 ???? this is false advertising sony your starting to piss me off…i love ya bvut you guys have been super lazy lately microsoft is actually starting to catch up smh..

  • alleybeating

    Anyone have the details on when the Warframe booster 2 will be on the store? Store has updated but the old pack is the only ps4 plus one available.

    • Yeah, I’ve looked all over the store and it isn’t up, for some reason.

  • True_Gamer-27

    Psycho Pass for PS4 should better be free on February then. False advertising is a crime, no?

  • UltiGamer88

    The PS4 version of Psycho-Pass isn’t available, only the PS Vita version. When I got the Vita version and went to download it, the PS4 version didn’t show up

  • Psycho Pass for PS4 is available now, so quit whining about it.

    • nope, still not “free”

      I got the vita version, but the PS4 is still at $15.99 (PLUS discount)

    • Very strange…
      It was absolutely there, I added it to my library, but it’s gone now from both the store and my library.
      Just be patient, I’m sure they’re working on it.

    • Probably realized they made a mistake and are fixing it. Hopefully free for PS4 but not counting on it.

  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, PS Vita this one is not CROSS BUY with PS4, there must be a mistake!

  • bacontacocat

    I wish we can get a batman ark ham gam

  • Flash-Sentry

    Isn’t Psychopass cross buy? I cant get it for my PS4…. :(

  • Justin__Harris

    So is Psycho-Pass a cross-buy with PS4, or was that a mistake on their part?

  • I don’t see the PlayStation Plus Booster Pack II Bundle ???

  • LiLUZi_TOUR_LiF3

    PLS FREE THE NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED FULL GAME ON PS VITA PLS JUST ON PLAYSTATION PLUS PLEASE PLEASE!

  • As others said, Psycho-Pass isnt crossbuy on PS4. Was it a mistake by the blog or will we get the game later?

  • i can´t find the “PlayStation Plus Booster Pack II Bundle” for Warframe :/

  • Tenebrosity_lux

    Someone might wanna fix “Talltale” in the gray text at the top.

  • DerelictSoul

    Psycho Pass cross buy is a lie! Not currently free on ps4 and according to sony support, will NOT be free this month

    • This is what Erika from the support online chat told me: Thank you for your time and patience. Let me explain you that at this moment, the PS Store is not showing the content yet, however we are already investigating in the situation so we appreciate your patience by waiting and checking on the PS Store and also on our blog, for more updates and information:
      https://blog.us.playstation.com/

      I assume they will fix this and give it for free.

    • Epsilon-Xero

      BEAUTIFUL way to kick off the new year, lying to the customer. Bravo, PlayStation, Bravo

  • The blog has this text for over a week now:

    * Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)

    If it was a typo it should’ve (and would’ve) been quickly amended. It hasn’t, so Sony’s mistake lies on not releasing the game free on the Store for Plus members.

    • Epsilon-Xero

      Damn straight. They announced it, they should live up to it, especially as so many were/are really anticipating this game in particular.

    • Epsilon-Xero

      NVM, it’s up for free now :P

    • You see it free for PS4? I’m not seeing that yet.

  • For everyone talking about the PS4 version of Psycho Pass whobare unaware, it’s now free for PS+ as well as the Vita version. Your voices were heard!

  • Um, guys… There’s no Warframe Booster Pack on the store, but there is a Smite psplus exclusive pack.

    Did someone gone done oopsed?

  • Yeah, Psycho Pass now shows up on PS4. Thank you

  • Mr_Mrs_Evil

    I cant see any of these updates. When is it coming out?

  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)

    Hey Sony, don’t lie to us, give us the Ps4 version of Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness as it’s said here.

  • Dr_Kerosene269

    There’s no Warframe booster pack :( I was excited for free plat

  • Urbandonment

    Thank you very much Sony for giving out Psycho-Pass for PS4 as well!

  • marcinmichno

    Where can i find Warframe pack?

  • Cant find that booster pack for ps+ in warframe. Where can i find it???

  • Psycho-Pass PS4 is now free on the Plus section of the Store.

    Let me be the first to thank Sony on delivering what they promised. If this was the product of a mistake they failed to clear up in a timely manner, they’re the bigger persons by capitulating with zero excuses.

    My hat’s off to the team: you have my respect.

  • Great job on plus this month.two games worth playing

  • Can we stop getting these Telltale games? We’ve already gotten three of these games and I don’t like them at all.

    Bad cell-shaded graphics, and it isnt really a “game” you’re just watching a movie and doing a QTE every now and then.

  • RaiBreezii15

    I was disappointed in Deus ex so I wasn’t looking forward to it but Batman was good. Now I wanna know the lineups for next month

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