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PlayStation Plus: Free Games for February 2018

Knack and Rime lead the PS Plus lineup going live next week.

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February is a short month, so be sure to plan accordingly with all of these great games coming to PS Plus this month!

First up, we have RiME. This single player puzzle adventure is set in a beautiful world where you play as a young boy who has awakened on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome, you must explore this mysterious island, reach the tower’s peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.

PlayStation Plus February 2018: KnackPlayStation Plus February 2018: Rime

Next up is the family friendly adventure game Knack. Take control of Knack and his signature size-shifting abilities to protect the world from a dangerous threat – the invading Goblin Army. Knack is a fun-filled adventure that lets players wield fantastic powers and discover a uniquely vibrant world.

This month’s PlayStation Plus lineup also includes:

  • Spelunker HD, PS3
  • Mugen Souls Z, PS3
  • Exiles End, PS Vita
  • Grand Kingdom, PS Vita (Also available on PS4)

Just as a reminder, all PlayStation Plus members can get Starblood Arena as a bonus game 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.

Lastly, for all Gems of War fans, get your hands on the new PlayStation Plus Starter Pack starting February 13th through March 13th. The pack includes the Nobend Brothers troop, capable of causing all kinds of trouble on the gem board without even losing a turn. It also comes with 10 rare gem keys and 2,500 souls to level up all your new troops. Get started on your journey today!

And there you have it. See you next month!

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

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brn-dn said:

January 31st, 8:31 am

Knack is a great game!

    KozmicWolf said:

    January 31st, 8:37 am

    It’s a mastapiece!

    Folwinn said:

    January 31st, 10:13 am

    LOL a Masterpiece that can’t even rank up a 60% score on Metacritic… I know, I know metacritic blablabla but still…

    Trendy_Kid said:

    January 31st, 10:34 am


    justolanuss said:

    January 31st, 11:01 am

    KNACK BAIBEEE! A game so technologically advanced that it would anahilate the ps3 punny hardware limitations. IT’S A MAZTEPICE!

    whereymyconary said:

    January 31st, 12:09 pm

    Not sure why knack got so much flack. I love that game, played it more then any PS4 launch title by far and still revisit when I’m playing locally with friends.

    LTSwordmastre360 said:

    January 31st, 12:59 pm

    Thank you so much for a lovely PS3 month! I know Mugen Souls Z is a little old at this point, but I had never even heard of the series until it landed on Steam in more recent years, I’m eager to be able to give it a play~!

    Spelunker looks similar to Spelunky which I like a lot too so no complaints there. In the event I get a 4K PS4 somewhere waaaaaaay down the line when they are discounted heavily, having Rime might be nice too.

    For future months, please keep us Playstation 3 players in consideration! There’s a ton of things that while old, would still be great to have like the Atelier series, Folklore, Dynasty/Samurai Warriors….etc…. More titles from Koei/NIS America/Atlus would all be welcomed~!

    cusman said:

    January 31st, 1:06 pm

    IMHO, Knack was not a great game but enjoyable for the co-op story campaign, but Knack II is one of the best co-op story campaign games that you can play and enjoy in recent memory.

    The difference in quality between the two is as wide as the difference between God of War (which I still feel is just okay) and God of War II which I still consider to be one of the best action-adventure games to date.

    I hope whomever gives the free Knack game a try and likes it okay enough, gives a second look to the far superior Knack II.

    iamtylerdurden1 said:

    January 31st, 3:01 pm

    Great lineup, i really enjoyed Knack and hopefully it will encourage ppl to get Knack 2 which is even better.

    TVippy said:

    January 31st, 3:53 pm

    It’s absolutely RIDICULOUS how whoever writes these posts can’t even be bothered to state the EXACT DATE new games go live. As if it wasn’t important at all.

    Or is this the company policy?

    abraves1221 said:

    January 31st, 6:45 pm

    While I am always a firm believer that the discounts on games is where the true value of the Playstation Plus free games (especially the winter and summer sales) comes from I always find it funny when those “leaked” lists comes out with great AAA titles on it and people fall for it every time when almost every month the free games are not good AAA titles but indie games or AAA titles that sold horribly. They are free so no reason to complain and there is an occasional good AAA title or indy game on the list.

    AC_CORVO said:

    February 1st, 12:04 am

    its great

    ShadowOfEden said:

    February 1st, 5:10 am

    The games always go out of the first tuesday of the month, which is usually the tuesday after this is posted.

    TonyTough said:

    February 1st, 5:50 am

    Games come out on Tuesday February 6th

    Theophyros said:

    February 1st, 12:34 pm

    @TVippy They don’t need to post dates as every PS+ member knows servers update every Tuesday. For free games, it will be the first Tuesday of the month and it has been like that since I can remember :P

    BlackBriar37 said:

    February 1st, 2:06 pm

    I liked the Photoshop version of this months line-up much better…PlayStation could learn a thing or two from the guy who made it. I paid for a year long membership a while back and I’ve been mostly disappointing in the benefits I’m getting from purchasing it. I don’t care what people say, Knack is bad. I feel like the only reason a lot of people get hyped about it is because of Dunkey.

    MakaiOokami said:

    February 1st, 2:22 pm

    I’ve been meaning to go back to Knack. They have this thing where you use a mobile phone to do puzzles, and then the puzzles give you rewards, that then goes back into the main game, and I ended up playing the heck out of the mobile game for weeks and then just never went back into playing the actual game. I’ll have fewer excuses now that I don’t have to find the disc.

    From what I understand most of the negative reviews revolve around the following things.

    1. It’s very childish, story included.
    2. It’s actually kinda punishing… so you don’t want to actually ummm… have children play it.
    3. The campaign is a bit all over the place.

    But I guess since it’s a 3D Platformer Beat-em up game that punishes you but in a less rewarding way than a Souls game… It’s not for everyone. At least give it a try.

    Oh and they probably don’t mention when the game deals go live, because if you’re ready to beat Knack you’re going to need to be observant to behavior and since it drops at the same time, they figure it probably goes without saying. /snide comments

    Lolithetrolli said:

    February 2nd, 10:59 am

    @TVippy new PS+ games are always released after the deadline of the previous free games. For instance, on the current free games’ store page it says “This price is only available from 1/2/2018 10:00 am to 2/6/2018 10:00 am.” Soo, the next batch of free games will be available on 2/6/2018 after 10:00 am.

    D-LUCKS said:

    February 7th, 10:19 pm

    Is there a way to save/add games to my library without downloading them. I’m trying to save my monthly bandwidth allocation while adding games to my collection.

    vice350z said:

    February 12th, 9:51 am

    You guys really need to LINK to the game page for each free game like Xbox does with their free games of the month announcement.

    SAP-ReApEr said:

    February 15th, 6:33 am

    @D-LUCKS , yes just add to cart, and purchase them. Nothing forces you to download them. Once purchased for FREE, they will stay attached to your account and you can download from ps store any time

Xcaligamer1 said:

January 31st, 8:33 am

Praise knack!

Investor9872 said:

January 31st, 8:34 am

Finally, Knack. We now should get all of those “I told you so” posts.

uglybro said:

January 31st, 8:35 am

Meh. Grand Kingdom it is then….

MomeAlsadi said:

January 31st, 8:36 am

thank you so much guys, you are doing a great job since may last year, keep up the good work proud to be Ps Plus member

F_A_M_Z_187 said:

January 31st, 8:36 am

What a disappointing way to start of 2018!!!

    jgrizzle358 said:

    January 31st, 8:44 am

    Actually the free games in January would technically be the start of 2018 and they were well recepted

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    January 31st, 10:12 am

    Is that what your family said today?

Stidave97 said:

January 31st, 8:37 am

Flop :(

GermaximusS said:

January 31st, 8:37 am

I have PS Now (love PS Now!) which Knack is on so poop. =P Rime looks neat. Would have loved Far Cry 4. =P

    Epsilon-Xero said:

    January 31st, 9:54 am

    The Far Cry Deal is real…… Except if you’re a loyal customer and subscriber to PS Plus. Yup, sign up now and get a free digital copy of Far Cry 4, but hey, we get knack…. Which they’d also get. F me in the A, why doncha, Sony

bacontacocat said:

January 31st, 8:38 am

I heard knack is a really bad game and I don’t know about rime so somebody tell me how’s rime

    Nightprowler2009 said:

    January 31st, 8:52 am

    Knack is a great game, amazing visuals and game play, give it a try.

    FirefightinGamer said:

    January 31st, 9:29 am

    It’s a good game but not worth 2 plays. The biggest flaw is that Knack is the only one with a personality. When controlling knack it seems as if no one really cares about knacks true well being and I honestly could care less if any of the characters were killed off

    whereymyconary said:

    January 31st, 12:13 pm

    Haha well that’s all true as in no one is nice the knack. And the sequel makes it even feel more apparent. But on the plus side the controls are great and it’s like a dark souls for kids. Plan to get brutalized. 3 hit hits against everything. Only downside is the story which as they said above is kind of abusive (in a neglectful kind of way)

    MystafaRebirth said:

    January 31st, 1:59 pm

    The Far Cry Deal is real…… Except if you’re a loyal customer and subscriber to PS Plus. Yup, sign up now and get a free digital copy of Far Cry 4, but hey, we get knack…. Which they’d also get. F me in the A, why doncha, Sony

    Rocketo369 said:

    January 31st, 2:09 pm

    Time has that new way of graphics like the witness that I have seen around lately
    Its a puzzle game… Would say between the last guardian and the witness… The difficulty of the last guardian and visuals of the witness not the other way around.
    I got up to half of the game and kinda lost interest :/

    iamtylerdurden1 said:

    January 31st, 3:09 pm

    Knack is actually really fun and Knack 2 is fantastic.

    Rime is an excellent game with great reviews.

    Grand Kingdom is an rpg with solid reviews.

    Exiles End is a fun Metroidvania.

    Knack and Rime are actually very good PS+ offerings. Knack is a AAA and Rime is a high level indie with great reviews.

Gorvi said:

January 31st, 8:38 am

Nice! Rime is one I’ve been wanting to play, and Grand Kingdom will be a nice game to have digitally since it’s cross save. Exile’s End looks interesting at least.


January 31st, 8:39 am

Finally Rime! A game I don’t actually already own! Grand Kingdom, the other game that had similar combat to Indivisible but didn’t look nearly as good. I’ll still give it a shot though. I’m starting to feel like Sony should just discontinue giving out games for the PS3 and Vita though because man, they are scraping the bottom of the barrel. Half the time its games I’ve never even heard of. Just these generic looking games. At least if they stopped giving outgames for those systems they could afford to give out better games on PS4 consistently.

    zalix said:

    January 31st, 8:55 am

    What are you talking about? Mugen Souls Z is a great game and pretty well known amongst the anime gaming community.

    DarkDanMan1 said:

    January 31st, 6:37 pm

    I would be disappointed if they stopped giving free games for the Vita. I play my Vita more than any other system, including my PS4. It’s so much easier playing portable games, than it is being chained to a television screen. Besides, since when is Grand Kingdom the “bottom of the barrel”? That’s a AAA game.

Otterpoet said:

January 31st, 8:40 am

Awesome line-up… been waiting to play RIME for ages. Knack doesn’t get much love, but excited to try it.

Crunchewy said:

January 31st, 8:41 am

All those idiots who kept saying they should give us Knack now have to play it and find out that they were idiots

    jgrizzle358 said:

    January 31st, 10:01 am

    It’s not nice to call people names because they like something that you don’t. Taste is subjective

infamousgodV2_0 said:

January 31st, 8:41 am

Finally games i dont aready own ! And so glad i didnt buy Rime over the holidays

Potter13579 said:

January 31st, 8:42 am

I’m actually surprised it took them 4 years to finally add Knack to PS Plus, but seriously, Knack is a good game I really enjoyed at the PS4 launch. It’s not amazing by any means, but people seriously give it too much hate than it really deserves.

    FirefightinGamer said:

    January 31st, 9:32 am

    I agree it’s a really good game. Not worth much hate at all. I just don’t think it’s worth 2 play throughs unless you need to do it for the trophies

viceforce said:

January 31st, 8:42 am

Well I brought Knack awhile back on Discount but never started it. Perhaps it’s a good time to start. I am slightly disappointed that we didn’t get Far Cry 4 maybe in the future some time.

jgrizzle358 said:

January 31st, 8:44 am

Rime is soooooooo good. To my fellow Gamers out there don’t be one of those jerks that judges it just on the graphics. Play that game. It is an amazing beautiful game. Feels like a mix of Zelda and Journey

utterer said:

January 31st, 8:45 am

Came here to read the comments from “gamers” complaining about the selection of games for the month.

The sense of entitlement grows stronger by the year.

Did not leave disappointed.

    Stidave97 said:

    January 31st, 8:53 am

    You’re welcome

    FirefightinGamer said:

    January 31st, 9:36 am

    I think that if you pay for a service that tells you you get free games then you have a right to voice your opinion about it. It’s not entitlement, it’s your right as a paying costumer

    S8N_666 said:

    January 31st, 1:10 pm

    $ .62 a game and they have to whine. Sad.

knightsdeck said:

January 31st, 8:46 am

i will be getting the plats for Knack and Rime. “Believe it”

MomeAlsadi said:

January 31st, 8:48 am

Dunkey confirm this line up

    justolanuss said:

    January 31st, 11:16 am


warlock7 said:

January 31st, 8:49 am

Where’s Dark Souls 2?!?

Darn Redditt!!!

infamousgodV2_0 said:

January 31st, 8:49 am

Oh i’ll be the first to say this line has just been Knackered

Valyrious said:

January 31st, 8:50 am

Rime! So worth it just for that alone.

konto_john said:

January 31st, 8:53 am

Knack? Nahhh
RiME? Hell, yeah

golpe_criticoUS said:

January 31st, 8:58 am

compared to the games of january, this is dissapointing, knack is as boring as you can get, rime looks like it goes in the same category, my only hope for something interesting is grand kingdom

hero_sergio said:

January 31st, 8:58 am

Rime, ok. I’m really excited to play it. But Knack?! It’s a launch title for the PS4 debut, but is not a problem. The problem is that it isn’t a good one…

    boychik0830 said:

    January 31st, 9:14 am

    I agree knack is not very good. when I got my PS4 I got knack but I exchanged it for something else as it was not fun. this is one of the better lineups we have in a while for all systems. thank god there is not another visual novel game this month.

mrbaltan said:

January 31st, 9:01 am

Grand Kingdom is really the gem in this lineup.

Becci-Beau said:

January 31st, 9:01 am

Yes. Grand Kingdom

xFallenxWolfx said:

January 31st, 9:05 am

So disappointing, knack is trash we deserve better.

pt1029384756 said:

January 31st, 9:06 am

I hope you guys are happy that your meme has been finally fullfilled. Please don’t ask for terrible games as a joke again

Ionikell said:

January 31st, 9:07 am

Knack 1 or 2? I see two games in store. Knack 1 is a game from 2013.

    tundramonkeyV2 said:

    January 31st, 9:17 am

    Knack 1, its a ps4 launch title

Frejim said:

January 31st, 9:10 am

Give me Far Cry 4 + Dark Souls II

what a deception !!!

    Valyrious said:

    January 31st, 9:17 am

    Go buy them, they’re very easily had for $20 nowadays. They’re old games mate.

    warlock7 said:

    January 31st, 9:22 am

    Reddit Hoax!

    Frejim said:

    January 31st, 9:40 am

    Knack is older!

tundramonkeyV2 said:

January 31st, 9:16 am

For a free ps+ i think it’s ok. I’ve played it before and it’s an okay platformer.

vidafede said:

January 31st, 9:17 am

where is Far Cry? Far Cry? FAR CRY?

    Epsilon-Xero said:

    January 31st, 10:03 am

    You have to be a new subscriber to get free Far Cry 4. No joke.

POEman553 said:

January 31st, 9:19 am

Here comes the money.

PS+ redeemed.

    UWG83 said:

    January 31st, 11:20 am

    Hahahahah. God help you if you’re comment wasn’t really meant as sarcasm.

Mockzero said:

January 31st, 9:22 am

KNACK BABY!!!!!!!!!
so funny, but I’m actually excited to play this with my kids.

    yentair said:

    February 1st, 1:02 pm

    I played it with my kids last year, and they loved it. My boy (6) was sad when we beat it and the game was over.
    But then we got Knack 2 for Christmas, and it was game on! Co-op is awesome when you play with your kid. You can help them out through all the difficult parts, but they still help and contribute all the time. Perfect father/son bonding game.
    And my 4 y.o. girl loved watching every minute of it.

EverythingOnFire said:

January 31st, 9:27 am

Rime is very good, and it’s an easy platinum (as long as you’re willing to put in a bit of time).

I hope they typo’d with Exiles End. There’s no reason that shouldn’t be cross-buy.

Kishnabe said:

January 31st, 9:31 am

I waited a few years for Knack to be PS+, it betta be a Masterpiece. (Nudge Killzone ShadowFall)

Rime…heard good things. Easy Plat too. Looking forward to playing it.

3 Japanese games…hopefully this trend continues. Grand Kingdom is my number 1 title for Feb.

Waiting for Resistance Burning Skies as a Vita offering.

Wolfviking said:

January 31st, 9:33 am

Damn good lineup

saab01 said:

January 31st, 9:35 am

Here are some games I would like to see with plus in the coming months

The last of us remastered

Already have these two ps4 games they are decent but not amazing.

Akmaljon said:

January 31st, 9:37 am

Knack is ok, but Rime is what makes February special!

Liltecshdw said:

January 31st, 9:40 am

So is PS4 getting one game or what? Also I’m disappointed by the lack of good games people would actually enjoy. I only saw one good game on here and that’s it.

We have to pay more money just to use online games like overwatch. A lot of us have to pay 60$ just for a 12 month membership and that was originally 50$ but changed halfway last year.

I hope you guys actually give us some Game we can actually enjoy soon.

    jgrizzle358 said:

    January 31st, 9:59 am

    1. PS4 is getting free games this month or can you not read?

    2. Good is a 100% subjective term when it comes to video games. I would rather play games like this before crap like Call of Duty personally.

    3. It is physically impossible for them to Pander to everybody’s individual taste every single month of the year. Because everybody likes different things. No matter what they do there will always be somebody upset every month because that month doesn’t Pander to them even if a different month did. You are not going to get something you like every month unless you are extremely open-minded like me and play Everything

    jgrizzle358 said:

    January 31st, 10:00 am

    PS4 is getting three* games

FirefightinGamer said:

January 31st, 9:44 am

Knack is the only game I played and I liked it. It just didn’t have replay value other than trophies. The characters where blah and didn’t care about knack. I didn’t grow to care about any of the characters either. I say this is a good line up for those wanting to know if they should buy knack 2 or have been wondering about any of these titles. I’ll be dl’n knack for my children but that’s all that I think I’ll get.

Lazyman312 said:

January 31st, 9:53 am

I heard there was supposed to be Dark Souls 2 and Far Cry 4 instead of Knack and Rime…

    jgrizzle358 said:

    January 31st, 9:57 am

    That’s why you shouldn’t believe uncomfirmed rumors on the internet. Those are usually started by trolls.

jgrizzle358 said:

January 31st, 9:56 am

I’m just going to urge everyone to be open-minded and actually try these games before judging them. They are free so it’s not like there’s any risk to you worst case scenario you don’t like it and you delete it. But at least then you can say you were mature enough to actually try it before judging it. Which is what really matters.

Rime especially is deserving of a chance. It is a beautiful game that brought tears to my eyes.

    NinjaPigs said:

    February 1st, 11:00 pm

    I agree with you here. I myself don’t have the funds for games so rely on PS+ to get extras. However I lost PS+ back in October or so and haven’t had the funds to activate it again. With the way things are going, I won’t get it again for awhile.

pappadakia4 said:

January 31st, 10:18 am


TheUnknownMurda said:

January 31st, 10:34 am

StarBlood Arena, Again -_-


January 31st, 10:36 am

Thanks for the games but why isn’t Exile’s End cross-compatible offering the PS4 version too?

faraway25 said:

January 31st, 10:37 am

God D@MNIT!! I just bought Grand Kingdom! It was on sale this month. I promise you, I will never buy a “indie ish” game on sale EVER again because its just going to be free next month.

Glory-For-MUFC said:

January 31st, 10:38 am

Is this for PS+ us or Asia?

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