The free PlayStation Plus titles have been announced for the first month of 2017; are you almost ready to solve, search, steal, and slice your way through the month’s offerings?
January 2017’s titles are…
Azkend 2: The World Beneath
“While traveling from Liverpool to New York, your ship was pulled down into a massive maelstrom. You woke up in a place that may never have been gazed upon by the eyes of men. From now on, your goal is to ascend from the center of the Earth and find your way back to civilization.
Azkend 2 is a casual match-three puzzle game with more than 60 levels of impeccably polished gameplay. Discover and equip more than a dozen unique powerups, and complete hidden object minigames on your journey.” – PlayStation Store
“Azkend 2 is a decent match 3 puzzle game with a short but interesting story to play through, there’s nothing really adventurous here and ultimately a lack of interesting content makes it hard to keep coming back.” – Reece Heyworth (2.8/5)
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
“Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world!
Over twenty years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects. Players can switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix and match audio, graphics and user interface to their heart’s desire. We’ve also included a concept art browser, and recorded a commentary track with the game’s original creators!” – PlayStation Store
“Day of the Tentacle Remastered is another classic Double Fine title that has been given a facelift for the PlayStation Vita. The puzzles can be challenging and the game can be completed in around five hours, but those five hours will provide you with a hilarious story, great characters and puzzles that hold up even though they are 23 years old! If, like me, you are a point and click fan then Day of the Tentacle Remastered is one you don’t want to miss!” – Charlie Large (4.4/5)
“London, 1849. Scotland Yard will soon activate its breakthrough surveillance technology, ‘The Devil’s Basilisk’. Its surveillance capabilities will be total and your career as a master thief will be over. Steal it, before that can happen.
From the safety of your rickety airship, you can modify your thief with new skills, tools, and all manner of technological horrors to tackle the richest and most secure buildings in London. All the buildings you’ll be robbing are randomly-generated, so you’ll never get the same level twice. Have you got what it takes to pull off The Swindle?” – PlayStation Store
“The Swindle is a frantic and frustrating heist game in all the right ways. It’s a challenging crime caper that will test every one of your skills as you try to avoid detection and make off with the most loot possible. Your own greed may turn out to be your biggest adversary in the end as wanting too much could result in you getting nothing at all. The quest for the ultimate swindle is a long and challenging one, but it’s ultimately an extremely rewarding one as well.” – Brad Gruetzmacher (4/5)
“Between our world and the world beyond lie the Titan Souls, the spiritual source and sum of all living things. Now scattered amongst the ruins and guarded by the idle titans charged with their care, a solitary hero armed with but a single arrow is once again assembling shards of the Titan Soul in a quest for truth and power.” – PlayStation Store
“With some fantastic enemies and well thought out puzzling gameplay you will find a very challenging and satisfying game here, but there may well come a point where that challenge transfers into frustration and rage, and outside of the boss encounters the game really doesn’t offer much else.” – Paul Murphy (3.5/5)
These four (!!!!) Vita titles can be yours, for the
low price of a PlayStation Plus subscription. That subscription will net you great deals on digital titles as well, especially if you pay attention to the weekly deals on the PlayStation Network.
If you want one but don’t already have one, I suggest grabbing a year sub; both for the cost to coverage benefits as well as the fact that you’re not going to want it to run out on you. 😉
PS; We’d like to remind you that Plus titles across North America and Europe now hit on the same day of the week – the first Tuesday of the new month – and you’ll be able to get this month’s haul on the 3rd. Watch for the release notice in next week’s PSN/PS+ update!