PlayStation Plus Free Games (January 2023)

Start 2023 with three free PlayStation titles.

PlayStation Plus continues to offer players new benefits each month. Those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus can also get several free monthly games. January is no different, with a series of titles arriving. Despite PlayStation Plus having multiple tiers, you’ll only need PS Plus Essential or above for these titles.

Starting on the first Tuesday of every month, PS Plus has three new games up for subscribers. This month’s offerings continue a solid lineup. If you want to see what was free earlier this year, scroll down and past this month’s offering to see the list.

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PlayStation Plus Games — January 2023

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From January 3, 2023, to February 7, 2023, players can add the following games to accounts with PlayStation Plus subscriptions. After you add the PlayStation Plus games to your account, you only need to download them to play. These games are yours for as long as you subscribe to PlayStation Plus.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order | PS4, PS5

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Take control of Cal Kestis as he fights to survive a post-Order 66 galaxy. Fight off the Inquisitors, a hit squad hellbent on eradicating the Jedi order. They have an army of droids and Stormtroopers, so you’ll need to use various force abilities as you compile a group of rebels working to find and protect the few remaining Jedi in a galaxy far, far away.

Fallout 76 | PS4, PS5

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War. War never changes. Fallout, however, did. Create your own character and explore the wasteland with other players, leveling up and using different weapons with this Bethesda RPG. It’s the first time Fallout went online. After a rough launch, Fallout 76 had several massive content updates that remedied many of the players’ issues upon its initial launch.

Axiom Verge 2 | PS4, PS5

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If you like the Metroidvania genre, Axiom Verge 2 may scratch your itch. Take a trip through an ancient world filled with advanced technology. Battle monsters, hack machines, and breach a connected world using a remote drone for this 2d retro-inspired title from Thomas Happ Games.

PlayStation Plus Games — December 2022

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From December 6, 2022, until January 2, 2022, players could add three more games to their libraries. Once added, players can play these PlayStation Plus games so long as they stay subscribed to the service. To see more on December’s titles, check the list below:

Divine Knockout: Founder’s Edition | PS4, PS5

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The new title, Divine Knockout, launches as a PS Plus title in December. Take part in this third-person platform fighter, where users take control of famous gods when they do battle. Play as a team in 3v3 Arcade and 2v2 Duels, or test your mettle in hardcore 1v1 matches. Get added bonuses thanks to the Founder’s Edition and enjoy cross-platform play with cross-progression.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition | PS4

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Embark on a journey through a galaxy on a collision course with annihilation. Become Commander Shepard and take on the Reapers, a robotic race bent on destroying all of civilization. Form bonds with crewmates, recruit allies, and dictate who lives and dies across one of the most acclaimed RPG franchises in the west from EA and Bioware.

Biomutant | PS4, PS5

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Become a bipedal animal on a mission to protect the Tree of Life from death. Unite The Tribes, master abilities, and mix melee combat with gunplay as you work to save a world on the brink of destruction.

PlayStation Plus Games — November 2022

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Starting November 1, the following games were free for all PlayStation Plus subscribers. Users had until December 6 to add these titles to their libraries. Make sure to add each title to your library individually as soon as possible so you don’t forget to add them!

Nioh 2 / Nioh 2 Remastered | PS4, PS5

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Take on the role of a possessed samurai in Team Ninja’s souls-like title. Master the powers of the Yokai, taking on supernatural powers and using them to overwhelm enemies. Harness new abilities, employing them in tense, challenging boss battles. Destroy massive monsters and seasoned warriors with several different fighting styles as you battle through this arduous epic.

LEGO Harry Potter Collection | PS4

While J.K. Rowling is an absolute ghoul and a terrible human being, many enjoy the Harry Potter franchise. Those who don’t can’t stand to support the creator but want to enjoy this franchise are in luck, as the LEGO Harry Potter Collection is available on PlayStation Plus. Experience years 1-7 in this compilation of two legendary Harry Potter gamers, and head back to a time when you didn’t have to hear the author’s disgusting takes.

Heavenly Bodies | PS4, PS5

Embark on a space odyssey in Heavenly Bodies. Take control of a cosmonaut in a physics game centered around exploring space. Use the thumbsticks to move the spacefarer’s body parts and navigate through cluttered areas filled with obstacles in single-player or local cooperative play.

PlayStation Plus Games — October 2022

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October 2022’s offerings lasted from October 5 to November 1, with several PS4 best-sellers and one recent racing game. To avoid missing titles, download games before the first Tuesday of each month!

Hot Wheels Unleashed | PS4, PS5

Race wild collectible cars through various tracks and courses, locally or online, with several friends. Unlock Hot Wheels replicas to control during this racing simulation game. Master drifts, boosts, and slipstreams to become the best miniature car driver the world’s ever seen! Hot Wheels Unleashed is an excellent title for PlayStation owners of any age that fans and critics love.

Injustice 2 | PS4

In an alternate reality, Superman is the bad guy. After being locked up by Batman years ago, a space-faring tyrant known as Brainiac comes to conquer earth, forcing Batman to free the rogue superheroes. Create a shaky alliance to take on the planetary threat. Play as famous DC characters online, on the couch with others, or experience the Story Mode and see what becomes of Brainiac and his Earth invasion. No matter how the story ends, it’s a great time for fans of fighting games or those who want to have a few laughs with friends.


SUPERHOT is a first-person game where the enemies and obstacles only move when you do. Plan, attack, and overcome what seems like impossible odds with SUPERHOT. Players will find themselves grabbing bats, guns, and knives to incapacitate foes. SUPERHOT is a strong title for those interested in a puzzle game that thinks outside the box.

PlayStation Plus Games — September 2022

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The next PlayStation Plus games for September went live on September 6, lasting until October 3. Make sure to download them before the first Tuesday of next month!

Need for Speed Heat | PS4

Take to the streets in this high-octane racing game! Buy cars, earn a reputation and evade police in dangerous chases. Choose from an array of activities while you tune your cars to perfection. Find out which vehicle is your perfect match and dust the competition across dozens of unique race types, with more becoming available the more notorious you become.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus | PS4

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2020’s addition to the Granblue Fantasy series brings the titular RPG characters to their own fighting game! Take on AI opponents to build your skill and level up your characters before heading online to play seasoned fighters. If fighting games are something you enjoy, Granblue Fantasy: Versus should be right up your alley.

Toem | PS5

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September’s PS5 exclusive title is Toem. Enjoy this hand-drawn adventure game from the developers at Something We Made. Takvividzy pictures, make new friends, and help them solve their problems as you progress through this charming photo-gathering experience!

PlayStation Plus Games — August 2022

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PlayStation Plus’ August titles went live on August 2 and were free for all PlayStation Plus subscribers until September 6.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 | PS4, PS5

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Head back to the skate park with the remasters of these classic skating games. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 lets you customize your character, master tricks, and collect items across various maps and locales. You can even take the party online to challenge other skaters in multiplayer matches. Enjoy this blast from the past, completely remade from the ground up by Vicarious Visions.

Yakuza Like a Dragon | PS4, PS5

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Take control of Ichiban Kasuga, a Yakuza scapegoat forced to take the fall for a murder he didn’t commit. After his sacrifice leaves him disgraced and alone, he’ll need to gather outcast allies to help uncover the plot that saw him rot in prison for years. Enjoy wild classes and turn-based gameplay in the most recent Yakuza game.

Little Nightmares | PS4

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Take on the horrors of the night as Six in Little Nightmares. Work to escape The Maw, a house of horrors filled with evil spirits and monsters that’ll haunt your dreams. Escape with your life by sneaking and using strategy in his thrilling platformer.

PlayStation Plus Games — July 2022

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Each title remains in your library until you cancel PS Plus. Though PlayStation requires you to add these titles to your library, you don’t have to download them to redeem this offer. The following games were available via PlayStation Plus from July 5 to August 1:

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time | PS4, PS5

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Crash Bandicoot is back with a sequel over a decade in the making. Take control of the Quantum Masks as you work through dozens of platforming levels. Play as Crash, Coco, Tawna, Dingodile, and Neo Cortex in this stellar continuation of the iconic platforming franchise.

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan | PS4

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The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is sure to appease horror fans. Man of Medan is the first of the Dark Pictures Anthology series. Players explore a haunted ghost ship in the South Pacific while controlling several characters. Choices impact how the game ends, with lives hanging in the balance. Play Man of Medan alone, online, or in a couch co-op party to see if you can get your crew through the main game alive.

Arcadegeddon | PS4, PS5

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The new cooperative shooter from IllFonic pits players against hordes of enemies. Fight monsters in shifting biomes and settings with various weapons. Customize your weapons and characters while you enjoy an electric art style with loads of loot in this ever-evolving battle-driven experience.

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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