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January's PS Plus Games Bring B-Movie Thrills, Plague-Ridden Chills

A new month is nearly here, as well as a new year, and that means updates to the PlayStation Plus catalog. January kicks off 2024 with three new games available for Premium, Extra, and Essential members to download starting on January 2, as well as some goodies if you happen to be a space ninja.

The Week In Games: Pokémon With Guns And More New Releases

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This month in particular is great if you love third-person games. A Plague Tale offers satisfyingly beautiful stealth action, while Evil West is here to let you blow up some demonic bad guys. Also, don’t forget to snag December’s games (that includes Lego 2K Drive, Powerwash Simulator, and Sable) before the new month kicks off.

PS5 and PS4: Evil West

In our review of Evil West, Kotaku’s Zack Zwiezen praised the third-person shooter as “a simple, honest-to-god, linear and fun, goddamn video game:” estimates you can get through Evil West’s story in about 11 hours, or 19 if you want to take a completionist route.

PS5: A Plague Tale: Requiem

This rat-infested third-person sequel to 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence features some gorgeous visuals and a lovely score. It might be a tad buggy from time-to-time, but if you like sneaking around in the dark and avoiding rats, this one is worth a download. On A Plague Tale: Requiem, former Kotaku writer Ashley Bardhan said:

A Plague Tale: Requiem offers a 17-hour story, with close to 30 hours if you’re looking to complete everything it has to offer.

PS5 and PS4: Nobody Saves The World

Nobody Saves The World impressed us back in 2022 with its satisfyingly grindy (yes, grindy like in a good way) progression and fun combat. In our impressions of it, Kotaku’s Ethan Gach said:

Free Warframe stuff!

Looking to spice up your Tenno’s wardrobe? The Warframe: Syrinx Collection is a great way to add some new cosmetics to your existing collection or a great way to get some variety if you’re just starting out with this free-to-play sci-fi looter shooter. According to Sony’s official blog, you can claim the following items on January 2:

Syrinx Chest PlateSyrinx Shoulder PlatesSyrinx Leg PlatesBaza RifleCassowar PolearmStorm Color PaletteEssential Base Damage Mod BundleEssential Critical Damage Mod Bundle2x Orokin Catalysts170 Platinum7-Day Affinity Booster7-Day Credit Booster

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