PlayStation Plus Free Games in January 2022

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2022 is officially here! What is a better way to mark the occasion than to look at the free games on offer for all those who hold a subscription to PlayStation Plus. Sony is kickstarting the new year with a deceent selection of games that will cost you absolutely nothing this month. Those games include; Deep Rock Galactic, DIRT 5 and Persona 5 Strikers. Read on for a more in-depth overview of the PlayStation Plus free games in January 2022. Also, these games are available on PlayStation 4 and 5 via backwards compatibility. 

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Deep Rock Galactic

Publisher: Coffee Stain Studios

Developer: Ghost Ship Games

Genre: First Person Shooter

Series: Deep Rock Galactic

Certificate: 12+

Released: 28th February 2018

Platforms: PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Kicking off this list is Coffee Stain studios’ Deep Rock Galactic, a coop -shooter where you and up to three other players take to deep space in search of loot, resources and aliens to blast into smithereens in a bright and striking  art style. Your group of space-exploring dwarves must take to complex underground mines and areas, armed to the teeth with heavy weapons and explosives. Space, dwarves, explosives and aliens? This game really has it all. 

Speaking of dwarves, you choose from four different character classes. A flamethrower-wielding ‘Driller’, s ‘Scout’ with a grappling gun, a ‘Heavy Gunner’ who tanks around with a minigun and an ‘Engineer’ who can place down a turret gun. This title encourages replayability with an upgrade system that makes excavating caves for loot more and more enjoyable. Receiving overwhelmingly high scores of eights and nines out of ten from popular reviewers, this is one you want to try. Have a look at some coop gameplay by clicking here.

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Persona 5 Strikers

Publisher: Sega

Developer: Atlus

Genre: Action role-playing/fighting

Series: Dynasty Warriors

Certificate: 16+

Released: 20th February 2020

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows

Persona 5 Strikers is the next title on our list. This JRPG comes courtesy of Sega and follows on from its predecessor, Persona 5. This follow-up takes place several months later when the Phantom Thieves of Hearts are investigating strange events taking place across Japan while making the preparations for a camping trip in the Summer. Differing from other games in the series, Strikers features satisfying hack and slash combat mechanics that occur in real-time, so no traditional turn-based combat here.

 With scores of 8/10 from reputable reviewers, Persona 5 Strikers is a must for anyone who is a fan of JRPGs, action-role playing games or just hacking apart enemies at will and spellcasting elemental damage. Persona 5 Strikers is available on both PlayStation 4 and 5, so you have no reason not to try it. 

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Dirt 5

Publisher: EA Originals

Developer: Codemasters

Genre: Driving, Racing Sports Game

Series: Dirt

Certificate: 3+

Released: 6th November 2020

Platforms: PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, X/S, Microsoft Windows

Dirt 5 is a racing sports game that differs quite significantly from the previous titles in the famed series. Where Dirt 4 is based on realism and simulation, Dirt 5 takes a more fantastical and arcade-based approach. There are several in the EA Originals title, such as ice racing, rallycross and off-road. These modes take place in a number of dynamic locations that players can compete, such as Arizona, Brazil, China and many more. The game’s impressive visuals are showcased with each scenic and impressive recreation of each iconic location. 

A unique mode to Dirt 5 is ‘Playground Mode’ where you can make challenging and creative tracks to perform stunts and races. The best part about this is your saved tracks can be uploaded to the online community for everyone to try their hand at. Reviews stand at 7/10 across the board, so worth a try if you are new to the series. 

Final Words 

And there you have it! The PlayStation Plus free games in January 2022. The New Year’s takings are reasonably fruitful, with an average saving of around 135.00 GBP. Grab them while you can! Otherwise, keep up to date with all of our gaming content right here.

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