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PlayStation Plus: The Free Games in January 2021

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is free for PS Plus subscribers
PS Plus members can look forward to three game highlights at once. (Image credit: Square Enix)

PlayStation Plus subscribers with a PS4 or PS5 have reason to rejoice because the new free games for the first month will be released on January 5, 2021. And this time, they are really something special.

Those who own a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 will hardly be able to avoid the subscription service PlayStation Plus. We already told you what it is and what advantages PS Plus has in our detailed guide. Already on January 5, the three free PS Plus games will be released in January 2021 and they are an absolute highlight this time.

PS Plus January 2021: These Games Await You

After the manageable lineup in December, the three PS Plus games in January 2021 consist of absolute smash hits.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the crowning conclusion of the original trilogy of gaming icon Lara Croft, in which the tough adventurer has to single-handedly stop the Mayan apocalypse.

Game number two is the role-playing game GreedFall, which mixes a fantasy setting with the colonial era and is set in an alternate version of the 17th century. Both games are released for the PlayStation 4 but are also playable on the PS5 thanks to backward compatibility.

Only on Sony's next-gen console Maneater finally lets you feel what life as a shark is like. Let's be honest: We've all always wondered that, haven't we? As a shark, we fight for survival in an open game world on the southeast coast of the USA.

The PS Plus games in January 2021:

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, also playable on PS5)
  • Greedfall (PS4, also playable on PS5)
  • Maneater (only on PS5)

The new PS Plus games will be unlocked on January 5 around 12:00 PM, until then you can still get the three games from the previous month:

  • Just Cause 4 (PS4, also playable on PS5)
  • Rocket Arena (PS4, also playable on PS5)
  • Worms Rumble (PS4 and PS5)

PlayStation 5 owners should also get their hands on the PS Plus Collection, which lets you enjoy 20 PS4 hits on Sony's latest console.

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Original article by EarlyGame's Philipp Briel.