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As is the case every month, Sony is giving its PS Plus subscribers free games. For January 2021, they now revealed their newest lineup: Maneater, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and GreedFall are the games that are released for free in January. Tomb Raider and GreedFall can be downloaded on PS4 and PS5, while the free version of Maneater is on PS5 only.
Now, since the games were announced, a lot of people were googling whether the games can be played in co-op or multiplayer. The answer is a bit tricky: Shadow of the Tomb Raider does have multiplayer & coop, but that’s only available via the DLC, which is not included in the base game. Unfortunately though, it is the base game you’re getting with your free PS Plus download. The coop is only available in the Nightmare and Forge DLCs. The good thing is that you can get a taste for the new Tomb Raider with your free download and then decide whether you want to get the DLC for an additional 15 Dollars or not.
Maneater and GreedFall have absolutely no co op or multiplayer components, but they are still games worth playing. Mind you though, that only PS5 owners can download Maneater with this month’s PS Plus offering.
Maneater is an RPG-ish game, in which you control a shark. Early on, you are a pup-shark, and you navigate the waters on the search for food and just trying to survive. Eventually, you’ll become stronger and a menace to the land-dwelling humans, hence the name of the game: Maneater. Yeah, we know it can easily be confused with a couple of pop-songs, but trust us: This game is far from being promiscuous.
GreedFall is another RPG, but in a much more traditional sense: You set out to explore a newly discovered island in hopes of finding a cure for a plague that’s - literally - plaguing your home. It’s a traditional set-up that positions you as the savior to be. Along the way, you side with either the magic-wielding natives or the hostile foreign colonizers. As you can tell, GreedFall is a game that allows for quite a bit of choice. The way the story unravels and the companions that accompany you for its duration are completely up to your choosing. Anybody that wants a deep RPG experience with a in-depth character customization and impactful decision-making along the way, will feel right at home here. In fact, GreedFall can be compared to BioWare’s greatest games: Dragon Age and Mass Effect. The inspiration is obvious, but GreedFall does definitely blaze its own path. We love it and definitely recommend the free download. You won’t regret it.
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