PS Plus free games: January 2023 list detailed
The PlayStation Plus free games for January 2023 include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Fallout 76 and Axiom Verge 2
The PS Plus free games for January 2023 include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Fallout 76 and Axiom Verge 2. You can download them for free from January 3 if you’re subscribed to the PS Plus Essential service, PS Plus Premium, or PS Plus Extra.
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PS Plus free games January 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS5/PS4)
Fallout 76 (PS4)
Axiom Verge 2 (PS5/PS4)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Take control of Cal Kestis, the last remaining Jedi Padawan and the Force’s last hope of survival. Visit far-flung corners of the galaxy and harness your powers to take down creatures, droids and any Imperial troopers that stand in your way. A mix between a Metroidvania and a Soulslike game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s slick combat and fun traversal mechanics make it a must-play for any fans of George Lucas’s galactic universe.
After a rocky start, Fallout 76 has now amassed more than 13.5 million players. The game has received countless content updates and bug fixes and now delivers on its promise of being an engaging MMO set in the Fallout universe.
Axiom Verge 2
Axiom Verge 2 is a successful indie platformer that borrows elements from one of the best Nintendo Switch games, Metroid Dread. You’ll explore an alien world, discover new abilities, and gradually progress through segments of an interconnected map.
About downloading PS Plus free games
With the introduction of the PS Plus free games for January, the free PS Plus games for December 2022 are no longer available (if you added them to your PlayStation games library, you can continue to play them, don’t worry). Note: games don’t have to be downloaded; just added to your PlayStation games library before they exit.
The primary reason to get a PS Plus membership is online multiplayer, but these ‘free games’ have rounded out the value of Sony’s online service. It helps PlayStation Plus compete with Microsoft’s more robust offering (see our Xbox Game Pass Ultimate review and save $20 with our Xbox Game Pass discount code) which has become a Netflix-like on-demand gaming service. That’s why PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now have merged to form PlayStation Plus Premium, PlayStation Plus Extra, and PlayStation Plus Essential.
How to get the PS Plus free games
Get PlayStation Plus through this discount code to save $10 (you can’t stack multiple years anymore, but your pre-paid code won’t expire if you find the deal tempting. you’ll be able to turn off auto-renew and redeem it when it does expire)
Go to the PlayStation Plus tab on the PlayStation Store on your console
Add each of the four games to your library (you don’t have to download them but you do need to add them to your library)
You can also download them by logging into the PlayStation Store through the web and adding them to your library that way (will be faster for some people)
You’ll be able to add the three PlayStation Plus free games for January 2023 to your library until February 1. On February 1, new games will take over, and you’ll lose your chance to add these games to your PlayStation library. Adding the PS Plus games to your library doesn’t require downloading them and therefore doesn’t take up any hard drive or PS5 SSD storage space.
Why you shouldn’t wait on PS Plus free games
Should you buy PlayStation Plus today for these games? While online multiplayer is essential for some people, the free games for $60 a year MSRP (but $45 a year with a PlayStation Plus discount code) seems like a good value if you actually play with the PS5 (if you don’t have a console yet, check out the Target PS5, and Amazon PS5 restock guides along with the Sony Direct queue guide). This is despite the fact you don’t know if the PS Plus free games will be any good month-to-month.
But here’s why to get them right away: You won’t be able to add the January 2023 free PS plus games to your library after February 1. So my expert advice is that if you don’t have a PlayStation Plus membership, get it today or before the end of January to claim all of the PlayStation games this month and next month, and for the following ten months.
Can I keep PS Plus free games forever?
As long as you’re subscribed to PlayStation Plus, you can continue playing any free games added to your library. If you cancel your PS Plus subscription, all of the PS Plus free games and DLC become inaccessible.
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There is a caveat: if you resubscribe to PlayStation Plus, the free games added to your library would become playable again. So it’s worth getting PlayStation Plus if you see a free game to your liking.
What were the past PS Plus games?
If you missed out on past PS Plus games, there’s no way to turn back the clock. However, I can tell you the game list for the titles you missed.
PS Plus free games list December 2022
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
PS Plus free games list November 2022
Nioh 2 / Nioh 2 Remastered
LEGO Harry Potter Collection
PS Plus free games list October 2022
Hot Wheels Unleashed
PS Plus free games list September 2022
Need for Speed Heat
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
PS Plus free games list August 2022
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
PS Plus free games list July 2022
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Man of Medan
PS Plus free games list June 2022
God of War
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
PS Plus free games list May 2022
Curse of the Dead Gods
Tribes of Midgard
PS Plus free games list April 2022
Hood: Outlaws & Legends
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
Slay the Spire
PS Plus free games list March 2022
Sonic Team Racing
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends (PS4 or PS5)
PS Plus free games list February 2022
Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
Planet Rollercoaster (PS5)
PS Plus free games list January 2022
Persona 5 Strikers
Deep Rock Galactic
PS Plus free games list December 2021
Godfall: Challenger Edition
Lego DC Super-Villains
PSVR games: The Persistence, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Until You Fall
Are PSVR games ever part of the PS Plus free games list?
Sony has released PSVR games as part of its PS Plus free games membership perk before (see the list in December 2021), but we haven’t seen virtual reality games in the lineup in 2022. It’s unlikely to offer any more free PSVR games in the future, either.
Sony is prepping a new PS5 VR headset and we finally have a PSVR 2 pre-order date. However, the headset is backward-compatible with PSVR games, which is a real shame. Sony could have easily released PSVR sleeper hits (that not many people have tried) to the PlayStation Plus free games lineup when the new PSVR 2 hardware launched, which would have helped bolster the PSVR 2 games list at launch.
Sadly, that won’t be the case, but we may see some actual PSVR 2 titles release on PS Plus Essential in the future.
Updated: January 4, 2023