Free Games for PS Plus & Xbox Live in January 2018

Ben Stegner 03-01-2018

2018 is here, so it’s time for the first batch of free games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscribers Xbox Live vs. PlayStation Plus: What Do You Get With Each? If you're got a PS4 or Xbox One, you've probably thought about subscribing to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. Let's see what they offer gamers for the price. Read More . Here’s what you can download to kick off the new year!


Xbox Live

First up, on Xbox One, you can play The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III. In the final chapter of this action hack and slash game, you play as a monster hunter in a strange land. The other Xbox One title is ZOMBI, a port of a Wii U survival horror game.

Xbox 360 players, as well as Xbox One players through backwards compatibility, can download two other games. The first is Tomb Raider: Underworld, one of Lara Croft’s many adventures The Enduring Legacy of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider Tomb Raider's Lara Croft is one of the most important and studied video game characters ever. Let's take a glimpse into her appeal, her legacy, and what she means to gaming. Read More but not a particularly noteworthy one. Second is Army of Two, a co-op third-person shooter that’s designed around teamwork. Note that the servers for online play went offline long ago.

PlayStation Plus

On PS4, players can grab Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, an action/stealth RPG in the long-running franchise. Also on PS4 is Batman: The Telltale Series, giving the Dark Knight the usual Telltale story-driven treatment.

PS3 owners receive Sacred 3, a hack and slash brawler that received mostly negative reviews. You can also download The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, a classic point-and-click game set in a fantasy world.

Finally, those with a PS Vita will receive Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, a visual novel where you follow the story of two detectives. The other Vita game is Uncanny Valley, a 2D survival horror game. Both Vita titles are also available on PS4 thanks to Cross-Buy.


As a bonus, PS Plus members can download Starblood Arena [No Longer Available], an arena space shooter designed for PS VR PlayStation VR Review Sony has finally released their low-cost headset to the world, along with a slew of Playstation games that support the device. Is it worth it? Read More , free through March 6.

Do any of the free games for this month excite you? What games do you plan to play in 2018? Let us know down in the comments!

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