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Here are your free PlayStation Plus games for January 2023

PlayStation Plus subscribers get three free games in January.

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As the year draws to a close, it’s time for another batch of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Every month, active PlayStation Plus members of all tiers get access to a list of free games that they can claim throughout the month.

January brings three games for gamers, including a popular AAA RPG from just a few years ago.

Anyone with a PlayStation Plus subscription can claim these games starting on January 3. So let’s see what’s up for grabs.

Free PlayStation Plus games for January

January starts with Sony hooking up PlayStation Plus subscribers with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order places you in control of a young padawan who survived the purge of Order 66. You’ll have to fight to stay ahead of the evil Empire, using your Jedi training to help you along the way.

Next up for grabs in January is Fallout 76. Bethesda’s first foray into multiplayer Fallout, this game places you in a world ravished by nuclear war alongside other survivors.

It features all the quests, building, and exploration we know and love from the Fallout franchise.

Finally, you can snag the exploration platformer Axiom Verge 2 for free with PlayStation Plus in January.

Axiom Verge 2 introduces brand new characters and gameplay alongside an alternate, Earth-like world. Explore the vast world as you hack and slash your way through this traditional platformer.

Get your free PlayStation Plus games now

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That does it for this month’s free PlayStation Plus games. Remember, all you need is a PlayStation Plus Essentials subscription to snag these free games.

The games will go up for grabs on January 3 and will be available to claim for around a month. You also still have until January 2 to snag last month’s free PlayStation Plus games.

Once you claim these games, they’re yours forever as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus account.

PlayStation Plus Premium and Extra game catalog additions

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In addition to those free games every month, PlayStation Plus Premium and Extra subscribers get a couple extra benefits.

Extra and Premium members get access to a huge library of rotating games that they can play for free.

And for Premium subscribers, the highest subscription tier, you also get access to an ever-growing list of classic PlayStation titles.

On January 17, the platform is adding several games to the Game Catalog:

The Game Catalog is similar to Xbox’s Game Pass catalog. PlayStation adds new games every month, giving you tons of variety in the games that you can choose from with your subscription.

This month PlayStation is adding some great titles to the list. For example, Back 4 Blood is the long-awaited follow-up to the Left 4 Dead series. It’s a co-op zombie shooter full of blood, guts, and gore.

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It’s also adding Dragon Ball FighterZ, where you can take control of your favorite Dragon Ball characters in 3v3 Tag battles.

Or you can try Life is Strange, the award-winning adventure game where you can rewind time and shape the future.

A fan-favorite series also joins the Game Catalog with Just Cause 4: Reloaded. Choose from a wide range of weapons, vehicles, and gear as you experience this action-packed story.

Full list of games coming to the PS Plus Game Catalog on January 17:

You can play all these games on PS4 and PS5 through backward compatibility.

You’ll have access to these games as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus Premium or Extra subscription or until PlayStation rotates them out of the catalog.

If you subscribe to PlayStation Plus’s highest tier, the Premium tier, you get access to the Classics catalog.

And Sony is adding three more games to the Classics catalog for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers on January 17:

  • Syphon Filter 3 (PS1)
  • Star Wars Demolition (PS1)
  • Hot Shots Golf 2 (PS1)

For fans of classic PlayStation games, the Classics catalog is a feature you’ll want to take full advantage of.

Take full advantage of your PlayStation Plus benefits

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The PlayStation Plus subscription has evolved drastically in the past year. And you’ll want to take full advantage of all of its features.

Whether you subscribe to the Essential tier or go all out with Premium, the service has something to offer every month.

Be sure to check the PlayStation Store regularly to keep up with the latest PlayStation Plus perks.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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