In this new article we will talk about the many free games offered in January by the various monthly subscription services and more
Welcome back once again to our monthly column dedicated to video games available for free. Every month, thanks to some subscription services and company initiatives, so many titles are given away.
With all these free video games however there is always a risk of not being able to redeem someone in time. For this reason we have decided to write this article, in which we will tell you about the many free games offered in January by the various monthly subscription services and more.
Never fall behind
Many of the games we will talk about in this article will be free throughout January, but others will only during a certain period. For this reason, we recommend that you redeem the titles that interest you as soon as possible, so as to avoid unpleasant situations.
Also we remind you once again that to download most of the free games we will tell you about you will need to have the right subscription. Fortunately, however, many of these services have a free trial period which in some cases you can use to redeem the games that interest you.
PlayStation Plus - The free games of January 2021
As always, we start our list with the PlayStation Plus, the subscription service of Sony. As you know by now, the PlayStation Plus offers many advantages, such as the ability to play online on PS4 / PS5 and to load saves in the cloud, but it also allows you to redeem three free titles per month. Here are the free games available in January with the service:
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Maneater (PS5)
Sony is also offering PS Plus subscribers some really good titles this month. PS4 players will have fun with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the latest action adventure dedicated to the adventures of the young woman Lara Croft, Greedfall, a good fantasy RPG developed by Spiders, the team that worked on The Technomancer and Bond by Flame. If you are one of the lucky owners of a PS5, then you can play the role of the angriest shark of the seven seas with the next-gen version of Maneater.
Xbox Live Gold - January 2021 Free Games
Now touch all’Xbox Live Gold, the counterpart Microsoft of the PlayStation Plus. The free games we are going to tell you about are part of the program Games with Gold and are updated on a monthly basis. Be careful though, because some of these titles will be available only for some platforms and during specific periods. Here is the list of Games with Gold flanked by the platform and the period in which they will be available:
- The King of Fighters XIII (January 1st - 15th for Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S)
- Little Nightmares (January 1st - January 31st for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S)
- Breakdown (January 16 to 31 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S)
- Dead Rising (January 16 to February 15 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S)
After so many quite disappointing months, Microsoft has finally decided to offer some very interesting titles with his service. Fighting lovers will surely be happy to try The King of Fighters XIII, the exceptional thirteenth chapter of the well-known fighting game saga created by SNK, while those who prefer slower and darker titles can opt for Little Nightmares, a puzzle platformer set on a ship full of nightmare creatures.
If you want to recover instead some old glory from the past, Xbox Live Gold offers you the opportunity to play the first chapter of Dead Rising and Breakdown, a great first-person action from 2004 with a plot not to be underestimated.
Xbox Game Pass - The free games of January 2021
We still stay at Microsoft to talk dell’Xbox Game Pass. At the moment the stock of titles of the service is very large and, on a monthly basis, is enriched with new games. Usually several quality titles arrive every month and also this time the news is not out of place compared to the other months. Here is the list of new free games added to the service in January alongside the platform and the period in which they will be available:
- eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (available January 7 for console and Android)
- The Little Acre (available January 7 for console and Android)
- Injustice 2 (available January 7 for console, PC and Android)
- Torchlight iii (available January 14 for console and Android)
- Neoverse (available January 14 for PC)
- What Remains of Edith Finch (available January 14 for PC)
- YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (available January 14 for PC)
- The Medium (available January 28 for PC and Xbox Series X | S)
Also this time Microsoft has decided to add many really good titles. The ones that stand out the most are on the list PES 2021, the well-known football game from Konami, Injustice 2, a great fighting game with characters from DC Comics and comics What Remains of Edith Finch, a fascinating walking simulator published by Annapurna Interactive. Also don't forget that from January 28th it will be available to all subscribers The Medium, one of the first and most important Xbox Series X and Series S exclusives.
PlayStation Now - The free games of January 2021
Let's now move on to cloud gaming with the PlayStation Now, the streaming gaming service created by Sony. At the moment the PlayStation Now boasts a very large stock portfolio and every month is always enriched with so much new. Also, many of the games available for PS4 they can also be downloaded, thus offering the possibility to play them to those who do not have a very good connection. Here is the list of free games added to the service in January:
- BioShock: The Collection
- Frost Punk
- Surviving Mars
- The Crew 2
If you subscribe to Sony's service this month you will be able to take advantage of many really good titles. In case you are looking for games with a beautiful storyline, an immersive atmosphere and fun gameplay, then for sure you can't miss it BioShock: The Collection, a package containing the remastered versions of BioShock 1, BioShock 2 and BioShock: Infinite. Furthermore, in January, even fans of management and racing games will have bread for their teeth, as the former will be able to enjoy Frospunk and Suviving Mars, while the latter will have fun speeding through the streets of The Crew 2.
Google Stadia Pro - January 2021 Free Games
Let's talk now about Stadia, the Google streaming gaming platform. Although a subscription is not required to use Stadia, with the pro subscription you will have additional benefits, including many new titles every month. The new free games available in January are:
- F1 2020
- Hotline Miami
- Ary and the Secret of Seasons
Also this time Google offers to the subscribers of the titles not to be underestimated. The game that stands out the most on the list is F1 2020, but if you are not a fan of racing games, for sure you will also be able to appreciate excellent works Hotline Miami, a violent action with a top view, or Fig e Ary and the Secret of Seasons, two relaxing puzzle adventures really not bad.
Humble Choice - January 2021 Free Games
Now let's see what titles are offered to us this month by the service Humble Choice by Humble Bundle. Subscribers to this service have the option to redeem every month, depending on the type of subscription, 3 or 9 games. Plus, as usual, you'll also have access to a huge racceptance of DRM-free titles that you can download and play forever. Here are the free games available in January:
- PC Building Simulator
- Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
- Pathologic 2
- Warhammer: Chaosbane
- Total Tank Simulator
- Song of Horror Complete Edition
- Not Tonight
- Vampire: The Masquerade Shadows of New York
- Tales of the neon sea
- The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines
In this month's list there are a lot of quality games and very different from each other, but in the list they stand out more Pathologic 2, Song of Horror e Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. In addition we suggest you also take a look at some very interesting small titles such as Not Tonight, Total Tank Simulator e Deleveled.
Twitch Prime - January 2021 Free Games
Finally, we conclude our article as usual with the titles of Twitch Prime, Amazon's subscription service. Usually the platform always offers a lot of free games and even in January we were not disappointed. here are the Giochi 7 available for free with this month's subscription:
- Bridge Constructor Playground
- Sword Legacy Omen
- Alt Frequencies
- Along the Edge
- When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
- Void bastards
Also this month Twitch offers prime subscribers of the really good games. Particularly some of the best are overcooked, a hilarious cooperative cooking game e Void bastards, a roguelike FPS set in a galaxy full of drifting spaceships.
Never forget the Epic Games Store!
Thanks to this article you now know where to easily find most of the free games available in January. Our guide ends here, but if you're interested in really getting all the free games of the month, don't forget check out the Epic Games Store every Thursday. Fortunately, you can stay up to date on all the titles offered by this store thanks to the many dedicated articles on our site.
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