PlayStation and Xbox have announced the January 2021 video games coming to both PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. For PlayStation Plus, two games will be available for the PlayStation 4 and one game will be available for the PlayStation 5. The Xbox Live Gold titles include two games for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, as well as two classic games you can play with Backward Compatibility.
PS Plus January 2021 Video Games
The January 2021 video games lineup for PlayStation Plus includes action adventure Shadow of the Tomb Raider and action RPG Greedfall, both available for the PlayStation 4 on January 5th. On the same day, PlayStation 5 owners with a PlayStation Plus membership can play a terrifying apex predator in the open world RPG Maneater. All games will be available until February 1.
Maneater (PlayStation 5)
Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas – a terrifying shark! Maneater is a single player, open world action RPG (ShaRkPG) where you are the shark. Starting as a small shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies – both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. Eat. Explore. Evolve. (buy at Amazon)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PlayStation 4)
Fight, explore, craft and survive amid the dense and perilous jungles of South America in Lara Croft’s biggest adventure to date as you race to save the world from a Maya apocalypse. Gather resources and master the unforgiving terrain. Outgunned and outnumbered, you need to use your surroundings to your advantage; strike from the shadows and use mud to camouflage your presence. Use advanced traversal techniques to reach long-forgotten tombs and negotiate deadly puzzles. (buy at Amazon)
Greedfall (PlayStation 4)
In this stunning action RPG, explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures. You’ll have complete freedom to shape your abilities, spells and skills and decide whether to complete objectives with combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth. Forge this new world’s destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions. (buy at Amazon)
Xbox Live Gold January 2021
In January on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, confront your childhood fears in Little Nightmares and survive against a horde of zombies to get the scoop of a lifetime in Dead Rising. And for the classic lineup via Backward Compatibility, take on the best fighters in the world in The King of Fighters XIII and utilize newfound powers and hand-to-hand combat in the suspenseful action title Breakdown.
Little Nightmares (Available January 1 to 31)
Help your character, Six, survive The Maw: a massive and mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking to make you their next meal. Reconnect with your inner childhood and unleash your imagination to escape the horrors within and find salvation. (buy at Amazon)
Dead Rising (Available Jan. 16 to Feb. 15)
In this remastered version of the original game, survive the flesh-hungry undead mob in the Willamette shopping center using a range of weapons at your disposal. As photojournalist Frank West, you’ll have 72 hours to fight off the zombie horde and discover the reason behind the outbreak. (buy at Amazon)
The King of Fighters XIII (Available January 1 to 15)
An upgraded version of the original arcade classic, utilize your Hyper Drive power gauge to let loose devastating strikes and combinations. Don’t miss out on this final chapter of the “Ash Saga,” full of anger and betrayal, which ends here. (buy at Amazon)
Breakdown (Available January 16 to 31)
Trapped inside a mysterious lab and unable to remember his past, Derrick Cole must fight his way out using his newfound extraordinary powers. Combining hand-to-hand combat, state-of-the-art weapons, and an intense story line, embark on a thrilling and suspenseful search for the truth in this first-person action-adventure title. (buy at Amazon)