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Free-to-play games Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners must try out in January

Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscribers can enjoy some cool free games this month

Santanu Basu 18 January 2018, 11:10 PM
Best PS4 and Xbox One free games in January

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Buying games regularly for your favourite consoles is a costly affair. With most big games costing around Rs 3,500-Rs 5,000, it's a good idea to save up for these big releases lined up throughout the year.

But what do you do when you have already completed the last game you got (multiple times of course) and are saving up for the next big release you have your eyes on? Staying off gaming for months is obviously not an option and neither is investing in a game that isn't quite on your list, right?

Well, fear not. There's a way. If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription for your PS4 or an Xbox Gold subscription for your Xbox One, both consoles let you access a few games every month for free. T2 Online lists down some of the free-to-play games every PS4 or Xbox One owner must try this month.

PlayStation 4

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The action RPG classic is the highlight of PS4 freebies for the month of January. The latest offering of the Deus Ex franchisee places the player into the shoes of Adam Jensen, who is tasked with taking down a terrorist group. There are multiple ways to achieve the final objective- as a stealthy detective or a tech-enhanced killing machine, or a hybrid of both. The 2016 release is a great option to try out in case you haven't yet.

Batman: The Telltale Series

The first season of the Batman: The Telltale Series will be up for free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this month. The game is a unique take on Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman, where players have to play roles of both to successfully finish the game. The storyline is driven by player decisions which lead to branching storylines. The comic book style visuals in the game are stunningly fresh.

Uncanny Valley

Originally released for the PS Vita, Uncanny Valley is an adventure game where players need to survive the horrors of a mysterious isolated facility by solving puzzles. There's a unique consequence system built in the gameplay which makes every action and decision you take in-game detrimental to what follows and the final outcome.

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

It game based on a popular manga-turned-anime gives you a very Minority Report meets Underworld vibe. The game was already free to play on PS Vita but was a paid download for PS4 before this month.

Xbox One

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III

The game is the final chapter of the Van Helsing trilogy. Players take up the mantle of the iconic monster hunter in the gothic-noir action-RPG. So grab your whip and crossbow and prepare to face your deadliest enemy yet. The game is free to download until January 31.

Zombi (January 16 to February 15)

Step into London in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and fight your way through. The action comes thick and fast and is often repetitive like many zombie apocalypse-based games. But what makes the game stand apart is its unique death system. If you die in-game, the character is added to the zombie horde and will be hunting you during your next attempt to clear the game. What's worse, all resources like weapons, bullets and health packs you might have accumulated before dying stays with the fallen character- who is now a zombie. You can, however, retrieve the items once you find and manage to kill your last fallen avatar. The game also has plenty of NPC (non-playable characters) with very engaging back stories.

Happy gaming, folks!

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