The January 2022 PS Plus game have been confirmed – Get Deep Rock Galactic and more next week

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The PlayStation Plus games for January 2022 have been officially announced, with a fresh trio of free games for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 awaiting you next week. All three will be available to download from on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

What are the PS Plus January 2022 games?

Here’s the three game you’re getting from the PlayStation Plus update of the year:

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  • Deep Rock Galactic (PS5 | PS4)
  • DIRT 5 (PS5 | PS4)
  • Persona 5 Strikers (PS4)

(Persona 5 Strikers playable on PS5 via backward compatibility)

Let’s dive into what each game to see what they’re like

Deep Rock Galactic was originally released in mid-2020 for Xbox One and PC, having had a good stay in Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access. We were thoroughly impressed with the game, saying in our review:

“Ooh, aah, that’s how it always starts, then later there’s running and screaming. Deep Rock Galactic can be deceptively easy going at times, right up until the swarms of bugs come crawling out of the inky darkness to besiege you and your friends. Who knew space dwarf mining could be so fun?”

DIRT 5, meanwhile, launched alongside the new generation of consoles, a more arcade take on the series again to go alongside the more sim-racing spills of DIRT Rally 2.0. In our review, Tom said:

“DIRT 5 strips away the more serious elements of the franchise and puts all its eggs in one, arcade cabinet shaped, basket. At times a riot, in other areas a little repetitive and lacking in finesse, it nevertheless delivers on the concept of an adrenaline-fueled off-road racer. It’s a game that makes you sit forward in your seat and savour the joys of jumping a Dakar Rally Peugeot 3008 over a ravine.”

Last, but by no means least, Persona 5 Strikers continues the story of the sublime Persona 5, but takes on a new form as a musou brawler. Nic had lovely things to say about it when it released earlier this year.

“Persona 5 Strikers is an excellent welcome back party for the franchise. It takes a formula that is proven to work and takes it to a new place by adding a whole new combat system that allows you to play as the whole team, rather than the main character we’re all used to. This said, and although Persona 5 Strikers is excellent in its own right, there’s enough that’s been stripped back to make this game work that it can’t reach the lofty heights of the original.”

Can I still download the December 2021 PlayStation Plus Games?

Yes you can. The PlayStation Plus games for November are Mortal Shell and LEGO DC Super-Villains for PlayStation 4, and Godfall Challenger Edition on both PS4 and with a PS5 version, plus three bonus PSVR games which will remain on the service until 3rd January.

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3 Comments

  1. Deep rock Galactic is co-op only? What a shame, looks decent otherwise.
    And Persona just doesn’t appeal to me so it’ll be just Dirt 5 for me this month.
    Just as well though, i have plenty to be getting on with as it is.

    • Looks like it’s co-op, but you can play it solo and you get a robot helping you out. Sounds like people have been having fun with it on their own and it’s perfectly fine that way, but it’s more fun with other people. Although that probably only applies to playing it with people you know, and playing with random people probably just confirms what you think about people in general.

      Dirt 5 is fun, although doing all the events available still only gets you half way to the distance you need to drive for that final trophy. You may need to drive around in circles for hours to get the platinum. Luckily there are tracks people have built for just that purpose. So you just need patience and elastic bands to hold the trigger down for hours. Strong ones if playing on the PS5.

      • That’s good to know about DRG, cheers pal!

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