The PlayStation Plus free games lineup for February 2018 is here and it brings a momentous moment in Instant Game Collection History: Knack has arrived after years of pleading comments and social media posts. The weird little floating spike man is in good company, as this month also brings along adventure-puzzler Rime and clever strategy RPG Grand Kingdom, just for a start. This selection of games will be available starting on Tuesday, February 6, so make sure you claim January's set before then.
February 2018 free PS Plus games
Knack (PS4): Knack has been one of the most-requested additions to the PS Plus games lineup ever since it launched alongside PS4 in 2013, and here it finally is - the family friendly, critically not-so-liked action adventure is all yours. I wonder if we'll have to wait this long for Knack 2 to be free?
Rime (PS4): Rime is a picturesque adventure through huge, puzzle-filled ruins. Your character never speaks, and the story is delivered mostly through the environment or cryptic cut scenes. Rime makes no effort to hide its love for Ico, but you know what? That's OK. Ico is a really good game.
Grand Kingdom (PS4, PS Vita): The tactical combat of this turn-based JRPG is the star, combining lane-based strategy and reflex-rewarding action prompts that can easily alter the turn of battle. Plus, there are a bunch of campaigns to play through. It should keep you busy for a while.
Exile's End (PS Vita): Retro-inspired sidescrollers are common these days, but they're usually throwbacks to games like Metroid or Mega Man. Exile's End is more concerned with demanding arcade action, challenging players with tons of enemies and an ever-ticking play clock.
Spelunker HD (PS3): Spelunky fans take note: the original version of Spelunker was a clear source of inspiration for Mossmouth's endlessly replayable cave adventure. This game jazzes up the original Spelunker's visuals but makes it no more approachable - almost everything still kills you in a single hit.
Mugen Souls Z (PS3): Well, you can grind your characters up to level 9,999, do billions of hit points worth of damage, and witness nigh-endless anime cheesecake. You probably already know whether you'll dig Mugen Souls Z or not.
Bonus PSVR game (free from January 2 through March 6): StarBlood Arena
January 2018 free PS Plus games
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)
- Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4)
- Uncanny Valley (PS4 and PS Vita)
- Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PS4 and PS Vita)
- Sacred 3 (PS3)
- The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PS3)
- Bonus EU PS4 game: That's You!