The first PlayStation Plus games of 2021 have been announced by Sony for the PS4 & PS5. Maneater is available for subscribers on the PS5, with that console-only version. The third and final part in the latest Lara Croft trilogy Shadow of the Tomb Raider is available for PS4, alongside Spider’s Greedfall. Both are also available on PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility. All three games can be downloaded on Tuesday, January 5th. Here is a more in-depth look at some of the games you will be playing in just a few days time.
Maneater was a huge surprise to the gaming community when it released earlier this year. A new and improved PS5 version released with the launch of the console. Maneater is a unique RPG that allows you to play as the oceans deadliest creature – a shark. In our review, we said the game “shouldn’t be missed”.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The third title in its new trilogy, Shadow of the Tomb Raider released with mostly positive reviews in September 2018. This time developed by Eidos-Montreal, Lara is tasked with the objective to finally take down trinity in her final adventure that began in the 2013 reboot. With a new release expected soon, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a great way to get into the franchise or entice returning fans.
Another RPG is included with this month’s free games with Greedfall. First released in September 2019, the Focus Home Interactive game launched with mixed reviews, currently sitting at a 72 on Metacritic (PS4 version). Most players will possibly see this title as the least exciting out of the three, but is another free game for all PlayStation players to sink their teeth into to try and avoid the January blues.
For those who haven’t downloaded December’s PS Plus offering (Just Cause 4, Rocket Arena, and Worms Rumble), you still have until the 4th January.