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Once again it’s time for the next batch of PlayStation Plus games. This time around Sony proves they really care about their fans by finally providing the game they’ve all asked for: Knack. Sure there are six other games available, but also there’s Knack and that’s the most important thing here.

Yes, Knack. Originally a PlayStation 4 launch title, this platformer puts you in the role of the titular character. The golem is created from a bunch of individual pieces of ancient machinery, which means as you play the game you’ll collect parts and grow, or lose the parts and shrink. The game launched with iffy reviews and had a sequel named Knack 2 come out last year. You can read our review of it here.

The other PlayStation 4 game you’ll be getting this month is Rime. The game puts you in the role of a young boy who has washed up on a mysterious island. His only friend appears to be a cute fox. The two will explore the island trying to solve puzzles and discover the mystery behind the place. You can read our review of it here.

Don’t have a PlayStation 4? Don’t worry as the PlayStation 3 is getting two games too. First up is Spelunker HD, a multiplayer 2.5d puzzle platformer. Here you’ll team up with other players in order to get through levels while dodging traps. The other game you’ll get is Mugen Souls Z, a JRPG where an anime character that looks like a 14-year-old girl (but I’m sure is actually a 5000-year-old dragon) uses “fetish poses” to capture enemies. I’m not making this up.

The PlayStation Vita gets two games as well! First up is Exile’s End, a Metroidvania that hearkens back to the classics. The game has you playing as a soldier sent to investigate a mining colony that Earth has lost contact with. You can see our quick thoughts to learn more here. The other game you’ll get is Grand Kingdom. In this JRPG/board game hybrid, you’ll be conquering kingdoms while participating in turn-based combat. You can read our preview of the game here. Thanks to cross-buy, PlayStation 4 owners can also grab Grand Kingdom.

As a bonus, last month’s PlayStation VR game, Starblood Arena, will be available for this month as well. The game is a competitive multiplayer game where you pilot starships and try to shoot down other players in deathmatches so you can earn money to buy cool new things. Additionally, starting February 13th, PS+ owners can grab a special item pack for free to play game Gems of War. The pack will give you a special unit along with 10 rare gem keys and 2,500 souls to help level up your units.

The games will be available to grab starting February 6th. This means it’s your last chance to grab January’s games, which are Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series for the PlayStation 4, Sacred 3 and Book of Unwritten Tales 2 for the PlayStation 3, and Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness and Uncanny Valley for the PlayStation Vita.

How do you feel about this lineup? Excited for Knack? Excited I can stop making ‘but what about Knack?’ jokes at the end of every PS+ article? I know I am! Let us know how you feel in the comments below!


Samuel Guglielmo

Associate Review Editor

I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.