PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service for PlayStation gamers that gives users access to premium features including early access to upcoming games, beta trials, regular store discounts of up to 75% off, and the ability to have system software updates and game patches downloaded and installed automatically to the console without prompting the user. The service also offers 10GB of internet storage space for up to 1,000 saved game files, a social network of friends and like-minded gamers, and best of all, a curated selection of free games each month across all PlayStation consoles — PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.
We’ll admit that as avid PlayStation gamers, we were pretty bitter at first about PlayStation’s decision to follow in the footsteps of rival Xbox Live and roll out their own paid subscription program in 2013, especially when we switched to the next-gen console that prohibited access to online multiplayer modes to non-subscribers. Faced with the crippling idea of no longer playing online multiplayer games (and Woman Tribune editor Holly is one of the top-ranked online Call of Duty players worldwide, just to give you an idea of how not-likely of an option that really was) and dropping $50 on a 12-month membership (the cheapest available option at just under $5/month), we have come to enjoy several of the PlayStation Plus features — most notably, access to such a high variety of free games each month.
Here’s the full list of games coming to PlayStation Plus in February.
Free Games for PlayStation Plus February 2016
Helldivers is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka. As part of the elite unit called the Helldivers, players must work together to protect Super Earth and defeat the enemies of mankind in an intense intergalactic war.
Nova-111 is a sci-fi themed turn-based adventure game with a real-time action twist. Explore alien worlds and combat fiendish alien creatures in your quest to restore the flow of time, all in the name of SCIENCE!
Nom Nom Galaxy
The makers of the PixelJunk series welcome you to Soup Co., Astroworker! As an integral part of the Soup Co. family, your mission is to explore the remote planets in search of tasty ingredients to make the galaxy’s most delicious soups and then rocket them into the gullets of our hungry customers.
Nom Nom Galaxy blends tower defense, sandbox exploration, co-op platforming, resource management, and construction into a unique interstellar experience!
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the long-awaited sequel and a continuation of the story originally set forth in the award-winning RPG Persona 4. Bringing the series full circle and tying together the plots of Persona 3 and Persona 4, fans will enjoy controlling beautifully animated character sprites and experiencing top-notch quality, fully voiced localization that brings the popular characters to life.
It’s all about the teams, the rivals, and the race in GRID Autosport. Race alongside a teammate, overcome key rivals, and satisfy team sponsors in ferocious races where every pass and position counts. In a huge career, specialize in your favorite racing discipline or conquer them all in an intense world of professional motorsport.
Control the fate of the lovable Lemmings with your fingertips in Lemmings Touch. Save the wacky Lemmings in over 100 perilous levels designed to take you closer to the action than ever before. Use Lemmings Touch powers to help guide the Lemmings to safety as you activate switches, slide platforms, and lift objects to clear the way to the exit. Explore wondrously themed, high resolution worlds including Crystal Caverns, Hell, Ancient Egypt, Space, and Candy Land.
You can gain access to these games on PlayStation Plus beginning February 2.
See the free games coming to Xbox Games with Gold February 2016.