For the Lazy:

  • Knack (PS4)
  • RIME (PS4)
  • Mugen Souls Z (PS3)
  • Spelunker HD (PS3)
  • Grand Kingdom (PS Vita & PS4)
  • Exiles End (PS Vita)
Discover the mystery of the relics and how Knack is connected to all of these…

Trophy Lists: For the Completionist Out There!

Note: Exile’s End doesn’t have a platinum for any of you wondering.

Explore this wonderful landscape at your leisure as you grow closer to the mysterious tower.

Trophy Challenge: Just try to get these… I dare you!

Take control of multiple characters in this S-RPG in the world of Mugen.

Trailers: Watch What They Show You!

Escape from these perilous caverns to see if you can live another day!

Hand Picked Reviews: Watch What Others Think!

Play on the go or on the living room as you command your kingdom in a plethora of ways

Trophy Guides: Wanna Get Ahead of the Game?

Explore this castle-like setting in the search of your crew and how you got stranded here.

Author’s Thoughts:

Welcome back to the new year! Hope you all had a fantastic 2017, but let’s get to the big meat of all of this and that is PS+ for February 2018! For the PS4, we managed to get the PS4 launch title Knack alongside the more recent game RIME. For Knack it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to most people as this has been in many lists of potential games to go on the free games list for some time now. As one of the first PS4 games, Knack feels right at home with it’s cartoon style graphics and fun, one off writing for many new system owners from the Holidays. Great for kids who want to get into gaming via the PS4, but provides something new to the table in terms of what the hardware can do. Now RIME was indeed a surprise to many, including myself. I was expecting this game to appear in this list sometime in the future, but it seems the future is now. I’m a sucker when it comes to games with beautiful views and a hint of mystery that drags the whole game until the very end. Games like Bound or Journey stick with me, and so will this one. Go at it blindly and look around the environment taking screenshots while playing this game.

Now let’s go back a generation to the PS3 line up of February 2018,  and start with Mugen Souls Z. This is a sequel to the first game, Mugen Souls, and was released almost 2 years ago. This is a strategy RPG that is akin to the Hyperdimension Neptunia & Fairy Fencer F, and if you don’t know about these game, I don’t blame you, but they’re worth looking into if you like these types of games. You play as a goddess in her quest to conquer twelve worlds and rule as the undisputed goddess. So if you’re into JRPGs and loads of grinding then you’ll get your money’s worth with this game. As for the next in the line up, we have Spelunker HD. Now I know what you’re thinking and you’d be right, this is like Spelunky although it predates Spelunky by a lot. This was originally a game from 1985 from the NES family of games that was remade from the ground up and released a year after Spelunky released. This game is exclusive to the PS3, and you can play up to 6 players online for maximum chaos and a bunch of worlds to discover it’s something you can spend your time on with friends.

Finally we have the PSVita, one with and without crossbuy. First off we have Grand Kingdom, this is a more Tactical RPG where you micromanage your kingdom from the very base it runs on to the units you control in this fictional continent of Resonail. Explore each of the four different nations with their own culture and technology at your disposal. You can play it on your PS4 as well so if you’re a fan of Tactical RPGs then you’re in luck! As for our final game, we have Exile’s End. Just a fair warning, this game isn’t a Metroidvania, but rather a classic take of early 90’s action adventure PC games like Flashback with thematic science fiction and 80’s anime influences and Amiga and Commodore 64 gameplay from the good old days of early videogames. My suggestion with this game, if you go in expecting something you will go out disappointed, which is a given due to how many jumped in expecting a Metroidvania when there isn’t and gave it a mixed review on it. So far looking into it, if you’re a fan of anything I mentioned before, sans Metroidvania, then you’re in for a treat.

That’s it for the PS+ Line Up for February! Remember to purchase or download the January 2018 selection of games, you can check the list right here and remember to look forward to playing these games if you haven’t already.

P.S. StormBlood VR is going to be the VR game for February so don’t worry about getting it.