PlayStation Plus PS4 January

And that, as they say, is the end of that. The past twelve months have been impressive for PlayStation Plus, with Sony giving away over $1,300 worth of software. However, the premium subscription service did come under fire at some points in 2014, primarily due to the emphasis on some less than stellar indie titles. It looks like the manufacturer has taken that feedback to heart, as January's lineup promises a rip-roaring start to 2015. Don't forget that there's still time to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 in the platform holder's multiplayer competition, too.

PlayStation 4

inFAMOUS: First Light

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If you couldn't stand the smarmy smirk of Delsin Rowe in PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son, then its standalone prequel inFAMOUS: First Light should be more up your neon-soaked street. Starring punk princess Fetch, this adds plenty of replayability to a strong core formula by implementing combat arenas that are curiously compulsive. There's a ton more story to soak up if you're eager to return to Seattle, too.

The Swapper - Cross-buy with PS3 and Vita

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Puzzle platformers may be dime a dozen these days, but The Swapper stands out from the crowd with its home made backdrops and delicious soundtrack. Stranded in an isolated environment, you'll need to use a cloning device to escape from this ethereal otherworld. It can be a bit finicky at points, but this is one of those smaller budget titles that you really shouldn't overlook.

PlayStation 3

Prototype 2

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There was a time when Prototype was billed as a direct competitor to Sucker Punch's inFAMOUS series, so it's strange to see the two side-by-side in this month's PlayStation Plus lineup. The sequel does away with drab protagonist Alex Mercer, and puts you in the shoes of Sgt. James Heller instead. Your mission is to use your various superpowers to kill off the franchise's former lead – before he bores you to death.

DuckTales Remastered

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Something of a passion project for Capcom and WayForward, DuckTales Remastered is a gorgeous high-definition remaster of the Nintendo Entertainment System classic. Pairing vibrant sprites with stunning polygonal environments, this release plots the return of Scrooge McDuck's original voice actor Alan Young, and sees you pogo-jumping through dozens of refreshed stages.

PlayStation Vita

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition - Cross-buy with PS3

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Believe it or not, there was a time when Duke Nukem was one of gaming's biggest franchises – and Duke Nukem 3D underlined the potty mouthed protagonist's popularity. A port of the recent PC re-release, this is the definitive edition of 3D Realms' ginormous first-person shooter, packing tons of enhanced expansion packs alongside the original landmark release.

Woah Dave! - Cross-buy with PS4 at a later date

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The latest game by the team behind the BIT.TRIP series sees you attempting to survive an alien invasion while lining your pockets with as many pennies as possible. An unusual fusion of Chuck Rock and the original, old-school Mario Bros arcade cabinet, this may be worth keeping an eye on – despite its relatively low-budget looks.

What's taken your fancy this time, then? Are you looking forward to tripping the light fantastic in inFAMOUS: First Light, or are you curious just what the heck Woah Dave! is all about? Shout or scream in the comments section below.

Which PS Plus title are you most looking forward to in January? (51 votes)

  1. inFAMOUS: First Light53%
  2. The Swapper12%
  3. Prototype 210%
  4. DuckTales Remastered8%
  5. Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition18%
  6. Woah Dave!  0%

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