You might think PlayStation Plus subscription is expensive, but that £50 a year includes a bunch of free games. Each and every month, Sony trots out a new selection of games you can download for free all month and then keep and play forever, as long as you maintain your Plus subscription. You’ll always find at least a couple of PlayStation 4 picks, along with games for PS3 and Vita as well.
Looking for a heads-up on which games you can grab right now and soon ahead? We’ve got you covered: these are the UK’s PlayStation Plus freebies for February 2019, which will be available to download starting 5 February. And if you didn’t grab January’s free downloads yet, then scroll further down for a quick look at those titles.
Note that February 2019 is the final month for new PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita releases for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Beginning in March, only PlayStation 4 games will be given out.
FREE ON PLAYSTATION PLUS IN FEBRUARY 2019
Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4)
The stealth assassin is back in action in Hitman: The Complete First Season, which compiles all of the sandbox-style levels released for this reboot. Execute each kill however you please – and then find a completely different way to get the job done the next time around.
For Honor (PS4)
Ubisoft’s weapon-swinging action game has developed a cult following for its tactical combat, and now the player base could get a lot larger now that it’s a PlayStation Plus freebie. Grab an axe and get out there on the battlefield in February.
This cartoonish indie game finds the middle ground between tower defence and puzzle games, letting you assemble your defences by shifting blocks… and then unleash hell on all manner of oddball attackers.
Rogue Aces (PS4/Vita)
Rogue Aces might not look like much at a glance, but this side-scrolling dogfighter is absolutely action-packed, letting you shoot down rival planes and make bombing runs in procedurally-generated levels. It’s surely a must-play on Vita, and is playable on PS4 too.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS4)
Hard to believe it’s been more than a decade since this massive game released, but it’s a welcome send-off to the PS Plus PS3 offerings. Konami’s stealth-action classic is a huge, weird, and brilliant adventure that’s well worth looping back on today.
Divekick is a hilarious indie fighting game that distills the genre down to two buttons: dive and kick. That’s it. You can’t even use the d-pad or analog stick to get around. Add in goofy characters and you’ve got a fun PS3 diversion for this month.
STILL AVAILABLE THROUGH 4 FEBRUARY
It’s the ideal time of year to hit the slopes, but if you don’t have fresh powder nearby or the gusto to set off down a mountain, hop into Steep instead. Ubisoft’s open-slopes sandbox lets you drop in on a snowboard or skis, or don a wingsuit or paraglider to get around and find some thrills.
Portal Knights (PS4)
Portal Knights kind of looks like a less-clunky Minecraft at a glance, but while it keeps some of that mining and crafting hook, it’s much more of a role-playing experience with co-op action in the mix. Enlist a few pals, suit up, and get to hacking and slashing already.
Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (PS4/Vita)
Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion has a clear, albeit very niche visual inspiration: the work of RPG maker Vanillaware (Odin Sphere). This 2D role-player doesn’t quite hit the same heights as that studio’s output, but Vita fans in particular might appreciate this freebie.
Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PS3)
This PlayStation 3 bundle remasters Hideo Kojima’s robot-battling gems from the PS2. The original was best known for housing the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo (but was actually great on its own), while the sequel amped up the style. Both are very cool.
Harmonix is best known for its plastic instrument games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but Amplitude hearkens back to the studio’s earlier button-tapping cult favourites, albeit with a new coat of polish. Leap from instrument to instrument as you rapidly assemble each song.
Super Mutant Alien Assault (Vita)
Speaking of having something to play on you PlayStation Vita – Super Mutant Alien Assault recently made the leap to Sony’s handheld, delivering frantic arcade-style 2D blasting. It’s strongly inspired by Super Crate Box, already one of the Vita’s top games, but still looks fun all the same.