2016 is closing out and Sony wants to give gamers something nice to usher in the new year, so they're doing so by informing gamers about what free games they'll be able to pick up in January while subscribed to PlayStation Plus.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Over on the official PlayStation Blog, they roll through a quick list of the free games that players will be able to pick up for the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and a few PS3 games. The full list is below.

• Day of The Tentacle Remastered, PS4 (Cross buy on PS Vita)

• This War of Mine: The Little Ones, PS4

• Blazerush, PS3

• The Swindle, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4 and PS Vita)

• Azkend 2, PS Vita

• Titan Souls, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

The two games available in the month of January for PS4 include Day of the Tentacle and This War of Mine: The Little Ones. Both games are point-and-click adventure titles, but on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to thematic content and mature themes.

Day of the Tentacle is the Tim Schafer classic that came out back when LucasArts was on a roll, publishing some high-quality point-and-click games, first-person shooters, space simulators and third-person adventure games. Double Fine Productions re-released Day of the Tentacle as a remastered game for today's generation of gamer.

The title has yet to be succeeded by a newer point-and-click in terms of ingenuity and originality. The sequel to Maniac Mansion follows three teenagers as they travel through time, preventing catastrophe and the overthrowing of Planet Earth by the slug tentacles. The comedic game sees players using the three playable characters to pass objects through time, solve puzzles in quirky ways and meet some historical figures along the way. You could almost describe it as if the historical moments from Assassin's Creed III were written by Judd Apatow and illustrated by Ralph Bakshi.

Anyway, the game will be free for PS4 users throughout January as part of the PlayStation Plus offerings. This War of Mine's expansion pack entitled The Little Ones will also be part of the line-up. The game is a hard-hitting, hard-nosed, hard-boiled look at survivors attempting to struggle with day-to-day life while trapped in a war-torn city. It's no post-apocalyptic affair and there are no zombies or mutant aliens to battle. The daily struggles of life are the biggest challenges, where players will have to scavenge for food while raiders and other survivors are about, and they'll have to swipe medical supplies, weapons and other living necessities while attempting to stave off infection, hunger, bandits and other life-threatening obstacles.

This War of Mine: The Little Ones takes the whole thing up a notch by throwing kids into the mix. If you thought the original game was hard, try playing it while attempting to look after kids instead of just trying to keep grown adults alive.

I doubt PS3 gamers will be losing sleep over their offerings for PlayStation Plus in January, but PS Vita gamers might thoroughly enjoy Titan Souls. The game reminds me of a mix of Hyper Light Drifter meets Shadow of the Colossus. You can expect to start downloading the games this upcoming January.

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