Predicting the PlayStation Plus ‘free’ games for February 2016

Predicting the PlayStation Plus 'free' games for November 2015

So 2016 saw me get off to a bad start with no correct results for my monthly PlayStation Plus predictions. However, in my defence I did predict Grim Fandango the previous month so was only just off! I also shortlisted Hardware Rivals and Nihilumbra for my January predictions before ultimately deciding others were more promising choices. Still, for February I’d be looking to break my duck for 2016.

As is customary I’ve first checked to see what games are due to be released on the date of the first day of the next PlayStation Plus session – in this case February 2nd. This brings up Crypt of the Necrodancer (PS4, Vita) Not a Hero (PS4) and Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – while the first two look like likely candidates. However Gravity Rush already has an advertised price which would seem to rule it out, and just recently the developers of Crypt of the Necrodancer have confirmed it won’t be part of the PlayStation Plus lineup. Following on from this Ninja Senka DX (PS4, Vita) and Stories: The Hidden Path (PS4) are both pencilled in for a February release but without a date which seems suspiciously vague.

The next step in my usual process is to rule out games that are or have recently been on sale which this months invalidates a major number of games including Mortal Kombat X, Diablo 3, Divinity, various Assassin’s Creed titles, ZOMBI, Far Cry 4, Shadow of Mordor, The Evil Within, Alien: Isolation, SOMA, Batman: Arkham Knight, Tomb Raider, Game of Thrones, Wolfenstein, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Legend of Korra, Rayman Legends, Sleeping Dogs, Axoim Verge, Hotline Miami 2, Murdered: Soul Suspect, The Talos Principle, Blood Bowl 2, The Escapists, Goat Simulator, Godzilla, Titan Souls, South Park: The Stick of Truth, LA Noire, Max Payne 3, Resident Evil Relevations, SteinsGate, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Saints Row: The Third, Danganronpa, Ys: Memories of Celceta and Hatoful Boyfriend.

I’ve championed it several times before without success but the absence of Child of Light from any of the sales means I’m willing to take another risk on it, and to round off my predictions I’ll take a wild guess at a title I haven’t shortlisted before with Another World.

PS4 predictions:

Not a Hero

Child of Light (cross-buy)

Another World (cross-buy)

Ninja Senka DX (cross-buy)

PS3 predictions:

Child of Light (cross-buy)

Another World (cross-buy)

Vita predictions:

Ninja Senka DX (cross-buy)

Another World (cross-buy)

In the next few days we’ll see if I’ve managed to get any right myself.  In the meantime please leave your predictions in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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