PS Plus faced growing criticisms in the last few months of 2021, in large part due to the selection of monthly free games. One of December’s free games was blasted as a “glorified demo“, while just a few months before was labeled as an insulting new low for the service.
Fortunately, things seem to be on the up and up. January’s free games are action-RPG Persona 5 Strikers, racing game Dirt 5, and sci-fi shooter Deep Rock Galactic, and the majority of subscribers seem to be loving them so far.
Over on the PlayStation Plus Subreddit, XX__MEMEEYBOI__XX showered the month’s selections with praise, hailing them as the best PS Plus has offered “in a long, long time”. It’s rare and much-needed praise for the service, and a sentiment others seem to agree with.
“As a PS5 owner Dirt 5 is exactly what i was looking for,” they wrote. “Great driving great graphics and most of all great haptics. The way the gas and brake fight you it’s absolutely amazing.”