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Day of the Tentacle Remastered is free on PlayStation Plus during January

Titan Souls, The Swindle, and This War of Mine: The Little Ones are up for grabs, too.


Sony announced the latest round of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, headlined by Tim Schafer's Day of the Tentacle Remastered on PS4 and Vita.

Other free offerings up for grabs this month include This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4), Titan Souls (PS Vita, cross-buy on PS4), The Swindle (PS3, cross-buy on PS4 and Vita), Azkend 2 (Vita), and Blazerush (PS3). 

PlayStation Plus members can claim January's bundle of free games between now and February 7.

Considered one of the greatest games ever made, Day of the Tentacle is a point-and-click adventure that Schafer co-directed while at LucasArts, where it was also known as Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle. It's one that Shacknews editor and Modojo editor-in-chief Brittany Vincent comes back to time and again.

"I've sung the game's praises ten times over, but I don't think I'll ever be able to properly articulate why it is that it strikes such a chord with me," she wrote. "Perhaps it's megalomaniacal Purple and his insistence upon being an absolute heel at all times. Or maybe I'm attracted to that special kind of insanity Laverne possesses. There's one thing that's for certain: It has the honor of being one of the only games I find genuinely funny.

Schafer went on to found Double Fine and has been securing the rights to remaster games he designed while at LucasArts. A remaster of Grim Fandango was released in January 2015. Full Throttle, another of Schafer's point-and-click hits centered on biker gangs under threat of extinction by automotive corporations, is being remastered and will be released early this year.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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