If you’re one of the lucky ones who has been able to secure a PlayStation 5 in the early months of its lifecycle, your PlayStation Plus subscription is about to reward you. Not only is February’s PlayStation Plus lineup giving subscribers the definitive version of Game Informer‘s 2019 Game of the Year, Control, but it’s also adding an all-new PlayStation 5 game to your library on day one, as well as an often-overlooked PS4 gem with a touching story and clever puzzles.
As previously mentioned, the February 2021 PlayStation Plus lineup kicks off with Remedy Entertainment’s Control: Ultimate Edition. This version, which is cross-generational (meaning it works on both PS5 and PS4), includes the critically acclaimed base game, as well as the two expansions: The Foundation and AWE. If you’re unfamiliar with Control, you step into the shoes of Jesse Faden, a women who travels to the Federal Bureau of Control in New York to search for answers about her past. However, right before she arrives, a mysterious force known as The Hiss invades, wreaking havoc on The Oldest House. Jesse must obtain and master newfound power as she steps into the role of the Director and attempts to fight back the Hiss invasion and uncover mysteries about what it is and how it’s connected to her. The PlayStation 5 version utilizes the various features of the DualSense controller, and offers a 60 FPS performance mode or a 30 FPS graphics mode with ray-tracing. To learn more about Control, check out our coverage hub from when the game graced our cover in 2019.
Next up is Destruction AllStars, an all-new demolition derby game exclusive to PlayStation 5. This 16-player online multiplayer game delivers four game modes (including the single-player Mayhem mode) that task you with causing as much chaos behind the wheel as humanly possible. If your vehicle isn’t up to the task of pleasing the crowd, you can leave it behind and utilize your character’s parkour skills to get the job done. Each character has distinct abilities, as well as a unique vehicle for you to master.
Rounding out the February 2021 lineup is Concrete Genie. This adventure game from Pixelopus puts a magic paintbrush in your hand and tasks you with cleaning the polluted town of Denska. Once you clean the pollution away, you can use your Living Paint to create genies who use their powers to help you solve puzzles and escape the bullies that are chasing you. You can also throw on a PlayStation VR headset to enhance the experience.
Control: Ultimate Edition is available on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 from February 1 until March 1, while Concrete Genie is available for PlayStation 4 during that same time frame. Concrete Genie is playable on PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. Destruction AllStars is available on PlayStation 5 from February 2 to April 5. Those who have thus far missed out on January’s PlayStation Plus games (Maneater for PS5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Greedfall for PS4) have until February 1 to add them to their library.