PlayStation Now new games for January 2022 revealed — MK11, Final Fantasy XII, and more

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The PlayStation Now new games for January 2022 have been revealed on the PlayStation Blog. The fresh collection will be available from Tuesday, January 4th. It is a varied selection this month.

Mortal Kombat 11


Mortal Kombat 11 is on PlayStation Now, so you can rip out all the hearts and brains and lungs and... ew, is that a spine? You've gone too far, Frost, too far. While the gore always takes the headlines, developer NetherRealm has made a fighter underneath all of that that exceeds its carnage-filled style. Fighting is snappy and responsive, with a smart implementation of damage feedback and deep combos to rip through your opponent. For newcomers, there is a tutorial mode that is unrelentingly broad and in-depth. When you take the fight online, MK11 is regarded as one of the most stable ways to get your fighting fill. While you might have to watch out for cosmetics and DLC packs, the single-layer story is as great as ever from the series. A worthy fight is to be had here.

Final Fantasy XII — The Zodiac Age


Final Fantasy XII — The Zodiac Age is possibly the least recognisable Final Fantasy since IX, but that doesn't make it any less worthy of your time. Transported from PS2 to PS4, imagine this game as a combination of Star Wars thematics and more traditional high-fantasy/steam-punk trapping we are used to from the series. Without the random encounters of past games and a new real-time battle system, it does have a slightly different feel than the Final Fantasy games of old. However, universally praised on the PS2 on release and with its new coat of paint, this is one for any JRPG fan.

Kerbal Space Programme: Enhanced Edition


We love Kerbal Space Programme: Enhanced Edition here at TT. Why? You get to build rockets to go to space and blow them up as you quickly realise you forgot to attach that booster with that metal bracket making the whole thing is unbalanced. It is now careening into the earth, and you are quickly filling out the death certificates so you can move on and think about getting your next creation into the air (spoiler: you failed, it didn't leave the launch pad). If you ever make it to space, you will find a physics sim so deliriously obsessed with detail that it might make you cry with glee. Space stations, moon bases, slingshotting around suns, stranded Kerbal astronauts... it's all there. It's all great.

Super Time Force Ultra


Super Time Force Ultra is a bit of game design genius. You are basically playing a Christopher Nolan platformer. Time is vital. You run through levels but can reverse the flow of time as you please. This results in you being able to play in co-op with yourself as you negotiate six different time periods. A gem not to be missed!

Fury Unleashed


Fury Unleashed is a roguelike with comic book looks and big guns. The platform has the normal gameplay loop of trying to get further and further into the world to unlock permanent upgrades for your next runs after you inevitably die. With a jungle, a Nazi base, and an alien mothership to explore, this one is certainly one to watch the trailer for before you start getting hooked.

Unturned


Unturned initially broke out on PC with its free form open-world sandbox environment stuffed with zombies. The fun is in playing with your friends, either on split-screen or on 24-player capacity severs. The low-production values are a laugh that can be enjoyed by all, making this a fun little PlayStation Now addition!

What do you think of the games this month? Let us know in the comments, and we will see you there!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.