The Games of January 2016


January is typically a slow month for new game releases, but this January might be slower than ever. But a huge number of highly-acclaimed indie games will be making their way to the PS4 and Xbox One this month, so that’s something to look forward to. Read on to find out what other games will be available this month…

John Scalzo
I’m not much of a PC player, so I feel like I’ll finally get to see what all the fuss is about this month if I check out some of indie gaming’s biggest hits as they make their console debut. Specifically, I’m looking to dive into the tactical warfare of The Banner Saga, the strong emotions of Gone Home, and the war-torn This War of Mine: The Little Ones. I’m also planning on picking up Life Is Strange this month now that the entire episodic game has been put together in a collected edition.

But after all that bleakness, it’s probably a good idea to unwind with something amusing, and Lego Avengers looks like it’ll fit the bill.

Nicole Kline
Senior Editor
In January, I would love to finally play The Banner Saga, Gone Home, and Life Is Strange, which are all coming to PlayStation 4! Maybe I’ll put down Fallout 4 for long enough to play those games. And, of course, I’m interested in Final Fantasy Explorers, because it looks amazing, and I’ll give just about any Final Fantasy a chance.

Andrew Rainnie
UK Correspondent
January is usually a poor month for gamers, cash-strapped after Christmas, but there are a few releases I’d love to pick up. I have yet to enter the world of The Banner Saga, so its release on PS4 may spurn me to try it. Between that and The Witness, which looks like it can bring the magic and mystery of Myst to this current generation of gamers.

Mike Ryan
Staff Writer
Eh, January is pretty much a no-go for me as well. My inner comic book fan tells me to get Lego Avengers, but I think I can wait and delve into my backlog.

Continue on for a complete look at the January 2016 release schedule.

January 2016 Release Calendar

January 5, 2016

January 8, 2016

  • Lovely Planet (Xbox One)
  • Unepic (Xbox One)

January 12, 2016

January 15, 2016

January 19, 2016

January 20, 2016

  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (PC)

January 21, 2016

January 22, 2016

January 26, 2016

January 28, 2016

January 29, 2016

  • Bombshell (PC)
  • Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo (PC)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4, Xbox One)
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