PlayStation Plus Free Games February 2023

Have any of you set some New Year’s Resolutions? Did those Resolutions happen to be related to trophy hunting? If so, Sony could help you with that, as they have just announced their next roll-out of PlayStation Plus free games February 2023 available for download on Tuesday, February 7.

First, for both the PS4 and PS5, there’s the multiplayer survival horror Evil Dead: The Game. Based on the Evil Dead franchise and featuring characters from both the films and TV series, players select either co-op or PvP and embark on quests that have you battling – or defending – demons and monsters.

Next, for both the PS4 and PS5, there’s OlliOlli World, the 2022 skateboarding game and the third title in the OlliOlli series. Take on side quests, and chain tricks to boost your combos in this game with a hand-drawn art style.

For the PS4, there’s Mafia: Definitive Edition, the 2020 remake of the original 2002 Mafia released on the PS2 and Xbox. Taking place in the 1930s, follow Tommy Angelo, the Sicilian American who climbs from being a cab driver to a gangster in the Salieri crime family.

Lastly, for both the PS4 & PS5 is the Destiny 2 expansion Beyond Light, which takes players to Jupitor’s icy moon Europa where they must face the Fallen Kell Eramis. And don’t worry if you don’t yet have the core Destiny 2 game, as it became free-to-play on October 1, 2019.

Among the PlayStation Plus free games February 2023 line-up, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Evil Dead: The Game, and OlliOlli World each of a Platinum trophy to unlock. Also, it should be noted that the Destiny 2 expansion Beyond Light does not include any additional trophies.

Among these three Platinums, the easiest to acquire would be for Mafia: Definitive Edition. The Platinum for this title is of average difficulty, and only requires around 20 hours of gameplay.

Unlocking the Platinum for Evil Dead: The Game is not exactly difficult in itself, though it will require many hours of gameplay – well over 100 hours.

Lastly, the Platinum for OlliOlli World can be quite challenging, especially for those new to the OlliOlli franchise. The Platinum can take around 35 hours, though this is heavily skill-dependent.

Mafia III Trophy Guide

Mafia III Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **  A third-person action adventure set in an open world, and the next installment in the Mafia series. The Platinum is not particularly difficult as it can be played on Easy mode, though requires a fair bit of time.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Mafia III ** 56 Hangar 13 U.S. 50 4 1 0 30

Mafia III

Mafia III is a third-person action adventure set in an open world, and the next main entry in the Mafia series following the 2010 Mafia II. The game takes place in the fictional city of New Bordeaux, based on New Orleans, where players can traverse either on foot or by vehicle, completing missions and objectives through a variety of approaches.

Set in 1686, Lincoln Clay is a war vet returning from Vietnam to a turf war in New Bordeaux, between his father's family and the Haitian mob. It is soon up to Lincoln to build a new crime organization and seek his revenge.

Mafia III received mixed reviews with an average score of 68%, praised for its interesting story, engaging characters, and overall presentation, though criticized for having repetitive gameplay, a seemingly empty environment, and technical issues.

This is a high 2-star rating, due to the time required. The game is not difficult, as you can play on Easy mode, and there are no online trophies to worry about. However, the Platinum will require at least two playthroughs, one where you "flip," or recruit, informants and bosses, and another where you'll kill them. Since it's possible to mess up the flipping and therefore miss the trophies, a third playthrough may be required.

Expect anywhere between 45-60 hours for the Platinum, heavily dependent on how many playthroughs are performed.

Two playthroughs are required for the Platinum, one for flipping, the other for killing. It's up to you which playthrough you wish to do first.

For the flip playthrough, you will need to flip all the racket bosses, by acquiring information on them through wiretapping the areas closes to the boss you plan to take down. There are 16 racket bosses you will need to flip to ultimately get The New Boss trophy. As long as you wiretapped the locations correctly, you will receive the option to either flip or kill that boss, which in this case you should always choose to flip. If done incorrectly, than Lincoln will automatically kill him. It should also be noted that there are two racket bosses who are automatically killed in the story, and therefore do not count towards the trophy.

In addition to the bosses, you will also need to flip 15 racket informants through the same means. Wiretap the areas closes to that informant, and flip him when the option presents itself.

During this playthrough, you should also work towards the We're In This Together trophy for keeping all three underbosses alive, by distributing the districts equally among them. If one of the three underbosses receives less districts than the other, than that underboss will leave and Lincoln will be forced to kill them.

The point of no return is the mission where you go after Sal Marcano for the Yet Here We Are trophy. Make sure all side quests have been completed before continuing on. Also, be sure to check out the Mafia III trophy guide links under our Links tab to see which trophies you can unlock at this point, before completing the game.

For the kill playthrough, you will still be wiretapping the areas closest to the racket bosses and informants, but instead selecting the Kill option rather than flip. Also, if you've managed to unlock the We're In This Together trophy during your flip playthrough, than this is your chance to give all the districts to whichever underboss you like. This will force Lincoln to kill the other two, and unlock the Just You And Me trophy, as well as the Big Earner trophy for receiving $10,000 from the underboss you selected to keep alive.

If all went well, you should have the Platinum trophy by the end of the second playthrough. If not, you'll need to start up a third, and work on whichever trophies you missed. Again, check out the Mafia III trophy guide links to see what you are missing and their requirements.

First, here's a Walkthrough on IGN:

And a useful Walkthrough by Redemption:

And burqawitz has a text-based Walkthrough here:

Here's a great Trophy Guide which includes all the DLC, by yewjhin and Jerry Appleby:

Hogie838 and Hogie838ire have a great Trophy Guide here:

And a useful Trophy Guide by PowerPyx, with plenty of videos:

And vhayste has a useful Trophy Guide here:

And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4) by BiggD and Barad:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List:

Mafia II Trophy Guide

Mafia II Trophy Guide. Difficulty: **  A third-person action title and a direct sequel to the 2002 Mafia, set in the 1940’s America. A playthrough on Hard mode is required for the Platinum, as well as some grinding, but nothing too difficult.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Mafia II ** 48 2K Czech Czech Republic 35 10 2 0 20

Mafia II

Mafia II is a third-person action game, and a direct sequel to Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven released in 2002 on the PS2 and Xbox. The game is set in fictional American cities during the late 40's and early 50's.

Vito Scaletta is a petty thug and son of a poor Italian immigrant who dreams of a better life. After meeting a local criminal named Joe Barbaro, the two get involved in the world of organized crime, making a name for themselves as they climb the ranks in the mafia.

Mafia II was met with positive reviews, with an average score of 81%, praised for its exciting action, engaging story, and overall fun.

If played on Hard mode, it's possible to get the majority of the trophies - if not all - in one playthrough, with some possible mopping-up afterwards via chapter select. Hard mode is not particularly difficult, nor are the majority of the trophies. Just a bit of grinding is involved.

Overall, you could probably earn this Platinum in around 20 hours or so.

If you wish to avoid more than one full playthrough, we recommend starting the game on Hard difficulty, to unlock the Tough Nut trophy. There are some story-related trophies which you'll automatically collect along the way, but for the most part, it's up to you whether to nab all the trophies during your playthrough, or simply enjoy the story and use the chapter select after.

There are three sets of collectibles to find. Playboys for the Ladies' Man trophy, wanted posters for the Card Sharp trophy, and cars for the Petrol Head trophy. Again, it's up to you whether to use one of the collectible guides in our Links page and seek these out during your initial playthrough, or wait and use the chapter select.

After finishing the game, simply use the chapter select to unlock any last remaining trophies. Be sure to check out the Mafia II trophy guide links under our Links tab for specific details on what you need.