October’s PlayStation Plus games have been revealed!

UPDATE: Your PlayStation Plus games for October are Need for Speed Payback and Vampyr! Our cunning analysis which predicted there would not be a spooky game for Halloween was totally incorrect. Both games will be available to download from October 6th.

Here’s more from the PlayStation Blog.

Need for Speed: Payback

Survive thrilling heist missions, partake in metal-crunching car battles, perform dazzling setpieces and more in this four-wheeled action blockbuster. Set in the fictional, corrupt gambler’s paradise of Fortune Valley, choose from three different characters – each with their own unique skills – customise your rides and take on an open world’s worth of events as you seek revenge on those who wronged you.


Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment challenges you to embrace the darkness with this 1918-set, third-person action RPG with deep narrative choices. Play a doctor turned vampire ghosting through a London gripped by violence and fear. Use your supernatural abilities, as well as man-made tools and weapons to fight or flee the forces of evil and vampire hunters. Save the city’s populace or feed on them to become stronger, but giving in to your bloodlust can have grave consequences…

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It’s PlayStation Plus day once more which means you only have a week to download the September free games, have you done that yet? If not, here’s some handy links for Street Fighter V and the iconic battle royale, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

We are expecting the October games to be announced today at around 4.30pm, assuming Sony stick to the usual pattern. Most people expect a horror game for Halloween month, so suggestions include a Resident Evil or, more likely, The Evil Within 2, but is that expectation backed up with facts?

Well for October 2019 we got MLB The Show 19, a distinctly unspooky game, but also The Last Of Us Remastered which ticks the box. 2018 bagged us Laser League, which unfortunately shut down a few months later, and The Bridge, a puzzle game, so a rather rubbish month. 2017 did follow the spooky pattern and gave is the Amnesia Collection, but 2016 failed miserably to evoke the spirit of Halloween by giving us Transformers Devastation, but I’m going to forgive that because it’s an awesome game.

It seems that if it’s an odd numbered year we get a spooky game, if it’s an even numbered year we don’t, it’s the Star Trek movie pattern! That means if Sony follow the pattern, we will not be getting a scary game for October 2020. Will my cunning hypothesis be right? Find out at around 4.30pm today!

I will say one thing: I really hope it’s not another blimmin’ Call of Duty game, my PS4 hard drive seems to be packed with CoD games I didn’t buy.

If you have got PlayStation Plus (and presumably you have because if not you’ve just wasted a good two minutes reading something that doesn’t apply to you) then remember that the next batch of PlayStation Plus games will also include the PlayStation Plus Collection for PlayStation 5, a library of PlayStation 4 games that you can play on day one on your new console.

Here are the first games that will appear on the service.

  • God of War
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Battlefield 1
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • The Last Guardian
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Days Gone
  • Bloodborne
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Batman Arkham Night
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Until Dawn
  • Resident Evil: Biohazard


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  1. Do we know any more about the ps plus collection? Will the games rotate? Can they be added to your library even if you don’t have a ps5? Is it too soon to know?

    • Our understanding is that they will only be available to PS5 owners with an active PS Plus subscription. Aside from that, no idea for your questions, I’m afraid.

  2. Payback is great fun, hopefully someone will enjoy a bit of that, and I’ve had Vampyr on my wish list for a long time so that’s an ideal freebie.

  3. Crap I only just bought Vampyr in a recent sale. Very much enjoying it though, should make people happy over Halloween!

  4. Payback is definitely fun. Not quite as fun as the one after (Heat), but at least it doesn’t try and get you to pay another 4 quid to mark the collectibles on the map. (One of the most EA things ever. Buy a full priced game and the map is only a demo version and you have to pay extra to get the full map with everything marked on it???)

    Vampyr is a nice idea, but I got bored very quickly and never finished it. Expected more from the developers after their previous games.

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