The PS Plus Essential games for November 2022 confirmed to feature Nioh 2 & more

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The bundled PS Plus November 2022 games have leaked, with a trio of freebies coming the way of subscribers to any tier of the PlayStation Plus subscription service, from Essential up through Extra and Premium. The excellent Nioh 2 is the headliner this time around, sure to please many a Soulslike fan.

Update: The lineup has now been confirmed by Sony.


When will PS Plus November 2022 games officially be announced and released?

Traditionally PlayStation Plus’ free monthly games have always been announced on the last Wednesday of every month at 4.30 PM UK time with the games going live the following Tuesday morning. This means we can expect Sony to confirm the free games coming to all tiers of PS Plus will be confirmed tomorrow on Wednesday 26th October, and will then be made available on Tuesday 1st November.

What will the PS Plus November 2022 games be?

The November 2022 PS Plus Essential leak has come from the tried and tested source of billbil-kun, a member of French deals site Dealabs. They have an excellent track record going all the way back to the middle of 2021, accurately leaking the games from both PS Plus and Xbox’s Games with Gold.

Here’s the three games that they have revealed:

  • Nioh 2 (PS5 | PS4)
  • Heavenly Bodies (PS5 | PS4)
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4)

So, is this a good month for PS Plus subscribers? Let us know what you think.

Nioh 2 is a fine example of the Soulslike, and a major PlayStation exclusive to boot. Originally releasing for the PS4 and then being enhanced for PS5 with The Complete Edition in early 2021, Jason said in our Nioh 2 review, “Nioh 2 builds on the excellence of the original with a fistful of new twists and ideas, from new Yokai abilities to full-on co-op through the entire game. Nioh 2 might well be the best Soulslike that isn’t a FromSoftware game, and it’s easily one of my personal contenders for Game of the Year.”

Alongside Nioh, LEGO Harry Potter Collection is a remastered bundle of the two LEGO Harry Potter games, each encapsulating the stories from multiple films. The remaster landed in 2016, but it’s sure to keep any kids you might have entertained for a good long time.

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Lastly, there’s Heavenly Bodies, a physics-based puzzler with QWOP-like controls that’s best played in co-op. Jim described it in our Heavenly Bodies review as “a brief fumble in the darkness of space.” So if that sounds like a fun time to you, make sure to give it a try!

Can I still download the October 2022 PlayStation Plus Games?

Absolutely! The PlayStation Plus games for October includes the fab Hot Wheel Unleashed, Injustice 2 and Superhot. All three are available to grab right up until the November games are made available.

What’s with the whole PlayStation Plus relaunch?

The PlayStation Plus relaunch took place back in the middle of 2022, transforming the PS Plus we once knew into a three tiered subscription service that bundles in and expands what was once PlayStation Now. The classic PS Plus is now called PS Plus Essential, giving access to online multiplayer gaming, cloud save backups, exclusive offers and at least 2 free monthly games. PS Plus Extra then adds a catalogue of PS4 and PS5 games into the mix, while PS Plus Deluxe and Premium (depending on your region) adds older PS2, PS1 and PSP game emulation, and game streaming for PS3 and other titles.

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  1. Not the greatest month. I may give Nioh 2 a go and probably get annoyed halfway through. And another game with deliberately rubbish controls? Might be worth a laugh.

    But Lego Harry Potter? It’s already on the Extra tier (or is it Premium being a “classic”?). And I’d be worried that just downloading it or even adding it to my library somehow ends up with money going to that horrible woman.

  2. Too late for me but not a bad month, i’d have given 2 out of those 3 a go.

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