The free PlayStation Plus games for October are now available to download for PS Plus subscribers, headlined by a suitably spooky survival horror.
Friday the 13th The Game (PS4) is an intriguing if imperfect asymmetrical multiplayer game based on the famous horror film. Seven players must survive a night around Camp Crystal Lake, with an eighth player controlling Jason Voorhees and tasked with slaughtering. Players can escape the map to ‘win’, completing objectives around the area in which Jason stalks, or team up to take down the masked slasher.
Inspired by similar horror game Dead by Daylight, Friday the 13th has its issues, but the updates since its release makes for a satisfyingly tense experience that is definitely worth checking out for free.
If you prefer a less gory, but not necessarily less tense, multiplayer game then the brilliant Tron-esque Laser League (PS4) is also released for free for PS Plus subscribers. In it players on opposing teams must dart about a neon arena, setting up spinning laser walls to trap and zap your opponents. It is tactical and fast-paced and one wonders if appearing for free on PS Plus, it might start to replicate some of the success of Rocket League that it was initially tipped for. We liked it so much that it is in our Best Games of 2018 list.
Elsewhere there is The Bridge (PS3, PS4, PS Vita), a thoroughly solid monochrome, Escher inspired puzzler as you rotate the world to escape lovely hand-drawn mazes. Also very much worth a look is cyberpunk point and click adventure 2064: Read Only Memories (PS4, PS Vita), in which you play a journalist searching for a missing friend in a world increasingly reliant on AI robots.
Finally, you can also try out serviceable side-scrolling shoot ‘em up Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS4, PS Vita) or sci-fi horror puzzler Master Reboot (PS3).
What are the free PS Plus games for October?
- Friday the 13th The Game (PS4)
- Laser League (PS4)
- 2064: Read Only Memories (PS4, PS Vita)
- Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS4, PS Vita)
- The Bridge (PS4, PS Vita, PS3)
- Master Reboot (PS3)
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