SNAKE! PlayStation Plus adds MGS5: The Phantom Pain to October's free games lineup

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You feel it too, don't you? October 2017 has the biggest get for the PlayStation Plus free games lineup in a long time, adding Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain to the selection. The massive game of stealth, action, and feeling very conflicted about nuclear weapons could be enough to keep you busy for the whole month by itself, but there's also Amnesia: Collection as a Halloween treat and many more. Look for the free games to go live around Tuesday, October 3, and make sure you claim September's crop before then. 

September 2017 free PS Plus games

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4): If you haven't played Hideo Kojima's final contribution to the Metal Gear series yet, you're out of excuses. Unless your excuse is "I can't stand to play huge, ambitious games that let me create my own stealth-action infiltration plans and build an offshore military base". That would be, admittedly, be a pretty good excuse.

Amnesia: Collection (PS4): Just in time for Halloween, this game bundles together Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and Amnesia: Justine (a DLC expansion for Machine for Pigs). These games changed the way we think about horror games and they'll probably keep you up all night to boot.

Hue (PS4/PS3): You have the power to change the world's background color. No, it isn't just for looks - match the color of an obstacle and it will fade away, letting you continue forward in this clever puzzle platformer.

Sky Force Anniversary (PS4/PS3/PS Vita): There's always room for a good, vertically scrolling shoot-em-up.

Hustle Kings (PS3): Play pool with your friends online, or rack 'em up against the AI in a tough career mode. The pool balls are really shiny.

Monster Jam Battlegrounds (PS3): SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY on your PlayStation 3, play as Monster Mutt, Max-D, Grrrrrrrave Digger, and more across 45 tracks of Monster Trucking challenge. PlayStation Plus pays for the whole seat but you'll only need the edge

September 2017 free PS Plus games

  • Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
  • (US only) Strike Vector EX (PS4)
  • (UK/EU only) Child of Light (PS4)
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League (PS VR)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend (PS4/PS Vita)
  • We Are Doomed (PS4/PS Vita)
  • Truck Racer (PS3)
  • Handball 16 (PS3)

For more fun, check out our list of the best PS4 games and best PS4 bundle deals.