It's Halloween season, aka the only time of the year that it's socially acceptable to scare small children. And Sony is giving PlayStation Plus members one of the best survival horror games ever made for free. Yeah, this is a gonna be a pretty good month. The latest set of free titles should go live starting on October 4 (the first Tuesday of the month, as always).
October 2016 free PS Plus games
Resident Evil (PS4): The original Resident Evil is kind of tough to play these days, so this HD remaster of the 2002 GameCube remake sands the rough edges down a bit. Don't worry, there's still enough puzzley weirdness and optional tank controls that it feels like the true Resident Evil experience.
Transformers: Devastation (PS4): Platinum Games' contribution to Transformers gaming canon gorgeously the nails the look of the original series and adds in fast-paced combat to boot. Yes, you can totally turn into a car in the middle of your sick Deception-thrashing combo.
Mad Riders (PS3): Saddle up on your all-terrain vehicle of choice for offroad racing. It's the spiritual successor to Nail'd! You remember Nail'd, right? No? Well, anyway, you get to do stunts and participate in up to 12 player online races, so there you are.
From Dust (PS3): This game is mostly about picking up and putting down piles of dirt. But it's fun! By manipulating the terrain as a not-quite-all-powerful god you can help your worshipers thrive and guide them from one level to the next (yeah, it's pretty much modern Populous).
Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (PS Vita): You play as a woman whose mere touch is enough to wither and kill anything in this be-tilde'd visual novel. It's extra crappy since you'll have your choice of five gentlemen from classic European literature to romance. I'm sure you guys can work something out, though.
Actual Sunlight (PS Vita): Most games boil down to trying not to be killed, but the challenge in Actual Sunlight is in finding the will to live. It's a short, sad, story about an unremarkable man, and it will Make You Feel Things.
September 2016 free PS Plus games
- Journey (PS3, PS4)
- Lords of the Fallen (PS4)
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3)
- Datura (PS3)
- Badland (PS Vita, PS3, PS4)
- Amnesia: Memories (PS Vita)
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