During live steam of Sony’s State of Play, PlayStation Plus members were eagerly waiting for announcements on the free games’ lineup of October. They were not disappointed though. The two free games hand-picked by Sony’s team of experts were the latest baseball game – MLB The Show 19 and the masterpiece – The Last Of Us Remastered. Both the games can be downloaded from October 3 and enjoyed until November 5, alongside new PlayStation rewards.
Sony has some goodies to offer to non-members of PS4 + family. It is doling out exclusive bundles and packs. These are the ones that don’t need a membership for online multiplayer. The special bundles cover gear for some of the PS4’s most traditional free-to-play titles. The titles include Brawlhalla and Warface which offer different online gameplay and do not mandatorily need PlayStation Plus. They can now be claimed via the PlayStation Store in October.
Featured favourite on PS4+: “The Last of Us Remastered”
Considered to be one of the best titles of the erstwhile generation, The Last Of Us scores a 95/100 at Metacritic. It has been rebuilt for the PlayStation 4 system, featuring full 1080p, higher-resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, in addition to several other gameplay improvements. It should be noted that The Last of Us Remastered also packages the Left Behind DLC. Check Out at PlayStation Store
“In The Last of Us: Left Behind, new light is shed on Ellie’s relationship with Riley, her best friend and sometime-mentor from a military boarding school they grew up in together. After disappearing for weeks, Riley returns with a surprising revelation on her whereabouts. Ellie and Riley sneak out of school for the last time, leading to a series of events that will forever change both of their lives.”
Playing on it will make you ready for the upcoming sequel of Last of Us Part II slated for a February 21 release date in 2020. In the trailer shared one can see Ellie back in action trying to track down her friend Dina. Few characters such as Tommy and most importantly Joel from the original game can also be seen.
MLB The Show 19
Critically acclaimed release, MLB The Show 19, has a Metacritic score of 86%. Baseball fans can enjoy a perfect combination of authentic baseball experience mixed with video game fun. It rolls out an ultimate duel of MSB baseball legends both past and present, a full RPG experience and stiff Player vs Player competition. Check it out at PlayStation Store
In comparison to Sony’s other PS Plus games selected for October, the stellar gameplay, MLB The Show 19 falls short of expectations. There has been a slow and steady improvement to visuals but key modes need an overhaul for the right experience.
There have been no plans of Sony to extend the trial for PlayStation Now. 7 day PS Now trial is valid and it can be claimed from the digital store which can be further rolled into an ongoing subscription. All you will need is either a credit/debit card or PayPal registered to your account to become a PS member.
Best Exclusives lineup on PS4+
What are Exclusives on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Plus subscribers? For the uninitiated, Exclusives are free bonus content in the form of a character, weapon skin, bonus weapons, in-game currency, or even perks! Check out on October’s best PlayStation Plus exclusives here.
Dauntless Royal Steel Weapon Pack has on offer a royal steel variant of each weapon type along with 50 Ace Chips and a Combat Essentials Supply Bundle. Apex Legends: PlayStation Plus Play Pack is exclusive and free for PlayStation Plus user. It includes two character skins (Wraith & Caustic), two weapon skins (Hemlok & Peacekeeper), and two banners (Wraith & Caustic).
There are few exclusives bonuses in the form of skin bundles also. They are the Dusk Legend Unlock, Raven Shaman Dusk, Brynn Legend Unlock, Völsung Brynn, Isaiah Legend Unlock, and Section Zero Isaiah.
On the PS store, check out for surprises on Galaxy PS Plus bundle which won’t disappear after the subscription ends. It has an offer of 4 Galaxy weapon skins applicable to the weapons of likes H&K USP, SAP6, H&K MP5A5 Custom, and SAI GRY AR-15.
Apart from free games and exclusive content, PlayStation Plus account is offering discounts on picked games. Not yet released game Disgaea 4 Complete+ is on 20% off as a pre-order price to be released on October 29, 2019. Another title available on a 50% discount is The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker.
Starting October, Sony has announced slash in its subscription price by nearly 50%. The new pricing on offer, effective from 2nd October is $9.99 (€9.99/ ¥1,180) /month, $24.99(€24.99/ ¥2,980) /quarter, or $59.99 (€59.99/¥6,980) /annum for PlayStation Now game streaming service. It has been revamped to include new games like God of War, Grand Theft Auto V, Infamous Second Son and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Do not forget to share with us in the comment box, which has been your favourite game you’ve gotten for free with PlayStation Plus!