As time trudges along and our human bodies continue their journey to decay and death, at least there is one good piece of news the passing of our days can bring: a new batch of free PlayStation Plus games.
So, ready your feelings of joy, anger, or apathy, for here is the line up for October!
Leading the charge on the PlayStation 4 is Dust: An Elysian Tail, the PlayStation debut of the fantastic 2D side-scrolling adventure platformer that was originally launched on the Xbox 360 (and which later came to PC). Given its exclusivity to Microsoft platforms, this will no doubt be the first chance for many PlayStation owners to try out the game?and I think you?ll be thankful that you can indeed finally do just that. Dust really is an enjoyable and entertaining game, and at the price of free, you?ve got no reason not to give it a go.
Next up is the PS4 version of Spelunky, the difficulty-yet-rewarding exploration-based platformer that previously hit the PS3 and PS Vita. While I?m more a fan of playing the game in the palm of my hands, Spelunky?s local co-op may be better suited to having friends and family together on a counch in front of a nice big-screened television. That?s a decision you won’t be forced to make, however, as Spelunky is cross-buy?meaning snagging the free PS4 version will also net you the PS3 and PS Vita versions as well.
The other big PS4 game for October is DriveClub: PlayStation Plus Edition, a special version of DriveClub that offers up unlimited access to 10 cars, India?s 11 tracks, and both offline and online play to get a taste of what the full game has to offer. If you then decide you do want the entire DriveClub experience, it?ll be yours for $10 less than standard price.
Then, over on the PlayStation 3, we?ve got Rocksteady?s groundbreaking action adventure Batman: Arkham Asylum, the revival of two of Capcom?s beloved classic coin-op adventures in Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, and Rainbow Moon, the RPG that mixes modern-era flair with retro role-playing style.
Like Spelunky, Rainbow Moon will also net you a PS Vita download of the game, and joining them on Sony?s portable will be Pix the Cat, a new indie title that may feel like a old-school arcade quarter muncher, but doesn?t look like one. Don?t have a Vita? No problem?you can also grab Pix the Cat on the PS4.