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October brings Mortal Kombat X, PGA Tour 2K21 and Hell Let Loose, which is a title new to the PlayStation 5.
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The next trio of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers are in. From Oct. 5, subscribers can get Mortal Kombat X, new title Hell Let Loose and PGA Tour 2K21 for free. You’ll be able to do so until Nov. 1, when a new set of games will be cycled in. That means you have a few more days to download September’s free games, which include Hitman 2.
You needto play PS4 and PS5 games online, but the service has evolved to be much more than a fee for online play. For $10 a month, or $60 a year (which means you’ll get a 50% discount if you opt for an annual membership), subscribers get an evolving list of discounts and, most importantly, access to free games. Usually, Sony offers three free games a month.
It’s far from the, the subscription service featuring over a hundred titles that Microsoft is building the around, but there are some amazing deals to be found, especially if you keep an eagle eye on the monthly selection of free games. Once you’ve downloaded them, you keep these games for as long as you want — they don’t expire after the month is up.
PS5 owners also get access to the PlayStation Plus Collection, a set of classic PS4 games, for free.
October’s free games are Mortal Kombat X, Hell Let Loose and PGA Tour 2K21. PlayStation Plus subscribers can download them for free between Oct. 4 and Nov. 1.
Mortal Kombat X isn’t the newest game in the franchise — 2019’s Mortal Kombat 11 came after — but it is one of the best. Mortal Kombat X was released in 2015 to widespread praise, with critics praising its story, character designs and deep gameplay. In fact, GameSpot said it had “the best fighting mechanics of any game in the series” up until that point. Note: This game is already available for free download for PS5 owners in the PlayStation Plus Collection.
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If you’ve never heard of Hell Let Loose before, it’s because it’s a brand new game — on PlayStation 5, at least. Originally funded via Kickstarter and then released on PC in 2019, this battle royale game makes its debut on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on Oct. 5. It’s a World War 2 shooter that pits you in 50-versus-50 team battles on either the western front, pitting Germans against Americans, or the Eastern front, where Germans take on the Soviets.
PGA Tour 2K21 is the latest golf simulator — so if you’re after a golf simulator, this is it. Developed by 2K, PGA Tour 2K21 delivers a “a wonderful golf sim that’s getting closer to the real thing,” according to GameSpot’s Steven Petite.
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September’s free games are still available for a few more days, but they’ll go back to their usual pricing on Oct. 5.
Hitman was rebooted in 2016 and it’s arguably the best the series has ever been. Hitman 2 is the second of three new-era Hitman games, putting you in the shoes of Agent 47 as you navigate sprawling, complex levels to hit your target. It’s a game about killing people — but thoughtfully, more about trial and error than running and gunning, It got an 8/10 score from GameSpot, our sister site, upon its 2018 release.
Hitman 2on the PlayStation Store.
Overcooked is the perfect game for PlayStation Plus, because it’s one that’s always handy to have on hand. Need something to mindlessly pick up and play? Overcooked. Have friends over? Overcooked. All You Can Eat features over 200 levels from both Overcooked and Overcooked 2, plus DLC content. It’s a lot of Overcooked and it’s free in September.
Overcooked All You Can Eaton the PlayStation Store.
Full disclosure: Predator Hunting Grounds is not a great game. It’s a multiplayer game in which you play as either one of four military officers trying to complete various tactical objectives within the jungle, or as the Predator that’s trying to hunt them all down one by one. Critics found the game underwhelming, but with a price tag of $0 for September, huge fans of the 1987 blockbuster can play around with hunting or being hunted.
Predator Hunting Groundson the PlayStation Store.
The following games, which Sony says is a collection of generation-defining PlayStation 4 games, is available for free to PlayStation 5 owners. There are some absolute bangers here, including Bloodborne, The Last of Us: Remastered and Persona 5.,