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These are the PlayStation Plus games for October

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It’s a new month, which means that it’s time for a new set of games to be given as part of the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. I’d have thought that October’s games would be something really special, as they largely coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the PlayStation – and the release of the shiny new Firmware update. I may have been a little optimistic.

Don’t get me wrong; the games on offer this month are indeed good ones – they’re just ones I’ve happened to have already played, which takes their sheen away somewhat. That’s obviously a very subjective thing for me to say, but I’m finding it rather hard to be excited.

The headline game for this month is Super Meat Boy, the very awesome, very challenging, and very old platformer. It’s coming to the PS4 and the Vita. It’ll be joined by Double Fine’s Broken Age on the both of those systems too.

Here’s the list:

It’s also worth noting that the free PlayStation Plus version of DriveClub is going away after the 6th of this month, so if you’ve not yet given it a try, you really should, before it disappears in to the ether.

From the PS Blog:

Broken Age

The first graphic adventure by Grim Fandango creator Tim Schafer in 16 years, featuring beautifully hand-painted 2D worlds and an all-star vocal cast, including Elijah Wood, and Jennifer Hale.

Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story that follows, Vella Tartine and Shay Volta – two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. You can freely switch between the characters and their individual stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.

Super Meat Boy

Team Meat’s fiendishly brilliant twitch platformer puts you in the shoes of Meat Boy, a red, cube-shaped character, as he attempts to rescue his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from the game’s antagonist Dr. Fetus.

Across more than 300 levels, you must attempt to reach the end of each level, while avoiding crumbling blocks, deadly saw blades, and various other fatal obstacles. The core gameplay requires fine control and split-second timing – prepare yourself for a true test of your gaming skills!

Unmechanical Extended

Set in a fantastic world of flesh, rock and steel, Unmechanical follows a lone robot trapped in an underground complex. A handsome adventure game that combines tricky puzzle-solving, alluring exploration and engrossing atmosphere, it’s easy to pick up and play, but the challenges will truly test your logic, memory and wits.

Also joining PS Plus this month is light-hearted co-op platformer Chariot (PS3 only), wacky side-scroller Kung Fu Rabbit (PS Vita and PS3), and rhythm-based martial arts fighter Kickbeat (PS Vita and PS3).

What do you think? A great selection of new games for you to play, or stuff you don;t care too much for?

Last Updated: October 1, 2015


  1. Pieter Kruger

    October 1, 2015 at 08:15

    WTF is Sony doing with your money?? It’s obviously not going towards PSN free games or upgrading their server infrastructure or developing new 1st party games…….


    • HvR

      October 1, 2015 at 08:40

      M$ should start being more competition again for Sony then maybe Sony will throw us a AAA bone.

      O well

      *HVR goes puts this month’s few hundred rands in the new PC gaming rig fund*


      • Pieter Kruger

        October 1, 2015 at 09:01

        MS has owned 2015 and has been very competitive but Sony has sold so many PS4’s they think they can half arse this gen now….


        • HvR

          October 1, 2015 at 12:29

          MS talked the talked and have yet to walk the walk.

          So far Windows 10 is nothing more than NSA branded Windows 7.
          New DirectX is falling shot on all real world tests (really hope this change)
          And their delivery on the One features have been meh.


          • Pieter Kruger

            October 1, 2015 at 12:47

            WHAT???? Watse koerante lees jy…?????????????????

          • HvR

            October 1, 2015 at 13:00

            Nie MSN nie

      • Fox1 - Retro

        October 1, 2015 at 10:47

        I have a gaming PC and Xbox One but I spend more time on the XBox. PC games are coming with shoddy ports lately that demand update upon update and then there’s the lack of some exclusives, Games with Gold and EA Access. All for the price of one AAA game.


        • HvR

          October 1, 2015 at 12:34

          XCOM 2

          *Drops mic, exits stage left*


    • Nikola

      October 1, 2015 at 09:43

      Free PSN have been crap last 3 months I agree! Upgrading server infrastructure?? Hmmm there are Uncharted and Event Horizon are coming as exclusive which are looking brilliant!


    • Fox1 - Retro

      October 1, 2015 at 10:45

      This is what what happens to a service that takes your money 12 month in advance.


    • WitWolfy

      October 1, 2015 at 13:13

      That was the whole original idea of PS+. GETTING FREE GAMES MONTHLY.. and “Access to any BETA” your heart desired.

      Now its more for “playing online” even though the infrastructure isnt any better than what it was on PS3, and adding TV services among other features only first world countries. can reap the benefits from… AINT PS+ jsut swell…?


  2. Allykhat

    October 1, 2015 at 08:22

    I played Super Meat Boy dead on PC. Unmechanical doesn’t appeal to me. Broken age will only be played when I run out of stuff to play… Just like every other plus game we’ve gotten in the last 8 months.
    Seriously disappointing… again.


    • David

      October 1, 2015 at 08:46

      Rocket League… that is all.


      • Allykhat

        October 1, 2015 at 09:07

        Rocket league is the single exception


        • David

          October 1, 2015 at 09:43

          Rocket League is love. Rocket League is life.


    • Nikola

      October 1, 2015 at 09:44

      Been very weak lately I agree last 3 months on PS Plus games have been quite crap!


  3. Ottokie "Yahtzee"

    October 1, 2015 at 08:26

    Super Meat Boy alone will give you hours of play time.


  4. schitsophrenic-toothbrush

    October 1, 2015 at 09:31

    I’m loving The witcher 3 too much to be dissapointed 😛


  5. Milesh Bhana

    October 1, 2015 at 09:38

    I’m actually happy with this. I’m one of the few that have not played Super Meat Boy. And have been really keen on playing Broken Age.

    I still feel that it’s now time for Sony to start the 1 Retail + 1 indie pattern though. THe PS4 has been out long enough for this. MS has been giving those every 2-3 months now. Black Flag and Raymon Legends.


  6. Nikola

    October 1, 2015 at 09:41

    This is now 3 months in a row that PS Plus games have really been well how to put this crap…kind of annoying me a bit. However there are sooooo many good games coming out now that I really do not care!


  7. WitWolfy

    October 1, 2015 at 09:55

    Rather go for free games wih gold this month… I’m getting tired of these Indie crap.


  8. Sageville

    October 1, 2015 at 10:53

    “Sucks the sweat off dead donkey balls”


  9. Thenasd1

    October 2, 2015 at 21:23

    The past two or so months have had really bad offerings 🙁


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