PS Plus: Free Games for October 2017

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PS Plus: Free Games for October 2017

Open-world stealth action masterpiece Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain headlines this month's lineup.

Greetings, PlayStation Nation. We’ve got some big news for October’s PlayStation Plus free games update.

First up, we have the blockbuster hit Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. The epic Metal Gear series picks up nine years after the events of MGSV: Ground Zeroes and the fall of Mother Base. An epic game for PS Plus members to replay again, or to check out for the very first time.

Next, we have Amnesia: Collection, which contains both The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs. Start this one up at night with the lights off — if you’re feeling brave.

PlayStation Plus: October 2017

The PlayStation Plus games this month include:

  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds, PS3
  • Hustle Kings, PS3
  • Hue, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Sky Force Anniversary, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4 & PS3)

As a reminder, That’s You! is leaving PlayStation Plus on October 24. This crowd pleaser PlayLink game is guaranteed to liven up any party. Gather up your closest friends and download it today* for an amazing time!
*Compatible mobile device and Companion App required. For more information, visit

PlayStation Plus: October 2017

Also, we’re celebrating PlayStation VR’s one year anniversary in October. To commemorate, the PlayStation Store is offering a ton of games at great discounts. Check the PS Store October 10 for more details. Don’t forget that RIGS Mechanized Combat League is free for all PS Plus members until November 7, so download it now if you haven’t done so already.

Want to try the new turn-based-strategy collectible card game from the makers of SMITE and Paladins? As a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll get access to the Hand of the Gods Closed Beta, starting Oct. 17! Even better, you’ll get the Hand of the Gods Plus Pack, containing a Galactic Invader Leader Skin for Ah Puch, a card back and player icon, and five Core Packs to get your divine deck started. This is available to all members until November 14.

Lastly, we have two great PS Plus specials you can buy right now. Get 30% off on both Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age & Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition, now through October 3.


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  • Awesome titles, it’s been a while since we’ve gotten some this good!

    • I swear I see this same comment every single month.

    • It’s almost like different people like different kinds of games. Weird!

    • Except we have though? This year has been an incredibly strong one for PS+

    • Thanks Sony! This is amazing! Keep this up and we will keep our PS plus rolling forever

    • …You mean it’s been a wild since you’ve gotten something you enjoy?

      The games over the past few months have been great. Just because you don’t enjoy them doesn’t mean that they’re not good games.

    • *been a while

    • What are you talking about? We got Infamous Second Son last month which is a fantastic game…

    • I already own these games but even I like this line up. Good job guys!

    • We got Just Cause 3 last month & got inFamous Second Son this month so I dont know where you get that “it’s been a while since we’ve gotten some this good!” hell next month we are getting more games that are good I never played the Amnesia games but I am looking forward to them unless you are talking about the Playstation 3 line up then thats understandable hell in July we got titles like Until Dawn & Game of Thrones & before that we got Killing Floor 2 & Life is Strange before that Tales from the Borderlands & Abzu I cant say much for April because I havent really played those ones an under rated game Tearaway Unfolded good game came out in March LittleBigPlanet 3 & Not a Hero in February & I didnt really play January’s so I dont where you are getting that we havent gotten any good ones in a while

    • I want Scott Pilgrim vs the World game to come back. It was fun and it’s a shame it was taken down :(

    • I would be excited if the ps4/vr would work more reliably. … 1st my power supply comes loose when it just sits now the vr headset i just purchased started tilting all the time … adult owned no smoking and never transported except from store ….. who cares about software if the hardware is so iffy..

    • What time do they release? I’m in michigan and everyone else seems to have them already.

    • Who else is wondering when Overwatch will be one of the free games of the month.

    • Fix your Recaptcha. It fails.

    • I didn’t receive mgs phantom pain instead some indie game for this month PS plus.. why Sony why

    • Sony we want external assets stop trying to take all our money we are left in the stone age compared to microsoft now. Its pretty hypercritical for a company that states its for the players x box one x here i come oh and whats the point of vr if it cost more than a new console just so money hungry.

  • HOLY ISH, This month is absolutely insane. May possibly be the best one in my six years of PS+. You’ve outdone yourselves, PlayStation team!!

    • Not bad, eh? Glad you like it! Maybe now I’ll finish Amnesia…

    • Yes Octobers line up is amazing even though amnesia looks cheesy metal gear solid phantom pain is very long I’ve played it for 18hours straight and am only 6% done lol

  • PS Plus has been on a roll lately. I’m a very happy subscriber.

  • I bought MGS5 yesterday, SCREW ME

  • Damn! PlayStation Plus is on fire!

  • Glad I`m subscribed…

  • Isn’t hustle kings free to play on PlayStation 3?

  • WHERE IS MY PSVITA TITLES. this is a really bad month for PSvita Owners, you have a massive line up that hasnt been touched yet and you add nothing, not even one game.

    • nevermind they were hiding

    • It took 8 whole minutes for the first negative comment, that’s a new record! This really IS the best Plus month in a very long time, thank you Sony.

    • Dear Diary,
      Today is September 27th, 8:41 am,
      It’s been more than 4 years that my dear Psvita has received none attention from Sony,
      but dear diary, I can’t recognize that yet, I have paid so much money for you,
      You can’t be that mistake, you are not a Sony error,
      Next month I will have a good game

    • Ahahah it’s unbelievable the way that Sony treat those PS Vita Owners, you better move on to Nintendo Switch, you have nothing to do here…

    • I haven’t played it, but Hue is supposed to be really good. Greg and Colin both liked it. RIP Grolin

  • Yes, I just renewed my sub, last week. I’ve been holding out, since Feb. Finally, you guys are on point! Infamous has me hooked. Metal Gear has a great reputation. Can’t wait to try that out, along with Hue. This is right up my ally and I feel like I already got my money’s worth. Thanks, guys! Keep up the good work!

    • Yeah, the bad thing about InFamous is the lenght, very short… Even completing the platinum was kinda easy (it’s my first platinum and I have been a PS+ user since I bought my ps4 pro about 3 months ago, and the titles every month are awesome)

    • Yeah, these are quality games. I’ll have to check the trophies for Infamous, maybe I’ll try for my first platinum. I’m okay if the campaign is only ten hours, it will be easier to knock out before phantom pain. I also just bought persona 5. lol, so much for cutting through my pile of shame.

  • If you were a PSPlus member in Aug/Sep of 2015 you should have Ground Zeroes, now the saga is complete! Gonna replay this masterpiece in Oct

    • The saga is complete? Lol no. If you’re going to play Phantom Pain for the first time, you’re in for a surprise. “Complete” is the last thing I would say about that game.

    • Ok, my bad; I didn’t pay attention to the last line of your comment. You’re replaying the game. Still, I think my point stands.

  • Awesome selection and I can’t wait to play Metal Gear!

    I’m also wondering when The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is going to be put online? I see it’s been released on disc.

  • Great month even if I already own Metal Gear.

  • MORE THAN A RUN S**T, Really?!?

  • Another shoot ’em up and another old sports game? You know there are players who care about more than just the headlining PS4 games, right?

  • More garbage. I am waiting for some good games for Vita. How about the Danganronpa games? I am sick of lame 3rd party indie games.

    • Since years ago, PS3 users have gotten almost every single big title there is to get except for Last of Us and maybe a couple third party titles. There isn’t much left to give.

    • Hue is great. And you need to face reality. You’re not getting anything you think is good for Vita.

    • I’m surprised no one has said it, but it’s clear Sony has moved to only supporting the Vita in name for Plus. Almost every month one the titles are cross-buy, meaning the Vita gets something, yes, but it’s really three or more games for the PlayStation 4 with one or more that just so happens to be on the Vita.

      Not to mention, I’d imagine a lot of people would consider Danganronpa the same as a “lame 3rd party indie game.”

    • Sony has to go out and negotiate deals to get these games. There’s 60 million plus PS4 users, there’s 80 million plus PS3 users, there’s up to maybe 15 million PS Vitas.

      PS Vita is 10% of Sony’s consumer base at most, with a shrinking majority, they might not be 10% of PS Plus subscribers, no hard numbers on that, we know that the PS4 dramatically outpaces PS3 PS Plus subscriptions since PS3 isn’t gated behind it, so the people who are MOST likely to have a PS Vita and a PS Plus subscription are the PS4, PS Vita users, who are probably somewhere of like 3% of all Plus subscribers.

      They’ve given us pretty much every major game I can think of other than Unit 13 and that one didn’t review that well to begin with.

      From what I understand just to voice chat you have to pay Nintendo’s monthly fee, you’ll get a SNES game a month, and then at the end of the month they’ll take away your access to it. Even if they gave it to you for free, the voice chat feature isn’t even native to the device you have to use a tablet… $5, PS Plus, and Cross-buy has been way more value to me than I see the Switch getting.

  • The Rest of the Plus freebies such as Hue were given out already in the past for plus.

    • Hue was said to be last month, but they pushed it back. We have never gotten Hue, at least in the USA. This is a first.

    • Maybe you bought them as part of a sale but none of these games have been part of the free PS+ games in the US before. I’ve had PS+ since 2013 and none of these games are in my digital library and aren’t on the list of free games that came before I joined. This is a great month.

    • I’ve been a PS+ member since Day 1 and I can assure you that there hasn’t NEVER been a game given out as a monthly free game more than once.

      (There has been different months between the US and EU lineups, but no game has been included twice.)

    • @jrodfantastic — Incorrect, EU had Retro/Grade twice.

  • Wow I’m so glad I waited to buy MGSV!

  • “An epic game for PS Plus members to replay again” (wait then what’s the point of getting through PS+ then??? By which I mean it sounds like your saying hey guys you already beat the game once why not do it again with this digital copy even though you likely already own a physical copy or something). Anyway, there is nothing really that impressive from this months games, I guess that there is Metal Gear but I already own that for PC and j I think replaying it on “lower settings” is going to make me happy. I only got PS+ for Yazuka 0 which I am now regretting since GameStop has the game new for $40 so in short PS+ not worth the $10 that I payed.

    • You left out “…or to check out for the very first time.” I haven’t ever played it and have been meaning to pick it up when it was part of a flash sale or something. I like that the blog didn’t pretend like a lot of us haven’t already played TPP. I really like PS+ for the free games because I don’t normally play online and I don’t normally buy games close to launch. Maybe it’s not a service for you but a lot of us think it’s a great deal.

    • Uh guys, he doesn’t even have a Plus next to his avatar.

    • You mostly play Weabo games :)

      You probably won’t have time for the games that PS+ offers.

    • Can’t help but notice the lack of a plus sign next to your screenname. That means you are lying. Nice try at trolling. Probably an Xbot upset that you guys are stuck with Gone Home this month.

    • Kishnabe, when you use a word like Weaboo which has no context other than bullying, you are doing more damage to yourself than you do to the “weaboo” in question. So please be more constructive and less of a bully with your comments.

    • UnshavenBox94, yeah Ps Plus probably wasn’t worth the $10 for a $250 console you bought just to play 1 Yakuza game. The PS4 probably wasn’t even worth it.

      You are probably just better off selling the PS4 to someone who would get use out of it, and waiting for those games to hit PS Now streaming, and enjoy them there.

      PS plus comes with online backup of saves, that you have no use for, cheap renting of a select movie, that you probably pirate or wait for it to show up on Netflix, online multiplayer which you don’t get much out of from Yakuza games, bonus discounts which you don’t care for because Humble Bundle, piracy, and steam/gog sales. Exclusive betas you could hardly care less for, and full game trials which lets you play for an hour which technically every Steam game has as long as you don’t go over the time limit before you return the game you otherwise paid money for.

      So yeah… Even getting it on sale for $40, dividied by 12 $3.34 a month, is probably not a value add. As someone who hand built his own gaming computer, it’s people like you that make me happy to be a console “peasant” I guess.

  • It took a long time but finally PSplus is including AAAs like back in the PS3 days. Its very welcome after all the bs we had to put up with and the price increase.
    Just to be clear to all… These are NOT free games, its a PAID subscription, and if you stop paying, the games are gone.

    • yea so for me its 11.99 every month tell me what you would choose 11.99 for ps plus or 79.99 for just one game huh and thats only one of the ps plus games

  • 5/10

    • I agree with the 5 out of 10.

      1. being Sony should kill themselves not a single good game, no one cares, people are selling of their PS4 in shame.
      2. along the lines of 1 good game, in a sea of trash.
      3. being 2 good games, no one cares about the other 4,
      4 being 3 good games, few care about the other 3
      5 being 4 good games, few care about 2 of them,
      6 is all games are good except 1.
      7 All games are good.
      8 all games are amazing
      9 being all games are AAA awesome sauce
      10 being Sony developed one of the best games ever made and it’s only available to plus subscribers.

      So yeah, 5/10 not that bad of a score. :P

      11 is a secret setting no one knows about, which is all the PS Plus benefits stay, the fee goes away, and Sony CEO uses his new found popularity to run for POTUS.

  • I’ve never played a MGS game, so this is cool. I guess I should play Ground Zeroes first since i have that from Plus too a while back. I’m looking forward to Hue as well. Pretty good month, though I do enjoy when they give us good day 1 Indie games and I hope they come back to that at some point, because I’m not a dumbass. Just mix it up.

  • Awesome month for plus! Thanks you very much!

  • Well hopefully now people will shut up about not getting triple a titles. Not that this one is particularly good, but still.

    • Well they really can’t say that anyway. In the past 10 months we’ve had like 10 AAAish games. I mean I guess if you don’t count Telltale games as AAA, then it’s 8ish… but AAA is such a generic classification. What they really mean is disc based ish titles that they really wanted but didn’t want to spend any money on at all. People were saying we got no AAA games when we got that one game Tropico 5 and like NBA 2k17 and people were acting like they got no AAA games.

      They could give us Battlefront 2 for free release day and people would be like “But what about a PS plus discount for the Season pass!? Man what a ripoff”


      “I don’t like this Trek Wars stuff, wtf!? Sony!”


      “I r PC Musterdrace!”


      “Xbox is better. Who cares about Battlefield we got some new game added to the 360 backwards comptaibility list which is really just a cheap rip off of Cross-buy marketed better so we stop bleeding 360 users to the competition! Yay!”

    • MakaiOokami you are so damn right

  • Great Month!… Even if I already played MGSV

  • wow, great month!
    I was about to buy Amnesia last time I saw it on sale. Glad I didnt because I allway have the plus games since before xD
    why Hustle Kings is not for ps4? :(
    thanks sony.

  • On the month of my birthday!? THANK YOU SONY!

  • Looks good!! cant wait to try Amnesia.. in the dark ;-)

  • Not really a fan of these kind of games.

  • Good, I´ll finally be able to play Amnesia, and MGSV is awesome! Not the best Metal Gear out there, but really fun nonetheless!

  • Dang… Metal Gear was incredibly boring as a classic metal gear fan… and I own amnesia which is really awesome… guess I will wait to start up my account still. hopefully there will be some good plus discounts for the vr sale

  • Havent played a MGS game in years. Looking forward to October!

  • Amazing Month Sony.

    Was waiting for Phatom Pain ever since Ground Zeroes was PS+.

    I hopefully get around to it in a few years after playing each one in order.

    Have MGS Legacy Edition PS3 and PSV HD Collection down in my bunker backlog.

    Amnesia Collection, have not played any of the earlier versions so. Great time to try it out…hopefully fun.

    Expected PS3/PSV offerings, you guys leaked it last month by accident. :)

    Monster Jam Battlegrounds is an easy plat. Sky Force, might try on the Vita.

    The only game I am not interested in is Hustle Kings.

  • Credit where it’s due, this has to be the greatest month for ps4 ever since ps plus started, thank you!

  • Too bad I bought MGS V back in July and yet i cant play it cause my R2 trigger wont work

  • I have to admit, I was disappointed in PS Plus for a while there. But this month’s offering was really good. I already own MGSV, but the other titles for next month look good too.

    Keep up the good work, guys.

  • Wow, I own MGS V, but what a turn of tides. That’s excellent offerings, very unexpected. I am down for amnesia. Been through outlast, can go through amnesia too.

  • What an awesome month. Already have amnesia but glad millions get to try the best horror game of all time, a dark decent. Whoever said ps4 had awful titles?

  • Not a big fan of the new MGS game, but free is better than paying for it, which I didn’t want to. Ever. So at least I’ll get to see for myself how it turned out. But good to see the trend continues with the older retail games for the PS4!

    More hyped for Amnesia Collection and Sky Force Anniversary myself.

    Overall, another great month! Keep it up Sony, since you’re charging us more for Plus anyways ;)

  • Looking forward to Amnesia!

    I’ve been looking to buy that game but I keep “forgetting” about it.

  • Well it only took 5 years, but we fiiinally got a non-indie game on PS4.

    • PS4 launch date: November 29, 2013
      which makes the PS4 a little under 4 years old, not 5.
      1st “non-Indie” game was released in Feb, 2014. That game was Outlast
      2nd “non-Indie” game was released Dec, 2014 Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition
      3rd “non-indie” game was released Jan, 2015 InFamous: First Light
      4th “non-indie” game was released June, 2015 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
      5th “non-indie” game was released July, 2015 Styx: Master of Shadows
      6th “non-indie” game was released Nov, 2015 The Walking Dead: Season Two
      7th “non-indie” game was released Apr, 2016 Zombi
      8th “non-indie” game was released May, 2016 Tropico 5
      9th”non-indie” game was released June, 2016 NBA 2K16
      10th “non-indie” game was released July, 2016 Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

    • 11th “non-indie” game was released September, 2016 Lords of the Fallen
      12th/13th “non-indie” games were released October, 2016 Transformers: Devastation/Resident Evil (RE)
      14th “non-indie” game was released Feb, 2017 LittleBigPlanet 3
      15th “non-indie” game was released March, 2017 Tearaway Unfolded
      16th “non-indie” game was released May, 2017 Tales from the Borderlands
      17th/18th “non-indie” games were released June, 2017 Life is Strange/Killing Floor 2
      19th/20th “non-indie” games were released July, 2017 Until Dawn/Game of Thrones
      21st/22nd “non-indie” games were released August, 2017 Just Cause 3/Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry
      23rd “non-indie” game was released September, 2017 inFamous: Second Son

      But yeah, ignoring all of those games, and the release date…First non-Indie!

    • Have you been living under a rock? PS Plus has given away a great deal of triple A titles the past year,

    • Armadillo_Jones Yo, you got a comeback, bro? What’s you’re response?

    • Damn he told you!

    • DAMN point goes to drd7ofl4

    • LOLOL theres tons of non indie games and the ps4 is in the middle of its life the ps5 is supposed to release 2021 so many more to come :]

  • Nice selection of games. Too bad I already own MSGV. What’s cool is that you get the games that are free on your Vita for your PS4 for free as well. So it’s like getting 4 games for free on your PS4. Happy gaming!

  • Alright, now we’re talking!

  • What is going on with these titles lately? Are you guys never going to let me finish a game before I have to start new ones? In the past, I’d have a good couple months before something new caught my eye. I’m still playing a ton on Dead By Daylight that I was seduced to buy after the free teaser. I’m like a fat guy trapped in a donut shop.

  • PS4 launch date: November 29, 2013

    which makes the PS4 a little under 4 years old, not 5.

    1st “non-Indie” game was released in Feb, 2014. That game was Outlast
    2nd “non-Indie” game was released Dec, 2014 Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition
    3rd “non-indie” game was released Jan, 2015 InFamous: First Light
    4th “non-indie” game was released June, 2015 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
    5th “non-indie” game was released July, 2015 Styx: Master of Shadows
    6th “non-indie” game was released Nov, 2015 The Walking Dead: Season Two
    7th “non-indie” game was released Apr, 2016 Zombi
    8th “non-indie” game was released May, 2016 Tropico 5
    9th”non-indie” game was released June, 2016 NBA 2K16
    10th “non-indie” game was released July, 2016 Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

  • Really don’t like the stealth genre and didn’t enjoy ground zeroes (also ps plus), so it’s basically a bust for me. Great month for those that enjoy that kind or game though

  • The PS3/PSV titles are the same games that were pulled from September’s PS Plus launch lineup.

    If you check out last month’s, you’ll see those 4 games are crossed out. Nothing special there, but the PS4 titles are killer. Would have been nicer if it was the MGSV: Definitive Edition, but it’s a still a nice step. That’s 6 months in a row of at least 1 solid AAA PS4 title.

    Despite complaints and disagreements, they’ve been much better about improving the selection of titles (at least on the PS4 side).

  • Playstation, your killin’ it. Great free games!

  • Oh wow the month is up already. I didn’t even get to the games from last month

  • Lets not get too excited…its not rocket science to realize they had to do something this last couple of months seeing as how just before that they increased the cost of plus by 25% ..good timing huh

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