Sony has published the PlayStation Plus free games catalogue for October 2023, which features a slew of exciting PS5 and PS4 titles available to paid subscribers.
PlayStation Plus: Free games you can download in October 2023
In October 2023, gamers can expect the classic The Callisto Protocol, Farming Simulator 22 and, Weird West.
Sony’s Content Acquisition and Operations Director Adam Michel confirmed this month’s free games will be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers from Tuesday, 3 October 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: This month’s PlayStation Plus games will be listed below as soon as Sony releases the catalogue. The content is shared on our platform for journalistic purposes. Swisher Post, its parent company, partners and affiliates shall not be held liable for any consequence that arises from the journalistic duties performed in sharing this content.
The Callisto Protocol – Available on PS5 and PS4
In this narrative-driven, third-person survival horror set 300 years in the future, take on the role of Jacob Lee – a victim of fate thrown into Black Iron Prison, a maximum-security penitentiary located on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto.
When inmates begin to transform into monstrous creatures, the prison is thrown into chaos.
To survive, Jacob must battle his way to safety to escape Black Iron Prison, while uncovering the dark and disturbing secrets buried beneath the surface of Callisto.
Using a unique blend of shooting and close-quarters combat, Jacob will need to adapt his tactics to combat the rapidly evolving creatures while scavenging to unlock new weapons, gear, and abilities to outrun the growing threat and escape the horrors of Jupiter’s Dead Moon.
Farming Simulator 22 – Available on PS5 and PS4
Take on the role of a modern farmer and creatively build your farm in three diverse American and European environments. Farming Simulator 22 offers a huge variety of farming operations focusing on agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry – now with the exciting addition of seasonal cycles!
More than 400 machines and tools from over 100 real agricultural brands like John Deere, CLAAS, Case IH, New Holland, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra and many more are included to sow and harvest crops like wheat, corn, potatoes and cotton. New machine categories and crops add new gameplay mechanics to the experience.
Run your farm cooperatively in multiplayer and extend the game with a multitude of free community-created modifications. Farming Simulator 22 offers more player freedom than ever before and challenges you to become a successful farmer – so start farming and let the good times grow!
Weird West – Available on PS5 and PS4
Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures, each playing with their own rules and their own peculiar motives in this isometric action RPG.
The game supports different styles of play in a simulated sandbox world where characters, factions, and even places react to a player’s decisions, and players are faced with brutal choices and consequences that can’t be undone – including death.
Discover the world through the origin stories of different characters, moving from one character’s journey to the next until all converge in a final chapter.
Gotham Knights – Available on PS5
It’s up to the Batman Family – Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin – to protect Gotham, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals. Gotham Knights is an open-world, action RPG set in a dynamic and interactive Gotham City. Patrol Gotham’s five distinct boroughs in solo or in co-op and drop in on criminal activity wherever you find it.
Disco Elysium – The Final Cut – Available on PS4, PS5
The definitive edition of the groundbreaking role-playing game. You’re a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders, or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes – Available on PS4, PS5
The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of standalone, cinematic branching horror games where the decisions you make in the game determine the story and the outcome you receive. In House of Ashes, a military unit, accompanied by a CIA field operative, is ordered to investigate a suspected underground chemical weapons facility.
Horrific discoveries and impossible decisions face the Unit as they strive to navigate a subterranean labyrinth and escape the terrifying threat. Will they each prioritize their own survival, or put aside their fears and their personal rivalries to fight together as one?
More games available on PlayStation Plus in October 2023 include:
- Alien: Isolation (PS4)
- Dead Island Definitive Edition (PS4)
- Outlast 2 (PS4)
- Elite Dangerous (PS4)
- FAR: Changing Tides (PS4, PS5)
- Gungrave G.O.R.E. (PS4, PS5)
- Eldest Souls (PS4, PS5)
- Röki (PS4, PS5)
- Tekken 6 (PS4, PS5)
- Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (PS4, PS5)
- Ape Escape Academy (PS4, PS5)
- IQ Final (PS4, PS5)
Everything you need to know about PS Plus
Gamers are required to subscribe to a Plus account to enjoy added features on classic titles. Not only are gamers afforded the benefit of unlocking online features on some games, but they also:
- unlock the PS Plus collection of PS4 and PS5 games available for free download;
- play online with friends in multiplayer and cross-platform modes;
- enjoy exclusive discounts on the PlayStation Store; and
- access ‘Share Play’ features.
The tiered subscription service is tailored into three plans: Essential, Extra and Deluxe. Here is a breakdown of what’s on offer in each plan.
Essential, the entry-level package and Extra largely share the same perks, except with the latter, gamers get access to a full PlayStation Plus games catalogue.
- Monthly games
- Online multiplayer
- PlayStation Plus Collection
- Exclusive discounts
- Exclusive packs
- Cloud storage
- Game help
- Share Play
The Deluxe plan offers everything listed above, as well as:
- Classics catalogue;
- Game trials
Here is the monthly cost of each PlayStation Plus plan:
- Essential – R119
- Extra – R179
- Deluxe – R209