10 Great Games Available On PlayStation Plus This Month (Updated October 2022)

There is possibly no better time than right now to be a PlayStation Plus member as the subscription service offers up an impressive slate of video games for users to play at no extra cost. The service is constantly updating and growing, giving players so many great options.


Those unaware of what PlayStation Plus offers might believe there are only some classic games there and while that’s fun, there are also some relatively new releases too. The games currently available include some modern classics, award winners, blockbusters, hidden gems, and so much more for every type of gamer out there.

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Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)

There’s no doubt that the Arkham franchise is in the conversation for the best superhero gaming series in history. While the earliest installments aren’t available on PlayStation Plus, the most recent entry, Batman: Arkham Knight is.

Seen as a return to form as some mixed reviews for Arkham Origins, this game was a hit for everything from gameplay to storytelling to visuals. While some players weren’t happy with the overuse of the Batmobile in missions, the game still received rave reviews and is perfect to play ahead of Gotham Knights.

Bloodborne (2015)

Another release from 2015, Bloodborne has already become a very influential game. It sold millions of copies, received several game of the year awards, and racked up accolades. There are even many who consider it one of the best games ever made.

The role-playing game puts the player in the seat of the protagonist as he travels through a city filled with infected inhabitants as he searches for the source of the plague. The Lovecraft inspiration was appreciated by many and now you can try the game that has spawned comics, card games, and more.

Ghost Of Tsushima: Director’s Cut (2020)

Upon its release, it seemed like everyone was talking about Ghost of Tsushima and with good reason. The concept of controlling a samurai who must protect Tsushima Island is simple enough on paper but the large open world and the ability to fight honorably or dishonorably is what helped make this special.

Ghosts of Tsushima has sold nearly 10 million copies and took home the coveted Game of the Year prize at The Game Awards 2020. The expanded Director’s Cut is the one available on the subscription service so even if you’ve played the regular version, there’s more to enjoy here .

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy (2021)

After the success of the Arkham series, Marvel has tried their hand at more games and they’ve released a slew of hits. Among them was Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxycapitalizing on the popularity of the team from their MCU appearances.

Although sales were disappointing and the combat mechanics weren’t great, the game was praised for the visuals, characters, and narrative (even winning Best Narrative at The Game Awards 2021). The fact that you can get this game at no extra charge basically makes it a must-play.

Hollow Knight (2017)

It’s always great to see an indie game break out and become a hit which is just what Hollow Knight managed to do. The game follows a nameless warrior as he explores a fallen kingdom stricken by a supernatural disease.

Visually, this isn’t the kind of thing that will compete with more PS5 games but that’s not the point. It is driven by classic platformer gameplay, impressive hand-drawn visuals, and a level of difficulty that is challenging enough without being overwhelming. It’s an addictive game for a reason.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016)

Fans of the Uncharted franchise don’t need a reason to play through their favorite games again but 2022 has still provided them with one. The release of the movie starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake has reignited some interest and PlayStation Plus capitalizes on that.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End marked the culmination of Nathan Drake’s story as he is brought out of retirement by the brother he believed was dead. It’s more of the same from the iconic series in the best possible way, resulting in one of the best PlayStation games ever.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game (2021)

Tea Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie from 2010 is based on a comic book, yet it felt like it was based on a video game. From the visual style to the coins Scott picked up after defeating an enemy to the boss battles he had to go through, it was basically a big screen game.

So, it only made sense for a game to arrive and it was met with high praise. The side-scrolling beat-em-up game technically arrived in 2010 but the “Complete Edition” was released in 2021 and is the one on the streaming service. Anyone who loves the movie or comics is bound to enjoy this game.

Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018)

It could be argued that the pinnacle of superhero video games is Marvel’s Spider-Man. The 2018 game was met with widespread acclaim and became a huge commercial hit on top of that as it nailed everything most fans want from a Spidey game.

The characters were well-written, the web-swinging is a blast, there are so many homages to the comics and films, and there are so many customization options like suits and special abilities. More, it led to the Miles Morales spin-off, which is also on PlayStation Plus.

Final Fantasy VII Remake (2020)

Not much needs to be said about Final Fantasy because it’s widely known as one of the greatest and most important gaming franchises ever. As good as most entries are, it is often said that Final Fantasy VII is the peak of the series.

Cloud Strife has become one of gaming’s most iconic characters thanks to this installment of the series and it has withstood the test of time. 23 years after it initially arrived, an impressive remake began and you can play the story so far on PlayStation Plus. It is said to finish with a new entry by early 2024.

Stray (2022)

The newest game on this list, stray was the talk of most gamers upon its release. The unique premise sees the player control a stray cat doing everything from climbing obstacles to interacting with other cats, and more.

There’s a lot more to the story as well, especially since the world the game takes place in is something of a wasteland. Things get darker than you might expect and the entire thing is something worth experiencing.

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