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(Pocket-lint) - Each month, PS5 and PS4 owners who subscribe to one of Sony's PlayStation Plus tiers get to download and play a great selection of free games.

PS Plus is PlayStation's online gaming service, which provides access to multiplayer gaming and other benefits, including money off many digital purchases. It is offered in a three tier system, with each adding increasingly impressive benefits, such as access to a huge library of current and classic games.

PlayStation 5 owners also get an added bonus of 19 classic PS4 games to play on their next-gen console through the PlayStation Plus Collection.

A PS Plus Essential subscription costs £6.99 / $9.99 / €8.99 per month. There are also PS Plus Extra and Premium tiers that cost a little more for additional services. You can read about them here.

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All three give you access to the free games below.

Free PS5 and PS4 games list for October 2022:

Here are the confirmed games available to all PS Plus subscribers in October.

On all consoles

These games are available to all PlayStation console owners, they can be downloaded and played on a PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

  • Available: From 4 to 31 October 2022

Arcade racer Hot Wheels Unleashed is available to PS Plus members at no extra cost, with both PS5 and PS4 versions available to download separately. It offers single-player, two-player split-screen and up to 12-player online races.

Injustice 2

  • Available: From 4 to 31 October 2022

Built by the developer of the latest Mortal Kombat games, Injustice 2 features an alternative universe collection of DC superheroes, all ready to kick the living bejaysus out of each other.

Superhot

  • Available: From 4 to 31 October 2022

Superhot is a clever FPS whereby time pauses whenever you do, and only progresses when you move. It therefore combines some strategical thinking and crazy fun.

On PS5 only

These games are only available to PS Plus members who own a PlayStation 5 or PS5 Digital Edition.

PlayStation Plus Collection for PS5

The PlayStation Plus Collection is a line-up of 19 classic PS4 games available to download and play on PS5 through backward compatibility. In some cases, they will have boosts to the loading times and graphical performance on PS5 (ie. frame rates).

Here is the current game list:

Top Nintendo Switch games 2022: Best Switch titles every gamer must own

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Zombies Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Banidcoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Until Dawn
Writing by Rik Henderson.
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