Free PS Plus Essential Games For October 2022 Revealed (VIDEO)

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We’re now several months into PlayStation’s new three-tiered version of PS Plus and while it doesn’t quite compare to the “all-in” mentality of Xbox Game Pass, Sony has admittedly brought immense value to its premier subscription service. While Extra and Premium members get several added benefits, those content with the classics can still spring for ‘PS Plus Essential,’ boasting familiar perks like online multiplayer, store discounts, and of course, monthly free games.

With that little segue in mind, the next batch of free PS Plus games has been revealed for the incoming occasion of October. The arguable highlight of the bunch is Hot Wheels Unleashed, a sized-up and nostalgic arcade racer with loads of spiffy cars to collect. The other two aren’t anything to scoff at either, with the blockbuster NeatherRealm Studios fighting game (and a favorite here at DFTG) Injustice 2 and fast-paced FPS Superhot also being showcased next month. A rundown of October’s free PS Plus games can be viewed below.


  • Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS4, PS5)
    • Collect, build and race in this fantastic arcade sim based on the Hot Wheels universe. Earn new vehicles then take them to the track to race side by side with friends in two-player split-screen, or face up to 12 opponents in online challenges. One you’ve raced, why not try and build your own course? Create amazing layout inside and outside the track editor. Ad loops, special boosters, obstacles and special elements to make an incredible amusement park for your races, then share your creation online for other players to try.
  • Injustice 2 (PS4)
    • The creators of Mortal Kombat return to the DC universe with the biggest superhuman roster. Select from twisted versions of iconic heroes and supervillains and bring epic-scale battles to awe-inspiring locations across the globe. Take on other players locally and online, or immerse yourself in the story-driven single player campaign as Batman struggles against Superman’s regime. You’ll earn gear after every match to equip, customize and evolve your roster.
  • Superhot (PS4)
    • Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, Superhot is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It’s just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets. Superhot’s polished, minimalist visual language helps you concentrate on the most important – on the fluidity of gameplay and cinematic beauty of the fight.

As for when PS Plus Essential members can get ahold of these freebies, this new offer will go live on October 4th and is scheduled to remain available until October 31st. Until then, there are still several days remaining to redeem this month’s free games, which comprise Need for Speed Heat, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, and Toem for PS5. Of course, that’s not to mention October’s new entries to the PS Plus Extra game catalog, which will be revealed later in the month.

​What do you think? Are you excited about the free PS Plus Essential coming in October, or were you hoping for another game to be added as a freebie instead? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!​

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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