Free Horror Games for PS5 Available for Download Now

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The free games on PS Plus in October 2023 are known. Sony is giving subscribers 3 titles for PS4 and PS5, including a big horror blockbuster.

Update from October 5th: Just in time for the holiday, you can download the PS Plus games for free in October. Whether you prefer to prepare for Halloween in Farming Simulator 2022 or with Weird West is up to you – but we are definitely looking forward to Callisto Protocol.

Original message from September 27th: San Mateo, California – As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to turn brown, October must be just around the corner. With the new month there are also new free games coming to PS Plus. Sony officially unveiled the free titles for PS5 and PS4 in October 2023 today. Who this month as “spooky Season“ celebrates, should be particularly happy about a title on offer. We’ll introduce you to the fresh free games for PS Plus and tell you which titles are most worthwhile in October 2023.

Name of the service PS Plus (PlayStation Plus)
Monthly charges 8,99 Euro
Provider Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE)
Advantages 2 months Free games, access to PS4/5 online multiplayer, exclusive discounts in the PlayStation Store, 100 GB of online storage
Active memberships 48 million users (as of December 2022)

PS Plus: 3 free games for PS4 and PS5 – These titles are included

These are the free games in October 2023: Anyone who followed the leaks about the PS Plus games in October should not be surprised by two of the new games. Nevertheless, there is still a previously unknown game from Sony. Here you can see an overview of all titles:

  • The Callisto Protocol

    Genre: Horror-Action

    Release: December 1, 2022

    Metascore: 69

    Preis: 69,99€
  • Farming Simulator 22

    Genre: Simulation

    Release: 22. November 2022

    Metascore: 75

    Preis: 39,99€
  • Weird West

    Genre: Action RPG

    Release: March 31, 2022

    Metascore: 76

    Preis: 39,99€
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Free Horror Games for PS5 Available for Download Now
PS Plus Oktober 2023 Games © Sony / PlayStation

Are the free games worth it? When it comes to the PS Plus games in October 2023, the metascores don’t pull up any trees at all. Nevertheless, many people will get their money’s worth from the titles. The Callisto Protocol is a fairly new, rock-solid horror game for PS5 that received many deductions in 2022 for technical reasons, but is now playable without any problems after various patches. Especially visually and in sound design Callisto a lot to offer.

If you can’t handle the zombie noise that well, you could use this Farming Simulator 22 maybe you’ll find it sooner. You’ll notice that the mood gap for PS Plus is wide this month. The farming simulators have been running on the side for years, but have secretly built up a large fan base who like to go plowing the fields in the evenings. If you want to understand the fascination better, you can take a look for free.

Weird West is, as the name suggests, strange. But it has become a bit of a cult game since its release. You play five different characters one after the other, all of whom experience their own strange stories. The whole thing takes place in an isometric top-down perspective, comes with a few supernatural elements and offers a surprising amount of playful freedom. Weird West is the absolute insider tip this month at PS Plus.

PS Plus logo in autumn leaves in October 2023
PS Plus October 2023: Free games confirmed – horror blockbuster will be free © Sony Interactive Entertainment / Pixabay (montage)

PS Plus October 2023: Date and release time – When are the free games coming?

Remember these dates: The PS Plus games in October come early after the start of the month. They should become available on PlayStation Network from October 3rd. Until then, you can still download the PS Plus games from September for free and then keep them permanently.

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The PS Plus games in October will remain available until November 7th. So you can download the free games for a little more than just a month. You can find more free games through PS Plus here: PS Plus September 2023: New free games for Extra and Premium – there is a real masterpiece in the catalog.