October is nearly upon us, meaning it's time to take a look at the PlayStation Plus games subscribers will be able to add to their Instant Game Collection once the store updates next Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 3.
Each month, PlayStation Plus offers a rotating lineup of six games for folks to download at no additional charge, including a pair of games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The October roster was recently announced on the PlayStation Blog, and it has some pretty big hitters on tap. Here's a rundown of what you can expect from Plus next month:
-Resident Evil (PS4)
-Transformers: Devastation (PS4)
-Mad Riders (PS3)
-From Dust (PS3)
-Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Vita)
-Actual Sunlight (Vita)
That's certainly a diverse list, offering a little something for everyone across Sony's three consoles. As a reminder, the September Plus lineup was pretty great, too, but you've only got a few more days to add them to your collection before the new batch of titles roll in. After that, you'll have about a month to grab the six games listed above, but why wait?
As for what's being added this month, the PlayStation 4 crowd is the clear winner for October. For starters, Halloween is my favorite time of year, and there are few better ways to get ready for the thrills and chills of the holiday season than by playing some horror video games. Resident Evil fits that bill nicely, remaking the granddaddy of all survival horror games with a top to bottom HD remake. There's plenty of nice new options including a more modern control scheme, or you can basically play the game the way it ran back on the original PlayStation, only with completely redone graphics.
As if that wasn't enough for one month, the PS4 will also be home to Transformers: Devastation in October. This is, hands down, one of the most fun games I've played in the past year. Combine the brilliant team at Platinum Games with the beloved world of the Transformers and you've got yourself a fantastic, fast action game that does the original animated series justice. It's a heck of a lot of fun, it's pretty lengthy and it gives players plenty of reasons to tackle its many challenges time and time again.
Over on the Vita, the series' perfect quirkiness is on full display with another visual novel, Code: Realize, and an indie title that takes an intriguing look at growing older, Actual Sunlight.