You might not love the idea of paying for a PlayStation Plus subscription, but that ₹3,999 a year includes a massive bounty of free games.
Each and every month, Sony trots out a new selection of games you can download for free all month and then keep and play forever, so long as you maintain your Plus subscription. You'll always find at least a couple of PlayStation 4 picks, along with games for PS3 and Vita as well.
Looking for a heads-up on which games you can grab right now and soon ahead? We've got you covered: these are India's PlayStation Plus freebies for October 2018, which will be available to download starting 2 October. And if you didn't grab September's free downloads yet, then scroll further down for a quick look at those titles.
FREE ON PLAYSTATION PLUS IN OCTOBER
Well, this is a pretty perfect pick for October. Friday the 13th: The Game turns the movie franchise into an asymmetrical multiplayer game, pitting one player's murderous Jason against up to seven camp counselors. Sounds like a bloody good time, this one.
Laser League (PS4)
Described as Rocket League meets Tron, this futuristic top-down multiplayer game pits teams of two or three against each other as you control points on the neon-infused grid and try to eliminate foes. It's only been out for a few months now, but it earned some glowing reviews at launch.
2064: Read Only Memories (PS4/Vita)
This pixel-packed adventure spotlights a compelling cyberpunk future world in which a robot becomes sentient… and its creator is missing. You'll explore, examine, and chat your way towards the truth while interacting with a wide array of interesting characters.
Knowledge is Power (PS4)
One of the PlayLink games for PS4, Knowledge is Power lets you use your smartphone or tablet to answer trivia questions. The device-centric approach means a bunch of your mates can join in without you having to wrangle (or purchase) a bunch of DualShock controllers.
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS4/Vita)
Are you interested in a side-scrolling action game starring a gun-toting chicken? If so, then here you go. We're guessing that you'll probably be fine without playing the original, and reviews suggest that Rocketbirds 2 is a solid, albeit unspectacular diversion.
The Bridge (PS4/PS3/Vita)
This black-and-white 2D puzzler takes on an M.C. Escher-inspired edge, as you rotate levels and manipulate gravity to solve the environmental challenges within.
Master Reboot (PS3)
This surreal first-person, horror-tinged adventure game takes place in the Soul Cloud, where people can upload their memories and live on forever digitally. Obviously, things go terribly wrong somewhere along the way…
STILL AVAILABLE THROUGH 1 OCtober
Destiny 2 (PS4)
We loved Destiny 2 at launch, but the shared-world sci-fi shooter sequel seemed to flame out after a few months. Luckily, it's gotten a shot in the ar with the huge Forsaken expansion, and Sony is celebrating by offering up the base game until October rolls around. Grab it if you don't already have it!
Assuming you've already played through this year's spectacular God of War revival, why not loop back on the PS3's excellent entry, God of War III? It's been refreshed with crisper graphics and an added photo mode, and is worth a play whether you're an old fan or you missed it the first time around.
Here They Lie (PSVR)
Horror games are absolutely perfect for virtual reality, trapping you inside their tense and atmospheric worlds—so this month's bonus PlayStation VR pick, Here They Lie, should be plenty compelling for anyone willing to take the challenge. Who's the woman in the yellow dress? Enter this black-and-white world to find out… if you dare.
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (PS4/PS3/Vita)
Another World (a.k.a. Out of this World) is a platform adventure classic from 1991, and its cinematic styling has impacted an untold number of games since. This 20th Anniversary Edition runs at a higher resolution, but otherwise keeps the familiar allure of the original quest.
Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut (PS4/PS3)
If you dug the Portal games for the first-person puzzle-solving as much as the humour (or more so, even), then you'll probably get a kick out of Q.U.B.E. as well. Similarly, it finds you using a high-tech gadget to manipulate the world around you and conquer tricky environmental challenges.
Foul Play (PS4/Vita)
Foul Play follows the familiar format of a side-scrolling, co-op brawler – but this one is set entirely on a theatre stage, and makes your performance as important as the results. Looks like a lot of fun, with a really cool concept and aesthetic behind the button-mashing.
Sparkle 2 (Vita)
You might have played Sparkle 2 when it was called Zuma, Luxor, or even the original Puzz Loop, as the marble-matching concept has been done to death by a variety of different developers. Still, even though it's not very original, the match-three premise should be solid fun on the Vita.