You might not love the idea of paying for a PlayStation Plus subscription, but that £50 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 the UK's PlayStation Plus freebies for November 2018, which will be available to download starting 6 November. And if you didn't grab October's free downloads yet, then scroll further down for a quick look at those titles.
Free on PlayStation Plus in November
Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
If Sega's much-loved, yet super-niche Yakuza series has piqued your interest, yet not quite enough to shell out for a game, now's your chance: Yakuza Kiwami is a full remake of the PS2 original, letting you freely explore and brawl through a Tokyo district as a gangster.
Meanwhile, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition puts a fresh coat of paint on the PS3 original: a raucous, first-person shooter featuring huge guns and an amazing laser lasso. Don't think too much about this one: just blast away and enjoy the mayhem.
Burly Men at Sea (PS4/Vita)
This amusing and compact indie game lets you play through an interactive novel of sorts, as you choose your own path through the Scandinavian-inspired tale. It's utterly charming.
Well, this looks delightful. Roundabout challenges you to steer a constantly-revolving limousine through an array of tricky missions, plus it's paired with full-motion video cut-scenes inspired by '70s B-movies. Yes, we're into that.
Jackbox Party Pack 2 (PS3)
You Don't Know Jack maker Jackbox creates the best digital party games around, and they make a lot of them at that. Jackbox Party Pack 2 delivers five of them for you to enjoy, including Fibbage 2 and Quiplash XL.
Arkedo Series (PS3)
This package piles together a trio of arcade-style homages with chunky pixel graphics: platformers JUMP! and PIXEL!, along with match-four puzzler SWAP! There's nothing mind-blowing here, but these can be fun diversions.
Still available through 5 November
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…