PlayStation Plus Free October Games Include ‘Driveclub’, ‘Batman’

Sony announced the lineup of free games for PS Plus subscribers in October on Wednesday. The Instant Game Collection update includes a record four games for the PlayStation 4, including the highly anticipated release of DriveClub.

The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection will be updated on Tuesday, October 7th with four PlayStation 4 titles and three PlayStation 3 titles. Three of these titles from will also be available as a free download for the PS Vita as part of Sony’s Cross-Buy promotion.

DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition is undoubtedly the headliner for the month. This was originally planned as a PS4 launch title before it was hit with a delay. It doesn’t give you access to the full game, but it does grant access to eleven tracks set in India, ten cars and full access to both online and offline gameplay modes.

PS Plus subscribers on the PS4 also gains free access to two excellent platformers from the last couple of years. Dust: An Elysian Tale is a beautifully animated game, while Spelunky will provide a fun challenge thanks to its randomly created levels. The latter will also be a free download for the PS Vita.

The remaining free PlayStation 4 title is the action arcade title, Pix the Cat. This will be available for the PS Vita as well and is a hectic arcade style game that features a cat saving ducklings in a neon filled world. That’s got the makings of sugar rush.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Over on the PlayStation 3 side of the ledger, Batman: Arkham Asylum is joined by Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara and Rainbow Moon. A free Arkham Asylum provides a good opportunity for those that have not jumped into this version of Batman to give it a try before Batman: Arkham Knight launches in 2015.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is an arcade port and update of the two classic D&D arcade machines – Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara. It’s about as good as you can get with an arcade port and worth the look for old school hack and slash fans.

Rainbow Moon is Japanese role-playing game that’s probably best known for its visual and audio design. It will start to feel grindy at some point, as many JRPGs do, but it’s worth checking out for a price of free. It is also the third title that will be available for free on the PS Vita too for the month of October.

What do you think of the PS Plus October line-up of free games? How does it compare to Xbox LIVE Games with Gold in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below.

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