PS Plus Essential Games Available in October 2023

Vignesh Raghuram
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PS Plus Essential Games Available in October 2023



PS Plus Essential customers are in for an incredible month ahead of them with some amazing games up for grabs in October 2023. This month, players are spoilt for choice with a diverse range of genres to explore, from spine-chilling horror to calming agricultural simulations and a hint of the supernatural wild west. This article highlights the three games that PlayStation Plus members, can add to their library for free this month and play on their PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 consoles.

For PlayStation Plus members, one of the prime perks is Sony's monthly provision of three 'Essential Games'. Available from October 3 to November 6, 2023, these games can be claimed via the PlayStation Store or the specific PS Plus section. It's essential to add these games to your Game Library within this window, as they're only available for just that month. You can’t claim these games after November 6th.

However, once you’ve added these games to your library, you can download and play them indefinitely, provided you keep your membership active.

New PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) Essential Games for October 2023

The Callisto Protocol (PS4, PS5)

The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol is a standout horror game set on Jupiter's moon, Callisto, where players navigate a spine-chilling narrative filled with dark mysteries and lurking threats. Developed by industry veterans, the game merges next-gen graphics with classic survival horror elements, featuring atmospheric tension, strategic puzzles, and engaging gameplay mechanics. As the storyline unfolds, players must navigate the treacherous environment of a high-security prison overrun by sinister extraterrestrial forces, using their wits and resources to survive while uncovering the deeper mysteries of the moon's outpost. Lauded by critics and fans alike, it's a must-play for those seeking a blend of rich storytelling and immersive horror experience.

Farming Simulator 22 (PS4, PS5)

Farming Simulator 22

Farming Simulator 22

Farming Simulator 22 offers players a tranquil escape into the world of agriculture, where they can experience the rewarding intricacies of modern farming. This simulation game allows players to cultivate, harvest, and trade in a variety of crops, manage livestock, and operate authentic machinery across detailed and expansive landscapes. With overhauled graphics, realistic weather effects, and a vast array of new crops and equipment, Farming Simulator 22 seamlessly captures the nuances and challenges of a farmer's life. Perfect for those seeking a calming yet strategic gaming experience, it provides a hands-on approach to the agricultural industry, ensuring hours of immersive gameplay.

Weird West (PS4, PS5)

Weird West

Weird West

Weird West is a captivating action RPG that uniquely fuses the iconic imagery of the Wild West with supernatural folklore and mythical creatures. Set in an alternate frontier universe, players traverse a world where every decision can unveil a new storyline, with gunfights and magic interwoven into the fabric of this reimagined frontier. The gameplay offers a blend of exploration, strategic combat, and intricate storytelling, introducing players to both familiar western archetypes and mysterious otherworldly entities. For those seeking an adventure that diverges from the norm, Weird West delivers an engrossing tale that's both gritty and fantastical, making it a standout choice for RPG enthusiasts.

All PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) Essential Games Released So Far This Year

January 2023

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4, PS5)

  • Axiom Verge 2 (PS4, PS5)

  • Fallout 76 (PS4)

PS Plus Essential Games January 2023


February 2023

  • OlliOlli World (PS4, PS5)

  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (PS4)

  • Evil Dead: The Game (PS4, PS5)

  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light (PS4, PS5)

PS Plus Essential Games February 2023


March 2023

  • Battlefield 2042 (PS4, PS5)

  • Minecraft: Dungeons (PS4)

  • Code Vein (PS4)

PS Plus Essential Games March 2023


April 2023

  • Meet Your Maker (PS4, PS5)

  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4, PS5)

  • Tails of Iron (PS4, PS5)

PS Plus Essential Games April 2023


May 2023

  • GRID Legends (PS4, PS5)

  • Chivalry 2 (PS4, PS5)

  • Descenders (PS4)

PS Plus Essential Games May 2023


June 2023

  • NBA 2k23 (PS4, PS5)

  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 (PS4, PS5)

  • Trek To Yomi (PS4)

PS Plus Essential Games June 2023


July 2023

  • Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (PS4, PS5)

  • Alan Wake Remastered (PS4, PS5)

  • Endling - Extinction is Forever (PS4, PS5)

PS Plus Essential Games July 2023


August 2023

  • PGA Tour 2K23 (PS4, PS5)

  • Dreams (PS4, PS5)

  • Death's Door (PS4, PS5)

PS Plus Essential Games August 2023


September 2023

  • Saints Row (PS4, PS5)

  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves (PS5)

  • Black Desert (Traveler Edition) (PS4)

PS Plus Essential Games September 2023


Currently, Teardown is scheduled to be made available for PS Plus Essential subscribers from November 7th onwards. Unfortunately, the game is only available for PlayStation 5 owners.

Teardown is a distinct voxel-based heist game that offers players a blend of strategy, creativity, and chaos in a fully destructible environment. Set in a sandbox world, the game challenges players to plan and execute intricate heists by utilizing the environment's complete destructibility. Whether it's by hammering through walls, toppling structures, or setting things ablaze, players must carefully plot their moves to evade alarms and achieve objectives within set time frames.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.