Here are the Freebies for PlayStation Plus October 2015

By on October 8, 2015

Lo, there were free games laid upon PlayStation platforms. Lo, they were played joyfully, though not without the slight perturbation swimming through those expecting more. The PlayStation Plus October 2015 offerings are plenty and fulfilling, so long as you aren’t burdened by the AAA curse. All games listed below are free on their respective platforms from the first Tuesday in October to its horrifying end.

PS4

Super Meat Boy (also on PS Vita)

Super Meat Boy PlayStation Plus October 2015

This Xbox 360 classic took its damn time coming to PlayStation platforms, but for those who somehow haven’t played it until now… play it. Super Meat Boy is, simply, one of the cleanest, most dastardly, most satisfying 2D platformers ever made, ever played. You’re a meat cube that can wall jump. The design is brutally difficult, but the challenges, when completed, last less than a minute long (for the most part). Explode on a saw-blade, succumb to salt piles or fall to some other villainous object and you’re back to it in less than a second. The addiction is real.

Broken Age (also on PS Vita)

Broken Age PlayStation Plus October 2015

Broken Age is that Double Fine point-and-click adventure that blew up Kickstarter way back when. It’s mildly witty and challenging only to the degree that you don’t want it to end. I wasn’t blown away by it, but a lot of people like to love it out loud, so there’s that.

PS3

Unmechanical Extended (also on PS4)

Unmechanical Extended PlayStation Plus October 2015

Free an adorable robot from an underground labyrinth. How, you ask? By solving puzzles in two dimensions, of course!

Chariot

Chariot PlayStation Plus October 2015

Platformers designed explicitly for cooperative play aren’t extremely common, so for those with a like-minded buddy in close proximity, Chariot might be worth the time. Two adventurers guide their leader’s coffin to his tomb, employing the physics of the box itself to go deeper and deeper. It’s a game that shines at the start and eventually fails to engross in the long term. But like any co-op game, having a friend makes all kinds of tedium much less so.

PS Vita

Kickbeat (also on PS3)

Kickbeat PlayStation Plus October 2015

Think Guitar Hero without the guitar and with kung fu fighters. Kick and smack to the beat as hordes of henchmen fighters close in. The track list is as bizarre as the premise. Nevertheless, if you want the rhythm without the instrument, this might be the way to go.

Kung Fu Rabbit (also on PS3)

Kung Fu Rabbit PlayStation Plus October 2015

It’s a simplistic platformer starring a square-shaped rabbit that might’ve been Super Meat Boy under defter hands. The result is more on the level of modern Yoshi and Kirby titles: light, breezy and ultimately ineffectual.

About Trevor Ruben

Though I contribute to many online publications on a regular basis, including The Checkout, the crux of my writing lies in video games. When not writing, I'm often streaming a variety of games on Twitch.

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