Good afternoon! We hope you had fun carving pumpkins, perusing your horror collections and prancing around in your fancy dress costumes! If not, we hope you had something nice planned for Halloween, even if it didn’t involve fake plastic noses and bad ’80s B-movies.
All Hallows’ Eve, of course, also marks the end of October and so, like any other month, that means it’s time to talk PS Plus. We’ve got another bumper month lined up with a little something for everybody, so hold on to your broomsticks, here goes nothing…
This month’s first PS Plus title is a true icon of the industry: the helium-huffing, bazooka-brandishing nematodes known quite simply as ‘Worms’.
Having been part of the gaming scene for over two decades, the increasingly absurd antics of these embattled invertebrates continues to be as gut-bustingly hilarious as ever, with 2014’s Worms Battlegrounds bringing the series bombastic brand of fun direct to PS4.
Sheep Launchers, Concrete Donkeys and the legendary Holy Hand Grenade are but of few of the mad-cap bits of weaponry you’ll be getting your hands on. So, whether you’re taking on the new, refined single-player campaign or blowing good friends to kingdom come in classic local co-op (up to four players) you’re sure to be well armed.
Taking a totally different tact, November’s second game delivers something a little more contemplative.
2016’s collaboration between indie development team Plastic and our very own Santa Monica Studio produced the artful and balletic platformer Bound. A deeply emotive story told through abstract geometry, player movement and metaphor, it invites you on a surreal and dreamlike journey into the main character’s memories.
The real showstopper here is the game’s incredible visual direction, with an absolutely stunning use of colour, shape and animation bringing the entire experience to life. Fittingly then, this game has full support for both PlayStation VR and PS4 Pro, bringing both 4K visual fidelity and immersive virtual reality to the experience.
PS Plus Bonuses: Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and That’s You!
On top of our two main games, we’ve also got a few extra treats. First up, for you horror hounds out there, we’ve got 2016’s gloriously grisly PS VR exclusive Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.
From the same team that brought you horror-hit Until Dawn, this unique spin-off draws inspiration from the original game – including locations and characters – and, using the power of PS VR, plunges you into a haunted carnival ride of truly disturbing proportions.
Visceral and violent, this surreal take on the classic first-person arcade shooter is the perfect way to keep the scares coming, even after Halloween has passed.
And as if that wasn’t enough, PlayLink title That’s You! will be also be available for those of you who haven’t picked it up already.
In this irreverent party quiz you and up to five of your friends and family get to find out what you really think about each other. With your TV, PS4 and a tablet or smartphone in hand, answer over 1,000 funny questions, take part in daring doodle challenges, snap selfies for photo challenges and more.
Of course there is! No monthly line-up would be complete without a selection of PS3 and PS Vita titles to add to your library, and November is no exception. That leaves the final line-up looking like this:
- Worms Battlegrounds (PS4)
- Bound (PS4/PS VR)
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS Plus bonus – PS VR Required)
- That’s You! (PS Plus bonus – PlayLink)
- R-Type Dimensions (PS3)
- Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (PS3)
- Dungeon Punks (PS Vita & PS4)
- Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse [Ep. 1 & 2] (PS Vita)
And that’s your November line-up, available to download from 7th November. In the meantime, there’s a little over a week left, if you still haven’t picked up everything from October’s line-up. A handy reminder, lest you forgot: