PS Plus Essential October 2023 Games Revealed

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As the month draws to a close, Sony is gearing up to captivate gaming enthusiasts with the enticing PlayStation Plus Essential October 2023 lineup. This thrilling selection comprises three engaging titles that will be available for free, casting a spell of anticipation for the upcoming month.

Starting from Tuesday, October 3, 2023, and extending their allure until November 6, 2023, these games promise to transport players into a world of excitement and challenge.

Here’s a closer look at the PS Plus Essential October 2023 lineup:

1. The Callisto Protocol: Originally introduced in 2022, The Callisto Protocol is a gripping survival horror game developed by Striking Distance Studios. It’s particularly noteworthy for being helmed by Glen Schofield, the mastermind behind the iconic survival horror game, Dead Space. The game’s narrative unfolds around Jacob Lee, portrayed by Josh Duhamel, a starship captain who faces a harrowing ordeal after crash-landing on a desolate moon. Players must muster their courage to confront bizarre adversaries and find a way to escape.

The game initially garnered mixed reviews upon its launch, with praise for its eerie atmosphere and thrilling horror elements, albeit accompanied by criticism of its relatively short gameplay duration and minor gameplay glitches. Regrettably, the game struggled in terms of sales, resulting in Schofield and several Striking Distance Studios executives resigning from the company earlier this month. Worth noting is that the game’s DLC, “Final Transmission,” released in 2023, will not be included in the PS Plus version of the game.

2. Farming Simulator 22: Step into the shoes of a modern farmer and embark on the journey to construct your dream farm in the beloved Farming Simulator series. This latest installment in the enduring franchise offers a plethora of diverse locations, farming activities, and more. Players can now specialize in various aspects like agriculture and animal husbandry, all while contending with seasonal cycles that necessitate adaptability in farm management.

Farming Simulator 22 also boasts an extensive collection of real-world tools and brands, including support from industry giants like John Deere, CLAAS, Case IH, New Holland, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. Whether you’re a seasoned virtual farmer or a rookie looking to cultivate your virtual green thumb, this game promises an immersive agricultural experience.

3. Weird West: Released in 2022, Weird West is an enthralling action role-playing game developed by WolfEye Studios and published by Devolver Digital. Presented in a top-down perspective, players assume the roles of intrepid heroes navigating the treacherous landscapes of the American frontier, where supernatural forces lurk in the shadows.

Weird West has garnered predominantly positive reviews since its debut, currently holding a respectable 75 on OpenCritic. The game immerses players in a mysterious and eerie Wild West setting, offering a blend of action, role-playing, and supernatural elements that promise an unforgettable gaming experience.

With these enticing titles joining the PlayStation Plus Essential October 2023 lineup, gamers can look forward to a month filled with adventure, horror, and agricultural pursuits. So, mark your calendars for October 3, 2023, when these games become available, and embark on a gaming journey that promises to be nothing short of captivating.

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