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PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2018

There are few combinations better than Halloween and Jason Voorhees

by Jacob Bukacek

Last month, PS Plus subscribers had their choice of enjoying either Destiny 2 of God of War III: Remastered as part of the service’s free games program. Depending on who one asks, both games are must plays, and are absolutely worth their normal asking price, even more so when there’s no charge. October’s games aren’t quite as high on the quality scale, but both are great options for those looking for some new multiplayer experiences.

The titles headlining PS Plus’ free games for October are Friday the 13th: The Game and Laser League. For those unaware, Friday the 13th: The Game is an asymmetrical multiplayer game wherein four camp counselors work together to either escape or kill the player filling the role of Jason Voorhees. It is, of course, not an easy feat to accomplish, as Jason has access to a variety of powers and moves perfect for punishing inattentive counselors. The game’s developer, Gun Media, was forced to stop supporting the game earlier this due to legal issues, but fans should still be able to enjoy some online hi-jinks due to the influx of players these free offerings usually draw in.

Laser League, on the other hand, is a different animal entirely. It’s a team-based multiplayer experience wherein two teams of three face-off in a competition to see who can outlast the other. The goal is simple: avoid the other team’s laser walls. Of course, this is easier said than done. The game hosts several different character types to choose from, each of which has its own laser pattern. In this game, it’s all about quickly identifying what characters are on the other team and knowing exactly what they’re capable of dishing out. Jumping in is easy, but achieving mastery is going to take a while.

As always, Sony has games on offer for their other platforms as well. PlayStation 3 players can download Master Reboot and The Bridge, while those still enjoying their PS Vita can snag either Rocketbirds 2: Evolution or 2064: Read Only Memories. These won’t interest everyone, but at least fans won’t have to wait very long for Sony’s next selection to go on offer.

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