Hey, hey, hey! We are coming to the end of September, and October will soon be upon us so you know what that means — new free games from PlayStation (if you are a PlayStation Plus member). October is looking to be a really big month for the monthly PS4 lineup to keep gamers entertained this fall. As announced during State of Play, we’re including two major blockbuster hits from Worldwide Studios with The Last of Us Remastered and MLB The Show 19. Both games will be available to download from the PlayStation Store between October 1st and November 4th. Now, let’s break down the games.
The Last of Us: Remastered
To get you ready for the next chapter of Naughty Dog’s grand adventure in The Last of Us Part II, PS Plus is giving players the chance to jump into The Last of Us Remastered. It you never experienced Joel and Ellie’s epic journey, The Last of Us Remastered has you covered with both The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Left Behind.
The Last of Us takes place 20 years after a pandemic has radically changed civilization, where infected humans run wild and survivors kill each other for food, weapons, and whatever else they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14-year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S.
In The Last of Us: Left Behind, new light is shed on Ellie’s relationship with Riley, her best friend, and sometime-mentor from a military boarding school they grew-up in together. After disappearing for weeks, Riley returns with a surprising revelation on her whereabouts. Ellie and Riley sneak out of school for the last time, leading to a series of events that will forever change both of their lives.
This adventure will keep you entertained right before the sequel hits store shelves. In case you missed it, check out all of the details on The Last of Us Part II that were announced during State of Play (including a release date of February 21, 2020) over in our PlayStation Highlights video.
MLB The Show 2019
If you love to swing for the fences in baseball games then MLB The Show 19 from San Diego Studio (SDS) is the game for you — and this year, you play the sport your way. You can relive the biggest MLB moments in history with “Moments,” where you can recreate the most famous plays (like Babe Ruth’s called shot or Mark McGuire breaking the home-run record) and showdowns in baseball history. Or, speed-up full seasons with March to October, which lets you play only the biggest and most exciting games to focus on getting your team to the postseason and beyond in less time. You can also create your own player and rise through the MLB ranks with “Road to the Show” or play against others as baseball’s greatest stars and legends in Diamond Dynasty (think FIFA’s Ultimate Team).
To celebrate The Show being on PS Plus for the very first time, San Diego Studios is also giving away free in-game content for those who download and log into the game between October 1st and October 31st. To get your Show experience started right, go redeem and open five free packs. These packs include a Diamond player for your Diamond Dynasty squad and equipment for your created player in Road to the Show.
Again, both games will be available to download from the PlayStation Store between October 1st and November 4th.
In the meantime, you still have a few days left to pick up September’s PlayStation Plus titles — Batman: Arkham Knight and Darksiders III.