MGS V Highlights PS Plus Free Games For October

Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid swansong headlines a stacked October for PlayStation Plus freebies.

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PlayStation has lined up arguably one of its biggest months of freebies since the inception of its PlayStation Plus free games program. It's being led by 2015 epic Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the most recent game in the series and creator Hideo Kojima's final project before his divorce with publisher Konami. The Phantom Pain cracked the Shacknews Game of the Year list in 2015, coming in tied for #10.

The other PlayStation 4 free offering will be Amnesia: Collection, collecting both Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, just in time for the Halloween holiday.

Here are the free games PlayStation Plus members will be able to scoop up in October, as noted in Wednesday morning's PlayStation Blog post:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
  • Amnesia: Collection (PS4)
  • RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PS4/PSVR)
  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds (PS3)
  • Hustle Kings (PS3)
  • Hue (PS Vita)
  • Sky Force Anniversary (PS Vita)

PlayStation Plus members are also being offered access to the upcoming Hand of the Gods closed beta. This turn-based strategy card game is set to kick off its beta on October 17.

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