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PlayStation Plus subscribers get MGS 5: The Phantom Pain free in October

Plus both Amnesia games!

Bloody snake and his allies walk toward the camera in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Kojima Productions/Konami
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October 2017’s lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers is a top-heavy one, with two terrific PlayStation 4 games in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Amnesia: Collection.

The Phantom Pain is the critically acclaimed 2015 follow-up to the appetizer that was Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, and it was the final project that Hideo Kojima worked on at Konami. He parted ways with the company that year and re-established Kojima Productions as an independent studio.

Amnesia: Collection bundles together all three titles in Frictional Games’ horror franchise: 2010’s Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its 2011 expansion, Amnesia: Justine, as well as the game’s 2013 sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. The package was released on PS4 last November as the series’ console debut.

The rest of October’s lineup isn’t quite as huge, but there may be something for you in there, especially since two of the other games are cross-buy titles:

  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds, PS3
  • Hustle Kings, PS3
  • Hue, PlayStation Vita (cross-buy with PS4)
  • Sky Force Anniversary, PS Vita (cross-buy with PS4, PS3)

All six games will be free for Plus subscribers from Oct. 5 through Nov. 2. That’s You, one of the first titles in Sony’s new PlayLink program of games that are playable with mobile devices, will expire as a free-with-Plus title on Oct. 24 — so this is your last chance to pick it up.

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