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Need for Speed: Payback and Vampyr are October’s free PlayStation Plus games

Car heists and vampires are coming to PlayStation Plus this month

Need for Speed Payback Image: Ghost Games/Electronic Arts
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On Wednesday, Sony announced that Need for Speed: Payback and Vampyr will be the free PlayStation Plus games for October.

Need for Speed: Payback was developed by Ghost Games and originally released in 2017. This entry in the famed racing series lets players take control of three playable characters as they race around the open world of Fortune Valley, the game’s stand-in for Las Vegas. The game features dozens of cars that players can use to pull off complicated and increasingly daring driving-based heists while dodging the cops.

Vampyr is an action role-playing game developed by Dontnod Entertainment that lets players take control of doctor-turned-vampire Jonathan Reid. As Reid, players can choose between open combat, satiating their vampiric craving for blood, or taking on a more mild-mannered, stealthy approach to helping the inhabitants of London instead of feasting on them. Vampyr is also set during the Spanish flu, which is relevant in October 2020 for reasons you are probably extraordinarily aware of.

Both of these games will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers starting on Oct. 6 and lasting until Nov. 2. Meanwhile, you can still pick up September’s free games, Street Fighter 5 and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, until Oct. 5.

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