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News PS Plus October PS4 Games Available to Download Now
Out for blood
Not every month can bring with it a stellar line-up of PlayStation Plus titles, and October 2020's selection very much feels like one that will be forgotten about before too long. PS Plus subscribers can get their hands on Need for Speed Payback and Vampyr this month at no extra cost. As is tradition, we put the two PlayStation 4 games...
Poll Are You Happy With Your PS Plus Games for October 2020?
Plus or minus?
October's PlayStation Plus games have been announced, and, well... The reaction hasn't been brilliant. For starters, we've got Vampyr. By most accounts it's a decent game (we gave it a 6/10), but it's the kind of semi-forgotten title that you'd expect alongside a blockbuster. Except there is no blockbuster — there's only Need for...
News PS Plus October 2020 Free PS4 Games Announced
Hit and miss?
October 2020's PS Plus games have been confirmed. As always, subscribers get two PS4 titles. This time around, it's Need for Speed Payback and Vampyr. The latter will hopefully get you in the mood for Halloween. We actually rather enjoyed DONTNOD's vampiric role-playing game, describing it as "intriguing" in our Vampyr review...
News Online Free Roam Heading to Need for Speed Payback in 2018
Happy New Goodyear
Need for Speed Payback is to be updated with a whole new way to play, according to a tweet from yesterday afternoon. Online free roaming will be added to the game for free later this year. At this stage, there's really not much else to report. We imagine there will be more information as the release draws near, but we doubt...
News Need for Speed: Payback Alters Progression Amid Criticism
But has it actually improved?
EA’s pulling more U-turns than the ragtag group of rookie racers in Need for Speed: Payback’s boisterous campaign. Swedish developer Ghost Games has announced that – after reading community feedback – it’s in the process of tweaking the racer’s progression system, which unfortunately is a bit of a mess...
Round Up Need for Speed: Payback PS4 Reviews Are Neither Fast Nor Furious
Surprise! Need for Speed: Payback is out this week on the PlayStation 4. You may not have realised because EA has seemingly completely forgotten about the racer as well. And early reviews aren’t looking stellar at the time of typing. In a unique twist that never ever happens during the holiday period, we’re still waiting for our review...
News Need for Speed: Payback's Open World Is the Largest in Franchise History
Need for Speed: Payback’s flashy Fortune City will be the largest open world in the franchise’s history. The glitzy adaptation of Las Vegas will become your proving grounds in Ghost Games’ latest, as you go in search of abandoned vehicles and enter into events against racing crews with different attributes. It’s looking good so...
Gamescom 2017 Need for Speed Payback Partners with BMW M5
A large chunk of EA’s Gamescom 2017 press conference earlier today was spent promoting the BMW M5 – presumably because the publisher has signed a marketing arrangement with the manufacturer. You can check out the vehicle in action courtesy of the Need for Speed Payback trailer embedded above, which is the only game you’ll be able...
News Need for Speed Payback Has the Dumbest Pre-Order Bonus
Exclusive platinum blue tire smoke. That’s what you’ll get if you pre-order forthcoming Fast & Furious-inspired racer Need for Speed Payback from Australian retailer EB Games – and practically any other store. You’ll also get the Platinum Car Pack, of course – which comprises five exclusive vehicles including the Dodge...
E3 2017 Need For Speed Payback's Gameplay Looks Fast and Furious
EA showed off the first gameplay trailer for Need for Speed Payback in its EA Play Press Conference today, and the game is looking more and more like a love letter to the Fast and the Furious franchise. The video sees a relaxing drive through the desert turn into a frenzied road battle replete with slow motion cut-scenes for you to...
News Here's Your First Look at Need for Speed Payback
How fast do you wanna go?
As leaked earlier today, Need for Speed Payback is the next instalment in EA Games’ legendary racing franchise – and it promises to be an “action racing fantasy” set in Fortune Valley, which is basically Las Vegas. The plot will see you assume the role of a trio of petrol heads, as you participate in “intense...
News Need for Speed Payback Goes Full Fast & Furious on 10th November
After the disappointment of 2015’s rebooted Need for Speed, developer Ghost Games is going full-on Fast & Furious with 2017’s edition, Need for Speed Payback. Scheduled to release on 10th November, the new entry’s set in Fortune City, where you’ll be racing against a syndicate named the House that controls the city’s...
News Need for Speed 2017 Will Be Playable Entirely Offline
Expect customisation and cop chases
The last Need for Speed game wasn’t great, was it? Bizarrely, we enjoyed the 90s-inspired FMV cut-scenes and silly storyline, but the actual racing itself fell flat for us: the open world was forgettable, the driving was bland, and the always-online aspect was a source of strong criticism for some. In fact, so...