November 2020's PlayStation Plus games have been officially announced, and we must say, what a month this is.
As always, subscribers can look forward to two PlayStation 4 titles, both of which will also be playable on the PlayStation 5. November's duo consists of Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Hollow Knight — two highly rated but very different games. Both of them will be available to download and play starting from next week, on the 2nd November.
But that's not all. If you're getting a PS5, you'll be delighted to know that the weird and wonderful Bugsnax is joining the lineup. It'll be available to download on your new next-gen console at launch. It's worth noting, however, that the PS4 version of Bugsnax will not be up for grabs. PS5 only!
This is a particularly strong month. While we'll have a review for Bugsnax shortly, we awarded Middle-earth: Shadow of War an 8/10 when it released a few years back, describing it as a "stellar sequel".
"The Nemesis System remains the real star of the show in all of its expanded glory, and while its dynamic brilliance threatens to make the main story missions seem boring by comparison, there's enough heft to the overall package that you can look past its shortcomings. In the barrage of blockbusters hitting PS4 over the next few months, Shadow of War should not be missed."
And we were similarly enthusiastic about Hollow Knight, granting that a 9/10 in our review:
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition shines bright, which is ironic considering its solemn presentation and challenging gameplay. Offering a plethora of collectibles and content to explore as well as unrelenting confrontations, the game delivers a sensational, mysterious journey which will undoubtedly test your platforming skills.
It's worth adding that PS5 owners will also get access to the new PS Plus Collection, and you can find out more about what's on offer as part of that initiative through here: All PS Plus Collection Games on PS5. All of those games will be available to download at launch in November.
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