October 2021's PS Plus games have been officially revealed, and guess what? The leak was right! Again!
If you can believe it, this is the fifth month in a row where the PS Plus lineup has accurately leaked ahead of time. It certainly removes the sense of surprise, but at least you're prepared for the potential disappointment.
Anyway, October 2021's PS Plus games are as follows:
- Hell Let Loose (PS5)
- Mortal Kombat X (base PS4 version, not XL)
- PGA Tour 2K21 (PS4)
As alluded, the reaction to this group of games has not been particularly positive. Hell Let Loose is a well received first-person shooter, but its multiplayer focus won't be to everyone's tastes. Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat X is a solid fighting game — but it's ultimately an old release. And lastly, PGA Tour 2K21 is... well, it's golf. As with any sports title, you're either interested or you're not.
Nevertheless, we had a lot of nice things to say in our Mortal Kombat X review, awarding the game an 8/10 in the end:
Mortal Kombat X doesn't hit with quite as much impact as its predecessor, but it still improves upon a brutal blueprint. The story's stupid and poorly written, but it's all of the options outside of the campaign that will keep you engaged – whether you're playing with others or alone. With hundreds of modifiers, the ever-rotating Living Towers, and some truly exceptional online additions, this game really goes above and beyond.
We were similarly satisfied in our PGA Tour 2K21 review, dishing out a 7/10:
PGA Tour 2K21 is the best simulation golf game on the PS4, and it represents a real evolution for The Golf Club franchise as a whole. While it retains many of the features from previous instalments, it’s much better presented than ever before, and it finally includes a career mode that’s worth your time and attention. There are still improvements to be made here – the licensed courses lack character and the visuals are static – but if this were a long par five tee shot it’d comfortably find the fairway.
All of these games will be downloadable starting from the 5th October.
What do you think of October's PS Plus games? Not very spooky, are they? Give us your honest opinion in the comments section below.
I think Hell Let Loose has some pretty interesting ideas and I'll give it a try. Also, I'm sure some might be cool with PGA Tour but Mortal Kombat X??
Its not great but the golf one is the sort of game that I would never buy but ill def give a go. Assuming its a decent golf game?
I played the Hell Let Loose beta.....it's brutal.
Everyone who wanted Mortal Kombat X already got it.. and its in PS Plus Collection.
I just want to post the facepalm emoji 800 times in a row
this is like 3rd fighting game this year, right? or maybe even 4th? jeez
Do you really need to know what people think again? I mean you must have picked up the vibes in the other article when they were rumored..jeez here we go again..
Already own PGA2K21. MKX is already in the PS+ Collection ...
I’m not interested myself but I’m seeing some people very happy about HLL launching on PS+
Well, I'll be playing a lot of PGA in the run up to Christmas then. Haven't played it since the Mega Drive.
About to be a whole lot of subscription cancellations in here, especially by those who cancelled each month for the past 3 😂😂
Looking forward to playing each of these titles. Great offering.
I preferred it when my disappointment wasn't leaked early every month.
I'll take PGA, Rory Mclroy golf was alright but looking forward to trying something a bit more sim-based.
I'm probably in the minority but very good month for me personally.
I played PGA tour 2K21 when it was on a free trail on Xbox a while back and really enjoyed it. So much so that I almost bought it last week so very pleased to be getting it for free
Dire month for me personally, as were the last several, but I'm not too fussed. I'm hopping between Kena, LIS: TC, and Hades whenever I have a minute of downtime, so I likely wouldn't have been playing any PS+ offerings any time soon anyway. Think my sub is up soon and may let it lapse tho, I don't do online so I'm only really with + for the monthly games and store discounts.
I stand by it that MKX is the best out of the recent MKs, but bit crap they didn't throw in the xl version. Finished with it years ago but at least the user base should pick up a bit for a while at least. Other than that, don't care about the others.
I'll try Hell Let Loose to accompany Insurgency: Sandstorm (where's the review, Push Square?). I played MKX a long time ago and I have no interest in golf. Overall better than the previous month.
@Bigtuna515 it's a great golf game. Pretty difficult to get timing down on harder settings, though
Here's hoping the PlayStation now games come to the rescue again.
@dantewalter the ps collection is only on ps5 , and not on ps4. so it doesn't matter if its part of the collection or not.
I'm happy, Hell Let Loose i very much wanted to try and i'll certainly be giving it some golf at some point!
Hell Let Loose seems like a good alternative to the same ol COD every year. I got destroyed in the beta, though, so looking forward to actually playing with people on my friends list
@eagletrippin ps+ collection is only on ps5 , now ps4 users get it too.
Already have mortal Kombat X but don't have the dlc would've been nice if they added the dlc.
Why not give mortal kombat xl with all the dlc.oh well.its a weird month.why not also give a horror game since October is 🎃 Halloween🤔.word up son
My Disappointment Is Immeasurable And My Day Is Ruined. lol.
I'm hoping HLL scratches my shooter itch because COD is awful as usual and we will see about battlefield next weekend. Hopefully people that just keep complaining stop their plus subscription so we don't have to read the comments every month. As for me I'm good through the year 2023.
If anyone wants to play HLL hit me up, my PSN is the same.
No Yoga Master? Why all the fighting games - PS users need to stretch!
@playstation1995 the XL packs on sale for 4 quid no doubt they'll be wanting people to buy it , mortal Kombat 11 will be on sale tomorrow in the blockbuster sale aswell
I'm not quick to complain about plus games but this is the ?? month in a row with subpar games...
I’m starting to feel the same way about the PS+ monthly games as I do about the weekly ‘Sales’ on the PS Store... quick glance, shrug and move on 🤷
Might try Hell Let Loose. My hard drive might say otherwise.
Pga 2k21 is a very good golf game. Have not played one since tiger woods 14. Already logged 170 plus hours and I keep coming back for more. Defo worth playing.
Delighted with PGA 2K21 - that makes the month for me but appreciate golf games aren’t for everyone. Don’t care about others but will take the one home run and be happy.
It’s ok. Have MKX from PS collection already, and not interested in tedious, repetitive, online shooters any longer. Will play golf for a bit though.
PS5 owners winning this month.
PS4 owners in the mud. Or some in the sand.
Well, obviously it does matter for those of us with a PS5. Or are you suggesting we are only paying for one game a month and the PS4 games are irrelevant to the offering?
@Would_you_kindly. Yeah i Just seen that on psn.but the sale ends tomorrow which is weird.they still could of give the xl dlc.word up son
I'm good thanks. Already own MKX XL and the other 2 games don't interest me. I've got plenty to play now anyway so not a big deal to me.
Hell let loose ..brand new game I wanted to try..and been tempted to buy PGA for a while on Xbox as a lover of the older tiger woods games .... not a bad first month for me as a new ps owner
Glad the leak turned out to be true, great month. Looking forward to hell let loose and golf games are always a welcome distraction. Not too bothered about mortal combat as really enjoying virtua fighter 5. Hopefully next months offerings will be just as good as this month, keep up the good work Sony 👍🏻
He'll let loose will download and give it a go, golf will be ok. But not a fan of mortal combat or those type of games overall it's a ok month. But saying that I have enough to be playing as is.
I'll probably have some fun goofing around with MKX. It's not the sort of game I buy, but for some tomfoolery when a friend is over is ok. A cartoony golf game I would have liked, but not PGA. So overall a "disposable" month. If you get ps+ when it's on a good sale, mostly crappy months is fine.
I'd like to see ps+ and psnow just combined. They're mostly ok individually. But 2 different subscriptions on one platform from one company is just kinda silly. Except I guess now can play on pc, barely.
I'll mostly be playing Metroid Dread next month so I don't care.
I virtually never play the PS plus games so no big deal for me.
@eagletrippin Is PGA any good? I was going to buy it a couple of weeks ago.
The only silver lining for me is that Sony are giving us a 6 year old game, which is in itself unusual.
Gives me hope that some older games that have passed me by might make it onto Plus.
It’s out of order giving something in the ps+ collection. I was hoping that was wrong.
@kejsi-sensei MKX is the 2nd fighting game this year. The only other fighting game was Virtua Fighter 5. Before that, the last PS+ fighting game was Street Fighter V in Sept. 2020.
Is one of the worst months I have ever seen although I have been saying that for the last 3 months already 😅
I just wish Sony would update the PS collection on PS5 a bit, adding one game every month or every other month shouldn't be too much of a hassle for them
Ugh. The only thing I’ll be losing when I let my subscription lapse is the little plus symbol next to my name
@uptownsoul They should be negative in this instance, quality of said games aside PS5 players are technically only getting two games here 🤷
@Shepherd_Tallon the last golf game I actively bought and enjoyed was PGA Tour Golf on the Master System, come at me bro.
@uptownsoul I think it’s pretty dependent on the games... there have been great lineups and people praised them.
PS+ has become a bad bargain bin.
I wish sony make $20 psplus lite that only has cloud save as a feature, I don't need multiplayer access and I definitely don't want this kind of monthly games.
Wow, I can't believe that they're actually giving away MKX... in 2021.... on PS Plus. This is definitely a low point for the service. I've already played and platted PGA Tour 2K21, so enjoy that one y'all, it's pretty good. I have zero interest in Hell Let Loose. ZERO!
Hell Let Loose seems pretty decent actually.
I guess it could be worse…
It could have been Mortal Kombat 9 and PGA Tour 2K20.
@eltomo PS5 owners already had one of the PS4 games, so that's hardly "winning."
A lot depends on how much you like the idea of Hell Let Loose or golf. I might give the golf game a shot and see if it's up to par, but Hell Let Loose isn't my kind of game. I'm all about the campaign over the multiplayer, personally.
Time to add them and never bother downloading them.
Hell Let Loose is great. PS4, especially Morula Kombat X, is insulting since we were given that as a Plus instant game. Sony needs to do better and stop giving such terrible Plus games. Mortal Kombat X is literally a middle finger from Sony. I don't appreciate the sentiment.
Isn't Mortal Kombat X already available? I mean sure I loved it and played to date back in 2015, but not sure what's the point of giving it now, especially since it is already in the service.
Even its sequel has come and gone by now.
@Texan_Survivor my guess is the third-party games are there on a one year contract cause now it’s really weird Fallout 4 is in there. But there’s really no reason for not updating the first-party, I can only hope we get a refresh when the collection turns one.
Omg! He'll let loose is a very moist stinking turd!
None of these hold any interest for me, but then there are some months where I like all 3 or 2 out of 3, so I suppose it balances out.
Totally fine with this selection
Definitely going to try Hell Let Loose. Everything else is meh.
Someone out there is at least pleased witht the selection.
The month my ps+ expires and I’ll save my £50 for another month
I really enjoyed the beta for Hell Let Loose. I would have bought it and with battlefield beinng pushed back I am happy.
I look forward to the "ps plus games" comments section, here, than I do the actual games.
So, not purchasing anything until either my ps4 is fixed or they compensate me and I won't be adding any of this. Back log time this month! No problems, got a few games indeed.
@RobN "...see if its up to par"
Nice one 🤣
@W0rl0ck I really liked it. I had the 2019 game previously. It got me into playing golf for a couple months, until I accepted I was no good at it. Therefore I am far from a golf enthusiast. But I really like the swing mechanic in the game.
PGA 2k21 is great
Excellent, really enjoyed hell let loose beta but I will be surprised if this is the full game with all the content.
@PhantomMenace84 send me a friend request Dan_ozzzy189
@eagletrippin i hope it is kinda like last Rory game?
Not interested in any of these games, I haven't got a ps5 to try he'll let loose, already have Mortal Kombat X and I'm not interested in golf, so I'll be passing on this month's games, I can't wait until my subscription ends, I think they should back the indie titles, I used to play them the most.
@W0rl0ck Sorry, never played the EA Sports golf games...
Ahh ok thanks for answering
Boooooooooo. I mean, if you're into it, awesome. But I think I'm done with PS Plus.
Another poor offering for PS4 owners.
@Jacko11 well you can only not subscribe at the end of your term...
Cancellation makes no sense
@Gizmo4383 exactly. I'd rather play an indie title than some of the rubbish they're offering.
@playstation1995 I've seen some comments say mk is the horror game. If you buy some of the dlc characters (jason, alien etc)
@uptownsoul You’re talking out the wrong end, friend. Good games, good feedback.
I am so sick of one month ps+ payers (which i have until October 2024). There is one month "i am sick of all these sports games" next month " i am sick of all these fps games" next month. "Omg another cheap indie game" All you self entitled arseholes go get a job...... come at me
Lame. Lame. Lame.
@Cherip-the-Ripper. They got horror dlc characters.but its a fighting game.not a horror.word up son
@thefourfoldroot its two ps4 games and a ps5 game, there is a ps5 game in there.
In a galaxy far far away from sony on microsoft world ... The games are really better.
@Steve30000 explain that to all the babies over the last 3/4 months in the comments section 😂
That's cool for Hell Let Loose. A game like that needs a strong player base to stand a chance. I think I have MKX and I've played 2k21 on a free weekend on xbox and wasn't a fan. I like a career mode where you gain stats and get better over time, 2k21 isn't like that unfortunately.
Played Hell Let Loose on pc but performance was always terrible. Looking forward to see how it performs on PS5. It's a good game.
Super disappointed. I was looking for narrative games.
Really not been a stellar few months since I joined the PlayStation family in June with the PS5.
At least I'm incrementally buying and playing each great PS4 exclusive when I can get it for cheap.
@W0rl0ck that's an interesting argument. By virtue of the fact that you pay for a subscription years in advance that makes you better than the rest?
I know this, as is obvious from my comment. You said:
“the ps collection is only on ps5 , and not on ps4. so it doesn't matter if its part of the collection or not.”
And I said it matters to those of us with a PS5. Not sure where the confusion lies. We paid for PS Plus with MKX, and are now getting MKX again on that same subscription.
We are paying for these 3 games a month like everyone else and shouldn’t get repeated games.
@NeThZOR in no way do i think i am better. I have payed for the service years in advance due to sales and i do play online with friends sometimes. The monthly games i don't really care what they are but it's nice to get stuff i don't already have or have played.
Current year cost £26. Next 2 years £31 per year. Soci can't really complain to much
To add to this. I pay near £100 a year for Disney +, £80 a year for amazon and £144 for netflix every year yet i have app that is free i can use them all on for free.
I'll give PGA Tour 2K21 a go. As for the others, MK looks rather naff and there are some days when I'm glad I haven't got a PS5.
@dantewalter "Everyone who wanted Mortal Kombat X already got it.. and its in PS Plus Collection"
Again with this assumption. That's not true at all. I got it as part of the ps plus collection, but had I been unable to buy a ps5, it would have been a great addition for me (and many others).
@Jaz007 another announcement of ps + games, another "insult". I wonder how you keep taking those horrible, horrible insults.
Always subjective, win some lose some.
For me it's a W
@Northern_munkey This website loves controversy.. Plus people love to vent, its human nature.. "Let them eat cake!"
@eltomo it's been like that since 2014
Removed - offensive remarks; user is banned
@Beyondclem I wonder if the SONY execs actually READ/LISTEN to the comments on these websites?
(pauses then thinks... "nah they probably don't")
@Illy333 a subscription i have had since day 1 on ps3? There is no pride in paying for what i used to get free. I am just used to paying for it. If i get games i don't like or game's i love as part of that payment, so be it. Just annoys me the people that moan about the games they get with there subscription.
Edit: i use ps+ for save back ups and online play. The games are a bonus for me as i always buy what i want.
2nd Edit: i do not pay for any streaming services such as netflix, amazon, disney etc. Yet i can still watch any and all of there releases within 10 minutes for free.
that Hell Let Loose looks like a good tie over BF2042.
Feel free to join me
My buddy and I have been playing Everybody's Golf every now and then lately so we are actually pretty excited for the chance to try a sim golf game for a change. I'll also give the shooter a go as well. Wasn't a fan of MKX when I played it at launch so I'll pass on that one but a pretty good month overall.
Very disappointing month. PS5 users already have access to MK10 in the PS collection. We should have a different game instead… PlayStation continuing to fumble the ball here..
When Mortal Kombat X came out Barack Obama was President.
Between Gold, and Plus in October......when's NSO going to add N64 and Megadrive/Genesis for more money?
PGA Tour on Switch, but MKX isn't (it's the next one that we got, IIRC?) - and, while I don't have much interest in the franchise, it's the kind of game that you can dare expect to control well on Vita. So that's at least one gain for me this month.
@thefourfoldroot when i say it doesn't matter if its part of the collection or not , was meaning towards sony selecting games for ps+. that regardless of them being a part of the ps collection or not has no effect on them getting picked.
Well they absolutely should take this into account. They’ve never doubled up on games before, and specifically used the PS Collection to sell PS Plus subs, so…it’s a bit shi**y
@uptownsoul There are polls too, and “nothing for me” is not a complaint about the quality of games being offered.
Just take the ‘L’. I understand you’re not a fan of the negativity and maybe you think these last few months are not that bad, but you’re absolutely wrong that people are talking about Control, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and even Greedfall and Virtua Fighter 5 like they are about games like WWE Battlegrounds and Hunters Arena: Legends or the straight-up insults like Hitman 2 (servers down) and Mortal Kombat X (already free on Playstation Plus Collection).
@MakersMark I don’t understand... if anything, “let them eat cake” is the current Sony policy for curating Playstation Plus games, while the “rabble” is asking for bread.
It’s more like “ let the little kids be happy and let’s placate them, so let the little toddlers “ eat cake”. Not ONE Sony CEO has changed anything in the last year regarding their “ friendly user “ policy. They are like any CORPO business, bottom line is THEY DONT CARE! I don’t see why any gamer thinks otherwise.. They don’t care how much we cry, the salt content of our tears or helping to dry them up by providing us Kleenex… It’s really comical, and people rush out to support Sony when they are constantly trampling on us more and more…
I find it funny to be honest..Last year they literally made hundreds of thousands of people buy a console with 2 exclusives! They will do more bold things in the future, and we only have ourselves to blame….
@Ear_wiG they should let us PICK our own games or VOTE for the games we want.. isn’t this a society? Like how HARD IS THAT to do. ? But NOOOOO let’s just force feed people stuff because we said what we said and can DO WHAT the f****k we can do! I’m really starting to think gaming is like a cheating wife, I know she is cheating but I’m trying to stay in for the kids…..
I already own Mortal Kombat X(L) and have zero interest in the other two games. Another meh month...
Having joined last November, this is the worst ever month for me.
HLL might be good, I know some Battlefield people who like it but why the non-XL Mortal Kombat X?.. Seems like half an offer, it's like getting a free frozen yogurt but you have to buy the toppings.
It's an uninteresting month for me and that's ok. I don't have a lot of time these days to play and my backlog is rather large. I'm in the middle of Judgment. I've got the third Mass Effect to still play through. Then I have last months Hitman 2 to play through... among others. I'm set for quite a while.
@wiiware I wish they would do a £15 for online and cloud if really must pay though in this day and age it is rubbish paying to play your games online even after you bought them but half are rubbish the only thing I really use is online and odd ps plus games . So I'd not miss the ps plus games .
Mkx really bad choice they could have just made it a horror game or gave us all xl or mk11 at least this is a insult. Golf and that not for me but I can't really complain about them as can't always be a game I'd like.
I don't mind playing some golf. MK10 though... nope.
@RavenWolfe81 nah. MK is a complete game. the XL version simply has more content. So, the analogy doesn't work. It's more like ice-cream without sprinkles on the top. Still good, but could be better.
@MakersMark so much anger over a service you could simply ignore if you don't play online and even if you do, you could simply ignore the monthly games. But noooooope.
@Spiders "the straight-up insults like Hitman 2'
Yeah, such an insult that I keep getting messages from my friends telling me how much they're enjoying Hitman 2. I should tell them they should stop having fun and start feeling insulted instead.
Not everyone lives just to complain. Some people enjoy life. Some of you all should try it for a change.
I'm actually pleased this month, I'll play Hell let loose and PGA as well, I was actually about to buy PGA as it was so cheap so at least I got a game I'll eventually (too busy this month with all the good releases lately) play this month.
But I agree to include MKX is an insult, it's already free for us ps5 owners and it is so old and been on sale plus it's already obsolete as mk11 has been out for ages. This was just a straight up cop out as they already owned it and just included it because they didn't want to spend money on another licence for something new.
We are paying for this service so we should be getting value. If they don't want to provide games then that's cool just give us a option to play online for free. The costs of them running the psn network would be such a low proportional amount to the money they make off of games that it should just be covered by them and not expect users to pay for it. So if they are going to charge us for this "service" they need to add value. They know this, so they give us "free" games everymonth that aren't actually free.
I'm not proposing they go full gamepass as that business model is not sustainable and that is basically a Ponzi scheme that needs an ever increasing number of users to be sustainable, when the new user count on gamepass starts slowing down enough it's going to be way too costly for MS to pay for all those game licences and it will then cease to exist the way it is now, but hey they already have everyone signed up by that point so their view is to lose some money now for the hope that people will stay subscribed in 2 years when they cut it right back to something like 2 new games a month like PS plus.
This is not a good business plan for Sony as they already have the majority lead in consoles in homes. But like I said they need maintain that they add value, and for majority of ps4 users this month is another really crappy month.
@MakersMark this is what I have been saying for years, just let us pick 1 game everymonth from a selection. I don't want 3 games I'll never play. Even if they are Indies or budget games at least we can pick what we like.
@dantewalter, thanks for the comment about Mortal Kombat X being in PS Plus Collection, missed that one.
I'll add the other two but will probably not be playing them for a while since I seem to be juggling multiple games again at the moment!
@naruball You can also get various flavors of frozen yogurt that are as good as ice cream. Anyway, my point is some the best characters people will want you still have to pay for.
@naruball You can have fun poking a dead body with a stick! You can have fun with an F2P game. Fact is, the Hitman 2 servers are shut down, and they shoveled the dead game onto their paid service. It is insulting, fun or not.
Hell let Loose……one word: BRUTAL
@W0rl0ck exactly I have a ps5 in lounge and PS4 in bedroom so I use the plus for the cloud saves. Ultimately the games are rarely great. I would also love a game that is decent only on psNow. But to be fair I quit Xbox as games on gold were getting rubbish too. Trouble is even new releases on ps+ aren’t long standing greats.
Ultimately I like a whine, it keeps me grumpy
Ever get the feeling all the PS4 PS+ games from now on are going to be sub par due to the focus on PS5. The last PS+ game I downloaded was FF7 Remake in June.
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