PS Plus Essential November 2022

Sony has officially announced the lineup of PS5, PS4 games heading to PS Plus Essential for the month of November 2022, confirming yesterday's leak was the real deal. Members can look forward to the following three titles joining the list of All PS Plus Games next week:

All three PS5, PS4 games will be available for download from Tuesday, 1st November 2022. The lineup of PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium games for next month will be announced in roughly two weeks' time.

All three titles joining the service next week are at least of a reasonable quality, with Nioh 2 being the obvious standout. We called it an "excellent, action-packed sequel" in our Nioh 2 PS4 review from March 2020. "Notwithstanding its poor skill trees, forgettable narrative, and minor balance issues, Team Ninja has put together gameplay excellence. An essential playthrough for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the original or From Software's output."

The indie selection for November 2022 is Heavenly Bodies — available both on PS5 and PS4 — which proved both interesting and frustrating when we delivered our verdict. We described it as a "goofy, intentionally awkward game" with a clever premise and tactile gameplay. It also used the DualSense controller really well, so make sure to play on PS5 if you can.

Then there's the LEGO Harry Potter Collection, which bundles together LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 in one complete PS4 remaster. "The LEGO Harry Potter Collection is just as good, if not better, than it was back on the PlayStation 3," we said in our 7/10 PS4 review. "Having both games bundled in a collection makes it feel like you're playing one lengthy game rather than two relatively short ones. There are still a few niggling mechanical issues present and the boss battles are disappointing, however fans of both Harry Potter and the LEGO games will find something to enjoy here."

With the PS5, PS4 games for November 2022 now confirmed, don't forget to claim Hot Wheels Unleashed, Injustice 2, and SUPERHOT from this month's lineup. They all leave the service on 31st October 2022. What new title will you play first? Share your pick in the comments below.