PS Plus Essential monthly games for PS5, PS4 available now

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Sony has announced three games coming to PS5 and PS4 and part of the October 2022 monthly games lineup for PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium users. There is one racing game, one fighting game, and one trippy shooter.

Update: All PS Plus monthly PS5 and PS4 games are now available to download and add to your library for as long as you have an active Essential subscription. Don't forget about the bonus games in Asia if you are from that territory.

The PS Plus monthly games lineup for October 2022 is here. With it comes an arcade racer, a shooter, and a fighting game to add to your PS5 and PS4 library. You are eligible for these games from October 4th if you are a PlayStation Plus Essential games subscriber, or at the Extra and Premium/Deluxe tiers.

What are the PS Plus games for October 2022?

As ever, we are getting one PS5 game and two PS4 games as revealed on PlayStation Blog. As they become available, the PS Plus monthly games from September 2022 will become unavailable, so make sure you add those to your library if you wanted any of them. The Extra and Premium-only games will be revealed later this month, unlike last month.

Hot Wheels UnleashedHot Wheels Unleashed is the PS5 and PS4 game of this month

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Hot Wheels Unleashed is coming as a PS5 and PS4 game. Though it didn't make our best racing games on PS5, Editor Luke did speak fondly of it in his review over on our sister-site. Basically, you know those metal automobiles you are always temped by when you do a grocery shop? Well, now you can play as them while racing around wild orange circuits. Fabulous! The Hot Wheels Unleashed trophies are relatively easy if grindy, so you'll have a proper laugh with this racer.

Injustice 2 3Injustice 2 is a PS Plus PS4 monthly game

Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is very good. Plus, you get to smack Superman around a bit with the Joker and laugh manically at how unrealistic that is. This superhero-laden fighter has the looks and the chops to be one of the most competitive games at most FG tournaments it finds itself in — and that is most of them! So, drop yourself into this brilliant video game and get hitting, kicking, laser-beaming, jaw-snapping, and more... and the Injustice 2 trophies aren't as hard as other fighting games!

SuperhotSuperhot is a wonderful slow-mo shooter coming to PS Plus for PS4


Superhot is a superb shot that is short and sweet and only has one idea that it executes perfectly. You have a room full of baddies to kill and you can use slow motion to go it any way you with. Bullets are everywhere, and knives are coming at you, but you have nerves of steel as you deliver delicious violence back at the oncoming enemies. This is a superb game — we can't wait for you all to try it out and rack up those easy Superhot trophies.

Well, that is your lot for this month! Will any make it into the best PS Plus games? Let us know in the comments, and see you there!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and Sony news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like Horizon, The Last of Us, God of War, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of playing PlayStation games. He also covers PS Plus and trophy news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and some indie gems — before an evening swim.
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