PS Plus Essential monthly games for October 2023 officially announced

Sony has officially revealed the three PS Plus Essential games for October 2023 for PS5 and PS4. The Callisto Protocol will lead the trio of new games.

PS Plus Essential monthly games for October 2023 officially announced
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson


Sony has officially revealed the PS Plus Essential games for October 2023. We have three PS5 and PS4 games coming our way, but let's see if you are brave enough to collect any of The Callisto Protocol trophies and see if any of the fixes land it on our most underrated PS Plus games list!

What are the PS Plus new games for October 2023?

The Callisto Protocol, Farming Simulator 22, and Weird West are your PS Plus Essential games for October 2023. The trio will be released on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, and all three are available on the PS5 and PS4 (as announced on PlayStation Blog). You'll also have access to the games if you are a PS Plus Extra and Premium member. The PS Plus Essential games for September 2023 will leave on Monday, October 2, 2023 — so make sure to add those to your library in time!

The Callisto Protocol (PS5, PS4)

Highly anticipated at the end of 2022, The Callisto Protocol is a linear survival horror that more than looks like Dead Space 2 — it's a spiritual sequel. The developer, Striking Distance Studios, was headed by the master of horror Glen Schofield who worked on the aforementioned game and it shows. I remember from all the news I wrote around the game just how strong the hype was coming into release, but unfortunately The Callisto Protocol fell flat for a lot of players. I hear that the patches have helped get the game into the best place possible and removed some small issues, so definitely worth checking out if you fancy feeling terrified.

Farming Simulator 22

You and I, dearest reader, are likely not farming sim fans. But let me tell you that many players absolutely love it — like, really love it. The thought of driving around immaculately modeled tractors, tilling the earth in perfect form, sewing the wheat, and watching it all grow is the deepest and most satisfying thing for many players. That's before they've even tried for the Farming Simulator 22 trophies! You know what if we are in the same boat of farming inexperience, let's give it a go ourselves this month!

Weird West (PS5, PS4)

If you decide to collect those Weird West trophies, then you'll find a really interesting isometric RPG with dark fantasy roots. When I say B-Movie or double-A to describe Weird West, know that I mean it in the most positive way. This is a game that is odd and risky and absolutely wouldn't have been made by anyone at the AAA level. For that reason, it's become a bit of a cult hit that you should definitely check out!

You should check out out best PS Plus games list if you haven't already! It's quite the collection. But what do you think of the games above? Are they to your taste? Let us know below and we will see you there!
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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