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access_time September 27, 2019 at 11:05 PM in Microsoft by Daniel Ladiano

Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus for October 2019 Lineup

October 2019 brings new games to both Xbox Live Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus. Both services include a unique variety of games, included free with their subscriptions. Let’s check out what they have in store.

On the Xbox front, there will be two main Xbox One games available: Tembo the Badass Elephant (October 1st-31st) and Friday the 13th: The Game (October 16th-November 15th). Tembo is a side-scrolling action game developed by GameFreak (yes, the Pokemon people) and published by Sega. He can run, jump and smash things with his tusks. Friday the 13th is an asymmetrical multiplayer game in which one player plays Jason whereas the rest of the players play as different camp counselors. The counselors are far weaker than Jason, but they can work together to outwit the slow moving killer.

That’s not all with Games with Gold. The two classic games available on Xbox are Disney’s Bolt (October 1st-15th) and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (October 16th-October 31st). Having Bolt as one of the games is rather mystifying since the movie it’s based on came out more than a decade ago. Still, for those looking for a family friendly action game there are worse options out there. Perhaps a much more enticing game is Ninja Gaiden 3. While the original release of the game was panned by critics, the Razor’s Edge re-release tweaked many issues. Among these tweaks were exclusive additional features such as new weapons and costumes.

October’s PS Plus lineup was just announced at Sony’s “State of Play” presentation. The first is MLB The Show 19, the latest entry in the famous baseball franchise. One of its best features is the “Moments” mode where players can enjoy classic events throughout MLB history. We reviewed MLB The Show 19 earlier this year, awarding it a 9 out of 10. It’s easily one of the best sports titles you can pick up.

The other game needs no introduction. The Last of Us: Remastered might be one of the most seminal titles in the last decade. The heart wrenching journey of Joel and Ellie is expertly told, and the action can be both horrifying and intimate. If you’re looking forward to the sequel next year and haven’t played the original, now’s as good a time as ever. It may be five years old, but as said in our review, “no PS4 owner should go without The Last of Us: Remastered in their library.”

So what games excite you more? Are you more interested in the Games with Gold? Or perhaps the PlayStation Plus lineup seems more like your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments which system has a better lineup!

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