Each month, Sony offers two PlayStation 4 games for free to all those who are subscribed to the console manufacturer’s PlayStation Plus online service. For the month of October, players can get their hands on the choice-based action RPG Vampyr, as well as the open-world racing title Need for Speed: Payback.
Vampyr is a narrative focused choice-based action RPG developed by DONTNOD Entertainment. Known best for the Life is Strange franchise, Vampyr “challenges you to embrace the darkness” as you “Play a doctor turned vampire ghosting through a London gripped by violence and fear. Use your supernatural abilities, as well as man-made tools and weapons to fight or flee the forces of evil and vampire hunters”. Vampyr received mixed reviews upon its release in 2018.
Need for Speed: Payback is the second most recent entry in the long running racing franchise. Developed by Ghost Games, who now exist as a support studio for EA’s other developers, Need for Speed: Payback is “set in the fictional, corrupt gambler’s paradise of Fortune Valley” where you’ll “choose from three different characters – each with their own unique skills – customise your rides and take on an open world’s worth of events as you seek revenge on those who wronged you”. Need for Speed: Payback received mixed-to-unfavourable reviews, due largely to the game’s implementation of loot boxes, which came at a time when the mechanic started to see greater backlash.
Both Vampyr and Need for Speed: Payback will be available to download for free from Tuesday the 6th of October until the 2nd of November.
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