Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus Offerings For October

A look at this October’s Playstation Plus and Xbox Live Gold membership offerings.

Written by Jonathan R. Clauson / Published on October 2, 2014

Every month PlayStation and Xbox offer up free games to their subscriber base as part of their subscription to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold respectively. We take a look at the offerings from both platform holders in our monthly comparison between Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus for the month of October, 2014

PlayStation Instant Game Collection

Owners of a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or PS Vita who have a PlayStation Plus subscription have an offering of 2 games for each platform with some titles featuring Cross-Buy allowing them to own the game on one than more platform. As long as the PlayStation Plus subscriber keeps their subscription current, the games can be downloaded again and again. If a subscription lapses, the games are no longer playable or downloadable until the subscription is made current.

TheĀ DriveClub PlayStation Plus edition had some confusion surrounding its free status for PS Plus members so it bears repeating the official information here. PS Plus subscribers who download the free game as part of the Instant Game Collection wink receive 11 tracks based in India and 10 cars for your garage. If you upgrade to the full game but your PS Plus subscription lapses, you will still own the full game. The full breakdown on this is detailed by Sony here.

Normal Price $14.99
PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 3 | PS Vita

Bonus! DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition
Normal Price $49.99
PlayStation 4

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Normal Price $19.99
PlayStation 3

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Normal Price $14.99
PlayStation 3

Pix the Cat
Normal Price TBA
PS Vita | PlayStation 4

Rainbow Moon
Normal Price $14.99
PS Vita | PlayStation 3

Xbox Games With Gold

The Xbox Games with Gold programĀ features 3 games this coming month. Owners of the Xbox 360 or Xbox One who have a current Gold subscription will be able to download these games and keep them even if they end their Gold subscription. Xbox 360 owners will be receiving 2 different Games with Gold with one game available the first half and the other in the second half. Xbox One owners will be receiving one ID@Xbox game for the month of October.

Normal Price $14.99
Xbox One

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Normal Price $19.99
Xbox 360 (October 1 – 15)

Darksiders II
Normal Price $49.99
Xbox 360 (October 16 – 31)

About the Author:

Jonathan Clauson started as an on-air producer and on-air talent for Clear Channel Radio. He graduated from Full Sail University and moved into marketing for EA Tiburon. He is currently the News Editor and Podcast producer for both GameChurch and Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Jarred Brockwell

    I’m actually satisfied with the Plus offerings this month. I wish I had waited on buying Arkham Asylum in July for 4.80, but I can live with that price. It’s a great game.