Hot Wheels Unleashed is a great get for PlayStation Plus in October

PlayStation Plus Essential is giving out Hot Wheels Unleashed in October

Superhot and Injustice 2 on PS4 round out the PS Plus Essential lineup for October 2022

If you didn’t pick up Hot Wheels Unleashed at launch (and recent sales didn’t tempt you), then October should be a good month for PlayStation Plus. Milestone’s well-liked arcade racing game joins the lineup for PS Plus Essential subscribers alongside NetherRealm’s superhero fighter Injustice 2 and the minimalist action-shooter classic Superhot.

You can follow those links and claim the games starting on Tuesday, October 4.

Hot Wheels Unleashed has some cool locations, complete with nostalgic plastic orange tracks, and the cars look authentic, too. The main hangup is the way they’re unlocked (through loads of DLC and loot boxes), and while those complaints still stand, getting access to the base game with your PlayStation Plus subscription eases the tension a bit.

I’m not sure where you’re at with general superhero fatigue in 2022, and Injustice 2 feels like a short lifetime ago, but it’s the kind of broad-appeal fighter that makes sense for the PS Plus audience. (There’s a story mode.) Been there, done that? I feel you.

Bullet time in Superhot
Superhot is super replayable. You can always fight better.

As for Superhot, it’s a game about looking cool with a novel time-moves-when-you-do mechanic powering cinematic shootouts and other crazed action scenes. A classic FPS, though I’m sure plenty of you would’ve preferred getting the VR edition instead.

Obligatory reminder in case it slipped your mind: you have until October 3 to claim Need for Speed Heat, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, and Toem. If you’re a completionist — or could be, under the right circumstances — then I’d also suggest snagging the free Keys to the Map for Need for Speed Heat while you’re at it. It’ll fill in the collectible locations.

According to Sony, the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium game additions for October will be shared “later this month.” More classics this time, please! Like, a lot more.

Jordan Devore
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