PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2016 Revealed

PlayStation Plus Line-Up for November 2016

With November nearing, Sony releases the line-up for next month's PlayStation Plus line-up, including Everybody's Gone to the Rapture for PlayStation 4.

Another month, another line-up of free PlayStation Plus titles across all three of Sony's major PlayStation platforms. October is coming to a close, so Sony is revealing the six games, two for each of the three platforms, which will unlock on the first Tuesday of November. That means November 1 will be the unlock day for next month's games in PlayStation Plus, which means October's line-up is less than a week away from going out of availability.

November's line-up of games was predicted to include some big brand power due to its inclusion of Black Friday and its proximity to the December holidays. That has now been proven to be untrue, however, as Sony's instead gone back to a line-up of solid smaller and indie titles. To make up for it though, both of the PlayStation Vita titles in November's line-up will be cross-play enabled for PlayStation 4. Variety is the spice of life.

Here are the games in November's PlayStation Plus line-up:

  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (PS4)
  • The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PS4)
  • Dirt 3 (PS3)
  • Costume Quest 2 (PS3)
  • Letter Quest Remastered (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Pumped BMX+ (PS Vita, PS4, PS3)

Make sure to pick up Resident Evil and Transformers Devastation in the next few days, as the PlayStation Plus games for October will disappear on Halloween night. No trick, only the treat of November's games.

PlayStation Plus Line-Up for November 2016 - Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

For those unfamiliar, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is the latest title from The Chinese Room. They're also known for Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs — adventure games that prioritize ambient storytelling and atmosphere. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is no different, with beautiful visuals and a mysterious and heartbreaking story that's particularly compelling. The Deadly Tower of Monsters should scratch PS4 gamers' gameplay itch, serving B-movie hokey action in quantity.

November's titles on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita just add plenty of diversity to the line-up. Dirt 3 scratches that racing game itch, while Costume Quest 2 is a delightful RPG that's also thematically perfect for Halloween. On PS Vita, Letter Quest Remastered is a challenging word and spelling game like an RPG Boggle, while Pumped BMX+ is all about pulling off sick tricks on tricky platforms. Keep in mind both PS Vita games can be played on PlayStation 4 too.

Considering November will be stacked with a ton of huge new AAA games being launched for the holidays, a supplementary cast of more niche titles should perfectly complement everyone's gaming library. Just don't expect Everybody's Gone to the Rapture to be a game to relax with -- it's quite unnerving. Maybe Letter Quest would be better to relax to.

PlayStation Plus for November launches on the first Tuesday of the month, which should be November 1.

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