November’s PlayStation Plus freebies for subscribers are now available to claim on PSN, and it’s quite possibly one of the best months ever for the program. Hollow Knight: Voidheart edition and Middle-earth: Shadow of War are up for grabs in November. Both are great games, but the most exciting freebie is the upcoming bonus one: Bugsnax. Yes, we’re talking ’bout Bugsnax. The upcoming PlayStation console exclusive will be free for subscribers on launch day.
Though Bugsnax will release on PS5 and PS4 on November 12, only the PS5 version will be free for PS Plus subscribers. You’ll have a longer window than usual to claim Bugsnax, as the promotion runs until January 4. Bugsnax is a story-based puzzle game featuring a wide variety of interesting creatures called bugsnax. Since its reveal this past summer, Bugsnax has been one of the most talked about holiday games due its quirky premise and sheer abundance of charm. It’s from the same studio that created Octodad, which itself made quite a splash with its own brand of humor. For more on the upcoming game from indie developer Young Horses, check out our recent hands-on Bugsnax preview.
Hollow Knight: Voidheart edition bundles the stellar Metroidvania with its four DLC packs. If you haven’t played the breakout hit from Team Cherry, now’s your chance to snag it with PS Plus. Hollow Knight has a sprawling and endlessly captivating world filled with a bevy of secrets. It earned a 9/10 in GameSpot’s Hollow Knight review, with critic Alessandro Barbosa praising the game’s scope, combat, and visual design.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an action-RPG set in The Lord of the Rings universe. It’s the sequel to 2014’s Shadow of Mordor and expands on the innovative Nemesis system while adding more strategy to combat encounters. Though Shadow of War has an uneven story and too many systems in play at times, it’s still a solid game that’s worth checking out if you’re a LOTR fan. It earned a 7/10 in GameSpot’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War review. Since its initial release, it has also had its microtransaction-heavy market system removed and the endgame process streamlined. It’s necessary to complete it after you finish the last mission in order to get the final ending.
You can claim both Hollow Knight and Middle-earth: Shadow of War now, and Bugsnax will be available at launch on November 12.
November 2020 PS Plus Free Games
Available November 3 to November 30
Available November 12 to January 4
- Bugsnax – PS5 version only
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