Check out what’s on offer for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus members for October

October’s PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced and you can see what you’ll have the opportunity to play next month as a subscriber to one or both services right here in one convenient place.

If you haven’t already seen it, we want to make sure all our readers are aware of our PlayStation Plus Free Games and Xbox Live Games with Gold sections here at Shortcut Gamer.

Our “More from SCG” menu features a page for each of the two subscription services. In addition to the games for the upcoming month, we’ve listed all of the previous games that have been offered.

For October, we’ve provided links (below) to those pages as well as the lists of games you’ll be getting during the month if you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold and/or PlayStation Plus.

Don’t forget, both Sony and Microsoft offer weekly sales, many of which have deeper discounts for subscribers or that are locked out to non-subscribers, so be sure to hit up the PlayStation Blog and Major Nelson’s Xbox Blog or just keep an eye on each service’s respective game store for more information on those.

Keep in mind, too, that Xbox 360 Games with Gold are now playable on Xbox One via the backward compatibility functionality.

If you’ve yet to grab September’s games, be sure to do so. Xbox Live Gold titles update starting October 1, with additional games becoming available beginning October 16, and PlayStation’s titles will be available starting October 4.

Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus run $59.99 a year. Both services can be purchased at discounts if you watch for sales throughout the year. Black Friday is a great time to take advantage of lower prices and stock up on a couple years of each service.

For more on what each service offers, in addition to the monthly free games, please visit each service’s respective official web page.

PlayStation Plus Free Games

October 2016:

  • Resident Evil (HD REmake) (PS4)
  • Transformers: Devastation (PS4)
  • Mad Riders (PS3)
  • From Dust (PS3)
  • Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Vita)
  • Actual Sunlight (Vita)

Xbox Live Games with Gold

October 2016:

  • Super Mega Baseball (X1) (Oct. 1 – 31)
  • The Escapists (X1) (Oct. 16 – Nov. 15)
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex (X360) (Oct. 1 – 15)
  • I am Alive (X360) (Oct. 16 – 31)

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