PlayStation Now: New Games for October 2020 Revealed

Friday the 13th, Medievil, and Days Gone headline October's PlayStation Now additions.

Friday the 13th
Photo: Gun Media

PlayStation Now is Sony’s cloud gaming subscription service, which is designed for fans of the PlayStation family’s huge gaming catalog. Not to be confused with the PlayStation Plus membership club (which has its own separate library of playable titles), PlayStation Now allows users to stream and/or download a vast number of PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 games on either their PS4, PC, or (soon) PS5.

In terms of pricing, PlayStation has revealed that monthly membership is now $9.99, while quarterly membership is $24.99 and yearly membership is $59.99. For reference, monthly used to set you back $19.99 and yearly was an eye-watering $99.99. It’s a substantial discount that could bring more of a player base to the service. Certainly, PlayStation is now more competitive with Xbox Game Pass at this price point.

Each month, new games are added to the PlayStation Now library. Here’s what’s available this month:

PlayStation Now – October 2020

Three major new games are coming to PS Now starting today. Here’s what we’ve got…

Ad – content continues below

Days Gone

“Step into the dirt flecked shoes of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter trying to find a reason to live in a land surrounded by death. Scavenge through abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons, or take your chances with other survivors trying to eke out a living through fair trade… or more violent means. With humanity ravaged by feral creatures known as Freakers, any mistake could be your last in your attempt to carve out a new life in the hostile Pacific Northwest high-desert.”

Available to download and stream until Tuesday, January 5, 2021

MediEvil

“Sword swinging, perilous puzzles, and enchanting environments are brought back to life in this full remake of the original PlayStation action-adventure. Step into the bones of Sir Daniel Fortesque, an inept — and long-dead — knight accidentally resurrected by the evil sorcerer Zarok, 100 years after his embarrassing demise. With the kingdom of Gallowmere under threat by Zarok’s demon hordes, only the skeletal Sir Dan stands in his way. A second chance for the toothy grinned, undead adventurer is at hand — can you defeat Zarok and grant Sir Dan the honor he lost in the flesh?”

Friday the 13th

Ad – content continues below

“This asymmetrical multiplayer title captures the heart-pounding terror of the iconic film franchise from which it takes its inspiration. Play hunter or hunted as up to seven Camp Crystal Lake counselors strive to use the tools to survive, escape, or even try to take down Jason Voorhees, the man who cannot be killed. If you are randomly selected to play the killer instead, use unique abilities to track down and terrify those unfortunate enough to cross your path!”

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

“Lush, fantasy-themed 2.5D puzzle platforming awaits as three heroes must pursue a wayward prince whose nightmares are becoming monstrous reality and terrorising the lands. To overcome the very real forces of darkness, you must juggle the abilities of each hero: conjure platforms with Amadeus the Wizard, strike distance targets with thief Zoya and fend off attackers at closer range as the knight Pontius. With cooperative multiplayer available both offline and online, team up to take on the challenge ahead and save the realm.”

Rad

“Developed by Double Fine Productions, Rad is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced Armageddon not once, but twice. Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. Go grab that sweet bat and help save the world… or what’s remaining of it anyway!”

That’s all, folks! We’ll keep this list updated as Sony adds more games to PlayStation Now. Until then, check out what’s free this month on PlayStation Plus! And if you own an Xbox and want to try that console’s on-demand service, check out the list of games coming to Xbox Games Pass this month!