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November’s free PlayStation Plus offerings take gaming to extremes

Sony and PlayStation have announced the free games players can expect to receive next week through PlayStation Plus, and though there’s a distinct lack of any blockbuster AAA titles, you’re going to get extreme both on a bike and in the driver’s seat.

Starting next week, PlayStation 4 owners will be able to download The Chinese Room’s atmospheric adventure game Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture. Developed by the studio behind games like Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, the game was originally released for PC in April 2014 before coming to the PlayStation 4 a few months later. Critics praised its narrative and atmosphere, in particular, though some described it as essentially a “walking simulator.”

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Also free in November on PlayStation 4 is The Deadly Tower of Monsters, a homage to classic science-fiction B-movies mixed with classic isometric action and, yes, a deadly tower full of monsters like aliens, giant apes, and even dinosaurs.

PlayStation 3 owners will receive two games that were previously made available for free through the Xbox Games With Gold program: Dirt 3 and Costume Quest 2. Dirt 3 was released in 2011 to critical acclaim, and the follow-up Dirt Rally is one of the best-reviewed racing games of 2016. Costume Quest 2, meanwhile, uses Double Fine’s signature visual style and plenty of Halloween spirit to keep you from remembering it’s actually November.

On PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive Letter Quest Remastered, a puzzle game that will also have support on PlayStation 4. Pumped BMX+, also free on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, is the final game on the list. The side-scrolling biking game looks to blend the action of OlliOlli with the physics of the Trials series, and looks to be a great option for those playing on the go. The game first began its life on mobile devices in 2012.