November’s Free Games for PlayStation Plus Essential Have Arrived: Nioh 2, LEGO Harry Potter Collection, and Heavenly Bodies

It’s that time of the month again! We now know what the next free games for PS Plus Essential are gonna be. These will be available starting November 1st, and are yours to keep permanently. In the meantime, don’t forget to claim the games for October if you haven’t already, as they’ll be gone for good starting with the beginning of the month.

This article isn’t about the games that are added to Extra and Premium. Those are usually revealed near the middle of the month, and we’ll have a dedicated article then. All the games in this article have PS4 versions (playable on PS5), but two of them are also on PS5, and it’s recommended to use those versions if you have the console. With that out of the way, let’s get into the games!

Nioh 2 (PS4/5)

The big title of the collection, this looks to be the remastered version for PS5, with all DLC included (the DLC is not included with any version offered, sorry for the confusion). Nioh 2 is a soulslike set in Japan during the Sengoku period, but with a lot of fantasy elements added in. You’ll fight various Yokai while exploring the world and following the story, which, despite the game’s name, takes place before the first Nioh.

PS4 gets the original Nioh 2.

LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4)

LEGO games have a formula that’s basically become a classic. You take a property, usually one tied to movies, and make a game that takes you trough a satirized version of the story. In the case of LEGO Harry Potter, you’ll go through all 7 movies and see them play out while collecting various items. This Collection came out before LEGO Batman 2, when they introduced voice acting, so everything is pantomimed for added hilarity.

Heavenly Bodies (PS4/5)

Essentials has added a very interesting indie game in its lineups for a while now, and this month is no different. Heavenly Bodies puts you in the spacesuit of an astronaut that needs to go around the space station and do various tasks. The catch? You control each limb individually: You move your hands with the sticks, you grab stuff with the triggers, and you move your feet with the bumpers. The game is best enjoyed with the Dualsense controller, as it takes full advantage of its capabilities.

What do you think of this line-up? What games do you hope to see added in the future? Let us know down below!