PlayStation Plus Shares The Love With Twelve Free Titles

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PlayStation Plus Free Games

During Monday’s Sony Press Conference at E3 2012, a lot of facts and figures were thrown around: something along the lines of 80 percent of all PlayStation 3 consoles and PS Vitas are connected to the Internet worldwide, there are over 1,500 unique titles available for download currently on PSN, and it’s only going to get better as the years get longer.

But what does that really mean for the consumer? President and overall “big boss” at SECA, Jack Tretton, made mention that Sony would make it worth everyone’s while with several free, full-length retail titles. The catch is, it’s all for those who are with the PlayStation Plus program — but that’s a catch that’s more than worth the membership.

For those who haven’t signed up yet, paying for a membership (three month and yearly subscriptions are offered) will allow access to twelve free games, among which are AAA titles such as inFamous 2, Little Big Planet 2, Saints Row 2, and more. Take a look at the list to see what’s available, and check if you’ll need to make room on your PlayStation 3’s hard drive.

That batch of games is worth nearly $300 in sheer gaming glory, and with a back-catalog of titles for PS Plus members to peruse through, there is more than enough to keep gamers satisfied. If the staff at Game Rant have any say, inFamous 2 made an electric splash when it it was released, while LittleBigPlanet 2 was just a sack full of fun. Those two alone are enough to pay for a year’s membership ($49.99), let alone your time and affection.

Will free, full-length PlayStation 3 games convince you to subscribe to PlayStation Plus? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Dante

    Hmm, hadn’t considered PS Plus since its’ launch but this list is tasty.

  • COREY_1993

    I didnt expect some of these especailly infamous 2. I think the games get taken away once the ps+ expires but its definately worth it cause you only really need 1 playthrough of a game.

  • Jonni

    I was a playstation plus member before this update and I must say it is crazy for these games to be free! Playstation Plus was already worth $5 a month with crazy savings but this is just the icing on the cake. If you watched Sony’s E3 conference and aren’t a Playstation Plus member already, you’re missing out! I doubt these games will be available for free forever. The only catch is that you have to be a Playstation Plus member, so once your subscription is up, you can’t play them until you renew it. But still, totally worth it!

  • EastOfTheAnduin

    I’ve been a member since it launched and, for me, PS+ has more than payed for itself a few times over. Just the discounts on games that I would normally purchase anyway is great. They even release some games early, like Journey was released the week before for PS+ subscribers.

    Also, perfect timing, I just upgraded my hard drive about two weeks ago!

    • matt

      What’s the biggest hard drive you can upgrade on the ps3?
      I have 250 and its just about full :(

      • EastOfTheAnduin

        I’m not exactly sure. It has to be a 2.5-inch SATA drive and it has to be less than 9.5mm thick to fit in the cradle. I could be wrong but, I think 1TB is probably the largest you can get to fit properly and without mods. I just put in a 500GB Travelstar to replace my 120GB. That should hopefully be enough to hold me over until the PS4.

        • matt

          I’m gonna look at a mate who had updated his drive
          The ps4 better be built in 1 tb haha

  • matt

    Question to any ps plus members, have all these games come out free all at once already to everyone?
    I’m in Australia and currently there are only about four of these titles free at the moment

    • EastOfTheAnduin

      I live in Michigan, USA, and they are all available here. I have most already downloaded. :)

    • G

      On the PS Blog they said that NA store has different deals so you might not get all these games.

  • Graverobber

    As a 5year Xbox Live member I never seen so much free love/respect to the gamer that decides to pay for console services (Sure it can be a marketing gimmick to win over gamers but it sure as hell works the reason is because this service is providing a value/incentive with it), as for Xbl all that I received that is considered free was Aegis Wing, totem ball, three Doritos arcade games, and early Demo/DLC access,Cloud Saves and Party Chats/Beacons.
    Infact I’m more used to being treated like dirt from Microsoft, over the years my subscription price has been raised, I received multiple changes to my dashboard (even though I didn’t want it), I have been forced to pay for my subscription to watch Netflix or any app which would be free on my laptop, Advertisements are spamming my main menu, and I suffer from deal of the weeks that usually suck or have no apparent meaining to me because already bought the add-on/arcade-game a year before the deal.

    The only incentive I have to buy XBL is that it provides great contact to all my college buddies that play online and Xbox does market a good social system to gather up all your friends with ease with Party Chats, Beacons, messaging, but besides that aspect it does not provide much into free gaming and value/incentive to keep paying for the subscription.

  • SV

    Getting PS+ when i get home for this haha. Just little big planet 2 and ratchet and clank are more than worth the price!

  • Kazin

    I just don’t know if I can justify the $50 price tag.