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Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 747d ago | news

NA PlayStation Plus Update: Return To Rapture Free in BioShock 2

Posted by Morgan Haro // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms -

"It may be gift-giving season, but PlayStation Plus delivers gaming gifts all year round, and this week is no exception. While many of you might still be getting acquainted with the PS Vita Plus games, PS3 gamers can welcome BioShock 2 into their Instant Game Collection. Download it for free if you’re a Plus member when the PlayStation Store updates on Tuesday." (BioShock 2, PS Vita, PS3, Puddle, Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1, Tag Invalid)

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Emilio_Estevez  +   747d ago
Sweet, had Bioshock 1+2 in my Amazon cart multiple times but never pulled the trigger.
Godchild1020  +   747d ago
Europe got the best PS+ update by far this month. NA bites the dust again. Anyway, Bioshock one free with a purchase of Bioshock:Infinite and now 2 free with plus. I can complete all 3 games now.
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NewMonday  +   747d ago
not playing Bioshock 1 is crime
yesmynameissumo  +   747d ago
I liked 2 more then the first. By "liked more", I mean I actually beat it.
grailly  +   747d ago
yeah PS+ EU's offering is really strong this month. although I would have benefitted more from the US offering as I own all the EU games.

pro tip: the best EU game this month is Vanquish.
UnwanteDreamz  +   744d ago
BS2 combat gameplay is crap. Art and story are the only redeemable parts of that game IMO.
Heisenburger  +   747d ago
Lol right?

I almost got it myself, but went with Deus Ex instead. Hooray for us I suppose. :)
Emilio_Estevez  +   747d ago
LOL, guess what I chose last time? Deus Ex HR as well.
yeahokchief  +   747d ago
Bioshock1&2, Deus Ex HR, Dishonored. All must plays with a lot in common.
ziggurcat  +   747d ago
been sort of wanting to get this game again to play the singleplayer DLC since i got rid of the game before it had come out... this is the perfect excuse!
Oh_Yeah  +   747d ago
Bioshock 2 is basically free without plus...Once I get a vita I'll sign up, that side is looking nice.
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cruncher_20  +   747d ago
So in your head free = 20$ ? I hope you don't take care of a budget...
Oh_Yeah  +   747d ago
It's 5 dollars at my local store. Should have used the word almost, my bad. I'd like if the ps3 side of plus offered more psn games honestly..because I've played all the retails they have to offer..I haven't bought any psn games really.
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brettyd  +   747d ago
its $10 on amazon..
cruncher_20  +   746d ago
@brettyd :

I guess you are is US but for me cheapest I can find is more like 13$ with shipping... And local store is like 15$.... Used I guess I can find it for 10... Some retailer still sell it at 19.99 as on the PSN...

Playstation Plus is easy to understand...

Bioshock Infinite comes PS+ = free bioshock2
FarCry 3 comes PS+ = free FarCry 2
Saints 3 PS+ = Saints2 free
Walking Dead Episode 4 comes... PS+ = Free episode 1-2
DeadSpace 3 PS+ = Free or 50%off for DeadSpace 2
...

They give sometime that can hook you to buy something else...
So if you want to play the last game well PS+ is not for you even if sometime they have good deal for new PSN game when they come out like Journey or Limbo... But is you like to try different franchise or if you can wait well you can get a lot of stuff for 50$...

With Crysis 3 coming... Crysis 2 can be a good candidate for ps+ so don't get it...
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LOGICWINS  +   747d ago
If you sign up now, u can start building up a backlog of games for your Vita. The free Vita games on PS Plus now aren't guaranteed to be there once u gt ur Vita.
smokey_vols  +   747d ago
@Oh_Yeah

Playstation Plus is less than $5 a month! So you could get Bioshock 2 plus whatever else is added this month (and all the current Vita games) for what you would buy Bioshock 2 for.
dee-ecks  +   747d ago
What is "Return To Rapture"?? It says "Return To Rapture" is free with Bioshock 2, so what is it??
volcane  +   747d ago
Return to Rapture is what you do in Bioshock 2, hence you get Bioshock 2 free.
KevPC  +   747d ago
Idk why people complain about free stuff..but just so everyone knows, this only for one week of December..they still haven't revealed what's to come for the rest of the month.
brettyd  +   747d ago
It's not "Free" this is a paid service.
Kingthrash360  +   747d ago
To me it's free. I've been paying for plus since it started and was getting discounts and some mini games free. Now they are giving retail games for no extra cost. Then give the service with a game collection (AAA games in the collection btw) at no extra cost to the vita....Free to me but, I'm not disagreeing with you it's a paid service yeah, but they easly could have raised the price 10$ and it still would be the best deal out there. Finger crossed tightly in hopes that Xbox starts rewarding us something better than a fucking helmet for a avatar after 10 years of service....smh.

I do agree w Kev, people complaining over (basically) free shit is far, far beyond my understanding.
suicidalblues  +   747d ago | Well said
@brettyd

By your logic that means that 360 users have to pay extra to play the other half of most of their games, since a gold account is required. So if your live account expires you lose ½ of all your games.

But that perspective sucks, right?
memots  +   747d ago
The "fee" paid itself way back.
antz1104  +   746d ago
Lol, regardless, brettyd is right. You pay $50 a year and they give you games, if you discontinue this service you can't play them. Technically you're renting them. And yes, you pay for Live on xbox as well. Lol, nothings ever free, I dont get why ppl don't want to admit it isnt.
And that makes the games less free.... how? I'm paying for the service, not the games. So, by definition, they're free.
BIGBOSS08  +   747d ago
people complain because they're paying for xbox live and getting bent over instead of getting great value like PS+, so they have to moan about something.
Godchild1020  +   747d ago
Maybe because both regions are paying for the same service and not getting the same benefits; in this case the games that one region has gotten and the other hasn't.

I'm sure there is someone in Europe asking why is NA getting Bioshock 2 and they are getting Batman. What ever the case may be, people will complain/question everything, because they can/want.
ajeezy09  +   747d ago
Yeah but they can buy both
you can buy PSN Cards for any region on amazon or ebay. So whats the big deal
Baka-akaB  +   747d ago
It would be even more awesome if there was a worlwide option , but it's not there .

Even so , i barely get the complain , you'd still get double the bonus games
sorceror171  +   747d ago
So *that's* why it was in the clearance rack at Target this weekend...
dee-ecks  +   747d ago
I picked up both Bioshock 1&2 for pc for 3 bucks over black friday.
dee-ecks  +   747d ago
To the dude that disagreed, Its true, I really did!!!
aquamala  +   747d ago
Grr, another ps+ game that I already owned and finished
DonMingos  +   747d ago
I'll stop buying games this generation and just mantain my PS+ subscrition. That will be enough for my gaming goodness...
The Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls, GTA V, Watch Dogs, MGS: Ground Zeroes, The Last Guardian, Zwei and Bioshock Infinite will be the exceptions
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grailly  +   747d ago
it's a good idea on paper, but I get to exited for/by new games to do this.
Biggest  +   747d ago
That's what I'm doing for Vita. I purchased AC:L with the bundle and got PSA with the PS3 copy. That's it for me! PS+ all the way home.
DomceM  +   747d ago
Ok i have a question about PS+. How do you activate it on the PS Vita? Can i just activate it on my account on PS3 and I automatically start accumulating games? Or do I need to actually download the game before the offered games are changed?

I ask because ill be getting vita as a gift in a few weeks, but I know already it has a psn card waiting to be activated. Can i activate psn for both ps3 and ps vita without actually using the vita (through ps3) ? And in that case Can i always download those games that are offered (even when they change next month)? Or Do i have to download them before the offerings are changed in order to be able to play them? How does this work?
PLAYER5095  +   747d ago
dont know how long theyll be up so download them before they are gone. once they gone they gone! i dont have a vita and i have all vita games on my download list. if i get one next year ill have those games
DonMingos  +   747d ago
activate your ps+ account on your ps3, then you just have to complete the free purchase of those games (PS3 and Vita games) and they will remain on your download history so you can download them again anytime as long as you remain a Plus subscriber. When you have your vita, just login to Psn with the same PSN acount that you use on PS3 and you will be able to download all the vita games that PS+ offered you before.
I hope that I've explained it clearly
DomceM  +   747d ago
thanks a lot! you guys are awesome!

the bottom line is it would be wise for me to activate ps+ asap and use ps3 to download all games so they are accessible later. Makes sense !
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aquamala  +   747d ago
Add them to your cart and checkout to "purchase" these games on your ps3, they will stay on your download list after that
memots  +   747d ago
DomceM

I initiate download for free stuff even if i don't plan on playing right away. They stay on your download list forever.

So even i still did't get my Vita ( My wife would kill me ) i still got the download's on my list for when i finally get mine.
Snookies12  +   747d ago
Ahhhh dang... :\
I can't play BioShock 2. The original was great and I'm sure I would have loved the sequel if not for the odd case of motion sickness this game gives me within about 5 minutes of playing. It's literally the only game I've come across which does this.
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FunAndGun  +   747d ago
that is quite messed up! You can play other FPS just fine though?
Snookies12  +   747d ago
Yep, I've played plenty through without a hint of it. Something about BioShock 2's graphics mess with me. I've heard that other people have had the same problem. Maybe I'll give it another shot and see if I can play it this time, since I loved and played through the first game without an issue.
FunAndGun  +   747d ago
^^

That is so weird.

You should try it again!
memots  +   747d ago
Snookies, You should try it on pc. Not super demanding on the cpu/gpu and Its always cheap like $5, You never know maybe the game wont give you that feeling pc.
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PLAYER5095  +   747d ago
koo this is great i started playing bioshock 2 on my cousins 360 but didnt get far im gonna finish it now! Yay for me!
StrongMan  +   747d ago
PS+ pays for itself.
shempo  +   747d ago
another proof why ps+ rape xbl with eaze and style
also Ni No Kuni Demo morrow cant wait

Recomended to all the the ppl who was disapointed with ff13
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Pillsbury1  +   747d ago
I wanted batman: Arkham city! Why does Europe get all the good stuff! >:(

Edit: I also want vanquish, moste underrated game this gen.
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BitbyDeath  +   747d ago
This is only 1 week for US, EU mapped out the entire month.
-GametimeUK-  +   747d ago
Well, our store in general is very lacking in comparison to yours. I wish you guys had the same amazing line up of PS+ games as us, but I would trade the IGC's for the store support guys in the States have. We still have no CSGO, no Retro City Rampage, we have been told we are getting Spyro "soon" since the beginning of time and the US store just has so much more additional content such as avatars and such.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   747d ago
I just wish it wasnt another free shooter this month. EU got the best deal this week.
Williamson  +   747d ago
Anyone know if Starhawk is still free for north america?
Godchild1020  +   747d ago
That is over, It went back up to 19.99 for the singleplayer about a few weeks ago. You can buy the full game (SP & MP) for 39.99 though.
Lastcall  +   747d ago
And as Xbox Live continues to take your money, Sony Gives and Gives. Yup PS Network is garbage..hahaha.

Not trolling. Being factual and sarcastic at the same time.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   746d ago
yea you wish, xbox live is worth it, the service is solid, been on xbox live since its creation.
shempo  +   746d ago
try harder nab
keep paying
while i can play all the games you pay for free...sucks to be a sucker mouhahaha
T3MPL3TON  +   747d ago
... So let me get this straight. NA is getting Bio Shock 2 and EU got Vanquish?

As in Vanquish the game I beat in 3 hours and 27 minutes? We got the better shake by far. It was a fun game but Bio Shock 2 was the better title.
turgore  +   747d ago
They also get a ton of other games. While we get a game that I already own :(
DonMingos  +   747d ago
Get your facts right, besides Vanquish Europe gets Batman Arkham City and Limbo.
jakmckratos  +   747d ago
EU now has Arkham CIty and RDR and we get fucking Bioshock 2? I don't even remotely see how this is a good deal..Sony c'mon no one wants to play that shit as much as Batman or Red Dead.
objdadon  +   747d ago
Yeah man I agree, I was looking forward to batman but instead they give us bioshock! It's a good game but I already have it! Maybe it'll come to u.s. at some point.
execution17  +   747d ago
well guess I get to finally play bioshock 2 but.. damn Dx EU got the better PSN+
Flandy  +   747d ago
I wanted Arkham City too :(
OllieBoy  +   747d ago
Merry Christmas from SCEA

Here's a dirt cheap, very old, and poorly rated game that should never have been developed in the first place, for free!
Kingthrash360  +   747d ago
Ps+ is awesome no matter the region. True, euro ps+ is something I wish we had but hey, I have something to look forward to every week or so because of this service. I've played bioshock 1&2. I beat one and my cousin broke 2. So needless to say its right up my alley.
I owned a lot of games that's on the vita ps+ but ill get them again and try to platinum trophie them during the gaming drought days of spring and summer.
That's my plan anyway
dmonee  +   747d ago
Sweet! I just exploded in my pants. BOOM! I rented it a couple of years ago and didn't get into it. Now I will. Can't wait for tomorrow. BOOM!
TheRichterBelmont  +   747d ago
LOL. Pathetic compared to Europe.
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porkChop  +   747d ago
Annnd NA gets screwed again. We pay the same price, we should be getting the same content. EU consistently gets better games, and more valuable games. Many times I've gotten PSN games that total up to around $30, games that I didn't even want to play, and in that same month EU got 3 good games that were worth $20 to $30 EACH. What the fuck? If I pay Sony the exact same amount of money than why do I not get treated with the same respect?
Baka-akaB  +   747d ago
What ? Save those plus games and a few ps2 titles, it's usually Europe getting the shaft for games
porkChop  +   746d ago
Not for the Instant Game Collection. They've been getting consistently better, and more expensive games. The IGC should be universal for all regions.
BitbyDeath  +   747d ago
Actually it costs more in EU.
Australia - $69.95 per year
US - $49.95 per year
porkChop  +   746d ago
It costs more in Australia, yeah. But EU is the same price as NA. I don't know why Autralia always gets the shaft.
BitbyDeath  +   746d ago
We're just unlucky like that :-(
sdplisken  +   747d ago
mass effect 1 tommorow and bioshock 2 free on plus? sweet!!!!!!
i still gotta platinum that one

any one wanna boost the multiplayer with me?

hit me up on psn: BloodDrunk1985
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snowman2149  +   747d ago
Why dont they show whats coming out for the WHOLE month like the EU store? Hell, they even had a poll about this on the offical ps blog & 'show monthly update' won by a HUGE margin
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