PlayStation Plus Update: Vanquish Joins Instant Game Collection

Morgan Haro // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms writes:

We’ve got a monster update to the Instant Game Collection today as not one, but two fantastic games are coming to PS Plus members for free! By now, you’ve got your hands on last week’s addition: Closure. Dungeon Defenders is still free in PlayStation Plus, and has a PS3 Community XP Event coming up this Thursday (register here for more info). With tomorrow’s PlayStation Store Update, you’ll be able to download Vanquish and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X free if you’re a PS Plus member. We’ve got more including special content for Dust 514, and a launch week discount; so without further ado, let’s get to the goods.

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LOGICWINS1345d ago

PS Plus keeps impressing.

Abash1345d ago

Every time the team in charge of PS+ adds another full PS3 game, MS's team that adds new content to Xbox Live Gold dies inside

Nevers1345d ago

I disagree, Abash. I don't think MS's team really dies all that much inside. It's MS's old-guard fans, like me, who die a little inside.

I used to be very proXBL, but I can't do it anymore. I can't deny that PSplus has become a far better value while my once preferred service, XBLgold, took "the path less traveled" into lands barren of gamer-goodness.

I can't foresee myself declining to re-up PSplus but I can only think of one reason to keep XBLgold - none of my REAL LIFE friends play games on PSN. It's the only reason anymore...

Ugh... /rant-ply

miyamoto1345d ago

Vanquish is a great addition.

Though Vanquish got decent review & scores, I hope PS+ become a place to promote great but unpopular and underrated games and put them in the spot light.

WildArmed1345d ago

Agreed, I wanted to pick this up for awhile. I'm glad they choose this.

It's been awhile since I got a PS+ game I wanted to play.
hmm.. well not that long ago, there was Bioshock 2 I guess.

Donnieboi1345d ago

Mega Man! Please keep bringing PSP games to ps plus! There are not enough Vita games (atm) for Sony to give one or two of them away a month.

GraveLord1345d ago

Both Vanquish and Mega Man seem like great games. I can't wait till tomorrow!

Thank You Sony!

TheTwelve1345d ago

Yesssss....exactly the kind of game I wanted to play but not pay for....

FamilyGuy1345d ago

lmao, so true!

I've been waiting for a game like this.

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MasterCornholio1345d ago


This game reminds us that its possible to have fantastic gameplay and fantastic graphics.

It is absolute proof that its possible to have both and the common belief that its impossible to have great gameplay and great graphics is a complete and utter fallacy.

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BanBrother1345d ago


I agree, but many games can pull that off. God of War, Gears of War, which, IMO has better 3rd person game-play than Vanquish, although it is hard to compare as Vanquish 'does more'. Killzone is another example.

I think story is the hardest thing to master. Few games can do 'all 3'.

nigelp5201345d ago

True but most games i play nowadays have awesome graphics yet boring. no reply value. Vanquish story is ok but i love the arcade feel of it. I wish a sequel could be made

hennessey861345d ago

You have just inspired me to download it, I downloaded sleeping dogs and well I'm not impressed.

MmaFan-Qc1345d ago

Vanquish is really short, but holy shit its awesome.

Nevers1345d ago

Played the demo but other "big" franchises caused me to spend $ on other things... LOVED the demo so I'm really stoked to get this game for free.

DA_SHREDDER1345d ago

finally a reason to turn my ps3 on again.

stage881345d ago

Great! Shame there isn't a reason for the wii u.

grailly1345d ago

I wanted to object, then I realized I haven't turned mine on in a while, shame.

IMightBeRetarded1345d ago

I'm assuming that you have recently powered on your ps3 (why wouldn't you)and by turning it on you are simply telling us that you are in a strange and confusing sexual relationship with your ps3.

BLow1345d ago


Actually, I have someone on my friends list with your exact name. EXACT. And that person just signed on 90 minutes ago and is lvl 13 on trophies.Hmmm...

IMightBeRetarded1336d ago

@bubblez I was being sarcastic in my comment if that wasn't blatantly obvious and I simply made my name for identifying people like you whom I will ignore.

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Roper3161345d ago

Vanquish is a great game but it's another game I already own, one of these days I will get something that I want or don't already own. I wish they would just give a token for a free download instead. It would be much better for everyone.

ABizzel11345d ago

Download it for free and sale your original copy on ebay or something.


LOGICWINS1345d ago

I think people would find a way to exploit that "token" system. Plus can't read your mind so it will never please everyone. You just have to deal. Sell your copy of Vanquish for 3 bucks and buy urself a Wendy's frosty.

GribbleGrunger1345d ago

Great idea! That way Sony and 3rd party devs won't have to bother with the inconvenience of making money. Why stop there? Perhaps they could also incorporate a system that includes you e-mailing them with your own personal tastes in games and fashioning the monthly updates to suit you, and you only!

Christopher1345d ago

Token system wouldn't work. The free games we get aren't just randomly chosen. It takes a lot of work with the IP owners to allow it on the PS+ service with a likely understanding that Sony will give them something in return, whether it's help with a future game or reducing fees for other games.

ZoyosJD1345d ago

I think a tiered token system might work...where every game has it's own percentage off if you use a token and allowing multiple tokens to be allocated to a single game would allow those with specific tastes to get new games if they don't find enough interest in the 1 token freebies.

FamilyGuy1345d ago

I think Sony just pays the company some flat-rate price for their game. Older games that are no longer selling much get offered some amount from Sony and if they accept it, we get it. In the case of some games they may yet still see more of our money as we might become interested in buying DLC for their game or we may become potential fans that buy their future products because of it.

PS+ is so simple, it's a surprise the other console aren't copying it. I'd be nice if they would, I'd be a lot more enticed to grab another system if it came with an "instant games collection" like the PS3 does.

You can go out right now, buy a new PS3 (they come with a year of ps+) and nothing else and be able to enjoy a handful of games right away.

grailly1345d ago

I've still been "downloading" all the games I own, just to own the digital copy. If the PS4 includes any king of BC, it might help owning the digital copy.

vickers5001345d ago (Edited 1345d ago )

Same here :|

Keep getting disappointed by these games, as I have like 90% of them.

Then a game finally comes along that has me very excited and looking forward to it that I don't have...... but it's for Europe only(sleeping dogs). Needless to say, I wont be renewing my sub when it expires, not unless they get some GOOD game in, one that everyone and their mothers hasn't had a billion chances to buy at dirt cheap prices.

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yesmynameissumo1345d ago

Vanquish is fantastic. PS+ is worth every penny.

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