Submitted by OllieBoy 960d ago | news

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. (DUST 514, Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Vanquish)

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LOGICWINS  +   960d ago
PS Plus keeps impressing.
Abash  +   960d 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
Nevers  +   960d 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
miyamoto  +   960d 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.
WildArmed  +   960d 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.
Donnieboi  +   960d 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.
GraveLord  +   960d ago
Both Vanquish and Mega Man seem like great games. I can't wait till tomorrow!

Thank You Sony!
TheTwelve  +   960d ago
Yesssss....exactly the kind of game I wanted to play but not pay for....
FamilyGuy  +   960d ago
lmao, so true!

I've been waiting for a game like this.
nigelp520  +   960d ago
MasterCornholio  +   960d 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.

Motorola RAZR i
BanBrother  +   960d 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'.
nigelp520  +   960d 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
hennessey86  +   960d ago
You have just inspired me to download it, I downloaded sleeping dogs and well I'm not impressed.
MmaFan-Qc  +   960d ago
Vanquish is really short, but holy shit its awesome.
Nevers  +   960d 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_SHREDDER  +   960d ago
finally a reason to turn my ps3 on again.
stage88  +   960d ago
Great! Shame there isn't a reason for the wii u.
grailly  +   960d ago
I wanted to object, then I realized I haven't turned mine on in a while, shame.
IMightBeRetarded  +   960d 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.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   960d ago
Your name says it all.
BLow  +   960d 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...
UnSelf  +   960d ago
shredder, rebuttal?
IMightBeRetarded  +   951d 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.
Roper316  +   960d 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.
ABizzel1  +   960d ago
Download it for free and sale your original copy on ebay or something.

LOGICWINS  +   960d 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.
GribbleGrunger  +   960d 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!
Christopher  +   960d 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.
ZoyosJD  +   960d 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.
FamilyGuy  +   960d 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.
grailly  +   960d 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.
vickers500  +   960d 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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yesmynameissumo  +   960d ago
Vanquish is fantastic. PS+ is worth every penny.
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stage88  +   960d ago
We (EU) got that game a few months ago. At first I thought meh but after actually trying the game I was pretty amazed. It's a great TPS and getting it free on plus is the icing on the cake.

Enjoy US PS3 owners!
JAM_brz  +   960d ago
Me too. The first minutes was really annoying... but the game goes better and better as you advance in the game.
baldulf  +   960d ago
Everyone should play this game.
JAM_brz  +   960d ago
Already have Vanquish. But this is a great game. For those that don't have the game, this PS + update are awesome. Play it!
Sharius  +   960d ago
wow, really, vaquish, i have this game long time ago, conquest all the trophy but 1 require to complete all the challenge, but i stuck at challenge 4, then i traded this game away, now maybe the time for me to come back and take the second round

have a good feeling for that!!
Crystallis  +   960d ago
I've never played vanquish but heard outstanding things about it. Can wait to download for free tomorrow. I need a bigger HD with all these free games in getting for being a PS+ subscriber.
Ultr  +   960d ago
game is totally great, Also try it at a higher dificulty level, gameplay totaly changes then! i love it...
dboyman  +   959d ago
With PSPlus that's why I upgraded to a Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT 1TB 5400 RPM for my PS3 during boxing day deal...
ame22  +   960d ago
I see a lot of people over here and at neogaf who praise Vanquish until I finally tried it through my PS+ membership and I just couldn't get into it.
yesmynameissumo  +   960d ago
It is a little bit of a slow burn at first. Around the 6th mission (for me) and shit went into overdrive. Once you start sliding into enemies, slo-mo cap busting in exo-armor is the most fun you'll have...that day.
FunAndGun  +   960d ago
yeah, it takes a little time to get the hang of the controls and gameplay mechanics.

You will have some "holy crap this is awesome" moments if you stick with it though.

maybe check it out again!
Octo1  +   960d ago
I kept holding off buying Vanquish for $19.99. So glad that I did :D
TheGrimOfDeath  +   960d ago
I wish the next Vita titles are great games like Unit 13 and Motorstorm RC.

I am putting of buying AC3: Liberation because I'm scared it might come to PS+. Also to anyone that is going to say that EA would never allow a game on PS+ look at Crysis 2.
BLAKHOODe  +   960d ago
Motorstorm RC was already free at some point in the last year. I have it on my Vita and I know I never paid for it, but I don't remember why it was free.
dboyman  +   959d ago
I hope next Vita PS Plus game will be Disgaea 3...
GuruStarr78  +   960d ago
Mega man x for vita!!
kingPoS  +   960d ago
Methinks Deus ex human and Motorstorm 3 will be arriving on PS+ the coming months.

No wonder Sony tossed 500gb in the new models. Anything less would be a disservice if you started from day one.

PS+ since member Oct 10'
izumo_lee  +   960d ago
Vanquish one of the most underrated games this generation! Such a fun game although a little short it was unique & a blast to play.

Maverick Hunter X is a very good remake of the classic Megaman X. Worthy to be on anyones collection.

A good update Sony for Plus members. Keep them coming!
Williamson  +   960d ago
I own maverick hunter x for my PSP and its a great remake. The graphics, sound, and gameplay are great, I've been hoping for another one for 5 years now.
iDotDotDot  +   960d ago
I had Vanquish but traded it in last year. I had an itch to play it and now I can scratch it.
Allsystemgamer  +   960d ago
I was literally out looking for vanquish today. Thanks Sony! Now I don't gotta waste gas in my camaro! Well....might anyway lol
jagstatboy  +   960d ago
Always wanted to play Vanquish but never got around to buying it. No I don't have to...love being a PS+ subscriber.
sashimi  +   960d ago
A while ago i was actually trying to buy Vanquish from bestbuy but after several attempts at several stores i gave up. Its nice to see it on psn plus now.
8bit_Nes_Rambo  +   960d ago
Best TPS this gen.
Outsider-G  +   960d ago
Nice update. I haven't played Vanquish and I was hoping it would be added to the Instant Game Collection.
Skate-AK  +   960d ago
Vanquish is nice I've only played the demo. I do wish US and EU would try not to give the same full games unless they are the same week and not a later date.
sdplisken  +   960d ago
frickin sweet! cant wait to try this game:)
ps plus FTW
DivineAssault  +   960d ago
Sony is going HAM on these fools out here.. Theyre gonna kill Microsoft & Nintendo nx gen & have already started whooping a$$ with all the games coming & ps plus' FANTASTIC value..

If you play a lot of video games & have PS3 or PSV or both you'd be a fool not to get PS Plus.. Its a must have for all PS owners from casual-core.. Only $50/yr is such a steal that it seems unreal to be getting all these free games..
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Silly gameAr  +   959d ago
I've owned Vanquish for a while and the action is INSANE.
There's so much going on on screen that it can be chaotic at times, but it's dame satisfying to be right in the middle of the action.

So since I have that, I'll be checking out the Dust starter pack and finally get into the beta, after I plat all of the GOW games in anticipation for GOW:A. Might drop a few bucks on Urban Style Freestyle as well.
Sugreev2001  +   959d ago
PS Plus is an exciting service to subscribe to. I can't believe just how many amazing games I've played for free.Definitely getting Urban trial Freestyle.
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fsfsxii  +   959d ago
One of the best games this generation.
nosferatuzodd  +   959d ago
Wow cool

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