Submitted by doctorstrange 537d ago | opinion piece

What Do You Think of the August 2013 PlayStation Plus Free Games in North America and Europe?

"Something we’ll start doing going forward is discussing the PlayStation Plus freebies each month and what we think of them. Instead of getting every single PSLS writers’ opinion on the matter, as we do with every other Ask PSLS, we’ll just have one or two people addressing the North American free games, with Sebastian handling the European free games." - PSLS (BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2, Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Hitman: Absolution, Machinarium, Need for Speed Most Wanted, PS Vita, PS3)

TrendyGamers  +   538d ago
I think they're okay. Europe wins in my books.
Foolsjoker  +   538d ago
I think we have seen more than enough quality things in the US. I don't see what the big deal is.
TrendyGamers  +   538d ago
"I don't see what the big deal is." That's the reason Europe is winning.
Foolsjoker  +   538d ago
At least we don't have it as bad as Canada ehh.
HeavenlySnipes  +   537d ago
Canada and the US get the same thing...

EU pays more for PS+ than we do. If I were one of them playing 50 pounds for a membership ($77 dollars) while North American members pay $50 I'd imagine me wanting better stuff.
xHeavYx  +   537d ago
I get free games,I win
HammadTheBeast  +   537d ago
Just letting it be known that what Japan PS+ gets s*** on what other regions get (in terms of value).

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FlameHawk  +   537d ago
Ok? People should NOT complain at all. I hate how people complain all the damn time with the awesome deal they are getting. Almost $1500 worth of games for $50 and people complain.
joe90  +   537d ago
$1500? you get games that are worth $10 at the time of showing on PS+.....make it $200 and you are talking sense. still PS+ is a good deal, its the whole not subscribing again and losing the them games that bothers me.
elhebbo16  +   537d ago
@joe most of the AAA games on psplus are AT LEAST $20. the PSN games range from $5-15. I'm not sure where are you pulling $200 out from, it was proven that if you add up everything PSplus has to offer since the beginning you would get $1500 or more in total.
joe90  +   537d ago
NA need to stop complaining, majority of the free PS+ stuff goes to you, soon as we get something good you complain.

You pay $399 for a PS4....we pay £399. $399 = £260 BUT Nooooo we have to play ball with the U S of A and get scammed.
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deep_fried_bum_cake  +   537d ago
It's actually £350, but yeah we are still getting shafted with the cost even after tax is added to the US purchase.
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joe90  +   537d ago
@deep_fried_bum_cake.....Exact ly.

with Amazon UK Selling it at £350 is still a scam compared to the currency translation.

Nearly £100 difference, NA would cry if it was the other way round. If it was £350 in the UK it would be $530,

In the EU/UK we get robbed on early access,price and LTD Editions
Dlacy13g  +   537d ago
LOL. ... you could move. ;-)
jamz4  +   537d ago
also a lot of new releases on psn are £60 (over $90), with plenty well over £40
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avengers1978  +   537d ago
Free hitman, that's a win for me. One of the games I wanted to play, but never got around to it.
Silly gameAr  +   537d ago
I think people need to realize how much value they get from PSplus no matter the region.
Kingthrash360  +   537d ago
they need to realize free sh*t ALWAYS smells good.
admiralvic  +   537d ago
But nothing is free... you're paying for a subscription and part of the subscription is a rental to a finite number of games. I agree with your point, but don't trivialize those who want more bang for their buck.
Kingthrash360  +   537d ago
how can you want more bang for your buck though? for people who have ps+ this game is free. for thos who dont..19.99. I under stand plus has a subscription cost for 17.99 3mo and 49.99 1yr...but hitman costing 19.99 retail is $2 more that getting 3months of plus including this game....not to mention a game collection worth well over $100 with games that are playable on psp,psv,ps3 and soon enough ps4.
so to me its free because it pays for itself the second you pay for plus.
so wanting more bang for your buck after a deal as unbelievable as this is asking far too much....sony could so easily charge 10$ extra for the instant game collection and it still would be worth it. all people complaining need to learn to be greatful...not many companies give away free QUALITY content.
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admiralvic  +   537d ago
"how can you want more bang for your buck though? for people who have ps+ this game is free."\

But it is not. The game is only yours for as long as you pay for plus and it is part of the price you pay. Would you pay $50 dollars to have online storage, additional discounts and auto downloads? No. For most people the value is in the IGC, which is what you're paying for and even then you don't own it, just a rental till you stop paying.

".but hitman costing 19.99 retail is $2 more that getting 3months of plus including this game"

And? If I don't want Hitman, then the games value is irrelevant. Just like how people complain about fighting games. If they don't want them, then their value is irrelevant. Thats what this all comes down to. You can claim the gratefulness thing all you want, but it honestly makes you sound like a sucker.

A lot of the free games have been used to hype their upcoming game. You're paying for the program, so you in turn have the right to complain. And finally, it seems like SCEA isn't listening too hard to fans. People keep saying no more fighters, yet we keep getting more fighters. So on and so forth.
Kingthrash360  +   537d ago
look back and fourth isnt getting anywhere I see , so lets agree to disagree....
all in all ps+ is a great deal but can be better...people will always complain even if it was totally free no subscription.
im bored if you or anyone on n4g have nba2k13 or battlefield 3 or tekken on ps3 hit me up on psn "kingthrash". we can settle this argument there.
jdktech2010  +   537d ago
Hitman would be awesome but I have too many games to play as it is (Thank you Steam) and I'm really looking forward to Splinter Cell and Saints Row IV.
levian  +   537d ago
Hitman is a pretty great game, I'd download it but I bought it on release (big mistake considering the price drop). I may end up trading it in and downloading it though!
Gamesgbkiller  +   537d ago
I enjoyed playing Mafia 2.

Can't wait for next moth ;)
joe90  +   537d ago
wait till night time, turn on a light and you will get next months PS+ for free LOL
SillyYou  +   537d ago
Lol people complain about which games they get for $5 each month. Dumb.

Also its more for those people who have not that many games, i've read so much comments: Ahhh i already have all of the games the last 3 months", then why are you even subcribed for the instant game collection if you already played every fuc*ing game on the planet?

People those days...
admiralvic  +   537d ago
"then why are you even subcribed for the instant game collection if you already played every fuc*ing game on the planet? "

Are you really suggesting that people who play the games a lot (and in turn can use some of the other features like cloud storage) should be okay if they own all the offerings for a long expanse of time? I can usually get $50 dollars of worth out of plus, but the vast majority of games I've gotten have been things I didn't want to play and have no intention of playing. Can't say I am thrilled about that, but it's all the luck of the draw.
T2  +   537d ago
see I used to think like that but now I have so many "older" games that I don't have time for TLOU and others... so I will wait till a good plus sale comes up for TLOU and Ni No K..... just like I waited on SR3, UC3 and max payne 3
Salooh  +   537d ago
Eu good but not exciting.
US sucks

I don't see why people here don't like others complain , the more we demand the better for you . You shut up and you get a crapy small games , that's why i complain ...
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Kryptix  +   537d ago
Instead of complaining on what Playstation Plus gives, you should be complaining to what Xbox Live Gold gives. Compared to PS Plus, now that's a place that needs the complaining since they keep giving two very old games at a time.

PS Plus
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 83 Metacritic score

Xbox Gold
Crackdown (2007) 83 Metacritic score

So far in August...
Salooh  +   537d ago
Ps plus is created to rent games . I don't care about xbox live . I want good games since i pay for the service. Why people just hate it when i demand something for every body . If i said i want Far cry 3 instead of a stupid indie game will it harm anyone ?. And if that happened will you complain ?.

People disagree with me when i say vita don't have serious games .

People disagree with me when i say don't want kinect or ps eye and call me the selfish when i say i want option..

Did i say something wrong ?. I don't see one reason to not demand these things. Why not demand for something better , especially now where they are making us pay for online , they must give us more since they are forcing us to pay for something was free -.- . They were selling ps3 with lost and still made it free , now they are selling ps4 with benefit and making us pay for online ..
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Shadow Man  +   537d ago
I think this is the first time i ever been disappointed in ps plus, hitman? Come on! what ever happend to NFS most wanted or mafia 2?
elhebbo16  +   537d ago
Hitman Absolution is a great game *shrugs*
PositiveEmotions  +   537d ago
I'll get ps+ in nov
brewin  +   537d ago
I think the NA Plus is fantastic! Is this seriously even an issue? The only problem I see is for publishers because I am sure this has to affect sales.

I find myself holding out for games that I feel will be available on PS Plus at some point. I upgraded my PS3 to a 1TB drive so I can load that thing up! I have easily $2000 worth of free games from PS + on there.

Its quite ridiculous how good of a deal PS + is if you stay a subscriber. I pretty much just download everything they put on there because its free and I have the space. If I happen to own that particular game for another system I then proceed to sell or trade it on a site like Cheapassgamer.com. A new PS3 ownere could buy a PS3 with a + memership and be totally content with not making a SINGLE retail game purchase! Thats pretty damn good in my book. Sony has knocked it out of the park with PS+ and has erased that bad memory of the PS3 launch.
levian  +   537d ago
Totally agree, and I used to be a big hater of PS+. In the past (from what I saw of it) PS+ didn't really offer any free games, it seemed to only offer discounts on digital purchases and free avatars and the like. I'd never pay a subscription for discounts, especially considering I'm not a huge fan of buying digital.

But in the past year or so, all these free games have really made me consider it, until I bought a year's sub a few months back, and haven't regretted it.
gobluesamg  +   537d ago
Yes! Almost bought Hitman but held off hoping it would come to Plus and there it is baby!
ABeastNamedTariq  +   537d ago
Well I haven't had the opportunity to play Hitman, so it's alright in my books! My friends told me good things about it.
Williamson  +   537d ago
Too bad I cant download Hitman at the moment. Only have 29 gb left and need(according to others) 34gb...Really need to get a new hdd since Plus is killing my current one.
brewin  +   537d ago
It only took 17 GB on mine. The extra bonus weapons and costumes took a little extra but not that much!
Williamson  +   537d ago
When ever I try download it, I always get an error saiyng I dont have enough space. I need to have 2x the amount of memory for some reason(from what ive read online)
HeavenlySnipes  +   537d ago
No,you need like 33 gigs to download it.

They gave us the special edition with the bonus Deus Ex disguises and some weapons but you need double the amount of free space to download anything off PSN

I had to delete Saints Row 3 and Shadow of The Colossus to make room
Campy da Camper  +   537d ago
@willmanson. The reason you need double is you need the full space to download it to then you need same amount of space to INSTALL it to. Once installed the downloaded space frees up.
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Craigatorian  +   537d ago
At least there are games I'm going to download, even if there are only two of them.
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Heisenburger  +   537d ago
I think I'm gonna get that platinum for Hitman. It looks pretty manageable.

Plus I'm almost twenty-five and I have never played a Hitman game before.

I like that I can murder the same target in multiple ways. It certainly will add some replay value.

I distracted you with a radio. Next time I shall drug your coffee.

Next time...
Apollosupreme  +   537d ago
Was thinking about buying Machinarium. Score.
vlonjati77vlonjati  +   537d ago
They are both awesome.I have both EU and NA PS PLUS.But dont have time for so many games that are avvailable throughout the year.
MasterCornholio  +   537d ago
I'm not too happy with Europe's selection of games but I will try out Need for Speed and Lego Lord of the Rings.

I already downloaded When Vikings Attack but I have my doubts on the quality of the title.

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yeahokchief  +   537d ago
An unbeatable value. Puts Steam to shame.
Slysi  +   537d ago
Live in uk and I'm one very happy ps plus customer
MyWordIsGospel  +   537d ago
To all the Americans whining about the EU store, well let me tell you as an EU member that it is about time we bloody got soemthing over "ya'll" . When PS3 was first launched I set up a US, JAP and EU account and for so many years you guys in the US got so much more than us, be it content and price.

After all the frustration its about time us fans in the EU got a little something back, especially as we are more pro PS than 360 it makes sense, either way we are all getting loads so Id say it's win-win all round..
USMC_POLICE  +   537d ago
I wanted lord of the rings on vita
dmonee  +   537d ago
Will we get need for speed : mw in the states?
TriangleOffense  +   537d ago
I decided a few months ago to buy a PS+ account in both regions, I prefer what the EU has offered me since I am a non current gamer and I am always months upon months behind in my gaming, this is usually because I use to buy things when they got very discounted. Now I just play what both the EU & US have to offer and wait out the rest. For $100 a year I really have no complaints especially since I have an account for both regions and as long as this is something I can continue to do I will be sticking it out with both. $100 per year is well worth it to me for the amount of games I get and play
e-p-ayeaH  +   537d ago
PS+ makes a lot of sense for budget gamers and EU Plus delivers great games for PS3 and Vita its the best deal.
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ninjahunter  +   537d ago
Eh, The vita isnt consistently getting games that anyone would be particularly interested in. A while back they threw down, uncharted, wipeout and gravity rush, which is a great deal. But since then they have added.... Knytt, Pinball, god eater(psp), metal slug(psp), Dokuro, and coming this month are Machinarium and darkstalkers for psp.

I dont regret getting PS+ when i first bought my vita and had no games, but they definitely haven't made me want to keep throwing money at them.
GABRIEL1030  +   537d ago
Plus is amazing, Hitman is a great game scored at 9.0 for IGN, however 15 GB....I dont have enough space disk....Machinarium, Malicious, Labyrinth Legends, The Cave, Saints Row: The Third, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Sleeping Dogs,Vanquish, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend,
Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, wipEout 2148,God Eater Burst, Battlefield 3, Hitman, jet Set radio....is insane 1.500 USD in games for only 50 USD!
ShinnokDrako  +   537d ago
I'm from EU and it was great.
E2S  +   537d ago
I really can't complain. I've gotten so much stuff from PS+ I doubt I'll ever finish my backlog. My Vita practically runs on PS+. Not even counting the sales stuff. It's one of the best decisions Sony ever made. My only complaint is that I didn't sign up the first day it came out.

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