The PlayStation Blog has revealed the North America PS Plus free games line up for the month of September.
Man, normally they have better games, this month is not really good
Worst month possibly since EVER. And most people who wanted Playstation All-Stars got it already since they had a ridiculous sale for it like 2 weeks ago (I believe it was $5). Why do these massive sales when it'll be free in a few days? I feel ripped off. I just bought it because of Sony's sale. A sale that required I be a ps plus member to get maximum savings. But if PS Plus members get it free later anyway, I feel like an idiot for taking the bait.
Stick to the sales... I'm in the same boat. Plus sucks lately, all your year mostly....
Thats why I never buy games on sale, they often come to Plus later. And besides, are you really seriously crying about $5?? I paid full price for All Stars and it was worth it. You got it for the same amount of tax that I paid so be grateful.
im super happy this month. lots of vita love!
i think it's some good games this month as well.. Battle Royale is a great deal for those who doubted it.
I feel a bit like they're not really trying. Maybe due to the success they're seeing with PS4 sales, they don't feel the pressure to wow us every month? We know they pulled some stuff out of Gamescom at the last minute and stored it up for a future reveal; perhaps they're doing the same with Plus deals they've already sorted? It does kinda make sense to use your ammo as you need it, even if we would rather see them blow the whole lot now for our gluttonous gaming appetites! ;^P
Great month for me, was going to buy VelocityX2 and always wanted to try Joe Danger
Destiny and NHL 15 are both coming out this month and they are both must buys for me, so, in this case this isn't a problem. I will probably check out velocity.
Good month for me! I wanted Velocity and always wanted to try Joe danger. Playstation plus is kinda like gambling. You just gotta put down $50 bucks and you have 12 chances to see if the roulette pulls up something you always wanted but never bought. You chances of being happy increase if you have more than one sony device ie. PS3, PSV, PS4. Honestly bad months dont bother me because it only takes 1 good one to make up for the $50. Like when i subscribed and got uncharted vita AND gravity rush for free. At the time that was more than $50 already.
Oh [BLAM] THE HATERS! SO GLAD PSAS IS FINALLY IN THE IGC!!! fresh meat!
it seems like im one of the few who love this month's games. Ive always wanted to buy ps all star and velocity 2x. also ive been looking for fun games to play with my siblings and this month is the answer, both ps all star and hoard are 1-4 player online/offline. sportsfriends could be fun when played with a friend too
Well at least you bought it on sale... That means if your PS+ account runs out. You can still play it without being a subscriber.
Totally agree. Velocity X2 is okay, but the rest are meh..
I felt otherwise: Sportsfriends looked kinda fun. Velocity X2, looks like I need 7 cups of espresso before even attempting to play it.
Sportfriends is hilarious, a great party game (if you have any real friends) if your playing alone then its useless. Shame I already bought it for £10 not that long ago.
All of it is garbage in my opinion.
I really enjoyed the first velocity, and if the second is just more of the same, it'll be worthwhile. Highly recommend playing it on a vita for those that have one, touchscreen is definitely the way to go. Not really feeling the rest of the games outside of PS All Stars. I have Hoard and Joe Danger already, not sure what to expect from the other 2.
It seems Sony is moving towards PSNow and away from Plus more and more. Now that Plus is required on PS4 to play online, the incentive to offer value to get subscriptions is gone. Why compete with PSNow with "free" games if they don't have to? I believe this is why they refused to allow EA Access on their network. Sony needs to get a return on their Gaikai investment.
You may have something there. Seems to me MS has offered more and better free games on X1 over the last couple months. The defining factor maybe that Sony has PSNow rollout and MS does not have something like that right now.
Interesting observation... I would really hate for that to be true though.
PS Plus and PSNow are two completely different services with two different targeted demographics. PSNow is targeted towards people that do not own a specific console, it allows people to play the games without owning the console. PS Plus is targeted towards gamers that own, preferably (but not exclusively) all Sony consoles since you get the most value by owning all 3 current consoles. Obviously Sony would prefer consumers to buy the PS3 and buy games, since that would help increase the install base and potentially increase revenue by a greater margin. But they know that everyone is not going to buy a PS3, so PSNow is a great way for those consumers to play PS3 games via other devices, while Sony still receives some type of revenue from them. It's a win-win for those targeted customers and Sony.
PS+ targeted PS3 owners to bring in additional revenue for Sony. They had commited to "free" online with the PS3 and wanted to get the subscription revenue Microsoft was getting with Live. They couldn't simply start charging for what they gave away so they created PS+ and essentially rented out select games for an annual subscription. With the PS4 they never promised free online gaming so it was easy to make a PS+ sub requirment without looking bad. One of the benefits to Plus is the little revenue publishers received from it was still more than they received when games are resold which is nothing. PSNow will be accessable on PS4, PS3, Vita and PlaystationTV. By streaming games as a rental, ownership isn't possible. One of the big reasons to make game streaming easy is to remove used games sales from the equation. Instead of buying a game from Gamestop for $10, streaming is easier so they are hoping to retain some of the lost sales. The other big benefit for Sony is they won't have to take the hit on hardware if streaming indeed becomes the future way we play games. Game ownership and dedicated hardware which is very costly are things Sony is phasing out with their plans if you step back and look. They built the worlds most powerful console, but everything else they are doing supports a completely different path. Look back at the reveal last year. How easy will it be to loan a game to a friend if you don't own it? Non-ownership is the ultimate DRM. People that say PSNow is a choice, how long do you think that will last if it is successful? Streaming fixes all problems caused with lost sales due to used game sales and software pirating. This is the most aggressive attack on tradtional console gaming and game ownership we have seen and fans are cheering Sony on the entire way. It's interesting to see if you can be even a little objective.
@death streaming is a rental service. I get that you feel some need to "own" things for what ever reason, but thats not what streeming is for right now. If i can stream a game for a week and beat it then it just saved me a ton of money. Why would i care if i never owned it. I get games to play them and if now has it cheaper then good. Also the point of now is not to replace how you play games. By next gen time, maybe, but psnow is for people who may only own a ps4 or even a smart phone or tv, and want to play some ps3 games. It has nothing to do with plus or used game sales. Now is a steaming rental service, so im not sure why everyone wants to compare it with sonething when there really isnt anything out there like it.
"Now that Plus is required on PS4 to play online, the incentive to offer value to get subscriptions is gone." Bingo.
Yes, what you say is exactly true. I agree completely.
@devilishsix You're telling me with a straight face that GWG has been better and/or offered more the past few months on xbone?!?!?! Lmfao! They didn't even OFFER any free xbone games until literally 2 months ago! Nothing all year. Notta since launch, and their first one was an old PS3 game from 2 years ago in Guacamelee. Come now @death Brick and mortar rental stores are gone. Movies have been on demand for years, likewise music streaming. What attack on ownership? When I buy games I like physical copies. When I rent them, who the hell cares. It's a r-e-n-t-a-l.
Agreed this is a garbage month.
I dunno man, I've always wanted to play PS All-Stars, but never bothered. I saw it for like 10 dollars once, but wasn't sure if I would like it enough to justify paying for it. Getting it free is my perfect chance to finally try a game I've had my doubts on but always wanted to give a try! Velocity 2x looks flipping *phenomenal* as well (the original was brilliant).
I've been wanting to play sports friends for a while and playstation all stars battle Royal so this month is great to me. Different strokes for different folks eh?
Can't even defend this one. This month is extremely lackluster, possibly the worst ever.
I've been waiting for Velocity so it's okay with me and sports friends seems good for parties.
They at least had Fez this month.