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.
Destiny comes out so this month isn't as bad as it seems.
Bought allstars when it was $5, which is nothing and at least I can say I own it. Got velocity with ps+ for vita, same for joe danger haven't beatem yet hell haven't played them much. TBH I don't really care what we get cause I buy the games I want and besides i'm still playing games from long time ago, like binary domain etc.. as well as haven't touched most of them like TR, dragondogma, hitman. Playing few games at a time, and theres no reason to bs bout the month sucking cause probably have lot of games you haven't yet. Might be like this for awhile unless they bring older and lower score games to ps+ but doubt cause people bs bout older sucking games.
Maaaaaaaaannn! How is it getting worse? I thought time would make it better. I dont even play online on my ps4. Sooooo wtf am i paying for plus for? It needs to change its name, since its mandatory to play online. I dont see a plus to having it. Sony done flipped the script. The games for plus sucks, because you need it to play online. Gotcha! Wow i feel a little used paying for something that was free, and inferior to the comp. 10 million sony? And you cant give us a game we actually want to play.
Nice trolling attempt, but you took it too far man
Yep utter crap, Joe danger looks like the best of the bunch to me, sad.
Agreed, these are really just throw away games. Disappointing really.
I thought this month was a step up! First month in some time where I actually want three of the games.
amazing line-up ¡¡¡ thank you sony
Yeah those games are really meh
TxK looks like an old school arcade game called Tempest. I haven't seen TxK so I'm glad it is free as I loved Tempest when I was 5-6 years old, and didn't know TxK existed. I agree this month is less desirable than others , but I het to try some games that I may have skipped otherwise. Looking at PD+ as a whole I think it is more than worth the money, and.months like these aren't as bad to some as people make it out to be, or should be expected for what the $ amount your paying for them .
Pure shovelware. Thanks sony.
How is it shovel ware? These games look great.
Velocity isn't shovelware. That game looks freaking awesome!
This year as a whole for PS+ has been awful. Last year and even earlier this year they were putting out decent games, but man the last 6 or so months have been dreadful. I've kept my PS3 for PS+, but if this is what's coming in the future I might as well sell it and put the money towards a PS4 in the future.
Well, I've been meaning to at least try out PlayStation All-Stars as I haven't done so yet. I'm glad it's in the Instant Game Collection come September. If nothing else, my curiosity there is piqued. Yes, I know, it's not like Super Smash Bros. and it pales in comparison because you NEED specials to kill your opponents. I've heard it all. I still want to try it for myself.
what if i told you all that they are not forced to give you good games all the time. you want AAA games buy them and stop complaining just cause you dont like them, others will, and since they are free there is one less reason. i for example am excited for velocity 2x and what you paid for your subscription was already paid for with so many cool games. every month there is atleast 2 games worth it what you pay
You are 100% correct. Sony is no longer forced to offer value to the service since they made the subscription service mandatory for those that want to play online with the current generation console. I'm not sure if that's a good reason to not voice your opinion though if you are used to the higher quality games available in the past.
This line-up is crap.
Hope next month is better than this. Such a underwhelming list.
"How can I hold all these gam..." Oh
What if I told you? Sony doesnt care what you want. Dem PS4 sales through the roof. An ESPN exclusive.
Not a good month I must admit. But hey we got destiny coming up!
Look all these whiners lol
expect to see them every update.
They'll never be happy. India Game pops up? "WHAT! An Indie game! Those aren't retail releases! Sony y u giv us shovelwareeeee" Game that was on a sale recently pop up? "I just bought this game Sony y u do dis! Worst month ever" Year old retail game? "WOOOW SONY! everyone has dis game, y u do dis! Worst month evaarr"
i don't think it is that bad. definitely some really good mp titles included so i am looking forward to it.
Never played PS all stars and hoard looks fun. It's an OK month for me at least.
Yeah, I literally downloaded it to my VITA yesterday lol. I had gotten it free on ps+ about 5 months ago. I think? Can't remember exactly when it was free to plus members, but it's good that it's free again for gamers who missed out before.
All I'm saying is I'm glad I still own my PS3. PS4 has nothing but Resogun to show for its first year of PS+ and we got that first month. I'm looking forward to PSASBR on PS3. But as for PS4, I'll probably just download Velocity, play it once then not play it again like the others :(
the ps4 came out a year ago, it time they will put it.
Don't Starve was pretty good. Fez on the quad was too! The rest have been pretty meh
Another crap month for PS4 owners and we are not asking for AAA games here, the last truely good free game for me was PixelJunk Ultimate Shooter. Nothing of interest since. Infact since I think about it we are nine months into this year and Outlast, Dead Nation, and PixelJunk Ultimate have been the only real worthy games for me this whole year...the rest meh. Sony you need to step up your game and give better quality games or don't bother at all, bandwith costs me money and thus these little crap titles cost me money to even try them.
I really don't get the hate. This is not about giving everyone the games they have on their wishlist for free. If it was Sony would just give you a voucher every month to download 2 items off the store per system at no cost. This is about expanding your game collection with games you more then likely wouldn't play otherwise. I know there have been plenty of games that I wouldn't have played without this and wound up enjoying thoroughly. Who cares who developed it, what it looks like, or how much it'd normally cost you. The thing is you're getting at least 2 games for free every month (depending on how many systems you own) and you should give them a shot because, well, they were free.
Exactly! This guy gets it... For instance, I really liked the Road Not Taken from PS+ last month, but I would have NEVER played it if not for the PS+ freebie.
Not much to get. Gamers feel they are entitled to everything for free. This month includes 2 never released games for free. Not sure what they expect.
Well ... thankfully Ultimate Evil Edition makes the fact that September Plus sucking so hard a moot point!