It looks as though Sony's tactic of providing inFAMOUS for free and hoping it would attract new fans to the series is working, and could help sales for inFAMOUS 2.
I find this to be true
One of the top 5 games this gen imo, across all platforms. It's just sooooo fun.
good choice by Sony when Infamous 2 is comming out
Definitely one of my favorite new IPs this gen.
giving away the game right before the sequel could prove a great marketing strategy for Sony.
I posted this story today and the mods added a day to teh time so it didn't stay in the top 10.
InFAMOUS is my favorite superhero game ever made, Batman:AA is a close second.
This also applies to Wipeout in the more "hardcore" crowd. In fact, if I'm not wrong, the general consensus for the best free PSN games you can download is inFamous and Wipeout HD. Seriously, I've been discussing Wipeout with so many people that simply love the damn game, it's awesome.
Wipeout was the first thing I bought when I got my PS3 online. The skillcap is so high its absurd. back to Infamous, though, it reminds me of Max Payne oddly enough. Incredible action blended with an environment that MAKES SENSE and feels real. The TV segments, atmosphere, sound, lighting, etc.
I can also confirm this. I have about 5 buddies who are playing this game like hell. They are loving every minute of it!
I have really enjoyed inFamous so far. I really didnt like the demo a while back when I played it but the other day I DL the game for free and I really like it so far playing from the beginning.
i never played infamous but its a great game now ill pick up infamous 2 :-)
It deserves the fans, it's a great series. Shame a lot of gamers were missing out and opted to play things like the yearly Call of Duties instead
of course it would its infamous and its free.
A friend of mine who only used to play CoD is loving inFamous. I think he's going for the platinum and is talking about inFamous 2.
The best thing about your comment is the fact that a COD addict has played another game. Maybe he will experience other great games and eventually see the hold COD had on him.
I would say the same about Dead Nation there´s a ton of ppl online playing it.
Yeah to the point the servers are unplayable because of the heavy load.
yeah that´s anoying but when its working it works like a charm.
Dead Nation is awesome :D i never thought i would put so much time and effort into it. im currently in chapter 6, SMG FTW :D btw, is there gonna be an upgraded sequel to this game. im asking cause most of the offered welcome back games have sequels to them like LBP and inFamous.
SMG is probably the most over-rated gun in deadnation. Next time you play. you should ditch the smg and upgrade all ur secondary weapons instead. And count on dlc for DeadNation before a sequel.
will try in co-op campaign but the SMG is just so good XD DLC when? :D
I'm glad InFamous is getting this fan appeal notice! Missed out on a great game. I do believe they should've also had Warhawk for free, that would've revitalized the online portion of the game!
Yeah Warhawk definitly should be there.
Smart move by Sony!
Well, of course. That was the idea. Infamous 2 is gonna sell a tonne more than infamous.
Now who said the games Sony offered were cheap??By looks of it lot's of people don't think that.
Infamous deserves alot of respect, its probably the best superhero game ever, next to Spider-Man 2 and Batman: Arkam Asylum.
I got Dead Nation and Super Star Dust and I am wishing I just downloaded Infamous again. I would rather have played that for a third time.
Don't you have any alternate accounts? I downloaded all 5 games of PSN using my alternate accounts Even though I had Infamous and LBP :)
I don't care that much. Infamous 2 is out tomorrow so I doubt I would ever go back and play the original anyways. I was more or less saying that Dead Nation and Super Star Dust are not that interesting.
Me Too! Also i got a UK account so i got quest for booty as well, and all 4 psp titles and i dont even have a psp but i will be getting the ngp, then they will come in handy @beaarthur Damn you didnt like dead nation and super stardust? Housemarque makes great DLC titles Outland i thought was good as well. Not comparable to full retail games but they are full of classic gameplay styles
Off topic: Don't know about you'all but i'm hyped to see Guerrilla Games new IP.
me too...thoroughly enjoyed killzone 3 and cnt wait for their new game..:D
I think it's sad that people didn't buy inFamous when it came out. It's one of the best games this generation.
It actually sold 1.2 million copies worldwide, as of October 2009. That's a very good amount of sales for a console exclusive.
Yes, it does well deserve the new fanbase. It was a breathtaking experience for me when i ran thru it. I just picked up Dead Nation and Wipeout on account of i Plat-ed the others, but the welcome back deal is the ULTIMATE marketing device with iNfamous 2 right around the corner, Freddy approves! Turning a net tragedy into a small profit opening is no small idea.
I told you these reviewers have no clue what they are talking about. I bet before these gamers played Infamous they thought it was an average game because of the scores. That's why I'm definitely getting Infamous 2, because I've heard it all before and it turned out to be seriously underrated.
My hero edition can't come soon enough !!!!!!!
Been playing it non stop since I downloaded it the other day. Now this is an open world game done right. Best free game I've ever played! I'm pretty much sold on the sequel now.
To be honest, i didnt play infamous for ages after it came out. I thought it looked crap plus i got sucked in by the silly negative reviews it got. After being persuaded by my friends i got hold of a copy and oh my.......why did i wait so long and WHY OH WHY did i listern to those stupid unrealistic reviews!! I thought it was great........eventually :)
I'm wanting to download this but I have no HDD space left on my 120GB slim. :'(
Time to upgrade your HDD, it's cheap and easy to install. I got 500 gigs in my 60giger.
just delete game data from games you don't play. that's what i do. some games use up 5 gigs which is a joke.
thats great news! off topic where can i watch the live e3 stream?
yeah,its great cause its free,they all praising the game,but why they didn't bough it when first came out if is such a great game,my bet is most of them even bashed the game the game when it came out,damn hypocrites,the game indeed is great,and after playing and finishing infamous 2 ,the first game is still the best one
i just downloaded it and started playing. Such as good game...cant believe that i only started playing it now
inFAMOUS is one of my favorite new IPs this generation (it's kind of tied with Uncharted, but I think I've replayed inFAMOUS more times than I've replayed both Uncharted, and that's saying something, since I've played both Uncharteds a combined total of over 8 times...). inFAMOUS 2 looks amazing, and I can't to get my Hero Edition tomorrow! It's listed as "Shipping Soon," at Amazon, so hey better get it to me tomorrow, unlike the debacle that was my LA Noire "release date" delivery... I'm glad this Welcome Back program is exposing the game to more people. I find that a lot of PS3 games are under-hyped by the media during their original release windows, only to be lavished with praise after the franchises are either gone, or with a middling fanbase (like Folklore and Heavenly Sword; two awesome games that got shit on by reviewers and now they are among the many "under-appreciated gems" in lists posted by the SAME reviewers that shit on them). I find the gaming media completely worthless this generation in terms of giving worthy games their due. I've seen many of my friends on my PSN list playing inFAMOUS, and a few others tell me, "This game is awesome! Why didn't I play it sooner? IGN <example site> said it wasn't very good!" I've always subscribed to the philosophy that the best person to decide which games I'll enjoy is ME. I buy games based on personal interest. Some of my favorite games were NOT critically praised (ie, Second Sight and Shadow of Destiny; two of my favorite games of last generation). fortunately, inFAMOUS did well in it's original run (which is why I'm sure they gave it away as a freebie for this Welcome Back program), so the gaming media didn't get to do any damage to it. It's just a real shame that Folklore and Heavenly Sword weren't so lucky. I'd die if they announced PSP2 continuations of those franchises. Although, a PSP2 inFAMOUS would be amazing (make it a new hero, in a new city, and created by Ready at Dawn; if they aren't doing Heavenly Sword 2).
Infamous started slow,then went into epic mode fast,have it sense day 1 and still play it like a man possessed.Also Dead Nation with Green Days 21 guns playing through my Ps3 is just as epic!
This is so odd because I'm listening to 21 Guns right this very moment :D
I am one of the lucky people that is getting to enjoy this game for free. I never bought it because the demo sucked imo. I had heard a lot of good things about it and I almost bought it a few times on impulse. I don't think I ever would have played it. Now, after playing it for myself you can add me to the list of people that say "It's WAY better than the demo".
I always thought that it was a great marketing play by Sony to give InFamous for free before InFamous 2 releases.More fans means more sequels.
Loving inFamous, going to go for the platinum.
Its crazy that these people just figured that out how sick this game is now! SMH!
I'm picking up the 2nd once I beat the 1st.
That was their plan
Yep! I wanted to get the game before the 2nd one came out but the "Welcome Back" program took to long so I borrowed my cousins copy of InFamous and loved it. Definitely had to pre order the 2nd. Played it, finished it, and it was just a great game all around.
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