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One of Sony’s major advantages over Microsoft last gen has been the fact that its membership network has been free to play. Without a Gold Membership, there is actually very little you can do with an XBOX Live account. You can keep a friends list, and send them messages, but you can’t actually play with them online.

Sony’s Playstation Network has always allowed for friends list messaging, and online play has always been free. They do offer a paid service, called Playstation Plus. On first glance, it might not seem worth the $50 yearly fee, considering you already get online play for free. However, you have to take into consideration these things:

  • There are always 12 full version PS3 games and 6 Vita games available at any time as part of the “Instant Game Collection” service. As long as you are a member, you essentially “own” these games, or at least the right to play them.
  • New games get added, and old games are removed each month. However, the old games don’t disappear completely – if you were a member when they were available, you can still play that game as long as you are still a member.
  • Even if you cancel your account and come back, you will regain access to all the games you enabled.

As you can guess, with new games being added each month, you can build quite a collection. A member on reddit has put together a list of the games you would have access too, if you were a PSPlus member for the last year. Here it is:

PlatformTypeRatingGame
PS3 Retail 92 Super Street Fighter IV
PS3 Retail 91 Little Big Planet 2
PS3 PSN 91 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
PS3 Retail 89 Demon’s Souls
PS3 Retail 88 BioShock 2
Vita PSN 86 Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
PS3 Retail 84 Vanquish
PS3 Retail 84 Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
PS3 PSN 84 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
PS3 PSN 84 The Walking Dead (Ep. 1 & 2)
PS3 Retail 83 Sleeping Dogs
PS3 Retail 83 Borderlands
PS3 Retail 83 inFAMOUS 2
PS3 Retail 83 Just Cause 2
Vita Retail 83 Gravity Rush
Vita Retail 83 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
PS3 Retail 82 Darksiders
PS3 Retail 82 Saints Row 2
PS3 PSN 82 Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
PS3 PSN 81 Closure
PS3 PSN 80 Renegade Ops
PS3 PSN 80 Dungeon Defenders
PS3 PSN 80 NFL Blitz
Vita Retail 80 Uncharted: Golden Abyss
PS3 & Vita PSN 79 Knytt Undergroud
PS3 PSN 79 Quantum Conundrum
PS3 PSN 79 Rochard
Vita Retail 79 WipEout 2048
Vita PSN 79 The Pinball Arcade
PS3 & Vita PSN 78 Retro City Rampage
PS3 PSN 78 Anomaly: Warzone Earth
PS3 PSN 78 Joe Danger 2: The Movie
PS3 PSN 78 Mega Man 10
Vita Retail 78 Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
PS3 Retail 77 Spec Ops: The Line
PS3 Retail 77 King of Fighters XIII
PS3 PSN 77 Mega Man 9
PS3 PSN 77 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
PS3 PSN 77 Starhawk (single-player ONLY)
Vita PSN 77 Plants vs. Zombies
PS3 PSN 76 Hard Corps: Uprising
PS3 PSN 76 Guardians of Middle Earth
Vita PSN (new) 75 Jet Set Radio
PS3 PSN (new) 73 Double Dragon Neon
PS3 PSN 73 Sideway: New York
PS3 PSN 73 The Cave
PS3 PSN 72 Gotham City Imposters
Vita Retail 72 Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
PS3 PSN 71 Choplifter HD
PS3 Retail 70 Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
PS3 Retail 70 Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
PS3 PSN 70 PAYDAY: The Heist
PS3 PSN 69 Bloodrayne Betrayal
PS3 PSN 68 Labyrinth Legends
PS3 PSN 67 Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone
PS3 PSN 67 Malicious
Vita PSN (new) 44 Chronovolt
PS3 & Vita PSN (new) - Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge
PS3 & Vita PSN - Foosball 2012

You would also have some PSP and PS Mini games to play:

PlatformRatingGame
PSP 88 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
PSP 82 Tekken 6
PSP 80 SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny
PSP 79 Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
PS One Classic - International Track and Field
PS One Classic - Hot Shots Golf 2
PS Mini - Ronnie O'Sullivan's Snooker
PS Mini - Farm Frenzy 2
PS Mini - Kaleidoscope

On top of the games, you gain some other perks from being a PS Plus member, including discounts and beta access, all of which you can read about here.

So if you were wondering about the cheapest way to build an extensive gaming collection, PS Plus seems to be one way to go!

http://www.hardcoreware.net/is-playstation-plus-worth-it/

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Count 'em all!

Wish they did a list for EU PS Plus. That would be even more impressive.



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I knew that there were a lot of free games given out...but never knew it was that many. It's incredible when you realize that you got all of those games for only 50$. If this doesn't persuade you to subscribe to PS Plus, I don't know what will.

Chronovolt alone is worth the purchase

It really is an amazing deal.

If people are still asking this question after all this time then it will never be worth it to you.

PS One/2/p/3slim/Vita owner. I survived the Apocalyps3/Collaps3 and all I got was this lousy signature.


Xbox One: What are you doing Dave?

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How will this work on the PS4?

Early in the gen they won't have games to offer I would think.

Cannot tell if this article blatantly copies and pastes the work someone put into drawing this up on reddit; or the other way around:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/1dlqok/what_does_one_full_year_50_of_playstation_plus/

Since Icebreak is the creator of the Vita subreddit and often makes stuff like this, I'm gonna go with this article copying it.

Thief!



Talal said:
How will this work on the PS4?

Early in the gen they won't have games to offer I would think.

Probably the same way they did it with the Vita. They'll introduce PS Plus to the PS4 a couple of months after it's release and start to offer free games that were available for PS4 on launch day.



Here's a sample of Plus games in Europe that were not available in NA: Catherine, Sound Shapes, Hitman Absolution, Crysis 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, , Dead Space 2, Batman: Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat, Okami HD

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pezus said:
Here's a sample of Plus games in Europe that were not available in NA: Catherine, Sound Shapes, Hitman Absolution, Crysis 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, , Dead Space 2, Batman: Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat, Okami HD


That has never been on free plus only on discount.



PS One/2/p/3slim/Vita owner. I survived the Apocalyps3/Collaps3 and all I got was this lousy signature.


Xbox One: What are you doing Dave?