Not too long after the PlayStation Network went down, Sony promised two free games from a list of PS3 and PSP games, as well as 30 days of free PlayStation Plus service. Sony has officially released the details over on the PlayStation Blog, and they’re not throwaway titles after all, though they may be titles you already own.
Shortly after the PlayStation Store has returned (rumored to return by the end of this week), the following list of titles will be available to choose from for 30 days:
- Dead Nation (PS3)
- inFAMOUS (PS3)
- LittleBigPLanet (PS3)
- Super Stardust HD (PS3)
- Wipeout HD + Fury (PS3)
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers (PSP)
- Pursuit Force (PSP)
- Killzone Liberation (PSP)
Along with two of the above titles of your choice, Sony will be offering a free 30 days of PlayStation Plus membership, existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a free 60 days, PlayStation Home will be offering users over 100 free virtual items, existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days, existing members of Music Unlimited Premium and Basic will receive an additional 30 days of service as well as additional days to cover time lost from the outage, and a selection of “On Us” movie rentals will be made available over one weekend that has yet to be named.
The free games offered are better than what many expected, as they’re full-blown offerings, all of which critically acclaimed, though most of which are games that avid fans may already own, or at the very least, have already played. The free 30 day subscription to PlayStation Plus may end up being the real gem for those who have already conquered the offered titles, and I’m sure existing PlayStation Plus members don’t mind the additional 60 days of free service.
So, things are almost back to normal for Sony and their gamers, and hey, even though most of the offered titles are a tad old, at least they’re all critically acclaimed games rather than some DLC map pack, and the users who haven’t yet bought into PlayStation Plus can take the premium service for a test drive.