PSN Welcome Back package includes LBP, inFamous, more

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony has detailed the Welcome Back packages for the EU and US PlayStation Networks, including a choice of two free PS3 games.

Both EU and US network members will receive their selection of two of the following PS3 games, free:

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Infamous
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (EU Only)
  • Dead Nation
  • Super Stardust HD (US Only)

PSP users will also be up for two gratis titles, from a choice of:

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

Germany seems to be the only EU country to see exceptions to this scheme; instead of InFamous and Dead Nation, German members will be offered Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings, and rather than Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation, will be able to choose from Everybody’s Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party on PSP.

Both networks will also provide the following benefits:

  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription
  • Existing Music Unlimited subscribers will be given 30 days free subscription

A selection of free items for Home is in the works, and US members only will also see a weekend of selected free video rentals once service is restored.

Other territories’ offers are expected to be detailed soon. You’ll get your goods when the PS Store relaunches at some point this month.

Sony’s announcement comes on the heels of a partial restoration of PSN services following last month’s hacks.

Hit up the EU and US PS Blogs for more information and updates.


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  1. BraveArse

    Oh FFS – I have all of those.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Kyzzz

    A better idea would have been to put a certain amount of funds on everyone account so that they could buy whatever they want because A LOT of people already have all of these games or… how about they just give everyone a free copy of Uncharted 3 :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mathare92

    Only own LBP, so I’m pleased. Infamous and Wipehout HD gratis? I’ll take that, thank you.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. nofear360

    Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty is exclusive to the EU users, actually.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. xino

    inFAMOUS was rubbish to me man, all you do are complete objectives task so you can level up and gain new powers.

    I had to return that game.

    Little big planet..not interested in the game.

    I will definitely get Dead Nation.

    Not sure about Rachet

    already have Wipeout

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Keivz

    I don’t own any of those games. I’ll be getting Infamous for sure. Question is: LBP or Wipeout HD…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. nofear360

    @ xino: isn’t that the point of at least 50% of games out there?

    Personally, Infamous is my favourite PS3 exclusive so far.

    Edit: Actually, make that 90%.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AJacks92

    Wow. I’m surprised they’re actually giving out free games and more. Just be grateful you’re getting anything (and more) for free dudes.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. mathare92

    @6 If you don’t own any of the five, LBP should be the first thing you get. Unique and brilliant game with enough content to last you hundreds and hundreds of hours. ;)

    @8 ditto.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. kartana

    @8 Not if you already own all 5 games…

    #10 4 years ago
  11. super64

    @2 Problem with just giving people funds is that many have multiple accounts. I for example have 4, so if SONY were to give, say, 20€ to every user I’d get 80€ in total.

    I’ll most likely get LBP and Wipeout. Wish that instead of Quest for Booty they would’ve given Crank in time, though. :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. NightCrawler1970

    I guess, i go for Dead Nation, and Pursuit Force on PSP :D, to bad no 4 free games, i do have PSP…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Ihadd2

    I own all of these games already. Except for the PSP version’s. So I’m not winning with this deal at all. Really sucks!!!!

    #13 4 years ago


    Thanks Sony!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    All the PS3 games have sequels out, or coming out, bar Dead Nation and WipEout (although the latter is rumoured).

    This is just marketing for Sony. Marketing in the guise of goodwill.

    Granted it’s costly advertising, but you can see that Sony has chosen these products in order to promote their services and games (The free month of PS+ best cancel automatically).

    Regardless, I’ll get WipEout as I haven’t got Fury, and Dead Nation. I’ll also get the PSP games as I have a PSP, but never bought any games for it.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight


    It could also be that all the games are published by Sony so they don’t have to pay for out of pocket expense. There was no way they were going to put out 3rd party games.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    Hmm, I guess I’ll be getting Dead Nation & maybe Infamous. I’m honestly quite pleased with all of these choices, I was half expecting minis.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. CaptPierce

    Why? I’m an American, has a US PSN account, and just happens to live in Germany. It really sucks being over here sometimes. Cause I just sold inFamous to make a quick buck and I’ve never owned LittleBigPlanet. FML. :( Oh well, at least I get 60 free days of PS Plus.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll have inFamous and Dead Nation, deffo.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Schindet Nemo

    @19 As long as you use your US account you should be able to download Infamous. The restrictions apply to German PSN accounts not German IPs as far as I know.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Dannybuoy

    I’ve got most of them already R&C or wipeout might do for me. I can see why they’ve chosen those games, they’re good and they don’t have to part with any money to 3rd parties. They’re not losing any cash by giving them away free.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Hmm. Not a particularly inspiring selection of PSP titles, I was hoping there’d be more choice.

    Already have LBP so it’ll have to be Mod-Nation and…. Pursuit Force? I have no idea what that even is. A racing game? I surmise Killzone Liberation is full of potty-mouth and violence?

    #22 4 years ago
  23. varsas

    I don’t own any of those so great news for me! I assume these are all downloadable versions?

    For those that own them already, at least you can trade your physical copies for some money or other games?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    I’m surprised they didnt throw MAG in there.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    I have all of them for PS3 bar one: Dead Nation. Guess I know what I’m getting, then.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    Actually, this will make me get my PSP out again. It’ll be LBP and Killzone, I guess. Is ModNation any good on PSP?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Schindet Nemo

    Can you really get 4 games? I thought you have to pick 2 with additional choices for PSP owners?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Patrick Garratt

    @27 – Ah, I’m not sure. I haven’t read that PS Blog post properly. Can you only pick two in total?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. StolenGlory

    @28 From Nick Caplin on the EU PS Blog responding to the question; “What happens if you have a PS3 and a PSP?”

    Answer: “In that case you wil be able to get two games for each platform”.


    #29 4 years ago
  30. Bluebird

    You can pick 2 PS3 games and 2 PSP games,

    “what about folks with a ps3 and a psp?”
    “Posted on 16 May, 2011 at 10:35 pm by Nick Caplin
    In that case you wil be able to get two games for each platform” Comment 4

    Ed: beaten. :)

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Schindet Nemo

    @29 & 30
    Ah ok, thanks for pointing that out.

    I’ll have Infamous, Dead Nation, Killzone and Pursuit Force then, even though I still have Alpha Protocol on backlog and haven’t even beaten Act 2 in DA2 yet.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Patrick Garratt

    @29, 30 – Ta :D

    #32 4 years ago
  33. dravenkaze

    i have LBP, Infamous and Dead Nation, Wipeout HD/Fury and Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty it is for me then i guess

    #33 4 years ago
  34. cheesy

    time to get my free LBP and not sure what other game i should get

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Badger

    Awesome, I’ll take Little Big Planet and Infamous on the PS3 and Killzone and Modnation on the PSP. Was hoping for one of the God of War’s on the PSP, but no matter. It is appreciated all the same!

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Hybridpsycho

    I own/have played all of those except Dead Nation >_> Which I am not the slightest interested in to be honest.

    Oh well, guess I’m not getting anything special then…might just get Killzone for mah PSP…not that I’ll play it XD

    #36 4 years ago
  37. absolutezero

    I had a feeling that I was going to own everything they presented but yeah…


    #37 4 years ago
  38. Blerk

    Can’t help feeling it might’ve been more popular if they’d just bunged everyone some free credit instead so that they could buy what they liked.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Bluebird

    Would probably have proven to be way more expensive though.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. NightCrawler1970

    #24, yeah sure, they’re not that stupid, but MAG is a killer, i played MAG last night for almost 6 hours, it was quiet…, but soon more gamers will join day by day…

    Well in that case, i will take Little planet an Dead Nation on PS3, and Little planet and Pursuit Force on PSP :D, and what about being a temp “+” member? are the games also free on PSN? or you have to be a “perminant +” member to keep the “+” games?? just a question.. don’t wan’t to download all free “+” games and when the “+” member is over the games are no longer playable….

    #40 4 years ago
  41. ManuOtaku

    From that list the ones i do not own are Wipeout HD/Fury and Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty, thats really good if you ask me, but i rather prefer they let you choose the games you want two or three at least, but is good nontheless, i wanted to pick those up but another games picked my attention first. Nice indeed thanks

    One question though i can pick those two and then pick from the psp list to make a total of five or i need to get them all?
    P.S i re-read the post and yes you choose two from the list of ps3 and two from the psp sorry my mistake

    #41 4 years ago
  42. a7md1990

    hey ya’ll.. wait.. I’ve got 3 different accountz on da same ps3… a middle east account + two fake uk and us accountz.. does this mean two free gamez from each store???

    #42 4 years ago
  43. NightCrawler1970

    @41, if that happens, i would come with, 2 slots for MAG, plus 2 map-packs, than im happy.. :D total value, $16.96, they have a saying “you can’t always get what you want”…, hopefully i got enough space on HDD for both PS3 games, and enough space on my SD chip…

    #43 4 years ago
  44. reask

    The 2 I dont have are r/c and dead nation.
    Is it true r/c has no trophies?

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DGOJG

    Is everyone forgetting that you also get PSN+ meaning you get tones of discounts and other free stuff too?

    #45 4 years ago
  46. cloud_ix

    @44 true

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Blerk

    The PSN+ thing is pretty pointless if you don’t plan on continuing to pay for it once the free month is up.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. reask

    @ 46.
    Darn. :(

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Yoshi

    Well that’s a load of SHIT! I’ve already got infamous and LBP.
    Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty is the only half decent game left for me to get. What a load of shit, could have at least offered some more choice or as someone said above slapped an amount into our funds for us to use on whatever we wanted.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. NightCrawler1970

    @47, agreed, yeah, why pay for Xtra that you don’t use, gaming with Sony was free, even you paid monthly Internet, why pay 1 yeah(like live) to have $2,- off from the full price?? or some small games even free… or having extra avatar???

    It’s nice of Sony to give non-”+” member 1 month free, but as long not to be “FORCED” to be member, i red Sony statements, as long you be non-”+” member nothing will charge from your “virtual wallet” if wallet contains $0,00 than will be automatic billed from the CC…

    Sony think that the whole world running by CC, but now due Hack, people lost the faith that there personal information included there credit information was exposes and not encrypted, people will come with “PSN-CARDS” like “LIVE”..

    #50 4 years ago
  51. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @47 Blerk. I’m quite pleased I can buy up some stuff nice and cheap and then keep it. Obviously I’ll use pre-paid cards rather than a credit card this time ;) I do hope Sony have been printing more cards up, I think demand may be up …

    #51 4 years ago
  52. YoungZer0

    Fucking cunts. Seriously i have been keeping quiet about the whole break down of PSN, but this is bullshit. The only games on that list that interest me are not available to me? Are you fucking serious? I can buy all those games, here in germany, without any problems, so how come they are not available to me?

    Fuck you, you cunts, you fucking owe us. I have the right to receive the same games, you assholes.

    There is absolutely no fucking reason for this.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. YoungZer0


    #53 4 years ago
  54. mingtons ghost

    As i’ve got three accounts, UK, American and Jap…does that mean i can get 6 games???…? hmm

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Blerk

    I surmise if you make a bunch of new accounts now they won’t qualify, right? :-D

    #55 4 years ago
  56. ManuOtaku

    #52 +1 all the wellcome back package should be the same for all the countries, thats a shame on them, iam not affected by this but man you have my support on this, i dont like different treatment for the users, we all deserve the same no matter the country or region, i hope thy will change this.
    And i like the wellcome package there is something for everyone to like and pick, but like i said it should be the same to all of us. period

    #56 4 years ago
  57. LOLshock94

    I won’t beheading to Tenerife any time soon.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. StolenGlory


    Wow, classy. :/

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Yoshi

    @56 Are you kidding me? This selection is shit.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Ireland Michael

    @59 It’s not even close to “shit”. The titles on both these lists are some of the highest quality games available on their respective formats.

    The only one on the lists that I downright dislike is inFamous, and that’s purely a case of personal preference.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. ManuOtaku

    #59 Sorry if i didnt explain myself correctly and i do understand that theres some people that maybe dont like all the games and i respect that, what i did try to said that maybe for everyone there is a game that can catch someones eyes attention, i mean they are 3 AAA titles in it, and good PSN tittles, therefore in my humble opinion is not that shit, its good, not great but good nontheless it could be worse like the german selection which is in my eyes, yes kinda bad IMHO, thats why i did state the treatment should be equal to everyone.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Yoshi

    @60 & @61 Lets just put it this way, they could have offered so much more. And yes the offers for each region should be equal.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. ManuOtaku

    #62 i agree it could be better, yes indeed, but if you think about it it could be worse, much worse, like the german option, at least we agree with the equal treatment for all regions 8D, thats bad really bad

    #63 4 years ago
  64. Mike

    @60: It’s a very poor, cheap way to say sorry. Most people put out by the lack of PSN must’ve already either owned, played, or rented 90% of that selection.

    The games’ quality as titles is not what’s being discussed.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Yoshi

    @62 I couldn’t have put it better.
    Most people already owned,played or rented at least 90% of that selection. Playstation has so much more to offer and as you said, it’s a cheap way to say sorry.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. OrbitMonkey

    Ho Ho, Mike can’t resist having a little pop at Sony :) You smell the whiner stink & figure you’d add your pennys worth eh?

    For all you poor souls devasted at your loss of a months free online gaming & crippled at the choice of free games Sony are offering up as compensation, let me ask you this. Just what are those hackers offering you? You know the guys responsible?

    #66 4 years ago
  67. CaptKillsteal

    Personally I’m ecstatic since I’ve only played LBP in that list, and can’t wait to get my PS3 and PSP games. Sony didn’t have to give us anything. They didn’t have to have a welcome back package at all. They could have gone the Microsoft route and given us a single indie game like Undertow. I wasn’t a fan of it, but at least it was something.

    People need to quit whining like a bunch of babies and accept the fact that Sony at least gave us something. Be happy that PSN is back online and go back to playing… Actually… Stay here, then I won’t have to listen to your whining online. :)

    #67 4 years ago
  68. IL DUCE

    Two games I wasn’t going to pay for to try I can know get free: Infamous and LBP…or should I do Dead Nation over LBP?

    #68 4 years ago
  69. OrbitMonkey

    Dead Nation. I hate LBP…. I admit its a irrational hatred as i’ve never played it… But I know its shit… just don’t ask me how ;)

    #69 4 years ago
  70. ManuOtaku

    #68 Well mate in my opinion go with LBP unless you own number two and/or are you planning to buying it, for me Dead nation is an Ok game, nothing more nothing less.

    #70 4 years ago

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