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PS Plus EU: next round of free games live today – friendly reminder

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 09:28 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation Plus members across Europe have another batch of free games to look forward to from today, starting with Hitman: Absolution.

Sony tweeted out today’s freebies this morning, and will soon be followed by the PS Vita version of Sine More on May 8 and Velocity Ultra HD on May 15.

Will you be picking any of the games up this month? Let us know below.

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26 Comments

  1. KAP

    Nice. I fuckin’ love PSN. I haven’t played Hitman yet.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. polygem

    gimme a breeeak! nah, keep it coming. i might finish all my unstarted/ unfinished games one day…hopefully.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    Probably looking forward to Catherine more than others on that list. Another stupidly good month though.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Deacon

    @3 – snap dude.

    Hands up who’s still trying to finish off Okami HD though?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    @4
    Pfft … still trying to find time to start more like. I have managed to get my ass in gear and finish of a good few titles this year already though. inFamous 1 & 2 in recent months. Both very enjoyable.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ninjanutta

    Yep! PS plus just keeps giving,best thing sony ever done.I would love it but doubt that it will come to ps4

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Silent Killer01

    :( well I guess I can go play Happy Wars and um…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. polygem

    haha same here. i have played okami already but hd sits on the hd not even started. same with the cave. just started playing binary domain (which was ps+ germany only i think), not even started metal gear hd on vita, nor virtues last resort or puddle or thomas was alone. haven´t finished gravity rush, only started dead or alive 5, a little more than halfway through motorstorm apocalypse and lbp2 and i definitley forgot some more now, bought tons of retail vita games latley too and the 3ds has great games as well. my 360 is collecting serious dust, i wonder if it still works. man things change- it was my main console this gen by far.
    that said, i have a life, a job…i cannot handle this anymore!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Fin

    @4

    I’ve just got to Princess Fuse, like ~6 hours in.
    It’s slow to start (generally the pace is a bit slow for my liking), and fuckin’ hell it’s annoying not being able to speed up, or skip text in cutscenes.
    Having said that, it’s really pretty, and the most Zelda-like non-Zelda game I’ve played.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dragon246

    Btw, all 3 games are up in store. Enjoy!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. friendlydave

    Catherine is a great game, hope people who wouldn’t buy it give it a shot and enjoy it!

    @8 I’m in the same boat as you, so many PS+ games just sitting on my HD untouched that I finally cancelled my subscription as I know I just won’t get round to them

    #11 2 years ago
  12. polygem

    @11: lol, i hear you, can feel like stress…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Gnosis

    @4 Finished with platinum trophy. Gotta admit though, that I was on semester break when they put it in the store. Don’t think I’ll be able to do the same trick with Catherine. But still glad that I’ll finally be able to get my hands on it.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    I stoped buying anything digital for either PS3 or xb360. I won’t to know more about how the new systems will handle digital BC before I continue to stock up. I canceled my PSN+ a bit back for that reason.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. nikk900

    @14 Why miss out on games now? Regardless of what PS4 does.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Deacon

    I can see OG’s logic, but to me £30 – 40 a year is still nothing to pay for the games and extras offered – even if they are essentially just rented.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    Depends how much sub you have left. I was up until October this year but got another year stacked on for £20. I plan to keep the PS3 for a bit anyway and continued PS+ stuff will help with the new console lull post launch.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    I think that the PSN+ is fantastic value, don’t get me wrong. I loved having it. But this close to PS4, I am waiting to see what will happen before I make a descion of renewing mine. I stoped buying XB360 stuff too, same type of reason.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    ^ Then why did you drop it? You don’t have to buy PSN stuff. PS+ gives you free stuff. This ain’t XBOX LIVE. Did you end your LIVE sub too? I highly doubt your PS3 game library is as vast as your 360 one so PS+ would benefit someone like you more than the rest of us.

    And lets face it but I can’t see you buying a PS4 at launch. I’m sure you’ve even made statements here in the past that backs that up. So lets stop with the sudden interest in PS4 please. Your logic doesn’t make sense.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Yes I canceled my xbox Live Gold as well. I had the family plan.

    I have also made a statement that I was on a prepreorder PS4 list at Gamestop. And laughed at the notion of a pre preorder list.

    That is one of the problems some people often have. For them it is always personal. And they are often brand loyal. I am not. I buy what I like. I didn’t like the PS3 at launch. I bought one and it sat there. I used the system more as time went by. But consolewise I played XB360 more this gen. I played PC more then either tbh.

    Next gen, my plan is to play PC, WiiU and either PS4 or XB Fusion. I can’t see me buying both Sony and MS systems. Not right away, maybe down the road.

    Most people are just gamers. Many of the PS2 crowd played XB360 last gen. I suspect that much of the XB360 crowd will play PS4 next gen. Esp if Sony get back on track with their platform, games, services. And I think they are hitting all of the right notes at this point.

    In the end more info on both systems is needed in order for most gamers to make a decesion. As it stands right now, unless MS blows me away in the next two months, I am buying a PS4 at launch. Prolly, lol, nothing is ever set in stone. Maybe I will pass on them both.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    I have a weird relationship with PS Plus…

    I think it’s a cool service, but as the PS3 / Vita are my ‘side’ consoles, I see myself not being able to pay full price for games on them anymore.

    I really want to try ‘Soul Sacrifice’ on Vita, but the thought of paying £34.99 for it only to have it turn up for free in a few month’s has just stopped me purchasing Sony games new anymore.

    I don’t know if thats really good business or not?!

    This month, I saved the cash for Soul Sacrifice and bought Dragons Dogma : Dark Arisen, Injustice & Dead Island Riptide on 360 instead…

    So thats money Sony has lost from me (apart from the plus sub obviously).

    Getting all these free games de-values them a bit too, I feel like I did when I had a SNES with a Magicard copy device. Shit loads of free games but I could never be bothered to play any of them.

    Weird, I wonder if I’m the only one complaining about free stuff?! :)

    Saying that, I hear people complaining about STEAM sales in the same way. I think if someone didn’t have a console I would sell them PS3 and PS Plus for values sake. One things for sure, Sony is getting zero money off me now until ‘The Last of Us’, which I won’t be able to wait for!

    I also don’t know how this will work on PS4, surely it’ll need about a year to build up a collection of games?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    @ 20 interesting….

    #22 2 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    @21
    I’ve changed buying habits too, partly through circumstance but also because of PS+. I still buy occasional titles I really want – like Dark Arisen – which I got the digital copy of on PSN (*). Having a big pile of great games sat there I’ve been making the choice to play them rather than anything new.

    It’s working out great. inFamous (half finished) and inFamous 2 (not even started) have sat there on my PS3 HDD for a good while. I started by finishing 1 and then went straight in to 2 and finished that off too. It’s great :).

    (*) Interestingly I wanted this digitally. It was competitively priced and I had PSN credit in my wallet. With the majority of my PS3 collection on the HDD I am finding I want digital content rather than the faff of discs.

    How things change with PS4 I’m not sure. I’ve got a ~18 months of PS+ sub left so I’ll keep hold of the PS3 during the dry period post release. Maybe by then they’ll have some back catalog they can offer. I have a feeling PS+ will be more expensive on PS4 but cover more services.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. speedxl01

    @20 So you are not playing online on your xbox, and you don’t want the free games on your PS3 until you buy a new system, like in october..?

    @21 The problem is that you see them as your side consoles and you don’t want to spend the full price for games, but the service is excellent, you don’t have to play all the games they give each month, and if you really want a game you should buy it, because you don’t know if it will land on the service, as simple as that. I for example bought Ni no kuni last month at 40 dlls, and I will buy others like Beyond, and The last of us.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. polygem

    i think ps+ must go even further because of the reasons mg posted. i feel the same about it. it is a fantastic service but something isn´t perfectly thought out if a customer starts to think if he should buy a game at launch or if he should just wait for it to turn up on ps+. i just recently bought tons of vita games, i think 35 euros is fairly priced for most of them, sly coopr was 25 euros and that´s great value really…still it feels like when you are buying games day one and buy a lot of them, you aren´t getting any benefit from that – it might be more clever to just sit it out. this makes it a strange service indeed. it´s great but not flawless, not fully thought out really, typical sony ;)
    that´s why i think sony needs to go full blown subscription/rental service with ps+ on ps4/vita. like a rental system where you have access to everything on psn for a monthly fee as long as your sub is running, i´d pay 50 euros or more a month for that and would be happy. don´t need to own games, just want to play them. not sure if this could pay off for them though, probably not…but i sense we will see ´something´ like this.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. speedxl01

    @25 I have that feeling too, but just with games that I’m hesitant to buy, but there are games I really want, that probably won’t be showing on the service soon, and then I would buy them as soon as possible, the PS plus system it’s good because I would only buy games that I’m sure I want, the others I would not, with PS plus I get the chance to play them, and if I like them maybe I would buy the second iteration of the game or the game on disc itself.

    #26 2 years ago

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  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]