February is nearly here, so it’s time to have a look at what’s coming to PlayStation Plus.
To start, we’re excited to bring new release The Simpsons Arcade Game as a free offering for PlayStation Plussubscribers! Releasing on February 7th, subscribers will be able to relive this classic title remastered in HD, complete with the online four-player cooperative play it’s famous for. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Plus subscribers will have access to download a bonus PS3 full game – Far Cry 2.
You’re also going to want to check out the other free games coming throughout the month, including Square Enix’s PS one classic Final Fantasy V, two PlayStation minis, six additional PSN games, and the SEGA Genesis Bundle – timed with SEGA’s two-week release and sale on the Store put back in Plus just in case anyone missed them.
In the discount department, PlayStation Plus subscribers will want to keep their eyes out for great sales on games like new release The House of the Dead III (30% Off) Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition (Bundle) (20% off), and Hamilton’s Great Adventure (50% off PSN sale price). There’s plenty more we couldn’t squeeze into this post, so keep your eye on the Store Update PlayStation.Blog posts in February to keep up with Plus updates as they come.
Finally, next Tuesday we’ll release an early-access demo of The House of the Dead III exclusively for PlayStation Plus. Here’s a trailer of this PSN exclusive arcade shooter with HD graphics, Trophies and full PlayStation Move support.
Some content and/or release dates outlined may change including the addition or removal of content. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or continue the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in theOfficial PlayStation Plus Update thread.
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|PS3 Full Games:||Far Cry 2 – 2/14 (V-Day Special One Week Offer)|
|PSN Games:||The Simpsons Arcade Game – 2/7|
Sega Genesis Bundle – 2/21
Altered Beast – 2/21
Comix Zone – 2/21
Golden Axe – 2/21
Sonic 1 – 2/21
Sonic 2 – 2/21
Streets of Rage 2 – 2/21
Battle Fantasia – 2/14
Fatal Inertia – 2/14
Hamsterball – 2/14
Inferno Pool – 2/7
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom – 2/14
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars – 2/14
|minis:||Hungry Giraffe – 2/7|
Gold Medalist – 2/7
|PS one Classics:||Final Fantasy V – 2/7|
|Full Game Trials:||Grand Theft Auto IV – 2/14|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – 2/21
Tom Clancy’S H.A.W.X 2 -2/21
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 -2/28
|Early Access Demo:||The House Of The Dead III Exclusive Playstation Plus Demo – 2/7|
|Media:||Qore Episode 44 – February – 2/7|
|Avatars and Themes:||The House of the Dead 3 Dynamic Theme|
Start The Party 2 Dynamic Theme – 2/21
The House Of The Dead III – Agent G Avatar
The House Of The Dead III – Lisa Avatar
The House Of The Dead III – Z1 Avatar
|PSN Games||Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition (Bundle) – 2/14 (PS+ Price: $23.99)|
The House of the Dead III – 30% off Crazy Taxi & SEGA Rally Arcade – Drive Me Crazy Bundle – 20% off – 2/21 (PS+ Price $9.59)
Sonic Rivals 1 – 25% off – 2/21 (PS+ Price $5.99)
Sonic Rivals 2 – 25% off – 2/21 (PS+ Price $5.99)
Sar – Search and Rescue Mini – 20% off – 2/21 (PS+ Price $TBD)
Hamilton’s Great Adventure – 50% off Sale Price – 2/21 (PS+ Price $2.50)
D'oh! I mean, WHOO HOO!!!! The Simpsons Arcade Game is one of the all-time top arcade experiences... and it'll be free on Plus. I'd prefer it if arcades were mostly still in business, but that's a discussion for another segment.
And while I can't say I'm too enthusiastic for Far Cry 2 (the franchise's appeal never caught on), I'm glad to see Plus giving out more full PlayStation 3 titles. Keep 'em coming!
Just posted in the "other" official update thread. Feb is a nice month for me with the Simpsons, a digital copy of FFV, and Far Cry 2. Not sure when I will get to play all of these - just received FF XIII-2 and of course the Vita early edition bundle will be here in 15 days!
Far Cry 2 = Good.
Simpson's Arcade = Good.
Some of the other PSN games offered are ok too, but 6, yes 6 regurgitated games, that's too much guys, sorry.
Avatars & Themes = Poor as usual.
Mini's = Hmmm.
Overall rating = 6.5, could do better!
that's the most awesome update I've ever seen since I get my Plus last year congrats to sony and all the people that's working to bring us those awesome games! I'm saving some cash to get all the God of War series and the ICO/Shadow of Colossus in HD, but till there those free games should be enought to keep me busy this month Just asking, the god of war series already got any discount on psn plus? I'm kind of new to PSN and this is a must have game now that I played the GoW3 and loved it so much
Avatars & Themes = Poor as usual.
I gave up on PS+ avatars and themes a long time ago. I consider anything I get as a nice bonus. Low expectations and all that ...
About the 6 re released game, They don't take anything away from us to add them, and we still get 7 other free games that we did not get before, that is still the biggest update yet, we rarly get more then 1 PSN game a month that hasn't been there before. So I don't think the 6 re released games are a negative thing, since they are additional to the normal update, and we still get more games that we did not get before.
You have a point, to an extent anyway, but this habit of regurgitating games is starting to "rub" a little, it's good for those that haven't been Plus subscribers from day one like me some others, but those that have, to see games come round again, & sometimes again is annoying, there's just no need for it.
But I take your point on board about the other games offered on top of the other 7 games, some of which are good.