SEGA’s joint game with Double Fine Productions (Brutal Legends, Stacking) and Ron Gilbert (Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Island) will be free for Playstation Plus owners later this month. So if you already got a Playstation Plus account, this should be welcoming news to your ears. This is for US Playstation Plus members, Europeans are getting Mass Effect 3 and Dead or Alive 5 for free (so I don’t think they will be crying).
Don’t know if you’d like the game? Read our review! You know, we do those, right?
Now here’s a deal to die for! PSN is offering three of Sega’s House of the Dead games for a price so low, it’s six feet under. If you’re dead set on zombie-shooting fun, grab a Move controller and get your rotted hands on House of the Dead 3, 4 and Overkill:Extended Cut for the low price of $21.99 or even better, $15.39 for PSN Plus subscribers. That’s a price so low you’ll think your (grave) robbing them blind! So don’t just sit there rotting on the sofa. Grab this bundle before it passes away!
Sony’s Playstation Plus service barely turned a year old last month and the selection of free games have just gotten better. Like check this out, this week you can download Renegade Ops, Gotham City Impostors and Pacman DX for free. The important game here is Renegade Ops. Enjoy the game, we did.
Next week, Playstation Plus users will be able to pick up SEGA Rally Online Arcade for 50% off. So the game will come costing you $5. That means if you buy it for the discounted price, its yours forever.
Sadly we have not gotten a SEGA Rally Online Arcade review up yet. I’m working on it, but have been busy. But let me say this, if you liked SEGA Rally on Saturn, you can’t go wrong, especially at a 50% discount.
Axel, Blaze (not the cat) and friends are back in Sega’s next free Genesis game for PSN+ subscribers. Those with a PSN+ account or who are on the one month free “welcome back” plan can download it right now. If you are only on a temporary plan though, you will need to fork over $4.99 if you plan to keep playing a month from now. Exclusive to the PSN version are trophies and online scoreboards.
Awhile back SEGA announced it would be releasing a collection of SEGA Genesis titles, mostly titles already out on XBLA. If you are a Playstation Plus subscriber, these games where free. But since only Sonic and Sonic 2 have been released, when will the rest?
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Mar 1 – June 14 (out now obviously)
Streets of Rage 2: June 14 –July 12
Golden Axe 2: July 12 – August 9
Comix Zone: August 9 – September 6
Altered Beast: September 6 – October 4
If you don’t have Playstation Plus, here is the regular schedule. Playstation Plus basically get the games a week early.
Sega dropped an American demo of Yakuza 4 this past Tuesday only for PSN Plus members. The demo lets you play as Kazuma Kiryu, Masayoshi Tanimura, Shun Akiyama and Taiga Saejima in four different brawls. Sadly, all you do is brawl as all four of them. Unlike the Japanese demo, there is no exploring of any part of the city. If you have a Japanese account, I’d recommend checking out that demo instead.
Yakuza 4 will be released on March 15 in the US and March 18 in Europe. Despite my feelings on the demo, I highly recommend picking the game up, as Yakuza 3 was a masterpiece and this one looks to be even better.
PSN has been lacking a ton of Genesis games that XBLA got. Seems that they will soon be coming out and if you are a Playstation Plus member, you won’t have to pay anything. Below is the release schedule, as you’ll notice, Plus members also get them early.
PlayStation Plus Releases (free)
Sonic the Hedgehog – Available March 1 – April 5
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Available April 5 – May 3
Streets of Rage 2 – Available May 3 – May 31
Golden Axe 2 – Available May 31 – July 5
Comix Zone – Available July 5 – August 2
Altered Beast – Available August 2 – August 30
Regular PlayStation Store Release ($4.99 each)
Sonic the Hedgehog – March 29
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – April 19
Streets of Rage 2 – May 17
Golden Axe 2 – June 14
Comix Zone – July 19
Altered Beast – August 16
The only issue with Playstation Plus is that you don’t own the games, if you stop paying for the service you can’t use the games anymore. That is a negative, but since each game costs less than the monthly subscription (if you buy a year’s worth), it might be worth a look.
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