Battlefield 3 and Saints Row: The Third free on EU PlayStation Plus in July

Payday, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, and Unit 13 also available.

European PlayStation Plus subscribers will see Battlefield 3 headline the service's free games in July, four months before its sequel debuts on current and next-generation platforms.

Sony has also announced that co-op crime caper Payday: The Heist will be part of Sony's offerings for July. Payday 2 is due out in August.

Volition's Saints Row: The Third will round out the PlayStation 3 offerings for July. Its sequel, Saints Row IV, now published by Deep Silver following THQ's dissolution, will also be released in August.

PlayStation Vita owners will receive Unit 13 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus.

All five games will be available from July 3.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Lord of the Rings: The War in the North, The Cave, Rayman Origins, and Coconut Dodge will all leave the service on July 3.

A one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus costs £39.99/€49.99.

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Danielkennedy00
Danielkennedy00

Almost bought B3 today, lack of money stopped me. a Win/win for me! Does EU includes UK?

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

While at M$, they are offering old games that everyone by now should played and finished, free... nice try M$.

SolidTy
SolidTy

PS+ was a good initiative.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Great, though BF3 is not my thing, one can try it for free... I'll be waiting for a Vita price drop. I already have so many Vita games from PS+ for when I get it ^^

adders99
adders99

so does this mean that its only free for a month or its free to download then its yours? Just curious?


Justforvisit
Justforvisit

Yay, a reason for me to fire up BF3 again next month on my PS3...

....sooo many summernoobs to shoot :D

daabulls23
daabulls23

Saints Row 3 is available now in US PPlus, but BF3 is not. I think the EU has had better games overall as a part of PPlus.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

EU PS+ gets games I actually want to play like KoA. I'm stuck with Spec Ops the line, great game, had already played it, Deus Ex, horrible game, already owned it, Saints Row 3, Xcom - already had it, Uncharted 3, already had it, the cave, already had it, vanquish - good game, come on now sony.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Kind of hope the US gets Unit 13, been wanting to play it but holding off to get the big games of the year plus PS4.

OneSamTwoCups
OneSamTwoCups

I remember when I had a PS3 for a short while, I had signed up for PS+ and they were giving out Resident Evil 4 for free that day. I was so excited. I completely regret trading in my PS3 since The Last of Us came out. You guys are lucky, PS3 owners. Embrace your console for us Xbox owners who are less fortunate and got a stuck with the oh so terrible Fable III. 

XxTheEvilxX
XxTheEvilxX

I have a 360 and all I got was this lousy Fable III. LOL

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

Just when I thought we were getting a good deal out here in NA they go and give EU Battlefield 3 -.-

I don't want to complain, but it seems like Sony just hates us :(

Foolsgold89
Foolsgold89

Just got myself PSN+ and LBP Karting & Uncharted 3, BF3 & SR3 next month and a PS4 on pre-order made it a no brainer.

bksonic123
bksonic123

Aww man, not really a fan of these games but it's still a good month I guess.

corrus
corrus

That is awesome news

NoHyperbolePlz
NoHyperbolePlz

I think BF3 & Saint's Row III seem like the kind of games to have ready and installed on Jul 4th tbh.

Plus they both have their advertising push coming soon so being able to play the previous ones just before they make the holiday push is smart on their part.

WestSideWill0_0
WestSideWill0_0

Wait....are they saying I can't DL Saints Row the 3rd till July 3, because I already did yesterday and it was a crap load of fun playing last night.

obsequies
obsequies

thats pretty good. I already have bf3 but now I can install it on my other ps3 for some local multiplayer action

Karzovis
Karzovis

This is the biggest problem with PS+ imo


EU gets all the good shit. 


NA gets fucking Spelunker and other shit like that while EU gets Catherine, Deus ex months before NA, and now this. 


Christ. 

Eraldus
Eraldus

@the_big_doggg lol, you're butthurt because you paid for a game 2 years ago... and now you're mad that they're free?


K...

Conscrumptured
Conscrumptured

@the_big_doggg Sixty dollars when it was first released back in 2011? Probably so you could play it these last two years, genius.

blackzio
blackzio

@DiamondDM13 I think everyone is waiting for a vita price drop. I'm pretty confident the're will be a ps4+vita bundle at $600 or something like that. Vita is a sweet ass portable device, i didn't think much of it until i saw one, a friend even brought to me so i can test it out, just need more buyers, more buyers = more games, more games = more buyers, and so on. 

When the price drops, i'll get one, maybe even for the ps2 HD releases that sound pretty sweet on a portable. 

skinsley
skinsley

@adders99 As far as I am aware, it is free as long as you are a member of playstation plus.
If you download it, and your subscription runs out, it no longer works. But if you renew your subscription...you keep it.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@TheSkyrimStatue meh tbh :P, i've never completed or wanted to play many games from psn+ , feels like sony wants to beat on a dead horse and use it as an excuse to charge you for online multiplayer where you could probably pick these titles up from the shop for about tree fiddy.

TeoKot
TeoKot

@Grenadeh Deus Ex is horrible? not sure if serious

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@OneSamTwoCups I have both. Downloaded fah-blay 3, haven't played yet though, So many games right.

jasongm
jasongm

@XxTheEvilxX I have a 360 and a gold member, and i agree we got shafted with really old games like Fable 3, Halo 3, & Assassin's Creed 2. Would love to trade all that just to get Saints Row 3... Oh MS... have you really lost it...

Lanja70
Lanja70

@Karzovis "EU gets all the good shit" LOL!! Do you realize how insane that sounds for someone on the other side of the pond (i.e. me :)

In the past we'd be lucky if we got to play a game, or see a movie for that matter, a few years after it was launched in NA.

I say: Hail to the Internet! Finally we get something before America ;)


blackace
blackace

Spelunker is actually a decent game. I think US has The Cave this month as well. I might sign up this weekend. I'm trying to find a free 30 day trial card. Should be in one of my PS3 games.

Razor10000
Razor10000

@Karzovis i think you can create a EU account and buy ps+ for that account. just ask on sony forums.

obsequies
obsequies

@Karzovis you can sign up for the EU account and plus, the hardest part is getting the funds in. Probably easiest way would be getting EU psn point cards? not sure. If you already have lots of time left on your US + account then it might seem silly but if your close to done then you might prefer it.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@Karzovis But the US has Xcom. I'd take Xcom over BF3 and SR3 any day of the week.

To each his own, I guess.

Belokkian
Belokkian

@Karzovis  

We pay 50% more for the console. So consider it a cash back.

NoHyperbolePlz
NoHyperbolePlz

@Karzovis 

They did do a survey and Europe wanted RPG's over any other genre and America wanted Action I think. That's why Europe gets so many RPG's.

razu2444
razu2444

Stop kissing microsofts behind then

hahamanin
hahamanin

@skinsley @adders99 but what if my subscription finishes and i renew after 5 days or so will i be able to play the previously downloaded games??

blackzio
blackzio

@skinsley @adders99 yep, you can keep the games that were removed from the list as long as you were a subscriber and downloaded them at the time, they will be unplayable until you renew your subscription. 

aka, if u subscribe for a year, get a 1 TB hard-drive for the ps3. 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Mendax2013 That is the mentality that dewstroyed PC gaming in the late 90's congratulation on being part of the problem, non-gamer.

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

@TeoKot Don't know which one he is talking about but compared to the original I did not like Human Revolution much either.

gamespotgunners
gamespotgunners

@Lhomity @Karzovis We had Xcom already this month in Europe (for the whole year is worldwide isn't it?). But people forget we miss out on entire games here in Europe and the UK at times, for example CS:GO never released in Europe and likely never will. I'm not gonna lie though I haven't always checked the US Plus but I do love the games we get here in Europe and hope that we get more RPG games going forward. A leak of EU games being released on Plus suggests Europe will also get DMC Reboot, Spec OPS:the line and for Vita Little King's story and When Vikings attack (In August). 

hahamanin
hahamanin

@blackzio thanks man...subscribing to plus right now as uncharted 3 is free still

blackzio
blackzio

@hahamanin @skinsley @adders99 yep, they are only blocked until you subscribe again. And that goes only for free games. discounted games are yours to keep, renewing or not the psn+. 

blackzio
blackzio

@Warlord_Irochi @Mendax2013 

thank you for pointing that out. That shitty mentality "i can just torrent the games" was destroying gaming for pc, and i am not proud to say i was a part of it. Thanks to steam i now pretty much only buy originals (or download if they aren't on steam, but how the fuck i am supposed to get a copy of marvel ultimate alliance for pc?). Piracy is a disease and steam is the cure. 

obsequies
obsequies

@Mendax2013 @obsequies @Karzovis yep. I have jap and EU accounts for demos and stuff. There are a few games that the us doesn't get. the really cool thing is that games that were region locked on the ps2 can be region free on the ps3 like "battle construction vehicles"

Lhomity
Lhomity

@gamespotgunners  I honestly have no clue how I didn't notice we have X-com on PS+ here too o__O

I... wow. I need to download this today. Thanks.