Borderlands 2 and GRID 2 coming to PlayStation Plus in December

North American PlayStation Plus subscribers also get access to Dyad, alongside two Vita titles.

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Sony has announced the upcoming games that will be given away to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the US this December.

PlayStation 3 owners will get downloadable copies of co-op shooter Borderlands 2, racer GRID 2, and the psychedelic Dyad. Vita owners will get the enjoyable Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Urban Trial Freestyle.

All of the games will reach the Instant Game Collection of PlayStation Plus throughout December, although Sony has not mentioned the exact timings.

Sony did not mention anything about its PlayStation Plus offerings for the PS4, with the service currently offering free downloads of Resogun and Contrast.

Additionally, Sony also says that US customers will be able to pick up, while stocks last, a 12 month subscription to PlayStation Plus for $29.99 from Amazon, GameStop, Walmart, Toys R Us, and Best Buy on Black Friday.

For more holiday deals, check out GameSpot's Black Friday roundup.

Discussion

183 comments
plaintomato
plaintomato

Playing Grid 2 right now. This game sucks bawls. And I like racing games.

There was a lot of promise in GRID 1 but Codemasters has become such a letdown with these half-a watered down budget effort half-games. Reminds me why I never bought the sequel it in the first place. *whining sounds*

Maybe someday they'll decide to make a whole game or even *gasp* push the genre forward again. Somebody's got to do it.

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

PS Plus releases Grid 2 as the 1st game. Who the hell wants to play Grid 2 over Borderlands? I guess they release the better games later hoping people's subscriptions run out to renew? I was excited to download Borderlands, but they got this fucking racing bullshit game up, lol!

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

sucks that we only get grid 2 (in uk). i would much rather have borderlands 2. I think to make up for the awful games collection this month in the uk we should get the last of us next month :P.

ClusterBlaster
ClusterBlaster

I have been a PS+ subscriber for about 3 years now. Was it worth? I would certainly say yes. I am not getting into an argument on which is better, PS+ or XBL. But if you are interested in getting a few good games a month for a meager subscription fee, I would say the PS+ beats XBL. Still waiting for NiNoKuni to show up someday.
Regards from India. 

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

I was thinking about getting Borderlands 2 GOTY too. Now I can try before I buy. PS Plus rocks (most times anyway). I don't understand why anyone buying a PS4 now would trade in their PS3 considering the weak launch lineup.

nedrith
nedrith

Decent games all of them.  Sadly already bought Borderlands 2.  


@jimy1475 Generally no, European PS+ games are usually different.  IMO though Europe usually gets the better deal.

jimy1475
jimy1475

wait, is it the same for europe? i wana know man

sagejonathan
sagejonathan

I hope the dlc will be discounted or something. I have all the season pass content but i've been to cheap to buy more dlc from them.

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

Borderlands 2 is good for people who don't have it.  I heard positive things about Dyad, glad I didn't spend money on it.

rmiller365
rmiller365

Way better than getting Assassin's Creed 2. If borderlands comes with all the DLC that would be even better! 

kingslayer97
kingslayer97

Too bad I already have borderlands 2,but grid 2 seems cool.

Fine_TableLamp
Fine_TableLamp

It was actually $29.96 for 12month PS plus at walmart ... 3 cents is 3 cents.

B-boy
B-boy

playstatation plus > free games with gold u get gear of war a 7 year old game and shoot many robots a crappy games

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

This kinda sucks. We only got Grid 2 (which I don't like) I have Borderlands 2 on Pc but I never really play pc anymore.

Would be nice to play it on my PS3


deadkingdg
deadkingdg

I bought Borderlands 2 for PC and never really played it because my friend stopped playing it quickly. Let's hope that PS+ deal brings a lot of new players (like me) and that I get to play with someone for once.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

My local Gamestop did not enforce any kind of limit on the PS+.


Go nuts.

Edit: I also picked up Ni No Kuni for $15.

BoozerX
BoozerX

btw PS+ for a year $ 30.00 (Black Friday)

jadaski1
jadaski1

I really wish they'd show the PS3 and Vita games on the PS4 store, even if they don't allow you to play the PS3 games on the PS4.  I just want to be able to browse the store without the slow interface.

meatz666
meatz666

Grid 2 for free??? YEAH

Lol... Fuck you Forza.

edviges
edviges

Sony also says that US customers will be able to pick up, while stocks last, a 12 month subscription to PlayStation Plus for $29.99" - super cheap!!!!!

edviges
edviges

very cool month for you guys in NA. We have guacamelle and grid 2 (nice!) here in europe. nice game but I prefer borderlands 2.

ThePixelOmen
ThePixelOmen

NA doesn't get Guacemelee? Boooo, EU PS+ is better this month.

warriors30
warriors30

Nice...as someone who's stuck with his Xbox 360 and Games With Gold I can only envy my friends in the Sony camp. I was just thinking about picking up Borderlands 2 and now you guys get this game for free. I'm not a huge racing guy so I'm okay with missing out on Grid 2. 

I wonder what hot garbage MS serves us this time? I mean, A World of Keflings and Iron Brigade are tough to beat...

I know you can't keep your PSN+ games when you cancel the service...but why would you ever do that? Being allowed to keep a garbage game forever isn't better than "renting" a great game, in my opinion.

mr_nee
mr_nee

Already have my copy of Borderlands 2 on PC

tom2750
tom2750

see Microshit this is how its done

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

@HipHopBeats I thought about it, not really considered it, but just thought what if I gave up my ps3 now, would it even make sense in the long term? Nope!

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

@B-boy PS Plus is the shit but they also has a crappy game where you shoot robots...Binary Domain, lol! Dragon's Dogma more than makes up for it though.

Skrilla_XS
Skrilla_XS

"Would be nice to play on my PS3" Well soon you can......w/o spending any extra $$$

meatz666
meatz666

@edviges Damn, I'm from Europe. Thank god I didn't buy Guacamelee and Grid 2.

Borderlands is more for a PC. But you can get a PS3 version pretty cheap too.

northArrow
northArrow

@warriors30 I couldn't agree with you more. There's no question we 360 owners get the short end of the stick in regards to free games. 

For the record, next month we get Gears of War (the original) and Shoot Many Robots. I know a lot of people get upset about old games, but I'm far more angry about the shitty arcade games they give away. World of Keflings, Iron Brigade and October's Might and Magic were absolutely terrible games.

edviges
edviges

@warriors30 we can not keep the games if we cancel the service.. it's true.. but till today I didn´t see any complaints about that. ;) never heard about World of Keflings and Iron Brigade.

IncisionX
IncisionX

@warriors30 What an honest opinion from an Xbox owner, great to see someone who can appreciate the benefits of another console... we are a rare breed.

blackace
blackace

@mr_nee Me too on my XBox 360 with the season pass. So I won't be needing that. Don't know if I have Grid 2 however, so maybe I'll check that out. Also check out the PSVita games.

JaCkk210
JaCkk210

@tom2750 well it depends...Sony use this to make people sign plus..MS just give it, xboxlive start with it just now..after 7 years of people paying without this. The proof is MS give that games to you..PS plus borrow..you stop pay..you stop to play

And I rather my Borderlands 2 that i bought on a live promotion for 12 bucks and its truly mine

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@Skrilla_XS Yeah but it's only on the US PSN. European PSN isn't getting Borderlands 2 this month. Might get it on a sale or something ^^

mr_nee
mr_nee

@JaCkk210 MS copied Sony and just  gives it to keep up with PSN. Trust me if Sony didn't give "free" games, MS wouldn't do it. Just like with infamous policies and their reversal

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@JaCkk210 @tom2750 

1.) Learn to speak/type. Seriously... wow.
2.) You have to have an Xbox Live Gold Account to get the free games. So you are paying, just like PS+
3.) Yes, you get to keep whatever games they give you, should you cancel Xbox Live. However, comparing the games you get for free on Xbox Live thus far (and from what I understand only till the end of this year) To what you get on a weekly basis to Playstation's service is an unfair comparison, simply based on the quality and quantity of what you are getting.

Now, frankly, I prefer to play my Xbox, but Playstation plus gave me a reason to buy a vita, and to continue to subscribe to their service for the past year and a half. Frankly, I don't know what I am even paying Xbox live for now.

Especially since they went and got rid of the Family Account under the nonsense guise of it being pointless with Xbox One. Everyone in my family account has their own X360. They essentially are asking us to go from paying $100 a year, to $240 a year.


So, to recap. THIS is how it is done Microsoft.

Stebsis
Stebsis

@mr_nee @JaCkk210 Why do you make it sound like copying is a bad thing? They're trying out a bit new things which is always good, wether it succeeds or not is different thing, and I think MS giving out games like Gears of War and Halo is just pointless. But taking things and ideas from others is not bad thing by any means, don't make it sound like it is.

bluefox755
bluefox755

@blackace @mr_nee @JaCkk210 "lol!!'? You sound awfully excited with your lol'ing. Now if MS would copy Sony and make their garbage camera optional we'd be in good shape.

blackace
blackace

@mr_nee @JaCkk210 If Microsoft didn't have a home button or XBL Sony wouldn't have have a home button or PSN. lol!! All companies copy each other. Sony will be copying the camera "Redeem Code" feature on the XB1 by next early next year I'm sure. lol!!

Slammer612
Slammer612

@PosiTVEMinD355 @Gamer_4_Fun @JaCkk210 @tom2750 I rather borrow the newer games then own an ancient one I can pick up at gamestop for 2 bucks.  It is not like anyone here is going to give up their premium service anyways for that to take into effect.

blackace
blackace

@Gamer_4_Fun @JaCkk210 @tom2750 Halo 3, Gear of War, Dead Rising 2 and Forza Horizon aren't shitty games. Even Iron Brigade is a decent game. Free games are free games.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@Gamer_4_Fun @JaCkk210 @tom2750 What you said makes no sense,  Gears of War, Borderlands 2, and GRID 2 are all good games...just the latter two are much newer.  I'd rather keep my games then borrow them period

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@PosiTVEMinD355 Not really.

Sure PS Plus is $50 and doesn't let you keep your games forever, but you're kidding yourself if you think you'll have your Steam games forever.

Once Steam is no more, and it will happen one day, you won't have anything to show for all that money you spent on your digital games.

Same goes for games purchased on PSN and XBLA

mr_nee
mr_nee

@PosiTVEMinD355 are you shitting me? Knowing my steam is installed in win8 they sell me games that don't run on win8 and won't refund... Master race? Looser race!