Free PlayStation Plus PS4/PS3/Vita Games for September 2016

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Now Playing: GS News Update: Free PlayStation Plus Games for September 2016

Sony has revealed September's lineup of free PlayStation Plus games, and thanks to Cross-Buy, PS4 and PS3 owners will be getting some bonus games.

PS4 gets Lords of the Fallen and Journey, while PS3 gets Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Datura. On Vita, Badland and Amnesia: Memories will be free.

Two of those games support Cross-Buy: Journey is available on both PS4 and PS3, while Badland is available on PS4 and PS3 in addition to Vita. That means there will be three PS4 games offered in September, and four PS3 games.

All of these games will go free for PlayStation Plus subscribers next Tuesday, September 6. You have until then to claim August's freebies, which include Rebel Galaxy and Yakuza 5.

PlayStation Plus Lineup for September 2016


  • Badland
  • Journey
  • Lords of the Fallen


  • Badland
  • Datura
  • Journey
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands


  • Amnesia: Memories
  • Badland

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These are amazing games for PS4, too many bugs in LOTF, I don't know if they were fixed or not but since it's a free game, I can't complain:)

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@Abdulrahman1981: Its not free when you pay for the subscription...

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omg. an actual retail game for ps4? hell has frozen over.

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First time I'm going to download the freebies. What a great pair to offer.

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must have read it wrong. lords of the fallen AND journey??? nah, sorry, i don't believe it. this stands in absolutely no relation to previous ps+ games. if it in fact is true though that would be great.

can't be though... can it?

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Great group of games! Can't wait to play Journey.

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If the slight price increase brings us games like these every month, I'm sooo in. Great job!

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@livedreamplay: So you would take a price increase for the 1 good game every 8 months they put out??? Crazy!

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@chubby170: I said I like the price increase if they bring good games every month, not every 8 months. Learn to read. ;)

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@livedreamplay: ha, and you think you will actually get good games every month due to their price increase. Nice fantasy you have there...

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@chubby170: I didn't say I would get good games every month, I said that if I do, the price increase is well worth it. Maybe I will, maybe I won't. I try to avoid guessing as much as possible...

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Seriously hoping people will see Journey on this list and just be happy. Even if you only play it once, Journey is an adventure worth your time whether you're a casual gamer or otherwise. As for me, I am stoked about LotF. I've been on the fence about it pretty much since it released and now I'll be able to make a risk-free decision. Not a bad lineup for September, for sure.

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@Infinity_Bowman: You already know what it is, it's a DS clone. But, it is a good clone. I enjoyed it a lot.

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You had me at Journey! Looking forward to finally try this one out!

Lords of the Fallen has already been a part of GwG for Xbox One, and is a truly horrible experience, so I'm skipping that one entirely.

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Very nice I never got Journey and I was debating on getting Lord's of the Fallen and now I'm glad I put it off because now I have my chance to play it. Also Prince of Persia I'm glad to see because I rented it last time and never got around to getting it again and finishing it.

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Gonna put this out there. I feel like it is a solid lineup. But, when putting titles on here long after release, chances are I've played it. That's the case this month. Lords of the Fallen was good. Don't know why some people are bad mouthing it. Already played Journey a long time ago as well. Bought Badlands on sale and don't care about Amnesia. That leaves the PS3 titles this month.

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I always wanted journey but never wanted to pay for it. Thank you ps plus.

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at least Sony fanboys cant stop complaining about getting good free games now with this lineup

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This lineup just induces confidence in my decision not to renew.

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87 new games?

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Journey is fair enough.

Lords of the Fallen was fucking wank. I already have it. It was so buggy I had to restart the game several times because my save broke and the game is so sluggish to control that I have never actually finished it out of frustration.

Free is the correct price for that pile of shit.

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@dexda: Lords is effing shit alright. GameSpot somehow gave that pile a 8.0.

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@Ripper_TV: Yeah because one review is the be all and end all of a game's fame and potential.

Fucking moron.

Reviews are OPINION. You ask six people to review the same game and they will very likely give six different scores for the exact same reasons.

If you liked it that is fine but in this case I disagree entirely with Kevin's review.

But hey if you want to cling to reviews like they somehow mean something be my guest. You'll be the one crafting your opinion based on biased industry "journalists".

Never noticed how totally trash games can get great reviews year after year? It is because the people who work in the industry have staked their career on its success.

Take someone like Angry Joe, Thejimquisition or Total Biscuit. People's who's lives don't totally revolve around just gaming and you start to see differences. Angry Joe is willing to shit all over terrible games and has done so many times.

If gaming fails on the other hand sites like Gamespot will die. So in reality you can call their reviews impartial if you want but their jobs rely on them. So really they aren't impartial at all.

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@dexda: is it that bad? i was actually quite excited to see it on the list. i'm a big dark souls fan, but this game never looked quite good enough to buy, but i was expecting it to be quite enjoyable for 20€ or for free. but you're basically saying you shouldn't download it for free? do you have more specific criticism? Apart from bugs does it have fun gameplay?

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@RaveNRolla: It's a fine DS clone.

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@RaveNRolla: I have almost no positive comments to say about the game.

The gameplay is more frustrating than fun. Combat is super slow, yet many enemies REALLY fast. Armour does very little to change it. Even the lightest armour makes you fat roll.

When you roll the animation is super slow and the window of invisibility is MASSIVE. So you spend most of your time swinging and missing enemies. Only for you to run out of stamina and then they walk all over you in an instant because you can't defend yourself.

Your weapons swing ultra slow also, during which you are NOT invincible. So if you mistime a hit you can actually SEE the moment where you are powerless to defend yourself because your animation has already activated.

The bosses look like Dark Souls but are just crap. The first big boss in the game is nothing but a massive tank. You just have to stand there whittling down its health for ages. One false step and you'll die only to have to do it all over again. FRUSTRATING.

I NEVER felt in control or satisfied. Unlike Dark Souls where I'd die and think "Ok this time I need to do X, Y, Z while making sure I avoid A, B, C.". Then over time you'd make progress by improving. Then the eventual success would be super awesome.

Bosses in Dark Souls were often tanks but had weaknesses to exploit and you could almost always do plenty of damage. In this there were no weaknesses and you just have to keep hitting them for an hour till they fall over. Bit like trying to complete Dark Souls with a broken sword.

In this it feels like you are dying because the game is badly designed and holding you back. Not because you are not good enough.

Try it for free but I paid nearly full price and hated every second of it. One of the biggest mistakes I've ever made.

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@dexda: you bring my bad memmorys back. I sold the damn thing now i can be hunted by it again in ps plus

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@RaveNRolla: its a decent game. It doesnt try to be dark souls but its heavely inspired by it. Its worth the free price and worth at least trying

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These games are so worth the price-hike of the already laughable PS+. Console kiddies eat this crap up, though.

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@dyshonest: Your immaturity is amusingly ironic.

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@dyshonest: We've got a PC wanker in need of validation here. You do you, dude! :))

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@dyshonest: "Console kiddies"

I can see who's acting like a child here PC elitist

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PC gamers got Prince of Persia for free by Ubisoft to celebrate their anniversary year, Lords of Fallen was part of games with gold few months ago, some indies no one cares about, journey is a 2 hour game and the rest are meh...

PS plus is a waste of money

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@hacker_fc: Your logic is so appaling, I actually took a screenshot of your comment. This shit's priceless. :))

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@hacker_fc: I would try to explain to you how PS+ got the goodies of PC and Xbox combined plus a highly praised game auto-denies your own comment but you don't sound too bright to begin with.

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I literally bought Amnesia Memories a week ago. Damn it, lol. I've played all the others so there's nothing for me here unless I try for that last trophy eluding me on Lords

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To every one talking about the price increase: it doesn't go into effect until late september. Do what I did and buy a $43 year sub at cdkeys. Then you have an entire year to find another deal at usually $40, but maybe $50 after the increase goes into effect. Point is... you really shouldn't have to pay $60... and I'm only referring to U.S. since each region is different.

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Well, well, well....I felt good for only moment when seeing Sony finally rewarding PS-Plus Members and Loyal Sony Customers with (FINALLY) some decent games. Not the usually shaft-up-the-ass 1990's-like platform games. And, it's not only the PS+ games that are that have failed miserably....IT'S ALL OF THE PS4 GAMES THAT HAVE FAILED SO MISERABLY. Come on, 1990's platform games on a "Next Gen" console in 2016??? AND!!! SONY IS ALREADY MAKING THE NEXT CONSOLE???? YOU FUCKERS! WAIT, WAIT, WAIT...AND, HOW ABOUT ALL THE FOLKS THAT ALREADY BOUGHT THESE 9/2016 PS+ GAMES??? SONY'S LAUGHING AT YOU! Guess what? Sony doesn't have anything to give it's PS+ members because it hasn't released shit for the PS4 since launch. Feel screwed yet???

I digress. Yes, I felt good for a moment, even a bit excited, but only for a moment. Because I remember all the games that have been released for the PS4 that have been half-completed BETA's sold at full-retail price, and the others, shitty 1990's type platform games. **** consoles! Last gottam system I buy.

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@cygnus455: First of all, with that logic all the offers/discounts/freebies are shit by default. Because there is always going to be at least 1 person that bought the game before the offer took place. It's a retarded way to look at things.

Secondly, "all the games that have been released for the PS4 that have been half-completed BETA" is probably the most moronic thing I've heard since the PS4 release (and I've heard a lot of whining morons until now). If you don't like the game, that's one thing, but to say that the game is a half-completed Beta that's sold at full price, with games like The Witcher, Fallout, Bloodborne, Uncharted, you're not a regular kind of stupid, you have to be a special kind of stupid.

Thirdly, please don't buy a system next time, and spare the world of stupid comments like the one above. Thank you.

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@cygnus455: In summary: You're an idiot.

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@cygnus455: Wow what a rant. I hope you feel better now. Maybe try looking for good reviewed games on metacritic. There are plenty to play within the last 3 years.

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@joshrmeyer: Geez thanks Josh. (As if I haven't used Metacritic). Let me throw a clueless judgement back at you ---- I bet you still pre-order games. The game makers love you, Josh ; )

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@cygnus455: such utter douchedumbness

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@cygnus455: lol I really don't. I usually wait for a game to drop to around $20 and buy it.

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@joshrmeyer: you must be really broke

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@doctorwho6969: I am... Perks of being a single parent.