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PlayStation Plus Games of 2014 Would Normally Cost $1,350

New research shows substantial savings with $50 annual subscription.

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PlayStation Plus, the monthly subscription service that offers free games across PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PlayStation 3, theoretically represents an annual saving of more than $1,300.

Research undertaken by Push Square found that the individual PS Store prices of all PS Plus games in 2014 amounted to $1,349 in the US and £960 in the UK. Considering the annual subscription is $50 and £40, the saving can be substantial.

However, once a customer stops paying for PlayStation Plus, their entire collection of games acquired through the service is rendered unplayable until the subscription payments continue. Moreover, the games on offer are spread across three platforms (PS4, PS3 and Vita), meaning that players would need to be active on all three to get this level of value out of the service.

Also considered in the research is the quality of each game on offer, and though there is no ideal arithmetical way to do this, Push Square points out that the average Metascore of all PlayStation Plus games is 79 in North America and 78 in Europe.

Games given away on PlayStation Plus in 2014 includes Tomb Raider, Don’t Starve, Puppeteer, TowerFall Ascension, Dead Space 3, Fez, Velocity 2X, Spelunky, Pix the Cat, and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

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