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PlayStation Plus: December Preview

Kristine Steimer's Avatar + Posted by Kristine Steimer on Nov 28, 2013 // Sr. Community Specialist

GRID 2 launched to critical acclaim earlier this year for its successful mixing of arcade and simulator styles. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, on the other hand, is more of a kart racer, complete with power ups but the ever-shifting tracks means your badass kart can also transform into a plane or boat.

You can hop into Borderlands 2 for free later this month on PS3, and this game absolutely shines with co-op, so be sure to bring some buddies along with you while you blast away all the skags on Pandora. You can build out your vault hunter how you like – focus on damage or get some support skills to aid yourself & your friends.

Finally, Vita owners can scrape their knees up a bit with Urban Trial Freestyle. Successfully complete the tricks, customize your bike and then challenge your friends with the asynchronous Ghost mode.

PS Plus: December 2013

These games will hit the Instant Game Collection at various times throughout the month, so check back with us every Monday morning to see all the benefits of your membership.

There will also be a special Black Friday deal for PlayStation Plus at select retailers nationwide. Pick up 1 year of PS Plus for only $29.99* — that’s 40% off the regular price of $49.99. With PS Plus, you’ll get new games every month with Instant Game Collection. You’ll also get access to online multiplayer on the PS4 system. Best of all, one membership will cover you across your PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, for just $29.99*.

*A one-year PlayStation Plus membership will be $29.99 on Black Friday only

December PlayStation Plus Preview

GRID 2 (PS3)

PS Plus: Grid 2

Free for PS Plus members
Be fast, be first and be famous as you join the elite in ‘World Series Racing’ where the greatest cars, drivers and events come together in the search for a new motorsport icon. Experience aggressive racing against advanced AI and become immersed in the race with GRID 2’s new TrueFeel Handling system which powers edge-of-control exhilaration behind the wheel of every iconic car. An extensive, separate online campaign powered by RaceNet sets new standards in the genre. Welcome back to racing.

Borderlands 2 (PS3)

PS Plus: Borderlands 2

Free for PS Plus members
A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op or split-screen on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.

Dyad (PS3)

PS Plus: Dyad

Free for PS Plus members
Descend into Dyad to experience transcendental sensory overload in this abstract psychedelic racer. Blast through a reactive audio-visual tube to create a harmonious synthesis of color and sound as you hook, graze and lance enemies to master Dyad’s 27 unique levels.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS Vita)

PS Plus: Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed

Free for PS Plus members
Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. It’s not just racing, it’s Racing Transformed! Bonus Edition also includes extra racer Metal Sonic, and bonus Outrun track!

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS Vita)

PS Plus: Urban Trial Freestyle

Free for PS Plus members
Don’t miss the ultimate urban trial freestyle game for PS Vita system! The city is your playground! Nothing will stop you on your freestyle trials bike. Use the urban landscape to pull spectacular tricks – backflips, 360s, wallrides, ollies, and more. Customize your bike to boost your performance in Time Attack or Stunt mode. Choose between speed and style, developing your own unique riding style.

If you’ve got feedback on PlayStation Plus make sure you take the poll above as well as leave a comment below. To chat about all things PlayStation, including this update, you can head over to the PlayStation Community Forums. You’ll also find other topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or you can start your own discussion.

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+ War_Machida on November 28th, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

Wait, where’s Metal Gear Rising? D:

I’m waiting for a deal/ICG/anything on this game… the free DLCs were cool, but I still have to buy the game :(


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+ atoyikaganubon on November 28th, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

Awesome month!! Thanks :)


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+ dark_angel69 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:32 am said:

OMG you guys got Borderlands 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EU better get that!!!


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+ rebell1186 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:32 am said:

Hi! I’m a Playstation Plus member and I have a question: My subscription expires on Dec. 11 and i want to renew but not on that date, instead i want to be charged on Dec. 14. Can I pause my subscription and renew 3 days later wihtout losing all my backlog of PS+ games? Or I’ll lose all the downloads I have and I would no be able to play all those games if I do that? Thanks for the replying!

Sorry for my bad english but I’m from México and the blog of Latam has been neglected for months


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+ geassuser87 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:33 am said:

Happy thanksgiving.

And thanks, for giving these amzing games. No pun intended.


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+ navcomm81 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:34 am said:

Not a bad month for some folks.

I own Sonic & Urban Trial on PC (Cost me a whopping $4 total). Not really into GRID, and I despise Borderlands 2 (Original was much, much better). I’ll definitely check out DYAD though.


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+ funkshui on November 28th, 2013 at 8:34 am said:

For those asking about PS4 games there are four free PS4 games already on the store!

War Thunder
Warframe
Resogun
Contrast


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+ jayrabbit on November 28th, 2013 at 8:35 am said:

not too fond of bike games, but I am sure it made someones day to see it on plus! boarderlands and grid are going to put me back on the ps3 till the ps4 releases come out in 2014…


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+ rattthedog on November 28th, 2013 at 8:36 am said:

i hope we get borderlands 2 on PS4. i miss it so much! and cant wait for the PSVita version of the game. and does anyone know if one the PSvita version can i download my save file from PS+ so i dont have tp start over?


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+ MussiBR on November 28th, 2013 at 8:37 am said:

Wait a second!!! Where is the PS4 game for december? Did you lie for us by telling that every month we get a PS4 game with PS+? I’m really waiting an answer!


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+ geassuser87 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:37 am said:

Rebell1186, no problem. Ive done that too.

You can play the games back again once you renew your subscription. You wont be able to access the plus content for 3 days though.


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+ ferrers405 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:39 am said:

Amazing month, all i can wait now is some good discounts in games/DLC for Vita on Black Friday or december.


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+ Jay82HitSquad02 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:40 am said:

Soooo I should just stop buyin old games and wait for them for go free on PS Plus cuz I just bought BL2 2 months ago and almost got Grid 2 last week lol.


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+ Formulita_2k on November 28th, 2013 at 8:41 am said:

Awesome… just awesome !


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+ AnoyoIkari on November 28th, 2013 at 8:41 am said:

Nothing really for me; but it is a good line up.


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+ reynolds-wrap1 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:42 am said:

Woo! Loving the Vita titles. Well Sonic Racing anyway. Not sure about Urban Trials but I hear it is good! Cant wait to see what the annual games are going to change out to!!!


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+ KILLSON13 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:43 am said:

Great Update for this month but where is the PS4 game promised for this month? I only have a PS4 right now sadly….


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+ Fortaum-US on November 28th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

I already have the signature of the PLUS (until June / 2014), if I buy the promotion of 29.99 it will be active from now or only when winning my current subscription?


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+ MUGEN02 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

Motorstorm Apocalypse please, Europe PS+ got it months ago.


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+ lostlemon on November 28th, 2013 at 8:49 am said:

Nothing for me, but considering my backlog, no complaints here. I will pick up Borderlands 2 DLC if it happens to go on sale though.


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+ FeddeCampo on November 28th, 2013 at 8:50 am said:

Wow thanks for another amazing month guys!

Hope you can have a great thanksgiving time, for the ones at the office and the ones at home

Cheers! and thanks again!


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+ Alma_viva on November 28th, 2013 at 8:51 am said:

OMG you guys are on fire lately!! Last two updates have been just ridiculously good. I mean, I already owned several of the games you’ve been giving (like soul sacrifice, DD, etc), but just the fact that we are getting such cool games, is just freaking great.

I have a PS3 and a VITA, but still, please please, give us the PSVITA updates sooner. Waiting til the end of the month is just awful! At least give them like 1-1 (PS3/Vita)

Anyway, thank you thank you thank you!!!


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+ tbx59 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:51 am said:

Great month, a racer, a karter, and Borderlands flippin 2! No Ps4 kinda bums me out, but, borderlands.


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+ MussiBR on November 28th, 2013 at 8:51 am said:

They lied to us!!! Back in E3, they said that every month we would get a new ps4 game on ps+! So where’s the game?


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+ TheAngryOtter on November 28th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

LOL and literally just 2 days ago, I bought the GOY edition of Borderlands 2.


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+ venomspire on November 28th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

Is there gonna be any games given out for the PS4? Or was Contrast and ResoGun given out combined for November and December? Besides that, AMAZING month for PS+. THANKS!!!


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+ DeezNutzzNBoltzz on November 28th, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

Wait, lemme get this straight. PS Plus members get the FULL game of BL2 for FREE! to keep FOREVER?! (As long as you stay with PS Plus, of course)


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+ Sonicfan11589 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

I’ve never played Borderlands, but i developed a slight interest when it was announced for Vita, i have Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed for both Vita and Wii U. It’s a GREAT kart style racing game.


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+ lolzoloz9 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

This looks like it will be one of the best months of ps plus yet!


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+ swissmr on November 28th, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

This is an A-ok month for me. The original Grid was amazing:) cant wait to play this one on my 120 inch screen.


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+ tylerh1701 on November 28th, 2013 at 8:55 am said:

Awesome month! I’m all over Sonic Racing! Been waiting for Borderlands 2 GOTY so this works for me!

Grid and Urban Freestyle aren’t my favorites, but I don’t ow them so I’ll gladly take them!

Dyad is the only game I already had from this month.

Very racing-centric, but I’m very happy! Woohoo Sonic!


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+ MussiBR on November 28th, 2013 at 8:58 am said:

Please, could someone answer my question about why the ps+ for ps4 won’t receive any game in december if it was promised every month a ps4 game?


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+ Jerel on November 28th, 2013 at 8:58 am said:

No PS4 games? :(
…I guess the retro games are fine, but still… Needs moar PS4! XD


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+ Ice-Cream-Mike on November 28th, 2013 at 8:59 am said:

Pretty disappointing for someone who switched from the 360 over to PS4. Understandable that the 59.99 PS4 games aren’t making an appearance due to the amount of holiday sales they would lose. But, I was really expecting to see Sound Shapes or Trine 2, or really any other digital game that plays on the PS4 make the list.


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+ TJF588 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:01 am said:

Borderlands 2: Sure, though I’m not a shooters kinda person. Will the DLC be on discount offer, like B1′s was?

GRID 2: Sure, though I’m not one for realistic racing games.

Dyad: Yes, even if only visually, though I already won a copy from Destructoid.

Sonic blah blah Racing Transformed: Yes! However…I still don’t have a Vita. (Cross-”Buy”? Maybe?)

Urban Trials Freestyle: Nah, and that title still sounds like a word salad to me.


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+ nicolasmuni on November 28th, 2013 at 9:02 am said:

Finally, after 2 or 3 poor months. I’m happy


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+ auron2 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:02 am said:

Racing games!!! For both my PS3 and Vita. Thanks :D


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+ Redux99v5 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:02 am said:

Yes ^^ Great Month !!!!


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+ freshprincepbg on November 28th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

I think this is the first month US beat EU.

Funny, I bought Borderlands 2 last year for Black Friday, and haven’t opened it it yet. Can’t complain, thats a fantastic freebie.

Wheres the Ps4 game of the month though?


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+ Patchingko on November 28th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

Duuuuuuuuuude… been waiting on BL2 for my PS3! Awesome! (Actually… really looking forward to it on my PS Vita!)

Speaking of that, just got a Vita 2000 in Japan–thing is awesome! I love how I can use my IGC on my new Vita… I already have so many games just by buying the thing!

Dyad is truly epic, by the way. Already own it but no shame–glad even more people will get to play this great game.


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+ Teflon02 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

-.- just my luck, I think I’m a stop buying Vita games, I’m so tired of the titles being something I own already physically. then I’m only left with the small game, which I never enjoy past a few mins smh. Also, nothing on PS4? I already 100% Contrast and plat’d Resogun -.- and I’m not plugging in my ps3. So BS, Vita annuals don’t change, I always own the larger vita title. But Septembers rayman O was such a insult. Gotta worry what you buy with ps+ cause you have no benefit really if you buy the wrong game


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+ IIL0YDII on November 28th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

This is actually great update, good games.


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+ Patchingko on November 28th, 2013 at 9:05 am said:

Oh two more things:

Are we gonna see PS4 games added over time? I know it’s brand new and there aren’t a lot of games and we already have two great games in the PS4 IGC, but yeah… I always want more. :D

And… Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on the Playstation Store please?!


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+ Moofboy on November 28th, 2013 at 9:07 am said:

Not impressed with PS3 offerings. You ran a huge sale on Borderlands 1 & 2 for PS+ a while back. I hope the saving grace is that you finally discount the dlc. Seriously. Run some discounts on the dlc.


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+ ichigo_says_hi on November 28th, 2013 at 9:10 am said:

Picked up a Vita early this week thanks to the sales you guys put up. And nice, more games to add…to my backlog. I dig the concept of as long you download it the month it was offered, you can pick it up again as long you’re a member. Good games this month.

I do like the suspense and anticipation of waiting to post the sales tomorrow. I’m sure there will be one or two games that’ll surprise me.


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+ TJF588 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:10 am said:

@Morgan Haro on @11 – You can’t officially call them that as a blanket term until such “super mega ultra discounts” are applied to similarly aged add-ons of a discounted main game (so often am just looking at the discount on a game I’d bought way back, and still hold out for its extra contents), to each piece in a pack (this ties in to the former, where it would be a good deal if I didn’t already own the big item in it), and packs which are discounted to lower than their constituent parts is not made “Unavailable” due to our ownership (“true” or free through Plus) of part of it (this happened to me with Tales From Space: About a Blob, where the game and its add-ons was cheaper bundled than buying the add-ons separately).

And, off course, I need some way to take free-through-Plus games off my account. Got Destruction Derby and Warhawk through Plus (back when it covered Classics and minis), but can’t even get them removed from my account via customer service, since they seem tied up at trying to refund a zero-dollars-and-zero-cents purchase. So, there goes two vouchers from PS Home for me… (An an old ol’ code from PSPminis.com for a mediocre game in this situation.)


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+ baWeju on November 28th, 2013 at 9:11 am said:

So glad this got posted today, was probably gonna buy BL it in a few hours on amazon. Also how come no mention at all of the other ps3 game except on the first pic?


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+ Golwar on November 28th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

I don’t know, I almost have the impression that SCEE even gave up trying. The european IGC was once the only area where we had the edge of our american brothers. And now? Well they took our third PS3 game first, started giving PSP games, quality of the the games dropped too.

SCEA? Constantly improved step by step, till the managed be superior in any aspect now.
Better quantity? Check
Better quality? Your additional game is Borderlands 2? D’uh! Check.
Better sales? Check

And not only that. Better media services and apps for the PS4? Check
Opened their store to Amazon & co for even more and better deals? Check

Seriously, SCEE managed within the last 2 months to make me cancel my pre-ordered PS4. At least the PC won’t make me feel like a third class customer.


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+ TheMutt666 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

Any news on PS4 games for December? Not even an Indie game being offered? Common guys I’m excited to play my PS4 not my PS3. I will saw these are grea tps3 and Vita offerings however.


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+ Snakeshadow18 on November 28th, 2013 at 9:13 am said:

FINALLY!!! We finally get better games than Europe. I have to say guys that I was pretty afraid of the games this month because the last games you gave us werent as good as Europe games. But you have left me spechless, this month is the BEST! Thank you guys a lot!!


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