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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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+ rewsta on December 13th, 2013 at 9:14 pm said:

The digital content for the PS4 is a HUGE letdown. The 2 whole games on PS Plus aren’t very interesting at all. Really disappointed that I spent $400 and PS doesn’t have anything good on the PS Plus now that it’s mandatory. Perhaps Xbox one was the way to go after all since their online content rolls to the next system.

Pick up your game Playstation, I’ve been a loyal owner since PS1 but screwing your customer base over expensive headsets and nothing nice to download has been a very bad experience.


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+ ryanaathome on December 15th, 2013 at 4:49 am said:

It’s December 15… I don’t see Sonic Transformed…Is it really coming, or did SEGA and Sony change their minds and take it from the list of free games?


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+ drinkyscarecrow on December 15th, 2013 at 6:13 pm said:

The games for ps3 are awesome, but why am i even paying if ps4 gamers don’t get anything in december? I don’t have a ps3 anymore or a vita and I was hoping for at least flower or fl0w or something even though they’re so old. I don’t think the distribution is even at all, it’s not like I’m going to buy another ps3 anytime soon. It would be nice to at least get a reply as to why ps4 is getting shafted this month, we should at least get a refund for plus this month. We’re already missing drive club, watch dogs and other games we were supposed to at least be able to purchase at launch. The ps4 lineup of games is sorely lacking and I know I’m not alone in this thought. If we don’t have the option to buy more games, at least give us some old goodies for plus. thanks.


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+ XanderZane47 on December 15th, 2013 at 11:23 pm said:

When are we going to see Sonic All-Star Racing and Urban Trial Freestyle on PSVita? It’s already the middle of December. I guess I’ll download Grid 2 and WipeOut 2048 on my PSVita & PS3 now. Already have Hotline Miami.


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+ rahnyc4 on December 15th, 2013 at 11:37 pm said:

that vita plus is horrible. i have sonic transform on my PC (superior version) and i tried the demo of the vita version and it just felt slow and sluggish and the frame rate is pretty lackluster. i don’t care much for trials. december isnt a good month for vita personally.


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+ Pus_Bag on December 17th, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

I wish they would let you download games free games from past months for at least like a weekend or something cause i missed a few that I would really like to play.


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+ Pus_Bag on December 17th, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

Lord of the Rings: War in the North would be a great free game to see on Playstation Plus!!!


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+ NeverAdopted on December 17th, 2013 at 12:59 pm said:

No PS4 content? I don’t own a Vita and my PS3 took a s#!* on itself. Do I have to wait until January?


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+ dba_usa on December 18th, 2013 at 7:10 am said:

HI!! Amazing games! I really enjoy the Plus! Please, any chances for Assassin’s Creed 3? Thanks!


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+ victoriusblg on December 18th, 2013 at 2:41 pm said:

Hey there, I just re-purchased a PS Vita and got PS Plus, and I was wondering, when do the December Vita PS Plus games take into effect


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+ DHirschfelt on December 20th, 2013 at 2:10 pm said:

Ummm, it’s December 20th. Where is Sonic Racing Transformed and Urban Trial Freeracing for Vita? These were announced for some time ago for December. Just bought a new vita and plus last month. New to all this. Just curious.


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+ ColdNinjaProLive on December 23rd, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

If I get borderlines 2 though playstation plus for ps3 will I be able to get it on vita with it comes out.


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+ POEIII on December 24th, 2013 at 1:47 pm said:

What About for PS4?


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+ Tara112 on December 26th, 2013 at 1:38 pm said:

The email I got today said Sonic was for PS3… So disappointed that its really not :(


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