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PlayStation Plus: Thomas Was Alone & Unit 13 for Members

Kristine Steimer's Avatar + Posted by Kristine Steimer on Mar 17, 2014 // Sr. Community Specialist

Thomas Was Alone is a charming puzzle platformer where a group of AI shapes try to find their way through various environments. Who knew that basic shapes could be so adorable? Each new friend brings something unique to the puzzle solving formula, so you’ll need to figure out how to use their talents to your advantage. This title is also Cross-Buy, so Plus members will receive this for both PS3 and PS Vita.

Unit 13 will help you get your third person shooter fix on the go. There are plenty of missions to perfect your skills, and you can select different soldiers depending on what the task at hand is. With various objectives like staying in stealth or clearing an area ASAP, be sure to pick to your soldier wisely.

Our Spring Fever sale is also continuing this week with discounts on Steamworld Dig and Luftrausers as well as a bunch of Grand Theft Auto franchise discounts.

You can download Thomas Was Alone and Unit 13 after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 3/18.

PS Plus 3-18-2014

PlayStation Plus: Instant Game Collection

Thomas Was Alone (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Thomas Was Alone
Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the characters’ journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace.
Unit 13 (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

Unit 13
Jump into the action with Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita and conquer 36 tactical missions and 9 high value target battles as you help take down global terror networks and earn your place in the military elite. With the precision of the PlayStation Vita systems’s dual analog sticks and unique touch interface, Unit 13 is the perfect on-the-go action shooter. Wi-Fi connectivity adds fast 2-player co-op action, and 3G compatibility keeps you connected for instant social updates and new daily mission challenges.

PlayStation Plus: Discounts

Spring Fever 2014

Title Plus Price Regular Price
Luftrausers (PS3 and PS Vita, Cross-Buy ) $7.99 $9.99
Steamworld Dig (PS4 and PS Vita, Cross-Buy) $7.99 $9.99
Grand Theft Auto III $2.39 $2.99
Grand Theft Auto IV $4.79 $5.99
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars $4.79 $5.99
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City $4.79 $5.99
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories $4.79 $5.99
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories $2.39 $2.99
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas $3.59 $4.49
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City $2.39 $2.99
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories $4.79 $5.99
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories $2.39 $2.99

Other Discounts

Title Plus Price Regular Price
9-In-1 Mega Pack $1.49 $1.99
Atomic Ninjas (PS Vita) $2.09 $2.99
Atomic Ninjas (PS3) $2.09 $2.99
Foosball 2012 (PS Vita) $2.09 $2.99
Foosball 2012 (PS3) $2.09 $2.99
Real Boxing $5.00 $9.99
The Impossible Game $0.74 $0.99

PlayStation Plus: Last Chance

If you’ve got feedback on today’s Plus update make sure vote in the poll and leave a comment below. To discuss all things PlayStation, including this update, you can also head over to the PlayStation Community Forums where you’ll find topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

//Add Your Own

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+ megaben99 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:07 am said:

Sony Rewards Visa $50 code just came in the e-mail yesterday. Time for a GTA Shopping spree!


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+ schreekuline on March 17th, 2014 at 8:08 am said:

Played through Thomas Was Alone on PC, absolutely incredible game.


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+ blaq208 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:08 am said:

Wonder if Thomas Was Alone is Cross Buy like Lone Survivor?


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+ mahrudbingo99 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:09 am said:

Awesome haven’t played thomas was alone or unit 13. This is going to be a fun week for me! 2 vita games and infamous!


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+ schreekuline on March 17th, 2014 at 8:10 am said:

@3 I think they said it is cross-buy in the monthly update.


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+ snakeman07 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:12 am said:

@#3 “This title is also Cross-Buy, so Plus members will receive this for both PS3 and PS Vita.”


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+ Lefoul-123 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:12 am said:

Wasnt gta v was suppoused to be on sale?


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+ ninth_prey on March 17th, 2014 at 8:12 am said:

Can’t wait for Unit13. Game looks soon good.
And to those that are/will be asking, yes, Thomas was along is cross buy. meaning you’ll get it free on the vita as well. They talked about that when they announced it earlier this month.


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+ WhiteSheWolf on March 17th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

Is there any reason that indie games like Thomas Was Alone can’t also be available for PS4? I know PS3 and PS4 are much different in terms of the OS developers have to write for, it would just be nice to have an official explanation of why some games are ported easily and others just aren’t. I’d think a lot of the PSN games would be prime for placing on PS3 and PS4.


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+ minijosie on March 17th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

There’s a typo in this post, it’s needs to be if, not when, as in “if the Playstation Store updates tomorrow”
All kidding aside, both of these games are great, Unit 13 is definitely an underrated Vita title, and Thomas Was Alone is justifiably praised.


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+ swceh007 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:16 am said:

Thomas was alone was on sale in january then made free in march. Sony I thought you were going to stop putting games on sale then adding them to instant game collection months later.


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+ BoltZilla on March 17th, 2014 at 8:18 am said:

My Vita is getting lots of love this month. Loving the Cross Buy games as they’ll be going on my Vita not my PS3.


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+ duke301 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

My biggest problem with Plus! is that they consistently add games that were on sale not long before. Both Thomas was Alone and Lone Survivor were both on sale dirt cheap around a month ago, and here they are for free after everyone’s already bought them. However, I am happy for Unit 13. Played the demo a while back, and I’ve been wanting to pick it up anyway. The only trouble is that I won’t have time to play it anytime soon what with the Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Collection and Infamous Second Son coming out this week.
Which brings me to my lesser problem with Plus!: Too many games on the back burner!! Although this is what you could call a good problem!


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+ oooaznkid on March 17th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

@11 … This is how its always worked… When games go on sale with huge discounts, that is always an indicator that it can and most likely will be a candidate for entry into the IGC… I kept falling for it last year and just stopped buying games on sale completely, unless it was a must have game for me.


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+ Cyber_wolf22 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Ok, but where is “Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite (PS Vita)” ? It’s the last tuesday for March 2014 !


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    + Kristine Steimer on March 17th, 2014 at 8:50 am said:

    I hate to break it to you, but this isn’t the last Tuesday of March :)


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+ DanteMerfi on March 17th, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

@15 Ehh The 25th is the last Tuesday of the month. Guess what’s coming out that day on Plus?


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+ Mando44646 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

Not big on Indies, but Unit 13 s a pretty strong game. I already own it, but I recommend it to those who dont yet have it


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+ tao707 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:28 am said:

@15 theres still next week for march. people on here are morons. still asking the same questions every month. dont moron get it yet. the games comes thrugh the whole and not in one week. dont give damn cause its always every month morons like u who asked where the games when everyone knows they spread durin the month and if you didnt know that look at 3 years worth of ps+ articles on this site


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+ CraddaPoosta on March 17th, 2014 at 8:31 am said:

Been looking forward to trying Unit 13, after all the horrible reviews that Call of Duty : Black Ops Declassified got.

But, with Final Fantasy X-X2 HD Remix coming out tomorrow, and since I am picking up South Park : The Stick of Truth tonight, I probably won’t get to that one for at least another month or so.

Definitely picking up at least five of those GTA titles, too; if my PS+ subscription didn’t already pay for itself in January, that sale would do it.

PS+ has become absolutely essential to me as a gamer.


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+ johnnyp70 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:31 am said:

@#18-No need to be rude. Name calling gets us nowhere in life.


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+ Cyber_wolf22 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:31 am said:

Sorry, forget my question. I was one week too soon. :(


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+ DanteMerfi on March 17th, 2014 at 8:32 am said:

I’m so glad I bought a 64gb card on ebay. My vita keeps getting that PS + love.


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+ CassiusOne on March 17th, 2014 at 8:34 am said:

Will Europe also get these free PS Plus games or are we chopped liver again??????????


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+ Like4ONinjaz on March 17th, 2014 at 8:36 am said:

Quick question about the current “Spend $60 and get $10″ deal. I bought Infamous 2nd Son which is $59.99 so will I be getting the $10 or do I really have to spend one more cent in the store?


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    + Kristine Steimer on March 17th, 2014 at 8:54 am said:

    You’ll be fine with your purchase. $59.99 games count toward the $60.


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+ Ventus_Fury on March 17th, 2014 at 8:36 am said:

So uh… let’s see… when will we be getting those 3 Vita games replaced? Gravity Rush, Uncharted, and Wipeout, and what shall replace them? Hm… the wait begins another time. They were not free for plus during the whole update fiasco last month AND they all have price drops, must mean something.


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+ fernandinhoabs on March 17th, 2014 at 8:36 am said:

Great!! I think i’ll buy 3 games of GTA’s franchise, SA, VC, Episodes from Liberty City


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+ Ventus_Fury on March 17th, 2014 at 8:37 am said:

@24 yeah you are good for “Buy 60 get 10″


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+ DanteMerfi on March 17th, 2014 at 8:37 am said:

@24 It was already explained in a previous blog post that 59.99 will qualify you for the offer. You don’t need to buy anything else.


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+ CraddaPoosta on March 17th, 2014 at 8:38 am said:

Quick question about the $10 credit for every $60 spent on the PSN; would a purchase of $59.99 be rounded up to $60 for that promotion, or would I need to buy a $.49 avatar, too, to get the ten bucks?

I think I will be getting the digital version of South Park and the physical game for FFX-X2 HD Remix, but I would just get the digital version if I had to, to get the credit.

Thanks!


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    + Kristine Steimer on March 17th, 2014 at 8:54 am said:

    See my response to #24 :)


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+ Like4ONinjaz on March 17th, 2014 at 8:41 am said:

Thanks for the help 27 and 28


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+ theXsilentXchild on March 17th, 2014 at 8:42 am said:

I bought Thomas was alone when it was on sale. I really loved it. I wish the dlc was on sale. Give the game a shot. U will be surprised.


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+ CrusaderForever on March 17th, 2014 at 8:51 am said:

Wow, Steamworld Dig and Luftrausers for $8 a piece! That is an amazing price. I thought they would be $15 a piece easy. Thanks for Thomas Was Alone, never played it can’t wait to try it on my Vita!


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+ Hayterfan on March 17th, 2014 at 8:52 am said:

I kinda wish Sony would offer some kind of thanks if you already have a game that pops up on the IGC, not something like refund the full amount for the game to your wallet, but something like $3-$4 as “Thanks for purchasing it, here some credit for your next purchase”
Although I really doubt they could put a system like that in place


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+ Cyber_wolf22 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:55 am said:

+ Kristine Steimer

I know, see my #21 post. :)


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+ deathshadow799 on March 17th, 2014 at 8:58 am said:

Already played twice through Thomas Was Alone on Vita. Very good game. Danny Wallace, the voice of Shaun Hastings from Assassin’s Creed, narrates Thomas Was Alone, it’s incredible.


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on March 17th, 2014 at 9:00 am said:

i would rather get MGS HD collection on PS+ like Euros got.


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+ viceforce on March 17th, 2014 at 9:00 am said:

Played Thomas Was Alone on my Vita and was so into the game that my friend had to snatch his Vita back from my hands.

In other news since we getting Thomas Was Alone this week and we got Lone Survivor last week its nice to see there are no comments of “We do not appreciate these indie game garbage.” I hope i’m not jynxing this but I hope this level of maturity continues with plus games in the future.


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+ ElektroDragon on March 17th, 2014 at 9:05 am said:

PLEASE eliminate the 100 icon limit on Vita so I can buy more games!!! Or at least don’t count the icons if they’re in folders, that would help A LOT.


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+ ThumbsOfSteel74 on March 17th, 2014 at 9:05 am said:

I really enjoyed Thomas Was Alone. I bought it for $2-3 in January, and would gladly pay more for it if I could. A really sharp little 2D platformer. The visuals reminded me of Adventure, Pong, and Breakout (among others) from the old Atari 2600. IMHO you’re cheating yourself if you play only those games with stunning graphics. But hey, to each his own.

I bought the DLC for the full price of $3.50 knowing it would be very short and came without trophies. Worth it for me just to get another small helping of TWA goodness. But if either of those things are dealbreakers for you, then obviously you shouldn’t buy the DLC.

Games will always and forever join the IGC just after being heavily discounted. It’s good business. However, there’s a logical fallacy in refusing to buy anything: Not all of those games will ever join the IGC.


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+ purse317 on March 17th, 2014 at 9:06 am said:

I don’t know if anyone else is complaining but I will those discounts in “other sales” we’ve seen them before multiple times and those games aren’t that good can we get another roll of the dice.


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+ ThumbsOfSteel74 on March 17th, 2014 at 9:08 am said:

BTW, will definitely be picking up more than one (maybe all) of the GTAs from the PS2 era this week. Such a steal.


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+ TomHoang on March 17th, 2014 at 9:18 am said:

Bought Thomas Was Alone on sale a couple of months ago, it was a charming and satisfying experience. Looking forward to checking out Unit 13!


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+ MarcusGearsofWar on March 17th, 2014 at 9:19 am said:

My vita gonna explote soon, Final Fantasy X an X-2 HD, Thomas, unit 13, need for speed of the discount on previous weeks, battle of Z is close to the platinum, I just finish my platinum of Stick of truth, pending castlevania lord of shadow 2, walking dead second chapter “poor clementine, but now is a warrior”, wolf amoung us, metal gear Zero with awesome price.

so this is my list of the last 4 or 6 weeks, the playstation Store is awesome but the playstation plus is alone, nobody compete with this service simply I love be a plus member


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+ Shadowtroops on March 17th, 2014 at 9:22 am said:

PS VITA TIME


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+ SUPREME-FM1985 on March 17th, 2014 at 9:24 am said:

“You can download Thomas Was Alone and Unit 13 after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 3/18″ LET’S HOPE THAT DOESN’T MEAN 5 WEEKS FROM NOW LIKE LAST WEEKS LITTLE STUNT THEY PULLED.


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+ CraddaPoosta on March 17th, 2014 at 9:26 am said:

Yeah, I pretty much HAVE to import a 64GB memory stick now. I hate lugging around cartridges (I am looking at you, 3DS), and I like having as much of my entire library available at the same time as possible.

Even if I took a full two weeks off of work and did nothing but play games on my backlog for 12 hours a day, I would still have at least twenty games to beat, and that’s not counting any of the purchases I will be making today and tomorrow.

It’ll take me months to even have the time to upgrade to the PS4, at this rate, and then I get to start all over again.

What a wonderful problem to have.


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+ dodgedoors on March 17th, 2014 at 9:33 am said:

@46 CraddaPoosta Amazon is selling it for 108 right now, and it will ship from the us so you’ll get it wicked quickly. I took advantage of amazon when it was listed improperly and got it for 70 bucks. That was a steal. I love my 64 gig card.


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+ CraddaPoosta on March 17th, 2014 at 9:38 am said:

You know, it would be a great idea, I think, to allow PSN customers to order hardware direct from Sony from their PSN account, perhaps even with a special PS+ discount for loyal subscribers.

That would be a HUGE incentive for people who haven’t signed up yet to get onboard, and would open the door for all kinds of bundles, while recapturing some of the market that is currently shopping at brick-and-mortar stores, or through sites like Amazon. I know I would definitely use that feature, if it were available.


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+ italodancemp3 on March 17th, 2014 at 9:38 am said:

Tnx ill get all PS Vita games here just one question those GTA stories games are working fine on Vita?


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+ DanteMerfi on March 17th, 2014 at 9:44 am said:

@45 @46 I found my 64gb card on ebay from a Hong Kong merchant. $96 and in about a week I already had it. Well worth it.


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