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Get The Walking Dead Episodes 1 and 2 Free With PlayStation Plus

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

On August 7th, PlayStation Plus members will get Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Episodes 1& 2 added to their Instant Game Collection. That’s not all – in the next few weeks PlayStation Plus members will also receive significant discounts on the latest and best PSN games a part of PSN PLAY event, beginning tomorrow, July 31st.

July 31st PlayStation Plus Update

The Expendables 2 Video game

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (PSN Price: $14.99, PS+ Price: $11.99)
The 2012 PSN PLAY event kicks off with a first week discount on one of the most intense co-op shooters on PSN. Grab a friend (or three) and join four of the Expendables (Barney, Gunner, Caesar and Yin Yang) in a mission to rescue akidnapped billionaire. Featuring vehicular combat, four-player co-op story and challenge modes, and a wealth stages set in exotic locales, The Expendables 2 Videogame is a fantastic experience for gamers that dig hardcore shoot em up action.

Also, don’t forget that starting this week PlayStation Plus members can pre-order SoundShapes from the PlayStation Store and get 20% off boththe PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game (of which come bundled together for one price) as well as an exclusive PS3 theme. Note: Pre-orders for SoundShapes will only take place on the PS3 store as the gift with purchase theme is only useable for PS3 systems. Vita only owners don’t worry as you can still snag the 20% Plus discount on the store the 1st week the releases.

August 7th PlayStation Plus Update

PS Plus update 7-30-2012

The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day

Free for PlayStation Plus Members (PSN Price: $4.99)
The first episode from Telltale Games’ universally-acclaimed series The Walking Dead by will be available to all PlayStation Plus members as part of the Instant Game Collection! Follow a set of unique characters as they fight for survival amongst the ever-growing “walker” population, and encounter threats from both undead and human enemies.

PS Plus update 7-30-2012

The Walking Dead Episode 2: Starved for Help

Free for PlayStation Plus Members (PSN Price: $4.99)
We’re also delivering PlayStation Plus members the second episode in The Walking Dead series as part of the Instant Game Collection! Following the decisions you made in A New Day, you’ll be confronted with even more gut-wrenching scenarios and thrilling action sequences with your fellow survivors. Like Episode 1, Starved for Help was adored by critics for its riveting gameplay and dramatic storyline, where players need to make harrowing decisions on the fly.


20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (PSN Price: $14.99, PS+ Price: $11.99)
This week marks the release of the highly-anticipated PSN exclusive SoundShapes. Marrying brilliant side-scrolling 2D gameplay with unique musical compositions, you’ll be hooked by the incredible landscapes you’ll see and hear in SoundShapes. Available for both PS3 and PS Vita systems together for one special price, PlayStation Plus members will be getting the absolute best deal with a 20% discount. If you already had your pre-order locked in, you’re all set! Make sure to check out the trailer above, which introduces musicians Beck and Pyramid Attack into the lineup of amazing levels in SoundShapes.

With the August 7th update, you’ll also be able to pre-order the next PSN PLAY game Papo & Yo, which will also have a 20% discount for all PlayStation Plus members. Everyone that pre-orders the game will get an exclusive Papo & Yo theme, so don’t sleep on it!

We’ll be coming at you with another update on August 13th, with more additions to the Instant Game Collection and additional awesome sauce. Until then, watch the PS.Blog for our weekly PlayStation Store Updates to see what additional content is added for PlayStation Plus members. Please leave us your feedback in the comments, and help us by rating the Instant Game Collection lineup on a scale from 1 – 10. If there was one thing you could change about PlayStation Plus, what would it be?

PS Plus update 7-30-2012

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federicoponl1 said:

August 7th, 5:21 pm

hey Morgan, where are these 2 epidsodes? I can’t find them

shagwoodtm said:

August 7th, 7:02 pm

Please leave us your feedback in the comments, and help us by rating the Instant Game Collection lineup on a scale from 1 – 10. If there was one thing you could change about PlayStation Plus, what would it be?

Rating of first Collection release: 9
Rating ever since: 1

Better job at announcing content and upcoming content, more consistency with times of releasing content and reliable availability, and oh ya….BETTER CONTENT.

bobdoh said:

August 7th, 10:32 pm

Downloaded both episodes, but can’t find them on my system Anyone else having this problem?

MonkeySpaceCadet said:

August 8th, 12:18 am

i hope they give us episode 3, 4, and 5 later for free

MadGeniusDude said:

August 8th, 7:21 am

How about in the future giving the playstation plus subscribers the option to vote for at least one game out of the three.

spartan117no said:

August 8th, 10:33 am

EU will have Dead Space 2 can at least we can have the first Dead Space?

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:25 pm

I think it would be a bad move on Sony’s part to not give us the full complete series, Yall are gonna give us 3 4 and 5 I hope…Cause if not it’s pointless cause then people will have to pay 20 dollars just to get the other episodes and that just isn’t fair. This game I’ve already beaten it. So when can we expect the other episodes? Why not just give us the Season pass. This is stupid, ya went from given 3 or more games more to giving away incomplete Interactive TV shows? Please update us on the prgress of the other episodes. If Plus is gonna do this please let us know. I sure UK probably got the whole set. They always get better treatment than us over at the United States. I’m beginning to think Sony is Racist. XD

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:30 pm

I’m a big fan of Walking Dead though I’m not being spoiled but if I’m not getting back my money at least each month what is the point? or if I’m getting Striped Down Games which require me to buy a fortune of DLCS. I just hope you guys at sony hook us up with the complete set. That is all. I’m sure 1000s of people would agree with me. Anyway if you look at the UK they get way better selection of freebies than us. It’s always been like this can we just just once outdo them here in the States…that would be nice.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:35 pm

Okay here’s my Instant Game Selection Rating my honest opinion…

a 5 out of 10.

5 is almost being too kind considering how old the games were and How LARGE the GIGs were and most of the community has beaten like all those games. My HDD is full thanks sony I had to delete these Spacehogger Games and my HDD is jammed now and won’t give me the space back cause I deleted so many of them in a row. Goodjob. Ya broke my HDD and my PS3…LOL! Now I have 20 gigs free unless I delete something, no guarantee i’ll even get the space back now. The only solution is a complete HDD wipe and redownload everything…Which would take me 1 month to Redownload with my internet service.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:37 pm

So that is just way out of the question, I’m not gonna go through this AGAIN…

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:49 pm

Would it hurt to give us some more minis like Smashcars or something. it’s still Orbit and Farmville 2. I want more minis, I want more variety or I’m changing my IP to London and gonna order me a year plus account from the UK via EBAY “50$ PSN GC”. which means I won’t be doing business in America with Sony anymore. I orderd Motorstorm Apocalpyse and your stupid Servers crashed and rollbacked everything undoing my orders! then yall raised the prices of the ultimate deals like 50-60 dollars so I ended up getting Plus and Modnation racers. I didn’t even want that game.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:50 pm

I didn’t even want that game. I bought a bunch of DLCS for MNR and you can’t even use the DLCS hardly no one has them, 1 or they are full of annoying glitches and bugs, and stiff restrictions of prop limits/ individual prop limits and Max Themes are around 3, so you can’t even make good levels cause of all the limitations. No where does it tell u this when you buy the DLC content. Seems everytime I buy these DLC packs it’s filled with evil probs like this Modnation stuff. It’s like the Monkey Paw- Curse packs. I don’t like getting ripped off Sony. You ripped me off 2 games, Motorstorm Apocalpyse and the old game Call of Duty Blackops both was ultimate deals.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:50 pm

Sony supervisors couldn’t help me cause the Logs was erased from the rollback. My cards also went invalid which wasn’t suppose to happen. Then during my order I find out UK is giving away free Motorstorm Apocalpyse. So I immediately burned 50$ thinking my plus account was universal, nope the damn thing is not. Now I wasted another 50$. Does it look like I’m made out of Money Sony! Why do you take advantage of people who have been LOYAL to you. This is Unexceptable! I don’t care if it was 2-3 months ago. I want my orders that I paid for and was in the middle of downloading!!! Take it off my account and issue me a full refund so I can at least get one of the games I ordered!

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:54 pm

Could yall please add a edit comment thing to the forums those messages was sent to the wrong dang page. Just erase them for me please I’ll resend them later.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 8th, 7:58 pm

I’m just having bad day, month, ahh year lol…Things have not been working out for me. bad luck…:(

LimeBalthazar said:

August 8th, 9:22 pm

The e-mail I got about this shows an image for “Outland”. Is that not happening?

ethanhatfield101 said:

August 8th, 10:10 pm

Morgan, is this all we’ll be getting or are there more updates to come this month?

othman368 said:

August 8th, 10:25 pm

wow sweet walking dead episode 1 and 2?! NICE! i wonder what were getting on the EU store.
wow sweet walking dead episode 1 and 2?! NICE! i wonder what were getting on the EU store.
wow sweet walking dead episode 1 and 2?! NICE! i wonder what were getting on the EU store.
wow sweet walking dead episode 1 and 2?! NICE! i wonder what were getting on the EU store.
wow sweet walking dead episode 1 and 2?! NICE! i wonder what were getting on the EU store.

NihilanthTR said:

August 9th, 12:52 am

Hi. I have a problem.
I can’t see this 2 Free Contents (The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day
The Walking Dead: Episode 2 – Starved for Help ) but i can see other free contents. Why i cant see?
Can you help me?

ParaSempreUS said:

August 9th, 2:21 am

Well i´m a first hour subscriver of PSN Plus, but now i´m disapointed with recent policy from sony. I can´s say is bad to get some free retail games (for me is not mutch important, because i bought many BR Games, as a collector´s fan).
Since the new PLUS get out, i dislike that US get diferent offers than UE, they have more rottation of game offers and also some indie tittles that we don´t have.
Other thing i was hopping to get Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD free like EU did, and so far nothing…
Last thing, i bought a lot of games and dislike that i bought the walking dead season pass because with that discount i get 5 game for the price of 4 and now i see the i send my money, down the toilet, because the Plus offer was the 2 episodes i payed for.
I also think that the plus users that bought the game “the Heist”(like me) should get a better price in the DLC.
If sony don´t change something about this i have to choices, ou i stay with Plus, wait for free games and quit buying more games from PSN because i loose money if i do, or i quit plus.
I think i will keep Plus, and reduce my buying of psn with the minimum.
I hope someone can reply to my comment.

bleedingwicked said:

August 9th, 8:06 am

Just got an email from PSN. In the email where it talks about PS+ it says get The Walking Dead(Episodes 1 & 2) and Outland for free this month. I love the Instant Game Collection, but it seems like they haven’t rotated any actually retail games since it started.

At first I would have given the new layout a 9/10. Now after it seems lacking, I give it 5/10. Not complaining because they don’t have to give us half of what they do. I guess I’m just being greedy.

bleedingwicked said:

August 9th, 8:41 am

Also I agree with other people, we should be able to vote for which games become free. In my option, something along these lines would work great. Each month make a poll available to all Plus members. In the poll, list eight games, four PSN games and four Retail games. Allow everyone to pick two from each category, two PSN and two retail. The four games with the most votes could go on and replace the oldest games in the Instant Game Collection. I really think something like this would work out well for PlayStation Plus, and you would still have control over which games actually became available for free.

bleedingwicked said:

August 9th, 8:49 am

Wanted to make one post but accidentally hit Submit.

Another thing I wish was different. I wish the posts for PS+ were still like they use to be. One post at the beginning of the month that describes the entire month of Plus releases. Instead of posted two or three separate posts explaining all the plus content for the month. The content would still be spread out throughout the month, only it would be announced the first week of the month.

I realize that I am over a week late on posting a responce, but I would still enjoy hearing Morgan’s thoughts on my suggestions. Are the polls something we could see in the future with Plus? Or is it something that probably won’t happen?

cusetown313 said:

August 9th, 2:35 pm

This Game Sucks !! So Far The Only Good Games We Got Are LBP2 INFAMOUS 2 , AND PAC MAN !! WOW !! WHAT HAPPEN TO GAMES WE KNOW ?

Lazynessftw said:

August 10th, 11:04 am

I really dont understand why is EU getting so many better games then here in the Stats at least offer us the sane thing if not something similar to the games they are getting over there cause in the end we all payed for the same product and service to become members of ps+

ii_SPARTAN_vil said:

August 10th, 2:46 pm

I didnt real lik it. it had to much talking i rather hve more killing

Pliskin_Redeemed said:

August 11th, 6:30 pm

What gives? I’ve found it pretty much impossible to download the first episode of the Walking Dead. I keep going to the store page and clicking “Download” when I get on the Episode 1 page, yet it’s just giving me “A New Day Demo” as the thing I’m actually downloading. If I try to “buy” the first game from the demo, and I press dwonload, nothing shows up except a screen of blue and “Keep Shopping.”

Meanwhile, I have eisode 2 installed alright, completely useless to me at the moment.

HELP ME, please.

XAgEXoFXSkuLLX said:

August 11th, 8:49 pm

the episodes get interesting & puzzling its epic can w8 for episode 3 realease

VivaLaFred88 said:

August 13th, 6:38 am

So is there really a PS Plus update today, on a Monday guys? Or was that a typo meaning the 14th?

LaxShinigami23 said:

August 13th, 7:44 am

I’m hoping we eventually get the Metal Gear Solid PS-One classic for free, or even just a discount.

deanosre said:

August 14th, 8:01 pm

Holy Crap! Just played Episode 1 of “THE WALKING DEAD” on the PlayStation Network. WOW.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 19th, 3:24 pm

So your not gonna give us episodes 3 4 and 5? or are you. I thought this game would be just a little bit longer I’m a little dissapointed. It’s a great game don’t get me wrong but if I have to go and buy the season pass just to get the other episodes it’s not workth it and what’s the point of releasing it on plus in the first place if that is Sony’s intention to Nick and Dime us to death. Outland is a good game but we all want the other episodes to Walking Dead? Don’t we? tell them people!

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 19th, 3:26 pm

dammit, well grammar was never my strong suite lol.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 19th, 3:43 pm

So far being a Plus member this Year has been a hugh dissapointment for American Members. UK just have been showered with so many titles which I don’t have and which I wanted like Motorstorm Apocalpyse. Why can’t they give us like Borderlands2 or something…worth my annual membership to them! I’m dissapointed. You couldn’t even deliver the full package on the Walking Dead Series. If you want to only give us old or unpopular games give us all Dragon Age Origins or Dragon Age 2 both are really great and solid games that every PS3 Owner should have in their Instant Game Collection. There is sum of us that have plus not for just the discounts but all the perks that come to being a true VIP to the Playstation Network. That includes sum half way decent games for free once in a while.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 19th, 3:48 pm

I don’t like the fact that the United Kingdom is getting so many free full games and we are getting scraps and leftovers lol. So far my rating for plus since I’ve been a member for 6 months now is a 3 out of 10. I am from the United States of America. Yall got the Olympics too this year. Stop being greedy you brits. People that can afford to live in the UK can Afford to buy their own games! It’s like Giving Charity to someone who is already Independantly Rich and Wealthy.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 19th, 3:48 pm

Don’t ya see how Stupid that Sounds?

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 19th, 4:05 pm

ParaSempreUS is DEADON absolutely right more rotation of Well “Known” Games. Why Doesn’t Sony Staffers get it. It’s unfair to give UK cutting edge deals and then just plain out screw the rest of us. btw World will be in a total Blackout in 4 months they would least give us something good to keep us occupied of our impending doom. If I was in the UK and I had a plus my rating for plus would be a 10/10…btw I’m trying hard not to be spoiled or a jerk about this stuff. I’m making alot of comments today cause I have alot to gripe about at Sony and how they mistreated my PSN Orders when their Servers Rollback my purchases undid themselves and they removed the discounts so I couldn’t afford my orders no more I could only afford Plus for a year. So if anyone deserves to be a “Jerk” here it’s ME! But I will not lower myself to Sony’s level of Indecency and cruelity. So I’m outta here. I guess Gamefly will appreciate my business, I think I’ll give them a call right now as amatter of fact.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 19th, 4:18 pm

I guess we’ll just have to wait for the REALLIFE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE in order to continue our Journey into the Walking Dead series. They are already trying to Re-animate the Dead so we won’t have to wait much longer.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 19th, 4:20 pm

They should make Sly Cooper the permanent Logo/Mascot of Sony Playstation 3 cause Sony are Thieves.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 20th, 2:41 am

Well i’m just upset this is begining to be a New Paradigm giving us shorter end of the stick since Plus has done absolutely nothing to correct the problem so far with EU getting better updates in their Store, Selection and Way Better Plus offers it looks like we should all just delete our American Accounts get a fony EU account and a UK PSN card from Ebay. -_- I don’t know if it will work but it’s worth a shot. 5/10 more like 3/10 yall. I’m very Disappointed in Sony.

The_Wheelman_IV said:

August 20th, 2:45 am

Don’t mind me I’m just an Attention Whore…lol but still Plus you guys can do better and can you redo yalls forums so we have time to correct typographical errors or remove a comment we wanted to reform or just change for whatever reason. I’ve seen sites do that before give you 10 mins to correct your mistakes or post, Why don’t yall offer such wonderful features for yalls forums…That would be a splendid idea.

Zoidzerg said:

August 21st, 7:56 am

Been a while since this announcement but I just wanted to pop in quickly and say that I finished episode 1 of Walking Dead. I am very impressed with the game and wanted to thank plus for making it free. I am kind of a cheapskate and was probably not going to give that game a try otherwise. Really enjoyed it! Thanks again!

ZermenoBoy said:

August 25th, 3:14 pm

That Meryl guy

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