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PlayStation Plus Update: RE5 Gold Edition Free for Plus, Portal 2 Discounted, More

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

Oh hey, November. Almost didn’t see you there with all of your fall colors, national holidays, and general autumn revelry. While the temperature may be dropping, Plus is getting ready to deliver some great content. We’re happy to kick off this month with Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, free for PlayStation Plus members! There’s more to discuss of course, so read on to get info on all the goods.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

November 6th PlayStation Plus Update

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

Free for Plus Members

This version of the original acclaimed Resident Evil 5 expands on the action-packed gameplay by including 2 extra episodes, one of which features Chris Redfield with series veteran Jill Valentine, along with extra costumes, content, and more. Of course it comes with the complete Resident Evil 5 story; playable solo, or via local or online co-op. If you haven’t tried one of the best Resident Evil titles this generation, now is your chance.

Portal 2

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $19.99, PS Plus Price: $13.99)

One of 2011’s best titles and on multiple ‘Game of the Year’ lists, Portal 2 is coming to PSN and is coming in at a steal of a price for Plus members. Navigate ground breaking environment-based puzzles based on moving your character through a series of self-generated portals while experiencing the game’s outstanding story. This release also coincides with a patch for the game that enables PlayStation Move support as well!

Portal 2 In Motion

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $6.99)

So you wanted more Portal? PlayStation Move owners get the exclusive slice of cake with Portal 2 In Motion. The new addition to the series introduces new gameplay mechanics; including scaling and rotation of objects as well as portal surfing. These new abilities are all required as the player progresses through an increasingly challenging set of test chambers, but require new thinking to solve.

When Vikings Attack (Cross-Buy on PS Vita and PS3)

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $6.99)

Another PlayStation Network exclusive; this dynamic adventure features fast-paced battles pitting up to four co-operative players against the Viking hordes, and maniacally competitive “Versus” arenas where players can test their skills against friends. With online cross-platform play, and a certified Cross-Buy game where buying it on one device entitles you to downloading it on the other; Plus members will be getting the best deal on this one-of-a-kind PlayStation experience.
ABSOLUTE SUPERCARS (Only available in US)

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $7.99)

If you’re looking for an accessible racing game that still beats with the heart of some of the world’s audacious supercars, look no further. From Ferrari, to Pagani, to Aston Martin and McLaren, there’s a car for everyone and a series of stunning tracks to race them on.

It’s a jam-packed lineup this week, and there will be plenty more to come throughout the month. Before we go, let’s take a look back on some of the content we released in October and get your thoughts on what hit you the best.

What was your favorite PlayStation Plus content update from October?

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Check back next week where we’ll have a puzzling new addition to the Plus family. Until then, I’ll see you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 11-5-2012

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GrimlockFan64 said:

November 5th, 10:57 am

Aw, I already own RE5 Gold… Fun game at least and I still got it as a PS+ Discount last year! Well, there’s always next week. That portal 2 discount is intriguing though…

saab01 said:

November 5th, 10:57 am

Disappointed to see RE5 Gold given to us. I still think it would be nice to have a poll each month on the game we would like to receive the following month. This way we can get the most requested game by the Plus Community. Hopefully the other games this month are games of interest.

PlatinumAura said:

November 5th, 10:58 am

Cool now I have every RE game on ps3!!! And finally those whiny kids can shut up. Hopefully more PS awesomeness awaits as nothing really doing it for me atm. But Portal 2 looks cool especially for that price point!

NewSolace said:

November 5th, 10:58 am

Morgan, I don’t mean this in a sarcastic way at all, I’m literally just curious. What was the logic behind not releasing any free games the 2 weeks before Halloween, and then releasing a perfect game for Halloween the week after it’s all over? Was there some kind of licensing problem, or what?

hrcrowley said:

November 5th, 10:59 am

FANTASTIC! Will DEFINATELY be snagging RE5:Gold and the Portal 2 DLC, and possibly the full digital copy (even though I own the Blu Ray) for that shockingly low, low Plus price (seriously you guys knocked this one right out the park!!!) just t have it nestled comforatbly on my hard drive. Thanks Sony for all that y’all do!

blaxarbush said:

November 5th, 10:59 am

. Im in the US and it still says the Trial is the only thing thats free. not the game?


November 5th, 11:00 am

Very nice! RE5 Gold Ed for free! If you guys can keep a steady stream of free AAA full PS3 games mixed in with PSN titles and discounted games and DLC it makes for a much stronger overall package. I realize there are numerous factors involved with arranging this with 3rd parties (licensing, region restrictions, exclusivity deals with other consoles etc) so at least one per month would be acceptable for me.

Been tempted to pickup Portal 2 at the bargain bin in Walmart for $19.99, but just haven’t. For $13.99 on Plus? Sold.

Now Bring on the Plus info for Vita please.

glassmusic said:

November 5th, 11:05 am

I’m not at all complaining about this, but it seems like the only games that are ever free anymore are games I already own. Have you guys been going through my stuff when I’m not home? Hahaha ;)

KingBlade82 said:

November 5th, 11:11 am

RE5 love the game and i cant believe u people say its racist? i didnt feel like it was only racist people would assume that too bad i already platinumed and own original but the dlcs might be fun for me to play it again the first game i played on my ps3 :) brings back good memories

-prays for another full quality mainstream game-

Chrrrriiiiisssss!!! lol

kpac511 said:

November 5th, 11:15 am

1. If anyone HASN’T played Portal 2, $13.99 is a ridiculous value, so get on that.
2. If anyone ISN’T a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you are bad at life.

Most of the retail games that have become freebies on PS+ are games I already owned, but I still love being able to just download them. A lot of times I’ll want to go back to a game like infamous 2, but I’m playing something else at the same time, too. Less disc-swapping means I can stay on my couch or bed and keep playing. Thank you for enabling my laziness, PS+! =)

Cpt_Ramz said:

November 5th, 11:15 am

Ill give credit where credit is due. Good update, even if it’s LONG over due.
I’ll continue by saying I hope this is the start of a sequence of good updates.

Also I won’t be voting in this weeks poll because I have NO favorites from last month. October for PS+ actually left a bad taste in my mouth…so to speak.

I am hoping for some new on PS+ for Vita very soon because I would love to use the cloud save for my Vita games. Assassins Creed for Vita is filled with horrible bugs that has caused me to have to restart multiple times from the beginning and I can’t help but think if I had some cloud saves I wouldn’t feel the way I feel about this horrible game at the moment. http://youtu.be/54ZEKT09M9E

Thank you

bamahollis88 said:

November 5th, 11:15 am


Blaxarbrush, the game won’t be free until the psn store updates, so you have to wait until tomorrow. You can download the 1 hour trial and play that, then tomorrow when plus members get it you can just download the unlock part so you already have it predownload.

megacarlos said:

November 5th, 11:17 am

I usually dont complain but re5 that thing is so old how about putting more recent games

ALEX87PS said:

November 5th, 11:20 am

thank you for giving us Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition for free!!

much appreciated :)

EnigmaticAxioms said:

November 5th, 11:21 am

Very nice rebound to open the month after a lackluster October update. Keep up the good work.

elieFozi said:

November 5th, 11:23 am

No no and no , i wasn’t expect RE5 to be free on US store , i allready own it from the EU store a month ago .

Please dont tell me its the only free game on november .

KingBlade82 said:

November 5th, 11:24 am

i voted halloween sale discounts but also the dollar games they r instant buys for me atleast :P

blaxarbush said:

November 5th, 11:25 am

Thanks bamahollis88, I always get confused thinking my internet or ps3 is messing up.

galenzo92 said:

November 5th, 11:31 am


Same thing, thanks bamahollis88, I was freaking out already, haha.

Great update guys, haven’t played a RE game in years, I will totally give it a go

KrisButtar said:

November 5th, 11:34 am

i didnt vote as those choices did not interest me. but what i liked best about october would be the double dragon neon or the 40% off one piece of even the WWE13 50% fan axxes sale

liledawg said:

November 5th, 11:37 am

Just a little something about the poll

Day 1 Digital Discounts (Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Dishonored, Doom 3, NBA2K12)

Maybe im wrong but wasn’t it NBA2K13? It says NBA 2K12, but gtreat PS Plus update as always looking forward to the rest of the month and what ps plus will bring for the vita, keep up the good work.

TheMART said:

November 5th, 11:42 am

Dayum can’t wait for the update on PS+ for PSVita!

Even though I have PS+ Europe which will probably not get the news on the blog today, but tomorrow, yet it is exciting what mix of free content Sony is going to put on PS+ for PSVita!

Update it already will ya!!!!

BuriedSorrow said:

November 5th, 11:43 am

WHEW! I’m glad I waited to see what the new game would be before I got Plus back. Just another game I already played and got most of the achievements for on Xbox. Thanks, but no thanks.

Koalariachi said:

November 5th, 11:44 am

Why dont have downloads movies for mexico?

Heatseeker125 said:

November 5th, 11:46 am

Thank you for finally listening and adding another PS3 retail game to PS Plus. I already have Resident Evil 5 but this just means more people to play with online with so many people now getting the game with their subscription. Still way behind SCEE but this is progress. Also notice that this PS Plus post has over 4.3 out of 5 votes. Clearly, more PS3 retail games are the way to go.

Bcrazyman said:

November 5th, 11:48 am

yes finally the one game that was coming to ps+
hey morgon ? any word on what we are getting this week for vita? ps+
also what else are getting this month on ps+! need to know thanks!

BlueMarvel100 said:

November 5th, 11:49 am

Where are the PS+ perks for PS Vita !

Street_Killaz said:

November 5th, 11:50 am

RE5 and Portal 2…awsome update!

StrykerINF_1_23 said:

November 5th, 11:54 am

@47 Actually you are the racist one. Its Africa. Were you expecting Irish people?? Go cry about to Al Sharpton please. You don’t have to play the game. Anyways, I called it! I remember saying the game was coming but everyone kept telling me I was wrong. Of course there are always going to those people who are never satisfied and say that this game sucks and that they already have it. But then if it hadn’t been made available, they would be asking for it. I swear man some gamers just complain about everything instead of just playing for fun like in the old days before blogs and comments.

Please give us a clue or a teaser on what is coming to the Vita. Even if its a hard clue, just give us something to look forward to Morgan!

NoGodsOnlyMan said:

November 5th, 11:55 am

Morgan, re5 gold edition also supports move controls and is awesome. I sold my copy a long time ago, now I get it back at noextra charge. Plus is awesome, I will have it as long as I own ps platforms

emilyUSA said:

November 5th, 11:57 am

RE5 gold edition !! , if i am customer or client probably i will have this game SECA ?!
in oct King of Fighters XIII was good game for plus , the only solution is to invest japanese games to PLUS Service , ماعندكم سالفه

MarkakaJin said:

November 5th, 11:58 am

But Morgan, I have RE5 Gold Edition back when it was discounted for PS+ subscribers!

vinardus said:

November 5th, 11:59 am

My favorite one was the last october update, the discount on One Piece. October was the worst plus month I ever had since I signed up in june 2011. Pretty weak start for november with RE5. But maybe the trolls that keep repeating that EU got it will quiet down now.

firebert42 said:

November 5th, 11:59 am

Awesome update! I have been missing Resident Evil and have played on various platforms. I’m considering getting a Vita based on the quality of the Plus content for PS3!


November 5th, 12:01 pm

very cool. i would have thought re 5 would be a October game for plus.

lajaro said:

November 5th, 12:05 pm

Hi, Morgan

I suspect you (and your Social Media colleagues) either don’t have the info, or aren’t at liberty to comment, but the lack of attention Sony is giving the Vita is discouraging.

A little transparency re PS+ (as numerous others have requested) is a perfect example of what people want and aren’t getting. Those of us who continue to blow the trumpet for the Vita and go up against the nay-sayer trolls on these forums can only do so much as individual consumers. There have been other disappointments on the Vita front (botched / postponed releases) which also contribute to the frustrations.

We had a great few weeks of good titles and would be sad to see the momentum slip, especially with two major shopping holidays approaching. As such, it would be really nice for Sony to continue moving forward and empower you and other social media experts who maintain these forums to keep the hype up. Otherwise, I fear for the future of this fantastic platform.

A hopeful customer.

StrykerINF_1_23 said:

November 5th, 12:05 pm

But, but I already have RE5. Wahhh! Thats cool if you do guys but remember, were not you. I didn’t really care for RE5 after the demo and watching videos of it, but I’m not going to complain and ask for a game from my personal games wishlist because I know the world doesn’t revolve around me.

Seriously people, just don’t buy anymore games ever for your PS3. That way there won’t be a chance of a game you already bought appearing on Plus, thus eliminating your frustration. Just depend on Plus for all your gaming needs and miss out on all the other great games out there!

shadwayne said:

November 5th, 12:08 pm

i hope vita would be getting good games or good apps for free:)

DonkeyKongKilla said:

November 5th, 12:10 pm

Morgan THANK GOD for this update, i been waiting and waiting and waiting checking 3 to 4 times a day for this. im not use to how plus is yet but i know its once a week on tuesday for store update. RE5 isnt my cup of tea but ill try it out sounds like fun

XpAcErX said:

November 5th, 12:14 pm

I read some posts about the vita ps+ stuff coming later does that mean later today or next week?

purse317 said:

November 5th, 12:24 pm

A lot of the free games I already own or previously owned 85% to be exact. RE% really isn’t doing it for me why not give us Crysis 2 like EU gets. The sales are great but not frequent enough and doen’t cover enough games. If more sales for plus members where out their I’d spend more money.

Oh and for crying out loud fix the store good design but it has major issues.

albertoargento said:

November 5th, 12:27 pm

only this???

Armored_Oso66 said:

November 5th, 12:36 pm

unfortunately nothing worthwhile for this week of Plus (for me anyway) since i already own RE5 and all the DLC associated with it but no harm no foul

i will just have to wait until the next update

Nick930930 said:

November 5th, 12:36 pm

Resident Evil 5? That complete trash?! I’ll pass…

How about we get some Playstation games! Like Twisted Metal! Motorstorm Apocalypse! PS1 Classics! Like seriously… you keep releasing freebies that I already own on steam. Payday is a computer game! It’s terrible on the console (valve doesn’t give two craps about consoles). Resident Evil 5? Best of the series?!?! It’s only better than 6 because 6 recently took the award for worst game in history!

Here’s hoping next week will be Twisted Metal.

Nick930930 said:

November 5th, 12:37 pm

also no Crysis 2 please… that’s also a PC game…..i don’t want low res versions of PC games…

Salenth said:

November 5th, 12:40 pm

Fantastic update. Is there any word on what games will be Day One Downloads this month? I have two that I’m really wanting to get but if I can get them digitally then I won’t bother reserving a disc copy.

Strathmore said:

November 5th, 12:42 pm



No, not a rip-off at all!! Who would even suggest such a thing??

robdawg1001 said:

November 5th, 12:42 pm

lame i bought re5 day one and all the content day one now you say i can get it for free lol for those who dont own re5 i highly recomend getting this title very awesome game!

luvtoseek said:

November 5th, 12:42 pm

Portal DLC & Viking’s Attack discounts + the releases of All Stars & Persona = Greatest November of Mankind


PayneKiller1509 said:

November 5th, 12:46 pm

What’s a PS+ update without a bunch of complainers with threats..
Even if I have the game already, I’m happy! Now I can pay this with friends I’ve convinced to get plus but didn’t get these games in the past.
I had RE5, but didn’t have Gold edition and didn’t feel like buying the update. So now at least I get it free. Hope I don’t have to download every single thing tho and just need to get the addons.

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